Jenkintown’s Letter of Intent to receive free cost-benefit analysis for police, fire, emergency management services has been approved

In late May, Jenkintown Borough Council submitted a Letter of Intent to the Governor’s Center for Local Government Services, which is a division of the Department of Community and Economic Development that administers the state’s Peer Assistance Program.

The borough announced today that the application was approved on Wednesday, June 12.

According to borough manager George Locke, qualified professionals will evaluate the borough’s policies and procedures, and then make recommendations as to how money can be spent most effectively.

“Administration was happy to hear we were accepted into the program and look forward to participating in the process,” Locke said in an email. “We have signed the ‘Articles of Agreement’ and sent it back to the DCED for them to sign and formalize. We are filling out the paperwork they sent us and looking forward to getting the process started.”

The consultation will be done at no cost. In July 2023, Jenkintown’s borough council voted 8-0 to contract with Bellevue Communication “to provide professional consulting and communications services,” according to the agenda. Locke said private consultation services like Bellevue can cost upwards of $20,000.

The borough’s announcement can be found below:

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