The department accurately and responsibly handles all financial matters for the township in accordance with the state law, and follows all directives and policies as given by the governing body.
Vendor payments are made the Wednesday following their approval at the 2nd Township Committee meeting of the month, or the Wednesday following the 4th Tuesday.
The department of purchasing is responsible for the processing of requisitions and generation of purchase orders of goods, materials and services in the most efficient manner, through well managed competitive practices while encouraging an atmosphere of fairness, honesty and integrity in dealing with vendors, suppliers and staff.
The department's function also includes the implementing and formulating of bid specifications, advertising for competitive bids, recommending awards and processing state contract resolutions for the governing body. In addition to purchasing and contracting functions, the department provides the disposal of surplus equipment, and maintains a major moveable asset inventory.