The Mayor honored your www.ParamusPost.com reporter (and Paramus resident) by asking him to lead the meeting in the Pledge of Allegiance. In the absence of Borough Clerk Ian Shore, Don Cirulli made his first appearance as Deputy Clerk
The Council reports were rather brief, Keith Zakheim reported on the Board of Health testing dates, Rich LaBarbiera mentioned the tennis court accord at the schools and Fire Department participation in the Garfield 100th Anniversary Parade on May 20th where our Honor Guard took 1st Place as well as for Best Appearing Department and 3rd Place for the Best Appearing Ladder truck over 20 years old. Another Fire Department improvement is the changing of the fire chief car colors.
Councilwoman Connie Wagner had the most to report covering the Cultural Council program (see it in our Community Calendar) and the benefits of the Paramus Library ESL (English as a Second Language) program. This resulted in new citizens and residents who were anxious to learn our language. She compared our 22 parks to a neighboring town that was encountering trouble just maintaining one park!
The Mayor mentioned that Bensi, a restaurant in the Paramus Park Mall, would donate 10 percent of their proceeds to benefit a leukemia victim