Allendale April 1, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • Page 7 All for the love of books The National Education Association annually sponsors Read Across America. Now in its twelfth year, the program focuses on motivating children to read. The celebration takes place each March, around the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Mee Lon Yee, a volunteer reader in the Hillside School IGLOO program is shown with children in Mrs. Susan Clauss’s second grade. She read Bill Peet’s, ‘The Gnats of Knotty Pine’ and brought in stuffed animals that are represented in the story. Council pursues leashes for dogs, cost-cutting ideas by John Koster The Allendale Borough Council has introduced an ordinance to make the leashing of dogs mandatory except on the owner’s private property. A special meeting on this issue has been scheduled for April 6, at which time the ordinance will be considered for final passage. The council also spent time exploring cost-cutting measures to deal with economic conditions. Mayor Vince Barra said he had visited Northwest Dispatch and spoken to Mahwah officials who will be hosting an optional county-wide dispatch system in that municipality. Councilman Ari Bernstein said he and the police were still conducting talks about whether hiring an additional police officer would cost the borough more money or result in savings. The contention revolves around whether the new department mem- Saturdays 2-4 PM, WOR Radio 710AM New Day, New Time ALL MAKE & MODELS • IMPORTED & DOMESTIC Servicing your new vehicle with us will not void your warranty. THE CAR DOCTOR RADIO SHOW ber’s salary and benefits would cost more or less than the overtime for current officers who are covering gaps in the patrol schedule due to a lack of manpower. Mayor Barra said a monthly mayor’s conference convinced him that Allendale had been wise to start cost-cutting more than a year ago, before the worst of the economic downturn began. The borough abolished the position of administrator, splitting the responsibilities associated with that post between Gwen McCarthy, then the borough clerk, and Keith Cauwenburghs, who is in charge of the road department and exterior maintenance. The measure has been reported as successful. “I will tell you many of our neighboring towns are in a lot worse shape than we are,” Mayor Barra said. “It’s not great, but we’re way ahead of the curve.” The next public meeting was rescheduled for April 6 due to Passover. est. 1978 201-652-5250 R A Automotive NJ State Inspection Center 59 West Prospect St. Waldwick, NJ 07463 (2 blocks west of the Waldwick Train Station) Spring g Cleaanienor?! M m y Frame Come See Our Gift Line of “HOME OF THE CAR DOCTOR” COMPLETE AUTO REPAIR Visit us on the web at ������������������������������������������� �������������������������������� ��������������� Hours: Tues-Fri 10-5:30, Sat 9-4:30 27 East Prospect St. • Waldwick, NJ 201-670-7666 HARDING WINE&SPIRIT Who says you can’t sell two wines at the same time for less than anybody else Our w Prices Lo will put a “Spring” in your step! ���������������������������������������� �������������������������������������� Liberty Creek $ ����������������������������������� �������������������� �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������ ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� HUGE WINE SELECTION Beer • Super Premium Spirits Party Planning • Gift Baskets Free Parking • Ice • Soda WE DELIVER Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, White Zinfandel ������������ Barefoot Wines $ 305 E. Ridgewood Ave Ridgewood, NJ DEBIT CARDS ACCEPTED 201-445-7122 Pinot Grigio, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, White Zinfandel & Moscato 5 9 ? .99 1.5 liter .19 1.5 liter No rain checks issued. Not responsible for typographical errors.