T HE PANTHER
SERVING THE PANTHER VALLEY COMMUNIT Y
The Official Communications Medium for Association Members
Photo by Ron Reece
www.pvpoa.org THE PANTHER Vol. 34, Issue No. 4
IN THIS ISSUE April is Volunteer ATTENTION!
Allamuchy News .....................................27
Month!!! Minutes from Allamuchy Township
Bulletin Board ...........................................3
See special full color spread on meetings may be obtained by logging
page 19 for photos of some of on to www.allamuchy.com or by
Civic & Social.........................................22 our favorite volunteers! contacting the Township office.
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Published by: Panther Valley
Here & There ..........................................26 Cover photo by Property Owners’ Association
Recreation ...............................................15 Ron Reece P.O. Box 54 Allamuchy, NJ 07820
(908) 852-8400 Fax: (908) 852-8121
School News............................................28 www.pvpoa.org
Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Jane Sanson, Panther Coordinator
NOTICES Your Directory Jack Sissick, Editor & Chairman
Betty Schultheis, Copy Editor
The winner of the directory photo con- Don Szurley, Photographer
Spring Blood Drive test for the 2007 Directory was Nohemy Ronald Reece, Photo Journalist
Oliver. Her winning shot can be seen on Candy Church, Directory Editor
Saturday, April 28 the cover of the 2007 Directory. Josephine Filomeno, Directory Coordinator
Marian Bredin, Good Impressions, Inc.
Household Hazardous The contest was held in the fall of 2005.
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BU L L E T I N B OA R D
From the Large-Item Pick-Up Vehicle Parking &
Manager’s Desk The next date for large-item pick-up is
April. 6 The deadline for pick-up is April
By Doug Byrd Please be reminded of the following
4. There is a $20 fee for each item. All
general use restrictions that apply to every
For this edition, I am providing an fees are NONrefundable!
update on various projects in Panther resident of PANTHER VALLEY:
Parking outside enclosed garages shall
1. Goldfinch Town House Fire
Street Clean-up be limited to motor vehicles listed below,
Reconstruction. The rough plumbing Street Clean-up is scheduled to begin provided they are not equipped with plows,
and electrical work appears to be near- in early May and should be completed racks, or other commercial appurtenances
ing completion. This week a progress within two weeks, weather permitting. of any nature whatsoever and further pro-
inspection will take place with the At this time please DO NOT park vehi- vided that no signage, lettering, or advertis-
contractor. All units need to be com- cles on the street. This will enable the ing is displayed on the vehicle:
pleted no later than April 26. If he street sweeper to do a thorough removal 1) Passenger automobiles and motorcycles.
fails to comply, he is obligated to pay of all debris. 2) Pick-up trucks with a maximum box
monetary damages (called liquated length of 8’, excluding any type of
damages) for each day that he misses Open House Policy dump truck.
3) Pick-up-type wagons, window vans, and
the construction deadline. The liqui- As stipulated in previous editions of
dation damages double if the delay is panel vans not exceeding 18’ in length
The Panther, there are rules and regula- and excluding step vans, box vans, or
greater than 30 days. The liquidated tions regarding an Open House Policy.
damages clause is intended to prevent cube vans.
Both are addressed in the PV Directory, The Security Committee advises that
unnecessary hardship for the dis- page C-14. This is the responsibility of warnings will be issued prior to formal cita-
placed owners. the homeowner. tions. Please cooperate and be considerate
2. Dumpster enclosures at Duck Hawk
of your neighbors.
and Great Horned Owl. New enclo-
sures are under construction and are
expected to be complete by March 16.
The insurance company is funding
nearly all of the costs for the new
enclosures. The new structures are of
very sturdy split faced block with steel
roofs. They were designed this way to
limit future fire damage. MULLIGAN & MULLIGAN
3. Maintenance Manager. The new Attorneys at Law
Maintenance Manager, Bob Spahn,
has begun work and is already work-
ing hard to get the maintenance pro- FOR COUNSEL AND REPRESENTATION IN
gram on a proactive track.
4. Quail Deck Replacements. Some of
the Quail owners are currently submit- PERSONAL INJURY • FAMILY LAW
ting repair or replacement plans to the
Architectural Control Committee and
have received building permits from
WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES • REAL ESTATE
5. Landscape Contracts. High Tech and TRIALS AND APPEALS • MUNICIPAL COURT
Fullerton were the selected companies
to provide landscape services to the Offices at 933 Highway 517
Valley for the next three years (assum-
Hackettstown, New Jersey 07840
ing good performance). Except for
Village III Townhouse, High Tech will (908) 852-0202
be providing all services in the front
part of the Valley. The rear part of the
Valley will be maintained by
APRIL 2007 THE PANTHER 3
Directory Guidelines for Work Work-Order
Corrections & Requiring a Procedure
Additions Construction Permit The work-order system in place is
such that a resident can call in and
By Anthony Saccaro, Allamuchy Twp.
Craig Allan request work to be performed. At this
14 Yellow Billed Cuckoo time the work order is entered into the
• Construction, reconstruction or exten- computer, and a two-part, work-order
sion of a deck form is generated and distributed to the
Werner & Donna Ablassmeir • Basement renovation or alteration maintenance technicians. When the
908-269-5384 • Kitchen or bathroom renovation or work is completed, all materials, labor
alteration hours and pertinent work notes are list-
James & Teresa Alfieri
• New wiring, installation of new elec- ed on the work order, and a copy is left
8 Everest Drive - 908-850-1974 trical equipment or appliances other at the residence. The second copy is
Please add the following names than a plug-in appliance returned to the office, entered into the
• Installation of new plumbing lines for computer and becomes part of the
to page E-16 in your 2007
new fixtures or equipment unit’s permanent record.
Directory: • New or replacement of heating venti-
NUTHATCH COURT lation or air conditioning equipment
• New or replacement of hot water
Village III Meeting
1 Getto, Irving & Inez
3 Brennan, Thomas & Dorothy • Installation of “gas logs,” fireplaces or The Village III Townhouse
4 Carluccio, Wm & Elizabeth fireplace inserts. Association will hold two public meet-
• Reconstruction, replacement or relin- ings during 2007. The first meeting on
5 Smith, Todd & Carey
ing of chimneys Mon., June 11 will focus on the mid-year
6 Kahlam, Sarwan & Kaljit Please note: these are listed for “gener- budget review. The second meeting, the
8 Ziegenfuss/Cresencia al” guidelines. Additional questions should annual meeting, will be held on Mon.,
be directed to the Allamuchy Township Dec. 3. Both meetings will be held in the
9 Pisarchuk, Walter & Anna
Building Department at 908-852-7695. PVPOA office at 7:30 pm.
NOW OPEN for the Easter Holiday and for Covenants
All of Your Spring Holiday and Planting needs! Complaints &
Tulips Hyacinths Easter Lilies Fines
Hydrangea Daffodils Azaleas ADVAN
• One resident was fined $250 for
OF OUR knocking down the front gate.
CUSTOM • Three residents were fined
Beautiful Spring Pansies in planters and flats! APPRE
CIATION $100 each for not taking in
Large selection of Perennials & Herbs CARDS their garbage cans on time.
Gift Baskets Available • One resident was fined $500 for
lifting the rear gate to gain
Stop in and browse the greenhouse and see entry to Panther Valley.
what we’re planting for • Two residents were fined $100
Mothers Day and Spring Gardening! each for being abusive to the
guards at the front gate.
908-979-0303 • Three residents were fined $25
Route 517, Allamuchy • 1 Mile North of I-80 each for violation of overnight
Open daily - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. parking complaints.
Visit our newly revised website: • Three residents were fined
www.tranquillityfarms.com $100 each for not obtaining the
proper permits from ACC
Visa & Mastercard accepted! before starting work on their
4 THE PANTHER APRIL 2007
John & Linda Abromitis
Owners and Brokers
Century 21 North Warren Realty
24 Route 46
Fax: (908) 850-5799
PANTHER VALLEY — ATTENTION!
As proprietary members of the Panther Valley Golf and Country Club, I, John
Abromitis and my wife Linda, along with our staff, have greatly increased our sales
volume in Panther Valley. We are committed to developing a consistent marketing
program to assist Panther Valley Residents with their Real Estate needs!
• Internet Advertising - Several Websites!
• Customized Marketing Program - for Panther Valley!
• Press Releases - for Special Properties!
• Excellent Print Media Advertising!
• Rentals - No Fee to Landlord!
For a no obligation consultation for buyers and sellers, call and ask for a Realtor.
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APRIL 2007 THE PANTHER 5
Welcome New Residents! Gas Grill Update
The Board of Trustees has adopted a
Richard & Ann Mercy Andron Laura Renda resolution to deal with fines levied
18 Mockingbird 66 Wood Duck Court against PVPOA due to owners not in
David Montanya Ryan Thompson & Melissa compliance with NJ State Fire
247 Old Farm Drive Cortese Prevention Code (N.J.A.C. 5:70-3.2(a)4
Michael Greenberg 131 Old Farm Drive et. Seq., section F-402.4) which prohibits
237 Old Farm Drive Joe Marchese, Jr. the placement of portable gas grills on
153 Osprey any deck or balcony attached to a multi-
Kelly McKay family dwelling and other violations
249 Old Farm Drive Kristen McKitish regarding multi-family dwellings or, as
Robert Pavelchak, Jr. 10 Quail Run the case may be, regarding any of the
14 Duck Hawk Court dwellings in Panther Valley.
As stated in the resolution: “In the
event that a fine is assessed for any vio-
lation in an area of the premises for
We invite you to join our family of members at which a unit owner(s) is responsible as
outlined in the relevant governing docu-
PANTHER VALLEY GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB ments including but not limited to the
Declaration and By-laws, the owner(s) of
such unit shall be responsible to pay any
for an exciting year of golf, swim, tennis, dining and an fine incurred and to reimburse the
Association for any expense it incurs in
active schedule of events that family and friends can enjoy. the abatement or satisfaction of any vio-
lation cited or fine incurred against the
Association as a result of the violation on
Available Memberships Offered: the premises for which the unit owner is
Additionally, all fines are posted to
Full Golfing Membership the residents’ occupant ledger, and any
subsequent payments made to the associ-
Weekday Golf ation are first applied to any outstanding
fines. This could result in your assess-
House/Swim/Tennis ment account becoming delinquent if the
fine is ignored. It then becomes subject
to the association’s collection policy.
House/Dining If you are the owner of one of these
gas grills, please take action now to avoid
Pool and tennis privileges are included a problem in the event of a fire inspec-
tion. Fines can be very high.
in all categories except House/Dining. The law has a history dating back to
1992 in its revised form and has, in fact,
been altered several times since then.
