Bergen exec Donovan rips utilities on communication

EAST RUTHERFORD – Bergen County Executive Kathe Donovan said there needs to be better communication from utilities regarding power restorations in the wake of storms such as Sandy.

“Sometimes good, sometimes awful,” she said about her experience in dealing with utilizes. Bergen County is primarily served by PSE&G and Orange and Rockland.

While she acknowledged that the utilities were working diligently, she told a Senate Budget Committee meeting here today the communication wasn’t specific enough.

“We couldn’t get finite answers from them,” Donovan testified before the committee at the Meadowlands Racetrack. “They weren’t lying. They just weren’t giving us answers we wanted to hear.”

Many times, when the utilities arrived in the town, they said that “They were going to be in town but that doesn’t mean lights will go on,” she said.

She hopes the vague communication improves in the future.

  Bergen exec Donovan rips utilities on communication