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Page 6 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • December 24, 2008 Franklin Lakes Council considers lightning detection system by Frank J. McMahon The Franklin Lakes Borough Coun- cil is considering an expenditure of about $30,000 for the installation of a lightning detection and warning system with wireless remote siren systems at the borough’s ath- letic fi elds, and at the athletic fi elds located at the three elementary schools. The lightning detection and warning system and wireless remote siren systems had been recommended by the borough’s Recreation Committee, whose members thought the board of education would cover part of the cost of the system. But John Ciurciu, the borough’s recreation and parks director, advised the council at a recent public meeting that the board of education had decided not to participate in the proj- ect. The system at the borough’s athletic fi elds will cost $20,725, and the systems at the board of education fi elds would cost $9,835, including installation and electrical power requirements. Michael Solokas, the business admin- istrator for the school district, advised that the board of education considers this proj- ect to be very worthwhile, but does not feel it can absorb that cost at this time due to budgetary constraints. If the borough proceeds with the proj- Franklin Lakes Schools FL BRIGHT HORIZONS BOARD LEARNING ED CENTER OF EARLY A general education preschool program for 3 and 4-year olds ect, the systems would be located at the artifi cial turf fi eld at the Pulis Avenue Rec- reation Center on Vichiconti Way, the ath- letic fi elds behind the municipal building on DeKorte Drive, the Tommy John Field behind the library, the McBride Field on Franklin Lake Road, and the three board of education fi elds located at the Colonial Road School, the High Mountain Road School, and the Woodside Avenue School. The borough would be responsible for routine maintenance if the system is pur- chased and installed, and the servicing of the components of the system is recom- mended every three years, or as required. Ciurciu explained that the borough uses the board of education fi elds and the Franklin Avenue Middle School uses the borough’s Pulis Avenue Recreation Center fi eld. But Mayor Maura DeNicola advised that there is only $24,000 in the borough’s budget for this project, and the Recreation Committee anticipated the participation of the board of education in the project. Ciur- ciu said, however, that he felt the borough would be able to cover the cost of the board of education fi elds in the project, but not with all “bells and whistles” of the original project. The council remanded the project to the Recreation Committee for further study and will place it on the agenda for the council’s work session for discussion in January. The manufacturer, Strike Guard, claims it employs state-of-the-art technology to address even the most demanding lightning safety and equipment protection applica- tions. According to the company’s website, its lightning warning system is designed for critical applications and it monitors cloud, and cloud-to-ground, lightning and pro- vides “contact-closure signaling at user-set lightning activity thresholds.” The company also claims that its patented optical signal processing and proprietary optical-coinci- dence technology prevent false alarms. Dr. Heather Sculthorpe is proud to present Tracy Collins, a 2006 winner of the Hygienist of the Year from RDH Magazine. Now Accepting Patients Information Sessions for Sept. 08 Enrollment: January 15, 2009 - 4:00 p.m. January 22, 2009 - 7:00 p.m. at High Mountain Rd. School, 765 High Mountain Rd. Morning Session or Full-Day Session Available AM Session: 9:00-11:30 AM Session With Lunch: 9:00-12:15 Full Day 9:00-2:45 Tracy Collins, RDH and Heather Sculthorpe, DMD CHILDREN’S DENTAL SPECIALIST BRAND NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART OFFICE 841 Franklin Ave, Suite 2 FRANKLIN LAKES • 201-891-0096 • Specially Trained Staff • Digital X-rays • Latex-Free • TVs • Video Games • Toys • Prizes SATURDAY HOURS AVAILABLE Specialty Permit #5582 HARDING WINE & SPIRIT So far to date we have sold almost one thousand bottles of Liberty Creek. It’s amazing when you have a great product, even in tough times people respond. That’s why we are so excited to continue to offer this wonderful Californian wine for the incredibly low price of $5.99 for a 1.5 liter bottle. (This is not a misprint!) Before we bought it, we tried it. Very simply this wine is easily worth twice this price. WE DELIVER Great News! The “Zin” is in ! We now have Liberty Creek White Zinfande l. You’ve got to try it! HUGE WINE SELECTION Beer • Super Premium Spirits Party Planning • Gift Baskets Free Parking • Ice • Soda 201-445-7122 305 E. Ridgewood Ave Ridgewood, NJ DEBIT CARDS ACCEPTED Lots of holidays and family events are quickly coming upon us. Why not buy a case each of Liberty Creek Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon & White Zinfandel!