Just a week after three Parsippany councilmen passed a resolution to investigate their own township attorney, Mayor James Barberio has put the brakes on the issue.
According to dailyrecord.com, Barberio produced letters from township counsel Michael Lavery, who said the three councilmen – Robert Peluso, Paul Carifi Jr., and Louis Valori – exceeded its authority in passing the resolutions, and were “void as a matter of law.”
The council members voted to launch an investigation into township attorney John Inglesino regarding how much in legal fees the counselor has charged the township in recent years. Inglesino is currently filling in as the township attorney, as no full appointment has been made by the council.
Barberio told the newspaper “It is time Carifi, Valori and Peluso stop their childish games, behave like adults and conduct themselves in a lawful matter.”