Glen Rock November 11, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • Page 3 Voters elect one Democrat, one Republican to council by John Koster Glen Rock voters have elected one Democrat and one Republican to the borough council. Republican challenger Carmine Nogara received 2,394 votes in his successful bid for office, Democratic incumbent Joan Orseck was reelected with 2,382 ballots, and Democratic incumbent Byron Arnao received 2,160. When the council reorganizes in January 2010, the governing body will have five Republican members, one Democrat, and Republican Mayor John van Keuren. “The principal issue in the campaign was the post-high school parents who don’t want to move out of town,” said Nogara at the Republican count-down in the Glen Rock election. “I feel that I can add my financial background to help with the problem. It’s going to be a team effort, but I want to be part of that team.” Arnao had been one of the leading advocates of fiscal prudence on the council, voting against the Republican majority and his fellow Democrat Orseck on several measures where he felt expenses could have been reduced even more than they had been. Orseck and Arnao both concurred when Mayor van Keuren and Republican Councilman Art Pazan told some sports parents last month that the council would not cosign a loan to fund studies and reports on a proposal to install an artificial turf field. Arnao also praised two experienced police candidates as individuals, but questioned whether the force was already large enough before the rest of the council voted to approve their appointment. Arnao has been praised by Republicans and Democrats alike for lending his considerable knowledge of computers and electronics to Glen Rock’s technical upgrades. Nogara, who entered the race after the filing deadline, won the endorsement of his fellow Republicans for his commitment to try to curtail drastic increases in schoolbased property taxes, seen as the single greatest problem in Glen Rock, where the municipal-purpose budget, except for much-resented state mandates, is sometimes praised by residents for its frugality. (continued on page 4) Montessori Learning Center MONDAY, NOV. 16 through FRIDAY, NOV. 20, 2009 9:30 - 11:00 am & 12:30 - 2:00 pm • 2 Day & 3 Day Toddler Program • Preschool Classes • Kindergarten Enrichment Program (2 Day, 3 Day & 5 Day) • Foreign Language Program • Science Program A Warm and Nurturing Place to Learn 205 FRANKLIN AVE., RIDGEWOOD • 201-445-0232 (across from Stop & Shop) OPEN HOUSE THOUSANDS OF DESIGNER & FAMOUS MAKER COATS FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY DEPARTMENT STORE PRICES EVERYDAY Our family has been keeping America warm and happy since 1924 and are thrilled to be here in Paramus to do it again with the very best coats at the very best prices! We’ve leveraged our long time friendships in the coat industry to deliver to you an amazing collection of designer and famous maker coats at prices you’ve never seen before, and may never see again! THE ORIGINAL FIRST FAMILY OF COATS IS BACK IN BUSINESS! PLUS THOUSANDS OF LADIES’ DESIGNER SHOES & BOOTS 150 Rt 17N • Paramus, NJ 07652 • 201-262-1060 (in the former Fortunoff Outdoor Store) Open 10am to 9pm Monday - Saturday