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Scotch Plains Council Republicans Select Martin Marks as Mayor in 2000
By FRED ROSSI
Specially Written for The Times
Republicans on the Scotch Plains Township Council will select Councilman Martin L. Marks as Mayor in January as the GOP takes back control of the local government after a year’s time.
Mr. Marks, 37, is presently completing his third year on the Council, which now has a 3-2 Republican majority after the November 2 special election won by Republican Frank Rossi.
The council’s reorganization meeting, at which Mr. Marks will take over the Mayor’s post, will be held Sunday, January 2. He will be the last
Scotch Plains Mayor to be chosen by the council. Voters earlier this month approved a referendum allowing for a directly-elected Mayor; the first such election will be held in November 2000.
Speaking last week to The Times,
Mr. Marks said he has two priorities as Mayor.
“The main issue on everyone’s mind this year was taxes and the big tax increase, in light of the record surplus,” he said.
He noted that he and fellow Republican Councilman Republican William F. McClintock had supported a zero tax increase last spring and said, “It’s still our goal to do that. However, it would be premature to promise that without seeing our financial status at the end of the year.”
But Mr. Marks did say he could “just about guarantee that there will be no record tax increase” next year. As far as the size of next year’s surplus, he pointed out that it won’t be known until the end of 1999.
When asked what he would do if, next spring, the township’s professional staff recommended a significant tax increase as was the case earlier this year, Mr. Marks said that past councils have shaved off a few tax points from what had been proposed.
Besides installing Mr. Marks as Mayor at its January 2 meeting, the council will also vote on a variety of appointments, including Township Attorney, Township Prosecutor and Public Defender. The current occupants, Andrew Baron, Kenneth Lipstein and David Littman, respectively, were all appointed by the Democratic-led council this past January.
Mr. Marks told The Times the council’s Republicans “still haven’t had a chance to talk about any appointments,” but he “expects there are going to be some changes, as typically happens with a change in party control.”
Mr. Marks also said he wants to make what he termed “open govern
ment” another priority of his term as Mayor.
“My goal, right off the bat, will be to make that council kinder and gentler and a little more user friendly,” he said.
He vowed that “everyone will have an opportunity to speak,” and said there will be no constraints on discussion by the public, the council or the professional staff. Mr. Marks hopes this will provide “a very stark contrast to what we saw this year.”
While there will be some significant changes in the government, he also hoped for some similarities.
“The council was together [this year] on open space and recreation,” Mr. Marks said, “and I expect it will continue to be unanimous and make our goals come to fruition.”
He anticipates moving forward on turning the Ash Brook property into a park while considering the environmental and other concerns that
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Police, Rescue Squads Hope to Save Lives With Portable Defibrillators
By KIM KINTER
Specially Written for The Times
A few weeks ago on a Sunday in Westfield a man went into cardiac arrest. The town’s rescue squad was called and immediately responded, but it was what was on the squad’s ambulance that actually may have saved the man’s life.
Each of the rescue squad’s three ambulances is equipped with a device called an automated external defibrillator. When administered within the first 10 minutes of when a person is suffering from sudden cardiac arrest, the defibrillator can mean the difference between life and death.
The machine essentially delivers an electric shock to the heart that can stop the chaotic rhythm that occurs during a sudden cardiac arrest.
The portable device has proven so invaluable and necessary when cardiac emergencies occur that the Scotch Plains Police Department will be adding five to patrol cars that respond to emergencies. In neighboring Westfield, both the fire and police departments also have purchased machines for use by their personnel.
In Scotch Plains, the police have five new units that eventually will be added to police cars. Three of the units were donated to the township by the local rescue squad and the police department bought two additional units, said Captain Marshall Nelson of the Scotch Plains Police Department.
Defibrillators can vary in price, but average about $3,000 each.
Captain Marshall said that the department is still sorting out details about training and it remains unclear when the units actually will be put into use.
Although Fanwood has no units yet for its police and fire departments, Emergency Management Coordinator Chief Robert Carboy said that he “assumes that at some point we will have some for our use.”
“There is a need,” he said. “Fortunately our rresuscitation efforts have been successful so far. But there is no doubt that that is an additional tool that would help.”
Both Scotch Plains and Fanwood rescue squads, however, like Wesfield, have defibrillators on their emergency vehicles.
