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Ridgewood Arts Council Hosts Talk with ,”A Case of Blue” writer/director Dana H. Glazer

photo by Ramon Hache

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Ridgewood NJ, on Tuesday, March 12th for the Ridgewood Arts Council Artist Talk hosted , A Case of Blue’s writer/director Dana H. Glazer as well as producer Scott Rosenfelt (Home Alone) and the stars of the film. This event was held at Upper Ridgewood Tennis Club – 915 Glenview Road in Ridgewood.

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Ridgewood Arts Council 1st Annual Ridgewood Holiday Window Display Contest

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Ridgewood NJ, Join us in celebrating and promoting Ridgewood this holiday season! The Ridgewood Arts Council, an advisory committee to the Ridgewood Village Council, is proud to announce:

The 1st Annual Ridgewood Holiday Window Display Contest.

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Ridgewood Guild International Film Festival Continues May 9-10

May 9th 2018

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Ridgewood NJ, The 8th Annual Ridgewood Guild International Film Festival continues Wednesday and Thursday, May 9-10 in downtown Ridgewood. This year’s theme The Impact of Film showcases human rights films, international subjects, women’s issues and how film impacts American culture.

Headlining the Ridgewood Guild International Film Festival on May 10, presented by the Ridgewood Arts Council as part of their Artists Talk Series, is a conversation with Hollywood producer Scott M. Rosenfelt. Rosenfelt is known for Home Alone, Mystic Pizza and Teen Wolf among others. Also on May 10, actress/director Cady McClain (All My Children, As the World Turns) will show her documentary on famous female filmmakers and will be part of a panel discussion entitled Women Behind the Camera Forecast: 2018. Foreign Film Night will be held at the Ridgewood Library on May 9 and 10. Admission to Foreign Film night is free.

On May 9, opening night starts at the festival’s base, the Art Deco Bow Tie Cinema on Ridgewood Avenue. The evening begins with a red carpet event with the filmmakers. The night will include a variety of student films, both foreign and American as well as foreign and American shorts. There will also be Q & A’s with New Jersey award-winning writer/director, Anthony Marinelli and Bergenfield High School film teacher, Ashley McKee talking about the roles and possibilities for young filmmakers.

The final night of the Festival, May 10, starts with a red carpet event with filmmakers and celebrities. Featured films of the evening include Butterflies, The Last Visit, and Silk City Artists and Musicians. The film Breaking Point will also be shown. This is the premiere screening of this film. Breaking Point was filmed in New Jersey and stars Real Housewife of New Jersey, Dolores Catania in her movie debut.

The Ridgewood Guild International Film Festival will also feature panel discussions, including Q & A’s with documentary filmmaker, Vince Parrillo , former Ridgewood resident and first time filmmaker; Brad Forenza (Breaking Point); and New Jersey director/producer Joe Paul. Six-time award winning Actor Jack Mulcahy (Brothers McMullen, Porkys, Sex and the City) will host a Q & A about his new short and his roles.
An after party and awards presentation will be held on the final night of the festival, May 10, at the Steel Wheel Tavern, 51 N. Broad Steet, Ridgewood. Festivities start at 10:45 and the public is invited to attend. After party admission is $15 per person.

Festival tickets are $10, $5 for those over age 62. Admission includes all films being shown that evening. Purchase tickets here. Tickets can also be purchased at Mango Jam, 41 North Broad Street, Ridgewood or at the door. View a complete schedule of films and get more Festival news. For more information, contact Tony Damiano at 201-493-9911.

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Study: Arts in New Jersey mean business

Art in the Park presented by The Ridgewood Guild

By BCT Staff

The nonprofit arts and culture sector is a $519.8 million industry in New Jersey, supporting 14,342 full-time equivalent jobs and yielding $41 million in local and state government revenue, according to a recent study.

Arts & Economic Prosperity 5, the most comprehensive study of its kind ever conducted in the United States, was conducted by Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education.

ArtPride New Jersey, the state’s largest cross-discipline arts service organization, worked with Americans for the Arts and local partners to examine the financial power of the state’s cultural community.

http://www.burlingtoncountytimes.com/news/local/community/study-arts-in-new-jersey-mean-business/article_4351fc72-5752-11e7-8655-6f040a887656.html

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Ridgewood Village Council recognized the Ridgewood Art Ambassadors

Ridgewood Arts Council
June 15,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, the Village Council recognized the Ridgewood Art Ambassadors, Audrey Fink and Rosey Mccoe.
3rd grader Emilia Kelly and Madison Lenard a graduating senior was recognized ,for her work with the augmented reality virtual gallery.


