Ho-Ho-Kus October 21, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • Page 7 Borough mulls options for DPW superintendent’s post by Jennifer Crusco Ho-Ho-Kus officials are currently exploring their options with regard to the position of superintendent of public works. “We are taking stock and reviewing how best our department can function in the long run,” Ho-Ho-Kus Mayor Thomas Randall told Villadom TIMES last week. Randall said the borough is still exploring options and economics and evaluating everything from personnel to logistics. He noted that the vacancy in the upper level post presents a rare opportunity. Michael Frank, who had served the borough as superintendent of public works and water since 2003, began his retirement in July. Frank, a 35-year DPW veteran, is using his accrued vacation days until his official retirement on Dec. 31. When Frank stepped down, the borough council hired John Mariani, a member of the Mahwah DPW, to serve as superintendent in Ho-Ho-Kus on a temporary, month-tomonth basis. Mariani is being paid $1,000 per month for his part-time responsibilities “until other arrangements can be made with the management personnel of the HHK DPW,” according to the council’s resolution. Mariani is certified to oversee DPW activities and sign any necessary reports. He is fulfilling those duties in Ho-Ho-Kus on his own time. The State of New Jersey requires DPW superintendents to hold three licenses: a W2 for the distribution of water, a T2 for water treatment, and a C2 for sewer collection. Municipalities also prefer the head of the DPW to be a certified public works manager. The state runs the licensing courses, which are held at Rutgers University. The courses are held a few times a week during the evening, and take approximately 18 months to complete. Once a candidate completes the courses, that individual must sit for the licensing exams. A member of the Ho-Ho-Kus DPW recently sat for some of these exams, and was awaiting the results when Mariani was hired. Frank grew up in Midland Park and graduated from Midland Park High School in 1973. He was hired by the Ho-Ho-Kus DPW as a mechanic, and worked his way up to superintendent, having served as foreman and assistant superintendent. Frank is a certified public works manager and holds all the requisite licenses for the DPW and water department duties. He belongs to several professional organizations, including the North Jersey Water Association, the New Jersey Public Works Association – Region One, and the Water Environment Federation. 4 Out of 5 Ain’t Bad! One of my SAT Verbal-Writing tutorial students got into four out of five colleges he applied to…including his target school. College counseling too… SAT Prep Master the skills to prepare for the SAT and succeed! Our certified teachers are superior! 10 week session, Jan - March All games played in Ridgewood and Wyckoff Discover more and register online at: www.bethlehemchurch.com For Boys & Girls Grades 1 to 6 $9999 per child Bergen Academies Prepare for the entrance exam for Bergen County Academies (Gr. 7 - 8) Prep JEI Math Individualized math program for students in Kindergarten to Gr. 8 www.jeilearning.com 201-445-1343 • $60 per hour. Michael Academy • 201-493-9982 4 North Street, Suite 500, Waldwick, NJ �������������������� ���������������������� 10-21-09 mike/janine MichaelAcademy2x2(10-21-09) 2x2” Rev5 10-21-09 kathy/janine BethLutheran2x5(10-21-09) 2 x 5” ����������������������������������� TO THE WALDWICK TOWN COUNCIL Tuesday, November 3rd �������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������������������ For more information please visit our website: www.thechangewaldwickneeds.com Paid for by the D. C. C. W. Stan Wekarski Treasurer. ������������������������������������������������