June 17, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • Page 17 Ridgewood Village resident spots $250,000 bond error by John Koster Ridgewood will be saving some money on a bond that went back to the drawing board last week after resident Boyd Loving spotted an error. Loving noted that a $500,000 bond ordinance to be heard on June 10 to pay for East Ridgewood Avenue improvements was written to include $250,000 for tree lighting: an item the council had already deleted from the plan. “Deputy Mayor Killion told me that tree lighting is kaput,” Loving said. “Is tree lighting kaput?” “Tree lighting is kaput!” Mayor David Pfund said. Loving said he had learned this independently from Deputy Mayor Keith Killion, and then asked why the money to provide for the tree lighting had not been deleted from the bond ordinance. “Thank you,” Killion said for the reminder. The whole council, in fact, praised Loving for pointing out the oversight. When resident Roger Wiegand asked if the extensions onto Ridgewood Avenue, intended to prevent speeding, might not pose a liability, he was told that this had been evaluated by the legal staff and that there was no liability. Wiegand asked if anything could be saved on plans for brackets and brick Ridgewood High School string players had a chance to enhance their knowledge of electronic music and to perform on an electronic violin called a Viper at a special workshop funded by the Ridgewood Education Foundation. Bridgid Bibbens, a professional musician with experience in electronic string music, offered the students a workshop called “Electrify Your Strings.” Bibbens spent two hours with each of the Ridgewood High School orchestras, teaching the students improvisation techniques, musical Education Foundation funds music workshop crosswalks, but he was told that the crosswalks were safety enhancements. “Hopefully that money is well spent on the crosswalks,” Killion said. “If it saves one life, it’s well worth it.” The ordinance was pulled for revision to delete the unnecessary money and is scheduled to be heard on June 24. style, and rock performances with classical strings. The students said they enjoyed the experience. The Ridgewood High School orchestras are under the direction of Amy Hotto. The school maintains one of the few string programs in northern New Jersey and regularly sends students to regional and state orchestras. The Ridgewood Education Foundation raises money for enriched education at no additional cost to the taxpayers through private and corporate donations. J. KOSTER Pitching in Frame A Memory! Come See Our Gift Line of 27 East Prospect St. Waldwick, NJ 201-670-7666 Girl Scout Troop 1040 celebrated Earth Day by visiting the Recycling Center and picking up litter around Ridgewood High School. Is your hearing keeping you in isolation? Visit our office and try Dual for FREE! Call Hours: Tues-Fri 10-5:30, Sat 9-4:30 201-934-7755 today to learn more. © 2008 Oticon, Inc. All rights reserved. Dual: Engineered for performance, designed for style. Dual is the most advanced hearing instrument on the market today. It helps you move beyond the frustrations of hearing loss, so you can experience life with the clearest, most comfortable and natural hearing possible in any listening situation. � The ultimate combination of state-of-the-art technology with a sleek design you want to wear ��Understand what others are saying in noisy situations � Use the telephone with ease and convenience � Watch TV at the same volume as everyone else It’s a hearing device you’ll really love to wear. 119 Interstate Shopping Center, Ramsey, New Jersey Intersection of Route 17 & Franklin Turnpike ADVANCED HEARING SERVICES, INC. Thomas J. Higgins, BC-HIS*, ACA** www.HearNJ.com Supervising Licence. NJ Hearing Aid Dispenser * Licence # 743 *Board Certified by the National Board for Certification in Hearing Instrument Sciences. **American Conference of Audioprosthology