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Valet parking , Trolley cars and other solutions in search of a problem

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Valet parking , Trolley cars and other solutions in search of a problem.

written by readers, edited by staff  and smiled upon by the gods 

Welcome to Mister Rogers neighborhood? i liked that trolley…especially the part about how it transported us to the land of make believe .

Readers mentioned a Trolly car system , Valet Parking , a parking garage and even the use of County Police  new Light Armored Vehicles as commuter buses .

All the time keeping in mind “The public good”  is not feeling as if you’re in a big city when you go downtown. Not seeing guys in polo shirts with logos on them running back from parking (and probably getting hit by cars on Franklin Ave.). Not having those guys, who will probably not be from here and unfamiliar with the territory, driving like maniacs up and down that street. Not having to TIP someone after having a pizza or burger. Personally, I will stay away more than be lured by this.

But Please folks. May I have your attention please?Attention please! I can deal with this trouble, friends, with a wave of my hand, this very hand! Please observe me if you will. I’m Professor Harold Hill, and I’m here to organize the Ridgewood Trolley Plan!

I like the trolley idea., hummm we do to ,It would be an attraction and help with the parking situation….ugh yes that right a solution in search of a problem .

 

Ridgewood’s Central Business District – Open Discussion July 23, 2014

July 23, 2014 – 7:30 p.m. – Court Room of Village Hall – Join Deputy Mayor Albert Pucciarelli for an open discussion about Ridgewood’s Central Business District. Please be prepared to offer your comments, suggestions, concerns, and ideas for improvement for the Central Business District at this meeting. All are welcome to attend.

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Downtown Tree Well – Volunteers Welcome on Mondays

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Downtown Tree Well – Volunteers Welcome on Mondays

REAC – Ridgewood Environmental Advisory Committee – is meeting every Monday at 9:30Am in the GAP/Cottage Place parking lot to work on cleaning up the tree wells. You are invited to help out! For further information contact Monica Buesser ….[email protected]

Fresh Cut Flowers starting at $40 delivered! Order Now at 1800flowers.com.

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Ridgewood’s Central Business District – Open Discussion July 23, 2014

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Ridgewood’s Central Business District – Open Discussion July 23, 2014

July 23, 2014 – 7:30 p.m. – Court Room of Village Hall – Join Deputy Mayor Albert Pucciarelli for an open discussion about Ridgewood’s Central Business District. Please be prepared to offer your comments, suggestions, concerns, and ideas for improvement for the Central Business District at this meeting. All are welcome to attend.

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Reader asks after 15 years of summer water restrictions do the “buffoons” at Ridgewood Water really think there will be no impact from all the multi family housing proposals ?

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Reader asks after 15 years of summer water restrictions do the “buffoons” at Ridgewood Water really think there will be no impact from all the multi family housing proposals ?

Reader says , How could the stupid buffoon possibly say there will not be a water impact. What planet is he living on???

We have had lots of rain each week and yet we are in a water shortage right now. How does the prospect of 500 to 1,000 new toilets, showers, sinks, dishwashers and other water using things not increase the use of water?

Did anyone suggest he should quit his job and go be a politician as long as he is going to be so blatantly damn stupid???

Ridgewood NJ , While seasonal water restrictions remain in effect :

Seasonal Water Restrictions – Stage 1 Restrictions Now in Effect

During the summer months, water use increases dramatically due to lawn and garden irrigation. Ridgewood Water strives to provide the maximum allowable amount of water. The supply is sometimes exceeded by the demand during hot and dry weather The excess demand lowers the reserves in storage tanks, jeopardizing the ability to fight fires..

June 1st – Stage 1 Water restrictions began and will continue to the end August.

Ridgewood Water claims they, “would not be impacted by the proposal to amend the village’s master plan to allow high-density housing, but the village’s need for open space would be exacerbated, experts told the Planning Board at a meeting July 15.” http://www.northjersey.com/news/ridgewood-experts-weigh-in-on-housing-proposals-1.1053299

Reader asks…  The question should be why does the expert think that using the predicted 20,000 gallons of water a day will not have an adverse effect on the water table? That is 7.3 million gallons a year based on their numbers. I do not understand how we have that much extra water since we have to use water restrictions every summer.

