Page 4 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • February 18, 2009 Glen Rock Borough introduces high school parking ordinance by John Koster The Glen Rock Borough Council last week introduced a proposed parking ordinance intended to ease traffic flow when school construction, intended for this spring, eliminates many of the parking spaces available to the school staff. “Once the process starts, nobody’s going to be happy, but we’re doing the best we can,” Councilman Michael O’Hagan said at the introduction. Councilman Byron Arnao, who cast the lone dissenting vote, nevertheless joined O’Hagan in praising the study group. “I’m not entirely satisfied that this is going to do anything about the problem,” Arnao said. The proposed ordinance would delete the north side of Kirkwood Place, from Radburn Road to Hamilton Avenue, from the list of streets where parking is prohibited at all times. The ordinance would, however, prohibit parking on the south side of Kirkwood Place from Radburn Road to Hamilton Road, prohibit a left turn onto Kirkwood Place between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and add some handicapped parking on the east side of Belmont Road, beginning at a point 25 feet north of the northern curb line of Harristown Road and extending to a point 45 feet east. A second ordinance, essentially unrelated but also concerning traffic, would prohibit all westbound vehicles on Rock Road from making a left or U-turn into any angled parking stall along the southern side of Rock Road between West Plaza and Main Street, the main shopping district of Glen Rock. The ordinance further provides that angled parking along the south side of Rock Road between West Plaza and Main Street may only be accessed by eastbound traffic on Road Road. U turns into parking spaces on Rock Road have long been prohibited in Glen Rock, but continue to occur. Both ordinances will have their adoption hearing at the Feb. 25 council meeting. CAN’T WAIT FOR SPRING? SPRING LANDSCAPE PROJECTS Pre Season Pricing in Effect A bill to authorize municipalities or fire districts to require volunteer firefighters to supply a physician’s certificate as a condition of service was approved unanimously by the New Jersey Senate Law & Public Safety and Veterans’ Affairs Committee. The bill was sponsored by New Jersey Senate Assistant Majority Leader John A. Girgenti. “While current law addresses the issue of volunteer firefighters obtaining appropriate insurance and liability coverage, it does not, however, require that the applicants possess an approved standard of health as a condition for service,” said Senator Girgenti D- Passaic and Bergen, chairman of the committee, and the bill’s prime sponsor. “Participating in a fire company is a physically taxing and demanding job. 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