The search for a new emergency generator at the Washington Township Municipal Complex will continue in hopes of finding a more reasonable price, officials decided this week.
The council voted this week to reject the four bids the township had received for a new generator. The bids came in between $148,000 and $196,000, according to Mayor Janet Sobkowicz.
Officials had estimated the generator would cost closer to $115,000, township Administrator Catherine Navarro-Steinel said.
Sobkowicz said they hoped to reach a wider field of bidders this time because they added the Star-Ledger to the list of official newspapers, allowing them to place an ad there.
The township has been renting a generator ever since the old one spewed carbon monoxide into the Police Department, shortly after Hurricane Irene.