Readers were not buying the claims one bit , The water restrictions put in place are not based upon available water but, rather, Ridgewood Waters ability to pump it in an emergency situation. There IS enough water in the aquifer, but we do not have the infrastructure to provide it in times of high demand and the restrictions guarantee (hopefully) that there will be water avaialable in an emergency. Hence, restrictions which allow only half of the households in the Village to water on any given day. Mondays are used to rechagre Ridgewood Waters tanks.

That being noted, if we need water restrictions now to ensure public safety, how will adding all of these housing units effect the Village. I realize that they will not come with lawns but they will be using water (20,000 gallons/day).

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While 1200 showed up for Hillary Clinton others in town were not so convinced

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While 1200 showed up for Hillary Clinton others in town were not so convinced

Reader says … 1200 people who are clueless. They spend too much time on social media and watching msnbc.
Hillary Clinton has not accomplished anything in her public life for the public good.
She has only enriched herself and her posse at the expense of the American Taxpayer.
Wake up!
American is in serious decline.
We need a serious person as candidate for the next President.
Not a Social Organizer or Political Operative.

Readers says …Do you know who DOESN’T think she’s so great? Ambassador Stevens, Glen Doherty, Ty Woods and Sean Smith. Also unavailable for comment were Vince Foster, and chairman of the Watergate Commission. The woman is a fraud, a phony and represents everything vile and despicable about the state of politics in this country. Congrats Mr Mayor, you idolize a woman who LIED to the families of 4 dead Americans while standing in front of their caskets.


Rita says …Hillary:

*1% elitist complains about the 1% making too much money
*vilified women who complained about the sexual abuse from Bill (which in time all turned out to be true) – great helper of women’s rights..instead she blamed the victims
*defended a rapist who she believed to be guilty and laughed about it
*moved into NY for the progressive vote to go to Congress – accomplished little to nothing
*settled for secy of state from Obama – accomplished nothing except the death of embassy personnel and covered up and lied to the families over the coffins as they came home
*Watergate – fraudulent brief filed; committee general counsel FIRED her
*Whitewater – land deal went wrong; other people’s accounts used to pay off her and Bill’s debts; Vince Foster suicide??
*Lied that she was being fired upon in Bosnia; video came out and showed she was leisurely walking and never in danger
*said Chelsea was near the WTC when it was bombed; Chelsea later refuted that
*took furniture out of the WH after Bill’s term was up;had to return the furniture
*claims and complains they were dead broke due to legal fees…..(defending BIll’s purjury) so they had a hard time getting HO– USES (plural) but gets multi thousands for speaking engagements

And this behavior is to be valued??? Why do you glorify people who lie and steal from you – don’t enable them! Wake up people, wake up!

Bill says …Um….. she married Bill Clinton? wrote a book about her hard choices like what to do after he cheated on her? She had a baby girl? She couldn’t decide how to spin an al-Qaeda terrorist attack in Benghazi so that it would not hurt Obama’s chances of reelection (oh wait that is not an accomplishment, but she did do it).

Reader says …Hillary Clinton accepted the consolation prize of Secretary of State from Obama.
She then commence a world tour on the taxpayer’s dime.
She traveled over 1 million miles in 4 years with her entourage, security etc. and accomplished NOTHING.
How much did that fiasco cost?
She is useless.

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Ridgewood housing splits planners

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Ridgewood housing splits planners

JULY 17, 2014    LAST UPDATED: THURSDAY, JULY 17, 2014, 1:21 AM
BY CHRIS HARRIS
STAFF WRITER
THE RECORD


RIDGEWOOD — A member of the Planning Board spoke out this week against a proposed master plan amendment that would permit multifamily, high-density housing complexes downtown — calling for a moratorium on development in the village.

But she received mixed reviews from other board members, who were divided about the process or feared the village would face litigation.

“I don’t believe what is happening here is really in the best interest of the village as a whole,” said Michele Peters, after nearly three hours of testimony Tuesday night on three proposed developments.

Those developments — the Enclave, a 52-unit project on East Ridgewood Avenue; The Dayton, a 106-unit apartment building for South Broad Street; and the 52-unit Chestnut Village on Chestnut Street — are currently prohibited under the village code. And the amendment has been under consideration for nearly two years.

Peters urged the others members to “take time to stop, so we can talk about this.”

She added that she thinks the board is “dealing with a fire as it comes to us” and questioned the entire process that members are embroiled in.

Peters was also critical of the ordinance that enabled the developers’ requests for a master plan amendment, saying the village was “putting the cart before the horse.”

