After the New Jersey Department of Health in an audit found the Paterson Health Department failed to comply with state law for not having a functional board of health, council president Ruby Cotton last week called for the council, which is also the board of health in the city’s form of government, to convene health…
The city’s recreation commission, created two years ago by former mayor Jose “Joey” Torres, is now defunct. Municipal officials said the Paterson Recreation Commission has not been meeting on a regular basis.
Acting mayor Jane Williams-Warren has no plans to ask the city council to approve a resolution issuing a refund to the organizers of the Dominican parade for the early shutdown of festivities, according to business administrator Nellie Pou.
The New Jersey Department of Health in its evaluation of the Paterson Health Department has recommended the city council hold quarterly meetings as the board of health. Under the city’s form of government, the city council also serves as the board of health.
Passaic County Superior Court assignment judge Ernest Caposela on Wednesday morning dismissed official misconduct charges brought against council members by the publisher of the New Jersey Pulse newspaper.
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.