Ridgewood September 2, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • Page 5 Preserve Graydon Coalition declines spot on committee by John Koster The Preserve Graydon Coalition has declined the opportunity to join with members of the Ridgewood Council, village recreation officials, and the group that wants to refurbish Graydon in a discussion to accommodate both sides of the pool controversy. A blog circulated by e-mail indicated that the Preserve Graydon Coalition had refused the invitation because the committee would be “closed,” with only the council permitted to report on activities and findings, and that the discussion would be weighted toward “the concrete solution.” Councilman Patrick Mancuso, who recommended the multi-party discussion, was applauded when he proposed that two members from each group meet to review how Graydon might be improved in a way that both sides could find acceptable. The blog accused Mancuso of reporting at a public meeting that the first meeting had already been scheduled when, Preserve Graydon Coaltion Marcia Ringel said, she had never made such an agreement. “During that meeting (Aug. 12) to Marcia’s surprise, Councilman Mancuso, who had first suggested forming such a committee at the Aug. 5 council meeting, stated publicly that the committee, which was to include two members of the (Preserve Graydon) Coalition and two of the Ridgewood Pool Project, would meet during the first week of September. (continued on page 10) The Ridgewood Board of Education recently hired four new educators who will be on staff when the schools open on Sept. 2. Susan Enright was hired as a fourth grade teacher at Hawes School at a salary of $66,955 at step eight of the salary guide. Meaghan Ozaydin was hired as an English teacher at George Washington School at a salary of $69,520, representing step 9 of the guide. Elizabeth Fischetti was hired a district staff developer with the vast majority of her $75,889 salary to be paid by a Title IIA grant, and only $448 to be paid by local funds. Maria Sweeney was hired as a District Title I teacher School board hires new educators with $24,052 of her $110,524 salary to be paid by local funds and the remanding $84,472 to be paid by a Title I grant. Two experienced teachers also had their roles expanded at an increase in pay. Susan Kameno will now take on added responsibilities at an increase from $103,370 as full-time health and physical education teacher at Ridgewood High School and as a Teens and Tots program teacher, step 16 of the salary guide. Ernestina Mongiardo will take on added responsibilities at an increase from $52,265 to $57,492 as the home economics teacher at Ridgewood High School. J. KOSTER Paul Banach Construction, LLC Home Remodeling Waldwick • 201-689-0765 • Windows • Doors • Garage Doors • • Finish Carpentry • Crown Moldings, Cabinetry, Walk-In-Closets, etc... • Kitchen & Bathroom Renovations • Take advantage of the Energy Tax Credit in 2009 www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=products.pr_tax_credits Speak to your tax advisor to ascertain if you qualify, as these credits will make a project more economical for you! Over 20 yrs. exp. • Senior Citizen Discount • Ref available upon request All work performed by owner • Free Estimates ����������������������������� ������������������������ ����������� YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD NEWSPAPER ������������ HARDING WINE & SPIRIT The shore is nice, but don’t pay the price. Get your 7-22-09....Mike....from Janine PaulBanach2x2(7-22-09) 2x2” Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, White Zinfandel Liberty Creek or... $ HUGE WINE SELECTION Beer • Super Premium Spirits Party Planning • Gift Baskets Free Parking • Ice • Soda WE DELIVER Pinot Grigio, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, White Zinfandel & Moscato Barefoot Wines $ 5 9 .99 1.5 liter .29 1.5 liter 305 E. Ridgewood Ave Ridgewood, NJ DEBIT CARDS ACCEPTED 201-445-7122 All that money you’ll save can pay for your picnic on the beach! No rain checks issued. Not responsible for typographical errors.