Town employees in Mahwah Township are asking for the town council to take action against Mayor John F. Roth after a letter entitled, “Concerned Employees of the Township of Mahwah” was obtained by the press. The letter recounts how a township employee threw a party at her home, with 20-25 attendees. The Mayor is said to have driven to the party drunk, consumed more alcohol at the party, and after disappearing, was discovered “undressed sleeping in” the hostess’s bed.
The incident, according to the letter, sparked embarrassed gossip in township offices, as well as an effort by the mayor to cover it up. The letter writer says that Roth’s actions have created a “toxic and hostile workplace” that has “already caused issues in the office which make it nearly impossible to work collectively.”
The Township Council is investigating, but has no authority to fire Roth. Voters have recalled mayors in Mahwah’s recent past. In fact, in 2016, voters recalled former Mayor Bill Laforet, who was subsequently defeated by Roth to hold the seat.
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