A failed effort to purchase flood prone properties along the Passaic River in the city’s northern quarters following hurricane Irene has resulted in the city seeking the services of a consultant to manage the buyback process.
The city’s property revaluation is speedily moving forward with 49-percent of the properties having been visited by inspectors, according to representatives of Appraisal Systems, the company contracted to revaluate all properties within city limits.
After the state’s local finance board gave its stamp of approval for a $35 million borrowing plan to repair 175 primary city roads put forward by mayor Jose “Joey” Torres, the city council on Tuesday evening narrowly approved the plan.
City officials have given preliminary approval to a proposal by mayor Jose “Joey” Torres to create a 50 person special police force consisting of city residents.
The city’s governing body hurriedly introduced and passed a resolution against draining the scenic Stanley M. Levine Reservoir earlier in the week.
A city man was wounded during the evening hours of Thursday on Essex Street, according to the Paterson Police Department.