Ridgewood March 18, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • Page 3 Village manager resigns; will work in private sector by John Koster Ridgewood Village Manager James Ten Hoeve plans to leave his post on May 29 and take his expertise to the private sector. Ten Hoeve spent five years as manager and another five terms as interim manager. Ten Hoeve, 58, announced his resignation at last week’s public council meeting. He said he considered making a change last autumn when he began to receive offers for consulting jobs from the private sector. “I have absolutely no regrets,” Ten Hoeve said in an interview last week. “When I first got hired in Ridgewood I felt liked I’d died and gone to heaven. When I lived in Paterson as a kid, my aunt, who was a secretary in Ridgewood, used to take me and my brother to Ridgewood on Saturday to show us what a real town was like. We’d have ice cream and go to the movies. “I learned everything I know from Larry Worth” Ten Hoeve continued, referring to the man who was his predecessor as village manager twice. “He taught me about the team system: It’s not about your self, it’s about the team.” Ten Hoeve has been village manager since July 2004, but he served as interim manager five times before his formal appointment: once between the first term of Larry Worth and the term of Ronald Zweig in 1986, once between Zweig and Bertrand Kendall in 1996, once between Kendall and Mayor David Pfund (left) with James Ten Hoeve. Rodney Irwin in 1996, once between Irwin and the return of Larry Worth, and once after Worth’s departure in 2003. Officially, Ten Hoeve served as Ridgewood’s chief financial officer and tax collector from 1981 to 2004, and before that served as chief financial officer and tax collector in Bergenfield in 1980 and as deputy controller of the City of Paterson from 1974 to 1979. He is a graduate of Seton Hall University with a bachelor of science degree in business administration and a major in accounting. He is certified as a municipal finance officer and as a tax collector, and has won the Mayor’s Award for Excellence and the Pride of Ridgewood Award. SPRING CLASSES • APRIL 6 to JUNE 29, 2009 ADULT CLASSES Monday - Thursday AM 9:30-12:00 PM 7:30-10:00 Saturday AM 10:00-12:30 12 Weeks, $348 Monday - Friday PM 3:30-5:30 12 Weeks, $300 Wortendyke Pottery Studio ���������� ���������������������������������� ��������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������������� CHILDREN’S CLASSES ����������� ���������� ������������������������� www.wortendykestudio.com 201-652-5882 30% - 50% OFF Gallery Sale ����������������������������� ������������ 211 GREENWOOD AVE • MIDLAND PARK ��������������������������������������������������� ������������������������� ���������� ���������������������� Spring specials available now for a limited time only. Call Robin at 973-636-7000