photo courtesy of Ridgewood Arts Council
The mission of the Ridgewood Arts Council is to promote and support the vital part all arts play in enriching our lives, and the lives of our children and community.The Emerging Artist Gallery is still up along Ridgewood Ave. There are 51 pieces of art. Download the Wallame App and discover our virtual gallery.


photos courtesy of Ridgewood Arts Council
The map as a guide to “Hidden Ridgewood”.
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Mayor Susan Knudsen and Councilman Voigt speak about the Ridgewood Arts Council’s Emerging Artists Gallery Scavenger Hunt

Ridgewood Arts Council: Emerging Artists Gallery Scavenger Hunt! Dana H
April 23,2017

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videos courtesy of Dana Glazer

Ridgewood NJ, Mayor Susan Knudsen and Councilman Voigt speak about the Ridgewood Arts Council’s Emerging Artists Gallery Scavenger Hunt to be held on April 23rd at Van Neste Park from 11am-2pm.

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Councilman Hache Speaks About The Emerging Artists Gallery

Councilman Ramon Hache and his family +1 speak about the Ridgewood Arts Council's Emerging ARtists Gallery Scavenger Hunt to be held on April 23rd at Van Neste Park from 11am-2pm

April 22,2017

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video by Dana Glazer

Ridgewood NJ, Councilman Ramon Hache and his family +1 speak about the Ridgewood Arts Council’s Emerging Artists Gallery Scavenger Hunt to be held on April 23rd at Van Neste Park from 11am-2pm.

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Ridgewood’s Emerging Artists Gallery Scavenger Hunt

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Deputy Mayor Mike Sedon and friends talk about the upcoming Emerging Artists Gallery Scavenger Hunt that’s happening on Sunday, April 23rd from 11-2pm at Van Neste Park!!

 

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Ridgewood Arts Council: Emerging Artists Gallery Scavenger Hunt!

Ridgewood Arts Council: Emerging Artists Gallery Scavenger Hunt! Dana H

March 26,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Arts Council, wants share with you a very special and unique event that is happening at our Earth Day Fair one month from now. Check out the video to learn more. Hope to see you at our Emerging Artists Gallery event. Please share with others. Thanks!

Please join the Ridgewood Arts Counci at Ridgewood’s Earth Day fair on Sunday April 23rd 11am-2pm in Van Neste Park to be a part of this exciting event. For more information and to sign-up please email [email protected]

 

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Village Of Ridgewood Village Council Regular Public Meeting Tonight 8pm

New Ridgewood Village Council

September 14,2016

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Ridgewood NJ, looks to be a very full plate for the Village Council for tonight’s meeting .The agenda features some changes in public comment at Village council meetings, the repeal of the requirement of notification of audio/video recordings , amending the Valet Parking Ordinance for Chestnut Street, amending the 2016 Capital Budget for Northwest Bergen County Central Dispatch, authorizing the Application for Historic Preservation Grant for Zabriskie-Schedler House,  and authorizing the Application for Bergen County Open Space Trust Fund Grant for Kings Pond Park. There are also a host of appointments to  the Financial Advisory Committee, Central Business District Advisory Committee and the Ridgewood Arts Council.

 

VILLAGE OF RIDGEWOOD VILLAGE COUNCIL

REGULAR PUBLIC MEETING

SEPTEMBER 14, 2016

8:00 P.M.

1. Call to Order – Mayor

2. Statement of Compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act

3. Roll Call – Village Clerk

4. Flag Salute and Moment of Silence

5. Acceptance of Financial Reports

6. Approval of Minutes

7. Proclamations

A. Fire Prevention Week

B. Gold Star Mother’s Day

C. National Breast Cancer Awareness Week

8. Comments from the Public (Not to exceed 5 minutes per person – 30 minutes in total)

9. Village Manager’s Report

10. Village Council Reports

11. ORDINANCES – INTRODUCTION – RIDGEWOOD WATER

NONE

12. ORDINANCES – PUBLIC HEARING – RIDGEWOOD WATER

NONE

13. RESOLUTIONS – RIDGEWOOD WATER

16-285 Award Contract under State Contract – Two Jeep Patriot Vehicles (NTE $42,793) – Awards a contract under State Contract to Hertrich Fleet Services, Inc., 1427 Bay Road, Milford, DE

14. ORDINANCES – INTRODUCTION

3548 – Amend Chapter 265 Vehicles and Traffic – Parking Regulations – Brookside Avenue – Amends this chapter to provide for three hour parking, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, from September 1 through June 30, on both sides of Brookside Avenue from Spring Avenue southward

3549 – Repeal Ordinance 3532 – Audio/Video Recording of Public Meetings – Repeals Ordinance 3532 which requires notification of audio/video recordings of public meetings of Village Boards/Committees which are not usually recorded

