Page 4 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • February 18, 2009 Wyckoff Mayor reports savings from purchasing consortium by John Koster Joint purchasing of sports and recreation equipment through a consortium of Wyckoff, Franklin Lakes, and Oakland – known by the acronym WOLF by the Wyckoff Township Committee – has saved 35 percent of the cost of 246 items bid, ranging from first aid kits to baseball hats and sports trophies. Wyckoff serves as the lead agency for the threemunicipality purchasing group, formed late last year as financial constraints on local government became increasingly draconian. “We are pleased that the first round of the WOLF Cooperative Group has achieved the desired result of lowering expenses for our taxpayers,” Mayor Joseph Fiorenzo said. “By proceeding forward with our recreation bid for three towns, we increased the quantity of our purchases, and, therefore, our purchasing power, we received price reductions of approximately 35 percent of the items. Some of the price reductions were dramatic. For example, we achieved a 25 percent reduction over last year in the purchase of our baseball Tshirts, 24 percent savings on basketball T-shirts, and 27 percent on kindergarten T-Ball T-shirts. “We hope to build on this success with next year’s recreation bid. More importantly, we hope that this provides an impetus for the expansion of the cooperative efforts among our three communities. In these challenging economic times, we must be more businesslike in our approach to government and look beyond our borders for creative ways to decrease the cost of government. While we live in very challenging economic times, such times present an opportunity to rethink and change the way we deliver services to our communities. Wyckoff has been committed to this for some time and will continue to explore all possible avenues to reduce spending to minimize the tax burden on our residents.” Another local shared service arrangement features Wyckoff providing zoning and property maintenance enforcement for Franklin Lakes while that municipality advertises for a new zoning and property maintenance official. The relationship is expected to continue for approximately 60 days. Subcommittees from the three municipal governments meet each month to discuss and plan for possible future savings. •• • • •• •• The Cadillac Club of North Jersey has elected Bob Walton of Wyckoff one of four vice presidents for its board of directors for 2009. Walton will serve with vice presidents Gerry Meisel of Woodcliff Lake, George Moomjian of Prospect Park, and Phil Greco of Manhattan. Also serving on the board for 2009 are President Bill Marcy of Hackensack, Treasurer Rob Harriman of Prospect Park, and Secretary Lois Harriman of Prospect Park. Frank Lorillard of Fort Lee will continue to serve as club historian. The current club roster numbers more than 160 paid members. Membership in The Cadillac Club of North Walton named Cadillac Club president Jersey is open to anyone with an interest in Cadillacs. Member cars must be 15 years old or older to participate in club events. Members receive a monthly newsletter that contains information of club events, photos, technical articles, information about vendors and more. Events include shows, parades, monthly meetings, and special events. In the past, the club has occasionally been contacted by television, music video and movie companies to assist them in locating cars for local productions. For more information, call Membership Chairperson Dick Bankart of Westwood at (201) 664-7672 or e-mail him at for more information. FALL A FEW ENROLLMENT Michael R. Marcus, C.P.A. Personal & Business Tax Preparation 851 Franklin Lakes Rd, Ste 30 Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417 Tel: (201) 560-0130 Fax: (201) 560-0019 Cell: (201) 803-5257 Email: Evening & Weekend appointments available M.S. Taxation SPOTS • Pre-Kindergarten LEFT... • Optional Kindergarten • K-Enrichment • Nursery Program But STILL can’t lose that Tummy or Cellulite? Call me about VelaShapeTM A NEW Nonsurgical method of Fat reduction and body contouring • Non-invasive • No Anesthesia • No Downtime Beverly Dunn, MD Waldwick, NJ • 201-445-0032 Dieting? Working Out? Green Twig School Midland Park • 201-445-0747  Keeping Families Warm Since 1929. Serving All Your Home Heating Needs ������������������� �������������������������� Prompt, Reliable Service You Can Depend On, Plus The Personal Attention You Deserve. • Oil Heat Systems Serviced & Installed • Automatic Fuel Oil Deliveries • Tank Insurance Available Cash ts Discougn il n O On Heati s Deliverie 24 Hour Emergency 201-891-1000 Service �����������������������