Phil Neuwirth, Education Coordinator for Automated External Defibrillators, Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support at Overlook Hospital, said using an automated defibrillator is “easier than doing CPR and jump starting a car.”
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Community-Based Citizens’ Groups Band Together To Address Increasing Aircraft Noise Concerns By DEBORAH MADISON
Specially Written for The Times
Due to the enormous increase in aircraft traffic over the past two decades, several community-based citizens’ groups are continuing their efforts to address what they claim is the adverse effects of excessive aircraft noise over their neighborhoods.
The Union County Air Traffic Noise Advisory Board, the Scotch Plains Aircraft Noise Committee, the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Citizens Against Aircraft Noise (SPFCAAN) and the Central Jersey Runway 22 Coalition have formed to address the excessive number of flights routed over their neighborhoods and the need to mitigate the aircraft noise.
The New Jersey Coalition Against Aircraft Noise (NJCAAN) formed in the early 1990s when several local
groups recognized this as a statewide issue and banded together, according to Frederick Obrock, President of SPCAAN. Mr. Obrock, a resident of Scotch Plains, has been President of SPFCAAN for three years.
NJCAAN advocates rerouting departures over industrial corridors and then out to the Atlantic Ocean in order to achieve sufficient altitude before returning inland, Mr. Obrock stated. This proposal is known as ocean routing.
According to Mr. Obrock, the departures are mostly the cause of the noise problem, due to their engines being at full-throttle during low altitude, while cruising jets and arrivals are quieter, either due to higher altitudes or throttles being pulled back.
“We don’t want to merely shift the problem to the next community as
the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) has repeatedly done in the past, costing our taxpayers millions of dollars and resolving nothing,” Mr. Obrock stated.
“The FAA is an advocate for the airline industries, not for the public welfare. And, the airlines are more concerned with their bottom line, so the FAA has rejected many viable proposals,” he added.
Mr. Obrock explained that NJCAAN hired a professional airspace design expert who developed the ocean routing solution.
“Many of our state’s Congressmen and Senators are in support of the
ocean routing plan,” he added. “There was a Congressional hearing chaired by Assemblyman Richard H. Bagger, which concluded that the Port Authority commissioned a fraudulent study to dismiss ocean routing as an inferior alternative,” Mr. Obrock contended.
According to Mr. Obrock, “Governor Christine Whitman has commissioned NJIT to conduct an impartial study of ocean routing; one that would not be unduly influenced by Continental Airlines, who unethically influences the FAA and The Port Au
AN ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE?...In the second occurrence of what appears to be emerging as an annual pre-Thanksgiving rite, eight wild turkeys gathered in the driveway of Ben and Barbara Hiller of Colonial Avenue, Westfield, earlier this month. Turkeys were also reported along Cedar Terrace in the town. Both streets are located near the Mountainside border. Four wild turkeys showed up at the Hillers last year, as well.
FAA Discusses Airspace Redesign in Workshop; Costly Flight Delays Among Reasons Cited
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By DEBORAH MADISON
Specially Written for The Times
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is in the early phases of an airspace redesign project, which encompasses New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware and the Philadelphia Metropolitan area.
From September until December, the FAA is hosting several community workshops, which, according to FAA spokesman Jim Buckles, are being held to involve the public in the airspace redesign project and to solicit the public’s needs and concerns.
The November 18 FAA Workshop, held at the Holiday Inn in Springfield, which is similar in content to all of the FAA community workshops, began with a short film pre
senting an overview of the reasons why the workshops were being held and why there is a need to redesign the tri-state area’s air traffic routes.
Numerous reasons for redesigning the airspace for the Northeast, cited in the film, included costly delays, outdated traffic flows and public demand for aircraft noise abatement due to air traffic more than doubling since 1978.
“Part of the need for airspace redesign,” the FAA film stated, “is to alleviate the large negative economic impacts which result from airport delays costing the airline industry over $4 billion last year.”
The film also described the process involved in implementing the project. The process begins with the current
phase of gathering input, includes months of discussions considering all of the alternatives, an Environmental Impact Study (EIS) and then additional presentations of the final drafts to the public.
The EIS is a government set of procedures which all federal agencies must comply with to insure protection of the environment. A typical EIS for air traffic actions would include studying noise, air quality, visual impact, endangered species, compatible land use, social impacts and energy usage, as well as other aspects of how implementing changes might impact the environment.
