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

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20181010 – Village Council Regular Public Meeting
VILLAGE OF RIDGEWOOD VILLAGE COUNCIL REGULAR PUBLIC MEETING OCTOBER 10, 2018 8:00 P.M.

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Ridgewood Water Catches Contractor Dumping Contaminated Soil on its Wyckoff Property

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Ridgewood NJ, Northjersey.com has reported that .,”Ridgewood Water says its water supply is safe after catching a contractor dumping contaminated soil on its Wyckoff property.”

Northjersey goes to state in the article that , “A utility employee saw a local contractor on Aug. 20 dumping between four and six loads of soil at the Ames wellfield. According to a statement by Ridgewood Water, the Wyckoff Police Department was immediately notified and is investigating. At the same time, the Ames well was shut down as a precaution.” Interesting when the Ridgewood blog checked the Wyckoff Police blotter , there was no mention of the incident on that or any other date and when we went to the Ridgewood Water website it was off line on September 27th in the evening .We do know how that feels but it seemed an odd coincidence .

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Public Water Forum co-hosted by the League of Women Voters of Ridgewood, on October 17, 2018

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Ridgewood NJ, Mark your calendars for a Public Water Forum co-hosted by the League of Women Voters of Ridgewood, NJ on October 17, 2018. The featured speaker is Debbie Mans , Deputy Commissioner for the NJDEP.

Co-Hosted by League of Women Voters of Ridgewood, NJ with Debbie Mans (Deputy Commissioner of the NJDEP) as the featured speaker. Find out how this summer’s excessive rain will impact our water supply and if tiered pricing is the way of the future for water.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 7:30 PM – 9 PM

Ridgewood Public Library
125 N Maple Ave, Ridgewood, New Jersey 07450

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Village Council Special Public Meeting and Village Council Work Session Agenda September 26th 7:30pm

Village Council Special Public Meeting Agenda 20180926
VILLAGE COUNCIL
SPECIAL PUBLIC MEETING
SEPTEMBER 26, 2016
7:30 P.M.

1. Call to Order – Mayor
2. Statement of Compliance with the 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, The Record, and by submission to all persons entitled to same as provided by law of a schedule including the date and time of this meeting.”
3. Roll Call
4. ORDINANCES – PUBLIC HEARING
a. #3670 – Bond Ordinance – Reconfiguration of Train Station Parking Lot ($330,000)
b. #3671 – Bond Ordinance – Additional Funding for Restoration of Zabriskie-Schedler House, Phase 2
5. RESOLUTIONS
18-290 Award Professional Services Contract – Historic Architectural Services – Zabriskie-Schedler House, Phase 2 (NTE $)
18-291 Authorize Execution of Memorandum of Agreement with Bergen County – Desnagging of Kings Pond
18-292 Adopt 2018 Human Resources Manual
6. Adjournment

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Ridgewood Water will be hosting a series of Community Open Houses in Wyckoff, Midland Park, Ridgewood and Glen Rock

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Water announced that it is hosting a series of Community Open Houses in Wyckoff, Midland Park, Ridgewood and Glen Rock to provide the public with an opportunity to learn more about Ridgewood Water’s regular maintenance, system upgrades, and compliance with new and evolving regulations for drinking water, including Per – and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS). PFAS are man-made chemicals that are found to be widespread and extremely persistent in the environment.

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Ridgewood Water Gives Comprehensive Report keeping our water safe and is complying with EPA guidelines

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Ridgewood NJ, Last night at the Village Council meeting, Rich Calbi gave an outstanding (and comprehensive) report on how the Water Company is keeping our water safe and is complying with (and exceeding) EPA guidelines.  He is a great guy, very thorough and although he was speaking about scientific details, it was easy to understand.  Also, it is very helpful that the powerpoint slides are broadcast on the live stream to us at home.  I have been at meetings where you cannot even begin to see what is projected on those relatively small screens.  Thank you Mr. Calbi for your hard work on our behalf.

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VILLAGE OF RIDGEWOOD VILLAGE COUNCIL REGULAR PUBLIC MEETING SEPTEMBER 12, 2018

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Village Council Regular Public Meeting Agenda 20180912
VILLAGE OF RIDGEWOOD VILLAGE COUNCIL REGULAR PUBLIC MEETING SEPTEMBER 12, 2018
8:00 P.M.

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Ridgewood Water Promotes National Water Quality Month

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Ridgewood NJ, August is #NationalWaterQualityMonth. This is a great time to understand where your drinking water comes from and what’s in it so you can properly protect its quality .  Check out the Ridgewood Water Annual Drinking Water Quality Report at http://water.ridgewoodnj.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=123&Itemid=67

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Readers Not Buying Village Managers “Defense” of Healthbarn

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On many occasions Healthbarn has more then 1 large school bus coming in for field trips all the while other programs are going on. With all the cameras around the house and parking lot I am sure Heather can see them. So should we assume she doesn’t know the difference between small and large buses? What about the charted buses that seem to come 2X a year? Playing it dumb doesn’t really work when your talking about a neighborhoods quality of life!!! Saying a employee lives in the neighborhood is a huge stretch too. what’s wrong is the fact that the Village Manager seems to be protecting Healthbarn not the tax payers who pays her? Did Heather come and collect her zucchini for protecting Healthbarn? Does any village employee want the house across the street from them turned into a for profit business? Because that’s what happened in our neighborhood so lying to everyone is seriously criminal!!!!!

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Parking Meter Changes Coming for the Central Business District in Ridgewood

August 11,2018

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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:

Meter Times:  Monday through Friday – 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday – 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Meter Rates for All Meters:  75 cents per hour (including the Cottage Place CBD Employee Parking Spaces)

Duration of Meters:  3 hours for all parking meters, except the Cottage Place parking lot, which will be 11 hours.

CBD Employee Parking Spaces:  These spaces require a CBD Employee Parking Permit and are located in 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.

We are extending our Parking Kiosk Pilot Program. In addition to the Chestnut Street parking lot, parking kiosks will be placed in the following locations:

  • Cottage Place parking lot
  • Cottage Place Annex parking lot (between The Gap and Gilsenan & Co. Real Estate)
  • Both sides of North Broad Street, between Franklin Avenue and East Ridgewood Avenue

The parking kiosks will accept coins, dollar bills, and credit cards (Visa, Master Card and American Express).  Parkmobile is also available to pay for parking, by downloading the Parkmobile app to your Smartphone.

Effective September 25, 2018, the new meter times for the train station parking lot and the Park and Ride parking lot will be:

Monday through Friday – 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (14-hour meter duration)
Saturday – 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (8-hour meter duration)

Overnight parking is available in select parking lots for residents living in the CBD. Permits for overnight parking may be purchased at the Reception Desk in Village Hall.  Other than the overnight parking lots, parking is prohibited in all other parking lots, including the train station lot and the Park and Ride lot, from 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.