Ho-Ho-Kus May 6, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • Page 11 Council considers ways to keep gazebo clean by Jennifer Crusco The gazebo on the Ho-Ho-Kus Town Green is a focal point for downtown activities and a pleasant place for people to meet and have lunch in the shade. However, trash, vandalism, and graffiti have led the borough council to consider how the local landmark can be cleaned up – and kept clean. At last week’s council meeting, Councilman Gordon Hamm said the gazebo seems to attract trash. He suggested the structure be moved to the property across from the post office. Mayor Thomas Randall said the gazebo is an attractive nuisance in a public park. He disagreed that moving it to a new site would help. That change, he said, “deals with the symptom and not the disease.” Councilman John Mongelli suggested that, before considering a move for the gazebo, the council could try to employ a program that would incorporate authorities from the borough and the school. He said the young people who are suspected of sullying the gazebo need an incentive to take pride in their community. Mongelli further recommended that the compliance officer be compelled to read the riot act to any merchants who are not keeping the structure clean. Councilman Kevin Crossley noted that five new trash containers had been placed in the area, but Hamm said the problem was never an issue of the number of containers present. Ho-Ho-Kus DPW Superintendent Mike Frank said some BEST PRICES...BEST SELECTION OF 2009 WEBER GRILLS people just don’t use the containers. He later stated that the DPW plans to power wash the gazebo and stain it to cover the writing. Mongelli added that a camera could be used to monitor activity in the area. He also suggested a review of the borough’s ordinances to see if the fines are high enough to be an effective deterrent. “People who live here are treating the community poorly,” Randall said, adding that the behavior is not acceptable and must be corrected. He also said that, not long ago, young people accepted correction and reprimands from any adult. Ho-Ho-Kus Police Chief Gregory Kallenberg said Officers Sean Leonard and Anthony Ballestrieri had been working with the school children to urge them not to litter. He said the participants in the borough’s Junior Police Academy have been cleaning up at the gazebo – a project that provides the added benefit of positive peer pressure as the students who participate in the cleanup urge others not to litter. THERE’S A WEBER GRILL MADE FOR YOU! Open Sunday 9-3 C ion and Demonstrat s Event ale Truckload S WEBER ook-Out WEBER   5  STAR   DEALER See the WEBER Grill in Action • Taste the results Saturday - 11am-3pm We carry the complete line of 2009 WEBER Grills. Come see them all. WHY BUY YOUR WEBER GRILL AT HOME HARDWARE? ������� ����� ������� ���� ���� ������������ �������� ��������������������� • Best Prices • Friendly, Helpful, Knowledgeable Staff • Full Line Of Accessories & Replacement Parts • On Premises Propane Fill Station, Year-Round • We Are The Area’s WEBER Warranty Servicing Dealer ��� 27 Franklin Turnpike • Waldwick 201-652-5666 www.homehardwaresupply.com MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED Women’s Sandals FREE Propane Fill-Up with purchase of assembled grill of $599 or more (Tank sold separately) With coupon only. FREE Mon-Wed 7:30-6, Thurs & Fri 7:30-8, Sat 8-5, Sun 9-3 Propane Filled 7 Days A Week With coupon only. Assembly with WEBER Grill Purchase FREE (With Grill Purchase) With coupon only. Standard Delivery of Any Grill of $599 or More ���������������������������� ��������������� ������������ �������������������������������������������������� ����������������� ������ ���� 5-6-09 Ester from Janine HomeHardWeberTruck(4x9)