A parade of sorts rolled through the city of Vineland today to celebrate a new agreement between Cumberland County officials and representatives with the Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA).
On Thursday, December 27th, a fleet of 11 new compressed natural gas collection vehicles from the ACUA drove through downtown Vineland to their new home at the Cumberland County Improvement Authority.
This was to mark the ACUA's entrance into Cumberland County.
ACUA officials say this new shared services agreement will benefit everyone in the community in more ways than one, and they look forward to expanding further into Cumberland County in the future.
"Shared services is really something that's a responsible way for local governments to go here in New Jersey to help level-ize or reduce property taxes and this is one way to do that," said Rich Dovey, president, ACUA. "So we're sharing our expertise and experience, and we're going to bring it to the city of Vineland first and hopefully some other municipalities in Cumberland County going forward."
As part of the new five-year partnership, officials with the ACUA will provide Vineland residents with trash, bulk waste, and recycling collection services beginning in January.