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Posted on: September 15, 2023

First Selectwoman's Community Update

First Selectwoman's community update

As we enter a weekend filled with lots of outdoor activities, please be aware that Hurricane Lee is expected to remain far off the coast of Connecticut but may result in some strong winds, moderate rain and minor coastal flooding. Please plan accordingly.

Last Summer Concert Event

Please join us tonight, Friday, September 15th at Salt Meadow Park for a free concert featuring Free Play. Concert begins at 5 p.m. This will be the last summer concert at Salt Meadow Park. 

Annual Madison Invitational Soccer Tournament

This Saturday, September 16th and Sunday, September 17th, Madison Youth Soccer Club is hosting their annual Madison Invitational Soccer Tournament (MIST).  This year's competition will take place at Salt Meadow Park and Daniel Hand High School.  Please use caution when entering these facilities as they are expecting 100 teams throughout the weekend resulting in increased traffic activity.  Best of luck to all of the athletes!

Antiques, Crafts and Art Expo

The Madison Chamber of Commerce will hold their last outdoor show of the year on Saturday, September 16th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the Madison town green. The expo will feature antiques, crafts & art vendors. Admission is $5.00. For more information visit the Madison Chamber of Commerce website

Public Hearing 

The town will conduct a Public Hearing on Monday, September 18, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. in Room A at Madison Town Campus, 8 Campus Drive and via Zoom for the purpose of Tree Removal on Railroad Avenue Parking Lot. Please visit the town website for Zoom information. 

Town Clerk Office Closings

The Town Clerk's office will be closed for educational training on Thursday, Sept. 21st.  Additionally, the office will be closed from 8:30 to 10:30 on Wednesday, Sept. 27th.  Please utilize the dropbox located outside of the double door entrance (facing Police Station). Land Records and Maps are located online at seachIQS.com

Transmission Right of Way Reliability Program (TRRP) Updated Policy

Eversource has announced some important modifications to its tree removal policy relating to the Transmission Right of Way Reliability Program (TRRP). If you are a resident impacted by TRRP, please refer to the revised policy highlighted in the updated TRRP presentation. Eversource will be reaching out directly to impacted homeowners in the coming days to inform them of the updated policy.

Bauer Park Harvest Festival

This October the Town is excited to welcome again a great fall tradition - the Bauer Park Harvest Festival, which is being held on Saturday, October 14th from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at Bauer Park on Copse Road at the intersection with Hunter's Trail. This is a free, family friendly old-fashioned country fair at Madison's Historic Farm Bauer Park and includes hay and pony rides, children's crafts, apple tasting and cider press, pumpkin painting, a hay maze, live music, scarecrow making, and more.

Rockland Preserve Native Pollinator Habitat Planting Fest 2023

The Rockland Preserve Advisory Committee is looking for volunteers to help plant shrubs and perennials for its native pollinator habitat at Rockland Preserve on Saturday, October 7th, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. (rain date Oct 8) and Saturday, October 28th, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. (rain date Oct 29). Please meet at Renee’s Way Trailhead, 99 Renee’s Way. For questions and to RSVP email Jean at jroch9998@yahoo.com. All ages welcome!

CT Energy Assistance Program Applications

The Madison Senior Services is currently taking applications for the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program for Madison residents age 65 and over. Please contact the Senior Center at 203-245-5627 to check for eligibility. Adults and families can contact Madison Youth and Family Services for eligibility assistance at 203-245-5645. 

Absentee Ballot Applications Available 

The Town Clerk would like to remind residents that the 2023 Municipal Elections are scheduled for Tuesday, November 7th.  Although Absentee Ballots are not available until October 6th, you can obtain an Absentee Ballot Application now in the Town Clerk’s office or from the website. The Town Clerk’s drop box is now open to receive applications. More information on the election, absentee ballots and voting locations is available at www.madisonct.org/vote

Town of Madison App 

Download the MadisonCT mobile app to make it easier to access public services and find information about town events at your fingertips.  Pop-up notifications can be customized to fit your interests as well as request notifications of Town calendar events, see agendas of boards and commissions, get job postings, as well as other important alerts.  Please visit our website for more information or visit the Apple App Store or Google Play Store to download it. 

In addition to the Town app, we continue to encourage all residents to subscribe to the Town’s Madison Alerts system. Madison Alerts provides important information via text and email regarding storms and other issues of significant public interest, as well as the delivery of the First Selectwoman’s bi-weekly community update. To sign-up for Madison Alerts, please visit www.madisonct.org/MadisonAlerts

And lastly, wishing those who celebrate a very Happy Rosh Hashanah and a sweet new year.

Have a great weekend Madison!

Peggy Lyons
First Selectwoman


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