News & Announcements
For opening week at Madison High School, general construction between Central Ave and Burnet Rd will be complete and safe for public circulation, excluding final paving and striping. Access to the High School along Ridgedale Ave from Central Ave, Fairview and Burnet will be open. Avoid Ridgedale Ave circulation south of Burnet Rd since the road will be closed for construction until further notice. For opening week at Madison Central Avenue School, circulation and parking along Central Ave, Brittin St and Walnut St will be unaffected, except that access to Walnut Street is from Park Ave/Ridgedale Ave and Sayre Ct/Ridgedale Ave only. Avoid Ridgedale Ave circulation north of Sayre Ct since the road will be closed for construction until further notice. The final phase of work between Park Ave and Sayre Ct will have separate notice on schedule and circulation. Please refer to the Madison Webpage and Nixle for up to date announcements concerning the project. The construction contract will end on or about Friday October 23, 2015, weather permitting. Thank you for your cooperation Borough of Madison
Per Municipal Code 166-34, A residential property owner may apply to the Borough for partial reimbursement of the cost of replacement of an existing sidewalk or construction of a new sidewalk on land abutting a public street. The reimbursement shall be $25 per square yard. The reimbursement shall apply to sidewalk installation only and shall not apply to ancillary work such as landscaping, lawn sprinklers or electronic dog fences. The property owner shall submit a road opening permit to the Borough Engineer and all bills associated with the project as well as evidence of payment to the contractor, prior to signing the reimbursement voucher from the municipality.
The Madison Public Library will be closed effective Monday, August 24 for approximately a week to 10 days for an asbestos abatement project. Staff will be available in the Library's Chase Auditorium so that the public can pick up books and media delivered from other libraries. The Library's bookdrop will remain open and staff will process the returned materials. The Chase Auditorium will be open Monday-Friday 10 am - 6 pm and Saturday 10 am - 1 pm. Madison Library cards may be used at the other public libraries in Morris County as well as Summit, New Providence, Berkeley Heights, Bernards Township and Bernardsville.
A private fund raiser to replace the black top walkway with pavers at James Park is being undertaken to recognize the service of those who served in the military. Please complete an application found on the Borough Clerk's page and submit along with a check for $75.00 payable to 'Walk with Us'. Any questions, please contact Elizabeth Osborne, Borough Clerk at 973-593-3041.
Please note the Federal Emergency Management Agency has published DRAFT revisions to the existing Madison Flood Insurance Study and Rate Map (which now includes certain requested private property owner map amendments). The new study maintains the original flood calculations from July 1979, March 1984 and April 2002 without significant revision, as follows : FLOOD INSURANCE STUDY (FIS) 34027CV001A 03/11/2015 812K FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAP (FIRM) 34027C0318F 03/11/2015 27.9M FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAP (FIRM) 34027C0319F 03/11/2015 30.4M These studies and maps can be viewed directly on the FEMA web site at the following URL address; https://hazards.fema.gov/femaportal/prelimdownload/ Paper copies of the study also exist in Madison Borough Hall in the office of the Engineer.
Madison Fire Department is offering free smoke alarm installations thanks to the Red Cross Home Fire Campaign. The Madison Fire Department encourages all residents who may qualify for the program to contact them at 973-593-3021 and speak with an on-duty firefighter. Link to article: https://www.tapinto.net/towns/madison/sections/police-and-fire/articles/madison-fire-department-offering-free-smoke-alarm
Often called the invisible killer, carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas created when fuels (such as gasoline, wood, coal, natural gas, propane, oil, and methane) burn incompletely. In the home, heating and cooking equipment that burn fuel are potential sources of carbon monoxide. Vehicles or generators running in an attached garage can also produce dangerous levels of carbon monoxide. Link to article: http://www.nfpa.org/safety-information/for-consumers/fire-and-safety-equipment/carbon-monoxide
Kidde has received 11 reports of the recalled fire extinguishers failing to discharge as expected. Manufacture dates included in the recall are July 23, 2013 through October 15, 2014. Consumers should immediately contact Kidde for a replacement fire extinguisher. Link to article: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Kidde-Recalls-Disposable-Plastic-Fire-Extinguishers/#remedy
The recycling newsletter for 2015 is now available in electronic form: http://www.rosenet.org/uploads/958/2015newsletter_final.pdf Hard copies will be mailed out to residents before the end of the year. NEW: Madison now recycles paper cartons! Milk and beverage cartons can now be recycled with your paper, cardboard, and junk mail.
Kidde recalls smoke and combination alarms due to alarm failure. The alarms could fail to alert consumers of a fire or a CO incident following a power outage. Consumers should immediately contact Kidde for a free replacement smoke or combination smoke/CO alarm. Consumers should keep using the recalled alarms until they install replacement alarms. Link to article: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Kidde-Recalls-Smoke-and-Combination-SmokeCO-Alarms/