Our members clearly share a passion and However, the instance that PVPOA is
concerned with is:
respect for the game of golf, so we hope “It is the position of the Bureau of
Housing Inspection and the Division of
you will join them. Fire Safety that N.J.A.C. 5:70-3.2(a)4, F-
402.4 (formerly N.J.A.C. 5:18-3.3(h)3
applies to all buildings required to be
PANTHER VALLEY GOLF registered as multiple dwellings pursuant
to the Hotel and multiple Dwelling Act
(N.J.S.A. 55:13A-1 et seq.).” (quoted
& COUNTRY CLUB from a Legislative Update by Mike Pesce
dated March of 2000 in which he quotes
For more information please contact our from an interpretive letter from John
General Manager, Joseph E. Kuntar at 908-850-0800. Monahan of the DCA (Department of
6 THE PANTHER APRIL 2007
Tree Trimming Bears Are Back In attempting to steal food. Stand your
ground, then slowly back away. Do not
Many residents have called the PVPOA
office reporting that their trees are encroach-
Panther Valley run from the bear.
• If you encounter a bear at close
ing on their homes. The Association is If a bear comes into your yard: range, remain standing upright, avoid
responsible for trees in the common area • Remain calm. Make the bear aware of direct eye contact, back up slowly
property of the community only. Trees that your presence. and speak in a calm, assertive, and
are located on homeowner’s lots are not the • Do not feed the bear! assuring voice.
Association’s responsibility and will not be • Keep at least 15 feet away from the The black bear is a symbol of the last
maintained by the contracted landscapers. animal. remaining wilderness areas in New Jersey.
• Make sure the bear has an escape
Black Bear Facts
It’s Bearly Spring route.
• Yell, bang pots and pans, or use an • The New Jersey bear population has
By Ron Reece airhorn to scare the bear away. grown to at least 1,000 in the year
• If the bear will not leave, move to your 2000, and their range continues to
The calendar indicates spring began less
than two weeks ago, but as soon as spring is in car, house or other building if available. expand south and east.
the air, bears begin to wake from their winter- Note that the bear may utter a series of • Black bears can run up to 35 miles per
time slumber. They awaken with healthy huffs, snap (pop) its jaws, and swat the hour and are strong swimmers.
appetites and look for easy food. Easy food ground. These are all warning signs that you • Bears are excellent climbers, even as
includes seed from the bird feeders. are too close. Slowly back away. cubs. An adult black bear will climb
A pregnant bear was spotted during the fall trees, both for food and protection.
Remember: • Bears learn quickly and have excellent
and no doubt will be seeking “easy food” for
• Use common sense in a bear encounter— senses of smell and hearing.
her cubs. Attracting a 500-pound bear with
cubs can be very dangerous. never approach the animal. • Male black bears can weigh more than
Now is the time to be sure that you remove • If a bear stands on its hind legs, it is mere- 600 pounds but average about 400
feeders that are within bear reach. That means ly trying to get a better view rather than pounds. Females average 185 pounds.
no feeders sitting on deck railings or on top of acting in a threatening way. Make your • Black bears do not typically exhibit
posts in the yard. The only feeders that are presence known by clapping, talking or aggressive behavior. However, they
safe are those heavy-duty metal ones that can waving your arms. are large, powerful wild animals and
hang high in a tree and are rated “bear proof” • Black bears will sometimes “bluff
should be treated with respect.
by the manufacturer. charge” when cornered, threatened or
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APRIL 2007 THE PANTHER 7
2007 PVPOA Board of Trustees
John Young, President Art Schmelter Alternate Dispute Recreation
Kenneth R. Dunlap, VP Jesse Acker Resolution (Jane Sanson, Staff Support)
Neil Stokoe, Treasurer Gerald Bajc Peter Conroy Isobel Weill, Chair
Isobel Weill, Secretary Efthimia Christie Frank Miller Debra Capalbo
Art Schmelter, Asst. Treas. George Cotter David Smith Katharine Chrusz
Gerald Kuehn, Asst. Secy Carl Folz Sue Costello
Jeffrey Guidette David Smith Janet DiBiase
10/25/06 BOT minutes
Gary Sarno Joan Graham
Karen Stachnick Fran Henderson
Sub-Committee (Bob Spahn, Staff Support)
Architectural Control (Leah Mallon, Staff Support) Ric Henderson
Robert Trukenbrod, Chair
(Doug Byrd - interim/ George Cotter, Chairman Marion Moeller
Gary Sarno, BOT Contact
Maintenance Mgr) Efthimia Christie Lois O’Connor
Thomas Rasinski, Chair Nohemy Oliver
Covenants Arthur Schmelter
Art Schmelter, BOT Contact Kathy Turrisi-Chung
(Sally Prell, Staff Support) Jean Schneider
Sibel Buelens Lorraine Turrisi
Sal Maggio, Chair Jerry Steele
Paul Lisi Marcel Weill
Gerald Kuehn, BOT Contact P&A
Bob Kahn Security
Audit Maralyn Green (Sally Prell, Staff Support)
Jeffrey Guidette, Chair
(Leah Mallon, Staff Support) Robert White Karen Stachnick, Chair
Kenneth Dunlap, Chair Isobel Weill
Neil Stokoe, Treasurer Janet DiBiase
“Volunteers”—There’s a Special Frank Miller
Place in Heaven Communications
(Jane Sanson, Staff Support)
Many may be shocked to find, There will be nothing to staple, Jack Sissick, Chair
When the day of judgement nears, Not one thing to fold or mail. Kenneth Dunlap, BOT Contact
That there’s a special place in Telephone lists will be outlawed, Jesse Acker
heaven set aside for VOLUNTEERS. But a finger-snap will bring, Charles Bihler
Furnished with big recliners, Cool drinks and gourmet dinners Candy Church
Satin couches and footstools; And rare treats fit for a king.
When there’s no You ask, who’ll serve these Alex Lubashevsky
committee chairman, privileged few and work for all Herman Moeller
No group leaders or car pools. they’re worth? Ron Reece
No eager team that All those who reaped the benefits, Betty Schultheis
needs a coach, And not once volunteered Donald Szurley
No bazaar and no bake sale; on Earth.
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8 THE PANTHER APRIL 2007
April is Volunteer
By Ken Dunlap
The month of April is Volunteer
Month and we still face a shortage of
members on most of our Association
committees. As PVPOA Vice President,
I urge you to help fill this critical need.
Among our many committees you
should be able to find one suitable for you:
Are you a computer nerd? Do you
like to write? Try the Communications
Are you good with numbers? Do you
enjoy balancing your checkbook, doing
your taxes? Do you wonder where your
money goes? The Audit Committee
Do you like to plan parties? Do you
like to work with children? The
Bring this ad in for
Recreation committee needs members.
Do you regularly read the real estate
sections of the newspaper? Do you fre-
quently watch the Home and Garden
Channel? Do you discuss with your
friends the relative merits of “The New
This Old House” versus “Home Again
your free trial week.
with Bob Villa.” If you do, I have two
committees for you—Architectural
Control and Maintenance.
We live in a secure, gated communi-
ty, but to ensure our security requires
the efforts of the Security Committee.
This committee badly needs members
and you don’t need to be Wyatt Earp— Where exercise is a fun, challenging
and rewarding experience.
present and past members include an
accountant, a teacher, a management
consultant, and a wholesale food bro-
ker, to name a few.
As you can see, there is something
for practically everyone. So, since April
is Volunteer Month, please do!
It’s a good thing.
Feel free to contact me, or any other
Board of Trustees member if you have any
questions. If you wish to join a particular
committee, please call the Association
Office at 908-852-8400 with your name
and telephone number and the committee
Panther Valley Village Square
chairperson will contact you. If you wish
to attend a committee meeting, to see what
a meeting is like, the committee meeting
times and dates are located in the month-
Allamuchy, NJ 07820
ly calendar section of The Panther. Simply
call the Association Office and let them 908.813.1211
know before the meeting.
APRIL 2007 THE PANTHER 9
2007 Painting & Staining Schedule
Powerwashing & Painting Goldfinch Dr 26-38, Even Only 7 Village 4C - Painting & Decks
NOTE: These units will be addressed Goldfinch Dr 60-66, Even Only 4 Duck Hawk Ct 26-47, All Units 22
in total, meaning that both the units and Totals 22
Goldfinch Gln 55-67, Odd Only 7
their decks will be done pursuant to the
deferred maintenance schedule. Goldfinch Grv 40-58, Even Only 10 Village 4TH - Painting & Decks
Village 3 TH - Painting & Decks Goldfinch Way 10-24, Even Only 8 Green Heron 7-14, 15-20, 21-25,
34-39, All Units 25
Street Unit Range Qty. Goldfinch Way 77-83, Odd Only 4
Mourning Dove Ct 7-20, All Units 14
Cardinal Dr 391,393,395,397 4 Killdeer Dr 19-37, Odd Only 10 Totals 39
Goldfinch Ct 172 - 186 Even Only 8 Killdeer Dr 9-17, Odd Only 5
Village 7P - All Units - Painting
Goldfinch Dle 85-91 Odd Only 4 Killdeer Gln 1-7, Odd Only 4
Street Unit Range Qty.
Goldfinch Dr 212-234, Even Only 12 Totals 87 Partridge 1-4 4
Pheasant 1-15 15
Quail 1-14 14
Village 8 TH - Painting & Decks
Free Estimates Fully Insured
Rushmore 39-49, Odd Only 6
PV References Lic #13VHO1659900
Rushmore 51-61, Odd Only 6
Paperhanging • Interior Painting • Wallpaper Removal Village TW - Painting
Drywall & Plaster Repair • Decorative Painting • Light Carpentry PVPOA Office 1
Certified by the Paperhanging Institute & Recreation Areas 2
American School of Paperhanging Arts Security Gates 2
Jim Bowman 908-496-8725 www.wallcoveringsunlimited.net
Powerwashing & Deck
NOTE: These units will only have their
decks powerwashed & sealed pursuant to
the deferred maintenance schedule
Village 3TH - Deck Sealing
Street Unit Range Qty
Goldfinch Pl 93-105, Odd Only 7
Goldfinch Dr 124-130, Even Only 4
Goldfinch Ct 164-170, Even Only 4
Red Tail Hawk 301-321, All Units 11
Village 4C - Deck Sealing
New State-of-the-Art Facility! Street Unit Range Qty.
Great Horned Owl 1-24 4
Direct and skilled one-on-one care Wood Duck Ct 15-111, Odd Only 36
Physical Therapist Owned and Operated
Village 4TH - Deck Sealing
Medicare Certified Street Unit Range Qty.
