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Mayor Davis Reorganizes Bayonne for Second Term

1st Ward Councilman Thomas Cotter Resigns, Will be named as DPW Director 

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Newly elected Mayor Jimmy Davis and newly elected First Ward Councilman Thomas Cotter on election night 2014   Photo by Steve Mack 

BAYONNE, NJ — Mayor Jimmy Davis is announcing that the City of Bayonne will undergo a reorganization this year with the departure of Tommy Cotter as First Ward Council Member and the request by Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Gary Chmielewski to take on a new role within the city. “I am sorry to see Tommy step down as a Council Member.  He has been a great representative for the First Ward and an outstanding advocate for the entire City. I am glad that he has agreed to take the position as the DPW Director. I am confident that he will serve the needs of the residents and will make sure that we continue to focus on the needed upgrades to our open space,” said Mayor Davis. Council Member Cotter’s resignation will take effect November 12. 

“It has been my pleasure to serve as a Council Member under Mayor Davis. I have been lucky to be part of a great Council team that has been able to kickstart development at MOTBY and invest in our parks,” exclaimed Cotter.  “I also feel honored that the Mayor has asked me to step in and head the DPW. For me, there is nothing I like better then serving my community.  I look forward to working with all of the dedicated employees and being part of the next stage of progress in this City.” Council Member Cotter was first elected in May of 2014 and has focused on the park and bridge improvements in the First Ward and throughout the City. Continue reading Mayor Davis Reorganizes Bayonne for Second Term

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POTHOLE HOTLINE ESTABLISHED FOR BAYONNE

Pothole hotline established for Bayonne A Pothole Hotline has been established for Bayonne,  Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that Bayonne residents and business owners are encouraged to report potholes to the City’s Department of Public Works (DPW). Residents can call the potholes in to the Department of Public Works at 201- 858- 6070.  Potholes may also be reported via e-mail at publicworks@baynj.org. Messages should contain a specific location for each pothole reported. All potholes reported by the public will be addressed within forty-eight hours, weather permitting.

            Mayor Davis has directed the DPW to dedicate crews to address the citywide problem of potholes. During 2016, Public Works employees filled 2,444 potholes around Bayonne.  Potholes develop each year as a result of the stresses that changing weather causes in street surfaces.

            “I would like to thank our residents and local business owners for their help in identifying the locations of potholes.  By working together, we can improve the quality of our streets,” Mayor Davis concluded.

 

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