Island Avenue Future Use Committee (Ad Hoc)

Charge 

  • The Committee shall consider and recommend possible uses for and/or disposition of the Island Avenue School Building and associated land. Such use may include municipal use, sale, or lease of all or portion of the building or land, but exclude use as a public school in the Madison Public School District. The Committee should consider the financial impact to the Town including the potential costs, revenue opportunities, and overall economic benefits to the Town as part of its recommended possible uses.  
  •  As part of its deliberations, the Committee should consider the following: 
    • Hold public workshops/input sessions to evaluate public opinion, develop feasible options, and determine the financial impact to the public 
    • Conduct a public opinion poll to gauge community preferences 
    • Consult with appropriate town employees, boards and commissions, governmental agencies, and outside consultants to assist in developing recommendations 
    • Co-ordinate with any town strategic planning and/or facility planning initiatives 
    • Request the Board of Selectmen to solicit RFP’s for possible development of building and/or land, if determined to be appropriate

Committee Meetings

  • The Committee shall meet as required to fulfill their charge. Meetings will be noticed and include time for public comment as a standing agenda item. 

Committee Composition 

  • The committee shall consist of seven members (a quorum will consist of four members) as determined by the Board of Selectmen. 

Committee Timeline 

  • The committee shall provide a preliminary report to the Board of Selectmen by March 15, 2019 and a final recommendation to the Board of Selectmen by the first Board of Selectmen meeting in June 2020.