$500,000 Special Appropriation Subject Of Town Meeting; Also, Zone Boundary Change To Downtown District Under Consideration

Special appropriation for West Wharf and East Wharf repairs subject of special town meeting Thursday; Petition for creation of a new Zone Boundary downtown subject of public hearing Thursday.


A Special Town Meeting will be held on Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 3 p.m. in Meeting Room A –Town Campus for the following purpose:

1.  To consider and take action on a resolution to authorize submission of a grant application under the Main Street Investment Fund Program, referenced in Sections 78 and 79 of Public Act 11-1, for the purpose of funding the Madison Center Project and to identify First Selectman Fillmore McPherson as the individual authorized to sign the Main Street Investment Fund application and administer the grant and the project.

2.  To consider and take action on Special Appropriation request of $500,000 from Public Works & Engineering to cover expenses associated with the rehabilitation of East Wharf and West Wharf, both damaged during Tropical Storm Irene.  (pending Board of Finance approval on 9/19/12).

In addition, on Thursday, the Planning & Zoning Commission on Thursday at 8 p.m. in room A at Madison Town Campus will have a public hearing on the following matter:

12-26. 586-588, & 600 Boston Post Road. Map 38, Lots 122, 122-1, & 121. R-2 Zone. Owners: Post Road Ventures, LLC & First Union National Bank; Applicant: Post Road Ventures, LLC. Petition for Regulation Amendment and Zone Boundary Change to create a new "Downtown Transitional" ("DT") District and eliminate the buffer surrounding the new "DT" District, which will create a new Zone Boundary.



Die Hard September 17, 2012 at 02:47 PM
Vote no for the $500,000!!
Janet September 18, 2012 at 03:01 AM
Regarding the Main Street project, I question the wisdom of spending $1MM plus in grant money to move the overhead power lines from one side of main Street to the back side of the stores. To me, there are more important needs for the downtown area, such as creating a left turning lane westbound from Rt 1 onto Samson Rock, and a crosswalk near Cafe Elizabeth for downtown pedestrians. Shouldn't a committee be formed for these decisions?
Audrey Horn September 18, 2012 at 11:06 AM
No committee's needed in Madison for suggestions on what projects should be addressed or not or which ones should have priority. The Town politicians will decide what they intend to do with your tax money and if you don't like it, move out of town. End of story.


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