— Mike Stefanelli, former custodian for the Lawrence Township Police and Court Building, was told this week his services were essentially no longer needed and that the Township Council approved an $87,600 contract with a local private cleaning company, according to The Trentonian
Stefanelli and another employee are being replaced by All Clean Business Services Inc. of Lawrence
as a cost-cutting measure.
Municipal Manager Richard S. Krawczun said the result will be a savings in about $18,000 for the first year of privatization, including savings on employee benefits, stated the article.
Krawczun also added that the switch will avoid another issue of the past. Another benefit of the switchover from township employees to a private company, he noted, is that whenever a township worker was absent, another employee “had to be redeployed” to cover the job.
With All Clean, the company will send another of its workers without disruption to township personnel, he said.