Listening Session for Town Residents and Business Owners

As a reminder for our Town residents and business owners.  We have a listening session tomorrow (Tuesday) at 6:00 pm. Town of Madison Listening Session for Town Residents and Business Owners Regarding the Early Attachment Proposal Town of Madison Town Hall September 27, 2016 6:00pm The Town Board appointed a Work Group to gather information regarding the early attachment proposal from the City of Madison. We will be holding a Listening Session on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 6:00 pm. This Listening Session will be an opportunity for residents and business owners to share their thoughts regarding the early attachment … Continue reading Listening Session for Town Residents and Business Owners

Orange cones – Put down the phones!

Starting Oct. 1, 2016, it will be illegal to talk on a handheld mobile device while driving in a Wisconsin road work zone. View 2015 Wisconsin Act 308 The law is part of ongoing efforts to reduce distracted driving and increase safety for motorists and workers throughout the state. Drivers caught in violation face fines of up to $40 on first offense and $100 for subsequent offenses. Following the law is simple. Just remember: Orange cones – Put down the phones! Why is Wisconsin doing this? Mobile devices continue to be a leading cause of distracted driving throughout the United … Continue reading Orange cones – Put down the phones!

Crash Statistics (that will make your read this post won’t it!)

Crashes are one reason we do traffic enforcement.  We want to reduce the number and severity of crashes.  We receive a report from the WI DOT each quarter updating on the crash statistics. For January – March 2016 we had 111 crashes, economic loss of $3,478,600 including 4 alcohol related crashes.  The city of Madison had 1,338 crashes, economic loss of $46,391,200 and 49 alcohol related crashes.  Fitchburg had 114 crashes, economic loss of $4,254,200 and 5 alcohol related crashes.  All other Dane County municipalities had fewer crashes. Another area I pay attention to in the 143 page report are … Continue reading Crash Statistics (that will make your read this post won’t it!)

TMPD Portable Radios and DaneCom

You may remember a post I put out a while back regarding DaneCom.  It is on track and it appears DaneCom will come on-line on the target date of November 1, 2016.  The exact time I do not know. Like anything that is new it comes with questions.  I have tried to answer some of these questions with a video for the Town officers.  I felt like sharing with everyone who follows our new website, Facebook and Twitter.  That is just the way I am! The video is on our YouTube channel.  The direct link for the video is here: … Continue reading TMPD Portable Radios and DaneCom

Listening Session for Town Residents and Business Owners

Town of Madison Listening Session for Town Residents and Business Owners Regarding the Early Attachment Proposal Town of Madison Town Hall September 27, 2016 6:00pm The Town Board appointed a Work Group to gather information regarding the early attachment proposal from the City of Madison. We will be holding a Listening Session on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 6:00 pm. This Listening Session will be an opportunity for residents and business owners to share their thoughts regarding the early attachment proposal received from the city of Madison. The goal of the meeting is to proactively listen to public comment .  … Continue reading Listening Session for Town Residents and Business Owners

Fuzzy the woodchuck’s life saved

You just don’t know what will happen during your shift in the Town of Madison! On September 17, 2016 at 7:16 pm Officer Weaver and Officer Hoffman came upon an injured woodchuck loitering on the sidewalk in the 500 block of W. Badger Road.  After contacting the loitering woodchuck, who identified himself as Fuzzy, the officers determined he had an obviously injured back leg and he couldn’t move off the sidewalk. Based on the injuries, the officers options were limited; humanely send him to woodchuck heaven or provide medical assistance.  Of course, the officers worked hard at saving Fuzzy the woodchucks life.  Madison Veterinary Specialists … Continue reading Fuzzy the woodchuck’s life saved