Accept Most Commercial Insurance Purple Martin 1-42, All Units 42
Meadowlark 1-16, All Units 16
Whippoorwill 6-19, All Units 14
101 Bilby Road • Hackettstown Ruffed Grouse 1-8, All Units 8
Green Heron 1-6, All Units 6
908-684-4700 Totals 86
Kelly Gorczyca, MS, PT • Jeffrey De Bellis, MS, PT
10 THE PANTHER APRIL 2007
New Chef At edgeable in his craft, Pete worked his way
up the proverbial ladder washing dishes
the field to do “battle” against the neigh-
boring towns, both hardball and girls’
PVG&CC and observing the workings of the restau- softball as the “Boys of Summer” have
Chef Pete Anderson assumed his posi- rant business. He attended Pace become the boys and girls of summer
tion in January at the Panther Valley Golf University to acquire a business back- from mid April to mid June.
and Country Club. Pete served in the ground and graduated from The Culinary Scheduling coordinators and coaches,
same capacity at the Cedar Hills Country Institute in Hyde Park, New York. Not with the patience of saints, encourage the
Club, Livingston, for 22 years, where wishing to rest on his laurels, Pete contin- players regardless of individual or group
PVG&CC General Manager, Joe Kuntar, ues to attend workshops to hone his skills. outcomes while Moms’ shiver in the cool
was the General Manager. Pete’s resumé Pete and his wife reside in Sterling, early spring air at the concession stand.
resembles a Who’s Who in culinary and have two children who are now out of They are all dedicated volunteers who
delights, including Sardies, Olcot the proverbial nest. Pete’s outgoing per- perform a vital service to the community.
Seafood House and the Waldorf just to sonality and culinary skills are bound to But, alas, where are the spectators to
name a few. While at Cedar Hills, Pete attract diners to the Panther Valley Golf & applaud them and the future big leaguers
was lauded for his skills in the “New York Country Club. who imitate Jeter, Martinez, A -Rod and
Times” and in the “New Jersey Golfer” other noted players of big league stature?
for, “having Their Field of The township has every reason to be
proud of this complex which also accom-
the best food
in the state of
Dreams modates the football leagues in the fall.
New Jersey.” By Jack Sissick This purely American tradition is in need
Amiable of dire support. Come out and buy some
It happens every year. The smell of the peanuts, crackerjacks and hot dogs and
and knowl- freshly mowed grass and the crack of the hear, once again, Play Ball!
bat foment a type of nostalgia in all of us.
The long winter is gone and the young-
sters will swing, slide, and juggle the
baseball on the Allamuchy Baseball
Complex on Alphano Road. On any
given day, the junior or senior league take
APRIL 2007 THE PANTHER 11
Revisiting els cross country in an ice cream truck with a
bear for protection; mistakes an elevator for
which destroyed more than 80 percent of the
entire Nazi military machine concentrated on
Kazakhstan Without his hotel room; and while watching reruns of the eastern front. Because of the existing
“Bay Watch” on TV, falls in love with Pamela industrial complex and remote location, the
“Borat” Anderson and sets out to find and take her Soviet equivalent of Cape Canaveral-the
By Alex Lubashevsky away in a Kazakhstani marriage sack! He Baikonur Cosmodrome space center-was built
addresses the crowd at a rodeo (“We support in south central Kazakhstan. It is from here
A couple of months ago I saw in our neigh- your war of terror!”) and mangles the words of that Sputnik was launched in 1957, Yury
borhood movie theater in Mansfield an unusu- the Star Spangled Banner. He manages to Gagarin was the first man sent into space in
al comedy, which attracted me by its very offend almost everyone under the sun with his 1961, and the first orbital space station, MIR,
provocative and long name: “Borat: Cultural enthusiastic statements of intolerance and big- was sent up in the 70s. Now Russia leases
Learnings of America for make Benefit otry. The reported intent of the film is to about 2,300 square miles of the Baikonur cen-
Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.” The film assault prejudice wherever it can be found by ter to use for launching rockets in support of
portrays the trip of Borat, a fictional Kazakh dragging it out into the sunlight and laughing the International Space Station (especially
journalist, to the “U.S. and A.” where he trav- at it; and the movie did get some good reviews during almost two years’ absence of Shuttle
and a Golden Globe award for Mr. Cohen in vehicles), some commercial telecom and other
the best actor category and an Oscar nomina- satellites for many countries in the world,
tion for best adapted screenplay. (There have including the USA. Kazakhstan is enormous-
Licensed Cosmetologist also been a few lawsuits from religious ly blessed with natural resources. It has 2.5
Certified Esthetician groups, the frat boys in the film and Romanian trillion cubic meters of natural gas and 6.1 bil-
villages where the movie was made!) lion tons of oil deposits. In the next decade it
Beautiful Skin With all the outrageous moments and situ- is expected to become one of the leading
By Lauren ations in this film, I suspect I was one of the exporters of oil in the world. It has the second
few who felt most upset by the portrait of largest reserves of uranium (after Canada), as
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Kazakhstan as an awkward, fourth-world well as chromium, lead and zinc. It ranks in
(908) 850-9258 country, and its people as rude, unwashed and the top ten for gold, iron and coal and also has
uneducated gypsies. In my youth I spent a few significant deposits of diamonds.
weeks among the very proud and hospitable The 15.3 million population of the country
people in this land, larger than Western consists of 63 percent Kazakhs and the rest are
20% Off Europe, of endless semi-arid steppes and high
mountains, with two lakes so big that they are
ethnic Russians, Ukrainians, Jews, and a few
Gypsies, the majority of whom have been well
Any Wax Service called seas (Caspian and Aral). Once I crossed educated despite many difficulties and
this republic by train from east to west during tragedies during the Soviet times. The name
eye, lip, chin, bikini, arms, legs
three days of my journey through most of the Kazakh is derived from an ancient Turkish
Gentle Soy Product Middle Asian Soviet republics, which are now word meaning “independent, a free spirit” and
(908) 850-9258 by Appt. all independent “Stans.” One of my vivid fully reflects the nature of this people, who for
memories of this trip was ice skating on centuries kept their love for horses, their
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view of the Tian Shan mountains (about especially for women.
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This rink was built specially for the Soviet
Some press reports have suggested that the
government of Kazakhstan sponsored the
European Facial Olympic ice skating team outside the former multimillion dollar movie called “Nomad
capital, Almaty, at an altitude of more than (The Warrior)” in an effort to combat negative
includes neck & shoulder
5000 feet, which created special conditions of international publicity such as that promoted
ice where many world and Olympic records by “Borat.” This film, which portrays the real
(908) 850-9258 by Appt. were exceeded. Almaty is a lovely and very glorious past of this unique country, will soon
picturesque city located on the western edge be released in New York City. And I think the
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of the country in a very high seismic zone; and film will show that Kazakhstan (as Borat
throughout history this area suffered much would say) “is very nice… as much fun as
$10 Off destruction and loss of life. This is why in
1998, the government of now independ-
make sexy time!”
Glycolic Acid Peel ent Kazakhstan decided to move the cap-
removes fine lines, shrinks large ital to the city of Astana in the middle of
pores, and eliminates sun damage the country, among flat steppes and in an
area where seismic activity is very low.
(908) 850-9258 by Appt. Actually Kazakhstan, together with
the Urals, was the most critical home
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were relocated from the eastern part of
the Soviet Union during WWII to pro-
duce the tanks, artillery and aircrafts
12 THE PANTHER APRIL 2007
Hand Me the Phone, Not the Screwdriver
By Ted Slate Haunted by the certainty that all of the But help is on the way. I recently read a
appliances in my home would fail at some book called, “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle
Since my retirement and the free time
point—probably sooner rather than later—I Maintenance,” by Robert Pirsig. It’s a great
I’ve gained from it, I’ve begun to ruminate
purchased American Home Shield (AHS), a book on several levels, one of which is how
on my life, especially to think about areas
service that will, for a monthly fee, step in modern man deals with a highly technological
where I wish I could have done better or had
immediately to repair or replace any and ALL society. Pirsig laments that the quality of
of my appliances should they fail. It has work “craftsmen” do in other people’s homes
For one, I wish I had been taller, blond,
already come to the rescue when the flame in would never be acceptable in their own
thinner and could surf. Boy, that would have
the furnace went out in mid-winter, when the homes. It’s just too shoddy. The book subtly
changed my teenage years and I would have
air-conditioning system quit and when the encourages the reader to tackle many of the
gotten rid of those pimples faster.
garage door stopped midway while closing. projects himself.
Also, I never invented anything—I
The peace of mind I get with this service is So when I noticed that our clothes dryer
would have given almost anything to do
worth the price. venting grate, located outside the house near
something like that.
For several years, in order to hone my the garage, had cracked and the louvers had
But what bothers me most is that I have no
handyman skills, I subscribed to the magazine, fallen off, I didn’t hesitate. I remembered the
mechanical ability whatsoever. In college, I
“The Family Handyman.” I can say with cer- lessons of “Zen” and drove to Home Depot. I
took courses such as political theory, philoso-
tainty that in all the time since those monthly returned with a new grate and replaced the
phy, religion and history. By the time I left the
issues began arriving, I have never repaired damaged one by unscrewing four screws and
university with several advanced degrees, I
anything or come up with one household screwing the new one on. I’m proud of my
was able to do lots of things with my head but
improvement idea. I recently let the subscrip- handiwork and marvel at it whenever I exit
nothing at all with my hands. On the most
tion lapse. the garage.
rudimentary level, I can’t drive a nail into a
Sometimes when I’m flipping channels, I’ll Fixing the grate has given me the courage
board without hammering the board or bend-
stop at the House & Garden channel because of to move on to more challenging projects.
ing the nail. Luckily, I lived in apartments
something that catches my eye. Several months Recently, I noticed that the heating element in
most of my life and there was always a
ago, I sat captivated by a two-hour program the toaster has begun to flicker. I intend to tack-
“super” or maintenance man around to fix
detailing, step-by-step, the process of erecting le that one very soon, right after I look up the
things that went wrong.
a log cabin home in the woods. When am I ever phone number of our local fire department.
When I bought my home in Panther
going to do that? Even if my life depended on
Valley, I had enormous trepidation because,
it, I couldn’t erect a shed for my backyard.
for the first time in my life, I knew I would
have to deal with lots of things in my home
that might break.
So it came as no surprise that shortly after
moving in, the folding doors enclosing the wet
bar came off the track. Looking for the reason
that happened—not that I could do anything
about it—I found a piece of cracked plastic on
the carpet, a piece which I guessed had broken
off the track mechanism, rendering the door HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING
inoperable. How to deal with this problem? I
immediately grabbed the phone and called
Paul Spendley to come and fix it (I found his
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analyzed the problem, left for Home Depot,
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then returned and fixed the door. Over the
years, Paul has returned to my home to do var-
ious repairs and upgrades. I have a deep admi-
ration for Paul-what he can do with his head
and his hands is miraculous. He can look at that
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Here comes Easter again and it’s a good Missy has gone off to college and Taylor is in
time to spin a cotton “tale.” The Easter Bunny the eighth grade at Allamuchy School.
has been visiting the Allamuchy Fire Wearing the suit isn’t an
Department every year since 1992, giving kids easy job and it can be quite Riley Kamm with
of all ages a thrill. An interesting point is that hectic at times when a the Easter Bunny
the Easter Bunny has been someone we might youngster gets a little upset in 2006.
all know. Sue Zukoski was the first bunny and but the reward of so many
carried the basket for about six years. The wonderful smiles must make it a
next Bunny was Missy Maltese who carried worthwhile job. So, if you know
the basket until two years ago when she hand- the Easter Bunny be sure to tell
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A Few More Weeks issued at the PVPOA office during the
hours listed below. Additional hours will
Members identification badge will be
Unbelievable as it may seem, there are be made by appointment only during nor- validated for four seasons.
only a few more weeks until the pools open. mally scheduled working hours. Tenants will receive an annual badge
And in just a few more weeks, the issues of Saturday, May 5 - 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. that will expire at the end of the pool
safety will be brought to the forefront. season.
