March 25, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • Page 5 Waldwick Handicapped access improvements to Waldwick’s public health center are nearly finished. New ADA-compliant ramp and railings and an updated bathroom were recently completed, public health nurse Carol Shepard told the borough council at its last meeting. A new wider front door and push button opener to provide wheelchair access will be installed as soon as they are delivered. “It is terrific,” said Shepard, adding that how the building looks is a reflection of the community. “Thank you very much on behalf of the community,” she told the council. Shepard also had praise for the contractor that did the work, Aero Plumbing and Heating. “They were excellent people to work with. They were very cooperative, and they did a very nice job. They were very particular,” she said. Public Health Care Center gets improvements with grant funds Shepard noted that no parking spaces had been lost due to the outdoor ramp installation. Shepard said the improvements were most welcome by the clients who use the center, particularly senior citizens with mobility issues and mothers with baby strollers. The old bathroom, she said, had a low sink and toilet and no handicapped bars. New ventilation was also added, and the white tiles are, of course, brighter than the dark wood paneling they replaced. “It was a typical eighties’ bathroom, and not very suitable for the needs of the people who use the facility,” she pointed out. “It was due for the improvements,” said Councilman Don Sciolaro, the health department liaison. “It’s a very busy health office, particularly for the seniors who meet in the adjacent building. The grant made it more affordable,” he said. (continued on page 11) ready • set • GROW! Caring for outstanding gardens for over 20 years ONE SOURCE FOR ALL YOUR LANDSCAPE NEEDS IT MAY NOT FEEL LIKE WARM WEATHER IS NEAR, BUT SPRING IS HERE ... GET A HEAD START ON THE SEASON’S “TO-DO LIST” AND SAVE SOME GREEN! 20% Off Spring Cleanup 2 Free fertilizer applications. Discount applies towards New Full Service Contracts only. New customers only. 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 MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR LEISURE TIME CALL FOR FREE CONSULTATION 201-447-LAWN (5296) Member N.J.L.C.A & N.J. Turf Grass Assoc. Home Improvement Contractor #13V01991900 3-25-09 pat/janine LandscapeWorks3x5Spring(3-25-09) 3x5