Last year, after Hurricane Sandy, the town celebrated Halloween with a trunk or treat. It was so much fun, the town wants to do it again (the trunk or treat, not the hurricane). Oct. 31st from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
This year the town would like to do it on the Madison town green, McPherson said. He said permission is being sought from the First Congregational Church, which owns the town green.
"Last year it was like a Halloween block party for a couple of hours," he said. "This year, instead of blocking off the downtown, we want to do it on the town green."
Selectman Diane Stadterman suggesting asking a local boy scout troop for help withe "traffic control" because there are so many people in Madison who don't back up properly.
"The vast majority of the public does not back up properly," she said.
Selectman Joe MacDougald said he wasn't sure it was a wise idea to put boy scouts in back of cars driven by people who don't back up properly.
Stadterman said even so, some sort of traffic control might be a wise idea.
"I do apologize to people who do back up properly, but there are many people who don't," she said.
The board voted in favor in holding the trunk or treat on the town green on Oct. 31st from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event will run until 6 p.m., but the town green is being requested until 8 p.m. so people have plenty of time to leave, McPherson said.
"Let's just hope this year we are not doing it for the same reason," MacDougald said.