Page 6 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • July 29, 2009 Ho-Ho-Kus Frank retires; temporary DPW superintendent named by Jennifer Crusco Michael Frank, superintendent of public works and water for the Borough of Ho-HoKus since 2003, began his retirement last week. Frank, a 35-year DPW veteran, will be using his accrued vacation days until his official retirement on Dec. 31. John Mariani, a member of the Mahwah DPW, has been named superintendent in Ho-Ho-Kus on a temporary, month-tomonth basis. He will be paid $1,000 per month for his part-time responsibilities “until other arrangements can be made with the management personnel of the HHK DPW,” according to the council’s resolution. Mariani is duly certified to oversee DPW activities and sign any necessary reports. He will be fulfilling those duties in Ho-Ho-Kus on his own time. The State of New Jersey requires DPW superintendents to hold three licenses: a W2 for the distribution of water, a T2 for water treatment, and a C2 for sewer collection. Municipalities also prefer the head of the DPW to be a certified public works manager. The state runs the licensing courses, which are held at Rutgers University. The courses are held a few times a week during the evening, and take approximately 18 months to complete. Once a candidate completes the courses, that individual must sit for the licensing exams. ���������������������������������� ��������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������������������� ���������� ������������������������� Ruthanne and Michael Frank at a retirement party given by coworkers. ����������������������������� ��������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������������� ������������ A member of the Ho-Ho-Kus DPW recently sat for some of these exams, but has yet to hear the results. Commenting on his service to the borough, Frank told Villadom TIMES, “It’s been 35 years of ups and downs, good days and bad days.” His responsibilities have been varied, requiring versatility. Frank grew up in Midland Park and graduated from Midland Park High School in 1973. He was subsequently hired by the Ho-Ho-Kus DPW as a mechanic, and worked his way up to superintendent, having served as foreman and assistant superintendent. His appointment as superintendent was retroactive to Sept. 1, but he had effectively been serving as superintendent since Jan. 1. Frank is a certified public works manager and holds all the requisite licenses for the DPW and water department duties. He (continued on page 8) Finally... a hearing device you’ll want to wear. Visit our office and try Dual for FREE! Call ������������������������� ���������� ���������������������� 201-934-7755 today to learn more. © 2008 Oticon, Inc. All rights reserved. Dual: Engineered for performance, designed for style. Dual is the most advanced hearing instrument on the market today. It helps you move beyond the frustrations of hearing loss, so you can experience life with the clearest, most comfortable and natural hearing possible in any listening situation. � The ultimate combination of state-of-the-art technology with a sleek design you want to wear ��Understand what others are saying in noisy situations � Use the telephone with ease and convenience � Watch TV at the same volume as everyone else It’s a hearing device you’ll really love to wear. 119 Interstate Shopping Center, Ramsey, New Jersey Intersection of Route 17 & Franklin Turnpike ADVANCED HEARING SERVICES, INC. Supervising Licence. NJ Hearing Aid Dispenser * Licence # 743 *Board Certified by the National Board for Certification in Hearing Instrument Sciences. **American Conference of Audioprosthology Thomas J. Higgins, BC-HIS*, ACA**