Page 6 THE VILLADOM TIMES IV • September 9, 2009 Area Census decision delayed (continued from page 5) “One of the committee’s main initiatives is to encourage all municipalities to form a Complete Count Committee,” Brown wrote. “The local Complete Count Committee is a team of dedicated community leaders which will be tasked to develop and implement a locally-based outreach and awareness campaign for the 2010 census. This team’s primary focus is to promote the 2010 census across all sectors of our communities and to ensure that every resident in that area is counted.” Brown urged the mayors to form their own CCC to ensure that New Jersey reaps the benefits of an accurate census count and to pass a proposed resolution supporting the 2010 census. The proposed resolution states that an accurate census count is vital to the community and its residents’ wellbeing as this information helps planners determine where to locate schools, day care centers, roads, public transportation, hospitals, and other facilities. It also points out that more than $435 billion per year in federal and state funding is allocated to states and communities based, in part, on census data. That data also helps determine how many seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives, and is often used for the redistricting of state legislatures, county and city councils, and voting districts. The resolution also points out that the 2010 census creates jobs that stimulate economic growth. If the resolution is passed by the council, the governing body would become a 2010 census partner. As such, the council would agree to support the goals and ideals of the 2010 census, and disseminate information to encourage those in the community to participate, encourage the community to place an emphasis on the 2010 census and participate in events and initiatives that raise overall awareness and ensure a full and accurate census, support census takers, and create or seek opportunities to collaborate with other like-minded community groups by participating in Complete Count Committees and/or using high-profile, trusted voices to advocate on behalf of the 2010 census. Rotary hosts volunteer The Bergen Highlands-Ramsey Rotary Club recently hosted Phoebe Stein, a Ramsey resident who is taking a year-long break between high school and college to volunteer at several orphanages in Peru and Guatemala. This project is being sponsored, in part, by the BH-R Rotary Club. Pictured are Bergen Highlands-Ramsey Rotary Club President Tim Shaffer with Phoebe Stein. The Bergen Highlands-Ramsey Rotary Club is a member of Rotary International and sponsors activities that benefit both the local community and international public service projects. For more information about club activities, call Bob Baron at (201) 934-7441, e-mail Bob@MarBar.US or visit The club serves Allendale, Ramsey, Mahwah, Saddle River, and Upper Saddle River. ����������������������������� ���������������� ������������� ����������������������� ������������������������� Jacobsen Landscape & Garden Gallery Art Show Saturday, September 12th (Rain Date, September 26) 9am-4pm LOCAL PAINTERS, PHOTOGRAPHERS, SCULPTORS AND POTTERY MAKERS WILL DISPLAY THEIR WORK AT A SPLENDID EXHIBIT CO-HOSTED BY FINE ARTIST, JOE TERRONE OF GLEN ROCK (WWW.JOETERRONE.COM) AND THE JACOBSEN LANDSCAPE GALLERY. A PORTION OF ARTIST’S PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED TO CHILDREN’S AID AND FAMILY SERVICES OF PARAMUS, NJ. THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR THE EVENT. MORE INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED BY EMAILING JOE TERRONE AT JDTERRONE@AOL.COM OR JEFF MARTINI OF JACOBSEN’S AT JEFF.MARTINI@JACOBSENLANDSCAPE.COM (201-825-4440) ������������������������������������������������������������� Visit Our Halloween & Fall Gift Shop ������������ ��������������� �������� �������������� ����������������� ��������������� ������������ Serving Northern New Jersey for 31 years ��������������������� ������������� LANDSCAPE GALLERY 11 BARNSTABLE COURT SADDLE RIVER, NJ 07458 201-825-4440 WWW.JACOBSENLANDSCAPING.COM ����������������� ������������������� ������������ �����������������������