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Bill to Modernize and Standardize Bidding Procedures for Public Works Projects Passes NJ Senate

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Trenton NJ, Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senator Steven Oroho (R-24) to update and streamline the electronic bidding process for public works projects of significant value passed the New Jersey Senate.

The “Electronic Bidding Construction Act” applies to entities subject to the “Public School Contracts Law,” the “State College Contracts Law,” and the “Local Public Contracts Law.”

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Cottage place Surface Lot A case of Neglect & Danger

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April 7th 2018

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Ridgewood NJ, Cottage place Surface Lot A case of Neglect & Danger . The lot is a disaster, perhaps that is why no one wants to park there .

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Pothole patrols begin repairs across New Jersey

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BY CHRISTOPHER MAAG
STAFF WRITER |
THE RECORD

As winter draws to a close this coming weekend, work crews are fanning out across the state this week to begin repairing roads damaged by winter weather. This year’s goal for the annual road repair campaign is to fill a quarter million potholes, about 70,000 more than usual, said acting state transportation commissioner Richard Hammer.

 

http://www.northjersey.com/news/pothole-patrols-begin-repairs-across-new-jersey-1.1529667

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Village sets ambitious street repair and resurfacing schedule for 2015

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April 07,2015

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Ridgewood  NJ, Ridgewood will be paving this spring and summer in two rounds with two separate contractors. The Village posted an updated schedule on March 26, 2015.

According to the Village website during 2015 the Village will embark on a very ambitious street resurfacing and repair schedule
staring this spring .

Ridgewood Street Resurfacing and Repair Program – 2015

For the 2015 street paving list

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For the criteria for paving and maintaining streets

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Bergen County freeholders agree to enlist ‘Pothole Killer’

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Bergen County freeholders agree to enlist ‘Pothole Killer’

MARCH 18, 2015, 7:49 PM    LAST UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2015, 8:05 PM
BY JOHN C. ENSSLIN
STAFF WRITER |
THE RECORD

In the seemingly endless war against potholes, Bergen County officials are bringing back a big weapon: “the Pothole Killer.”

The freeholders voted unanimously to spend up to $60,000 to rent the pothole patching system from Patch Management Inc., a company based in Fairless, Pa.

The vote came after County Executive James Tedesco made a last-minute personal request for the device, which he described as far more effective than the so-called “hot patch” method the county has been using this winter.

The truck costs $9,000 a month to rent. Tedesco said the county was also exploring whether to buy the unit at a cost of about $700,000 and make it available to the 70 towns in the county as a shared service.

Tedesco said the potholes filled by the truck, which the county has used in the past, are guaranteed to stay filled for up to a year if the equipment is used properly.

He said the system had a long snout-like attachment with a compressor that blows out any water in the pothole and dries it.

http://www.northjersey.com/news/bergen-county-freeholders-agree-to-enlist-pothole-killer-1.1291408

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The Cold weather is here and so are pot holes!

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The Cold weather is here and so are pot holes!

The cold weather is here, cracking the pavement and creating pot holes.

During the work day our staff observes the conditions of the street but they may miss some locations.

We encourage residents to report the location of any pot holes they see. An easy way to report locations is to use the “App” is located on our website – right side of the home page – www.ridgewoodnj.net. By using this you will be able to track the progress of your submission.

The “App”, will get the information to us easily and we will respond as quickly as possible.

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Readers say Village Manager Roberta Sonenfeld really overstepped her bounds .

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Readers say Village Manager  Roberta Sonenfeld really overstepped her bounds . 

The capital budget had called for $1.5 million for paving, but Village Manager Roberta Sonenfeld pulled it from the annual spending plan, opting instead to introduce it for separate consideration by the council.

Readers says she is not an elected official.Who does Sonenfeld think she is? She can’t unilaterally decide what items have to be individually voted on.

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Political battle may delay pothole fixes in Ridgewood

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Political battle may delay pothole fixes in Ridgewood

MAY 26, 2014    LAST UPDATED: MONDAY, MAY 26, 2014, 1:21 AM
BY CHRIS HARRIS
STAFF WRITER
THE RECORD

RIDGEWOOD — A battle over the capital budget could stall an effort by the new manager to pave more than 30 roads in the village.

The council last week voted 3-2 to introduce a $1.5 million bond ordinance at Wednesday’s meeting that will need at least four votes to pass.

Similarly, the village’s capital budget needs four votes for approval. It remains in flux following last month’s 3-2 split.

The capital budget had called for $1.5 million for paving, but Village Manager Roberta Sonenfeld pulled it from the annual spending plan, opting instead to introduce it for separate consideration by the council.

Last week’s meeting served as a prelude to the council’s upcoming work session on Wednesday, with Councilman Thomas Riche and Councilwoman Bernadette Walsh casting the opposing votes.

Both Riche and Walsh recently voted against the introduction of the municipal budget, which proposes to keep taxes flat for a second straight year.

After last week’s vote, Mayor Paul Aronsohn halted the meeting to ask Riche and Walsh — both outgoing council members — if the governing body “will move forward with” the paving plan when it votes on the measure in less than two weeks.

Riche said he would “go over the facts” first, then share his decision on Wednesday, while Walsh opposed Sonenfeld’s tactic, saying “you can’t take a group of things and then, to try to make it pass, start pulling things out so they are approved.”

– See more at: http://www.northjersey.com/news/political-battle-may-delay-pothole-fixes-in-ridgewood-1.1023500#sthash.MtaZ35eS.dpuf

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Paving plans in Ridgewood hit potential roadblock

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Paving plans in Ridgewood hit potential roadblock

MAY 15, 2014    LAST UPDATED: THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2014, 4:25 PM
BY DARIUS AMOS
STAFF WRITER

Already behind with last year’s street repaving plan, the village might experience a delay or potential cancellation of the proposed 2014 paving project.

The Ridgewood Council’s 3-2 vote to introduce a capital bond ordinance, which would fund this year’s street paving, created a degree of uncertainty that the governing body might not approve the funding at its May 28 meeting. According to Village Manager Roberta Sonenfeld, a simple majority is needed to introduce the ordinance; however, a supermajority (at least four affirmative votes) is required to adopt a capital ordinance.

Recognizing that the council members introduced the 2014 general capital ordinance by 3-2 vote last month, Sonenfeld removed the street repaving portion from the capital budget. Her intention, she explained this week, was to ask the council to consider the paving project, which amounts to $1.549 million, separate from the other items in the capital budget.

“I think paving to everybody is kind of a bread-and-butter or meat-and-potatoes issue. We need to get it right,” she said. “I have broken out paving as a separate capital budget item. I would like the council to really consider working off of that proposal, so if there is a disagreement over the total capital budget, as least we can get paving done in 2014.”

http://www.northjersey.com/news/paving-plans-in-ridgewood-hit-potential-roadblock-1.1017200