Waldwick September 16, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • Page 7 Leaf disposal contract awarded; savings expected The Waldwick Council has awarded the contract for leaf disposal to Environmental Renewal at a price of $8.36 per cubic yard. The contract will cover the boroughs of Waldwick and Ho-Ho-Kus. Four contractors submitted proposals, but Pine Tree Environmental, Inc., the lowest bidder at $8.25 per cubic yard, listed a facility that is not licensed to accept the quantity of leaves generated by Waldwick and Ho-Ho-Kus. According to the Waldwick Council’s resolution, “the bid of Environmental Renewal listed the site to be used but neglected to give the state documentation as required.” However, Waldwick Borough Administrator Gary Kratz “is aware that the site listed is approved to receive leaves from the communities and the defect can be cured without granting an advantage to any party,” according to the resolution. The council subsequently found the bid of Pine Tree Environmental, Inc non-compliant with the bid specifications, and rejected that proposal. The other two contractors who submitted bids for leaf disposal included Reliable Wood Products, $9.28 per cubic yard; and Grinnel, $10.72 per cubic yard. Kratz indicated that the bids, which were received in late August, had been lower than originally anticipated. As a result, the borough will save approximately $1.50 per cubic yard over the prior year’s price. The leaves will be transported to a licensed composting site in New York State. Some of those leaves will then return to the borough in the form of mulch. The Borough of Waldwick will again be offering a limited number of free leaf bags to be used by residents. Fifty free lawn bags are being offered to the first 400 households who sign up for the bagged leaf collection program. The advantage of using the borough-issued bags is that the bagged leaves will be picked up every Tuesday through the leaf-collection season. Loose leaves will be picked up twice according to the collection schedule, which will run from Oct. 19 through Dec. 23. An additional disposal option is to deliver bagged leaves to the Recycling Center located behind the Public Works Garage at 19 Industrial Park. The hours will be from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. Residents are asked to contact the Department of Public Works at 652-5900 if they have any questions about the leaf program. Borough of Waldwick Police Department Report While on patrol Aug. 18, Sergeant Frank Paccione observed an individual in front of the Stop & Shop who was consuming an alcoholic beverage. Sgt. Paccione signed a complaint against the individual for possession of an open container in public. Officer Goodell arrested a 36-year-old Waldwick man for DWI on Aug. 22. The arrest was a result of a motor vehicle stop on Wyckoff Avenue. The driver was stopped because his vehicle had a broken headlight. Following field sobriety tests, the man was transported to headquarters for processing. The driver was issued summonses for DWI, refusal to submit to the Alcotest, reckless driving, and failure to maintain lamps. On Aug. 26, Officer Passaretti arrested two juveniles for possession of drug paraphernalia. The arrest occurred as a result of a motor vehicle stop on East Prospect Street. During the stop, Passaretti observed a glass marijuana pipe located in the center console of the vehicle. The pipe was located when the driver opened the armrest to find his driving credentials. After speaking with the driver, it was determined that he was under the influence of alcohol. Officer Passaretti charged the driver with possession of paraphernalia, DWI, reckless driving, and provisional license violations. The juvenile passenger was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. On Sept. 2, the police department received a report from the Rite Aid pharmacist that she believed someone was trying to pass a forged prescription. Officer Passaretti conducted and investigation and placed a 26-yearold Waldwick resident under arrest. It was determined that the woman had changed the quantity of pills to be received from four to 14. The woman was charged with forgery and released on her own recognizance. Officer Jodi Zuzeck arrested a 39-year-old Allendale resident on a warrant from Ridgefield on Sept. 3. The arrest was a result of a motor vehicle stop on East Prospect Street. It was also determined that the man was driving on a suspended driver’s license. Zuzeck issued summonses for speeding, driving while using a cell phone, and failure to produce documents. The same day, at approximately 3:56 p.m., a 911 call was received reporting a motor vehicle rollover on Route 17 South. The passengers were trapped inside the vehicle. Officers from Waldwick, Allendale, and Saddle River responded. The Waldwick Fire Department responded and removed the passengers from the vehicle. The Waldwick Ambulance Corps and Mahwah Ambulance Corps responded and transported the passengers to the hospital for treatment of their injuries. Officer Passaretti determined that accident occurred when the driver swerved to avoid hitting a child’s stroller that had fallen off another vehicle. 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