Deputy Mayor Anthony Minniti wants to propose legislation that would require all township-owned vehicles to carry GPS tracking devices, in light of recent theft and corruption charges brought to several sewerage authority employees this week.
Township committee members will discuss the proposal during the next public meeting, an executive session on March 5.
“These are immediate steps that we can take to mitigate situations like a backhoe disappearing or people winding up outside of the Cinnaminson border,” Minniti said.
A deadlined backhoe prompted commissioners at the Cinnaminson Sewerage Authority to take a closer look at equipment and other spending. After suspecting criminal behavior, commissioners contacted the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office. Cinnaminson Police were prompted to start the investigation, and over the course of at least three months, other law enforcement was involved.