Numerous diagrams stationed at the workshop displayed the complexity involved in redesigning the air
space around the most heavily trafficked airports in the world. The number of flights in and around the New York City area in one day are an interwoven mesh of thousands of lines, completely obscuring the cities and towns beneath them on the diagram maps.
“Trying to reroute any one airport, such as Newark or JFK, involves changing thousands of other flights arriving and departing at more than a dozen other Northeastern airports,” said Mr. Buckles.
Some of the options for rerouting air traffic have been outlined by local community groups that have formed as a result of residents who feel that their neighborhoods have been ad
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ANNUAL FOOTBALL TRADITION...The Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Raiders football team will battle the Union High School Farmers November 25, starting at 10:30 a.m. in Scotch Plains. Pictured above is Raider’ star running back Nathan Jones, No. 22, chewing up some yards against the Farmers in last year’s Thanksgiving Day game.
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LOOKING TO SAVE LIVES...Scotch Plains Police Lieutenant John Kennedy displays one of five portable defibrillators recently acquired by the police department. The device can help revive a person when used within 10 minutes after he or she has gone into cardiac arrest.
He explained advanced technology has enabled the portable machine to voice prompt the person using it and tell them exactly what to do.
When a qualified person on an emergency scene realizes that the victim is in cardiac arrest, two sticky pads are strategically placed on the
chest. The machine automatically reads internal signs and tells the operator whether or not an electrical charge is necessary.
If the charge is necessary, the operator pushes one button and waits for further instructions. Meanwhile, inside the portable machine all vital signs and other details are being recorded so that it can be later be plugged into a hospital computer and read by the attending doctor.
In the 1990s, the defibrillators – previously available mainly in hospitals – became more portable, less expensive and easier to use.
Rescue squads began to purchase them for use, Mr. Neuwirth said.
But an action last March is what really set the stage for more widespread use of the small machines.
New Jersey passed a public law last March that allows people, including the lay public, with proper training, to administer potentially life-saving defibrillators to victims of sudden cardiac arrest and provides them with Good Samaritan immunity.
Now, The Mall at Short Hills, The Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn and the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City are among those public
entities that have defibrillators available in-house. NJ Transit is said to be adding them to trains for use by specific train personnel.
When a person suffers a sudden cardiac arrest, each minute that the heart is not brought under control decreases the chance of survival by 10 percent.
“People need treatment immediately and that is why these portable machines can make a big difference,” he said.
In Westfield, the fire department has purchased one and the police department has purchased five.
All Westfield firefighters have been trained to use the defibrillator and the machine is on a fire truck at the North Avenue station and ready for use.
Westfield Fire Chief Paul A. Battiloro, Jr., said that about a year ago, the fire department was approached to occasionally assist the Westfield Rescue Squad as a backup when all other crews and police are busy elsewhere.
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have been raised in some quarters. Despite the next election being more than 11 months away, mayoral politics will become prominent soon after the new year begins. Mr. Marks said that, with regard to the township’s first direct election of a
mayor next year, no one on the Republican side has begun to think about who might run.
“But we’ll have to decide soon,” he said, noting that the filing deadline for petitions is in the early spring.
thority to protect their financial interests.”
Mr. Obrock stated that Continental Airlines, the largest passenger carrier at Newark International Airport, does not care about resolving quality of life issues.
“The airlines and the FAA work in conjunction to do nothing more than appease the public,” he said.
“The FAA talks out of all sides of their mouth and the airlines are simply focused on their bottom line,” Mr. Obrock stated. “It is an unethical conflict of interest to have the FAA monitoring the very commercial enterprises that they are commissioned to protect and promote. We are working closely with Common Cause to expose this clandestine partnership between the FAA and the airlines.”
Common Cause works to expose unethical practices in campaign financing.
Dennis Hardie, Chairman of Scotch Plains Aircraft Noise Committee, is a proponent of the plan which he designed, called the Hardie Manuever. This plan would reroute Newark Airport departures over the 12-mile long Raritan River Industrial Park area, thereby lessening the aircraft noise over residential neighborhoods.
According to Mr. Hardie, the FAA reviewed the Hardie Manuever, revised parts of the plan and determined that the revised version, dubbed the Solberg Mitigation Plan, should be implemented.
