July 15, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • Page 15 Franklin Lakes Scribe Vendors sought Vendors are wanted for a Treasures and Collectibles Sale at the Horizons at Franklin Lakes to be held on Saturday, July 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Antiques, household items, and other items are needed. Tables are $10 per table and refreshments will be served. Contact Jerri Brown, at (201) 847-2525 by Friday, July 17. The Horizons at Franklin Lakes is located at 121 Courter Road in Franklin Lakes. Republicans to meet The Franklin Lakes Republican Club will meet on Tuesday, July 14 at 8 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Franklin Lakes Ambulance Corps building on Bender Court. The club invites all borough residents and friends and family to the meeting. DeParto reception/exhibit at library Franklin Lakes resident Judy DeParto will exhibit her artwork at the Franklin Lakes Library during July. DeParto focuses on painting and printmaking. She received her B.F.A. degree from William Paterson University this spring. There will be an artist’s reception for DeParto and her “Anywhere but Down” exhibit on Wednesday, July 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Rezvani Meeting Room. Shakespeare performed at library The Next Stage Ensemble touring drama group will perform “The Taming of the Shrew” in the Community Room of the Franklin Lakes Public Library on Thursday, July 30 at 7 p.m. This group is part of “The Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey.” Shakespeare’s wild comedy is a classic battle of the sexes and a heartfelt romantic comedy in which apparent opposites discover just how much they have in common. Sign-up and registration has begun at the adult reference desk. The Franklin library is located at 470 DeKorte Drive in Franklin Lakes. Heavenly Treasure Sale to begin The Presbyterian Church at Franklin Lakes’ 21st Heavenly Treasures Sale is underway. This gigantic sale features thousands of bargains inside and outside at the church located at 730 Franklin Lake Road. Admission is free. Sale days are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Evening hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7 to 9 p.m. The sale is closed on Sunday and Mondays. Donations will be accepted through July 25, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All items must be in good condition or new. This would include antiques, collectibles, books, prints, artwork, frames, small furniture, lamps, kitchenware, garden tools, electronics, linens, tools, bicycles, sport and fitness equipment and children’s items. Items not accepted are: clothing, cribs, car seats, large furniture or carpets, console TVs, encyclopedias, ski equipment, records and magazines, large appliances, and computer equipment. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the mission and ministries of PCFL. Contact The Presbyterian Church at Franklin Lakes at (201) 891-0511 or www.pcfl.org. New students may now enroll Parents of school age children new to the district are encouraged to contact their local school to register as soon as possible. Parents may call the board of education office at (201) 891-1856 for specific information on which neighborhood school their child will be attending. Trip to ‘West Side Story’ planned On Wednesday, Sept. 23, the Franklin Lakes Branch of the Valley Hospital Auxiliary will sponsor a theater outing to “West Side Story” at The Palace Theater in New York City. Round-trip bus transportation and preferred orchestra seating is included in the cost of $140. Buses will leave at 10 a.m. from the Franklin Lakes Recreation Building at 1 Vichiconti Way in Franklin Lakes. The performance will be at 2 p.m. Attendees can enjoy lunch or shopping prior to the performance. Preferred seating is limited so call Marie Turi now at (201) 337-3949 for further information. Proceeds to benefit The Valley Hospital Auxiliary. VFW seeks names of servicemen As part of a continuing effort to send letters and packages of support, Franklin Lakes VFW Post 5702 is seeking the names of troops serving in Iraq or Afghanistan. The VFW is asking the public to provide them with the mailing addresses of anyone from Oakland or Franklin Lakes currently serving in Iraq or Afghanistan so they can add them to their support effort. Oakland residents having the name and address of a member of the military serving in Iraq or Afghanistan are asked to e-mail Post 5702 Adjutant, Doug Neralich at post5702adj@gmail.com. Franklin Lakes residents may contact Nancy Yarish at nyarish@franklinlakes.org or (201) 891-0048 extension 1204 or Post 5702 Adjutant Doug Neralich at post5702adj@gmail.com. COAH plan (continued from page 5) minimum height for adequate coverage. The whip antennas now on the 86.5-foot tall tank, which are used by Ridgewood emergency services, would have to be raised to a height of 101.2 ft. so they don’t interfere with the wireless antennas. They new antennas would be oriented to provide signal in three directions. Three 6-ft. high equipment cabinets on a 4 by 20-ft. concrete pad are proposed to be installed at the rear of the 75 by 148-ft. property. All connections would be underground. The applicant needs a use variance because telecommunications antennas are only a permitted used on municipally-owned property. In addition to the height variances required for the antennas in the residential zone, a rear yard variance is needed for the equipment cabinets, which would be less than 4 ft. from the property line instead of the required 25 ft. Other variances are the result of existing non-conforming uses. Glen Avenue resident Robert Van Gurp asked whether the new antennas would interfere with radio and scanner reception. He also questioned whether the waves from the equipment would bounce off the water tank and create greater noise than anticipated. Attorney Frank Ferraro said that the noise levels would be addressed at a future meeting. Pat Vander Veen, also of Glen Avenue, questioned the value of the new antennas vis a vis the percent of phone users that would benefit from the added coverage. She also asked that coverage studies be done from the Willard School in Ridgewood and the tennis court property at Glen and Monroe avenues adjacent to the firehouse. The public hearing on the application will continue at the board’s Aug. 12 meeting. Water tower (continued from page 3) affordable housing in the downtown business area based on the available transportation, but only freight train service is available in that area. She also pointed out to COAH that the plan was open to public comment in the middle of a “nasty political race” in the borough when local officials were busy trying to get reelected. According to O’Reilly, the five bedroom house planned for a small lot across the street from her home will require a septic system that will encroach on surrounding neighbors who have had no opportunity to discuss it with the borough council, and that five bedroom house will be built on a street that already has too much traffic on it due to the library, municipal fields, playground, and the borough’s municipal building. She urged COAH to require the borough to reconsider its affordable housing plan. The plan O’Reilly referred to identifies three zones in the borough as areas where additional affordable housing would be permitted, along with two properties owned by the municipality to provide the reasonable opportunity for the construction of 72 affordable housing units within Franklin Lakes. In order to provide the reasonable opportunity for the construction of those units, the plan calls for affordable housing units the retail business (RB) zone in the downtown business area on Franklin Avenue, the I-1 industrial zone in the Commerce Street area, and the I-2 industrial zone in the Susquehanna Avenue and Tice Road area, which would be rezoned, along with two properties on DeKorte Drive that are owned by the borough. According to Paul Guygiel, the borough’s professional planner, affordable housing units would be permitted above the stores in the RB zone because it is near major highways and it has the infrastructure to support that type of housing as that area is redeveloped over the next 10 to 15 years. A 40 unit assisted living residence facility is planned for the I-1 industrial zone on Commerce Street while multifamily residential affordable housing units are recommended in the I-2 industrial zone on Susquehanna Avenue. Those rezoned areas would provide the opportunity for the construction of 38 affordable housing units and the balance of the 72 unit obligation would come from two borough owned properties on DeKorte Drive. One of those properties would be across the street from O’Reilly’s house and the other site would contain 12 affordable housing units that would be built on borough owned compost leaf dump property across the street from the municipal building. The credit for those units along with a bonus credit of 18 for permitting rental units over and above the borough’s rental unit obligation would satisfy the borough’s 72 unit obligation. Engaged? Just Married? Celebrating an Anniversary? Share the news with neighbors and friends! Announce your Special Event in We welcome photographs. Send announcements to: The Villadom TIMES P Box 96, Midland Park, NJ 07432 .O. editorial@villadom.com