Talking Ed Note: A full week after the City Council did not vote on the proposed amended Suez water contract, the Mayor's Office issued the above statement.
Some details are established such as the timing of the negotiations with Suez, the water vendor to the City of Hoboken. Other questions are outstanding such as when the exploding 2014 liability was discovered and who knew and may have acted sooner.
That the City Auditor stood before the council last week and stated he had no knowledge on the amount of the liability until the day prior is only one of the disturbing questions in this unfortunate situation.
The letter from the Auditor was released to the City Council AT the meeting last Wednesday. It artfully states there was "no bill" for overage water usage "nor any correspondence."
It deftly avoids the matter of knowledge which was a conflicting matter among several mentioned at the meeting from a day, two months and a year.
So there Hoboken finds itself.