Ridgewood Council Holds Vigorous Debate on Elks Club Purchase

photo by Boyd Loving

July 12,2018

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Ridgewood NJ, the Village of Ridgewood debated moving move forward with the purchase of the Ridgewood Elks club , Councilwomen Bernie Walsh objected to the purchase of the Elks Club for Ridgewood Water , at $200,000 over the appraised value plus $500-700 to 1.5 million in […]

By |July 12th, 2018|village of ridgewood|21 Comments


file photo by Boyd Loving

The council created this problem and the time has come for the council to fix this problem.
This “business” has destroyed what was once a lovely and charming neighborhood.
As a reminder, the principle that government must be both “limited in power and ACCOUNTABLE to the people” lies at the core of our […]

By |January 14th, 2018|village of ridgewood|5 Comments

Ridgewood Council strife finds a venue in Superior Court

Nicholas Katzban , Staff Writer, @NicholasKatzbanPublished 7:22 p.m. ET July 13, 2017 | Updated 7:22 p.m. ET July 13, 2017

HACKENSACK — A Bergen County Superior Court judge found probable cause Thursday to proceed with three harassment complaints against Ridgewood Councilman Jeffrey Voigt.

The complaints against Voigt were filed by three residents who say the councilman made […]

By |July 14th, 2017|village of ridgewood|12 Comments

Ridgewood council weighs changes to train station lot

Mark Krulish , Staff Writer, @Mark_Krulish2:57 p.m. ET April 27, 2017

RIDGEWOOD — In an effort to add parking spaces at the train station, the council is weighing a plan to reduce the size of a grass median and create new spots for compact cars.

The design, presented by Village Engineer Chris Rutishauser to the council Wednesday, […]

By |April 30th, 2017|village of ridgewood|9 Comments

Ridgewood Council Debates Moving the Bus Station to Train Station Property

April 6,2017

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Ridgewood  NJ, at the Wednesday Council meeting ,Village Engineer Christopher Rutishauser spoke at length on the addition spaces at the train station . Rutishauser suggested some compact car parking spaces to add more spaces  . He also said the new plan would involve the planting of more trees at […]

By |April 6th, 2017|village of ridgewood|10 Comments

Ridgewood Council Appoints Brigette Bogart as Part-time Village planner

March 3,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, The Village council has hired Brigette Bogart of Brigette Bogart Planning and Design Professionals to serve as the village’s part-time planner, replacing the departed Blais Brancheau.

Bogart will attend planning and zoning board meetings, as well as review development applications filed by third parties, among other duties. Compensation […]

By |March 3rd, 2017|village of ridgewood|1 Comment

Ridgewood Council to Appoint New Village Manager at Tonight’s Council Meeting

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MARCH 1, 2017

1. 7:30 pm – Call to Order – Mayor
2. Statement of Compliance with Open Public Meeting Act
Mayor: “Adequate notice of this meeting has been provided by a posting on the bulletin board in Village Hall, by mail to the Ridgewood News, […]

By |March 1st, 2017|village of ridgewood|11 Comments

Reader asks Ridgewood Council on the feasibility of a property tax reduction for seniors

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At a recent council meeting I asked the council to consider asking our CFO to prepare a report on the feasibility of a property tax reduction, such as 10%, for seniors–whether all seniors or only those with income under a certain level (based on income tax returns) TBD. Other towns do this. It’s fiscally […]

By |February 23rd, 2017|village of ridgewood|7 Comments

Ridgewood Councils Multifaceted Approach to Parking

Their platform was a multifaceted approach. They did discuss tiered parking prices for commuters, one way streets with diagonal parking, a garage, subsidizing Uber, parking apps, possibly using the Zabriskie lot, employee parking, etc. The council discussed the parking rates in October and November, before voting on it. I don’t believe any member of the […]

By |January 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|10 Comments

Members of the Ridgewood Councils Opposition engage in Rumor and Innuendo at Ridgewood Council Meeting

file photo of Mr. Halaby

September 9th 2016
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Ridgewood NJ, several readers have asked “What we’re all these comments in the council meeting about a raffle at Mt Carmel with a $25k prize. Those comments were perplexing.
It seemed to be implied by Mr. Halaby that there was a fix in and that is why […]

By |September 9th, 2016|village of ridgewood|20 Comments