KENILWORTH, NJ – The Kenilworth Borough Council approved Ordinance 2017-05 at Wednesday night’s meeting, which authorizes the township to use $1,455,500 for public improvements.

The appropriation for the money was detailed by the borough, with the largest amounts, $570,000 each, being used for new police equipment and the undertaking of the 2016 Capital Road Improvement Program.

The Kenilworth Police Department will acquire an automated external defibrillator, a video door release, computers, weapon equipment, department flooring, detective bureau siding, a pole camera, solar blinking pedestrian lights and ballistic vests. The program will repair storm drainage systems, curbs, sidewalks and more as determined by the borough engineer and approved by the council.

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“This is the capital budget,” Mayor Anthony DeLuca said.

Along with the police equipment and road improvements, portions of the budget will be used to purchase new computer equipment for various borough departments, generators for the Department of Public Works, Detective Bureau and Borough Hall, playground equipment at DiMario Park, a street sweeper for the DPW, partial funding for a new fire engine, and new turnout gear and SCBA Bottles for the Kenilworth Fire Department.

The committee unanimously approved the ordinance.