Saturday, May 28, 2016

PMUA Schedules Special Meeting on Personnel

According to a legal notice today, the Plainfield Municipal Utilities Authority will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m.on Wednesday, June 1 at 127 Roosevelt Avenue. The agenda includes a closed session to discuss personnel matters and possible action in open session.

With talk of layoffs, and inquiries yielding only a "nothing to report" response, it might be worth attending the meeting to see if any light will be shed.

I had to hold some anonymous comments that included allegations against the management in addition to someone taking umbrage over the unconfirmed lay-offs. One anonymous person sputtered that 50 people had been laid off  "and the rates have not dropped one cent." No matter how many people get laid off, rates just don't drop overnight. There is a whole process for setting rates, including notice and a hearing, as I recall.

The news will out eventually, so stay tuned.



  1. The layoffs happened last Friday.

  2. And it was 7 people.