Sunday, November 30, 2008

Fanwood Police Departments shows us why New Jersey municipalities have such financial difficulties.

So I went home this weekend for Thanksgiving. While Elizabeth and I were out walking Sebastian's dog Hun, I showed her where we used to go sledding as children behind the municipal complex. We walked by two SUVs, a Ford Explorer and a Ford Expedition, owned by the Fanwood Police Department.

Fanwood is a small one square mile town with no place more than a few hundred meters from a single road. Other than the powerlines shown below I doubt there is any place one could even drive off-road.

Perhaps if the Fanwood Police Department considered the operating costs of such vehicles like the rest of us do, they'd be able to spend a few less tax dollars.