July 22, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • Page 19 Franklin Lakes Scribe William Paterson announces Dean’s List The following Franklin Lakes students were named to the Dean’s List at William Paterson University in Wayne for the spring 2009 semester: John Carmano, Brittany Lehing-DeCotiis, Aubrey Lu, Shana Musella, Amira Omar, Justin VanDyke In order to qualify, a student must carry a minimum of 12 credits for the semester and earn a grade point average of 3.45 or better. Treasures & Collectibles offered A Treasures and Collectibles Sale will be held at the Horizons at Franklin Lakes on Saturday, July 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Antiques, household items, and other items will be offered. The Horizons at Franklin Lakes is located at 121 Courter Road in Franklin Lakes. Jacobs presents better health program The Franklin Lakes Public Library is offering a program for those suffering from allergies, headaches, fibromyalgia, fatigue, or digestive problems on Tuesday, July 21 at 7 p.m. David Jacobs, founder of Holistic Health Solutions, will speak on “The Seven Secrets to Health and Better Living.” All are invited to attend this free, informative workshop. The Franklin Lakes Library is located at 470 DeKorte Drive in Franklin Lakes. Organic gardening program offered Mark Borst, president of Borst Landscape and Design, will present valuable tips on organic lawn and garden care at the Franklin Lakes Library, 470 De Korte Drive in Franklin Lakes on Tuesday, July 28 at 7 p.m. The program is free and open to the public. Borst, an expert in the field of organic lawn care, will explain the central concepts of organics, soil health and how it affects plant life, and natural lawn care methods. A question-and-answer period will follow. Reservations for the presentation may be made by calling the Franklin Lakes Public Library at (201) 891-2224. The library is located at 470 DeKorte Drive in Franklin Lakes. 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. The Franklin Lakes Library is located at 470 DeKorte Drive in Franklin Lakes. 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. Cheerleading coaches sought The Franklin Lakes Recreation Department is seeking experienced cheerleading coaches to coordinate, coach, and develop the program. Parent volunteers are also needed to help oversee each group and coordinate chaperone lists and game day duties. For more information, call (201) 847-8200. Golf course (continued from page 7) reason for not including the property in the list of sites available for affordable housing development in 2001, when the court endorsed the borough’s previous affordable housing plan, will soon no longer exist. He was referring to the fact that the golf course property was excluded from the previous plan because its lease on that property extended past the time period of the court’s “judgment of repose,” which is the time period during which the borough could not be forced to rezone for more affordable housing. Creigh Rahenkamp, the professional planner for Countryside Developers, Inc., said in his objection letter to COAH that the borough did not consider the affordable housing development on Colonial Road that was previously owned by Kara Homes, now a bankrupt developer, which was never built. He argued that the continued viability of that site as an affordable housing location is not examined in the borough’s petition to COAH for certification. Rahenkamp also claimed that state law requires a new analysis of the municipality in order to find additional opportunities that may accommodate future growth in the borough and that law requires the use of “overlay” zoning and redevelopment to create new land as needed. Referring to the Temple Emanuel property, he said, “Surely the presence of an experienced developer with a suitable site is such an opportunity.” He added, “The tract itself has some environmental features that will influence the site design, such as wetlands and some areas of slope, but those features do not interfere with the ability to develop the tract as an affordable housing development. The site has suitable access and public utilities and additional plans will be submitted as part of the mediation process with COAH.” The Fair Share Housing Center claims its purpose is to ensure that every municipality in the state provides its fair share of low- and moderate-income housing in order to promote housing opportunities for all New Jersey residents. The organization objects to the borough’s plan because it does not include its actual growth share-to-date, although it is asking for a growth share projection adjustment; the plan’s calculation is based on one to two units per acre, not the eight per acre required; the plan does not satisfy COAH’s requirement that the municipality seeking a growth projection analyze its potential for redevelopment; the plan does not include mechanisms to meet the borough’s unmet need for affordable housing units from the previous plan; and it does not meet the COAH requirement that 50 percent of the affordable housing units in the plan must be family units. 30 minutes of your time can save a life. Each year more than four million people ~ accident victims, patients undergoing surgery, and patients receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer or other diseases ~ are in need of a blood transfusion. Community Blood Services 970 Linwood Avenue, West Paramus, NJ 07652 It’s About Life! Your can make a difference in someone’s life by spending just 30 minutes donating blood. Call us today. Check our website: www.CommunityBloodServices.org 201-444-3900