Parkmobile strikes again in Ridgewood

November 21,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, In addition to the revenue drain associated with commissions being paid out by the Village’s Parking Utility to Parkmobile USA, the introduction of the mobile parking payment app has resulted in the hiring of additional Parking Enforcement Officers.  This because none of Ridgewood’s police officers have been […]

By |November 21st, 2017|village of ridgewood|9 Comments

Reader says Ridgewood DOES NOT NEED A GARAGE

This may be a great way to make money (or even “to fund a garage”), but it does not address the reality that Ridgewood DOES NOT NEED A GARAGE, especially this particular garage in this particular location.

Also, it would seem that this solution (while great for private investments) involves Ridgewood selling public property to private […]

By |November 6th, 2017|village of ridgewood|1 Comment

How to fund the parking garage in Ridgewood ?

November 5,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, So here’s a possible solution brought to our attention by a regular reader ;to funding the proposed parking garage in Ridgewood. Ridgewood  Real-estate agents pay careful attention .Construct the garage either partially or entirely as a condominium. That is, offer the parking spaces for sale to individuals, […]

By |November 5th, 2017|village of ridgewood|11 Comments

Reader not a fan of public street parking used for Valet service in Ridgewood

file photo by Boyd Loving

I live in a neighboring town and often come to Ridgewood for dinner and shopping. The parking is always a problem but we never really mind walking a little further to get to the restaurant or store we are going to as it gives us a chance to window shop and […]

By |November 3rd, 2017|village of ridgewood|0 Comments

Reader says Glen Rock has Free Parking Because “Glen Rock is a Great Town “

Re: “How is it that Glen Rock has free on-street parking and free parking for 3 hours in the shoppers’ parking lot, while Ridgewood now wants to increase the price of parking yet again?”
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Because Glen Rock is a great town.

By |November 2nd, 2017|village of ridgewood|6 Comments

Readers balk at Proposed Parking Rate Hikes in Ridgewood

If the rates go up, no one will come. Since I can’t park near a business I want to go to, I’m sure not going to pay $1.00 an hour extra for a cup of coffee. The Daily Treat will be among the first ones to suffer. That free parking for customers lot will soon […]

By |October 29th, 2017|village of ridgewood|7 Comments

Reader says Having the meters in service later into the evening did not work before and would not work now

We are repeating history. Having the meters in service later into the evening did not work before and would not work now. As has been pointed out over and over, restaurant owners themselves–and whom else are we supposedly doing all this for?–said that customers were complaining. The end time of the meters once again dropped […]

By |October 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|5 Comments

Parking Rates to Rise for Ridgewood’s Central Business District

October 28,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood

Ridgewood NJ according to Village Chief Finance Officer Bob Rooney the  Walker Report will suggest Ridgewood needs an increase in parking fees and extend parking hours to cover the cost of a down payment for a parking garage on Hudson Street .

The Ridgewood parking utility , if you are a […]

By |October 28th, 2017|village of ridgewood|20 Comments

Reader says Town Garage has become the Haunted House of retail services within the Village of Ridgewood

Drove past the Town Garage with more boarded up broken windows.; realized it’s a sign of a town in decline , Put a Witch and a Ghost placard on it and it’s ready for Halloween fifty two weeks a year,

We care and are all concerned about the focus on Valet and other Parking issues while […]

By |October 26th, 2017|village of ridgewood|1 Comment

Reader asks Is it possible that the Village has intentionally maintained the excess employee capacity for the purpose of increased revenue from tickets

There is one set of parking spots that is always unfilled – unfortunately, those reliably empty spots are all in the designated employee parking section of the Cottage lot.
Walk by and look for yourself. Often the majority of the employee spots are empty. The Village needs to act on this, reducing the employee spots to […]

By |October 25th, 2017|village of ridgewood|0 Comments