Glen Rock September 2, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • Page 3 Mayor deplores loss of tree by John Koster Glen Rock Mayor John van Keuren took time at the most recent council meeting to deplore the loss of one of the two big shade trees at the construction site around borough hall, and the possible loss of the other large tree. “My take is that one of these trees should come down, and must come down, due to the proximity to the building and the damage to the roots,” van Keuren said. “It’s a big tree, but it is a hazard.” The other tree, he said, might be capable of surviving, but damage to the root base and the impacted soil around the roots would make that tree too great a risk during the storm season. Councilman Mike O’Hagan said, with the mayor and council concurring, that borough officials had tried to plan construction in such a way as to preserve the 100-yearold tree, but those plans had not worked out. The Glen Rock Shade Tree Commission will be asked to suggest a replacement. The council also heard some good news about the construction at borough hall. Despite change orders to pay $4,955 for adding 24-inch-deep mill work in the council chambers and $4,279 for electric circuitry to install hand dryers in the rest rooms, the council received a credit of $13,675 for professional services not needed, which gave Glen Rock a negative cost on the meeting’s change orders of $4,441. Councilman Art Pazan voted “no” on the additions, having previously stated that he believes all change orders should be shown to the council before being approved by Borough Administrator Lenora Benjamin. Benjamin had spoken at the council work session explaining that it was considered a better idea to have hot air hand dryers in all restrooms when the new borough hall opens, probably at the end of September. Councilwoman Joan Orseck, a registered nurse and nurse instructor, confirmed council sentiments that hot hair hand dryers were more sanitary than paper towels. The council voted to adopt an ordinance permitting lettering no more than three inches high on the umbrellas set up at sidewalk cafés on Rock Road. (continued on page 8) Fishing for funds Recently, 18 members from The Glen Rock Athletic Club held the Eigth Annual Thomas Stansfield Memorial Fishing Trip. They left from Atlantic Highlands aboard The Eagle with Captain Artie Hilliard. Over 30 bluefish, fluke and a sand shark were caught. John Walsh of Little Ferry was the pool winner with a 23 inch Fluke. All proceeds from the trip are donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation in Tommy Stansfield’s memory. ��������� Spacious 1BR Available Immediately ������������������ ������������ NOW RENTING ����������������������������������������������� ��������������������������������������� ������������������������� ACKERMAN’S Music ������������������ ������������������������������ � ���������������������������������� � ������������������������������� ���������������������������� ������������������������������ ��������������������� � ������������ �������������������������� ��������������� Center ����������������� ������������ ��������������������������������������������� ��������������������������������������������� ��������������������������������������������� ��������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������ ���������������������������������������������������������������� �������������������������������������������������������������� 201-488-5085 ������������������������� ���������������������� ������������ �������������������� ������������������� ���������������������� REGISTRATION FOR 2009-2010 SEMESTER 2 Locations Glen Rock & Passaic PASSAIC LOCATION NOW OPEN SUNDAYS! We Offer Line Of Credits And Financing Plans 201.345-5621