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Glen Rock Mayor Bruce Packer : “Ridgewood Water rates continue to reflect rate increases that a judge struck down because the Village decided that she was wrong”

Glen Rock Mayor Bruce Packer

July 1,2018

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Glen Rock NJ, Glen Rock Mayor Bruce Packer had some choice words on his Facebook page for the Ridgewood Village Council and Ridgewood Water .

Packer states, ” The Ridgewood Village Council chose to ignore the facts set out by the expert hired by Glen Rock, Midland Park, and Wyckoff which made it clear that the Ridgewood Water rate increases of the past were not justified as previously pointed out by a judge and they have reinstated the rate increases that the judge had voided.
In short, your Ridgewood Water rates continue to reflect rate increases that a judge struck down because the Village decided that she was wrong. The Village was empowered by the judge to make this decision and, to me, this outcome is no surprise as they had a choice between admitting that money was historically misappropriated or not admitting that money was misappropriated. They chose the former as they continue to dispute clear facts that have now been laid out in court and during the rate hearing.
The meetings from 6/24 (7 hours long) and the one from a couple of days ago where the decision was made, are now on YouTube (see below).
Once I know our next steps, I will let you know.
**Please note that all views expressed in this post are solely my own.**”

https://www.youtube.com/c…/UC8BZwzy4YPgi_NgvSZ2q9wQ/featured

4 thoughts on “Glen Rock Mayor Bruce Packer : “Ridgewood Water rates continue to reflect rate increases that a judge struck down because the Village decided that she was wrong”

  1. This has been going on for so many years now, how does the Village of Ridgewood get away with whatever they want to do. This is amazing or they above the law. Because they do not listen to judge ruling’s it’s amazing. They really think they are superior , So many other politicians and surrounding towns hate the way the politics are conducted in the village. It’s almost like Nazis are running the village . This is what we hear from other politicians. .Big powerful people tell us dirty politics at work.

  2. Get you own water company 12:18

  3. What a blowhard. If he paid attention, he would have heard that the overages and surplus of Ridgewood Water were a result of lower operating cost than normal for state-wide water companies. The rate which was assessed a number of years ago was based on these state-wide assumptions; Ridgewood Water operated more efficiently over years in dispute than the state average and hence, an excess which they are now using for capital improvements. And Glen Rock benefits from these capital improvements just as much as Ridgewood does. So the Mayor of Glen Rock doesn’t like the Village servicing its’ own vehicles? What else does he want to whine about?

  4. Interesting how he forget to mention that GLen Rock received free fire protection for almost a year, with our PAID firefighters as FIRST responders to all commercial establishments during the day because they didn’t have sufficient volunteers
    No more freebies for Glen Rock
    Go start your own water company.
    Ungrateful mooches.

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