Saturday, May 12 - 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
If your actions at the pools are deemed Seasonal badges are available for $50.
unsafe to you or to those around you, the Thursday, May 17 - 5 - 7 p.m. (grandchildren, au pair) these badges are
lifeguards and pool supervisors have the Friday, May 18 - 5 - 7 p.m. good for the entire summer and will
authority to pull your badge and temporar- expire at the end of the pool season.
Saturday, May 19 - 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
ily suspend your pool privileges. It will be Lost identification badges will be
based upon the summer staff recommenda- Monday, May 21 - 5 - 7 p.m. replaced at a fee of $20.
tions and a review of the report submitted Processing Fee: $5 per badge for Applications can be found at
to the PVPOA MANAGEMENT office on special appointments during regular www.pvpoa.org or at the office.
whether you will be able to return to use
the pool another day. In some circum-
stances, your pool privileges can be sus-
pended until the Covenants Committee
meets and decides if your suspension will
become permanent. So before you, your
children or your guest proceeds to break a Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls age 4 and Up!
rule, bear in mind that you can be risking Mark your calendars and get ready - Tickets available March 1!
your pool privileges. The Circus is coming to Panther Valley!
In addition, any resident (including chil- Balloons! Face painting! Snacks! And More!
dren) or guest (including children) of a res- It’s a party! It’s a circus! Mark your calendars to
ident abusing the pool furniture, which join us on April 21, from 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. for the PV
results in damage to the item, the resident Circus Party!
will be billed the cost of replacement, Presenting in the center ring as a special
including tax and handling fees. delight: Jay Jay, The Balloon Guy, a balloon
The rules and regulations that govern the twister who possesses extraordinary talents, filling
pool were established based upon the State us with wonder and glee as he works his magic shaping
Bathing Code and the recommendations balloons into super heroes, animals, hats and flowers.
made by the Associations Insurance More surprises and treats are in store for everyone at the
Company. Panther Valley Circus Party!
Be courteous, be respectful. Obey the There will be no charge if you pre-register for this
rules and you will have a happy and safe party, however, there will be a $3 fee at the door for
summer! walk-ins. Watch for more information in the next
issue of the Panther.
PVPOA Recreation Identification
Picture Badges must be presented for
admission to all PVPOA recreation sites
Children who have not reached the ELECTRIC
age of twelve years by June 30, 2007
will be issued a Badge without a picture.
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A parent, guardian, or a “responsible
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APRIL 2007 THE PANTHER 15
Tennis Court Rules attire and tennis shoes with smooth
when attendant is not on duty, the
courts may be used all year on a first
and Regulations 3. No unattended children shall be come, first serve basis.
There is absolutely NO skateboard- allowed close to the courts or left in 7. Players may reserve times no more
ing, roller blading, bike riding or hock- the parking lot. than one week in advance by putting
ey allowed to be played on the tennis 4. No one shall be within the tennis their names on the sign up sheet locat-
courts. These activities seriously dam- enclosure unless they are actually ed at the pool areas.
age the surface of the courts. playing. 8. Reservations expire ten minutes after
1. Courts are for members and registered 5. Employees of the Association may ask the hour.
guests only. Members must play with any player to leave the court for inap- 9. Court hours are as follows: Rec III, 7
their guests or be present while guest propriate behavior. a.m. - 11 p.m. Rec IV, 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
is playing. 6. During the warm season, the attendant
2. Players shall wear proper tennis will post the times of play on the bul-
letin board. During the off-season
PV Ladies Tennis
The Panther Valley Ladies Morning
YOUR DEALER Tennis League will once again begin out-
door play in early April (weather permit-
ting). We meet Monday, Wednesday and
Friday mornings at 9 a.m. at the courts on
Bald Eagle (Rec. III) for doubles play,
using the round robin format. We are open
to new members who play at an interme-
diate level. The fee to join is $15, which is
to cover the cost of tennis balls for the
season. For further information, please
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CHRYSLER New Year’s resolutions! We make
‘em, we break ‘em. Was one of your
resolutions to give the gift of life this
year? In order to help you keep that
resolution, Panther Valley is holding
its Spring Blood Drive on Sat., April
28. Our goal at this drive is to have at
least forty donors to either donate
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Blood and platelet donors must be
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Walk-ins are welcome, child care
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8400) to make your appointment.
Remember, one of every three people
will require a life-saving transfusion
sometime in their life. Please give the
gift of life!
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16 THE PANTHER APRIL 2007
Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes - Wed., Jan. 24
Members in Attendance: John Young, snow removal contractors apply salt by the shovel- Mr. Young responded that the Committee did
President; Ken Dunlap, Vice President; Neil fuls, leaving piles of salt without distributing it. Mr. receive the information and they are looking to per-
Stokoe, Treasurer; Isobel Weill, Secretary; Art Byrd responded by saying that he had spoken with form some testing of these products in the valley.
Schmelter, Asst. Treasurer; Gerald Kuehn, Asst. the contractor about this already. Mr. Byrd stated that it is hopeful that the new
Secretary; Jeff Guidette; Gary Sarno; Karen Mr. Frank Miller, 9 Pheasant Run, stated that he Maintenance Manager will have some experience
Stachnick had read, with some disappointment, the unavail- with this type of paint, without having to perform
Staff in Attendance: Doug Byrd, General ability of Workshop sessions to the public; espe- actual testing.
Manager; Leah Mallon, Financial Manager; Sally cially since residents had been told in the past that Mr. Al Zammataro, 71 Goldfinch Drive,
Prell, Administrative Manager they should attend these meetings to be better informed the Board that the cover for the stack from
1. Call to Order informed, which he found to be true. He asked if the the chimney is missing; he is not sure if it is a result
Board would consider reviewing the policy of clos- of the fire or not. He requested it be replaced as
The meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m. by
ing the Workshop meetings. Mr. Young responded soon as possible as rain and snow are entering the
that the Board feels it is always for the betterment stack resulting in soot entering the unit. Mr. Byrd
2. Pledge of Allegiance of the Board to have better informed residents. Mrs. stated he would follow-up with Mr. Valvano.
All present stood and recited the pledge. Weill explained that the Association’s attorney Mr. Zammataro next asked if there was any dis-
3. Minutes of the 12/13/06 Board Meeting attends the Workshop meetings to discuss legal cussion about new gutters for his entire unit. The
Mr. Guidette made a motion approving the issues. In an effort to keep legal costs down, the Board replied that all gutters were to be replaced.
minutes of the December 13, 2006 meeting. Mr. Board excuses Counsel upon completed legal dis- Mr. Byrd will also follow-up on the gutters with Mr.
Schmelter seconded the motion and it carried cussions. In the past, when Workshop meetings Valvano.
unanimously. were open, the attorney sat through the entire meet- Mrs. Gerry Borelli, 36 Goldfinch Drive,
ing until Executive Session was held just prior to addressed the Board regarding debris from the con-
4. Announcements adjournment which increased legal fees. Mr. struction site which is not being picked up; fencing
There were no announcements. Guidette stated that having residents in attendance that is in disrepair, and the general unkempt appear-
5. Open Session at the Workshop meetings inhibits some of the dis- ance of the site which is unacceptable.
Mr. Carl Folz, 14 Oriole Drive, asked the status cussion Board members may otherwise have. Mr. Mr. Zammataro asked if the fence at the fire
of the matters documented in his letter addressed to Dunlap stated that he believes it does behoove the construction site will have to remain there until the
the Association last summer regarding his deck and Board to explain their reasoning as much as they job is complete. Mr. Young responded that it is his
the frame of his sliding door. Mr. Young responded can. If any resident feels they are not being given a understanding that the fence will remain until the
that he knows his letter was received, and apolo- full enough explanation, please ask questions. construction company vacates the premises.
gized for the lengthy delay which was unavoidable Mr. Kenneth Martin, 43 Killdeer Place, noted 6. Treasurer’s Report
due to staffing. Mr. Byrd stated that he is gathering that in August he provided information on vinyl
Mr. Stokoe advised that he received the revised
some information, per an earlier conversation he paint and asked if the Maintenance Committee has
draft 2005 audit report this day.
had with Mr. Folz, and will add this to it. reviewed its potential application within Panther
Mr. Stokoe made a motion authorizing the
Secondly, Mr. Folz informed the Board that the Valley and, if so, what the result of their review was.
Continued on page 20
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Allamuchy Township School
P.O. Box J • 20 Johnsonburg Road • Allamuchy, NJ 07820 • (908) 852-1894
School Celebrates Dr. Seuss
Theodor Seuss Geisel (“Dr. Seuss”) was O and white whipped cream was served. All
born on March 2, 1904. Although he passed agreed it was indeed “Seussilicious!”
away in 1991, his 103rd birthday was cele- But that is not all, oh no that is not all! At
brated in grand style at Allamuchy School. 2:36 p.m. on March 2, a nationwide celebra-
During the week leading up to March 2, chil- tion occurred and we were part of it. Because
dren and staff were encouraged to wear there are 236 words in the “Cat in the Hat,”
something “Seuss-ish” to school. Whether it our school participated in a nationwide read-
was something green for “Grinch” Day or ing of that famous book at precisely 2:36
crazy socks on “Fox in Socks” Day, everyone p.m. The special reader was our own Mr.
got into the spirit! On the big day, dressed in Sam Greco, nattily attired in a red and white
red, white and black and an assortment of hat. The reading was broadcast throughout
hats, younger students and older students the school and was filmed before a live studio
teamed up to read books. The preschoolers audience of 8th graders.
worked with the 7th grade, kindergarten was “Seuss Week” also kicked off our
paired with 6th grade while 1st grade and 4th March Read Across America challenge.
grade read together. The second graders and During the month, everyone in the
fifth graders teamed up and third grade school—staff and students—will keep
worked with our 8th graders. It was a won- track of the books they read. Our goal is
derful day to be in a pre-K through 8th grade 2007 books school wide. If our goal is met,
school! The students read “The Cat in the Hat Dr. Frederiks and Mr. Cohen will...
Comes Back” and then the older children Our lobby will display a map of the USA
read picture books they had picked out earli- which is being created by our students.
er. The students also made and decorated col- When all 50 states are represented, we will
orful hats to be displayed throughout the have met our goal! Happy Reading!
school. As a special treat, a delicious lunch of A special thank you to the Allamuchy
green eggs and ham with a dessert of red Jell- PTO for supporting our day!
