June 17, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • Page 7 Ridgewood Planning board hears differing opinions on Valley by John Koster The audience was divided over the issue of expanding Ridgewood’s Valley Hospital, but only three people were able to speak because of the length of last week’s planning board meeting. The application involves a change to the village’s master plan and an expansion of the hospital zone. The plans as discussed would provide the hospital with 378,000 square feet for added services, and would allow three beds to be added to the hospital’s 451 beds. Plans also call for a change of the building height from 48 to 56 feet and would limit additional rooftop mechanics to 24 feet. If plans were approved, the building would increase from 550,000 to 970,000 square feet. Village Planner Blais Brancheau said he wanted to minimize the visual impact of the changes. Last week’s meeting will reconvene on June 17, with at least one more meeting at a date not yet determined before the planning board votes. The Ridgewood Village Council would also have to change an ordinance before the last hurdle to the hospital’s expansion and modernization can be cleared. Charles Collins, the attorney for the hospital, requested clarification on several issues at the most recent meeting. By the time the residents in the ample audience were permitted to address the board, there was only time for three speakers. Planners said that potential objectors seemed to be a majority, but that there seemed to be plenty of supporters as well. To date, about 50 people have signed up for a chance to speak on this application. Ridgewood Parks and Recreation is offering summer golf camps to village youth in kindergarten through grade six. The program is being offered through Total Golf Adventures of Bergen County. Instructors will provide basics such as proper golf set-up, swing fundamentals, rules and etiquette, and scoring. Sessions are offered Monday through Thursday for three hours each day. Session one will run from July 6 through 9 with Friday, July 10 for rain makeup. Hours are 3 to 6 p.m. Session two will run Aug. 10 through 13, with Friday, Aug 14 for rain makeup. Hours are 9 Objectors to the expansion plans have cited safety concerns and aesthetics. Village children invited to golf camp a.m. to noon. Session three will run Aug. 17 through 20, with Friday, Aug. 21 for rain makeup. Hours are 9 a.m. to noon. All classes will take place at the Irene Habernickel Park. The cost is $205 per student. All equipment will be provided. Registration can be made online at www.ridgewoodsports.org or in person or by mail to The Stable, 259 North Maple Avenue. The registration form is available at www.ridgewoodnj.net. For further information call (201) 670-5560. Chiropractic Wellness Center It Takes One To Know One! ��������������������������������������������������� � �������������������������������� ������������������������������������������ ������������������������������������ ������������������������ �������������������������������������������� �������������������������������������� ��������������� ���������������������������� ������������������ ������������������� ������������������� �������������������������������������������������������������� ��������������������������������������� Custom Pet Sitting ������� ������������������������� � �������������������� � ������������������������������������������������������������ �������������������������������������������������������� ����������������������������������������������������������� �������������������������������������������������������������� �������������������������������������������������� Out of the way, but worth it. Major Credit Cards Accepted ��������������������� ����������������������������������������� 6-17-09 Pat from Janine DrMilazzo2x2(6-17-09)• 201-444-4760 • 201-445-1164 85 Hillside Ave, Midland Park 2 col x 2” Open Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 9-5, Closed Sunday Schweinfurth Florist www.schweinfurthflorist.com Visit us online at www.tailstoscalesnj.com 973-513-2884 HARDING WINE&SPIRIT Liberty Creek or... We’re Selling Ridgewood 4th of July Fireworks Tickets. 6-17-09 janine While you’re here, TailsToScales2x4(6-17-09) how about some 2 x 4” Real Bang for Your Buck! Buy either... Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, White Zinfandel $ 2 Locations Glen Rock & Passaic PASSAIC LOCATION NOW OPEN SUNDAYS! We Offer Line Of Credits And Financing Plans HUGE WINE SELECTION Beer • Super Premium Spirits Party Planning • Gift Baskets Free Parking • Ice • Soda WE DELIVER Barefoot Wines $ 201.345-5621 305 E. Ridgewood Ave Ridgewood, NJ DEBIT CARDS ACCEPTED 201-445-7122 Pinot Grigio, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, White Zinfandel & Moscato 5 9 .99 1.5 liter .19 1.5 liter Now that’s something to celebrate! No rain checks issued. Not responsible for typographical errors.