RECENT VANDALISM DOWNTOWN LEADS TO ARREST OF MADISON RESIDENT
Madison, NJ – November 19, 2018 – On the morning of November 18, 2018 at 2:02 a.m., Madison Police Detectives Ken Shannon and Adam Riley arrested Jesse J. Kimball, 48 of Madison, NJ. During the evening of November 17th and the morning of November 18th, Madison Police were notified of vandalism throughout the borough, including several buildings on Waverly Place and Main Street, various signs on Main Street, and several locations within New Jersey Transit train station property on Kings Road. The spray paint vandalism depicted racial slurs that were targeted at a veteran Madison Police Officer.
Through the investigation, it was determined that Kimball was responsible for the vandalism. Within 12 hours of the initial report, Kimball was later located at a Main Street location, where he was arrested by Madison Police Officers and charged with 4th degree criminal mischief and harassment. Subsequently, Kimball was charged by NJ Transit Police with 4th degree criminal mischief. Kimball was later released pending a court appearance in Morris County Superior Court.
Upon initial report of the vandalism, the Madison Department of Public Works on call crew was called in to cover up the depicted racial slurs. The damage has been totaled in the amount of several thousands of dollars.
“These unfortunate set of events resulted in an outpouring of support from our residents and friends in Madison towards our Police Department and officers. The swift reporting by witnesses and thorough police work of our Madison officers helped bring the incident to a close, but I would not expect anything else from all involved,” said Darren Dachisen, Madison Police Chief.
“I appreciate the quick work of the Madison Police Department and Department of Public Works, to ensure that this incident was addressed and corrected as quickly as possible. I echo the statement from Chief Dachisen, and want to emphasize that this type of behavior is not accepted in Madison or anywhere for that matter,” said Mayor Robert H. Conley.
No further information is available at this time, and no further comments will be made on this case. The suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
MADISON VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE CORPS TO OFFER FREE CPR CERTIFICATION COURSE TO ALL MADISON RECREATION VOLUNTEERS
Madison, NJ – November 6, 2018 – The Borough of Madison Recreation Department has installed three Automated External Defibrillator (AED) call-box stations and 10 AED cabinets’ at select playing fields and parks throughout the borough.
An AED is a portable device that has the capability to check a hearts rhythm, and, if needed, administer an electric shock during cardiac arrest to the heart in hopes of restoring a normal rhythm. If an AED is used in the first few minutes of cardiac arrest, the victim’s chance of survival is three times more likely. The three AED call-box stands have the capability that when removed, they automatically broadcast a message over the police radio channel to allow for an expedited response by the Madison Police Department and the Madison Volunteer Ambulance Corps (MVAC). The 10 AED cabinets are supplied with an AED, that when opened sets off an alarm.
“The installation of the AEDs throughout Madison allow us to be prepared when an emergency situation arises,” said Robert H. Conley, Mayor. “The accessibility throughout Madison will make it possible for Madison Recreation volunteers who are trained in proper use of an AED to provide rapid defibrillation until medics arrive, in the event that it’s needed by a player, coach or spectator,” said Conley.
Beginning on November 10th, the Madison Volunteer Ambulance Corps, in conjunction with the Borough of Madison, will be offering free CPR certification courses to all Madison Recreation volunteers. Classes will be held on two Sundays per month at the Ambulance Corps Building, 29 Prospect Street. Each class will be instructed by one of the MVAC’s certified trainers. Classes will begin at 9:00 a.m. and last approximately four hours. Each class has a limit of 10 participants. After successfully completing the course, participants will receive a 2-year Basic Life Support certificate. To sign up, please visit www.bit.ly/madisonaed
“We feel the presence of these AEDs at our athletic fields, along with the corresponding training program, will go a long way toward enhancing the safety of our players and spectators alike,” said Zach Ellis, Director of Recreation. “We would also like to extend our thanks to the leadership of the Madison Volunteer Ambulance Corps and specifically Paul Rogers and Kevin DeBiasse for providing a flexible course schedule for our coaches and volunteers,” said Ellis.
The three AED call-boxes are located at the Madison Recreation Complex, Dodge Field Playground and Dodge Field Baseball Field. The 10 AED cabinets are located at Bayley Ellard Field, Memorial Field (Rosedale Soccer Field), Memorial Field Ice Rink, Summerhill Park, Niles Park, Lucy D. Anthony Complex, Rosedale Baseball Complex, Madison High School and Madison Junior School.
