Area April 29, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • Page 7 Voters nix Glen Rock’s budget, approve Ridgewood’s by John Koster Glen Rock voters rejected the proposed school budget of $38,163,970 by a margin of 973 to 804. By law, the defeated spending plan must now be reviewed, and possible cuts will be considered, at a joint meeting of the Glen Rock Borough Council and the Glen Rock Board of Education. The three three-year seats on the borough’s school board went to incumbents Barbara Steuert, Gene Calderon, and to newcomer Anita Kalra. Steuert, long active on the board and on the Byrd School and Federated Home and School Associations, received 1,081 votes. Calderon, an associate professor and career counselor at Bergen Community College, received 1,015 ballots; and Kalra, an MBA from Columbia University and designer for Ralph Lauren, received 856 votes. Newcomer Dina Rosen, who has a BA from Smith College and a doctorate from NYU, received 804 votes. Sheldon Hirschberg, a financial consultant with degrees from Bucknell and Northwestern, won the single one-year seat on the Glen Rock Board of Education with 961 votes running against Robert Burslem, who has a master’s degree in business from the University of Delaware, received 506 votes. Voters had to cope with a toxic spill that closed the Central School polling places for several hours on Election Day. However, voter turnout was a strong 22 percent, despite mixed inclement weather and the spill on South Maple Avenue, with 1,842 residents voting out of 8,318 registered. Ridgewood voters approved that district’s $76,758,275 school budget with a vote of 1,724 in favor and only 1,087 votes opposed. Board officials had stressed before the election that they considered the budget an austerity plan and that it reflected significant reductions in spending. Robert Hutton, an incumbent seeking reelection in an uncontested race, received 1,888 votes. He is an executive with Bolger & Co. Ridgewood Parks and Recreation is offering a spring session of after-school watercolor instruction to village students in grades two through five. Instructor Thomas Valenti will teach the basic techniques and elementary color mixing concepts to familiarize students with the distinguishing characteristic of watercolor painting and its transparency. As students progress through class, they will learn the difference of working on wet paper versus dry paper, and how to achieve such effects as sunset, sunrise, misty sky and dimension. Children’s watercolor instruction offered Classes will be held on Thursdays, from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. at the Stable, beginning May 7. The five-week session fee is $75. Materials are additional and a listing will be provided at registration. Registration is available online at or in person or by mail to The Stable, 259 North Maple Avenue. The registration form may be printed from the Recreation homepage of The Recreation Office is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For information call (201) 670-5560. Flowers last a week... Memories . e.. last a lifetim ’s Day, This Motherne frame o for Mom! Hours: Tues-Fri 10-5:30, Sat 9-4:30 27 East Prospect St. Waldwick, NJ 201-670-7666 ready • set • GROW! Caring for outstanding gardens for over 20 years ONE SOURCE FOR ALL YOUR LANDSCAPE NEEDS ENJOY YOUR SPRING! Ask about our safe Tick, Mosquito and Flea Control 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) Member N.J.L.C.A & N.J. Turf Grass Assoc. Home Improvement Contractor #13V01991900