April 1, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • Page 5 Glen Rock District anticipates savings on contractors’ bids by John Koster The Glen Rock Board of Education may save as much as $5.5 million because the bids on the high school construction project came in much lower than expected. School officials received 63 bids for a $28-million phase of the project, which will expand the high school and middle school. The entire project was estimated at $45.3 million, but while the phase being bid in one contract was estimated at $28 million, the lowest responsible bidder came in at $22.5 million, representing an unanticipated opportunity for savings. “When all is said and done, looking at the referendum budget, we came in at 20 percent under what we anticipated,” School Business Administrator Michael Rinderknecht said last week.” Rinderknecht said the bids enabled the school to save $800,000 on air conditioning, heating, and ventilation. The high school and middle school phase of the reconstruction calls for an upgrade to the science labs, an addition to the two-story science wing, a greenhouse, and a computer-aided drawing lab. Upgrades to the performing arts department and expanded band and choral rooms will also be part of the renovation. In addition, the auditorium will be fitted with new sound, lighting, and air conditioning systems, and an all-purpose room will be converted into a gymnasium. The savings, Rinderknecht said, will be used to pay down the principal. “The return of the unused bond proceeds typically occurs at the conclusion of the referendum project,” he said. “In our case, that would be 2011.” League sponsors Candidates’ Night The League of Women Voters of Glen Rock will sponsor a Candidates’ Night forum for the Glen Rock Board of Education. The forum will be held April 7 in the gymnasium at Central School, 600 Maple Avenue, at 7:30 p.m. Candidates will present their views on the issues in response to questions posed by the audience. Four candidates, including incumbents Barbara Steuert and Gene Calderon, and challengers Anita Kalra and Dina Rosen, will be vying for the three available threeyear seats in this election. Robert Burslem and Sheldon Hirschberg will be vying the single, one-year term. This year’s election is scheduled for April 21. The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan organization that encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government. As part of its voter services, The League of Women Voters registers new voters and organizes forums for candidates whenever there is a contested election. For more information on the Glen Rock League of Women Voters, contact Sonya Loren at: sdloren@aol.com or Nancy Croland at nanscom@aol.com. Event for enophiles Glen Rock Jewish Center members and guests sampled kosher wines from around the world at a Passover Wine Tasting. Pictured: Eric Hutner, Elaine Leibman, and Michelle Silverman. NOW IS THE RIGHT TIME TO APPLY THESE SCOTTS PRODUCTS Contains essential nutrients and a crabgrass prevention ingredient for a stronger, greener lawn. Fill in bare spots with a combination of premium bluegrass, ryegrass and fescue grass seed along with fertilizer and mulch. Major Credit Cards Accepted • www.homehardwaresupply.com Mon-Wed 7:30-6 • Thurs & Fri 7:30-8 • Sat 8-5 OPEN SUNDAY 9-3 27 Franklin Tpke. • Waldwick • 201-652-5666 Recapture your Microdermabrasion/ Facial $ ��������� Medical facials customized to skin type. ����������������������������������������� ��������������������������������������������� Youth ! this Mother’s Day 99 Botox / Dermal Filler $ Give the Gift of Rejuvenation with a . Gift Certificate 50 off ���������� Any Treatment. ����������������������������������������� ��������������������������������������������� Joseph DeMarco, M.D. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 24 Godwin Ave., 2nd floor, Midland Park, NJ 07432 www.josephdemarcomd.com 201-447-1160