Township Council Approves $1.5 Million In Purchases

Purchases of goods and services worth nearly $1.5 million were approved Aug. 12 by the Township Council.

The purchases covered items ranging from equipment for the Police Department to professional financial services.

Highland Park-based Hodulik & Morrison was awarded a two-year contract worth $830,000 for financial and grant administrative services. The contract is worth $385,000 per year for the financial services, and $30,000 per year for the grant administrative services.

The council approved a one-year, $240,000 extension to a 2011 contract with HD Supply Waterworks of Edison for transmitters for a fixed-based meter reading system. The original contract allowed for two extensions, of which this is the second.

A $125,00 contract for appraisal services was awarded to R.J. Edgar Appraisals of Morristown and Appraisal Consultants of Livingston. Both companies were previously employed by the township and won out over five other bidders.

The council approved $221,000 in purchases for equipment for the police department:

  • Nearly half of the amount – $108,000 – is for a contract with Major Police Supply of Kenvil for emergency lights and other equipment for seven new police vehicles and two unmarked conversion vehicles.
  • A $50,341 contract with Motorola Communications of Montvale was approved for eight mobile radio rigs for new police cars.
  • Morphotrac Inc. of Albany, NY was awarded a $39,125 contract for a LiveScan fingerprinting and mug shot system.
  • Eagle Point Gun Shop of Thorofare was awarded a $14,686.73 contract for practice and duty ammunition.
  • L-3 Mobilvision of Boonton was awarded an $8,848.70 contract to supply in-car video equipment for the department’s new cars.

Funding for all of the equipment was included in the township’s 2014 capital budget.

Morbark, Inc. of Winn, Minnesota was awarded a $36,231,51 contract for a Beever M12R wood chipper.

The council awarded a $20,327 contract to the Campbell Foundry Co. of Harrison for replacement catch basin inlet heads and grates for capital improvement projects throughout the year.

Dano Enterprises Inc. of Stamford, Ct. was awarded a $13,040 contract for 40,000 biodegradable and recyclable leaf bags.

The council also authorized a $10,922.60 contract renewal with SHI International of Somerset for support and maintenance of the township’s Unitrends computer backup and archiving devices.

The council also added a second vendor to its previously approved $300,000 contract for rock salt. In January, the council approved a resolution to contract with the Morris County Cooperative program for the rock salt; the Aug. 12 resolution added the Somerset County Cooperative Program to the contract.

In total, the council voted to spend $1,496,522.54.

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