Urging more of an exchange with the public throughout the hearing process, Peters said, “These are major issues having to do with the way our community is planned and it should be freely discussed.”

– See more at: http://www.northjersey.com/news/ridgewood-housing-splits-planners-1.1052852#sthash.OgZCTwzw.dpuf

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Ridgewood experts weigh in on housing proposals

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Ridgewood experts weigh in on housing proposals

JULY 17, 2014    LAST UPDATED: THURSDAY, JULY 17, 2014, 3:11 PM
BY JODI WEINBERGER
STAFF WRITER

Ridgewood Water would not be impacted by the proposal to amend the village’s master plan to allow high-density housing, but the village’s need for open space would be exacerbated, experts told the Planning Board at a meeting July 15.

Three developers are petitioning the Planning Board to amend the master plan to allow multifamily housing in zones where the use is not currently permitted. A master plan amendment would be the first step in larger processes for the developers, who would then need to seek further approval for their sites.

David Scheibner, Ridgewood Water’s business director, said the developments, proposed for the Central Business District (CBD) would not strain the village’s water supply.

His conclusion assumed that the apartments would have “conversation-oriented appliances” and that the individual residents would not use a significant amount of water for lawns or other irrigation. A single meter would be installed for each of the developments, which Ridgewood Water would maintain.

As for impact, The Enclave (52 units, 106 residents, plus the possibility of commercial use) would collectively consume 5,300 gallons per day; Chestnut Village (52 units, 91 residents) would collectively consume 4,500 gallons per day; and The Dayton (106 units, 208 residents) would collectively consume 10,400 gallons per day.

Fire suppression flows would not be an issue for Chestnut Village, Scheibner said, but there would need to be a flow test conducted by Ridgewood Water for both The Dayton and Enclave due to the size of the existing water mains and limited reinforcing supply from the west due to the railroad tracks.

– See more at: http://www.northjersey.com/news/ridgewood-experts-weigh-in-on-housing-proposals-1.1053299#sthash.O0UD2lya.dpuf

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Reader asks Will there be quid pro quo? between developers and council members ?

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Reader asks Will there be quid pro quo? between developers and council members ?

It will be interesting to see how the Mayor, his Deputy and Mrs. Hauck respond to the 2 current plans before the Village. Both require Master Plan amendments and both developers have courted our Council majority heavily.

The Council majority have been caught meeting secretly with these developers and have been caught accepting inappropriate gifts from at least one of them. Will there be quid pro quo? Stay tuned – if any of these 3 come out in favor of either of the 2 projects before the Village it would be appropriate to involve the prosecutors.

Why are those of us that favor an upgrade to the CBD but are against projects that require a Master Plan amendment labeled by our Mayor and his Council majority as naysayers? Why does our Deputy Mayor shout down his detractors in public meetings then demand a level of decorum?

Stay tuned.

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Ridgewood housing splits planners

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Ridgewood housing splits planners

JULY 17, 2014    LAST UPDATED: THURSDAY, JULY 17, 2014, 1:21 AM
BY CHRIS HARRIS
STAFF WRITER
THE RECORD

RIDGEWOOD — A member of the Planning Board spoke out this week against a proposed master plan amendment that would permit multifamily, high-density housing complexes downtown — calling for a moratorium on development in the village.

But she received mixed reviews from other board members, who were divided about the process or feared the village would face litigation.

“I don’t believe what is happening here is really in the best interest of the village as a whole,” said Michele Peters, after nearly three hours of testimony Tuesday night on three proposed developments.

Those developments — the Enclave, a 52-unit project on East Ridgewood Avenue; The Dayton, a 106-unit apartment building for South Broad Street; and the 52-unit Chestnut Village on Chestnut Street — are currently prohibited under the village code. And the amendment has been under consideration for nearly two years.

Peters urged the others members to “take time to stop, so we can talk about this.”

She added that she thinks the board is “dealing with a fire as it comes to us” and questioned the entire process that members are embroiled in.

Peters was also critical of the ordinance that enabled the developers’ requests for a master plan amendment, saying the village was “putting the cart before the horse.”

Urging more of an exchange with the public throughout the hearing process, Peters said, “These are major issues having to do with the way our community is planned and it should be freely discussed.”

– See more at: http://www.northjersey.com/news/ridgewood-housing-splits-planners-1.1052852#sthash.eHwUcaSM.dpuf