Safety struggle

    Officials in Penns Grove, N.J. are still arguing over whether the borough needs a public safety director. The discussion continued at a council meeting Tuesday night after Mayor John Washington’s veto late last month of a council ordinance designed to give authority to a public safety director.

     

    Saying the hiring of a director would be a waste of taxpayers’ money, Today’s Sunbeam reports Washington feels the solution is increased police presence.

    The board would need state approval to hire a public safety director under an agreement signed when the borough borrowed $1 million in Transitional Aid from New Jersey to cover budget gaps.

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