Page 8 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • November 25, 2009 Franklin Lakes Borough council amends 2009 salary ordinance by Frank J. McMahon The Franklin Lakes Borough Council has introduced an ordinance to amend the borough’s 2009 salary ordinance, which was adopted in June. The new ordinance adds the $77,350 salary for the construction official/building sub-code official, the $15,000 salary for the borough’s zoning officer, and adjusts the salary level for the plumbing sub-code official to $17,494 from Sept. 1 to Dec. 31, 2009, and $28,833 for the shade tree director from Sept. 7 to Dec. 31, 2009. It also adjusts the salary level for the borough’s fire sub-code official to $26,363 from Sept. 1 through Dec. 31, and adds the $40 per hour salary of the borough’s electrical sub-code official. The salary for a soccer referee in Division 2 to 4 has been set at up to $70 per game. The amended ordinance also adds the new salary levels for Policemen’s Benevolent Association Local 150, which represents the borough’s police sergeants and patrol officers, based on the new three-year contract the borough and the PBA agreed to in September. That contract provided for a 2.75 percent salary increase in 2009, a 3.5 percent �������������� ��������������� increase in 2010, and a 3.9 percent increase in 2011. It also provides that there will be no budgetary layoffs of police officers this year. In the third year of the agreement, all police officers will have to pay $30 per paycheck toward their health insurance, although that requirement will end when a police officer retires. Under that new contract, sergeants hired prior to Jan. 1, 1999 will earn from $112,241 for four to five years of service up to $119,868 for 18 or more years of service. Patrol officers hired prior to Jan. 1, 1999 will earn between $48,173 and $113,846 for year one of service up to year 18. Sergeants hired on or after Jan. 1, 1999 will earn from (continued on page 9) ������ ���������� �������� ������������ ������������ �������� ������������� Cinnamon Lane (continued from page 3) result of the Smith’s development activities. But the Smiths claim that topographical maps indicate that Festa’s premises is higher than the existing grades on the Smith’s property and, in any event, the wetland areas have been restored and the NJDEP has accepted the Smith’s restoration of their property. In the lawsuit, the Smiths maintain the board made no finding of fact that the proposed subdivision created any traffic, parking, architectural, or other similar legally cognizable impact on the neighborhood. And the Smiths point out, that in September 2009, they obtained an application for a soil moving permit for the excess soil accumulated on their property during the past 20 years. That application is currently in the process of being prepared so it can be submitted to the planning board for consideration. The board’s denial of the subdivision application was primarily based on the amount of fill on the site and when it was brought there, and the fact that the property owner refused to voluntarily testify before the board or to respond to a subpoena from the board seeking his testimony. A motion to approve the subdivision if the fill was removed failed by a 3-2 vote with one abstention, which is counted as a negative vote. Then a motion to deny the application was supported by a 5-0 vote of the board. ������������������������������������������ ��������������������������������������������� ������������ Christmas T & Wreaths 4 Out of 5 Ain’t Bad! rees November 27 – December 23 Weekday 3pm-10pm Weekend 10am-10pm Ramapo College Baseball Field • Finest premium trees and wreaths • Best prices in the area All proceeds to benefit Ramapo College Baseball Delivery Available ������������������������������������������������ �������������� ���������������������� ® ��������������� ����������������� One of my SAT Verbal-Writing tutorial students got into four out of five colleges he applied to…including his target school. College counseling too… ��������������������� 201-445-1343 • $60 per hour. BUILDING FOR RENT 11-25-09 joan/janine RamapoCollegeBaseball2x2(11-25-09) 2 x 2” SPEND YOUR TRAINING $$$ WISELY! • EDUCATED - MA in exercise science • CERTIFIED - ACSM, NASM, Post Rehab Specialist, MAT Specialist �������������������������� ����������������������������������� Sheila Keane • EXPERIENCED - 15 years one-to-one personal training • QUALIFIED - to work with geriatric, bariatric, Parkinson’s as well as weight loss, fitness and wellness In your home or comfortable, private training facility Retail Zone • One Occupant - 3 Floors • Good Signage 1700 Sq. Ft. • 15 Parking Spaces • Floor Plans Available Offering Muscle Activation Techniques ������������������������������������� 100 West Main Street (Century Building) Ramsey, NJ • Call: 201-327-7000 No Brokers, Please Keane Fit & Wellness Ridgewood 201-488-4314 or 201-341-0183