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Posted Sep. 17, 2019

(Paterson, NJ) Passaic County invites you to attend the community input meeting regarding the Garrett Mountain Reservation Improvement Project. During the meeting, information regarding the second major renovation of this multi-part project will be shared with the public. Residents are invited to offer feedback and commentary on the County’s plans for improving the Overlook Meadow area of Garrett Mountain Reservation.

Posted Sep. 17, 2019
Bradley got his first break into the greenkeeping business when the newly opened Passaic County Golf Course in Wayne, New Jersey fired their greenkeeper John Cerretto. 
Posted Sep. 13, 2019
The Board of Chosen Freeholders of Passaic County hereby announces that applications will be accepted for the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. Applications will be available at the following locations starting September 16, 2019. 
Posted Sep. 13, 2019
Goffle Brook Park Improvements - South of Diamond Bridge Avenue project
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The term “Freeholder” can be traced to the colonial period of American history. In New Jersey’s 1776 Constitution, the state vested the power to govern counties in an elected body of “men” who held or owned land outright with no debt or mortgages to be Chosen by their peers. The body was deemed the Board of Chosen Freeholders. Although there is no longer a requirement to own land and all citizens of legal age have the right to vote and hold office, the term Freeholder has endured. New Jersey has 21 Counties, and no two counties are exactly the same. The organization and structure of counties are tailored to fit their communities’ needs and characteristics. In Passaic County’s commission form of government, the Freeholders discharge both the legislative and executive responsibilities of government. The seven member board is headed by a Freeholder Director who is selected to serve a one-year term at the Board’s annual reorganization meeting held in January. Each Freeholder is elected at-large for a staggered 3-year term