April 8, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • Page 13 Waldwick The Waldwick Public Schools’ tentative budget for the 2009-10 school year maintains current programs but does not add costs for new programs, according to Superintendent of Schools Dr. Robert Penna. The board of education last week Tentative school budget maintains district’s programs adopted a proposed total spending plan of $26,673,433 which is 1.64 percent over the current year’s budget. The public hearing was held on March 30. “This is a maintenance budget. It is not adding new programs or staff, because of the difficult economic times,” Dr. Penna said. “It’s a very tight budget.” The spending plan maintains all sports and clubs and will continue to fund the district’s innovative Pathways Program for students in grades 8-12. Funding is also included to continue the building restoration program at Traphagen School. Dr. Penna said that the only reduction had been a half-time physical education position at the elementary school level, even as state aid had remained flat and insurance, health care and utilities costs are expected to rise significantly. Carl Kemm Loven tour (continued from page 8) the door. Often a dovecote is the giveaway!” Peck’s interest in local architecture began with an investigation into the history of her own house, and then extended to her neighbor’s houses, which included Loven’s own house and another designed by him. Intrigued by Loven’s work, and finding that little had been written about him, she decided to remedy that oversight by writing the pamphlet. “It became apparent that somebody had to write this information down -- and the sooner, the better,” she said. “I wanted to make sure it was recorded before more Loven houses were torn down and before more people’s memories were lost.” Perhaps the most celebrated of Loven’s designs is that of his own house at 119 Rock Road in Glen Rock, which also served as his office and which will be featured on the AIA-NJ tour. The name of the house, which is carved on a painted sign inset over the door is “Manoir Roche Vallon” or “house in the valley of the rock.” The gabled and turreted house exhibits Loven’s talent as an artist and architect and his passion for Norman architecture, according to Peck. The house uses antique glass from Europe in the leaded glass windows and gargoyles inspired by Loven’s visit to the Chartres Cathedral in France to ornament the exterior walls. Although best known for his Norman Revival homes, Loven did not confine himself to that style. He designed ranch houses, cottage revival houses, Williamsburg colonials, Dutch colonials, French Colonials, massive stone mansions, and modern houses with large glass walls. He also worked on hotels, country clubs, hunting lodges, churches, schools, banks, gas stations, warehouses, office buildings, and libraries. His shopping centers include the Urban Farms Shopping Center in Franklin Lakes and some of the main shopping areas in Glen Rock, Ridgewood, Wyckoff, and Saddle River, although research still needs to be done to see how closely the current retail structures resemble the original designs. Loven also worked on planned communities in Lake Hopatcong, Pines Lake in Wayne, and Smoke Rise in Kinnelon, and Sterling Forest in Orange County, New York, making the identification of Loven’s work a massive job. Peck hopes that interest in Loven will grow and that other individuals and groups will help fill in more information. Working as the Glen Rock Historian has given Peck the opportunity to record more of this talented architect’s history and expand the list of his known works. Copies of Peck’s brochure are available at the Glen Rock, Ridgewood, Midland Park, and Ho-Ho-Kus public libraries. The proposed current expense budget of $24,552,428 is up $576,380 or 2.4 percent over the current year. Owners of a house assessed at $416,000, the borough’s average, will see their taxes increase by $140 a year. 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