The city is looking to increase smoke and carbon monoxide detector inspection fees by 28-percent, according to municipal records.
The much-anticipated race for the mayor’s job and three at-large city council seats began on Friday morning. The city clerk’s office made available petitions to candidates to qualify to participate in the May municipal elections.
Former councilman Julio Tavarez’s defamation lawsuit against his ex-colleagues has been scheduled for trial in the Passaic County Superior Court. He filed the lawsuit claiming a no confidence measure passed against him damaged his reputation in the Paterson community.
Acting mayor Jane Williams-Warren’s administration has directed inspectors not to take enforcement actions against a single-family home converted to a church without zoning approval on residential Atlantic Street, according to municipal officials.
A member of the Paterson Library Board has decided to run for one of the three at-large city council seats that will be up for grabs in next year’s municipal elections.
The city is borrowing $18.11 million to cover retirement payouts for employees, sewer improvements, and a fence to secure the ruins of the Allied Textile Printing (ATP) site.
After spending $180,000 to renovate a Montgomery Street building two years ago, the city is now paying the private owner to lease space. This revelation by administration officials caught some council members by surprise last week.