Princeton officials are slated tonight to hire a new company to clean municipal offices and stop using workers from ARC Mercer, a nonprofit organization that trains and employs people with developmental disabilities. The council’s public meeting will take place tonight at 7 p.m. at the municipal building at 400 Witherspoon Street.
A resolution approving the change is listed on the council agenda. Town officials want to hire CNS Cleaning Co., Inc., for $134,460, about $36,000 less than the current contract. Sources said some officials at town hall have not been happy with the job the ARC employees have been doing. Officials also want to use the cheaper company.
Representatives for the ARC have said several inspections of the ARC employees’ work were conducted and the workers met or exceeded industry standards.
The council will also vote on an ordinance that would reduce some of the parking meter limits on University Place to three hours. Some people who work in town and park at the long-term meters all day have objected to the change, which is being made at the request of the owner of the new restaurants at the former Dinky station. The station properties are owned by Princeton University. The three-hour metered parking zone will be located on the east side of University Place between College Road and the Berlind Theatre crosswalk.
The council is slated to approve a bond ordinance for capital improvements totaling $6.5 million. The council will also consider a request to buy five police vehicles for $131.257. Princeton will also enter into a shared services agreement with Montgomery Township to improve a portion of Cherry Valley Road for $2.3 million.