Borough Government Announcements
The local paper recently published a letter to the editor that stated that Borough electric bills included a surcharge for customers who paid their bill by check. THIS IS INCORRECT. The 'C CHG' or "customer charge" is a a small flat fee that is charged on every bill, whether it is paid with cash, check or on-line banking. This fee is was established decades ago to help cover the fixes costs of the system as well as administrative costs with billing. The fee is currently $4.86 for residential accounts and slightly higher for commercial accounts. As you can imagine, there are some accounts/connections that have very small or no monthly $$ billing whatsoever. This charge helps pay for the system so that customer has access to the electricity when needed. Please contact the utility billing department at 973-593-3045 if you have any further questions.
Your Health. Your Choice. Come out to Get Covered's upcoming events to learn about your new health care coverage options and how to help inform the uninsured in your neighborhood. Visit the Get Covered America page on the right or click the link below for more information. https://www.rosenet.org/gov/health/pages/get-covered-america
The Madison Health Department would like to remind residents with dogs to be mindful of their neighbors and ensure their dog isn't chronically howling, barking, and/or disturbing the peace and quiet of the neighborhood. Ordinance 15-2005 § 59-12. Howling or barking dogs. No person shall keep within the Borough any dog causing a nuisance and disturbing the peace and quiet of the neighborhood in which it shall be kept by chronically howling, barking and/or making and causing other sounds or noises.
Here's How to Safely Dispose Unwanted Medications.. To safely dispose of expired or unwanted medicine, you can either: -Visit the Madison Police Department at the Public Safety Building. They are offering a 24 Hour Secure Drug Take Back Program and will dispose medicines according to safety and environmental standards. OR -Mix the medicine with an unpalatable taste (like used coffee ground, or kitty litter), seal the mixture and then dispose of it in the household trash. Make sure all personal information on the label is scratched out and unreadable. To learn about what medicines should be flushed, and more information on prescription substance abuse, please visit the Safe Medication Disposal page by clicking on the following link. https://www.rosenet.org/gov/health/pages/safe-medication-disposal
Rabies is a potentially fatal disease transmitted by the bites of infected animals. The following link provides more information on how to protect yourself and your pet from rabies, as well as dates and locations of free rabies clinics offered in Madison and surrounding towns. http://www.rosenet.org/gov/health/pages/rabies
Madison Health Department will be offering cancer screenings for all women over the age of 18 on October 28. Please call 973-593-3079 x1 to make an appointment. Visit the following link for more information about breast cancer and risk factors. https://www.rosenet.org/gov/health/pages/breast-cancer-awareness
Rodent activity causes damage to homes and food supplies each year. They can also spread diseases to humans directly, from bites or contaminated food, or indirectly from ticks and fleas. More information is available on https://www.rosenet.org/gov/health/pages/health-info-and-happenings .
Thanks to a cooperative effort between the Madison Environmental Commission (MEC) and local business Pack Ship n More, convenient year-round foam material recycling is now available to Madison residents and businesses. For more information, please visit the following link: http://www.rosenet.org/gov/recycling/pages/styrofoam-recycling
The DDC and MACA have partnered to create a sidewalk art gallery, with original works of art on display outside from May through October. Interested artists can learn more about the program at: http://www.madisonartsnj.org/madison-arts-a-public-art-banner-program/
Help Us to Help You. During the recent storm, many people who lost electrical service also lost their phone service. Please take a moment to list your cellphones with the Morris County Reverse 911 system at the following link https://ww2.everbridge.net/citizen/EverbridgeGateway.action?body=home&gis_alias_id=1450761 Please also sign up for Nixle at the following link http://www.rosenet.org/gov/police/pages/social-networking The more ways we have to communicate with you, the better we can serve and protect you.