TRENTON, NJ — Disagreements over the city’s purchasing contract are putting the toilet paper supply in jeopardy, according to Bloomberg.
There is ample capital to purchase toilet paper for the capitol and other building’s in New Jersey’s capital, but the city council is refusing to sign off on the purchase order, the story stated.
City Hall has enough toilet paper to last through March 16, but fears have been expressed over other municipal buildings running out sooner than that, the story noted.
According to the article, the standoff began last November when the city council scoffed at Mayor Tony Mack’s decision to add $4,000 in paper cups to the $42,573 order for paper products, claiming the price was far too high and that no bids were solicited from Trenton-based suppliers.
George Muschal, a retired city police officer who now represents Trenton’s South Ward, said, “We’re the checks and balances over the administration, and we’re not going to send out any blank checks.”
Muschal also cited reports that the proposed paper supplies order is unnecessarily large because employees may be stealing product for use in their homes, the story added.
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