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Reader says The increased parking fees are to pay for the new garage, pure and simple

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The increased parking fees are to pay for the new garage, pure and simple. No other explanation for them. The new parking garage is to cater to the new housing projects and restaurant owners who want the taxpayers to bail them out of their otherwise poor investments. Council never should have built the garage, shouldn’t raise our taxes and parking fees to do so and shouldn’t pander to the real estate interests.

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VILLAGE OF RIDGEWOOD VILLAGE COUNCIL REGULAR PUBLIC MEETING OCTOBER 10, 2018 8:00 P.M.

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VILLAGE OF RIDGEWOOD VILLAGE COUNCIL REGULAR PUBLIC MEETING OCTOBER 10, 2018 8:00 P.M.

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Reader says With all the hooplah over the parking rates, new meter hours, kiosks, cops for utility work, etc, it seems like the casual scofflaw is being missed

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With all the hooplah over the parking rates, new meter hours, kiosks, cops for utility work, etc, it seems like the casual scofflaw is being missed – and they are the ones that create the dangerous scenarios for pedestrians. Cases in point: u-turns into parking spots on Broad, Chestnut & Oak, speeds in excess of 25 going into and out of the CBD, and blatant cellphone use throughout the village by drivers. Until the police take a hard look at these motor vehicle infractions and ticket the offenders, pedestrian safety will be second to revenue production to fund Garagezilla. (Note to pedestrians…pay attention! You do not have a force field around you for protection, so take a break from your phones and don’t jaywalk.)

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New Parking Kiosks are Now in Full Operation on North Broad Street in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood as previously reported on this blog and announced by Village Hall  the following changes are now in effect for all parking meters in the Central Business District, both on the streets and in the parking lots. New parking kiosks are now in full operation on North Broad Street. 15 minute meter(s) remain in place.

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Village Council Questioned on Train Station Parking Bonding

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Ridgewood NJ, at Wednesday nights council meeting resident Saurabh Dani pointed out and questioned why the Village engineer quoted the Ridgewood Train Station parking lot renovations  at a cost of $200,000 to 220,000 , yet the Village is bonding for $330,000 ?

Dani questioned if the Village was expecting a significant amount of cost over runs for the project or was this an attempt to generate , what he called “house money” , where the left over funds from a capitol project would be incorporated into general funds for the Village and spent ?

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Reader says New parking system is not too hard to figure out . . . it’s too damn inconvenient to warrant my using it

New parking system is not too hard to figure out . . . it’s too damn inconvenient to warrant my using it. I’ve kept dimes and quarters in my car for the past 30 years so, no, I am not toting around rolls of quarters in my pockets . Grab a quarter, drop it into the meter and go. Easy. I don’t have to memorize my five license plates or kept that information stored on my phone. My trips to the CBD are short in nature . . . run into Rite-Aid, go the the ATM, post office, etc. I’d spend more time going to the meter and inputting my information than it takes my to run an average errand. And there is no way in hell I’m parking in a garage at the far end of the CBD to run a 5 minute errand. This system might work for diners and strollers but it’s not going to work for the bulk of Ridgewoodians who are conducting their every day lives. We will simply be taking our business elsewhere.

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HUDSON STREET PARKING GARAGE SCHEDULED TO START JUNE 2019

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Ridgewood NJ, The Village Council approved the funding and the proposal from Epic Management, Inc., to move forward with the Hudson Street parking garage. This will provide additional parking in the Central Business District for shoppers, diners, commuters, and employees.

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RIDGEWOOD NEW PARKING METER TIMES, RATES, AND PARKING KIOSK – EFFECTIVE 9/4/2018

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Ridgewood Nj, Effective September 4, 2018, the following changes will be in effect for all parking meters in the Central Business District, both on the streets and in the parking lots:

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All CBD Employee Parking Permit spots in the Walnut Lot Were Full for the First Time on Friday

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Ridgewood NJ, with the new parking rules for the CBD right around the corner , and threats of a new reinvigorated police parking enforcement regime going into effect on Friday August 24,the Ridgewood blog
for the first time found the “Employee parking” full in the Walnut street lot .

These spaces require a CBD Employee Parking Permit and are located in both the Walnut Street parking lot and the Cottage Place parking lot, and are delineated by signage. CBD Employee Parking Permits and monthly hang tags for CBD Employee parking may be purchased at the Reception Desk in Village Hall or daily parking may be paid for through Parkmobile or in Cottage Place, at the parking kiosks.