News to Know, Madison: August Taxes Due, Concerts, and Top Info

MADISON, CT — As usual, Madison First Selectwoman Peggy Lyons shares a weekly community update. This week, in addition to sharing her gratitude to everyone involved in a spectacular 4th of July weekend filled with jaw-dropping music, parades and fireworks, she reminded people of some news snippets.

Starting with the fun stuff, Summer concerts are booming.

On Saturday at 5 p.m., Madison Beach & Recreation will play its second concert at Salt Meadow Park, hosting Savile Row. For more information on Salt Meadow Concert Series dates and lineup, please visit the Salt Meadow Park website.

Beach & Recreation will also host the Coyote River Band on Sunday at 6 p.m. for their weekly summer concert series on the Town Green. Please visit the website at for more detailed information on the series.

Some may apply now for the ARPA grant program

Earlier this year, the Board of Selectmen established a public committee comprised of volunteers and representatives from the Selectmen, Board of Finance, and Board of Education to disburse funds granted to the city through the America Rescue Plan Act. of 2021 (known as ARPA). This committee is currently accepting applications from Madison-based small businesses, nonprofits, and city departments to assist in their recovery efforts from the COVID-19 public health emergency. Examples of local organizations that have received ARPA funding include the American Legion, Madison Ambulance Association, Madison Cultural Arts, Madison Hose, and North Madison Fire. Please visit the ARPA Committee website for more information about the committee and the grant award process.

What you need to know about the August primary

The city reminds voters that the Republican and Democratic primaries will be held on August 9, 2022. Mail-in ballot applications are now available for download from the Clerk’s website. Applications can be returned to the drop box located outside City Hall, near the entrance facing the City Gymnasium. Mail-in ballots will be available from July 19 at the Clerk’s Office.

You must be a registered Republican or Democrat to vote in your respective primary. Check your party affiliation and voter status on the Secretary of State’s website. Polling stations will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on August 9. More information on the primary, mail-in ballots and voting locations can be found on the City Clerk’s site

And finally, it’s tax time

The Big List 2021 tax bills were sent to Madison taxpayers in late June. The first tax installment was due July 1, 2022 and the last day to pay without penalty is August 1, 2022. Tax accounts are also viewable and payable online. The tax office is now accepting payments in person, by mail, and through the collector’s drop box outside the city campus.

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