Selectmen Give Portion Of James Byrne Fine To Firehouse

Madison Hose Co. No. 1 will get $530 as compensation for firefighters' time spent responding to bomb scare


Madison Hose Co. No. 1 will receive $530 from $7,764 fine, the New Haven Register is reporting. 

The Board of Selectmen approved the $530 sum based on the court-alloted amounts, the article says. 

According to The Register, James Byrne paid a total of $7,764 to the Town of Madison for calling in a bomb threat in 2010, said to go off at a political gala for Linda McMahon being held at the home of Republican Town Chairman Tom Banisch and Chamber of Commerce President Eileen Banisch.  

Volunteer firefighters responded to the call, the article says, adding that the court said the $530 would cover the fire company's assistance.

Byrne, who no longer resides in Madison, and must pay restitution to the town, pay $8,000 to the Republican party for the gala, $600 to state police and and complete 100 hours of pro bono legal services, the article says.

Madison Mom June 01, 2012 at 12:54 AM
Great job and they deserve it. Thanks Madison Hose!
Anita Bath June 01, 2012 at 01:23 AM
Its only a fration of the Money McPherson has cut from their budget
Madison Mom June 01, 2012 at 01:44 AM
Reply to Anita Bath. Really, I have not heard of that. What else do we need to know about this as residents of Madison? What other dollar amounts are you talking about? Hope public safety is not adversly affected.
George June 01, 2012 at 10:59 AM
How was the other $7,234 allocated?
Luthar Wippermen June 01, 2012 at 11:26 AM
Good question George. Funny that wasn't all spelled out in advance and that you had to ask. UMMMMMMM? Hope there is no slush fund account because maybe all those line item tranfers were unneccessary.
Sue Miller June 09, 2012 at 01:12 PM
Why does a "pay to go" cocktail party cost $8000? Some weddings cost less.......


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