Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres’ administration received some criticism from council members for agreeing to spend $37,860 to build sidewalks for the city’s new dog park on River Street.
The city council unanimously enacted a new ordinance to force liquor stores to stop selling package goods – including beer and wine – after 10 p.m. The measure was heavily lobbied for by local young people and anti-drug advocates.
Three members of the board of adjustment removed for boycotting meetings have filed a lawsuit against the city, according to federal court documents.
The city council unanimously voted to approve a new ordinance that forces liquor businesses that sell package goods to close at 10 p.m. Council members gave preliminary approval to the new law on Tuesday night.
The city council approved a collective bargaining contract with the labor union that represents Paterson Law Department employees grandfathering in longevity pay for older employees while eliminating for new hires.
The city council approved $218,750 on Friday afternoon extending contracts with 11 private law firms that handle a variety of cases ranging from tax appeals to workers compensation.
Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres’ administration received approval for a $64.34 temporary budget for the first three months of the new 2018 fiscal year. The administration also secured approval for a preliminary tax levy.