With COVID-19 threats possibly lurking around town the local government is taking a new step to protect employees and residents who have business to conduct with township employees.
This week the Township of West Milford Council was expected to adopt a resolution to authorize spending $40,000 to buy plexiglass barriers to be installed at places where residents will be having direct contact with employees.
Resolution 2020-288 will allow purchase of plexiglass barriers to separate employees and residents who are taking care of business.
This is in accord with the New Jersey (DCA) emergency purchasing procedures resulting from the Governor’s Declaration of a State of Emergency via an Executive Order in response to the Coronavirus outbreak.
Passage of the resolution was necessary because of an existing local ordinance setting the bid threshold at $17,500. The Emergency Management Coordinator requested the purchase of the plexiglass barriers from American Mobile Glass to protect the health and safety of township employees and the public and allow for continuation of municipal operations.
The purchase conforms to all state purchasing laws and guidelines. Officials said it is within the budget appropriation established for the purpose.