Statement of Madison Mayor Paul Soglin on Recent Town of Madison Police Hire:
Friends and neighbors, we are very disappointed that Town of Madison officials hired additional personnel, particularly the addition of Daniel Furseth to their police department.
I am understanding about the inadequate service levels in all areas for the Town of Madison. However as annexation looms, new hires make an already complicated transition more difficult. The wiser course for the Town of Madison is to contract with either the City of Madison or the City of Fitchburg for necessary services over the next three years. One has to wonder if this decision is representative of the 6,800 residents who live in the Town