Area April 29, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • Page 7 Last week, voters cast their ballots on the local school budgets and selected their representatives to those boards. Voters defeated the spending plans proposed by three districts, including Allendale, Northern Highlands Regional High School, and Upper Saddle River. Those budgets must now be considered for possible cuts by the governing bodies of the municipalities those districts serve and by their respective school boards. Allendale The $12,990,397 school budget for Allendale’s K-8 school district was defeated by a slim margin, with 525 votes against the budget and 504 in favor. Ellen Hillman, a board incumbent long active in youth programs, was defeated in her bid for reelection. Hillman received 414 votes, while challenger Lynn Barsamian received 519 and Mark McAuliffe received 618 ballots. Ho-Ho-Kus Borough voters approved the district’s $10,639,522 Voters defeat three districts’ school budgets tax levy by a margin of 464 to 360 and endorsed incumbents Robert J. Inglima Jr. and Michaela Donelan Donadio, who ran unopposed. Donadio received 575 ballots and Inglima received 546. Northern Highlands The Northern Highlands Regional High School budget of $18,225,995 was defeated by a margin of 984 to 889. The district serves Allendale, Ho-Ho-Kus, and Upper Saddle River. Allendale’s incumbent trustees on the regional board were both reelected, as James Mulanaphy received 634 votes and Gail Trumbetti received 481, edging out challenger Lisa Tannenbaum for one of the two three-year seats available. Tannenbaum received 325 votes. Lori Loughanne, who ran unopposed for the one three-year Upper Saddle River seat, received 551 votes. Saddle River Incumbents Rosemarie Arnold and Nicholas Barker, who ran unopposed, received 171 ballots and 152 ballots, respectively. The budget, which included a tax levy of $6,672,220, was approved 165 to 62. Upper Saddle River Upper Saddle River’s voters defeated the $18,970,605 tax levy by just six ballots; the unofficial tally was 411 to 405. The three candidates, who ran unopposed for the three available seats on the board, were elected with the following tallies: Celia Galimi, 481; Robert Wei, 510; and Catherine Smiechowski, 487. Waldwick Patricia Levine and Joseph Orlak, who ran unopposed for the two available three-year terms on the Waldwick Board of Education, received the endorsement of the borough’s voters. Levine received 744 votes, and Orlak received 695. The district’s voters approved the tax levy of $23,911,665 by a margin of 618 to 454. Flowers last a week... Memories . e.. last a lifetim ’s Day, This Motherne frame o for Mom! Hours: Tues-Fri 10-5:30, Sat 9-4:30 27 East Prospect St. Waldwick, NJ 201-670-7666 ready • set • GROW! 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! HUGE WINE SELECTION Beer • Super Premium Spirits Party Planning • Gift Baskets Free Parking • Ice • Soda Caring for outstanding gardens for over 20 years ONE SOURCE FOR ALL YOUR LANDSCAPE NEEDS ENJOY YOUR SPRING! Ask about our safe Tick, Mosquito and Flea Control TRUST YOUR OUTDOOR LIVING SPACES TO OUR FULL SERVICE MAINTENANCE, CONSTRUCTION, AND DESIGN COMPANY WITH ORGANIC LAWN AND TREE CARE, IRRIGATION AND LIGHTING. COMMERCIAL RESIDENTIAL INSURED BONDED Liberty Creek $ WE DELIVER Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, White Zinfandel MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR LEISURE TIME Barefoot Wines $ CALL FOR FREE CONSULTATION 201-447-LAWN (5296) Member N.J.L.C.A & N.J. Turf Grass Assoc. Home Improvement Contractor #13V01991900 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.