3550 – Amend Chapter 275 – Yard Waste Regulations – Amends this chapter to provide new regulations concerning putting leaves out into the street and leaf pick-up as well as new regulations regarding the separation of grass clippings and other types of yard waste

3551 – Amend Chapter 3 – Administration of Government Section 3-13(A) – Order of Business Relating to Public Comment – Amends this chapter to allow for Public Comment at the beginning of the meeting for no longer than 40 minutes; and changing the time for speakers to three minutes each; and allowing speakers to only speak once,

3552 – Various Capital Improvements at Northwest Bergen Central Dispatch ($26,000) – Appropriates $26,000 from the Capital Fund Balance for improvement at NWBCD including cameras, doors, computers, air conditioners, emergency generators and alarm panel

3553 – Amend Ordinance #3547 – Sale of Dogs and Cats – Amends Ordinance #3547 to disallow hobby breeders to sell their dogs and cats in pet stores in Ridgewood

3554 – Amend Valet Parking Ordinance – Chestnut Street

15. ORDINANCES – PUBLIC HEARING

3542 – Amend Chapter 265 – Vehicles and Traffic – Violations and Penalties – Increase Parking Ticket Fines

3543 – Amend Chapter 265 – Vehicles and Traffic – Overnight Parking Restrictions

3544 – Amend Valet Parking Ordinance

3545 – Amend Chapter 249 – Streets and Sidewalks – Increase Fines for Paving Moratorium Violations 3546 – Amend Chapter 145 – Fees – Sewers and Sewage Disposal Fees – Increase Annual Service Charge for Out of Village Dischargers

3547 – Regulate/Ban the Sale of “Dog and Cat Mill” Animals in Pet Shops

16. RESOLUTIONS

THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS, NUMBERED 16-259 THROUGH

16-284 ARE TO BE ADOPTED BY A CONSENT AGENDA, WITH ONE VOTE BY THE VILLAGE COUNCIL. THERE IS A BRIEF DESCRIPTION BESIDE EACH RESOLUTION TO BE CONSIDERED ON THE CONSENT AGENDA. EACH RESOLUTION WILL BE READ BY TITLE ONLY:

16-259 Title 59 Approval – Laboratory Analysis Services – Approves the plans and specifications for Furnishing Laboratory Analysis Services Beginning January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017, Inclusive, prepared by the Engineering Division, pursuant to Title 59

16-260 Award Contract Laboratory Analysis Services – Graydon Pool & Water Pollution Control Facility (NTE $14,316.50) – Awards a one-year extension of the 2016 contract to Garden State Laboratories, Inc., 410 Hillside Avenue, Hillside, NJ, at the same price as 2016

16-261 Title 59 Approval – Sodium Bisulfite and Sodium Hypochlorite Solutions – Approve the plans and specifications for Furnishing and Delivering of Sodium Bisulfite Solution and Sodium Hypochlorite Solution Beginning January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016, Inclusive, prepared by the Engineering Division, pursuant to Title 59

16-262 Award Contract – Sodium Bisulfite and Sodium Hypochlorite Solutions – Water Pollution Control Facility – Awards a one-year extension of the 2016 contract to Miracle Chemical Company, 1151 B Highway No. 33, Farmingdale, NJ, at the same price as 2016

16-263 Title 59 Approval – Property Maintenance Services – Approves the plans and specifications for Rebid Property Maintenance Services (October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017, inclusive) prepared by the Engineering Division, pursuant to Title 59

16-264 Award Contract – Property Maintenance Services – Awards a contract to the lowest responsible bidder, ConQuest Construction, 20 Carver Avenue, Westwood, NJ at various prices based on the tasks performed

16-265 Award Contract Under State Contract – Ford F350 Pickup Truck – Traffic & Signal (NTE $57,416) – Awards a contract under State Contract to Cherry Hill Winner Ford, 250 Berlin Road, Cherry Hill, NJ

16-266 Award Contract Under State Contract – Ford F350 Pickup Truck – Traffic & Signal (NTE $47,284) – Awards a contract under State Contract to Cherry Hill Winner Ford, 250 Berlin Road, Cherry NJ

16-267 Award Under State Contract – Electronic Equipment, Software, and Computer Upgrades (NTE $223,248.77) – Awards a contract under State Contract to SHI International Corporation, 290 Davidson Avenue, Somerset, NJ

16-268 Award Contract Under National Joint Powers Alliance – Brush Chipper – Parks Department (NTE $119,738.36) – Awards a contract under the National Joint Powers Alliance to Northeastern Arborist Supply, 50 Notch Road, Woodland Park, NJ

