Waldwick November 4, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • Page 5 Town to advance funds for ADA improvements The Waldwick Council last week adopted an ordinance appropriating funds for barrier-free improvements on two county roads within the borough. The good news is, however, that the county will be reimbursing the borough for the costs, expected to be about $46,000. Borough Administrator Gary Kratz explained that passage of this ordinance was a prerequisite for the county repaving the two major thoroughfares in the borough: Franklin Turnpike from the Ho-Ho-Kus line to the Allendale border, and Wyckoff Avenue to Monroe Street. “We have no choice,” commented Councilman Don Sciolaro when the ordinance was first introduced. “If we don’t pass the ordinance, we don’t get the streets paved. We put out the money, but we get it back from the county,” he said. The borough has to pick up the engineering costs on the project, including inspection of the ramps and certification for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. The job entails embedding a non-slip mold into the concrete at all new ADA ramps. If the ramps are already in place, non-slip mats are applied with an adhesive. This is a new federal requirement that must be implemented, according to Kratz. He added that the county has already bid out the work, and the borough signs the contract with the county’s contractor, Concrete Construction Corporation. Public schools receive $2,500 grant from bank Pictured: HSBC Branch Manager Suzanne Rufo (center) with Waldwick Education Foundation members Louise Stahl (left) and Colleen Tabatneck (right). The Waldwick Education Foundation has received $2,500 from HSBC Bank. The donation will be used by the WEF to fund grants requested by teachers and principals to enhance education in the public schools. This year, the WEF funded several programs at the high school, middle school, and elementary schools. At the high school, grants included webcam for teleconferencing, digital cameras for the newspaper, and an upgrade to the gym sound system. The middle school grants include a career day, animals for seventh grade science, a historical presentation for the eighth grade, and a character education program. At the elementary schools, WEF funded yoga materials for physical education, a trip to Ellis Island, a keyboard for music classes, a Revolutionary War assembly, and a kiln for art classes. Students of every age benefit from funds raised by the WEF. Recently, the organization hosted a Town Wide Garage Sale, which involved over 100 houses in Waldwick. On March 19, the WEF will hold a special auction at the high school. For more information, visit Waldwickpd.org/WEF, or e-mail WaldwickWEF@aol.com. “You be the Star on the Red Carpet” “You Be the Chef” We Are Parties • Playland • Archade • Turf/Sports • Baseball • Wacky Science Friday, November 6th • 7-9 pm Family Fun Nights will run the 1st Friday of the month from November through June. CALL FOR DETAILS!!! FREE Birthday Child or Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Playland 36 Franklin Tpke Waldwick NJ 201-444-0063 Bring this ad for a www.mathnasium.com 11-4-09 janine InTheSwing3x3(11-4-09) School is closed November 5th and 6th. 3 x 5” So we’re open extra hours to welcome you. Come and see the best place for math. Seriously different, seriously better! Extended hours: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM Not Tutoring - Learning and doing. Kevin & Barbara Cheslack-Postava - Directors Real Math – Serious Fun