Candidates for promotion to sergeant would not need a degree, but college credits would count equally compared to experience at a rate of 32 credits to three years of experience. Sergeants act as shift supervisors but are "not part of the command structure," according to Councilman Peter Grefrath.
New signs advise field users that they should evacuate and "use common sense" if the alarm sounds, but Birkner said he believed officials should set a policy or pass a new law requiring people at the fields to evacuate when the alarm sounds.
Officials won't consider neighbors' concerns about flooding during a hearing for a 37-home development on the border of Hillsdale and Washington Township.
Caliber Builders, Inc. plans to build an age-restricted development on a wooded Ell Road property, just off Pascack Road. The Hillsdale Planning Board gave them preliminary approval in 2008 and,after several years in court, they are now seeking a final approval.
The flooding issue has already been dealt with in depth during previous hearings, board attorney Harold Ritvo said.