Page 22 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • December 16, 2009 Oldtimers and new members of the Waldwick Chamber of Commerce mingled in a relaxed atmosphere at the annual holiday party held recently at the Village Grille. “Bobby from the Village Grille and his staff did an amazing job once again ,” commented Chamber President Christine Figliuolo of Creations By Christine Events. “The networking was wonderful. Our organization is growing in leaps and bounds - we hope more businesses seek the opportunity to join us in the new year.” Waldwick Chamber spreads holiday cheer Stream protection (continued from page 6) soils. All other surface water bodies would have riparian areas of 50 feet in width. Applicants for a construction permit, subdivision, development, or other improvement that requires plan submissions and permits would be responsible to determine the presence of a riparian zone on a property. An applicant’s designated representative could also assume this responsibility. The borough engineer, governing body, or an appointed representative would be charged with reviewing and approving the initial determination. In some instances, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection review would also be necessary. Some disturbances are considered exceptions. Two listed in the ordinance include redevelopment within the limits of an existing impervious surface, and new disturbance necessary to protect public health safety or welfare, provide an environmental benefit, or to prevent extraordinary hardship on the property owner, provided the hardship was not created by the owner. The borough engineer would be permitted to grant an exception in the case of redevelopment within existing impervious surfaces. Appeals of the engineer’s determination would be made to the planning board, with the party contesting the determination having the burden of proof. The zoning board of adjustment would have the authority to grant exceptions where new disturbances are involved. The ordinance also would also establish permits-by-rule for certain activities. This subchapter would be subject to periodic change, and would allow regulated activities in riparian zones without other permits or approvals. Water hike (continued from page 4) Ridgewood,which supplies itself along with Wyckoff, Midland Park, and Glen Rock, had just approved a 21 percent rate increase for 2010. Paterson said that this year would have been a good time to bond a new municipal water tank, since interest rates are low. Mayor Vince Barra said that, while the borough is looking at the existing water tank in technical terms, the council did not wish to undertake the job if it was not necessary until the real estate market had a chance to stabilize. The council also introduced a police salary ordinance, slated for probable approval on Dec. 28, which would provide a 3.95 percent increase for Allendale’s 14 sworn police officers. SPEND YOUR TRAINING $$$ WISELY! • EDUCATED - MA in exercise science • CERTIFIED - ACSM, NASM, Post Rehab Specialist, MAT Specialist �������������������������� ����������������������������������� Sheila Keane ��������� �������������������������� ������������������������������� ���������������������������������������������� ��������������������� ������������������������������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ���������������������� ��������������� �������������������� ������������������������������������� • EXPERIENCED - 15 years one-to-one personal training • QUALIFIED - to work with geriatric, bariatric, Parkinson’s as well as weight loss, fitness and wellness In your home or comfortable, private training facility Offering Muscle Activation Techniques ������������������������������������� Keane Fit & Wellness Ridgewood �������������� ����������������������������������� ���������������������������� 201-488-4314 or 201-341-0183 �������������� �������������� ������������ �������������������� ������������