1st Grade Celebrates
Chinese New Year
K r i s t y n
Allamuchy Township School Drama Club
Year in grand presents…
and this very A musical adaptation of Carlo Collodi’s classic Pinocchio
tural holiday. Thursday, April 26 - 7 p.m.
In the picture above, one of Miss Pede’s Allamuchy Township School Gymnasium
students holds a Chinese lantern while
her mother describes the meaning of the Admission is FREE!
artifact. Performance license by Pioneer Drama Service, Inc.
18 THE PANTHER APRIL 2007
Friends & Neighbors Distributes
Funds To Local Charities
Friends and Neighbors, as part of their community service program, presented
checks totaling $9,500 to local and community service groups of the Warren County
area on Wed., March 7. This year’s recipients include Allamuchy Volunteer Fire
Dept., Allamuchy Green First Aid Squad, Allamuchy Historical Society, Allamuchy
Health Care Fund, Camp Merry Heart, Hackettstown Regional Medical Center,
Hackettstown First Aid Squad, Karen Ann Quinlan Center of Hospice, Spirit Filled
Riders, Visiting Homemaker Service of Warren County and Warren Haven.
Friends and Neighbors thank the public for supporting the Annual House Tour.
Over the past 29 years, Friends and Neighbors have given a total of $222,500 to
charitable causes in the area. At this meeting, representatives of each of the recipi-
ents explained the work being done and how the funds are used. The donations have
been used to purchase equipment, sponsor summer camperships, and in general sup-
port the good work these organizations do. “The need of services provided by these
wonderful organizations has increased greatly, but funding has not. Many times it is
the small organization that can accomplish great things, and we can and want to help
make the difference,” stated Fund Distribution Chairman, Jo Librizzi.
Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice: Now, in its 27th year, the Karen Ann Quinlan
Hospice, located at 99 Sparta Avenue in Newton, has an outstanding team of nurs-
es, counselors, chaplains, social workers, aides and volunteers. More than 10,000
patients and family members have been serviced throughout Warren and Sussex
Counties in New Jersey, and in Pike County in Pennsylvania, and that number
Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice professionals have entered the homes of thou-
sands of families and guided them through the end stages of a terminal illness.
“This is a critical time that usually evokes strong feelings and lasting relation-
ships,” notes Cecelia Clayton, Executive Director of Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice.
“These relationships often turn into advocates for hospice care, and many families
remain with the hospice not only as supporters and bereavement group attendees,
but also volunteers.”
In the past decade the agency has also expanded to include: Karen Ann Quinlan
Home Health Care, located in Phillipsburg, NJ and serving residents of Warren
County as well as The Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center, located in
Hackettstown, NJ and available to anyone in the community seeking grief support.
“Our volunteer outreach becomes the heart of hospice,” explained Susan
Morrow, Volunteer Coordinator for Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, “We take pride in
our efforts to reach out and embrace the community, not only hospice families. We
facilitate educational opportunities, volunteer projects and training classes as well as
social events and fundraisers that raise funds for the program and awareness of the
services we extend to the community.” For more information please call 973-383-
0115 or via e-mail www.karenannquinlanhospice.org.
Friends and Neighbors meets the first Wednesday of each month at the Panther
Valley Ecumenical Church on Route 517 in Allamuchy at 12 noon. This group
Model for Volunteerism
offers something for everyone; the interest groups include art, books, crafts, gour-
Above, members of the Emergency Squad
met, hiking, luncheon group, weekender social group, and more. The organization
receive a check from Jo Librizzi as a
is open to all residents. Anyone interested may call Linda Miller at 908-684-3566.
result of the House Tour.
APRIL 2007 THE PANTHER 19
‘Minutes’ Mr. Schmelter made a motion affirming actions
taken by the Committee as per their January 9, 2007
Communications Committee the task of budgeting
for the scanning and uploading of the documents
Continued from page 17 meeting minutes. Mr. Dunlap seconded the motion onto the website. Mr. Stokoe seconded the motion
Treasurer and Audit Committee Chairman to review and it carried unanimously. and it carried unanimously.
the draft reports of the 2005 audit and, assuming it b. Audit Mr. Dunlap made a motion to submit a letter to
is satisfactory, to tell Wilkin & Guttenplan to issue No motions or actions. Allamuchy Township giving the Association’s sup-
said reports. Mr. Guidette seconded the motion and c. Communications port for the implementation of a Cablecast channel
it carried unanimously. It was noted that the date for the Volunteer devoted to the Township. Mr. Stokoe seconded the
7. Goldfinch Fire Report Recognition Dinner has been changed to May 2. motion and it failed with Messrs. Dunlap, Stokoe,
Mr. Guidette made a motion to invite members and Kuehn in favor; Messrs. Guidette, Sarno, Young
Mr. Byrd reported that the contractor, ANC, of the Council of Past Trustees to the Volunteer and Mrs. Stachnick opposed; Mrs. Weill and Mr.
maintains that they are on schedule for numbers 73 Recognition Dinner. Mr. Dunlap seconded the Schmelter abstaining.
and 75. motion and it carried with Messrs. Guidette, d. Covenants
8. Quail Run Deck Status Dunlap, Stokoe, Kuehn, Sarno, Schmelter, Mrs. Mr. Kuehn made a motion accepting the report
Mr. Byrd updated the Board on the status. Weill and Mrs. Stachnick in favor and Mr. Young of the Committee’s January 8, 2007 minutes. Mr.
9.Committee Reports opposed. Guidette seconded the motion and it carried unani-
Mr. Dunlap made a motion to refer back to the mously.
a. Architectural Control
No motions or actions.
f. P & A
Mr. Guidette made a motion affirming the
employment offer extended to Mr. Robert Spahn for
the Maintenance Manager position with a start date
of February 26. Mr. Sarno seconded the motion and
it carried unanimously.
Mrs. Weill made a motion approving the rec-
ommendation of the Committee to schedule an
additional day for issuing Recreation Identification
Badges to accommodate those who could not make
it on the designated scheduled days. A deadline
will be set for residents to obtain their badges and
a late fee will be attached for those who submit
late applications, bring the total cost of the badge
to $5. The exception would be new residents. In
Set Up* SPECIAL PURCHASE!
all cases, pool ID badges will be taken by appoint-
ment only. Mr. Guidette seconded the motion and
it carried unanimously.
Mrs. Weill made a motion establishing a pool
badge late fee of $5, to be done by appointment
only. Mr. Guidette seconded the motion and it car-
Vera Wang • Memory Foam
$396 $496 $596
In an effort to create more interest in donating
Twin Set $196
blood, Mrs. Weill made a motion authorizing the
Full Set $296 Twin Set $296 Twin Set $396 Committee to seek donations from local merchants
King Set $696 Full Set $396 Full Set $496
King Set $796 King Set $896
in order to hold a raffle at the next blood drive to be
Queen Set Queen Set held in April.
Vera Wang Plush Perfect Day Super Pillow Top
Full Set $896 Mrs. Stachnick made a motion accepting the
King Set $1396 Full Set $1496 Full Set $1896
King Set $1896 King Set $2296
NO Interest NO Payments
report of the Committee’s January 10 minutes.
Queen Set Queen Set Mr. Dunlap seconded the motion and it carried
FOR ONE YEAR!*
Mrs. Stachnick made a motion approving the
recommendation of the Committee to eliminate the
“Do Not Admit” list effective March 1, after appro-
priate notification is made. Mr. Dunlap seconded
the motion and it carried unanimously.
Mrs. Stachnick made a motion appointing
Ms. Janet DiBiase as a member of the
Committee. Mr. Kuehn seconded the motion and
it carried unanimously.
10. Manager’s Report
Mr. Byrd reviewed his report to the Board.
11. Open Session
Mr. Zammataro asked for an update on the
HACKETTSTOWN Village IV Condominium dumpster fires. Mrs.
BEDDING ‘N’ THINGS Stachnick responded that as of January 23, the State
Police informed her there is nothing new; it remains
106 Mountain Ave.
an open case.
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
Mr. Zammataro next asked if the dumpsters will
*On beds $799 or more
*On approved credit Store Hours: be relocated back inside the enclosures. The Board
*Free comforter while supplies last Mon-Sat: 10 - 8 responded that Waste Management has already been
*Same day delivery available
for beds in stock www.hackettstownbedding.com Sun.: 12-5
Continued on page 33
20 THE PANTHER APRIL 2007
If you plan on attending a PVPOA meeting, call 852-8400 to confirm date and time.
If you plan on attending a township meeting, please call 852-5132 to confirm date and time.
Deadline for Large-
April Fool’s Begins Item Pick-up
Committee Meeting Committee Meeting --------
7 p.m. 6 p.m. Town Hall Closed
Committee Meeting ACC Meeting Committee
5:30 p.m. 7 p.m. Meeting—7 p.m.
Town Council Audit Committee
Meeting-7:30 p.m. Meeting-7:30 p.m.
Hazardous Allamuchy Board Spring Blood
Waste Clean- of Education - Drive
Reorganizational BOT Regular
Meeting-7:30 p.m. Meeting-7:30 p.m.
• Garbage pick-up is on Tuesdays & Fridays.
• Meetings subject to change. Call to verify if you plan to attend.
• PLEASE NOTE: All Board of Trustees reg. meetings are open to the public.
• If you would like to attend an ACC meeting, please notify the office in writing at least
Allamuchy Board of one week prior to the scheduled date.
BUDGET HEARING • Please confirm Board & Townships meetings with the office.
APRIL 2007 THE PANTHER 21
Civic & Social
O r g a n i z at i o n s
to provide a wonderful luncheon for our to play Bingo. We will need to be there by 2
guests. A special thanks to Liz Balke who p.m. Kindly contact me at the above number
single-handedly “manned” the kitchen while if you are interested in helping out.
her able partner was at home recuperating On June 18 we will be going to Warren
from surgery. Thanks also to the hostesses, Haven for their annual Barbecue. This has
Friends & Neighbors Kathy Miller, Nancy Miller and Pat become a favorite of the residents and they
Reynolds for lovely table decorations and a really look forward to this event. There will
Month at a glance most inviting food table and to Jo Librizzi for be a sign-up sheet at next month’s meeting if
THIS AND THAT FROM PAT K: trying her best to keep me organized! you are interested in lending a hand.
(908-852-6965). As I sit down to write my ART: Fran Clary (908-852-5779). The CRAFTS: Betty Gombka (908-850-
part of the F&N column for the April Art group will meet on Mon., April 2 and 1219). The craft group is back in full swing!
