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ICE CREAM BY MIKE TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL ICE CREAM DAY

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Ridgewood NJ, On Sunday, July 21, 2019, to celebrate National Ice Cream Day, those who purchase any size soft serve ice cream at the regular price will receive a free order of French fries at Ice Cream by Mike (305 E Ridgewood Ave, Ridgewood, NJ). This special cannot be combined with any other offer, is limited to one per customer, and available while supplies last.

For those who plan on participating in Ice Cream Day, Ice Cream by Mike will open promptly at 11:00AM on July 21st.

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Village of Ridgewood Social Media Policy from”Human Resources Manual”

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“Employees must respect the laws regarding copyrights, trademarks, rights of the public, Village, and other third-party rights. Any use of the Village’s name, logos, service marks or trademarks outside the course of the employee’s employment, without the express consent of the Village Manager is strictly prohibited. To minimize the risk of a copyright violation, employees should provide references to the source(s) of information used and cite copyrighted works identified in online communications. 

Notwithstanding the Village’s right to read and retrieve any email messages sent to or transmitted from Village computers, such messages shall be treated as confidential by other employees and accessed only by the intended recipient. Any exception to this policy must receive prior approval from the appropriate departmental director or the Village Manager. 

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Ridgewood Police Respond to Nine reports of Car Burglaries and thefts from Motor vehicles in One Night

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Police report that on July 10th, the Ridgewood Police responded and investigated nine reports of car burglaries and thefts from motor vehicles. All the vehicles were reported to have been left unlocked during the overnight hours.

Additionally on July 12th, six car burglaries were reported to have occurred during the overnight hours. All six vehicles were left unlocked and discovered to have been entered and rifled through. Only one victim reported personal property was taken from the vehicle at this time.

The Ridgewood Police are investigating multiple car burglaries and thefts from within. Multiple vehicles have been stolen and in all cases the vehicles have been left unlocked.

We remind everyone to please remove all of your valuables from your vehicles and lock the vehicle doors. Remove all key fobs and valet keys from your vehicle.

These types of crimes are preventable and are crimes of opportunity.

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Ridgewood Water Expects Additional Wells to Come on Line by Year End

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Ridgewood NJ, according to Ridgewood water July is Smart Irrigation Month, a public awareness campaign to promote efficient water use. In the United States, more water is used in July than in any other month. In summer months, outdoor watering accounts for more than half the total water use of a home in our service area. And most water used to irrigate lawns and landscapes ends up evaporating or on paved areas. During #SmartIrrigationMonth take a look into some water-saving tips that will also produce financial savings and preserve our water resources.

At Wednesday Nights Council meeting Village of Ridgewood Manager Heather Mailander , Ridgewood water  35 wells that are operational out of a total of 52 . 8-9 additional wells that are currently not operational  will be operational by the end of the year . That is a 20% increase in wells providing water to the Ridgewood water service area. 

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Reader says , “there are swarms of professional thieves being dropped off in our historically safe quite neighborhoods”

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“The problem is not cars getting stolen from Starbucks because keys left in car running. Nor is it stupid people living with us. The concern to all of us is, and should be, that there are swarms of professional thieves being dropped off in our historically safe quite neighborhoods. THAT has not been going on my entire life. As for the police, they did respond quickly and they did watch the neighborhood the nights after to see if they came back for stuff they had dropped in haste running away. I also know that because they stopped a car dropping off my child returning home late one evening shortly after one of the incident to check the person driving. I find it quite misplaced to direct blame or criticism towards the Police when this is occurring all over the county and in fact I know it has been going on in similarly nice areas in the Princeton area as well.”

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Ridgewood Councilmen’s Facebook Page May Run Afoul of State law

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Ridgewood NJ, in Glen Rock a OPRA  lawsuit  in 2018 ,”a Glen Rock resident named  Timothy Larkin claimed he was “banned” from participating in a public dialogue on Councilman Skip Huisking’s Facebook page, which Huisking called an “official” page of Huisking’s, where the councilman conducts official government business.

On April 10, Larkin filed a lawsuit against the Borough of Glen Rock, and Borough Clerk Jackie Scalia, for denying an Open Public Records Act (OPRA) request for access to the list of Facebook accounts blocked or removed by Glen Rock mayor Bruce Packer and all members of the Borough Council. The suit is focusing on the public Facebook pages maintained by the mayor and council members, and not their personal Facebook pages.

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO SERVE ON VARIOUS BOARDS AND COMMITTEES IN RIDGEWOOD

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Ridgewood NJ, The Village Council is seeking Village residents interested in volunteering to serve on the following Boards and Committees:
-Ridgewood Planning Board
-Ridgewood Zoning Board of Adjustment
-Central Business District Advisory Committee

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Ridgewood Village Council Regular Public Meeting Agenda

 VILLAGE OF RIDGEWOOD VILLAGE COUNCIL REGULAR PUBLIC MEETING JULY 17, 2019


 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  NONE
8.  Comments from the Public (Not to exceed 3 minutes per person – 40 minutes in total) 9.Village Manager’s Report 10.Village Council Reports

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The Village of Ridgewood Has Installed New Parking Kiosks on North Broad Street

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Ridgewood NJ, the Village has installed new parking kiosks on North Broad Street (on the Dunkin Donuts side), which use a touch screen.  We are hoping that this will make it easier for those parking to be able to pay at the kiosk, as it is more intuitive.   In the next couple of weeks, the kiosk on the train station side of North Broad Street will also have a touch screen.  

Below is a video of how to use the new touch screen kiosk. 
http://www.ridgewoodnj.net/village-info/2644-new-kiosk-instructional-video

The Village is also placing the video on the Village website.  

Questions and comments : Heather A. Mailander Village Manager/Village Clerk Village of Ridgewood 131 North Maple Ave. Ridgewood, NJ  07451 hmailander@ridgewoodnj.net 201-670-5500 ext. 203- Phone 201-652-7623 – Fax

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Van Neste Square Litter Mess

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood parks continue to be the source of concern . The Ridgewood blog has previously reported on the lack of basic maintenance and yesterday Van Neste square was strewn with filth . While maintenance has been sorely lacking , this seems to be more of a case of residents or visitors not putting trash in receptacles and not cleaning up after themselves .

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