July 29, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • Page 3 Franklin Lakes School board seeks voter approval for capital projects by Frank J. McMahon The Franklin Lakes Board of Education plans to hold a Sept. 29 referendum seeking voters’ approval of a $1,327,900 expenditure for capital improvements that were not included in the district’s last budget due to budgetary constraints. The projects would include roof repairs at the Franklin Avenue Middle School primarily, new boilers for the Woodside Avenue School, a new security key system for three of the schools and renovated locker rooms and bathrooms at the middle school. School Business Administrator Michael Solokas advised that the new boilers are needed because the existing ones at the Woodside are old and inefficient, and the new security system is needed to allow teachers to lock their classrooms from the inside if an intruder enters the school. If voters approve the referendum, 40 percent of the cost of the capital improvements, or $531,160 would come in the form of aid from the New Jersey Department of Education. The school board is also considering the inclusion of a second question that would fund installation of solar panels on all the schools. This question, which is not supported by all the trustees, will be discussed at the board’s Aug. 4 meeting. A decision on including the special question as part of the September referendum will be decided at that time. The solar panel project would involve a $2.9 million expenditure to install solar panels on the Woodside Avenue, High Mou nt ain Road, Colonial Road (continued on page 7) Introducing The The Franklin Lakes U-8 Baseball Team captured the championship in two recent July 4th tournaments. Franklin Lakes won six consecutive games in the Firecracker Fiesta Tournament culminating in a 3-2 victory in the championship game in Maywood on July 4th and won the Northern Valley Independence Day Invitational Championship game 5-0 on July 5th in Closter. Front row: Anthony V., J.R. W., Harrison K., Matt W., Bobby S., A.J. W., Brandon V., Raj S., Dillon D., Andrew M., Jacob M. and Andy R. Back row: Coaches Rick Rosenthal, John Woods, Tony Valvano and Andy Wingfield. Super season Dr. Patrick E. Ryan • Latisse • Botox $9 per unit • Juvederm $480 per syringe 909 Belmont Ave • Porcelain Veneers $600 per unit North Haledon, NJ 07508 • Crowns $690 per unit 973-304-1577 www.thedentalandcosmeticcenter.com • Most Extractions $150 D ental & enter C osmetic C (regularly a $70 fee) State of the Art Dentistry Over 20 Years Experience FREE Exam and Digital X-Rays (less radiation)