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Ridgewood Village Council Regular Public Meeting Agenda

 VILLAGE OF RIDGEWOOD VILLAGE COUNCIL REGULAR PUBLIC MEETING JULY 17, 2019


 8:00 P.M.   1.Call to Order – Mayor 2.Statement of Compliance with the Open Public  Meetings Act 3.Roll Call – Village Clerk 4.Flag Salute and Moment of Silence 5.Acceptance of Financial Reports 6.Approval of Minutes 7.Proclamations  NONE
8.  Comments from the Public (Not to exceed 3 minutes per person – 40 minutes in total) 9.Village Manager’s Report 10.Village Council Reports

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The Village of Ridgewood Has Installed New Parking Kiosks on North Broad Street

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Ridgewood NJ, the Village has installed new parking kiosks on North Broad Street (on the Dunkin Donuts side), which use a touch screen.  We are hoping that this will make it easier for those parking to be able to pay at the kiosk, as it is more intuitive.   In the next couple of weeks, the kiosk on the train station side of North Broad Street will also have a touch screen.  

Below is a video of how to use the new touch screen kiosk. 
http://www.ridgewoodnj.net/village-info/2644-new-kiosk-instructional-video

The Village is also placing the video on the Village website.  

Questions and comments : Heather A. Mailander Village Manager/Village Clerk Village of Ridgewood 131 North Maple Ave. Ridgewood, NJ  07451 hmailander@ridgewoodnj.net 201-670-5500 ext. 203- Phone 201-652-7623 – Fax

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Promoter of High Density Housing Complains Village is Being Ruined?

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“An open letter to the Village Council re the news that the Gap is closing:

Anne Taylor gone. Jos. Banks, gone. Now the Gap closing. Empty storefronts. Potholed Streets. Vanity and wasteful projects that don’t seem to end. Indirect taxes on the rise. A parking situation that is a joke. On, and on, and on….

When will you have the decency and intellectual honesty to admit the damage you are causing to our beloved town?

Rurik Halaby”

Ridgewood NJ, just a reminder Mr. Halaby was a huge supporter of the Aronsohn administration and its sell out to developers , ringing the central business district with high density housing . The high density housing and the impending increase in residents , traffic and parking will lead to a need for an increase in public safety personnel, road construction, parking, water  , sewage and school construction . That means the consequence of allowing over development will be that taxes will continue to spiral upwards driving more people from the Village and your property values will continue to be depressed .

Mr Halaby was also part of the group that wanted to clear cut Schedler Park and build a turf baseball field .

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Car Stolen on Woodside Ave in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, this is being reported on many Ridgewood related Facebook pages, “One of my neighbors asked me to share this news. Their car was stolen last night from their driveway on Woodside Avenue. The car was parked around 9:40 pm last night near their garage. The end of their driveway was blocked by their other car. The car was not locked but the key was not inside. Somehow the thief was able to start the car and reverse it over their front yard since the driveway was blocked.

Please be sure to lock your cars. And do not leave anything valuable in your cars. Stay safe!”

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People Lock Your Car Doors !

Ridgewood Police

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Ridgewood Nj, Ridgewood report a surge is vehicle break ins in the Village .

A Waldwick, N.J. resident reported a burglary and theft into an unlocked vehicle on July 7th. The vehicle was parked on Litchfield Street when the incident occurred. The victim reported (3) male actors entered the unlocked vehicle and took cash and other items. The victim reported the incident occurred at 0422 hrs. and was captured on a security camera. The approximate amount stolen from the vehicle was $55.00. Three
other unlocked vehicles were believed to have been entered on Litchfield Street immediately after the incident and were captured on the security video but haven’t been reported at this time.

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Multi-Vehicle Collision in Ridgewood Sends One to Valley Hospital

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

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Ridgewood NJ, One (1) person was transported by ambulance to The Valley Hospital following a multi-vehicle collision at the intersection of Godwin Avenue and South Monroe Street, Ridgewood on Friday morning, 07/12. Ridgewood Police, Ridgewood Fire, and Ridgewood EMS responded to the incident. Flatbed tow trucks removed two (2) wrecks from the scene. Injuries sustained by the transported victim were reported to have been non life threatening in nature.

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Former Yankee Pitcher ,Ridgewood Resident and Author of “Ball Four” Jim Bouton has Died

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Ridgewood NJ, Former Yankees All-Star pitcher and Ridgewood resident Jim Bouton has died at 80 years old.

Bouton was a 20-game winner, won two World Series games, spent 10 years in the big leagues, but made a bigger impact with a pen in his hand than a baseball.

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PUBLIC NOTICE: Ridgewood Planning Board Special Public Meeting – July 2, 2019

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PLANNING BOARD

AMENDMENT TO MEETING SCHEDULE

SPECIAL PUBLIC MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT

In accordance with the provisions of the “Open Public Meetings Act,” please be advised that the Planning Board will hold a special public meeting on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, in the Village Hall Court Room, 131 North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ. The purpose of the meeting is to hold the Annual Reorganization Meeting beginning at 7:30 p.m. A regular business meeting will follow. 

             All meetings of the Ridgewood Planning Board (i.e., official public meetings, work session meetings, pre-meeting assemblies and special meetings) are public meetings which are always open to members of the general public.

                                                                Jane Wondergem

                                                           Secretary to the Board