PATERSON - Paterson Mayor Jeffery Jones says he and other city officials have given back the money that they should have never received, but residents say they are not ready to let the issue drop.
Three Paterson Council members are now launching an investigation into how the overtime checks were issued to begin with. As Kane in Your Corner reported two weeks ago, Jones doesn't quality for overtime, yet received a check for $6,000.
The money is said to be for extra hours worked during Hurricane Irene. Six other high ranking city officials also received checks totaling $50,000.
The city council members are also looking to crack down on overtime spending in general. They're proposing a limit on how much overtime each department can spend in any three month period.