JERSEY CITY AND HOBOKEN – Jersey City Councilman Steven Fulop will introduce at Wednesday night's City Council meeting a resolution stating the council's opposition to the relocation of the Hoboken Department of Public Works garage to Jersey City.
A site on 16th Street in downtown Jersey City is one of three final locations the Hoboken administration is considering as a new home for their DPW.
“We don’t need Hoboken Public Works trucks, junk, garbage, noise, and pollution in Jersey City,” Fulop said.
He added, “Hoboken backed itself into a corner for short-term gain and now expects us to solve its problem. Fortunately, we have something else that Hoboken lacks – time, and we will use it as I am sure the Jersey City council will explore all avenues to make sure we don’t become Hoboken’s dumping ground.”
Meanwhile, Jersey City City Hall also had a statement on Wednesday.
“We met with Mayor Zimmer earlier this week and explained to her that we do not want to utilize an area of the city we think is going to be very valuable and productive in the near future for a public DPW garage,” said Mayor Healy. “However, we have extended an offer to Mayor Zimmer to use unoccupied space at our DPW complex on Route 440 pursuant to a shared services agreement in which the city would collect a fee.”