Vacancies Put Sewerage Repairs in Jeopardy
Monday, January 14, 2013 • 8:08pm
NEWARK, NJ - The Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission cannot borrow the money for $250 million in needed repairs because a political standoff in Trenton has left most of the agency's board seats vacant, according to a story on nj.com.
Gov. Chris Christie had fired most of the agency's commissioners after The Star-Ledger exposed varioous abuses.
But the story on nj.com said there's been a long-standing impasse with the state Senate over the appointment of replacement commissioners, leaving the agency without authority to finance the repairs.