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New Rules For Chickens, Massage Parlors Could Come Wednesday

Council also scheduled to vote on turning Valhalla Way into a one-way street.

The town is scheduled to vote on three ordinances at a public meeting Wednesday.

The first ordinance so that four hens could be kept on properties that are at least 10,000 square feet in size. The town currently allows up to 25 hens to be kept on a property that is two acres or larger.

Resident Victor Alfieri has so more people can take advantage of what he says are the “many wonderful things” hens have to offer. Alfieri has three hens living in a pen in his backyard.

“I think the town has lagged behind with regards to sustainability,” Alfieri previously said. “This ordinance is a great start to helping make Wayne a more sustainable place to live.”

Another ordinance pertaining to massage parlors and masseuses.

The ordinance would require that massage therapists be licensed by the township, submit to a background check and be fingerprinted. Therapists’ permits must be displayed “in an open and prominent place” in the establishment.

Massage parlors would be held to stricter standards of cleanliness.

The third ordinance would between the eastern most intersection of Valhalla and Surrey heading to Hamburg Turnpike.

Drivers would be prohibited from turning left onto Valhalla Way from Hamburg Turnpike. Drivers make the turn throughout the day as a way of avoiding a jughandle on Hamburg Turnpike.

“It’s turned a quite, residential neighborhood into a raceway,” said Councilwoman Nadine Bello, who is sponsoring the legislation.

Vehicles also cut through Valhalla and Surrey Drive to get to Jackson Avenue, which connects to Black Oak Ridge Road and Route 23.

Drivers often speed through the quite neighborhood throughout the day, which is located near .

The Competitive Cheerleading team will also be honored for recently.

The council meeting begins at 8 p.m. It will be broadcast on cable channel 77 and online.

Justice April 04, 2012 at 12:44 PM
Whereas I wholeheartedly agree with no access to Valhalla from the Hamburg Turnpike, I feel that extra effort needs to be made to re-open the left-turn access from Hamburg to Squad. Valhalla was never meant to be a thoroughfare, especially with the hill prior to the next intersection (Surrey), which is virtually a blind spot with potential tragic consequences. The jug-handle at Jackson and Hamburg does not allow an adequate stream of vehicles to cross which is the main reason that drivers turn left at Squad to get to Jackson (the main cross through from Hamburg to Black Oak Ridge). The next legal left will be prior to the next light (between the law office buildings) which still presents the problem of the "Surrey development" becoming the new thoroughfare. Consequently, the final legal left from Hamburg to Black Oak Ridge is the light just past Mr. Burke's oil change business. It presents an extreme hardship in case of emergencies for residents who live within the new "triangle" of Hamburg/Jackson/Black Oak Ridge Rd. I trust that whoever is responsible for the illegal left turn at Squad will have it reversed as soon as possible, as it is an emergent situation.
Joe videodummy April 04, 2012 at 02:58 PM
Valhalla should be closed to traffic (completely) at the intersection of Hamburg Turnpike. That will eliminate any possibility of an accident. The use of any signs prohibiting a "no left turn" or "wrong way" or "do not enter" will cause unsuspecting motorists to stop on Hamburg Turnpike - resulting in accidents. Residents haven't seen how the jug-handle will preform during flooding or snow storms yet, since we haven't had either since it's was open. Without this type of impact study, we may find that an accident at the intersection of the jug handle will cripple traffic in both directions without any outlets to use as an alternate travel. If Wayne Hills Mall was fully functional like it was in the early 80's, none of the new jug handles would be adequet to handle the traffic the mall created, especially with the new center divider in place and Berdan avenue becoming a one lane road. With this in mind, making Valhalla a "one way" is doing doing nothing more than adding to the poor planning that is already in place. A simple tug on the wrong string and the Wayne Hills/ Preakness commerical mecca is going to be one big knot of disarray. Vote: "Close the Valhalla intersection to traffic in both directions". Save a Life.
Kathy Millar April 04, 2012 at 05:42 PM
Excuse me, but as a Licensed Massage Therapist with over 1,000 hours of education, I take exception to the term "massage parlor." Massage parlor is a euphamism for "whorehouse," and that type of business is illegal in the state of New Jersey. We are regulated under the NJ State Board of Nursing, and are legitimate practitioners. The problem arises when someone who is NOT licensed by the state uses our chosen profession as a cover for illegal activity. I believe THAT's what the new Wayne Township regulations are about, aren't they? To weed out that type of activity? Please note that there is a world of difference between a legitimate "Massage Therapy Practice" and a "Massage Parlor."
Justice April 04, 2012 at 06:36 PM
I don't understand the following as it is totally illogical: 1) massage parlors are illegal 2) township of Wayne wants to charge for massage parlors 3) then the township of Wayne would be taking part in an illegal activity if it starts to charge for massage parlors 4) township of Wayne would need to be arrested for endorsing massage parlors Furthermore, if you have already paid to the State of NJ for your license as a Massage Therapist, why would you pay another fee to the township of Wayne. In essence, that becomes double taxation (oops, it is called a fee). Can someone explain this inconsistency to me?
Jessica Brody April 04, 2012 at 06:37 PM
Kathy It's appalling to target Therapist's that provide a service to any community. It doesn't matter if their phyical, massage, or provide counceling. Just the fact that the town would make one get a license, and not the other is prejudice. If they want to make laws, they should reguire that all business owners that have an office or store should have to register, be finger-printed and submit to a backgound check. They should also reguire all public officals in the township submit to the same laws as "business owners". Our counsel continues to point fingers at everyone but themselves, acting a though they are higher than the laws that they create, pass, and amend. If we're going to raise the bar, then let's raise the whole bar at once and hold everyone accountable to the same law.
Justice April 04, 2012 at 06:58 PM
Jessica, well said. We already had a convicted felon. How many more are hiding in the closets????? How about the son of the person that owes the township close to $200,000. Where is the FBI now??????? They didn't finish the job that they started with Messercola....
speed racer April 05, 2012 at 12:04 AM
re valhalla - if it is an enforcement issue regarding speeding, why are we not enforcing the speed limit rather than subjecting everyone to addition regulation, something republican's (conservatives) are supposed to be against.
Neighbor April 05, 2012 at 01:18 AM
Why is the one way Not from Tudor lane to Valhalla way? That is the only way to stop the cut thru. Otherwise you are putting it on Surrey drive then what? The decision has to benefit both blocks. Who is deciding this? Also squad place needs the no left changed the block has commercial real estate it would make too much sense to have cars use that instead.
the dude April 05, 2012 at 03:11 AM
Pit Bull Stupe.... "I'm from California" Well that certainly explains your major malfuction. Can you say "Travis Bickle" ?
Justice April 05, 2012 at 07:43 AM
the dude....what are you talking about??????

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