HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Township residents are being asked to approve the addition of capital expenditures in the 2018 budget for the purchase of fire fighting equipment.

Voting will take place on Monday, Nov. 13 from 2-9 pm and will be held at the Fire Safety office in the municipal complex,379 South Branch Road.

There are three expenditures for voters' consideration. Each is classified as a capital expense and cannot be put into the 2018 budget without voter approval. 

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The three items to be voted on:

Two boats, one for station 38 and one for station 36, needed for water rescues.  Total expenditure not to exceed $50,000

Two replacement vehicles for fire marshals. These vehicles would replace two 10-year-old vehicles with over 100,000 miles that are no longer reliable with maintenance costs  rising. Total expenditure not to exceed $75,000

Turnout gear to replace worn gear and provide gear for new members. Total expenditure not to exceed $75,000

Voter approval for the replacement of a pumper tanker for station 37 and an engine for station 38 will be on the ballot in February, 2018; if approved the vehicles will be purchased in 2019.

The overall budget amount for 2018 will not change if these items are approved.

This special election is being conducted in accordance with N.J.S.A. title 40A