Page 4 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • January 14, 2009 Glen Rock Borough council honors Knapp and Thielke by John Koster Out-going Glen Rock Borough Councilwoman Carol Knapp and Glen Rock gardening and environmental activist Carol Thielke were both honored at the Glen Rock Borough Council’s Jan. 7 meeting. At the official reorganization, the council named Joan Orseck as council president. New Councilwoman Pamela Biggs and incumbent Art Pazan received the oath of office, and Pazan was reappointed as the council delegate to the Glen Rock Planning Board. Previously the ranking veteran of the Glen Rock Council with 25 years of service, Knapp decided not to seek reelection in November. The council honored her for her decades of public service and appointed her to serve on both Glen Rock G.R.E.E.N. and the Glen Rock Shade Tree Advisory Commission for 2009. A former fifth grade history teacher at Saint Catharine’s School in Glen Rock, Knapp is married to Harold Knapp, former principal of the borough’s Byrd School. Her daughter and her son-in-law both served as field-grade officers in Iraq. Knapp was especially active in G.R.A.C.E., the volunteer group which provided emergency funds and emergency counseling for the families of the 11 Glen Rock residents killed in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. She served as council president and presided over a number of meetings during her tenure of office, and was a strong advocate for older residents, youngsters, and the volunteer beautification of the borough. (continued on page 5) Tax collector offers help for seniors Glen Rock Tax Collector Patti McCormick has help for at least some hard-pressed senior citizens: The eligibility standards for the Senior Freeze have been changed at the state level in the senior citizens’ favor. Senior and disabled persons may now apply for a Senior Freeze on their residential property taxes if they demonstrate an income of $60,000 or less, individually or jointly, based on their New Jersey income tax return. Previous figures were less than $43,693 for a single person or $45,135 for a couple who were married or in a civil union in 2007, and less than $53,576 for a single senior or $55,344 for a senior who is married or in a civil union. The amount of the reimbursement is the difference between the amount of property taxes due and paid in the “base year” – the year the applicant first met all eligibility requirements – and the amount of property taxes due and paid in the year for which the person or persons are claiming the reimbursement, provided the amount paid in the current year is greater. Residents who may be eligible and have not received an application by the Division of Taxation by Jan. 15 should call the Property Tax Reimbursement Hotline at 1-800-882-6597. J. KOSTER Helpful Hints Helpful Hints from ome “Clean your heating vents and registers and make sure air flow is not blocked by furniture or drapes. 27 Franklin Tpk, Waldwick Open Sundays 9-3 201-652-5666 Hank Says... Out of the way, but worth it. Major Credit Cards Accepted ����� ��� ���� Absolute ������ �����������Beginner Bridge Lesson Proud Supporters of the American Contract Bridge League Keeping Families Warm Since 1929. Serving All Your Home Heating Needs Prompt, Reliable Service You Can Depend On, Plus The Personal Attention You Deserve. • Oil Heat Systems Serviced & Installed • Automatic Fuel Oil Deliveries • Tank Insurance Available Cash ts Discoun il O On Heating s Deliverie 24 Hour 201-891-1000 Emergency Service ����������������������� ��� 85 Hillside Ave, Midland Park • 201-444-4760 • 201-445-1164 Open Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 9-5, Closed Sunday Schweinfurth Florist Wednesday, Jan. 14 • 7:00 pm or Monday, Jan. 26 • 9:45 am West Side Presbyterian Church 6 S. Monroe St., Ridgewood Reserve Today: 201-818-0141 ������������ Discover the game that fascinates 25 million Americans. ���� Bridge combines the suspense of poker with the challenge �� of chess. Sharpen your memory. Meet interesting people. Laugh out loud. Join Master Bridge Teacher Amy Nellissen for a free, no-obligation introductory lesson.