The chairman of the City Council’s finance committee on Thursday night called for an audit of municipal sewer billings. His call came after mayor Andre Sayegh’s administration bungled the implementation of sewer reforms that led to big increases in fees for property owners.
Mayor Andre Sayegh succeeded in forcing the retirement of popular police chief Troy Oswald through a settlement agreement approved by the City Council on Thursday night.
Councilman Shahin Khalique owes $27,654 to the Paterson Public Schools for using their facilities, according to school district records. Records show the 2nd Ward councilman gave the district a check that bounced.
After removing salary increases for his cabinet members, mayor Andre Sayegh secured approval of his fiscal 2020 introduced budget.
Members of the City Council ignored their corporation counsel’s warning of conflict of interest on Wednesday morning to approve funding in the 2020 introduced budget for four legislative aides.
In his effort to rebrand and change the perception of the city, mayor Andre Sayegh’s administration is spending more than $35,000 to purchase new “Welcome to Paterson” signs.
Municipal officials approved a payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) agreement late last month giving a $4 million tax break to the soon-to-be purchasers of the Federation Apartments, a senior housing complex on 12th Avenue.