Wednesday, March 13, 2013
No calls in and out of Madison's municipal building earlier in the week.
Madison borough hall's phone service was restored as of Wednesday morning after being down earlier in the week. Service was out Monday and officials said at the time it wasn't expected to be back until at least late Tuesday. Emergency lines continued to work. While lines were down, an alert encouraged residents to email or drop by Hartley Dodge Memorial in person. "Email is still up and walk-ins are always welcome," the alert said. "Please refrain from calling the police department unless an emergent condition exists."
Monday, March 11, 2013
But Madison borough hall's email is up and offices are open.
Madison's borough hall lost its phone service Monday and the telephone system is expected to be repaired Tuesday, the municipality announced. The fix might take a while. Telephone service for Hartley Dodge Memorial "is out of service until late Tuesday," according to a Madison Nixle alert. "Email is still up and walk-ins are always welcome," the alert said. "Please refrain from calling the police department unless an emergent condition exists." The borough's website, RoseNet.org, is still working.
Monday, December 31, 2012
10-second blasts from Hartley Dodge Memorial bell tower to bring in the new year, police said.
A newly refurbished horn in the bell tower of Hartley Dodge Memorial was to sound at midnight to bring in 2013, Madison police announced Monday. The horn was to sound six, 10-second blasts to mark the start of the new year. Overseen by trustees, Madison's borough hall on Kings Road was donated to Madison by Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge in 1935. It has been renovated in recent years and the building was rededicated in 2010.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Patch gets a tour from Mayor Holden.
Madison rededicated the Hartley Dodge Memorial Municipal Building in 2010, 65 years after the imposing marble-and-granite structure was erected by borough patrons Hartley Marcellus Dodge Sr. and his wife, Geraldine. The stately town hall was designed as a lasting tribute to their son, Hartley Jr., the Princeton graduate who died at 22 in a car wreck while living in France. Patch went on a tour of the monument to lost youth with Mayor Mary-Anna Holden, and learned some of the secrets behind the renovation.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
HVAC, other items still to be finished.
The restoration of Hartley Dodge Memorial Municipal Building isn’t quite done, but it’s almost there. But the remaining items on the project’s punchlist are significant enough that the borough has withheld what amounts to the final payment of approximately $170,000 to contractor Merrell & Garaguso, until the last few issues in the $6-million restoration have been rectified. Anyone who’s been in the Municipal Building knows that adjustments need to be made to the air conditioning and heating system, and there are other items that need attention. “The HVAC is not where we’d like it to be,” is how Borough Administrator Ray Codey gently put it, sitting in his too-warm second-floor office. Just down the hall, sweaters are required for meetings …