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Council Approves Purchases of Four Vehicles

It's the armored rescue vehicle that's been getting all the attention, but Gloucester Township Council approved several other vehicle purchases Monday night.

Township Council approved the purchase of four vehicles Monday night at a cost of nearly $200,000.

The vehicles are identified in three separate resolutions as an E-350 van for $23,236.51, a 2013 passenger van for $23,670 and two 3-yard dump trucks with plow-and-spreader packages for a total of $152,956.

The township is buying the two vans from Mall Chevrolet and the two dump trucks from Flemington Ford.

The vehicle purchases were approved as part of Council's consent agenda.

The vehicles are being purchased under state contract—a process which allows municipalities to avoid going out to bid for specific equipment and usually brings the lowest possible price.

The four vehicle purchases flew under the radar, as the public's interest as it relates to government spending has been focused squarely so far this year on the Police Department's pending acquisition of an armored rescue vehicle.

The lone bid for the armored rescue vehicle came in at $277,986 on Wednesday.

GTWatchdawg February 22, 2013 at 12:41 AM
Typical response..... instead of answering the question about the passenger van. It's the "blame game". Why not just blame George Bush.
Schu February 22, 2013 at 01:42 AM
The rich aren't paying their fair share.
Charles February 22, 2013 at 01:08 PM
How about the huge %age that pay NOTHING? They sure aren't paying ANY share!
Mayor Blackberry February 22, 2013 at 01:12 PM
It is also ironic the curent mayor used to use his chief of staff / pet assemblywoman as his personal chauffer.
Sybil Evans February 22, 2013 at 11:47 PM
Lets see Ray who started the blame game here? That would be you: "Would that be POLITICAL "GOTV" (get out the vote) ? Think about it......... Your thoughts??" Problem for you is you got a truthful answer and didn't expect it, It's a shame for you but the truth hurts. Why not blame Bush? Well he was not the Mayor of Gloucester Twp taking helicopter rides to Fort Dix and using the Police Chief as her personal Chauffeur for car rides to her lunch meetings with Realtor Linda Musser discussing her political aspirations to run for council with Rau-Hatton heading the ticket for mayor. That's way worse then any GOTV especially since the scenario I laid out happened yours, is a witch hunt that never happened.

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