Page 6 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • July 15, 2009 Wyckoff Township is pioneer in use of traffic calming pavement by John Koster The intersection of Cedar Hill Avenue and Maple Drive, two county roads in Wyckoff that have been the scene of frequent automotive collisions, has been paved at Bergen County’s expense by a special rippled pavement to cut down on tire slippage in rainy weather. Wyckoff Police Chief Benjamin Fox said that because of the slope of the hill on Cedar Hill Avenue and the sharpness of the turn, motorists driving in wet weather have frequently skidded and lost control of their cars, making for head-on or T-bone collisions with other vehicles. “I don’t know that we’ve ever had a fatal there, but we’ve had some very serious accidents,” Fox said last week. The chief said the county paving job, completed at no cost to Wyckoff but with the township’s verbal approval, should reduce the incidence of collisions and possibly save lives. Chief Fox served as Wyckoff’s traffic officer before he was appointed chief of police earlier this year, and Wyckoff has won AAA Pedestrian Safety Awards for virtually every year of his tenure in the post. Improvements to Lawlins Road are slated to begin this week with a $130,000 New Jersey Department of Transportation grant. The funds will be used to mill, resurface and line stripe Lawlins Road between the railroad tracks and Franklin Avenue. Lawlins Avenue will be closed during this period. Access to Abma’s Farm and Lawlins Park will be available through the use of a detour that provides access using Old Mill Road to Lawlins Road in Franklin Lakes. The paving project will require the complete closing of Lawlins Road on July 14 from Franklin Avenue to the railroad tracks. In the event of rain, the work will be performed on the next rain-free day. Residents of Lawlins Road are advised to have their vehicles moved to an adjacent side street before 8 a.m. Paving work may continue until 6 p.m. Motorists should plan an alternate route and should anticipate delays during construction. Children’s Aid and Family Services announced that Wyckoff resident Trudi Dial has been elected the new president of the Woodlea/PATH I Advisory Board. Dial succeeds Ridgewood resident Barbara Abney Bolger, who served as president for 36 years, and was chairperson of the taskforce that founded the Woodlea home in 1973. Both Woodlea and PATH I are group homes that provide therapeutic foster care to children who have backgrounds of abuse and neglect. The advisory board plays a key role by serving as a link to the community and helping to enhance the quality of life for Dial named president of Woodlea/PATH I Board the children who live in the homes. Its members fundraise for special program needs, initiate projects to beautify the homes, as well as provide tickets for the children to attend cultural events. For instance, with the help of Ulrich, Inc. of Ridgewood, Woodlea’s kitchen and laundry room were completely renovated recently. This spring, Winks/Krug Landscape Services leveled the backyard and planted new trees at the PATH I home, as well as donated sod and other services to improve the landscaping. “It has been a privilege to serve on the Woodlea/PATH I Advisory Board and help (continued on page 17) MIDLAND PARK JULY 30, 31 & AUG. 1 Get In Step and Save! The Villadom TIMES is publishing a special section to promote this annual event. Don’t miss your chance to reach local consumers. Include your advertising message in this special issue. Call Ester today to place your advertisement. Wednesday, July 29 ADVERTISING DEADLINE: YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD NEWSPAPER SALE DAYS COMING Don’t Miss It! SIDEWALK PUBLICATION DATE: Wednesday, July 22 201-652-0744