Following Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop’s Monday decision to shut down PSEG projects in Jersey City, Woodland Park Mayor Keith Kazmark has decided to do the same.
Like Fulop, Kazmark says that the utility company has done an inadequate job repairing road surfaces that had to be dug up in order to perform maintenance.
“Mayor Fulop is on point with PSE&G,” Kazmark said in a statement. “They and their contractors are not responsive and quite frankly feel they can do what they want without any type of accountability.”
According to Kazmark, the utility company has damaged sections of road in his municipality without borough approval or notification. Additionally, the mayor claims that the company’s work has left roads a “minefield” and that PSEG will often block roads, halting garbage or recycling pickup.
To stay in accordance with Woodland Park’s municipal ordinances, PSEG must fully resurface any road where maintenance is performed if it was repaved by the town up to five years prior.
“PSE&G and their contractors need to do the right thing, not only in Woodland Park, but throughout North Jersey and restore these roads so they are safe to travel and not doing damage to people’s vehicles,” Kazmark said. “They need to restore it to the way they found it.”