BEDMINSTER, NJ — The Township Committee recently passed an ordinance for the purchase of new vehicles and equipment for the Bedminster Department of Public Works.

As part of the township’s vehicle replacement program, Bedminster has appropriated $100,000 for motor vehicle and heavy equipment upgrades for the DPW. 

The ordinance was adopted at the July 20 meeting of the Township Committee.

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“Normally, we do around $75,000,” said Bedminster municipal clerk and administrator Judith Sullivan. “This year, we’re doing $100,000 because there is a truck and (a) plow that are part of this plan, so it’s a little more this year.”

Any insurance settlements resulting from insurance claims involving motor vehicles and heavy equipment for the Public Works Department may be used to reimburse the Capital Improvement Fund.

Another ordinance passed last week authorized $41,700 for equipment for the Police Department, including $15,000 for a new police car with computer, lights and cage, and $25,000 as part of a three-year installment for in-car video systems for police cars. The video systems would cost a total of $75,000 spread over the three years to pay them off.