Page 10 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • October 28, 2009 Ho-Ho-Kus Landscapers urged to adhere to leaf collection regs by Jennifer Crusco Autumn leaves are falling, and landscapers working in Ho-Ho-Kus are already putting the leaves in the streets, according to borough resident Stanley Kober. The citizen addressed the council during last week’s work session and again urged the governing body to get out the message that leaves should not be left in the street. “I know it’s not the homeowners,” the Washington Avenue resident said. “It’s their responsibility,” Councilman Gordon Hamm responded. Councilwoman Maryellen Lennon agreed that it is each homeowner’s responsibility to notify his or her landscaper of the borough’s collection schedule. She added that she had provided her landscaper with the information for 2009. The Ho-Ho-Kus Council agreed that local landscapers should be reminded to adhere to the borough’s leaf collection schedule and regulations. Leaf collection information is provided on the borough’s calendar, but Kober again asked the council to consider a Reverse 911 informational call to alert residents. Kober said, “The leaves are out now. The people aren’t getting the word out.” He added that a borough official could be charged with recording the addresses of properties where the leaves have been placed in the street, and contact those homeowners. Kober pointed out that some streets that are already narrow become more so when leaves are piled in the roadways. Mayor Thomas Randall said the landscapers must be advised to leave the leaves behind the curb on their clients’ properties. Last year, a borough official observed that some landscapers seemed to be ignoring the local collection dates. Other landscapers bring the leaves directly to the department of public works property on Hollywood Avenue. The leaves are later processed at the Waldwick composting site. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection regulates the disposition of leaves due, in part, to the effect of leaves on the acidity of local streams. One of the state-mandated regulations dictates that leaves may not be left within 10 feet of any storm drain. Ho-Ho-Kus requests that leaves not be placed at the curb more than seven days prior to the scheduled collection. Leaf collections are now underway in District 4 and will continue in the borough’s various districts until midDecember. Collection dates are noted on the borough’s calendar. Additional information is available by calling borough hall at (201) 652-4400. District One includes the sections of Ackerman Avenue, Ardmore Road, and Blauvelt Avenue that are west of Sheridan Avenue, Avenue, Blanchfield Court, Brookside Avenue, Carlton Avenue, Cliff Street, Crescent Place, Duncan Road, Ferris Court, and the portion of First Street that is west of North Maple Avenue. The district also includes Garden Court, Glendon Road, Hollis Drive, Hollywood Avenue west of Sheridan, Hollywood Place, North Maple Avenue, North Franklin Turnpike, Ross Place, Sargent Road, Sheridan Avenue, Stone Ridge Lane, Sutton Drive, Warren Avenue west of Sheridan, and Wyncote Road. District Two includes the sections of Ackerman Avenue and Ardmore Road, and Blauvelt Avenue that are east of Sheridan Avenue, Barnett Place, Braeburn Road, East Franklin Turnpike, Edgewood Drive, Elmwood Avenue, Enos Place, Fairlawn Street, and the portion of First Street that is east of North Maple Avenue. This district also includes the area Hollywood Avenue between Sheridan and Route 17, Lakewood Avenue, Lloyd Road, Orvil Court, Pinecrest Road, Sherwood Road, Sycamore Avenue, and the section of Warren Avenue located east of Sheridan. 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