NEW YORK, NY – February 1, 2011 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Sparta Commercial Services, Inc. (OTCBB: SRCO) announced today that the Township of Bloomfield, NJ has entered into its third lease agreement with Sparta’s Municipal Lease Program to upgrade the town’s police motorcycle fleet.
Bloomfield’s initial lease transaction with Sparta occurred in 2007, which was renewed in 2009. The town has now executed a new lease agreement for 2011. New Jersey is one of thirteen states with various agencies now utilizing Sparta’s Municipal Lease Program, and the Company is currently in discussions with agencies in several other states.
The Sparta program has been generating increased interest among municipalities during recent years, mainly because of the opportunity it affords jurisdictions to pay for their equipment over time, rather than the previous method of paying entirely up front and depleting already thin coffers. Sparta’s program allows local governments to reduce the capital outlays in their annual budgets.
Describing his satisfaction with Sparta’s Municipal Lease Program, Motor Officer Ben Christiano of the Bloomfield Police Department, said, “This is our third time leasing through Sparta and the fifth year of our relationship with them. Everything was perfect and everything happened on schedule. Once again, leasing was made easy. And as the officer assigned to complete the documentation, as well as ride the motorcycle, it was certainly appreciated. I don’t know of any other leasing company that calls their customers every so often just to see how things are going.”
While Sparta’s original Municipal Lease Program was limited to police motorcycles, the program has since dramatically expanded the eligible asset classes that are now acceptable. Whatever the equipment — motorcycles, police cruisers, EMS vehicles, fire trucks, buses, tactical vehicles, or even surveillance equipment — Sparta’s Municipal Lease Program can accommodate virtually any essentially needed equipment that local or state governments require.
Commenting on the latest transaction with Bloomfield, Anthony Havens, Sparta’s CEO, said, “It’s always gratifying when any municipality renews or adds a new agreement under our Municipal Program. These decisions underscore our commitment to the jurisdictions we’re engaged with, and clearly demonstrate their satisfaction with our program and the outstanding service we provide to our municipal clients.”
About Sparta Commercial Services, Inc.:
Sparta Commercial Services, Inc., www.spartacommercial.com, is a New York-based, nationwide financial services company offering financing and leasing products to consumers and retail powersports and automotive dealers. Sparta also serves municipal and governmental agencies nationwide with its Municipal Lease Program, which offers financing for essential equipment for the law enforcement and emergency response communities.
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SOURCE: Sparta Commercial Services, Inc.