Page 10 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • July 29, 2009 Allendale Council adopts ordinance to share wetlands site by John Koster The Allendale Council has adopted an ordinance that will allow the borough to share ownership of 20 acres of wetlands with the Passaic River Coalition. Under this agreement, the site, located near the border with Upper Saddle River, will be protected from development. The Passaic River Coalition, an environmental group that protects waterways in Passaic and Bergen counties, will give Allendale $322,500 in Bergen County Open Space and New Jersey Green Acres funds for what is a nominal two-thirds ownership of the 20 acres near Powell Road. Allendale has already taken a small piece of the land near Johan Drive as exclusively borough land, and will retain one-third ownership of the remainder. “If the Passaic River Coalition disbands at any time…the land would revert to the Borough of Allendale,” Mayor Vince Barra said last week. James Thomas, a long-time resident and a member of the Allendale Planning Board, questioned the council briefly to ascertain whether there were any loopholes in the contract between Allendale and the Passaic River Coalition. He appeared satisfied that the contract was advantageous. Thomas pointed out that the Passaic River Coalition owns only two small slivers of land in Bergen County, one in Mahwah and one in Lyndhurst, and asked if the contract was with the coalition or with the trust fund group set up by the coalition. Mayor Barra, an attorney, assured Thomas that in case of the dissolution of the Passaic River Coalition, complete ownership of the land would revert to Allendale alone. The 20-acre site, including marshland and scrub trees, was consolidated many years ago by a potential developer from three existing parcels of land. The status of the property as designated wetlands made it impossible to develop the land, some of it valued at $10,000 an acre as opposed to $1 million an acre for residentially-zoned land. Allendale eventually foreclosed, after 18 years, for non-payment of taxes. The vote to adopt the ordinance, which formalized the contract, was unanimous. Scholarships (continued from page 4) Katz, of Waldwick, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences; Heather Kutler of Passaic, Felician College; Melissa Lancaster of Wyckoff, University of Scranton; Kate Passero of Midland Park, College of New Jersey; Jodi Ann Pino of Prospect Park, William Paterson University; Ashlyn Rudloff of Pearl River, Rockland Community College; Marian Shumilova of Paramus, Ramapo College of New Jersey; Kayla Simpson of River Edge, Ramapo College of New Jersey; Alexandra Smith of River Vale, University of Pennsylvania; Christine Van Lenten of Allendale, University of Scranton; and Katherine Vuoncino of Elmwood Park, Catholic University. To be eligible for a Stringer/Featherstone Nursing Scholarship, an applicant must be enrolled in an accredited nursing program, receive a recommendation from the guidance counselor or dean/chair of the college nursing program, indicate self-help and financial need, and must reside in the area served by Valley Health System and its affiliates. Donations to the Stringer/Featherstone Scholarship Fund are welcome. Contributions of any size may be sent to: Stringer/ Featherstone Scholarship Fund c/o The Valley Hospital Foundation, 223 North Van Dien Avenue, Ridgewood, New Jersey, 07450. To learn more about the scholarship award program, contact Ann Piekarz at (201) 291-6040. ���������������� Perennials ���������������������� ������ ���������������� �������������� ����������� ��������������� Daylily Happy Returns ���������������������������������������� ������������������������������������� SALE $898 (2 gal. - Reg. $1195) Roundup® Weed & Grass Killer Ready-To-Use Pump ‘N Go ™ Sprayer  APPLY WHEN WEEDS ARE 7-29-09 joan/janine RamapoNurseryColor3x2(7-29-09) 3 x 2” ACTIVE & GROWING  USE ON PATIOS, WALKWAYS, DRIVEWAYS, AROUND SHRUBS AND TREES  FOAMING TECHNOLGY LETS YOU SEE WHERE YOU SPRAY Mon-Wed 7:30-6, Thurs & Fri 7:30-8 Sat 8-5 OPEN SUNDAY 9-3 MAKE WEEDS AND UNWANTED GRASS GO AWAY! 27 FRANKLIN TPKE, WALDWICK • 201-652-5666 Summer specials available now for a limited time only. Call Robin at 973-636-7000 Summer Home Improvement Guide Call The Villadom TIMES to place your advertisement in this special section. 201-652-0744 AUGUST Publication Date: 5 Advertising Deadline: JULY YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD NEWSPAPER 29 In The Villadom TIMES, you will reach 56,300 households right in your own back yard. ZONE 1: Franklin Lakes, Wyckoff, Midland Park • ZONE 2: Glen Rock, Ridgewood ZONE 3: Allendale, Ho-Ho-Kus, Waldwick, Saddle River, Upper Saddle River • ZONE 4: Ramsey, Mahwah