In August, Judge Henry F. Zwack handed down a decision in Colarusso's latest lawsuit against the Planning Board. In response, the Common Council and the Hudson Planning Board authorized the attorneys representing the City in this lawsuit to move forward with a Notice of Appeal related to the decision. Yesterday, Gossips learned that an appeal of the decision has been filed.
Last night, at the public hearing on the proposed 2023 budget, Donna Streitz expressed concern that the amount budgeted for attorneys' fees might not be adequate to defend against the Colarusso lawsuit. Mayor Kamal Johnson explained that there was money in a contingency fund for legal expenses. Council president Tom DePietro added that money had been allocated in the 2022 budget for expenses related to the Colarusso lawsuit which had not yet been used and would be carried over into 2023.
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