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Ridgewood Village Council Regular Public Meeting

VILLAGE OF RIDGEWOOD

VILLAGE COUNCIL

REGULAR PUBLIC MEETING

JANUARY 16, 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

     Jamboree Days

  1. Swearing-in of Police Officer Patrick Daly
  1. Comments from the Public (Not to exceed 3            minutes per person – 40 minutes in total)
  2. Village Manager’s Report
  3. Village Council Reports
  4. RESOLUTION

THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION, NUMBERED 19-02, WILL BE ADOPTED BY A CONSENT AGENDA, WITH ONE VOTE BY THE VILLAGE COUNCIL. THERE IS A BRIEF DESCRIPTION BESIDE THIS RESOLUTION AND IT WILL BE READ BY TITLE ONLY:

19-02          Authorize Temporary Capital Budget – Approves           a temporary Capital Budget to appropriate              money for the down payment for the general             capital bond ordinance for the 2019 road               paving and streetscape program and the                 purchase of the Senior Bus

  1. ORDINANCES – INTRODUCTION – RIDGEWOOD WATER

     NONE

  1. ORDINANCES – PUBLIC HEARING – RIDGEWOOD WATER

     NONE

  1. RESOLUTIONS – RIDGEWOOD WATER

THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS, NUMBERED 19-03 THROUGH 19-19 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:

19-03          Title 59 Approval – Landscaping Services –             Approves the plans and specifications for              Landscaping Services prepared by Ridgewood             Water, pursuant to Title 59

19-04          Award Contract – Landscaping Services

          (NTE $61,000) – Awards the second year of a            two-year contract to the lowest responsible            bidder, LTI, Inc., 122 Main Road, Montville,                NJ

19-05          Title 59 Approval – Line Stop and Valve                     Insertion Services – Approves the plans and           specifications for Line Stop and Valve                 Insertion Services prepared by the Ridgewood                Water Department, pursuant to Title 59

19-06          Award Contract – Line Stop and Valve                   Insertion Services (NTE $100,000) – Awards             the second year of a two-year contract to the          lowest responsible bidder, Carner Brothers,            10 Steel Court, Roseland, NJ

19-07          Title 59 Approval – Servicing and Repair of           Electric Source – Approves the plans and               specifications for Servicing and Repairing of          Electric Source prepared by the Village of             Ridgewood Water Department, pursuant to Title          59

19-08          Award Contract – Servicing and Repair of               Electric Source (NTE $250,000) – Awards the            second year of a two-year contract to the              lowest responsible bidder, Vanore Electric,            145 Lexington Avenue, Hackensack, NJ

19-09          Title 59 Approval – Furnishing and Delivering           Sodium Hypochlorite Solution – Approves the            plans and specifications for Furnishing and            Delivering of Sodium Hypochlorite Solution             prepared by the Ridgewood Water Department,            pursuant to Title 59

19-10          Award Contract – Furnishing and Delivering             Sodium Hypochlorite Solution (NTE $135,000) –          Awards the second year of a two-year contract          to the lowest responsible bidder, Miracle            Chemical Company, 1151B Highway 33,                   Farmingdale, NJ

19-11          Title 59 Approval – Laboratory Analysis                     Services – Approves the plans and                      specifications for Laboratory Analysis                 Services, prepared by the Ridgewood Water              Department, pursuant to Title 59

19-12          Award Contract – Laboratory Analysis Services           (NTE $128,460) – Awards the second year of a                two-year contract to the lowest responsible            bidder, Aqua Pro-Tech Labs, 1275 Bloomfield            Avenue, Bldg. 6, Fairfield, NJ

19-13          Title 59 Approval – Water Billing and Data             Collection Services – Approves the plans and                specifications for Water Billing and Data              Collection Services prepared by the Ridgewood          Water Department, pursuant to Title 59

19-14          Award Contract – Water Billing and Data                     Collection Services (NTE $237,395) – Awards           the second year of a two-year contract to the          sole responsible bidder, Computil, Inc., 30            Controls Drive, Shelton, CT

19-15          Title 59 Approval – Servicing and Repair of           Potable Water Pumping Facilities – Approves            the plans and specifications for Servicing             and Repair of Potable Water Storage Tanks,             prepared by Ridgewood Water, pursuant to               Title 59

19-16          Award Contract – Servicing and Repair of               Potable Water Pumping Facilities (NTE                  $250,000) – Awards a contract to the sole              responsible bidder, William Stothoff Company,          Inc., 110 River Road, Flemington, NJ

19-17          Award Contract – Eastside Reservoir                    Improvements (NTE $246,600) – Awards a                 contract to the lowest responsible bidder,             Ray Palmer Associates, 95 King Street, Dover,          NJ

19-18          Award Professional Services Contract – Per-           and Poly-Fluoroalkyl Substances Planning and                Treatment      Study (NTE $168,600) – Awards a              Professional Services Contract to Mott                 MacDonald, 111 Wood Avenue South, Iselin, NJ.          The required Pay to Play forms have been               filed with the Village Clerk’s Office.

