The city spent $15,540 to renovate the former lab space inside the Paterson Health Department on Broadway that has been leased to a nonprofit organization for two years. This amounts to almost 65-percent of first year’s revenue spent on renovating the space.
The city council unanimously confirmed Marge Cherone as finance director in June. On Tuesday night, some council members opposed locking her in as finance director for the next four years.
The city’s business administrator in a cabinet meeting on Wednesday morning told department directors to make “extreme cuts.” This as the city faces an undisclosed budget shortfall for the 2018 fiscal year.
The city council approved $196,000 on Tuesday night to settle four lawsuits. Largest of the settlement was paid out to Fairfield-based attorney Patrick J. Caserta.
The city’s new mayor Jane Williams-Warren assumed office on Tuesday morning. She entered the historic City Hall building through the Colt Street side door. With her trademark smile and laugh, well-known to municipal employees, she greeted staffers inside both the tax collector’s and tax assessor’s offices while heading up to the second floor.
The three-year long legal battle between the city and liquor business owners reached a final conclusion in late September when the New Jersey Alcoholic Beverage Control accepted an administrative law judge’s decision favoring Paterson.
The Park East Terrace Cooperative Apartments is receiving $299,672 from the city following a successful tax appeal. The apartment complex, located at 531-619 McLean Boulevard, appealed its $20 million tax assessment for 2015 and 2016.