Public works incurred almost $47,400 for electronics disposal services without Paterson council approval

The city’s Department of Public Works incurred $47,363 in extra expenses for electronics disposal without securing approval from the council. Public works exceeded its original $32,000 contract with Lakewood-based Samr by 148-percent.

Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres’ administration presented a change order resolution to the council on Tuesday night to amend the contract amount for Samr from $32,000 to $79,363. Council members criticized the administration for failing to secure the council’s approval prior to incurring the expenses.

“What were the drivers that led to such a significant change?” asked William McKoy, 3rd Ward councilman. …read more

Source: Paterson Times

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