Upper Saddle River October 7, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • Page 7 The Upper Saddle school district is now in the final stages of the renovations at the Cavallini, Reynolds, and Bogert school buildings, and Superintendent Dr. Monica Browne announced that a public celebration will be held next month. Last week, Dr. Browne said Nov. 16 is being targeted because the completion of the solar project is expected at that time. “We are waiting for the meter to be installed,” the superintendent explained. Dr. Browne expressed her appreciation to the students, parents, and staff members for their patience during this project. She also expressed her thanks to the school trustees for their support. “I’m thrilled with how well the contractors, the architect, and our maintenance and custodial staff have all worked together so well,” Dr. Browne added. In December 2008, Upper Saddle River’s registered voters approved the board’s $3,563,430 referendum proposal for the upgrades at the district’s three schools. The upgrades included the replacement of the original (c. 1969) section of the roof of Cavallini Middle School with a new roof equipped with a solar film that will allow for the collection of energy. District officials expect to realize significant cost savings from this upgrade. During the first year of operation, the rebates and reduced energy costs, are expected to save the district approximately $58,000. Cavallini’s current heating and lighting equipment School renovation projects nearing completion will remain in place. Both systems are up-to-date and are operating efficiently. However, the 85 KW solar collection system will directly offset the electrical energy costs. The referendum also funded the replacement of the older exterior doors at all three schools, installation of air conditioning in the gyms of all three schools, installation The Borough of Upper Saddle River is currently working on a new 10-year Cablevision franchise agreement. Mayor Kenneth Gabbert recently reminded borough residents to complete the survey on cable service, and requested volunteers who would be interested in serving on the Franchise Renewal Advisory Committee. The borough’s current agreement with Cablevision is due for renewal in 2012, but local officials have launched the process early. Mayor Gabbert said that the goal is to assemble a crosssection of the community to serve on an advisory committee. Experience is welcome, but not necessary. The committee will likely begin meeting early in 2010. Responses to the cable system survey that was sent to borough residents are due by Oct. 15. The surveys should be returned to the following address: Cable Renewal Survey, Attn: Mayor Kenneth A. Gabbert, Borough of Cablevision agreement underway of lighting sensors in all three schools, renovation of the science lab at Cavallini Middle School, replacement of the gym and stage windows at Bogert, improvement of the façade and ventilation in the Bogert bathrooms, and renovation of the ceiling in the Reynolds gym. The state has pledged debt service aid in the amount of $1.06 million in support of this project. Upper Saddle River, 376 West Saddle River Road, Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458. The survey asks residents if they are currently purchasing cable service from Cablevision. If not, they are asked if the reason is cost, lack of interest, use of another provider, or another reason. Those who are using Cablevision are asked to rate the service on a scale of one to five, with five being the top level of satisfaction. 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