Madison Police Department May Be Cut Due to Lack of Tax Revenue
Madison may soon be without a town police force because of a loss of tax revenue.
Town leaders may have to cut the police department in order to save money. If the Madison Police Department gets cut, local law enforcement would be handed over to the Somerset County Sheriff's Department.
A public hearing will be held on the matter, though a date for that hearing has not been set. At the core of the lost tax revenue, is the issue of the lowered assessment of the area's paper mill. The loss of revenue from the mill alone has forced the town of Madison to make tough decisions and this could be one.
The town of Madison with a population of 4,800, pays about $610,000 to run the police department and can save $130,000 yearly by giving over law enforcement duties to the sheriff's department.