NEW BRUNSWICK<NJ  - Furniture, handguns, ammunition, cars and a sewer camera will be purchased under a $5.7 million capital improvement budget that county freeholders approved recently.

The fiscal year 2018 budget includes $921,750 for furniture and fixtures for facilities countywide, including $300,000 for the county Adult Corrections Center in North Brunswick.

Human Services, Youth Services and the Sheriff’s Department are among other agencies to get new chairs and other furniture.

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The single largest item in the budget is $2.02 million for computer hardware and software. An additional $572,433 is allocated for software and hardware for the county clerk’s office.

Another $1 million is included for the purchase of equipment for highway and bridges work and maintenance.

Freeholders included $100,000 for the purchase of vehicles and another $100,000 will be spent for security cameras and upgrades for security systems. There is a separate allocation of $150,000 for camera equipment at the corrections center.

The budget includes $40,000 to buy handguns for the county Sheriff’s Department, and another $60,000 to purchase bullet-proof vests for sheriff’s officers.

For the prosecutor’s office, $20,000 was allocated for tactical vests, $6,150 will be used to purchase weapons and ammunition, and $1,800 will be spent on rifle optics.

Freeholders approved $5,000 for the county Board of Elections to purchase electronic polling books. The county will also spend $85,000 for warehouse parts at the Board of Elections, which is responsible for all the voting machines in the county.

The budget also includes $4,500 for the purchase of a sewer camera for the Division of Environmental Health.