The Madison Democratic Town Committee will be holding an abbreviated monthly meeting on Monday, December 11 at 7:00 p.m. followed by a holiday party at a venue to be announced. If you would like to attend and receive more information, please email your request to MDTC@madisondemocrats.org.
A Vigil for Victims of Gun Violence is being planned for Sunday, December 17 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on the Madison Town Green to commemorate the 5th anniversary of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School and to call for an end to gun violence. Gather with the people of Madison and others from our shoreline communities as we come together to show support for victim’s families and friends who have suffered tragic losses due to gun violence. The vigil is being sponsored by faith communities and local organizations on the Shoreline.
Madison citizens are invited learn about the risks of toxic, radioactive fracking wastes. Over 200 residents are asking Madison officials to pass a local ordinance banning this waste. If passed, Madison will become the 35th CT municipality to enact a local ordinance, protecting property values, waterways, land and public health.
According to CT Food & Water Watch, billions of gallons of liquid waste and over a million tons of solid wastes are being produced by fracking in Pennsylvania and shipped to nearby states. Chemicals, natural toxins and radioactive radium in oil & gas drilling waste are known to cause cancers, nervous system & organ damage, birth defects & many other health problems. The State of Connecticut currently has a temporary moratorium, but it is filled with loopholes. State law also mandates the CT Department of Energy & Environmental Protection to submit regulations for review by next summer, July 1, 2018.
Madison residents filled the room at the December 18th Board of Selectmen meeting, where a shortened presentation was given by Jen Siskind, Local Coordinator for Food & Water Watch. Regulations in other states have not stopped accidents, spills and leaks from contaminating soil, waterways, aquifers and drinking water. The language proposed for Madison’s ordinance was written by the legal counsel for Riverkeeper, founded by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. A more detailed explanation will be given at the library than time allowed at the Board of Selectmen’s meeting. This event is free and open to the public.
The regular monthly meeting of the Madison Democratic Town Committee will be held on Monday, January 8 at 7:00 pm in the Madison Police Department Community Room, 9 Campus Drive. We will be hearing from potential candidates for State office. A complete agenda will be available as we get closer to the meeting date. Plan to attend!
SAVE THE DATE – Democratic Town Committee Caucus Being Held On Thursday, January 11th to Elect Members in 2018 for a 2 Year Term
Madison Democrats will be holding a caucus to elect or re-elect 30 full voting members and 10 associate members to the Madison Democratic Town Committee. This election happens every two years. We elect our Town Committee through a town-wide Democratic Caucus that will be noticed in the paper and on our website. All registered Democrats in Madison are welcome to attend and vote for Town Committee members.
The Nominations Committee will be proposing a slate of candidates for full and associate membership at the caucus, and nominations can be made from the floor. If you are interested in serving on the Madison Democratic Town Committee, please contact Nominations Chair, Amanda Mitchell, or current MDTC Chair, Peggy Lyons. MDTC members are expected to attend monthly meetings on a regular basis so we can conduct business, and actively work on campaigns and other Town Committee activities.
Save the date: Saturday, January 12, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.! The MDTC will be holding a fundraiser for Congressman Joe Courtney as he prepares to run for re-election in 2018. Individuals interested in being on the Host Committee for this event should contact Peggy Lyons or Jim Ball. The Host Committee will donate the beverages and some food. We are asking MDTC members to attend, and possibly bring a dish. More details to follow.
State Senator Ted Kennedy, Jr. and State Representative Noreen Kokoruda will be attending Madison’s Board of Selectmen meeting on Monday, January 22 at 7:00 p.m. in Room A at Madison Town Campus. They come to address the topic of a fracked waste ban in Madison at the invitation of the Madison Board of Selectmen. This is a very important meeting for Madison residents to signal their positions on this issue to our Selectman and to our State legislators.
Connecticut Shoreline Indivisible (CTSI) will be holding its monthly meeting at the First Congregational Church on the green in Guilford on Saturday, January 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
This meeting will feature a dialogue with Q & A with Gubernatorial Candidate Dan Drew and Lt. Gubernatorial Candidate Liz Linehan.
The Madison Democratic Town Committee will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, February 7th at 7:30 pm in the Police Community Room. The business of this meeting is to fill the recent vacancy on the Board of Education and to fill a number of other vacancies that Democrats hold on Madison’s boards and commissions.
We encourage all concerned citizens to attend! This will be the first of two workshops being held at Polson Middle School as potential developers present their proposals to the Board of Selectmen and to the public. Developers will have 30 minutes to present and 30 minutes for a Question & Answer session. The intent of the workshops is to allow an opportunity for both the Board of Selectmen and the public to ask questions of the developers. The workshops will be recorded and available for future viewing on Madison Public Television.
- 7:00 PM – RAL Development Services
- 8:00 PM – Greylock Property Group
Copies of the written proposals can be found on the Madison Town website. Hard copies of the proposals are available in the Office of the First Selectman and at the Scranton Memorial Library.
Come be part of the conversation and the decision-making process!