Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

DPW Workers Put off Payroll

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

DPW Workers Put off Payroll

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MONTVALE -- The Department of Public Works laborers, in the midst of a legal battle with the borough over a shared-services agreement to create a joint department with River Vale, are officially off the borough's payroll as of Friday.

Four laborers -- a fifth is on disability leave -- have been sitting in a conference room in Borough Hall, receiving their full salaries, since Nov. 1. Meanwhile, the Pascack Valley Joint DPW has been working throughout Montvale and River Vale as part of a cost- cutting shared-services agreement that the municipalities entered into over the summer.

Montvale's DPW workers sued the borough in August over the agreement, citing numerous procedural violations that the borough has repeatedly denied. On Oct. 31, state Superior Court Judge Lisa Perez Friscia ordered a stay to stop Montvale -- River Vale is not a party in the suit -- from entering into the agreement. This led to the borough's decision to keep its workers in employment limbo as the joint DPW commenced. …

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