Franklin Lakes April 8, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • Page 9 Council sets policy for recreation banners by Frank J. McMahon The Franklin Lakes Council has passed a resolution approving a policy for the sale and display of banners by the Franklin Lakes Youth & Recreation Foundation. The foundation, known as the FLYRF, is a non-profit organization formed for the purpose of supporting the borough’s recreation programs and contributing towards the payment of the debt service for the Pulis Avenue athletic field, which has an artificial turf surface. Members of the foundation attended recent meetings of the governing body to present their rationale for approving the banner policy. They requested the council’s permission to sell banners and hang them at the borough’s recreational facilities in accordance with policies approved by the council and the Recreation and Parks Committee. The committee previously approved the policy, which will permit the foundation to sell advertising banners to hang on the walls of the Pulis Avenue field and at the roller hockey rink. Banners will be sold under the conditions that the turf field banners will be centered between the fence poles opposite the spectator stands. The foundation will number the spaces from 1 to 32 and offer them to the sponsors on a first come, first served basis. Banners will be priced from $1,000 to $1,500. Twenty banners, which will be priced from $600 to $1,000, will be hung at the hockey rink. A total of four premium banners, sized 7 feet 6 inches by 2 feet 6 inches, will be hung at the turf field: two at the football side and two at the baseball side. Premium banners will sell for about $2,000. The size of each banner or hockey sign can be no larger than 7 feet 6 inches by 2 feet 6 inches, and each banner will have a one year contract. Existing advertisers will be asked to renew their contracts, or will be removed. The foundation will be responsible for the maintenance of signs. All advertisers must be approved by the Recreation and Parks Committee, and banners will not be ordered until the foundation has received payment from the sponsor. Within a week of hanging a banner, the revenue from that banner will be given to the borough minus the fabrication cost. The borough has the right to terminate its license to the sponsor for the hanging of the banner prior to the expiration of the annual term. The borough’s only responsibility in that situation would be to refund to the sponsor the pro rata amount of the fee paid based upon the balance of the period the banner was to be hung. The foundation intends to sell some banners for $1,300, which would give the advertiser a year’s contract plus two Beginning Saturday, April 18, the Franklin Lakes Post Office located at 785 Franklin Avenue, Franklin Lakes will offer retail service hours from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. “Retail service hours have been adjusted based on an evaluation of customer usage,” said Franklin Lakes Postmaster Bob Zwier. The lobby and box section will be open from 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. The Postal Service also offers other convenient methods for acquiring stamps. Stamps are available by phone by calling 1-800-STAMP-24. VISA, Discover, or Mastercard can be used to order stamps that will be promptly delivered by your letter carrier. Stamps can also be ordered online at Stamps by Mail order forms are available at all local post office lobbies or can be obtained from your letter carrier. Select the amount of stamps needed and simply mail Oktoberfest tickets. The borough would receive approximately $750 for each of those banners, which represents $1,300 less the $300 tickets and the $250 cost of the banner. Borough post office adjusts hours the pre-paid order form along with a check for the appropriate amount. Franklin Lakes residents may also purchase stamps at Stop & Shop, 830 Franklin Avenue. “As always,” Zwier added, “postal customers have access to a complete array of postal services at www. Customers can create shipping labels and pay for postage, find a ZIP Code, calculate postage, locate a post office, schedule carrier pickup, track and confirm mail delivery, hold mail, change their address, find addressing information -- all from their own computers. 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