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Fair Lawn to Outsource Payroll and Cleaning Services

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FAIR LAWN - The Borough Council agreed to outsource its payroll and employee time tracking, plus its cleaning services, which will save taxpayers approximately $300,000 annually.

At the May 16 work session, borough manager Jim Van Kruiningen explained the savings to Mayor John Cosgrove and council members.

"I want to be sure to say no one will be losing their jobs because of these moves," he said.

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The new system, which allows employees to check-in and check-out in any borough building, will be installed on Sept. 1 or Oct. 1, Van Kruiningen said.

"We'll run it with the old system for 90-120 days, just to make sure everything is working," he said.

After setup costs, in year one, the borough will save $89,341 and in year two, $118,000.

The borough manager recommended, as well, outsourcing cleaning services. Currently, borough employees perform the duties. Employees who have cleaning in their job descriptions will shift more toward maintenance rolls, Van Kruiningen said.

In a shared services agreement with the Board of Education, the borough will hire Aramark to clean its buildings for a savings of approximately $200,000 annually.

The schools have been working with the company for "five to six years, and they raved about them," Van Kruiningen said.

Both moves will appear as resolutions on the May 23 agenda.

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