HACKENSACK- Bergen County officials on Wednesday authorized a shared services contract with the Borough of North Arlington for vehicle maintenance and repair of the borough’s fleet of vehicles, as part of Bergen County Executive James J. Tedesco and the Board of Chosen Freeholders’ vision of offering County services to Bergen County’s 70 municipalities to increase efficiency and provide savings to taxpayers.
The contract allows North Arlington to make use of the services and facilities of the County’s Mechanical Services division and vehicle repair facility, located in Paramus off of Farview Avenue. Previously, the Borough has sought such services from private vendors at greater expense to the taxpayers.
“Shared Services contracts like this are a win-win for the residents of North Arlington and the taxpayers of Bergen County,” said Freeholder Chairman Steve Tanelli. “North Arlington has a need to repair and maintain its vehicles, and we have a beautiful new facility in Paramus and experienced personnel who can make the repairs. We have passed similar shared services contracts this year with Washington Township and New Milford for vehicle maintenance and repair. As more and more towns sign on to utilize these services, it will translate to further efficiencies and tax savings for Bergen County residents.”
“I’m pleased that we can offer North Arlington and other municipalities high quality, efficient service through the Division of Mechanical Services,” said County Executive James J. Tedesco. “These vehicles help provide essential services to community residents and their maintenance and repair is a necessary expense. This shared service agreement allows North Arlington to save the taxpayers money while maintaining the quality of life residents expect.”
The County has passed similar shared with the Boroughs of New Milford, Northvale, and Fort Lee for street sweeper rental, and has other agreements in the works with other municipalities and school districts.