Borough Government Announcements
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.
August 18, 2015 Board of Health meeting has been cancelled.
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/
Gree expands dehumidifier recall to include GE Brand dehumidifiers due to serious fire and burn hazards. The dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke and catch fire, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. Consumers should immediately turn off and unplug the dehumidifiers and contact Gree to receive a refund. Link to article: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Gree-Expands-Dehumidifier-Recall-to-Include-GE-Brand-Dehumidifiers/
Gree recalls 12 brands of dehumidifiers due to serious fire and burn hazards. The dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke and catch fire, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. Consumers should immediately turn off and unplug the dehumidifiers and contact Gree to receive a refund. Link to article: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Gree-Recalls-12-Brands-of-Dehumidifiers/