MIFD is a legal municipality under the laws of the State of Connecticut. It encompasses all of the Island lying south of the gatehouse and an area just outside the gatehouse extending to the west, and north of Schoolhouse Road, as indicated on the included map. It is a part of the Town of Stonington.
MIFD levies property taxes on real estate, motor vehicles and trailers to cover costs for the following: fire protection, maintenance of roads and rights of way (which MIFD is obligated to maintain under contract with MIPOA), trash collection, maintenance of the Ice Pond, security and traffic control, flood or erosion control system, and maintenance of recreation areas. Committees appointed by the MIFD Board of Directors administer budgets and contracts for these purposes. MIFD owns the park area located near the north end of the Ice Pond.
All taxpayers owning property with an assessed value of $1,000 or more, as well as electors of the Town of Stonington residing in the District, are eligible to vote at annual and special meetings.
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