Wyckoff April 29, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • Page 11 Committee approves energy audit of buildings by John Koster The Wyckoff Township Committee has approved an ordinance to conduct an energy audit of Wyckoff Town Hall, Fire Company #1, and the public works garage. The State of New Jersey will pay for three-quarters of the audit, which will enable the township to gradually save money on energy costs, while also helping to control carbon emissions that contribute to global warming. The township adopted the ordinance at last week’s public meeting, and will receive $14,040 from the state upon completion of the energy audit. The successful low bidder recognized by the Board of Public Utilities is DomeTech, Inc. of Edison, which will audit all three buildings for $18,720. The township will pay the 25 percent of the cost not covered by the state. The objectives of the program are to encourage local government to proceed with cost-effective and energy efficient upgrades, to reduce the initial cost of energy audits, to help local governments reduce energy costs and lower the local tax burden, and to support efforts by local gov- ernment to reduce the carbon footprint. The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Office of Clean Energy administers the Local Government Energy Audit Program, and approves those firms qualified to submit bids for the audit. Five firms picked up packets and three bid on the audit project, with the selected bidder coming in several thousand dollars under the two competitors. Benjamin Fox (continued from page 3) was on the township committee, he knew Fox for his valuable work in child traffic safety. “You truly deserve this,” Scanlan told the new chief. Committeemen Rick Alnor and Rudy Boonstra also credited Fox with excellent police work and making the town a better place to live. Fox thanked his family, Chief Ydo, Hagedorn, and Township Administrator Robert Shannon, whom he referred to as “Mr. Wyckoff” for supporting his police work and his candidacy as the new chief. Fox has been a life long resident of the Township of Wyckoff. He attended the Wyckoff public schools, including Ramapo High School. He earned his AAS degree in police science from Bergen Community College, and a BS degree in criminal justice from William Paterson College. Fox’s 31-year career with the Wyckoff Police Department began when he was appointed as a probationary police officer in December 1977. He was promoted to the rank of sergeant in May 1987, and moved up to lieutenant in July 1991. Fox has served as captain for the past 13 years since his promotion in December 1996. Numerous commendations and letters of merit are credited to Chief Fox emphasizing his dedication, loyalty and service to the community. One of his most notable arrests and convictions came in the late 1980s, when he was involved in the discovery and capture of an individual who had committed an attempted murder in Wyckoff. Fox has had continuous in-service training through his career in virtually every aspect of law enforcement. He has earned specialized training in safety and crash investigation, and is a graduate of the Rutgers University program of traffic engineering and advanced engineering. He is a member of the Bergen County Traffic Officers Association, and has served as the organization’s treasurer and executive board member for the past 18 years. Fox has also served Wyckoff as a volunteer for many different community organizations. He was a member of the Wyckoff Board of Education from 1993 to 2002, serving as the school board president for four years. Fox and his wife Janice (nee Flaker) of 25 years have two sons, Benjamin, 23, is a police officer with the Paramus Police Department, and Christopher, 20, a student at the New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts. ���������������������������������� ��������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������������������� ���������� ������������������������� ����������������������������� ��������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������������� ������������ 1ST ANNUAL SPRING GALA PERFORMANCE ������������������������� Saturday May 30th, 1:00 PM & 7:00 PM ���������� At Berrie Center for the Arts, Ramapo College. ���������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������������������ ���������������������������������������������������������������������������� ����������������������������������������������������������������������� ���������������������������������������������������������������� ����������������������������������������������������������������������� ����������������������������������������������������������������������