Mayor & Council, Madison Police Department - July 14, 2016
Left to Right: Sergeant Craig Perrelli, Patrolman DiRocco and Patrolman Daniel lowering the flag in front of Hartley Dodge Memorial. The Mourning Band being worn on Sergeant Peerelli’s badge. Madison Police lowering the flag to half-staff.
At the direction of Mayor Conley, American Flags have been placed in downtown and flags in Madison have been lowered to half-staff in support of the Dallas Police Department, the Madison Police Department and public safety employees across the country. Police Chief Darren Dachisen has ordered all officers to wear a mourning band on their badge for the next 30 days to honor the officers who lost their lives in the Dallas shooting. Thanks to complimentary plane tickets from Jet Blue, Madison Police Officers Goncalves and Morales will attend this weekend’s memorial service in Dallas for Officer Zamarripa.
Mayor Conley read the following statement at the Council meeting on July 11th.
“In my time as Mayor, we have stood here in these Council Chambers in silence for moviegoers in Aurora, Colorado, children and teachers in Sandy Hook, Connecticut, office workers in San Bernardino, California, adults enjoying a night out in Orlando, Florida and tonight I am asking for a moment of silence for five police officers murdered in Dallas, Texas. Five officers protecting citizens exercising their right of freedom of speech. Five officers willing to risk their lives to save others.
So please join me in a moment of silence for:
Transit Officer Brent Thompson
Officer Patrick Zamarripa
Officer Michael Krol
Officer Lorne Ahrens
Officer Michael Smith
And personal prayers and thoughts for the families they have left behind, the entire Dallas Police force, the members of the Madison Police Department and police officers across our country who need and deserve our support as they put their lives on the line every day for us.
In honor of the slain police officers and to show our support as a community for our police department, I have ordered the flag in front of the Hartley Dodge Memorial Building be flown at half staff through Friday, July 15th and American flags be flown on all Borough poles throughout town.”
Dept. Public Works: June 28, 2016
Styrofoam and Electronic Recycling
Residents are reminded that the Borough Yard on John Avenue is open from 9am - 11:30am on Monday and Friday for drop off of televisions, Styrofoam and other recyclable materials. Note, Pack, Ship & More in the Plaza is NO LONGER accepting Styrofoam recycling material. It must be brought to the Borough Yard. Electronic recyclable materials including vcrs, fax machines, computers and printers can be brought to the Borough Yard or they can be brought to PC Problems at 50 Main Street during normal business hours.
Pictured above are Madison residents Spencer and Tim Koppenol along with the Borough's newly hired Recycling Monitor, Bonnie Mulcahy. If you have any questions on recycling or trash, please visit www.rosenet.org or call 973-593-3088.
Health Department - June 23, 2016
The Madison Health Department Urges Residents to Reduce Areas on their Property that Could Attract Rodents and Mosquitoes.
The Madison Health Department has received numerous complaints about rat sightings and properties that are potential breeding grounds for mosquitoes. The Health Department is encouraging Madison residents to be aware of steps they can take to ensure the health and safety of themselves and their neighbors by keeping their properties well maintained.
To prevent mosquitoes from breeding and becoming a nuisance, follow these steps to reduce standing water in your yard:
• Unclog rain gutters
• Cover trash cans
• Clean out bird baths and stagnant fountains
• Repair leaky hoses
• Maintain small ponds
Steps to prevent rodents in your yard:
• Deny food source (use hard sided trash containers, plastic or metal to prevent garbage leakage)
• Make sure garbage containers have tightly fitting lids
• Remove any ripe fruits or vegetables from home garden
• Eliminate water sources (see above)
• Remove any accumulated garbage or debris
• Elevate any stacked wood
• Professional exterminator service
The Madison Health Department will take legal actions on any properties that do not attempt to alleviate these issues.
Please contact the Health Department at 973-593-3079 if you have any questions.
Department of Public Works
Madison's Department of Public Works hangs baskets of flowers downtown!
Police Unity Tour 2016
On Monday, May 9, 2016 the Police Unity Tour passed through Madison for the 20th year. The Police Unity Tour began in 1997 and was led by Patrick Montuore (retired Police Chief) of the Florham Park Police Department. In 1997, 18 officers, 4 of whom were from the Madison Police Department, raised $18,000 for the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund by bicycling 305 miles from Florham Park to Washington D.C. Today well over one thousand officers representing 7 chapters nationwide participate in the Police Unity Tour and continue to raise money for this fund.
Madison Softball Gives Back to Community 2016
Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day 2016
The Madison High School Girls Softball Booster Club (Diamond Club), after years of fundraising, has recently purchased and donated an LED scoreboard to be used at the Madison Recreation Complex for all MHS Girls Varsity softball games as well as Madison Rec and Travel softball games. The scoreboard was graciously installed this past week by the town of Madison (see photo).
Madison Softball in conjunction with the Madison Recreation Department has also recently completed an $11,500.00 field upgrade at the Madison Junior School. With increased usage of the school fields necessary due to the loss of the Green Village Road Fields, new safety fencing and dugout areas were necessary to protect players and fans. With tremendous cooperation from the Board of Education and the Recreation Department, the project was completed over spring break and ready for opening day. Players in grades 3-8 will keep the fields busy 7 days a week. This marks the second field project initiated by Madison Softball at the Junior School. In 2010, the program also provided funds for an extensive field upgrade.
This cooperation is what makes Madison a great town to live in.
On April 28, 2016 Borough Employee Lisa Quinn brought her daughter to the office for our annual Bring Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day!
Spring Brook Clean-Up 2016
On April 18, 2016 Councilmember Carmela Vitale, Borough Engineer Robert Vogel, and Drew University Civic Scholars cleaned up Spring Brook, off of Rosedale Avenue, as pre-May Day event.
Pine Acres Annual Disaster Drill 2016
On April 12, 2016 the Borough of Madison Fire Department and Emergency Management Coordinator held its annual disaster drill at the Pine Acres Rehabilitation Center.