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As many of you are aware, on the evening of February 13th there was a structure fire on the second floor of an accessory building being renovated by the E. C. Scranton Library. We are so grateful for the quick response of our residents in calling 911, the timely response of all of our first responders, and for the assistance received from surrounding towns. And we are most thankful that no one was injured as a result of the fire.
Please note that registration for many of Beach & Recreation’s youth camps and other summer programming is now open and available online. Please visit Online Registration for programming options and registration.
The Board of Finance will be holding a Budget Public Hearing on Tuesday, February 28th at 7 p.m. in the Hammonasset Room at Town Campus and on Zoom. At this meeting, the First Selectwoman will be presenting its recommended Budget for the 2023-2024 fiscal year. For more information and the zoom link, please visit the Town calendar on the town website.
I am pleased to announce that Madison is partnering with CGI Digital (CGI) to produce a series of educational videos highlighting all we have to offer to residents, visitors and businesses. With a highly visible interface on our website, the Video Tour will allow viewers to learn more about area attractions, quality of life, economic development and so much more.
Recruiting and retaining a skilled workforce is an essential part of our Town’s vitality. This program will provide our business community with digital solutions to streamline your recruitment efforts and strengthen your online presence. In addition, the Video Tour on our website will backlink to CGI which hosts the videos, providing increased exposure for all participants.
We encourage you to consider being a part of this initiative. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities or to request an appointment please email Vice President, Brandon Bartz, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for being a part of what makes Madison a great place to live, learn, work and play.
The Town is continuing to accept applications for a new food scrap co-collection pilot program. This new program offers residents an opportunity to turn their food scraps into energy through a residential co-collection of trash and food scraps by their existing trash hauler. This pilot program is being offered in partnership with the Town of Guilford and will be funded by DEEP’s Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) grant awarded to both Towns through a competitive grant application process.
If you are interested in participating in this important pilot program that will have a positive and significant financial and environmental impact, please apply online by March 1st.
Up to 350 Madison households will be chosen for this one-year pilot program based on potential trash hauler collection route designs. If selected to participate in the program, residents would continue to use their existing trash hauler but separate their food scraps from household trash placing these items in specially designated colored bags in their garbage bin. The bags will then be sorted at the transfer station with the food scrap bags shipping to Quantum BioPower in Southington for conversion into green energy.
The Town recently launched a new Property Improvement Grant Program for Madison businesses that was approved through the Town’s American Rescue Plan Committee. Grants up to $2,500 in reimbursable expenses are available to reimburse a business for minor improvement costs associated with the rehabilitation of a commercial façade, including but not limited to facade repairs, signage, awnings or canopies, exterior lighting, accessible access, and facade landscaping. This grant program is being funded through Madison’s grant award from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).
For complete guidelines and the Property Improvement Grant Application please visit our website.
As the Town looks to improve transportation options for residents, we invite you to participate in a survey to gather information about your perceptions and use of public transportation in our community. Responses will support future planning initiatives to better serve the needs of our residents. Thank you in advance for your participation.
➜ Take the Transportation Survey
Have a great weekend Madison!
Peggy LyonsFirst Selectwoman