What Would You Improve in Wyckoff in 2013?

If you could make a New Year's resolution for your town, what would it be?

More than 45 percent of Americans make a resolution every year, according to statisticbrain.com. Some people vow to live a healthier lifestyle, others promise to spend more time with family, and many say they will try to save money.

As millions of Americans make resolutions to improve their lives, what could we do right here in Wyckoff to make it an even better place to live?

There's been a lot of talk about park land, future development, recent crime in the township, politics, small business. 

What is on your Wyckoff wish list? What would you improve in 2013? What would you change?

Tell us in the comment section below or blog about why you love living here!

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Ann January 01, 2013 at 03:26 AM
More trees in front of Boulder Run on Franklin Ave. would be a great improvement.
Chris January 01, 2013 at 04:28 PM
Remember when towns put up elaborate decorations for the holidays? Lights strung across streets and such? Most towns I drive through still do something even if its a simple wreath on street lamps lit up at night. Wyckoff? Sadly not much. A few round green balls on street lights that are rather ugly and a half hearted attempt at best. It used to be great driving through towns this time of year and seeing the festive decorations and Wyckoff is essentially dark. This is not a faith or beliefs issue, it's just about bringing some warmth to our town during this festive time of year for all to enjoy.
Q January 01, 2013 at 07:02 PM
Townspeople who would resolve to vote into public service those persons who would most likely strive to improve our town without also striving to improve, through their public service, their own business or personal contact roster.
Joseph F. MacDougall January 01, 2013 at 07:08 PM
Traffic needs study and improvement.
NLTITAN January 01, 2013 at 11:04 PM
Have EVERYONE on the Township Commitee have a term as Mayor!!! Otherwise, spend some money and ELECT A MAYOR. Too many things have gone wrong in Wyckoff - BOULDER RUN LOW INCOME espeically!. I still only see two lights on in those apartments. Not let issues go on and on like Shop Rite and the CHCC. Wake up people - are taxes are paying for this! What about the issue of Wyckoff with Ridgewood Water? That's been at least 3 years!!!!!
John Margroff January 01, 2013 at 11:19 PM
Our Township Committee needs to be more conservative and have the fortitude to say no to various intersest groups in town. Those running for election in town needs to have experience serving on various committees in town. The current selction of mayor is good and more towns need to use same system for a more amooth running township committee.
hurley January 02, 2013 at 12:36 AM
the "town fathers"- SAVING the tax payer $100.000 by cutting the garbage pick-up to once a week , is a real joke and slay in the face. There approx. 6700 households in wyckoff - this saving amounts to approx. $20.00 per household. where is the saving? the town fathers will raise the taxes,anyway. Also , how about a revaluation in town - Kike most of the surrounding towns
Patricia Booth January 02, 2013 at 02:52 PM
I would love to be able to actually vote for mayor before I move, die, or lose my wits. I don't see the democratic principle working here when the Township Committee simply appoint and reappoint their own members.
Wyckoff Man January 02, 2013 at 05:16 PM
One thing that should be done immediately is to stop people from making a left onto Franklin out of Boulder Run. We need to force people to exit onto Godwin. This makes common sense and would ease some traffic problems on Franklin. I also agree that everyone should have a turn as Mayor if those are the rules.
MER January 02, 2013 at 05:17 PM
I would like to see a townwide revaluation of all properties. This was last done before the housing bubble burst.
NLTITAN January 03, 2013 at 03:26 PM
Are you kidding me? That's all that needs improvement in Wyckoff is more trees in front of Boulder Run?????????????
JR January 03, 2013 at 03:37 PM
Linda, I see your New Year's resolution was obviously not to stop basing your positions on blatant lies. Once again, Wyckoff was required to permit low income housing to satisfy state requirements. In addition, changing a local public entity's system of governance is not as easy as spending "some money". There is a statutory process that must be followed. Start living in reality.
Wisdom January 05, 2013 at 01:54 PM
With all the recent police blotter material, people are concerned about turning left, planting trees and their garbage picked up only once a week. Try this. Go a different way (since you know there will be congestion), cut down more threatening trees before the next storm and rejoice in the once a week recycle pickup. WAAAAAHHHHHH!
Wisdom January 05, 2013 at 01:56 PM
The Lazy Susan form of gov't is there for a reason. Control.
Diane January 08, 2013 at 02:06 PM
Something needs to be done at the intersection of Main Street and Franklin Ave by the railroad. It is impossible on most day at all times of the day to get out of that street making a left. A light or something needs to be implemented.
Diane January 08, 2013 at 02:07 PM
I agree with Wyckoff Man on this also.
Cathleen Cahn January 08, 2013 at 03:25 PM
How about creating a recreation center where we can go without having to pay a fee. Some towns have centers that offer: Gyms, Game Room, Multipurpose Room, Locker Rooms, Kitchen (where you might schedule an event),Basketball (Indoor), Basketball (Outdoor), Volleyball, Softball, Baseball, Soccer, Playground and a comfortable music/dance room where children can socialize, parents can drop off or stick around and work out themselves.


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