Page 4 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • August 12, 2009 Ridgewood Council questioned about timing of vote by John Koster The Ridgewood Village Council recently halted a work session to convene a public session to approve an additional $123,000 for Prospect Street paving. Resident Boyd Loving asked the council members why they were breaking stride to vote on a bond at a work session rather than at a public session. Council members and Interim Village Manager Heather Mailander said the vote was to fund a change order so work on the paving could be completed by September, as part of a comprehensive paving project to repave Ridgewood Avenue and the downtown shopping district. The bond had been legally advertised in a newspaper and the work session on Aug. 5 was officially recessed so the council could convene a public session so the bond vote would be legal. Loving had asked, at an earlier meeting, why $250,000 was being set aside to fund and install illumination in the planting wells around downtown trees, when the installation of the lights in the planting wells had been dropped from the plans. He was told the extra money would be used for contingencies to expedite the project. Several residents who regularly attend council meetings asked some additional questions about the project. “Is it all village property?” Joseph Hovan asked. “There are areas that are private, but we have an obligation to make a smooth transition,” said Village Engineer Christopher Rutishauser. “We’ve seen too many projects stall in the village,” Loving said. He asked if any kind of policy could be set so that the contractor, Tilcon, was obliged to reimburse Ridgewood for serious delays. Council members said Loving’s suggestion sounded like a good idea and they would look into it. Helpful Hints Helpful Hints from ome “Keep a spray bottle of 3% hydrogen peroxide in the kitchen and use to wipe off countertops and appliances. It will disinfect and give the kitchen a clean, fresh smell.” Consistory installs new members Mary Says... The consistory of Ridgewood’s historical Old Paramus Reformed Church (founded 1725) is composed of President/Pastor Tom Marsden, six elders, and six deacons responsible for the spiritual and physical welfare of the church. Elections for two-year terms are staggered so the terms of half of the elders and deacons are completed each year. Pictured with Pastor Marsden are those who were installed and ordained at a recent Sunday service. They include Deacon Dale Dreisbach of Ramsey, Elder William Beckmann of Ridgewood, Elder Rhonda Robinson of Hawthorne, and Deacon Kevin Rager of Ho-HoKus. Deacon Rob Shean of Rochelle Park (not shown) was installed at a later date. Continuing on consistory are Elder David Blauvelt and Deacon Deanna Hoffman of Ridgewood, Deacon Jill Brown of Ramsey, Elder Michael Nasto of Paramus, Deacon Kevin Fear and Elder Carol O’Neill of Mahwah, and Elder Janet Williams of Hawthorne. Make sure your kids are safe on the road back to college. Call today for an appointment to have their vehicle checked out! Back to College! Chiropractic Wellness Center ����������������������������������������������������������� ���������������������������������������������������������������������������� ����������������������� $ 25 EXPERT A/C SERVICE Proudly recycling refrigerant since 1989. OFF Any A/C Service over $150 Sizzling Summer SPINAL EXAM SPECIAL 27 Franklin Tpk, Waldwick Open Sundays 9-3 201-652-5666 $35.00 With coupon. Not to be combined. Exp. 9/30/09. Must present coupon at time of service. Your Friendly Neighborhood Service Center PROFESSIONAL TIRE & AUTO SERVICE Normally $260.00 (Includes necessary x-rays) 209 S. Maple Ave., Ridgewood • 201-652-4818 ASE Certified Technicians • email: AAA Approved Facility ��������������� ������������������������ ������������������ ��������������������������������������� ������������������� �������������������� ������������������� ��������������������������������������� Frame Your Summer Memories! Come See Our Gift Line of 8-12-09 RichterBack To College2x2(8-12-09) Kathy for PROOF... from Janine 8-12-09 Pat from Janine DrMilazzoSummer2x2(8-12-09) 2 col x 2” Serving Northern New Jersey Hours: Tues-Fri 10-5:30, Sat 9-4:30 27 East Prospect St. • Waldwick 201-670-7666 • LICENSED BY THE NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION LIC# 29703 MIDLAND PARK, NJ – 201.988.5428