Glen Rock October 28, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • Page 3 Candidates agree: Property taxes are the main issue by John Koster Two incumbent Democrats and a lone Republican are seeking election to the two available seats on the Glen Rock Borough Council this year. While the candidates are from two different parties, all three agree that property taxes are the main issue of concern to Glen Rock residents. Councilman Byron Arnao, an electronics and computer expert, and Councilwoman Joan Orseck, a registered nurse, have both served full three-year terms on the Glen Rock Borough Council. They are being challenged by Carmine Nogara, a Republican. The balance of the Glen Rock Borough Council is now four Republicans and two Democrats, with a Republican mayor, down from 3:3 with a Republican mayor a few years ago. Once solidly Republican, Glen Rock began to see Democratic candidates running serious campaigns and getting elected, after a property tax revaluation led to 800 appeals against a revaluation that produced valuation disparities of as much as $60,000 in nearly identical houses in Hands-on learning October is Fire Prevention and Safety Month and Firefighters Carmine and Fred of the Glen Rock Volunteer Fire Department brought the pumper truck and equipment to the Glen Rock Jewish Center Nursery School. This visit kicked off a unit on fire prevention and safety. similar neighborhoods. Arnao has been instrumental in bringing Glen Rock up-to-date with computers and has supported efforts to televise council meetings. He has also been active in the environmental activities in the borough. Orseck is the past president of the Byrd School Home and School Association and Federated Home and School Association, a member of the board of health and a Girl Scout and Cub Scout leader, soccer coach and environmental volunteer. Nogara is a CPA with bachelor’s and doctoral degrees in accounting from Pace and a master’s degree from Saint John’s University. He serves on the academic advisory board of Bergen Community College and is a professor of accounting at Saint Francis College in New York. Residents frequently speak at Glen Rock Borough Council meetings and are generally told that the Glen Rock Board of Education accounts for the vast majority of tax bills and tax increases. Residents have sometimes praised the council for exercising fiscal control for municipal services. New Company Giving Away Free Turkeys! “Green Cleaning for a Healthier Home” Carpet/Upholstery Cleaning • Tile & Grout Cleaning Airducts/Dryer Vent Cleaning • Power Washing & more Bergen County has finally got the company it has been waiting for! All services are done in an eco-friendly matter without any harsh chemicals. To make the Grand Opening even better for its valued customers, MJM is offering free 15 to 20 lb. turkeys to any customer who spends over $200 between now and December 24. 749 Boyd Road • Paramus, NJ 07652 • 201-995-3076 Kisses for a Sweet Sixteen Years Our annual event starts Thursday, October 29. We invite everyone to share in the celebration! Shop, bring your selections to the register, select a “Kiss” discount from the bag, and then celebrate your savings! Discounts range from Thank you, it’s been fun! 15% to 50%. THE COMPLETE CHILDREN’S GIFT & TOY STORE 190 ROCK ROAD, GLEN ROCK, NJ • 201-447-0447 Store Hours: Monday - Saturday 10am-5pm THE GROW-CERY LTD.