Panther, I think of Linda Miller. Mon., April 16 at 1 p.m. at the PVPOA build- Please join us as we develop ideas for our
Each month Linda reminds and some- ing. The Art group will continue to meet on 2007 craft projects. We meet at Allamuchy
times re-reminds me and maybe some others the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month Town Hall (located by the back gate of
who submit copy to her for the Panther that throughout the year. Come and join us for a Panther Valley on Alphano Road) from 10
our deadline is fast approaching. When at productive afternoon of painting, etc. Any a.m. to 3 p.m. Bring along a bag lunch and
last she has successfully rounded us all up level welcome. If you cannot come to a ses- beverage. For further information call Betty
and has copy in hand, she goes about the sion, please call Fran Clary at the above at the above number.
business of making what we contribute number or Joan Cipra (908-852-7865). DUES: Time to use that four-letter word
sound polished and perky. COFFEE AND BOOKS: (Wendie again—DUES! To ensure your spot in our
Next, Linda sends our contributions to Germaine (908-850-5410). The book group 2007-2008 Membership Directory, please
PVPOA’s Jane Sanson, the Panther coordina- will be meeting at the home of Jane Garnes, pay your dues at our April or May meeting or
tor. Jane has been a friend of Friends & 9 Quail Run on Tues., April 10 at 1 p.m. We simply pop in the mail and send to me at: 3
Neighbors for many years, supporting us in will be discussing “My Sister’s Keeper,” a Dallarda Drive, Hackettstown, NJ 07840.
our endeavors and never turning us down novel by Jodi Picoult. If you cannot make the Make your $25 check payable to “Friends
when we’ve asked for help. Thank you Jane meeting, please call Jane at 850-3826. and Neighbors.” Since Dale Rivera is taking
for making the work we do seem easier. COMMUNICATIONS: Linda Miller over Membership in May, it would be a great
Others that add their support to what (908-684-3566). Please have your informa- help to her if we all paid on time.
Linda and Jane do are Jack Sissick and Ron tion for the May newsletter to me absolutely FOOD BASKET REMINDER: The PV
Reece. Both of these gentlemen have consis- no later than Thurs., April 5. I have a dead- Ecumenical Church asks for assistance with
tently seen to it that our house tours and line to meet, so your help in this is appreciat- the collection of food for deserving families
many of our monthly meetings have found ed. You may either email your report to me at in our area. Our donations are important.
their way into the pages of the Panther. Ron email@example.com or mail to 3 Dallarda Items can be dropped off any weekday
and Jack have for a long time been responsi- Drive, Hackettstown, NJ 07840. If you live before 2 p.m. at the church or bring your
ble for the wonderful photos of F & N activ- outside of Panther Valley and would like to donations to our monthly meetings. The
ities that frequently appear in the Panther. have your newsletter sent via email, please Trinity United Methodist Church also has a
To all of you, we say “thank you”. Now send me your email address. food pantry. Food can be left at the pantry
when is that next deadline, Linda? COMMUNITY SERVICE: Traude from 9 to 11 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday and
Thanks to all who last month came Hughes (908-684-0716). On Wed, April 11
through with flying colors, despite the snow, DISCLAIMER: The ad below is in no way
we are going to the House of Good Shepherd
affiliated with the PVPOA
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22 THE PANTHER APRIL 2007
Thursday or any day at the church office
between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Any kind of con-
5057). The program for April, “Stretch-R-
Size” and “Yoga Philosophy” will be pre-
tribution you make is appreciated. sented by one of our new members, Sharon Theatre Club
GOURMET: There has been quite a lot Wiener. This will be a fun program—be sure
Our first play of the new season was
of interest by new members to join the to wear comfortable clothing and bring along
“Chorus Line” on Wed., Dec. 13. We start-
Gourmet Group. At present however, the an exercise mat if you wish.
ed off on a good note.
group is at its maximum number. If you WAYS AND MEANS: The 2007 Annual
Our second play of the season will be
would like to form a second Gourmet group, House Tour will be our 30th year anniversary
please contact Dayle Thornton and she will and we are looking forward to making this “Mary Poppins,” on Wed., April 18.
be more than happy to give you some infor- extra special yet the price of the tickets will Advance word is that this will be a very hot
mation to get you started. remain the same. ticket this spring. Members wishing to sell
The Gourmet Group often goes out on We are soliciting sponsors for the homes their ticket may do so for a cost of $117.
a field day and has spaces available. If on the tour and also advertisers for the Our third play and final play of 2006-07
you would be interested in this and would Ticket/Program. If anyone needs this infor- will be “Legally Blond,” on Wed., May 9.
like to be contacted, please call Dayle at mation please contact me, Arlene Metrione at This is the musical version of the hit
(908-813-0585). 908-852-1435 or e-mail: panthervalleyar- motion picture which starred Reese
HIKING: Therese Brechbiel (908-684- firstname.lastname@example.org. Witherspoon as the lawyer who went on to
8262). Spring time has arrived! Come join We continue to look for new and excit- prove herself every bit as qualified as those
the hiking group for fun and some exercise. ing fundraising ideas that will work for our who criticized her. This play was also high-
Bring along a packed lunch and beverage. We group and appreciate having such informa- ly recommended by the Theater Group.
meet at the PVPOA office parking lot at 9:30 tion brought to our next meeting or If you have any questions about the
a.m. on Fri., April 20 (alternate date April emailed to me. coming season, please call Drew
27). If you have any questions, please call WEEKENDERS: The Weekender Calandriello at 813-1535.
Therese at the above number. Group will be dining at the Perryville Inn,
HOSPITALITY - Hostesses for the April Perryville on Sun., April 15. We will meet at Allamuchy
4 meeting are Bobbie Mues, Pat Stevenson
and Linda Van Hoorebeke. Lunch will be
the Panther Valley Post Office parking lot at
3 p.m. to carpool to the restaurant. For Historical Society
served at noon. reservations and questions, please call Jo Meeting Thurs., April 26
HOSTESSES FOR APRIL MEET- Librizzi at 908-850-4038 or Claire Prince at
ING: The hostesses for the April 4 meeting 908-850-6186. 7:30 p.m. - Town Hall
are Bobbie Mues, Pat Stevenson and Linda
LUNCH BUNCH: Two of our newest
members, JoAnne Ciccone and Sandy
Ciuccio have expressed an interest in re-
forming the Lunch Bunch group. If you are
interested, please call JoAnne at 973-691-
5957 or Sandy at 908-441-2145. MOVING AND STORAGE, INC.
MEMBERSHIP: Linda Miller (908-684- WE TAKE SPECIAL CARE IN HANDLING AND STORING YOUR VALUABLES
3566). Springtime is here and a good time to
dust off those winter cobwebs and meet your
neighbors and make new friends. Our month- No Job
ly meeting consists of a light luncheon, a Is Too
short meeting and an informative and enter- Small
taining program. You do not have to be a res-
ident of Panther Valley to join us; however, FULL
we do ask that you be a member in order to PACKING
take advantage of the many interest groups. If
you are interested in finding out more about
Friends and Neighbors, please call me at 908-
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APRIL 2007 THE PANTHER 23
Garden Club PV Men’s Club the Property Owner’s Association, at 9:30
a.m. After a half-hour of social time and a
“Garden Tea” By Russ Mallett little business, our guest speaker takes
Remember the flower pots we painted The Panther Valley Men’s Club over at 10 a.m. and completes his or her
several months ago? It’s time to use them resumes its regular meetings on April 16, remarks, and answers any questions, by
at a very special “Garden Tea Party” at at which time our Mayor, Bob Resker, 11 a.m.
Heritage House, on Mon., April 16 at 12 will address the group and answer our In January and February we had infor-
Noon. We will join together with the resi- questions. Bob is always interesting and mal breakfast meetings at the Stardust
dents of Heritage House to celebrate the informative and I urge our members, as Diner, both of which were well attended
fellowship and fun we share during our well as their spouses and neighbors, to and enjoyed. Dr. Frederiks, our
Garden Crafts program. join us. Superintendent of schools, joined us for
Following the Garden Tea, we will Our meetings our generally held on the the January breakfast.
have our regular business meeting. third Monday of April, May, September, In March we had our St. Patrick’s day
October and November at the offices of luncheon. In June we plan to attend a
baseball game at the Skylands Park and in
December we will have our popular
Spring Tea in
A Spring Tea for Mothers, Daughters,
and Friends will be held on April 28 at 1
p.m. at the Chapel on the First
Presbyterian Church of Hackettstown.
$489,000 - Gated community, beautifully The profits support local organizations
$369,000 - Lovely “Normandy” model. 3
maintained 4 BR, 2 1/2 bath colonial. including NORWESCAP, DARCC,
BR, 3 1/2 Bath. Master BR on 1st floor, Eat-
in-Kitchen, FP in LR w/ French doors to Features crown moulding, hrdwd flrs, newer Special Olympics, and others. A light
patio, laundry room, double cedar closets in carpet, lg. master suite, walk-in closet, over- lunch will be served, followed by
garage. Gated community - tennis, golf, pool. sized 2 car gar., full basement, large patio + desserts, chocolates, and a variety of teas.
sunroom. Move right into the beautifully The Spring Tea includes door prizes, table
favors, and unique gifts and baked goods
for sale. Well-behaved ladies and gentle-
men of all ages are welcome. Tickets are
$20/adults and $10/children 12 and
younger. Tickets must be ordered in
advance from 908-813-3184 or Susan
S Allamuchy Senior
By Ric Henderson
$212,000 - Beautiful 1 BR + loft. 1 1/2 $122,000 - Super studio in Panther Valley. Okay, Spring is here and it is time to
Bath, 1-car garage. Brand new carpet, all Beautiful hardwood floors, updated kitchen shake off the dust, or rust, or whatever
appliances included. Freshly painted with new appliances, new Anderson bay may have gathered during your winter
throughout. Quick closing possible. window, sliders to privacy patio. Easy access hibernation. This month’s meeting is the
Absolutely move-in condition. A must see! to Rt. 80.
one that you have been waiting for. The
white elephant swap party will be the pro-
www.stanudellrealtors.com • email@example.com gram immediately following a brief busi-
Hope Office ness session.
PO Box 44 • Corner of Rt. 521 & High St. Suggestions were made at the February
(908) 459-4123 • Fax (908) 459-5952 meeting to make changes to our club that
would require being placed into the form
of motions at the March meeting. A sug-
gestion to change the meeting day was
PO Box 53 • 50 Rt. 94
NOT put into the form of a motion. The
(908) 362-5551 • Fax (908) 362-7457
suggestion to change the meeting time
24 THE PANTHER APRIL 2007
was also NOT put into the form of a Knowlton and heard a presentation by the get to know computer language and how to
motion. Therefore, no action was taken on Warren County sheriff’s department on per- talk to them (#*&@+# computers!).
these two suggestions. A suggestion to sonal safety, fraud and scams. Also Sheriff Membership dues remain at $10 and
require a minimum attendance to partici- Simonetti personally spoke about the new are now payable for the year 2007. For
pate in club subsidized events was placed lifesaver program for alzheimer's patients those who haven’t heard: if you have had
into the form of a motion requiring attend- and their caregivers. If you would like more 90 or more birthdays, or turn 90 in 2007,
ing two (2) business meetings per calendar information on this program that safeguards you will be an honorary member and will
year. The picnic meeting and annual din- alzheimer's patients, contact the Warren not pay dues.
ner meeting were not to be considered as County sheriff’s office in Belvidere. Join us at Town Hall on the second
business meetings. This motion was sec- Planned for the May meeting will be a Friday of each month (except July and
onded and placed to a vote and was passed presentation on computers and seniors and December), meetings start at 10 a.m. We
into the bylaws (standing rules) with 52 how they work together. Or, how they are anxious to meet you. Will you join us?
members present and voting. should work together and how you can Be an OWL! Older, Wiser, Lively, Senior!
