Page 10 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • October 7, 2009 Midland Park The Midland Park Mayor and Council last week discussed several requirements that would be essential if a farmer’s market is to be allowed to operate in the borough. An ordinance would then be prepared for council adoption incorporating all the points of concern. The site being proposed is the park-and-ride lot off Central Avenue in the Wortendyke section of town. Councilman Patrick “Bud” O’Hagan, who served on a committee to establish the parameters for the market, reported to the council on the group’s deliberations, noting that the governing body should set up tight controls from the beginning to avoid problems later on. O’Hagan said that health issues were one area of concern and stressed that the concessionaire would have to be made responsible for making sure that the individual vendors have the necessary health certificates before they can set up their operation. O’Hagan said that guidelines should also be established for residents who may want to sell baked goods or other homemade foods at the market. Borough Administrator Michelle Dugan was charged with contacting the Northwest Bergen Regional Health Commission, which handles board of health matters for the borough, to get a list of specific guidelines that would have to be followed for such an operation and could be enforced. Council members said that even though an actual health permit may not be required for certain vendors, the board of health could make spot checks to assure that no health violations exist. Another area of concern was garbage removal, with Councilman Bernie Holst stressing that the ordinance should specifically delineate who is responsible for its removal. “Vendors should take away their own wet garbage. No (continued on page 19) Council discusses market guidelines Milestone in Midland Park The Midland Park Volunteer Fire Department recently celebrated 100 years of dedicated service to the community.