Waldwick June 17, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • Page 3 The Borough of Waldwick is investigating sharing municipal court administration services with another municipality. According to Borough Administrator Gary Kratz, a number of towns are being considered for a possible interlocal agreement, but no decision has been made. The borough’s judge for the past seven years, Dennis Lahiff, is retiring as of June 30 and moving out of state. The court administrator, Linda Campion, has resigned effective June 28, leaving the opening for the sharing opportunity. Shared court services eyed “We are relooking at our entire court operation,’ Kratz said. He said the borough council was not in favor of a total court merger at this time. “They favor an incremental approach. If the synergy is good with a joint administrator, we can look to expanding down the road,” he added. The mayor and council have been discussing a replacement for Lahiff, whose resignation was accepted last month, but no appointment has been made thus far. Pastor Tom Marsden congratulates Becky Shean of Rochelle Park and Matthew Willson of Waldwick at a reception celebrating their entry into the membership of Ridgewood’s Old Paramus Reformed Church. Their year of weekly study, covering topics from Christianity’s Jewish roots to the present-day church, led to a meeting with church elders to present their faith papers and engage in questioning and conversation. The two were welcomed into the active membership of the church on Pentecost Sunday. Warm welcome The Borough of Waldwick received unexpected good news when it took in bids for the reconstruction of Nordham Street: prices were lower than expected. “It came in under budget. The prices are even better than with the coop,” said a jubilant Borough Administrator Gary Kratz. Kratz credited the drop in asphalt prices and said that the lowest bidder had come in $6 cheaper per ton than the joint bid with the Northwest Bergen Shared Services consortium of 13 area towns. Tilcon, New York, was the lowest of Nordham bids under budget seven bidders at a total cost of $138,745.67. Kratz explained that the project had to be bid separately from the consortium because it is a NJ Department of Transportation state aid project. “We needed DOT approval of the specifications,” he said. The reconstruction project will include milling the roadway, rebuilding catch basins to comply with new state storm water regulations and resurfacing. Work is expected to be completed by summer’s end. ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������� ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������� ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� �������������������������������������������������������������� ��������������������������������������������� ����������������������������������� ��������������������������������������������� ������������ Caring ester/janine 6-17-09 for Your Beautiful Landscape is our Specialty JumbleiahRelocating3x3(6-17-09) LET THE PROFESSIONALS 3x3 SAVE YOU TIME AND MONEY Seasonal garden care program Hand pruning of ornamental shrubs for natural shape Overgrown landscapes are our specialty Landscape design & construction – Design fees apply Irrigation & Lighting services Residential & Commercial We are a call or a click away One Call www.chrisjameslandscaping.com • N.J.D.C.A. Lic#13VH01114000 cjlinc1@aol.com • N.J.D.C.A. Lic#13VH01114000 All major credit cards accepted (201) 670-9000