“They (the FAA) left out the most important parts of the Hardie Maneuver resulting in the Solberg Miti
gation Plan which has some design flaws,” Mr. Hardie stated.
FAA spokesman Jim Peters said in a telephone interview that the FAA has implemented the Solberg Mitigation Plan with some success.
According to Mr. Peters, the Solberg Plan alleviated some of the aircraft noise problems over some communities and the agency is aware that more rerouting work needs to be done.
Mr. Peters asserted that the FAA is in the early phases of a massive airspace redesign project which will encompass rerouting air traffic over the entire Northeastern Seaboard (please see related story on Page 1) including all of the major airports.
The project will include the airspace over New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware and portions of Pennsylvania and will take four to six years to implement.
Chairman of the Union Count Aircraft Noise Advisory Board, Jerry Feder of Westfield, said that the FAA was mandated by Congress to study the air traffic problem and come up with noise mitigation solutions or reasons why this could not be accomplished. The result of that study recommended that the Solberg Mitigation Plan be implemented, Mr. Feder related.
Both Mr. Hardie and Mr. Feder concurred that the FAA has not implemented Solberg even though the FAA say that they have.
Mr. Obrock maintained that the mitigation plan has been implemented, but with very slight results for very few neighborhoods.
FAA spokesman Jim Buckles also maintained that new technologies will alleviate some of the noise problems, such as quieter engines and advanced radar technologies that enable aircraft to fly closer together over sparsely populated areas. These new technologies will be implemented over the next few years, according to Mr. Buckles.
“We are hopeful that the airspace redesign project will result in a massive rerouting of airspace traffic sometime in the next few years,” Mr. Feder stated. “We are here to keep the pressure on the FAA until change is implemented.”
Mr. Obrock expressed that he is cautiously optimistic about the redesign project.
“The FAA is very big on process, but low on real solutions. And they (the FAA) have issued statements, such as “get used to it,” when addressing residents regarding the aircraft noise problems. I think that’s a very coldhearted attitude.”
FAA Discusses Airspace Redesign During Workshop
FANWOOD POLICE BLOTTER FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19
· A resident of the 80 block of Forest Road reported that two checks were stolen from her mail box. Police said the checks were then cashed fraudulently. No one had been charged as of press time and the matter remained under investigation.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22
· Police reported that a 1988 Pontiac Firebird was stolen from the north side parking lot of the Fanwood train station. The car’s owner, a train commuter, discovered the vehicle missing upon returning to the station. It was recovered later that evening in Plainfield, authorities confirmed.
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About 10 of the 39 firefighters have since received Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training, and four more are going to be trained, he said.
Then about seven months ago, the fire department discussed the need for purchasing a defibrillator to both help at fires and when acting as back-ups to the rescue squad.
Westfield Police Chief Anthony J. Scutti said purchase of the defibrillators for the Westfield Police Department was actually in the budget from last year, but the machines were purchased and delivered about a month ago.
“As first responders, we’re (the police) often the first ones on the scene,” Chief Scutti said, referring to the fact that Westfield Police are called whenever there is a local emergency.
Being on the scene first and in a situation, such as cardiac arrest, where time is of the essence, it was decided that defibrillators should be added to squad cars.
“There are quite a few police departments that already carry defibrillators in their cars,” he pointed out.
Cranford is one, he said. Cranford police, in fact, have had five defibrillators since 1995 in their squad cars and the fire department has had one.
“I think it is a real benefit to the whole community,” Chief Scutti said.
He said the five machines would be carried in five patrol cars. Because the shifts are rotated, every one of the patrol officers will have to be trained in the use of the defibrillators.
Overlook Hospital staff in Summit will train them.
Chief Scutti expects all officers to be trained and the defibrillators to be inside the squad cars sometime after the first of the New Year.
Rick Jackson, a training officer for the Westfield Rescue Squad, said that since 1994, all three of the squad’s ambulances have been equipped with defibrillators. In fact, the Westfield Rescue Squad was the first one in Union County to carry the machines on its ambulances, he said.
Mr. Jackson, who is also an instructor on the use of the defibrillator for Atlantic Health Systems, said each one of the EMTs working for the Westfield Rescue Squad is trained in using the machine.
The Mountainside Rescue Squad also has one in each of their emergency vehicles.
In addition, Mountainside police in the specially designated Emergency Service Unit have had a defibrillator in a squad car for nearly a year.
