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Cleaning contract raises a stink

June 23, 2011

VENTNOR, NJ — The terms of a private janitorial services contract are dividing city commissioners, according to the Shore News Today.

Commissioner Stephen Weintrob voted down an approved resolution which would have awarded a two-year contract to clean the town''s public restrooms to Action Janitorial, the article stated.

According to the article, Weintrob objected because certain provisions he felt necessary were left out of the contract, including the cleaning of outside bathrooms at the town library and tennis courts.

Currently, public works is cleaning bathrooms and the seasonal employees hired at the tennis courts are cleaning those bathrooms, and Mayor Theresa Kelly said there have been no reported problems, the article noted.

"Just the opposite, things seem to be working out. So, why spend additional money when we haven''t really budgeted for any of it," Kelly said.

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