Eatontown acquires free military surplus vehicles for borough use

A Monmouth County town is putting some former military equipment to good use. Eatontown has been acquiring military surplus like Humvees, Broncos, and heavy duty

Eatontown has been acquiring military surplus like Humvees,

Eatontown has been acquiring military surplus like Humvees, Broncos, and heavy duty tow trucks to help take care of needs within the town. (Credit: News 12 New Jersey)

EATONTOWN - A Monmouth County town is putting some former military equipment to good use.

Eatontown has been acquiring military surplus like Humvees, Broncos, and heavy duty tow trucks to help take care of needs within the town. 

Some may need a paint job, but in the end it's saving the town hundreds of thousands of dollars because the items are free.

"These military vehicles were given to us by the federal government and we're utilizing them for different purposes in Eatontown," says Automotive Services Division Manager Larry Olivadoti. He says that includes snow plowing, traffic safety, and compost sites.

Olivadoti says they paint every vehicle either green and orange representing the borough, or black and white for Eatontown Police.

The process of acquiring these vehicles is as easy as filling out an application, and it costs the taxpayers nothing.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Man arrested in shooting involving Fetty Wap now 1 Man arrested in shooting involving Fetty Wap facing robbery charges
2 VIDEO: Extended footage from NYPD Emergency Services Unit graduation
The owners of a home in Westfield say 3 Attorney: Homeowners got another letter from 'The Watcher'
Wells Fargo is rolling out cardless ATMs where 4 Word on the Street: Cardless ATMs
A second arrest was made in a shooting 5 2nd arrest made in shooting involving rapper Fetty Wap

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE