Franklin Lakes May 27, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • Page 11 Sergeant retires from police force by Frank J. McMahon After almost 33 years of service to the Borough of Franklin Lakes, Police Sergeant and Traffic Safety Officer William Colligan announced his retirement from the force effective July 1. “I feel fortunate and blessed to have served the residents of this community and alongside the fine men and women I have come in contact with along my journey,” Colligan stated in his e-mail to Police Chief Irving Conklin advising him of his plans to retire. “A special thanks to the mayor and the borough council for providing me with that privilege,” Colligan continued. “It is extremely difficult to leave when you feel as proud and enthusiastic to be a Franklin Lakes police officer today, as I did on Dec. 15, 1976 when my dad, a Ridgewood police officer, pinned my badge on me at a council meeting. I am looking forward to pursuing my retirement with the same enthusiasm and enjoyment I have always found in my job here. It has been an honor to serve under Chief Irving Conklin and the Franklin Lakes (continued on page 21) Good Neighbor Award recipient named On June 5, The Indian Trail Club’s McBride House will receive a 2009 New Good Neighbor Award at a celebration in Iselin. The structure, located in Franklin Lakes, was designed by Visbeen Associates, Inc. and built by Visbeen Construction Co., Inc. For nearly 50 years, the New Jersey Business & Industry Association and New Jersey Business magazine have recognized new, renovated, or expanded facilities that have improved New Jersey’s landscape and contributed to the state’s economic growth. Winning projects are recognized for their economic benefit to the community -- including the creation of new jobs, architectural merit, and community involvement. The winners are selected by an independent panel of judges. The awards luncheon, which attracts developers, architects, builders, mayors, economic development leaders, and other important dignitaries, will be held Friday, June 5 at the Woodbridge Hotel & Conference Center in Iselin. A networking reception will be held at 11:45 a.m. The awards presentation and luncheon will follow at 12:30 p.m. and will adjourn at 2 p.m. Tickets are $79 per person, and event sponsorships are available at $1,500 each. For information, call Katie Wittkamp at (609) 393-7707, extension 239. For sponsorship information, call Sherry Esteves at (609) 393-7707, extension 219. Retired US Army Colonel Peter J. Gitto has been appointed by the Department of Defense, Defense Logistics Agency as Manager of Strategic Distribution for the Pacific Command. A 1973 graduate of Ramapo High School, he received a bachelor’s degree from Wofford College, and a master’s in education from Boston University. He attended the US Army War College where he earned a master’s degree in strategic studies. He was also a graduate of the US Army’s Command and Staff College and the Army Transportation Officer Basic and Advanced Courses. During his 30 years of service he was assigned to various management and command positions throughout the US, Netherlands, Germany, Somalia, and Panama. While headquartered in the Pacific Command Hawaii he served on the Defense Science Board Task Force on Mobility. Gitto is the son of Peter P. Gitto, Colonel USAF, ret. of Franklin Lakes and Billie Todd Gitto of Greenville, SC. Colonel Gitto is married to the former Katherine E. Welborn of Pickens, SC. They have two sons, Peter and Andrew. Appointment announced ��������� ����������������������������������������������� ��������������������������������������� ������������������������� Oversized 2 Bedroom, Studio & 1 BR available ������������������������� ������������ LANDSCAPING MULCH & TOP SOIL INSTALLED SHRUB TRIMMING LAWN MAINTENANCE AERATION & SEEDING FERTILIZING PROGRAM Cirino ����������������������������������������� �������������������������������������� ������������������ 201-488-5085 ������������������ W/COUPON • Exp 6/6/09 • Not Combinable ������������������������� CALL 201-891-0955 FOR INFORMATION WWW.CIRINOLANDSCAPING.COM � ������������������� � �������������� ��������������� �������������� ����������������� ����������������� �������������������� Muscle Activation ����������������� Feel Better Now! • Increase joints’ range of motion • Eliminate compensatory patterns • Reduce risk of injury by insuring muscles function optimally • Improve athletic performance and execution of everyday activities ���� Techniques ����������������������������������� ���������������������� ���������� • Speed muscle recovery �������������� �������������������� �������������������� ���������������������� �������������������� ��������������� Ridgewood 201-488-4314 or 201-341-0183 ������������������������ 2 Locations Glen Rock & Passaic PASSAIC LOCATION NOW OPEN SUNDAYS! We Offer Line Of Credits And Financing Plans Keane Fit & Wellness 201.345-5621