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Monday, November 7, 2011

Question for the Magic 8 Ball: Will the Mayor be her own administrator again?

Plainfield's Acting City Administrator Dave Kochel finishes his extended stint with the City at the close of business today. As the clock ticks down, the management of the City is once again in doubt.

While the Council passed (after some maneuvering) an amended resolution last week authorizing the Robinson-Briggs administration to sign a contract with Kochel's firm, Jersey Professional Management, for consulting services, it is not clear that Robinson-Briggs has (or will) act on the matter, since she claimed to withdraw the resolution as she left the Council meeting, saying it would be reintroduced on November 14.

After the Council passed the amended resolution, Corporation Counsel Dan Williamson advised the Mayor was not bound to implement it.

Meanwhile, there MUST be some person able to sign off on documents in order for the City to continue to function past today.

Will it be Mayor Robinson-Briggs, who Williamson has said in a written opinion may take up the reins again for about 45 days?

Or will Her Honor pull a rabbit out of the hat at the last minute?


-- Dan Damon [follow]

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Anonymous said...

There must not be someone to sign the bills. As you know, the mayor does as she pleases. Those who are under her do her bidding to keep their jobs.

An awful place to work. An awful position to be in. Talk about self esteem and the lack thereof.