Page 6 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • July 29, 2009 Franklin Lakes Borough hall, police to get surveillance system by Frank J. McMahon The Franklin Lakes Municipal Building and police headquarters building will soon have new video surveillance systems. In January, the council passed a resolution that awarded a $24,420 contract to AACOM, Inc. of Lyndhurst to install the surveillance system in the two buildings. The governing body recently reviewed the proposal and discussed how it will be used. Franklin Lakes Borough Administrator Greg Hart advised the council that his recommendation to change of the keys to the municipal building and install the new surveillance system was made to improve security. Mayor Maura DeNicola recounted how she had experienced a situation where an important binder was taken from her desk and files have been missing. Councilman Michael Friscia said he was concerned about the expense of the system, and he would like to know more about the missing binder. DeNicola responded that Detective Anthony Pacelli investigated the missing binder and files because they were missing even after the locks on the building were changed. She claimed that things are being removed after hours and noted that the key to the front door was the same as the key to the clerk’s office, making it necessary to lock all the file cabinets in that office. “There’s little or no security in the building,” DeNicola emphasized, saying her real concern is for the files located downstairs in the municipal building. Friscia suggested that files could be missing for other reasons and asked how the new security system would help. Hart responded that there would be security cameras in the main hallway of the municipal building, outside the file room, and at the police station, that would be reviewed by the police. The tapes can be replayed in order to determine who entered or left the buildings. DeNicola emphasized that the cameras will be a deterrent because they will be operated by motion detectors so they will be on all the time and the surveillance will be in operation 24 hours a day seven days a week, similar to the surveillance system at the public library. “We need to keep people and their information safe,” she said. According to information provided by AACOM, Inc., the company’s camera security systems help to create coordinated security efforts so authorized administrators, police officers, or other responders can view live video and have the power to control the cameras and respond accordingly. The company provides these systems to government, law enforcement agencies, educational facilities, libraries, day care centers, retail stores, and multi-site businesses. Roundup® Weed & Grass Killer Ready-To-Use Pump ‘N Go ™ Sprayer  APPLY WHEN WEEDS ARE ACTIVE & GROWING  USE ON PATIOS, WALKWAYS, DRIVEWAYS, AROUND SHRUBS AND TREES  FOAMING TECHNOLGY LETS YOU SEE WHERE YOU SPRAY Mon-Wed 7:30-6, Thurs & Fri 7:30-8 Sat 8-5 OPEN SUNDAY 9-3 MAKE WEEDS AND UNWANTED GRASS GO AWAY! Prospective members invited to picnic Barnert Temple will open its doors to prospective members at the Annual Congregational Picnic, Sunday, Sept. 13, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The picnic will feature a barbecue, an array of games for all to enjoy, and a chance to meet and greet temple members and clergy. The Barnert Temple is committed to offering Reform Jewish experiences that are relevant, accessible, and meaningful for people of all ages and backgrounds and prides itself in valuing and appreciating each member of the community. The Annual Picnic showcases the range of opportunities Barnert offers to engage and inspire its members. Barnert’s many active committees will have members on hand to welcome visitors and discuss programs. Visitors are encouraged to stop by the membership booth, and the tables staffed by members of Sisterhood, Men’s Club, Social Action and other auxiliaries and committees. Information about Barnert’s preschool, religious school, adult education opportunities and other programs will be available. 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