April 15, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES IV • Page 27 Eight candidates vie for three board seats (continued from page 5) position in 2000 when he objected to a wasteful $7 million expenditure of public money by his boss. After his termination as a prosecutor, Muti taught English, history, American government and politics, and criminal justice at three New Jersey universities. In 2002 he was elected mayor of Ramsey, where he instituted reforms that he claims resulted in hundreds of thousands of dollars in cost savings. He lost a subsequent bid for reelection by 189 votes. Since 2007, Muti has been employed full time as chief operating officer for a Bergen County-based company. Nunziata has been a Ramsey resident since 1979. He is a retired executive, who held positions at IBM, ITT, and Verizon. He was elected to the board in 2000. He is a graduate of Marist College, where he now serves on the School of Management’s advisory board. He is a coach for several local sports teams. His school board responsibilities have included service as vice president and president. He is a member of the Ramsey Pool commission, a trustee for the Franciscan Healthcare Foundation, and director at Villa Marie Claire. At Saint Paul Church, Nunziata is parish council president, lector, and a member of the Lazarus Ministry. In 2008, he received the North Jersey Boy Scouts of America Community Service Award. In the community, he has served as president of the Ramsey High School Athletic Association and the RHS Dugout Club. Nunziata has also served as president of the Georgetown University Parent Council, and president of the Loyola College President’s Executive Council. Snyder has been a trustee for 15 years and has served on every major board committee. He is a member of New Jersey School Boards Association, where he is a delegate assembly representative and serves on the Legislative and Finance committees and many ad-hoc committees. He also sits on the association’s board of directors. He is co-founder and executive director of Dollar$ and Sense, an education advocacy group. The candidate is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Bergen County School Boards Association. Each year, he visits Washington, DC to participate in the National School Boards Association organized Federal Relations Network lobbying for federal dollars. In 2007, he received the Bergen County Leadership Award, which is given in recognition of significant contributions to quality education in Bergen County from the Bergen County Association of School Administrators. Last year, he received the Janet S. Lobsenz Award. Snyder has resided in Ramsey for 28 years. His two children were educated in the Ramsey public schools. While his children were in school, he attended many events and chaperoned several dances. Ken Tyburczy moved to Ramsey with his wife and two children in 2006 so his children could attend the public schools. He grew up in Garfield, and travelled to Ramsey to attend Don Bosco Prep High School. He received a dual degree in accounting and marketing with a minor in economics from Saint Peter’s College and received a master’s degree in information systems from Stevens Institute of Technology. He is a certified project manager and is currently senior consultant for Crown Partners LLC. Tyburczy belongs to several professional associations, including the Project Management Institute, ARMA International, and the Association for Information and Image Management. He is an active member of the Ramsey Knights of Columbus, the Bergen Ancient Order of Hibernians, and the Ramsey Republican Club. He is also serving as chairman of the Bergen County Young Republican Club. In a prepared statement, he said he is looking forward to serving Ramsey as a concerned taxpayer and parent on the school board. Pilot application (continued from page 4) the queuing at the Valero site. When board member Richard DeSilva asked if the reason the Bordentown site draws a lot of trucks is because they can be parked there overnight, Rached agreed. “The comparison if farfetched,” DeSilva said. “We’re looking at a facility with parking for eight trucks. For comparison we need to use one that is similar to this one.” Kelly also indicated he was not satisfied with the report, saying it “skipped over” the comparison of the queuing at the Valero site versus the Pilot site. Rached acknowledged if the shoulder was used in the same way at the Valero station as it is at the Pilot site it would be a problem. He explained, however, that the shoulder is not continuous in front of the Valero station and the traffic is not as intense at the Valero station. Kelly told Rached his report was not what the board wanted. “What the board wanted was a comparison of the Valero site and the Pilot site,” Kelly said, and he suggested that the vehicle queuing analysis of the Valero site is similar to the Pilot site. Kelly also asked Rached if he considered the Valero site unsafe, but he responded that he was not asked to determine if the Valero site is safe. Kelly said, however, that it seems that the gap analysis of the Valero station is similar to the Pilot site which Maser had previously said was unsafe. “If the Valero site had the same shoulder like the Pilot site,” Rached then said, “and as many driveways with before and after access, it would be unsafe.” He explained, however, that the reason there is less vehicle queuing at the Valero station is because the drivers there accept smaller gaps in the traffic flow and enter the travel lane more quickly. 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