NORTH HALEDON, NJ - In a letter Sunday, North Haledon Mayor Randy George fired back at an unnamed resident who he claimed had accused him of "abusing" the Nixle system. Nixle is used my many municipalities to communicate with the residents who sign up for government messages through text messages and e-mail.
"I think that I have heard just about everything I could image, especially when it comes to how I perform my duties as the Mayor, but today totally topped everything," the mayor said. "I was accused of abusing the Nixle system by sharing the most recent information I receive with the residents regarding the pandemic and the numbers that are affecting the residents of North Haledon and Passaic County."
The mayor has served in that office for the past 22 years and previously as a councilman for 4 years. "Government is all about serving the citizens and sharing the most up-to-date information that is available. I recommended to that person that during the pandemic, they should perhaps remove themselves from the Nixle system if they feel that they are being burdened with too much information. When the pandemic is over, and it will be, then they can put their name back on the Nixle system."
George also reported that North Haledon had a total of 139 positive cases of coronavirus. "The negative test results continue to be higher than the positive test results in North Haledon, and we hope that will continue to be the trend."
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