As this article goes to press, trips are accomplish succeeding with trying. At least
being investigated to visit Matterhorn
Gardens & Brotherhood Winery,
Drumthwacket & Princeton Art Museum,
Kykuit Mansion & Pepsico Sculpture
Garden, Sight and Sound Theater & Amish
Farm Market, Hunterdon Hills Playhouse
and Westchester Broadway Theater plus a
few more. At the March meeting
Matterhorn Gardens & Brotherhood
Winery was selected for the first trip. A date
in late May is now being arranged. Details
will be announced at the April meeting and
reservations can be made at that time.
Five of our members attended the
Warren Council of Seniors meeting held in
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Underarm . . . . . . . . . $99
Bikini Line . . . . . . . $149
Lower Legs . . . . . . . $299
Chin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $99
Sideburns . . . . . . . . . $99
Upper Lip . . . . . . . . . $99
Additional Laser Treatments
Rosacea . . . . . . . . . . $149
Acne . . . . . . . . . . . . . $149
Panther Valley Mall
908.852.0107 Skin Rejuvenation
for Face & Body
Free Laser Skin Test
First Treatment 50% OFF
APRIL 2007 THE PANTHER 25
A p r i l H e re & T h e re
DAY TRIPS American Cancer Society
To find out more about attending or volun-
Gethsemane Lutheran Church
409 E. Baldwin Street, Hackettstown, NJ
Pax Amicus Castle Theatre teering at these and other events and pro- 852-21561
www.castletheatre.com - www.paxamicus.com grams, please call 1-800-ACS-2345
23 Lake Shore Drive, Budd Lake, NJ 07828 Hackettstown Baptist Church
- (973) 691-2100.
RELIGIOUS NEWS 916 Route 517, Hackettstown • 852-6577
Pastor Alan Parker
Breakpoint Community Church Jewish Center of Northwest NJ
Blair Academy 55 Newburgh Rd. (Between Rt. 57 & Youman’s Ave., Washington, NJ - 689-0762
Info & Ticket Reservation call Schooley’s Mtn. Rd) • 852-6940
(908) 362-6121 ext. 5682
Jewish Center of Sussex County
Church of the Assumption 13 Washington Street, Newton, NJ
Centenary Stage Co. 305 High Street, Hackettstown. 852-3320 973-383-4570
400 Jefferson St., Hackettstown -
Box Office: 908-979-0900 Church of the Covenant Panther Valley Ecumenical Church
319 Blau Road, Hackettstown • 850-8910 1490 Route 517, Hackettstown, NJ
www.opc.org/local/covenant 852-5444 - 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily •
COMMUNITY SERVICES Emmanuel Bible Church
Reverend Dr. Mary Lou Howson
Open AA Big Book Meeting Corner of Rt. 24 & Pleasant Grove Rd., Schooley’s Mountain Presbyterian
Mondays - 6-7 p.m. Open AA Big Book Schooley’s Mtn. - Hackettstown - 852-7305
Meeting in Conference Room at http://users.nac.net/emmanuelbiblechurch Church
Hackettstown Regional Medical Center. All PO Box 33, Heath Lane & 12 Pleasant
First Presbyterian Church Grove Rd., Schooley’s Mtn., NJ 07870
298 Main Street, Hackettstown - 852-4011 908-852-2910
Rev. Jeff M. Archer
St. James Episcopal Church
214 Washington St., Hackettstown
852-3968 Rev. Cathy L. Deats, Rector
Pleasant Hill Road, Flanders, NJ
Tranquility United Methodist Church
5 Kennedy Road., Tranquility - 852-0218.
Trinity United Methodist Church
213 Main St., Hackettstown - 852-3020
Frank Fowler III, Ph.D., Sr. Pastor
Joseph McCarthy, M. Div., Assoc. Pastor
Waterloo United Methodist Church
Waterloo Village Rd., Byram Twp., NJ
(973) 347-7900 •
Rev. David L. Jones
Western Hills Christian Church
40 Kennedy Rd., Tranquility • 908-850-8081
Ken Taylor, Minister • firstname.lastname@example.org
26 THE PANTHER APRIL 2007
Allamuchy Township News BECOME A
Allamuchy-Green The Squad is totally volunteer, no pay,
no bonuses, but a lot of satisfaction and a
First Aid Squad thank you ever so often. No experience
needed, we will provide training.
Needs your Help! If you would like information about
I would like to thank all the residents joining the Squad please go to our web
of Allamuchy for their generous contribu- site: www.95rescue.org or call me at 973-
tions to our annual fund drive. 579-2567
Let me give you a little history of our Lou Caruso, Captain
squad. We were established in 1971 by res-
idents from Allamuchy and Green
Townships. Our first location was a one-car
garage located at a residence on Allamuchy
Johnsonburg Road, in Allamuchy. Our sec-
ond home was a two-car garage located Classic Designs, LLC...
behind the Still Restaurant (Pub 199) in
Green Township. In 1980 we purchased
land on Maple Lane in Green Township
and built our present building.
The area we cover is approximately 45 When Remodeling is so easy...
Square miles and consists of approximate-
ly 7400 residents. Let our Professional Staff Team
We respond to calls in Allamuchy,
Green and a portion of Frelinghuysen Design You Your Own
Townships, which includes about 8 miles NEW Remodeled Home!
of Route 80. We also respond to our neigh-
boring towns for mutual aid if needed. • Decks & Patios • All Season Patios
Last year we responded to 533 calls, • Screened Porches • Kitchens
219 in Allamuchy, 204 in Green, 80 in
Frelinghuysen and 30 Mutual aid. • Basements • Bathrooms
We traveled 9535 miles and spent 1625 • Painting • Family Rooms
man-hours on calls, this does not include
training. • Floors
We have Two Ambulances, and a res-
cue vehicle. Licensed Plumber
As of this date we have purchased all of On Staff
our equipment including ambulances.
Hopefully this will change in the future. We’re Only A Phone Call Away
Our annual budget to operate is approxi- To Your New
mately $80,000. REMODELED HOME…
During the day our surrounding mutual
aid squads, and we have a limited number
of personnel available to respond to calls.
Because of this it is difficult for us to trans-
port patients to out of area hospitals. The
request to go to an out of area hospital will
depend on the patient’s illness or the need
for a trauma center.
$100 Off $200 Off $500 Off
The Township of Allamuchy is planning
Any Deck (300 sq. ft.) Any Deck (500 sq. ft.) Any Deck (1000 sq. ft.)
to build a sub-station for us next to the fire-
house on Alphano Road. The Mayor and (908) (908) (908)
Council has been putting money aside to 637-8900 637-8900 637-8900
help us purchase a new ambulance to be
placed in this building. We welcome the With Coupon Only. Cannot be With Coupon Only. Cannot be With Coupon Only. Cannot be
combined with other offers. combined with other offers. combined with other offers.
new house and the new ambulance, howev- Present coupon at time of estimate. Present coupon at time of estimate. Present coupon at time of estimate.
er we are in need of new members.
APRIL 2007 THE PANTHER 27
Egg Hunt At Green
The Allamuchy Township Volunteer
Fire Department Auxiliary is sponsoring
Bike & Poker Run News
The Allamuchy Township Volunteer
an Easter Egg Hunt for Allamuchy resi-
dents at Green Acres Park (off Alphano Fire Department is sponsoring a Bike & Preliminary
Road near the Panther Valley rear gate) on Poker Run Fundraiser on Saturday, May
19 (rain or shine date for BBQ is May
Saturday, April 7, at 1 p.m. Bring the
family and enjoy the spring afternoon 20). Registration at Tramontin Harley Budget
Davidson from 9 to 11 a.m. Bikers $20, The annual Allamuchy Township School
with your neighbors.
Passengers $15. Includes coffee and Election day is Tues., April 17 from 2 - 9
donuts, scenic ride through Warren and
Bunny Breakfast Sussex Counties, Billy Cramer & Crew’s
p.m. at the Municipal Building. We sincere-
ly hope that all of you will take the time to
At The Firehouse Famous Chicken BBQ, The Crosseyed
Cats (southern rock band), prizes for best
vote for your school and for the children
who attend it. This is especially important
The Allamuchy Township Volunteer three poker hands, plus door prizes and this year as we are beginning to be recog-
Fire Department is hosting an all-you- vendors. A 50/50 raffle will also avail- nized as one of the more innovative and pro-
can-eat breakfast with the Easter Bunny able. Non-bikers welcome for BBQ at the gressive schools in the County and State, as
on Saturday, March 31, from 8 a.m. to 12 Firehouse (284 Alphano Road) $15. Call was reported on page one of the New Jersey
noon. The cost is $7 per person; children Vince at 908-917-7697 or Shawn at 908- Section of the Star Ledger on February 25.
under 5 are free. The breakfast will be 966-5211 for more information. Equally important is that our creative
held at the Firehouse (next to the and forward looking actions over the past
Municipal Building) at 284 Alphano year are paying dividends. Consider the
Road. Call 908-850-4850 for more infor- facts as they stand now: the preliminary pro-
mation. Please mark your calendar now posed 2007-2008 budget increase equates to
and support your local volunteers! .0216 cents per $100 of assessed valuation
significantly lower than many other districts
in Warren County; the impact is an annual
increase of $22 for a house assessed at
$100,000 and $65 for a house assessed at
Custom built $300,000; and this figure could well be
lower as the increase in rateables that have
cabinetry is a luxury been used in the calculation do not include
assessments for buildings in the Old Farm
you can afford...and Village community on Alphano Road. If
these rateables are calculated prior to the
an investment you issuance of the new tax bills, the tax impact
will be less than stated herein. In short, the
can’t afford to pass up. above is a “worst case” scenario.
The 2007/08 general fund budget has
Designers Pete Stefan and Tom Clark, CKD increased 5.01 percent over 2006/07.
are the team you can trust to transform the However, the tax rate has increased only
kitchen or bathroom of your dreams into a 2.16 percent. This reduction is a direct
reality you can afford. With over 40 years result of some of the initiatives that your
Board of Education and the School
of experience and complete project manage-
Administration have taken and which are
ment services, choosing Happ's means detailed below. First and foremost, however,
making a wise decision about your it is necessary to look at the cost require-
remodeling or new construction project. ments as compared with last year.
