Rocky Hill extends police contract one month

By: Jake Uitti
   ROCKY HILL — The Borough Council has approved a one-month extension of its traffic-enforcement contract with the South Bound Brook Police Department to March 10 — 30 days beyond the contract’s Feb. 10 deadline — in anticipation of a new 2006 contract expected to be approved in March.
   Mayor George Morren said the council hopes to vote on another police contract soon.
   "We carried over our current contract for the next month," Mayor Morren said. "The new contract isn’t finished yet to adopt. It should be soon. We are still figuring out details like administrative costs. Those vary year to year."
   Mayor Morren said the borough is very satisfied with South Bound Brook’s traffic-enforcement services, which last year included a 12-month period of service of 50 patrolling hours per month in the borough, and an additional 50 hours for "special details," including random mobile inspections, the mayor said.
   The 2006 contract — to come before the Borough Council by March — likely will include an agreement to have a South Bound Brook officer present while the borough conducts its regular court proceedings, the mayor said.
   The officer will be paid overtime fees, he added.
   Other than the new court service, the soon-to-be-adopted 2006 contract should look about the same as last year’s, Mayor Morren said.