Wyckoff March 11, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • Page 7 Committee seeks rebate on state-mandated library money by John Koster The Wyckoff Township Committee has suggested that the Wyckoff Library give the township’s general coffers any of the state-mandated local tax contribution that is not needed for the library’s operations. The amount is estimated at $346,000. “It’s my hope that they will agree because of the sacrifices we’re asking people to make,” said Mayor Joseph Fiorenzo last week. Mayor Fiorenzo said that he had spoken to members of the Wyckoff Library Board and that they had taken his suggestion under advisement, but not yet replied. The Wyckoff Township Committee’s first move to cope with tough economic times, some weeks ago, was to unanimously waive the committee members’ stipends, which cover the expenses of public service as elected officials. This move will save the township $20,000. Wyckoff has also formed a joint purchasing group with Oakland and Franklin Lakes – under the acronym “WOLF” – to obtain the best prices on materials and services applicable to all three towns. More recently, the township began talks about joint services with Midland Park. Fiorenzo said the library this year had been targeted for $1,570,000 in state-mandated money that will come directly from Wyckoff taxpayers as a required part of the 2009 budget now under consideration. Many communities have objected to state mandates without state aid, but Fiorenzo and the township committee felt that the library board would be more reasonable than state authorities. Township Committeeman Brian Scanlan said at last week’s work session that, besides concurring with the initiative, he hoped the library board would consider some energy efficient options for proposed new construction of a 5,800-foot expansion of the library, which would result in long-term savings for taxpayers. “I think that, if they are going to build something, they should consider the long- term savings for the people of Wyckoff,” Scanlan said. Township Committeeman Rudy Boonstra said the tree canopy might make solar panels inadvisable, because the shade would reduce the efficiency of the panels given the configuration of the proposed library addition, which is slated for the side of the present build- ing facing the firehouse. Because the Wyckoff Library Board is autonomous, the township committee’s input into the library’s new construction is optional rather than binding. At the public meeting that followed the work session, resident James Goetting said the library should return $1 million a year of its state-mandated taxpayer money to Wyckoff for each of the next three years. Members of the township committee acknowledged Goetting’s recommendation, but did not comment on it. Bowling Night planned The Wyckoff Newcomers and Neighbors Club will host an evening of bowling at Holiday Bowl in Oakland on March 28 at 7:30 p.m. This event is open to all members of the club. The cost is $12 per person for three games. Pizza and soda will be provided. The facility also has a full bar and snack bar for those interested. Participants can be beginners or pros. RSVP to Jen Budin at jennybu7@hotmail. com or at (201) 675-1972. SPRING CLASSES • APRIL 6 to JUNE 29, 2009 ADULT CLASSES Monday - Thursday AM 9:30-12:00 PM 7:30-10:00 Saturday AM 10:00-12:30 12 Weeks, $348 Monday - Friday PM 3:30-5:30 12 Weeks, $300 Wortendyke Pottery Studio Introducing The Dr. Patrick E. Ryan 909 Belmont Ave North Haledon, NJ 07508 973-304-1577 CHILDREN’S CLASSES D ental & osmetic C enter C (regularly a $70 fee) State of the Art Dentistry Over 20 Years Experience www.wortendykestudio.com 201-652-5882 30% - 50% OFF Gallery Sale • Botox $9 per unit • Juvederm $480 per syringe • Porcelain Veneers $600 per unit • Crowns $690 per unit • Most Extractions $150 • One Hour Teeth Whitening $300 FREE Exam and Digital X-Rays (less radiation) 211 GREENWOOD AVE • MIDLAND PARK ready • set • GROW! Caring for outstanding gardens for over 20 years ONE SOURCE FOR ALL YOUR LANDSCAPE NEEDS IT MAY NOT FEEL LIKE WARM WEATHER IS NEAR, BUT SPRING IS JUST WEEKS AWAY ... GET A HEAD START ON THE SEASON’S “TO-DO LIST” AND SAVE SOME GREEN! 20% Off Spring Cleanup 2 Free fertilizer applications. New customers only TRUST YOUR OUTDOOR LIVING SPACES TO OUR FULL SERVICE MAINTENANCE, CONSTRUCTION, AND DESIGN COMPANY WITH ORGANIC LAWN AND TREE CARE, IRRIGATION AND LIGHTING. COMMERCIAL RESIDENTIAL INSURED BONDED MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR LEISURE TIME CALL FOR FREE CONSULTATION 201-447-LAWN (5296) www.landscapeworks.net Member N.J.L.C.A & N.J. Turf Grass Assoc. Home Improvement Contractor #13V01991900