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New Paterson Ordinance Will Fine Gas Stations That Pump Fuel to Illegal Vehicles

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By: Richard L. Smith 

The Honorable Mayor Andre Sayegh and Paterson Corporation Counsel Aymen Aboushi will be on hand to announce Paterson's new ordinance barring the dispersion of gas from gas pumps to illegal vehicles.

According to Paterson city officials, the ordinance mainly targets and includes all-terrain vehicles, dirt bikes, and snowmobiles.

Paterson officials said any individuals violating the ordinance would be fined no less than $500 for the first offense and up to $2,000 for subsequent violations within a calendar year.

Officials would not say how the ordinance would affect customers who arrive at the gas station with approved canisters hoping to refill to fuel illegal vehicles elsewhere. 

According to Paterson Mayor Sayeh, illegal vehicles have caused multiple injuries and fatalities throughout the years in Paterson.

"We seek to ensure the safety and well-being of residents, property owners, and those that use ATVs, dirt bikes, and snowmobiles within the city," Paterson Mayor Sayeh said in a statement.

Officials are scheduled to meet for the gas dispersion of illegal vehicles ordinance announcement at around 11 a.m. today at the Chestnut Market at 19 East 33rd Street.