Mahwah July 29, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES IV • Page 7 Township council applies for Veteran’s Park grant by Frank J. McMahon The Mahwah Council has endorsed an application by the township for a Bergen County Open Space Trust Fund matching grant in the amount of $100,540 to improve Veteran’s Park at the intersection of Franklin Turnpike and Miller Road. If the grant is awarded, the township would provide a dollar for dollar cash match for the project. However, Mahwah Business Administrator Brian Campion cautioned that this grant might not be available until next spring or summer and no work on the project would be done unless the grant is awarded. According to a conceptual plan prepared by Boswell McClave Engineering for the Mahwah Beautification Committee, the existing plantings along the park frontage on Franklin Turnpike would be removed along with the asphalt walkway and the existing sidewalk would be replaced with a stamped paver design concrete sidewalk while the existing Veteran’s Park sign would be relocated to the center of the part of the site facing Franklin Turnpike. Shrubs would be planted behind it and the sign would be illuminated by a Masterliter up light. Six Leyland Cypress trees between eight and 10 feet high would be planted in a curved arc behind the sign with Green Mountain Boxwood plants extending in a curved direction to Miller Road and East Ramapo Avenue. The paver design stamped concrete sidewalk, with benches and path lights, would replace the existing sidewalk on the interior of the park and it would extend from the four corners of the park to a circular area at the center where four large monuments and several small monuments would be located on a bed of stone with a flagpole at the center of the circular area. The flagpole would be illuminated by two Masterliter up lights and the circular area would be surrounded by shrubs and benches. Two pink dogwoods would be planted on the north and south sides of that circular area. A stamped concrete sidewalk would also extend along East Ramapo Avenue and the part of Miller Road which is at the side of the park near the railroad tracks. Plans also call for a grouping of Leyland Cypress trees and shrubs to be located at the railroad end of the park, and would be planted in the same curved manner as the ones along the Franklin Turnpike side of the park. The four large trees on the north side of the park and the stone wall there would remain as well as the two large trees on the East Ramapo Avenue side of the park and the one near Franklin Turnpike. Four trash receptacles would be located in the park, two near Franklin Turnpike and two near the railroad end of the park. Concrete stairs would be installed at that end of the park where the curbs would be modified for barrier-free access as needed and a concrete stamped barrier-free ramp would be provided in that area. Plans include striping for a designated crosswalk from the park to the train station. All the landscaping on the site would be irrigated and the existing overhead utility wires would be relocated below ground as coordinated by the contractor with the utility companies. Chamber sets Golf Outing fundraiser Mahwah Regional Chamber of Commerce is seeking golfers for its 18th Annual Golf Outing to be held on Monday, Sept. 21 at the Tuxedo Club, 126 South Gate Road, Tuxedo Park, New York. This high-profile event promises an excellent afternoon of golfing and is open to the public, including Chamber members, non-members, and their guests. This year, the Chamber will honor local business leader Joseph T. Dockery, president of the Prestige Family of Fine Cars. Dockery will be recognized for his business accomplishments and his many contributions to the community. A portion of the profits from this event will be donated to The John Theurer Cancer Center of the Hackensack University Medical Center. The center’s mission is to deliver extraordinary cancer care in a compassionate setting guided by renowned doctors, nurses and support staff. Golf Outing participants will have a great opportunity to play golf at The Tuxedo Club’s historic private course, which is usually reserved for club members. Registration will begin at 10:30 a.m., with putting and pitching contests to follow. A free swing analysis will be offered by GolfTEC of Paramus. Lunch will be served on the Golf House Terrace at 11 a.m. “Shot Gun” Tee-off will be at 12:15 p.m. A cocktail reception and dinner buffet follow from 5 to 8 p.m. at the clubhouse. The cost for the entire package is $300 per person. Singles, doubles, and foursomes are welcome. Cocktail reception and dinner only tickets are also available at $125 per person. For businesses, this event is an excellent way to reach out to representatives of other regional companies. Advertising sponsorships are available for area businesses, ranging from $125 to $3,000. Donations of prizes and promotional items are also welcome. Reservations for this event are required. Register online at Summer specials available now for a limited time only. Call Robin at 973-636-7000