19-19          Award Emergency Contract – Boiler Replacement           – Glen Avenue Water Facility (NTE $33,800) –                Awards an Emergency Contract to Generation             III Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning,            30 West Prospect Street, Waldwick, NJ

  1. ORDINANCES – INTRODUCTION

3698 – Bond Ordinance – Street Paving and Streetscape,             Purchase of Senior Bus ($2,137,000) –                         Appropriates this money for the 2019 road paving      and streetscape program and for purchasing a bus  for the Senior Citizen transportation services       provided by the Village

3699 – Amend Chapter 265 – Vehicles and Traffic –                    Parking at Train Station Lot after 6:00 p.m. –         Amends this chapter to allow all vehicles to be         parked at the Ridgewood train station after 6:00  p.m., without the necessity of having a             Ridgewood resident sticker and/or a Ridgewood           Parking Permit

3700 – Amend Chapter 156 – Food and Food Handling                    Establishments – Outdoor Café Regulations –            Amends this chapter for new regulations for      outdoor cafes, including specifying particular      types, heights, and locations of barriers,              establishing dates when outdoor cafes may             operate, and

3701 – Amend Chapter 145 – Fees – Outdoor Cafes –                    Amends the fees to be charged for outdoor cafes,      based on the number of benches or tables and           chairs used by each business

3702 – Amend Chapter 265 – Vehicles and Traffic –                    Ridgewood Premium Parking Permit for Hudson            Street Parking Lot and Use of Rideshare                  Arrangement – Establishes the Hudson Street      Parking Lot permit, which permits resident                commuters to park only in this lot with this           particular permit, and guarantees these             commuters a parking space in the Hudson Street         Parking Lot. It also establishes the fact that           those who purchase the Hudson Street Parking Lot      permit will participate in a rideshare program,        at no additional cost, once the Hudson Street        parking lot is closed for the construction of           the Hudson Street parking garage. It also              requires those who have a 2019 Hudson Street          Parking Lot permit to purchase a 2020 Hudson            Street Parking Lot permit in order to continue       with the rideshare program until the Hudson           Street parking garage is completed.

3703 – Amend Chapter 145 – Fees – Ridgewood Parking           Permit for Hudson Street Lot – Establishes the          fee for the parking permit for the Hudson Street       lot only at $1,300

  1. ORDINANCES – PUBLIC HEARING

3694 – Amend Chapter 145 Fees – Adopt a Tree and              Memorial Benches

3695 – Amend Chapter 190 – Land Use and Development –        Establish Regulations for Temporary Storage        Containers

3696 – Amend Chapter 145 – Fees – Fees for Temporary          Storage Containers

3697 – Amend Chapter 145 – Fees – Graydon Pool                Membership Fees

  1. ORDINANCE – CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING

3688 – Amend Chapter 145 – Fees – Graydon Pool                Membership Fees and Tennis Membership Fees

  1. RESOLUTIONS

THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS, NUMBERED 19-20 THROUGH 19-36 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:

19-20          Authorize Tax Assessor/Tax Collector to File           Appeals and/or Settlement Stipulations –               Authorizes the Tax Assessor and/or Tax                 Collector to file tax appeals and/or                   settlement stipulations with the Bergen                County Board of Taxation for the purpose of            correcting assessment errors for the year              2018. This resolution also authorizes the             Assessor, in conjunction with the Village              Attorney, to conduct settlement negotiations           in matters pending before the Tax Court of                New Jersey in 2019.

