Waldwick May 13, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • Page 9 Borough Park to receive added improvements Waldwick’s Borough Park will be getting added improvements with grant moneys left over from Phase II of the original Accessway Trail Project. Jordan Battisti, who administers grants for the borough, told the Waldwick Council last week that $40,935 is left in the grant account and submitted a list of suggestions to spend it. Of that amount, $18,817 is Bergen County Open Space Trust Fund School board reorganizes The Waldwick Board of Education recently reorganized with Patricia Levine as president and Dawn Monaco as vice president. Levine was reelected last month after six years of service as a trustee. Since she was first elected, Levine has served on the Policy, Buildings and Grounds, Curriculum, Technology, Negotiations, and Special Education committees. She previously served as the board’s vice president for two years and had been president for two years. A Waldwick resident since 1989, Levine is labor coordinator for Calico Corners in Ramsey. In the community, she has been involved in Girl Scouts, PSO, and Boosters. Monaco won a three-year seat on the board in a contested election in 2007. The trustee graduated from Hackensack High School in 1981 and received a BA from Villanova University in 1985. She has lived in Waldwick for 13 years. Monaco, an active member of the community, has been involved with the Crescent School PSO and has been the Special Services Support Group president. She has also spearheaded the graduation activities, yearbook, and funds for the fifth grade at Crescent School. grant money and $22,117 is the borough’s matching obligation. In all, $196,700 was budgeted for the Phase II project, which included the installation of a walkway and trees near White’s Pond, and new equipment at Emily Rice playground. The project that gained the most favor among council members was the repair of the volleyball court at the park. Battisti said new nets and poles and delineation marks are needed. Other items on the list include a water fountain near the pavilion, fast-dry hand dryers in the comfort station, the installation of a vandal-proof sign designating the park for resident-use only, and additional landscaping. Councilman Tom Giordano suggested that barbecue grills be installed so families can cook on site. Borough Administrator Gary Kratz said they would look into that option. He added that he and Battisti were still open to other suggestions for additional improvements with the funds on hand. Battisti reported on the results of the community-wide poll to pick out new equipment for Emmet Place Park and Ted Bell Park. She said the selected pieces had been ordered. The borough received an Open Space Trust Fund matching grant for these projects as well. For Emmet Park, residents picked a multi-function piece that can accommodate 34 children at the time, ages 2 to 12 years old. It will cost $10,324. It received 172 votes out of a total 287 votes cast. The Emmet project also includes extending the playground area, providing new mulch, repaving the basketball court and installing a new backboard. Benches, garbage receptacles and new landscaping, including flowering trees to provide shade, are also part of the grant. Ted Bell Park, a vest pocket park near Traphagen School, will be getting climbing equipment with wing tips, which will cost $8,394. Out of 308 respondents, 189 voted for the “Infinity Flex” piece. Plans also call for replacing the existing slide and swings and providing benches, a picnic table and garbage receptacles. Mulch will also be added around the equipment fall areas in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act . Psychic Solutions Tells: Past, Present & Future Tells: Palm, Tarot Card & Psychic Energy Readings Specializing in: relationships • soulmate searching • aura & chakra cleansings & balancing Don’t Be Left in the Dark � ������ All Questions Answered ����������� ������� � Available for Private Parties & Social Gatherings Call Gina • 201-661-8338 8 Church St., Ramsey • Call for Appt. visit our website - www.psychicsolutionsofRamsey.com SHOP LOCAL ��������������������� ��������������������� ���������� Support Your Allendale Merchants Allendale Chamber of Commerce Visit us at Keeping Families Warm Since 1929. www.AllendaleChamber.com Spotlights on new and existing members on a rotating basis. Find out about upcoming events and goings on in Allendale Serving All Your Home Heating Needs Prompt, Reliable Service You Can Depend On, Plus The Personal Attention You Deserve. • Oil Heat Systems Serviced & Installed • Automatic Fuel Oil Deliveries • Tank Insurance Available Cash ts Discoun il O On Heating s Deliverie 24 Hour 201-891-1000 Emergency Service �����������������������