A petition has been circulating (online and by more traditional means) to have Governor Chris Christie look into the recent huge settlement the current commissioners voted to award to former Plainfield Municipal Utilities Authority executives Watson and Ervin, who resigned their positions last year.
I don't know how many residents and rate-payers have signed thus far, as the petition is being walked around neighborhoods in addition to the online form, which would add to the total number of signatures received. Dan Damon wrote a story on the petition last Tuesday (see here). At Dan's sites, CLIPS as well as Plainfield Today, readers can read and sign the online petition.
The citizen movement DumpPMUA (see here) has more information and history about the settlement and other serious issues of concern to residents regarding the authority. It behooves all Plainfielders to read the petition, to become knowledgeable about the all issues facing our city. The city council's citizen-led PMUA Task Force, which was formed toward the end of last year to look into the operations and effectiveness of the authority, is expected to deliver its report to the council in March. I will post the report when it is available.