Mountainside Police Chief James Debbie said the Emergency Service Unit was put in place by the borough when its rescue squad was having trouble recruiting volunteers. In order to be able to respond responsibly and help out in emergencies, the unit was formed.
About a year ago, police officers approached the chief and suggested that the borough add a defibrillator to a car that is “completely outfitted” as a first respondent vehicle, Chief Debbie explained.
SPECIAL VISITORS…Recently, the Fanwood Volunteer Fire Department visited the children at Westminster Preschool in Fanwood. The firefighters instructed the children on fire prevention in and around the home and what to do in the event of a fire.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9
· Dionisio Perez, 39, of Plainfield was arrested and charged with offering false identification during a traffic stop on Woodland Avenue.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18
· An area resident reported that a white male in his 20s, driving a bright red Jeep, asked for directions and then exposed himself.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19
· It was reported that a vehicle was scratched while it was parked behind the Scotch Plains Post Office on Park Avenue.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21
· It was reported that graffiti was written on the walls of an apartment building laundry room.
SCOTCH PLAINS – The Union County Magnet High School for Science, Mathematics and Technology will host its second information session for interested applicants to next September’s freshman class and their parents.
The program will take place on Tuesday, November 30, at 7 p.m. in Mancuso Hall. The Magnet School is located on the campus of the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools, 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains.
The information session will help families determine if a magnet high school is a viable alternative to traditional education for their child. It will also provide information on the nature of a magnet school, the curriculum and how a student gains admittance.
For further information about the Magnet High School or to make reservations for the November 30 information session, please call Corinne Wnek at (908) 889-3800, Extension No. 201.
Bobby Fund Helps Family In Scotch Plains Buy Van
BOBBY FUND RECIPIENT…The Bobby Fund of Greater Union County Association of Realtors is a special foundation set up in 1988 by the former Westfield Board of Realtors to aid juveniles 17 and under who are chronically or terminally ill. Pictured, left to right, are: Greater Union County Association Community Service Committee members Michael Buccola and Marge Cuccaro and Jonathan and his mother, Nilda Merced.
SCOTCH PLAINS —The Bobby Fund of the Greater Union County Association of Realtors recently contributed $8,000 towards the purchase of a specially equipped van for Jonathan Caraballo of Scotch Plains.
The balance of the money to pay for the van came from the Catastrophic Childrens’ Fund of New Jersey.
The Bobby Fund is a special foundation set up in 1988 by the former Westfield Board of Realtors to aid juveniles 17 and under who are chronically or terminally ill. Fundraising efforts to pay for the van included raffles, coin jugs in realty offices and donations from realtor members and affiliates.
WORKING TOGETHER…More than 50 members of Cub Scout Pack 277 and their families recently helped spread wood chips on approximately 600 linear feet of nature trail in the Fanwood Nature Center. Individual Dens from Pack 277, which is based at the William J. McGinn School in Scotch Plains, will schedule additional work outings. Kathy Radabeau, who heads Pack 277’s “Adopt a Park” program, coordinated the work through Fanwood Environmental Commission Chairman Dean Talcott.
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Council Republicans Select Martin Marks for Mayor
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Police, Rescue Squad Hope Defibrillators Will Save Lives
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versely impacted by the increase in aircraft noise over the past few years.
Groups such as the Union County Air Traffic Noise Advisory Board, the Scotch Plains Aircraft Noise Committee, New Jersey Coalition Against Air Noise and the Central Jersey Runway 22 Coalition have formed to address the excessive number of flights routed over their
neighborhoods and the need for rerouting.
Residential neighborhoods that are closer to Newark Airport such as Union and Elizabeth have been the hardest hit by noisy, low altitude departures. Among the various suggestions made by the citizens’ groups are rerouting planes over industrial areas or the Atlantic Ocean, to achieve sufficient altitude before returning inland.
Congress has also ordered the FAA to mitigate the aircraft noise, which is excessively loud over certain communities.
According to Jerry Feder of Westfield, Chairman of the Union County Air Traffic Noise Advisory Board, the FAA has not complied with that order.
Mr. Feder stated, “The FAA is more focused on resolving delays and costs, while the public is more concerned with how the excessive aircraft noise interferes with their quality of life.”
FAA air traffic controller Timon Kalpaxis, using a computer simulated airspace display map, explained that the solutions recommended by the various community groups were not easy to implement due to conflicting airspace between LaGuardia arrivals and Newark Airport departures.
