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Posted Oct. 08, 2019

“Our Passaic County community includes our furry friends, which is why the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Passaic County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Unit join together every year to advocate for our homeless pets through Paws in the Park,” stated Deputy Freeholder Director Cassandra “Sandi” Lazzara. 

Posted Sep. 27, 2019
The latest improvements to Garret Mountain Reservation will include additions to the Auto Overlook and High Meadow area of the reservation, while still staying true to the original Olmsted design.
Posted Sep. 26, 2019
The project includes exterior and interior repairs, site improvements and the rehabilitation and restoration of the adjacent Carriage House. The Carriage House is going to be repurposed as a visitor center, office suites, community meeting space, and a permanent library for the Passaic County Historical Society’s archives.
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. 
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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