Gloucester Township, Camden county
In a typical 7-0 vote Gloucester Township council voted to waste taxpayers dollars on a "red light camera" evaluation in the same month that the program is set to expire.
The red light camera program is reaching the 5 year pilot expiration period and the state legislature doesn't appear be interested in renewing the controversial program.
Remington and Vernick, the engineering firm for Gloucester Township, along with many other municipalities, is now scheduled to evaluate the 10 red light cameras along Blackwood Clementon roads at a cost of $1223.00 to township taxpayers again. When asked to "table" the proposal, council ignored the request and rammed the proposal through.
In a 7-0 vote council members Glen Biancchini, Orlando Mercado, Sam Siler, Frank Schmidt,Dan Hutchison, Tracy Trotto, Michelle Winters unanimously voted to spend the unnecessary funds to Remington and Vernick.
Remington and Vernick coincidentally has contributed almost $250,000 dollars to the Democratic political party PACs of the campaigns of those who voted. Through the past few years the engineering firm has made one time political contributions to the Gloucester Township Democratic PACs of $10,400 , $7,200 , $5,100 and on. Contributions totaling $213,000 over the past 6 years.
It's no wonder that Gloucester Township Council refused to pass common sense "Pay to play" legislation. It seems to be alive and well.