Glen Rock August 5, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • Page 3 Council introduces ordinances on fertilizer and towing by John Koster The Glen Rock Council has introduced ordinances that will regulate the strength of fertilizer, set fees for towing, and control the size of lettering on the umbrellas at sidewalk cafés. The ordinance on fertilizer will implement regulations by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to protect and improve surface water quality. The ordinance prohibits property owners or their landscapers from applying fertilizer when a runoff producing rainfall is occurring or predicted and/or when soils are saturated and a potential exists for fertilizer to move off-site. The ordinance also prohibits the application of fertilizer to an impervious surface. “Fertilizer inadvertently applied to an impervious surface must be swept or blown back onto the target surface or returned to either its original or another appropriate container for re-use,” the ordinance states. Fertilizer may not be applied within the buffer of any water body, and fertilizer may not be applied more than 15 days before the start of the recognized growing season of March 15 to Oct. 31. The ordinance is more stringent in control of phosphorus fertilizer, which may not be applied in outdoor areas except as demonstrated to be needed for the specific soils and target vegetation in accordance with a soils test and the associated annual fertilizer recommendation issued by Rutgers Cooperative Research and Extension. Exceptions may be recognized for phosphorus fertilizer applied for the first time, as in after land disturbance, or in re-establishing or repairing a turf area. (continued on page 9) ‘Crime spree’ comes to library Area residents are invited to movies at the Glen Rock Library every Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. Participants may bring snacks. The programs are free, and registration is not required. Assassins, illicit lovers who play with fire, Depression-era drifters in a life of crime, and hysterically bad courtroom behavior are featured in August for the library’s Thursday matinees at 2 p.m. in the library’s meeting room. The movies are free and pre-registration is not required. Call (201) 670-3970 for details. On Aug. 6, see “Bonnie and Clyde” (1967) starring Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman, Estelle Parsons, and Gene Wilder. A bored small-town girl and a small-time bank robber leave in their wake a string of violent robberies and newspaper headlines that catch the imagination of the Depression-era Midwest in this take on the legendary crime spree of these archetypal lovers on the run. On Aug. 13, the feature film is “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” (2005), starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. A married couple is getting bored with quiet domestic life. What they don’t know, however, is that they are both assassins, secretly hopping the world and killing for hire. But their separate lives are about to collide when they find out their next target is each other. The Aug. 20 feature is “Born to Kill” (1947), starring Claire Trevor, Lawrence Tierney, and Walter Slezak. For a simple social slight, Sam Wild murders two innocent people. By chance he meets Helen Trent and aggressively pursues her even as he marries her half-sister. “Find Me Guilty: The Jackie Dee Story” (2006) will play on Aug. 27. This film is directed by five-time Oscar nominee Sidney Lumet and is based on the true story of Jack DiNorscio, a mobster who defended himself in court. Watch the trial that culminates in one of the most shocking verdicts in judicial history. The Glen Rock Library is located at 315 Rock Road. For more information call (201) 670-3970.