The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs’ Municipal Consolidation Act, published in 2008, recommends “the consolidation of sparsely populated municipalities.” The “sparsely populated” regions, between 100 and 500 people, according to the state document, would consolidate with “contiguous municipalities having larger populations.” The document states that consolidation “should be encouraged as a means to reduce the costs of local government.”
- The Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders approved a shared services contract with the Borough of North Arlington for the rental and usage of a county-owned street sweeper.
- This contract is part of the county’s efforts to offer services for its 70 municipalities, increase efficiency, and save taxpayer money, reports the Daily Voice.
- Earlier this year, the board passed a resolution offering North Arlington to use the county’s garage for fleet maintenance.
“This contract is part of the county’s efforts to offer services for its 70 municipalities, increase efficiency, and save taxpayer money, reports the Daily Voice.”