Mr. Kalpaxis stated that the air traffic controllers have to abide by current safety standards of aircraft separation distances, which these plans do not allow for, such as a three-mile wide buffer zone between aircraft.
“We are not going to fly aircraft dangerously close to each other, even if that’s what a plan calls for,” Mr. Kalpaxis stated.
Mr. Buckles said that alternative options may change those requirements, since newer technologies allow for more precise flight patterns. He also stated that the phaseout of older, noisier, Stage 2 aircraft was mandated by the government and will be replaced by the quieter Stage 3 aircraft by the year 2000.
Stage 2 and Stage 3 aircraft refer to the decibel levels emitted by the aircraft, Mr. Buckles explained. This will help to reduce noise exposure to communities under air traffic routes, according to FAA literature.
However, Dennis Hardie of Scotch Plains Aircraft Noise Committee, cautioned that Stage 3 replacements come in a variety of technologies, some of which are less efficient in mitigating noise. The hush kits used by certain airlines comply with Stage 3 minimum standards, but the improvement over stage 2 is hardly noticeable, Mr. Hardie contended.
For more information regarding the FAA’s airspace redesign project or the community workshops, contact Mike Merrill of PRC, Inc. at (703) 620-8404 or e-mail the FAA at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The FAA also has a Web site containing information about the project and the workshops at: http:// www.faa.gov.
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Vo-Tech School Plans Nov. 30 Blood Drive At Scotch Plains Campus
SCOTCH PLAINS – The Annual Blood Drive at Union County Vocational-Technical Schools (UCVTS) will be held on Tuesday, November 30, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Room 344, West Hall Annex, on the campus at 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains. Ample parking will be available and the public is invited to take part.
Heinz Ricken, Coordinator of Special Projects, reported that anyone in good health between the ages of 17 and 75 may donate blood. Donors must weigh at least 110 pounds.
Participants in the UCVTS Blood Drive will be given a free mini-medical examination including a blood pressure check, Mr. Ricken confirmed. An identification card showing blood group and RH type will be issued.
Blood is in constant demand for treatment of accident cases, cancer victims, hemophiliacs and for use during surgery.
Further information regarding the Blood Drive may be obtained by calling Mr. Ricken at (908) 889-2931.
Fanwood TV-35 Weekly Schedule Thursday, Nov. 25, 8:00 P.M.
Millennium Clock Dedication
Thursday, Nov. 25, 9:00 P.M.
Cultural Arts Festival
Saturday, Nov. 27, 7:00 P.M.
Veteran’s Day Ceremonies
Saturday, Nov. 27, 8:00 P.M.
Then Cam Fanwood The removal of the Fanwood oak.
Saturday, Nov. 27, 9:00 P.M.
Fanny Wood Day
Monday, Nov. 29, 7:00 P.M.
Autumn in Fanwood
Monday, Nov. 29, 8:00 P.M.
COP-TV Use of 911 & School Bus Safety
Monday, Nov. 29, 9:00 P.M.
Veteran’s Day Ceremonies
Wednesday, Dec. 1, 7:00 P.M.
Cultural Arts Festival
Wednesday, Dec. 1, 9:00 P.M.
50th Anniversary of Fanwood Lions Club and Scotch Plains Lions Club
Wednesday, Dec. 1, 10:00 P.M.
Millennium Clock Dedication
BOROUGH OF FANWOOD AUCTION
The Borough of Fanwood Police Department will conduct an auction on Thursday, December 2, 1999, Police Department Parking Lot, 75 North Martine Avenue, Fanwood, New Jersey, to begin at 10 A.M. (preview at 9 A.M.). Items for sale include but are not limited to:
1997 Ford Crown Victoria Police Vehicle Serial No. 2FALP71W8VX135150 Odometer reads 80,300 miles (Vehicle has a noise in the engine and will be sold as is).
Payment is cash or cashiers check only. Full payment must be remitted at the time of the sale. The successful bidder is responsible for removing the vehicle from the site of the sale within 24 hours of the time of the sale.
There will be a minimum bid of $2,500.00. The decisions of the Auctioneer are final.
The right is reserved by the Mayor and Council to reject any or all bids and waive any informalities if deemed to be in the interest of the Borough to do so.
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