Contact us for a free pamphlet “10 Things The 5.01 percent increase in the budget
You Should Know Before Remodeling Your was a result of the following facts. State
Kitchen or Bath.” Aide has increased after 6 years (3 percent),
but the net gain was only $21,666. Indeed,
State Aide still only accounts for only 10.06
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percent of our needs. Federal Aide remains
973-729-4787 flat and amounts to only 2.25 percent of our
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posed General Fund Budget. This is a “line percent, resulting in a net 8 percent savings our students with the requisite materials and
item” over which we have no control. in this budget area. Additionally, we expect textbooks. We have added interscholastic
Additionally, Special Education costs con- to generate, at least, $14,000 in revenues sports and academic competitions that
tinue to escalate. It is estimated to increase from providing transportation service to increase the scope and value of the educa-
by 3.91 percent during the coming year. other districts. Accordingly, we have tional experience for the students. This in
Special education, which is mandated by included that as revenue, lowering the tax turn enhances the value to and the commu-
law, accounts for, approximately, 11 percent impact. To the extent that we do better, as nity at large. We have also undertaken sev-
of our required general fund. This line item we expect to do, the additional revenue will eral maintenance projects including repair-
is of particular concern because one never be a tax offset in future years. ing a catch basin that has collapsed, a bath-
knows what new special education require- The aforementioned relationship with room that is outdated, and the slate roof on
ments might be needed by those moving Green Township is also expected to gener- the old wing that is in serious need of repair.
into the Township. And, the costs of service ate savings due to both “economies of We have also taken a pro-active approach
are extraordinarily high. scale” and “shared service.” While many of by replacing our gym floor which is at the
Other increases are in staff salaries and these hoped for synergies have not been end of its expected life cycle. We have done
in health care costs which we have estimat- solidified as of yet, the net positive impact all this while keeping the tax increases
ed at 3.9 percent and 7 percent, respective- will be felt in future years. As for the cur- among the lowest in the County and the
ly. The former is in line with the CPI index rent budget, we are so confident that we will State. But, we’re not done! What about the
for 2006 and the latter represents a signifi- both save costs and generate additional rev- leasing of the Villa Madonna Mansion and
cant reduction from years past wherein the enues that we have used 30 percent of our the vacant field that we own on
cost increases were in the 10 percent to 11 “surplus” funds to lower the tax impact in Johnsonburg Road?
percent range. We have a great and dedicat- 2007/08. First let’s consider the school owned
ed negotiation team that has spent numer- Costs have increased 5.01 percent, but property next to the current school building.
ous hours with Horizon Blue Cross to the net change in the tax rate is significant- We are in discussions with Centenary
achieve this remarkable result. It is, howev- ly lower. Moreover, we have kept the class College to lease a portion of the property for
er, still an increase. size low which provides our children with a possible athletic fields. The revenue
We noted earlier that we were both inno- significant advantage relative to other received annually will go to tax relief. As
vative and progressive and that is why the Districts. This, in turn, is a positive for real for the Mansion, Centenary and a YMCA
proposed tax increase is less than the cost estate values. We continue to revise our core consortium consisting of the Morris Central
increases dictate. First and foremost, effec- curriculum as necessary and have provided Continued on page 30
tive February 1, Dr Tim Frederiks is the
CSA of both Allamuchy and Green
Township. This is an innovative approach
that is unique within the State, and produces
More Photos from Dr. Seuss
a net savings to the taxpayers of 21 percent
of total Administrative costs. We also took
an innovative approach with Transportation
last year by entering into a lease/purchase
for our own buses. As a result, we not only
avoided a 4 percent increase in transporta-
tion for next year, but reduced the cost 4
Kindergarten orientation will be held
on Friday, April 20 at 12:45 p.m. at the
Allamuchy Elementary School. Parents
will be given a presentation of school
programs. Future kindergarten students
will visit our kindergarten room and See story and full
have a school bus ride. Any child who
will be five years of age on or before color photographs
October 1, 2007 is eligible for entrace.
Children must have registration com- on page 18!
pleted before April 17. Registration
packets are available in the school
office or call Mrs. Turoczy at 852-1894
ext. 106 for additional details.
APRIL 2007 THE PANTHER 29
‘Budget’ Click Here to find documents, pictures and
music stored on your computer. You
Continued from page 29
By Charles Bihler can also save the results of a search
and West Morris “Y’s” are in the final as a virtual folder. For instance, all
stages of working out a lease/purchase for Why You Want pictures from 2006 no matter where
the entire property. In fact, they have asked they physically are on your comput-
for a Community Meeting scheduled for Windows Vista er or how many folders they are
April 12th to get input on the kinds of serv- Last month, I wrote about some of spread across will be accessible
ices and programs that the community the risks of upgrading to Windows from one folder if you save it as a
would like them to offer at the Villa Vista. However, Vista has many bene- search.
Mansion facility. You will hear more about fits as well. If you’re buying a new
this in the coming weeks. As for the budget computer or have the right hardware • Better Security: Internet Explorer
impact of this development, revenue for an upgrade, here are some reasons 7 runs in a protected mode not
received will go towards tax relief. you might want to try Windows Vista: available in the Windows XP ver-
In summary, we have been very busy • Runs faster: On a computer that sion of IE 7. This means that
trying to both raise funds and contain has 1 - 2 GB of RAM and good ATI Internet Explorer is “walled off”
costs while adding value to the communi- or NVIDIA video card, Windows from the rest of the system, so if a
ty and insuring that our children have the Vista will run faster than Windows virus or spy-ware tries to run in
best education possible. We have made XP. Start-up and shut-down take Internet Explorer, it can not infect
progress and we are on the verge of mak- only seconds thanks to new power the rest of the system. Windows
ing significant ground breaking progress. management features supported on Vista also includes a feature where
This progress would not have been possi- most recent computers. the system asks your permission to
ble without the active participation of continue before allowing a program
many of you. You deserve to share in our • Instant search: Search is built in to access parts of your system that it
success, both now and in the future. We to the Vista Start Menu, Windows would be dangerous for a virus or
are fast becoming the envy of many in the Explorer and Windows Mail. You spy-ware to access. You can grant
State and the end is not yet in sight. We can use search to narrow down the permission if you know that some-
hope you agree and will join us on the list of programs in the start menu to thing you just intentionally did trig-
17th to vote for your community and the what you are looking for, to find
children within. emails stored on your computer or Continued on page 32
A LLAMUCHY P RIDE By Amanda Aussems
How long have you lived in Allamuchy Do you have a favorite memory of your time
Township? in school?
All of my life—58 years One of my favorite memories was when we first
What was the Allamuchy Township School started doing interscholastic sports. We did not have
like when you attended? any real football fields so we played in the cow pas-
My school was the old building of the school now tures. We played flag football, against Budd Lake and
(the preschool rooms.) We did departmentalize (switch we beat them. That was fun. We also played some soft-
for some classes). There were only about 100 children. ball.
Bill Cramer has lived in The cafeteria was the multi purpose room and the pre- What personal accomplishment are you most
Allamuchy Township all of school rooms were the kindergarten rooms. proud of?
his life. His daughter and Who was your favorite teacher? What was I am proud of our education system in Allamuchy
three sons have all attended your favorite subject? and that I am able to be a part of the school. I sat on
My favorite teacher was Mr. Rhodes; he made math the Allamuchy Board of Education when my children
School, as have many of his attended the school. I am presently serving on the
lots of fun for me.
nieces and nephews. Board because I believe in the school’s accomplish-
What years did you attend school at ATS? ments and its students. I am also proud to have
I entered Allamuchy as a kindergartener in 1954 worked, as a high way road supervisor, for the state of
and graduated in 1963. After graduating from New Jersey for 36 years.
Allamuchy, I attended Hackettstown High School
Do you have any special advice for
Allamuchy students today?
Amanda Aussems Appreciate what you have and strive very hard to
Amanda Aussems is a 7th grader at Allamuchy
get a good education. We have a great system here so
Township School. She is the vice-president of her class
and runs cross-country for the school.
we should be thankful.
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• New programs: Windows Vista
‘Click Here’ Home Premium (recommend for
Continued from page 30 most home users) and Ultimate
come with new programs, like a
gered the alert or deny permission if
Photo Gallery, a Calendar and a
you think a virus or spy-ware may
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By Jim Brennan your back. Windows Defender is • It just looks cool: Windows Vista
also built in to help keep spy-ware displays desktop icons, backgrounds
off your system. and other elements of the user inter-
Very soon you will see a great many
people wearing red every Friday. The rea- face at higher resolutions than is
• Better control over audio volume:
son? Americans who support our troops possible under earlier versions, so
In Windows XP and earlier, if you
used to be called the “silent majority.” We everything looks crisper and sharp-
cranked up the volume for music,
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the other computer sounds, like new
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email notifications or that annoying
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sound that Windows uses to tell you
majority of America supports our troops. color scheme.
have made a mistake, were also
If every one of us who loves this coun- cranked up. If you forgot to turn
try will share this with acquaintances, If you are interested in any of these
down the volume when done listen- features and your computer meets the
coworkers, friends and family, it will not ing to music, a loud Windows sound
be long before the USA is covered in red requirements, Windows Vista is defi-
could go off, which can be startling nitely for you.
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‘Minutes’ Continued from page 20 funds for a particular village are not really divided
into categories; for the sake of determining how
and selling within the community, and the residents
not being aware of maintenance responsibilities,
asked to do so. much money is to be put into reserves, the Board that realtors should advise any potential purchasers
Mr. Miller noted that the minutes of the October will categorize the reserve elements. Mr. Byrd fur- of those responsibilities. Mr. Stokoe responded the
and December Board meetings are on the Panther ther stated that reserve monies cannot be used for responsibility is one of the attorney’s, not the real-
Valley website, but November’s do not appear. maintaining or replacing exclusive use walkways, tor.
With regard to the Quail decks, Mr. Miller stat- decks, driveways, etc. in Mr. Miller’s village. Any Mr. Ric Henderson, 7 Raven Drive, asked if the
ed that from what he has heard at the Board level monies the residents of his village pay go toward new phone system has Caller ID. Mr. Byrd respond-
and also from residents, it sounds to him as if the the items that the village documents delineate as ed affirmatively.
residents will be paying for all or part of the deck items which the Association has to repair and main- 12. Board Member Items
replacement. Mr. Byrd responded that residents tain. Mr. Byrd noted that if there is money for an
February 24 at 10 a.m. was established as the
always pay. Mr. Miller next said that he thought exclusive use component, those funds will be put in
date and time for the management Workshop.
decks were a reserve item. Mr. Byrd stated that other components, thereby serving to reduce any
even if there is a deck reserve, the residents pay for increases. Mr. Young stated that the Board has 13. Adjournment
it through their coupon; the maintenance require- authorized the legal review of each of the village Mr. Guidette made a motion to adjourn the
ment for decks in that village and at least one other documents in order to let residents know what com- meeting. Mr. Schmelter seconded the motion and it
comes from the residents, it is not a reserve item. ponents they are responsible for. carried unanimously. The Board adjourned to
Mr. Dunlap stated that contributions to the reserve Mr. Folz suggested that, with all the purchasing Executive Session at 9:30 p.m.
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