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Funds for New Ambulance, Road Repaving Approved

Ambulance to replace older model for Basking Ridge first aid squad.

The on Monday gave approval to proposals to purchase a new ambulance for theand to patch township roads throughout the municipality.

The committee unanimously approved a contract to order an ambulance from Bay Head Investments Inc. for $164,448.

The new emergency vehicle would replace an ambulance that is 12 years old, said Township Administrator Bruce McArthur. Outfitting the ambulance to meet specifications could take up to a year before arrival, he said.

The committee also voted 4-0 to again hire Renda Roads Inc. for 2012 road repairs in the township. The contractor would fulfill the township's annual road patching program in the township this year, McArthur said.

The amount listed on the agenda is a bid for $248,975, or an amount not to exceed $260,000 for an alternate proposal.

The township has not been borrowing funds to pay for such projects, but instead has been setting funds aside in the annual budget.

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