16-269 Award Contract Under National Joint Powers Alliance – Street Sweeper – Streets Department (NTE $206,896.45) – Awards a contract under the National Joint Powers Alliance to Timmerman Equipment Company, P.O. Box 71, Whitehouse, NJ

16-270 Award Contract Under The Education Services Commission of New Jersey Contract – Two Stump Grinders – Parks Department (NTE $67,504) – Awards a contract under The Education Services Commission of New Jersey Contract to Cherry Valley Tractor Sales, 35 Route 70 West, Marlton, NJ

16-271 Award Extraordinary, Unspecifiable Services Contract – Blower Motor – Water Pollution Control Facility (NTE $30,000) – Awards an Extraordinary, Unspecifiable Services Contract to various vendors: Spencer Turbine Co., 600 Day Hill Road, Windsor, CT; Carfi Electric, 124 Emeline Drive, Hawthorne, NJ; and Keystone Engineering Group, 590 Lancaster Avenue, Suite 200, Fazer,

16-272 Authorize Extension of Contract – Leasing and Maintenance Program for Police Cars (NTE $30,000) – Authorizes the extension of a contract for the third year of a three-year contract to Enterprise Fleet Management, 1550 Route 23 North, Suite 101, Wayne, NJ

16-273 Declare Property Surplus – Parks Department Dump Truck – Declares a Parks Department dump truck surplus property and authorizes the Village Manager to dispose of said property

16-274 Amend 2016 Capital Budget for Northwest Bergen County Central Dispatch Capital Improvements – Amends the 2016 Capital Budget to indicate that $26,000 from the Capital Fund Balance be appropriated to pay for the Village’s share of capital improvements at Northwest Bergen Central Dispatch

16-275 Approve Shared Services Agreement – Child Health Clinic (Glen Rock and Fair Lawn) – Authorizes a Shared Services Agreement with the Borough of Glen Rock and the Borough of Fair Lawn to have their residents participate in the Child Health Clinic in the Village of Ridgewood. Each municipality will pay one- third of the cost for the remainder of 2016, which is $1,266.

16-276 Reject Bid – Janitorial Services – Rejects the sole bid for this service due to the fact that its benefits were outweighed by its detriments

16-277 Authorize Application for Historic Preservation Grant for Zabriskie-Schedler House – Authorizes that an application for a Historic Preservation Grant for the Zabriskie-Schedler House be submitted

16-278 Authorize Application for Bergen County Open Space Trust Fund Grant – Kings Pond Park – Authorizes that an application for a Bergen County Open Space Trust Fund Grant be submitted for various improvements at Kings Pond Park

16-279 Authorize Cleaning of Gypsy Pond/Kings Pond Park by the Ridgewood Wildscape Association and Partners – Authorizes several volunteer groups to clean the Gypsy Pond/Kings Pond Park, along with a Public Awareness Campaign, on October 15, 2016. The Village Engineer has reviewed the proposal, the group has agreed to certain safety precautions, and the resolution is adopted pursuant to Title 59.

16-280 Establish Annual Service Charge and Payment for Guarantee Bond for Ridgewood Senior Citizen Housing Corporation and Guaranty of Payment of Revenue Bonds – Authorizes the Village Manager to execute an agreement reflecting the annual service charge, in lieu of taxes, for Village services provided to the Ridgewood Senior Citizens Housing Corporation’s housing development. In addition, it requires the payment of $25,000 from the Ridgewood Senior Citizen Housing Corporation for guaranty of the timely payment of principal and interest of 2005 Revenue Bonds.

16-281 Authorize Letter be Sent to the Planning Board for the Review of Ordinances 3489, 3490, 3491, and 3492 – Authorizes that a letter be sent from the Village Council to the Ridgewood Planning Board requesting that the Planning Board openly discuss and

re-evaluate the zoning criteria which was the basis for regulations found in Ordinances 3489, 3490, 3491 and 3492, specifically the appropriate densities of development compared to floor area ratios and on-site parking in the Central Business District

16-282 Appointments to Financial Advisory Committee – Appoints members to the Financial Advisory Committee

16-283 Appointments to Central Business District Advisory Committee – Appoints representatives of the Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce, the Ridgewood Guild, resident members, business owners, Village Council liaison, the Police Chief or designee and the Village Engineer for staggered two-year terms

16-284 Appointments to Ridgewood Arts Council – Appoints members to the Ridgewood Arts Council to terms expiring 6/30/17. Also appoints Audrey Fink as the Chair and Rosemary Gunther McCooe as the Vice-Chair for terms expiring 6/30/17.

17. Comments from the Public (Not to Exceed 5 minutes per person)

18. Resolution to go into Closed Session

19. Closed Session

A. Legal – RCRD Lawsuit, Town Garage Property

B. Personnel – Village Manager Search

20. Adjournment