In recent days reports have surfaced that Democratic Ridgewood Mayor Paul Aronsohn and Republican Bergen County Executive Kathe Donovan want to fire the same guy from two different jobs.
The object of their ire is Ken Gabbert, who serves as both Ridgewood Village Manager and a part-time commissioner with the Northwest Bergen County Utilities Authority.
A story in the Ridgewood Glen Rock Patch yesterday quoted anonymous sources saying the council majority, led by Aronsohn, plans to call on Gabbert to resign from his post as Village Manager.
According to the story there has been bad blood between Aronsohn and Gabbert over several issues that have arisen since Gabbert came aboard in 2009.
For her part, Donovan wants to give Gabbert the boot because he has been receiving a stipend and health benefits as a part time utility commissioner. The same paper reported today that Gabbert supported Donovan's opposition to the perks but now collects them himself.
Donovan tried to veto minutes of the authority but was overridden by the Freeholder Board. The paper quoted Donovan-spokeswoman Jeanne Baratta saying the executive will explore ways to remove Gabbert from the authority.
According to a source, today Donovan called on Gabbert to resign.
Amazing how one man can bring together members of opposite parties.
Lew Candura, the veteran chair of the Morris County Democratic Committee, will retire this year and back the organization's executive director, Chip Robinson, to serve as his successor.Read More >
Days Since Last Christie Press Conference (Jan. 9)
By Suzanne M. Walters When unions representing local police and firefighters cannot agree to new contract terms with local governments, State law mandates that the parties submit to binding arbitration. A third-party referee, then, sets the... Read More >
"I can talk to folks on the corner, and I can talk to people in the boardroom." - Newark Mayoral candidate Ras Baraka- PolitickerNJ.com
The Back Room is the place where the real work gets done. You will find the analysis, the dirty truth and the inside scoop you’ve come to expect from PolitickerNJ over the years.
Send tips to:
Press releases are submitted by PolitickerNJ users, not by staff. They do not represent the viewpoint of PolitickerNJ.com.