Since New Jersey State Policemens Benevolent Association (PBA) Local 131 union filed a grievance with Parsippany-Troy Hills Township for withheld off-duty road job pay, the issue has been amended, according Mayor Jamie Barberio.
"The issue of third party work has been addressed and resolved by the administration and the PBA/SOA," he said.
He added that "the allegations that came in an anonymous letter to a local publication is false."
He refers to a release that was sent out with the attached grievance letter, which states that "off-duty pay from the town (was) withheld since the pay period of Nov. 8" and that the “mayor and CFO are using their positions to blatantly ignore the law and blame accounting issues as their reason.”
The grievance for failure to pay road job wages was sent to Police Chief Paul Philipps from PBA President George Tsimpedes on behalf of PBA Local 131 and 131A on Dec. 20. “The Township has refused to pay officers for road job work, claiming inability to pay. We believe that the law on this issue is clear,” said the filed grievance.