SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The Borough Council passed a bond ordinance authorizing the purchase of four new police SUVs and two new Public Works vehicles at the December 15th meeting.  The bond ordinance totaled $385,000.  The ordinance was passed along party lines with Democratic Councilman CJ Diana being the lone dissenting vote.

“I’d like to thank the Mayor and Council for authorizing the purchase of four police vehicles,” said Councilman Robert Bengivenga.  “These vehicles are an asset to the department, and are needed to help the police patrol the community.”

The two DPW pieces of equipment consist of a tandem dump truck, and a mason dump truck.  According to South Plainfield officials the tandem dump truck will be used in the winter to plow and salt roads, and in the summer to carry stone, dirt and asphault.