Upper Freehold, N.J. Considers Vending Machines For Soccer Complex; Vendor Offers 20 To 30 Percent Commission

Upper Freehold, N.J.’s governing body will consider a proposal to install drink and snack machines at a soccer complex and the municipal building; Pinnacle Vending Group in Hamilton has offered to pay 20 to 30 percent of the machine’s revenue as commission, according to The Examiner in Freehold, N.J. For the full story, click here

Editor’s Insight: The newspaper reporting this story should find out how the public officials will verify the commission payments.

Government accounts typically receive high commissions, but in many cases, the decision makers do not verify they are receiving the proper payments. It’s the local media’s job to make sure the taxpayers’ interests are being protected. 09-22-11 By Elliot Maras