Residents are reminded that the use of AEDs are intended for life saving use only. In the event that an AED is used, please call 911 immediately.
A PDF of the release can be found here.
Madison, NJ – August 31, 2018 – The Borough of Madison would like to thank all residents for the continued patience, understanding and cooperation as we continue to work diligently to upgrade required infrastructure throughout the borough. As we enter the beginning of the school year, we wanted to take this time to update you on three projects that have an impact on travel throughout the borough.
The only road closures we expect through Friday, September 7th with a potential impact to the school and traffic, is the closure and detours at the intersection of Greenwood Avenue, Fairview Avenue and Rosedale Avenue. Madison Police Department will ensure that detours are in place for an easy flow of traffic. PSE&G has finished up with the required gas main improvements between Main Street and Fairview Avenue. In the next few weeks, the borough will have our contractor, Midwest, complete a few minor curb and sidewalk repairs near Greenwood and Fairview, as well as lay down soil and seed in affected areas. The complete mill and paving of Greenwood is scheduled to take place at the end of September.
We only expect minor intermittent road closures between Main Street and Cook Avenue through Friday, September 7th. Small areas of sidewalks will be repaired. The work that will be done by Morris County, includes handicap ramps at the sidewalks, catch basins and a complete mill and overlay and is out of our jurisdiction. When more information becomes available we’ll ensure that it gets relayed to borough residents via Rosenet, NotifyMe® and our social media channels.
Cook Avenue & Community Place:
The entire length of Cook Avenue and Community Place will be closed to through traffic. Cook parking lot will be accessible. Beginning next week and lasting approximately three weeks, PSE&G will be working on Cook Avenue, from Central Avenue to Ridgedale Avenue and Community Place, from Park Avenue to the end to replace the gas main infrastructure. The Cook Avenue parking lot will remain OPEN and accessible throughout the duration of the project. For continued safety, the Madison Police Department will be assisting vehicles in and out of the lot during construction hours.
Please note that the potential end-dates, schedule and closures are all tentative and subject to changes due to weather. For the latest updates on road improvement projects, please visit: bit.ly/madisonriu. The next update will be available on Friday, September 7th.
A PDF of the release can be found here.
MADISON AND JCP&L CONVERSATION ENDS WITH PLANS FOR EASIER DISPATCHING DURING ELECTRICAL OUTAGES
Madison, NJ – May 9, 2018 – Mayor Conley and Borough Staff met with JCP&L officials last week to establish a process for dispatching Madison Electrical Department personnel during significant electrical outages to assist in restoring power to neighboring towns.
Madison Electric Department is a ‘home town’ electrical department that for more than 100 years has been providing the Borough with reliable and safe electrical services. Madison Electric Department will first and foremost address any/all electrical outages within the Borough. When these outages are addressed, Madison Electric Department will help restore power in bordering neighbors (Chatham Borough, Chatham Township, Morris Township and Florham Park).
The Madison Electric Department, along with JCP&L will participate in annual training exercises that will allow Borough staff to be immediately dispatched by JCP&L in a time of need. This will allow for quicker dispatching than previously encountered.
“The ‘home town’ utility service that the Madison Electric Department provides all of its customers is something that we’re proud of here in Madison,” said Robert H. Conley, Mayor. “With this established process between the Borough and JCP&L, we’re able to utilize our Electric Department personnel when they’ve finished getting Madison back up and running, to help assist our neighboring towns get power restored, a shared service that I’m proud has been created so we can assist our neighbors during times of need.”
Madison’s Electric Department is prepared for and willing to meet any challenge to insure that customers have and will continue to have the finest electric service in the state of New Jersey. Their top priority is a commitment to their valued customers. Safety, service and reliability is what Madison Electric Department endeavors to provide. Visit www.rosenet.org for more information.
A PDF of the release can be found here.
On May 4, 2018, Governor Murphy signed Senate Bill 1893 which authorizes municipalities, counties, and school districts to establish one or more charitable trust funds, each for specific public purposes, and permits certain donations to those charitable funds to be credited toward the donor’s property tax obligation.
The entire message from Mayor Conley can be found here.