19-21     Title 59 Approval – Landfill Disposal of               Solid Waste – Approves the plans and                   specifications for Landfill Disposal of Solid          Waste, prepared by the Ridgewood Water                 Department, pursuant to Title 59

19-22          Award Contract – Landfill Disposal of Solid           Waste (NT# $66.95/ton) – Awards the second             year of a two-year contract to the lowest              responsible bidder, IWS Transfer Systems of            NJ, Inc., 375 Routes 1 & 9, Jersey City, NJ

19-23          Title 59 Approval – 2019 Recreational Program           Instruction – Approves the plans and                   specifications for Recreational Program                     Instruction with the Department of Parks and                Recreation, Contract Year 2019, prepared by            the Ridgewood Recreation Department, pursuant          to Title 59

19-24          Award Contracts – 2019 Recreational Program           Instruction – Awards contracts to various              vendors for 2019 recreation programs offered                by the Village of Ridgewood’s Department of            Parks and Recreation. These contracts are              paid through user fees.

19-25          Approve Shared Services Agreement – School             Resource Officer (Ridgewood Board of                   Education – NTE $100,000) – Approves a Shared          Services Agreement with the Ridgewood Board            of Education, whereby the Village and the            Board of Education will each pay                      $100,000/year for funding a School Resource               Officer

19-26          Approve Shared Services Agreement – Bergen             County Police Chiefs Association Mutual Aid            Plan and Rapid Deployment Force – Authorizes                the Ridgewood Police Department to                          participate in a County-wide Mutual Aid Plan                and Rapid Deployment Force to be used in               times of emergency

19-27          Declare Property Surplus – Parks Department           Logs – Declares the stockpile of uncut                 lengths of logs, which are remnants from tree          work performed by the Parks Department, as             surplus property and authorizes the Village            Manager to dispose of this property

19-28          Declare Property Surplus – Various Vehicles –           Declares vehicles from various departments,            which are no longer viable for the Village’s                use, and authorizes the Village Manager to             dispose of this property

19-29          Certify Compliance with Federal Civil Rights                Requirements – Certifies that the Village of                Ridgewood’s hiring practices comply with the                U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity                      Commission’s “Enforcement Guidance on the              Consideration of Arrest and Conviction                 Records in Employment Decisions Under Title            VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964”, as               amended, pertaining to the consideration of            an individual’s criminal history. This is            required under P.L. 2017, c. 183 which                     requires that this be certified prior to the               Village submitting its approved annual budget        to the NJ Division of Local Government                 Services.

19-30          Authorize Release of Escrow Funds – 143 & 147           West      Glen Avenue – Authorizes the release of                the remaining escrow funds for this project,                in the amount of $12,348, since the Village           Engineer has deemed the project complete

19-31          Endorse Application for Community Development           Block Grant – Care Plus, NJ, Inc. – Client             Transportation Assistance – Confirms                   endorsement of a $43,680 CDB grant. This               resolution does not obligate the financial             resources of the Village but will expedite             the expenditure of Community Development               funds.

19-32          Approve Place to Place Transfer of Liquor              License – 54 East Ridgewood Landmark, LLC –            Expansion of Licensed Premises – Approves a            place to place transfer for 54 East Ridgewood          Landmark, LLC t/a Filena Restaurant to expand          their licensed premises to include all floors          within the building, as well as the rooftop

19-33          Authorize Bond Sale for Funding Hudson Street           Parking Garage – Authorizes the form and               requirements for the bond sale for the Hudson          Street parking garage

19-34          Appoint Member to Zoning Board of Adjustment                – Appoints Matthew Bandelt as Alternate #2             on the Zoning Board of Adjustment, which term          shall begin immediately and expire on                  6/30/2020

19-35          Appoint Members to Library Board – Appoints           Janis Fuhrman, Rocco Orlando, and Rei                  Shinozuka to terms that shall begin                    immediately and expire on 12/31/2023

19-36          Appoint Members to Community Center Advisory                Board     – Updates the appointment of members of        the Community Center Advisory Board as                 follows, effective immediately and ending on                6/30/2019: Donald Liebreich and Bill Carbone                – Senior Citizen Residents; Helen Leonard and          Beth Abbott – Adult Residents; Nancy Friedman          – Adult Resident (children in Ridgewood             school system); Tom Lillis – Ridgewood Highs        School Student; Emily Schmitt – George                  Washington Middle School Student; Chief              Jacqueline Luthcke or designee – Ridgewood               Police Dept. Liaison; Deanna Schablik – Parks       & Recreation Dept. Representative; Sheila             Brogan – Ridgewood Board of Education Liaison

  1. Comments from the Public (Not to Exceed 5 minutes per person)
  2. Resolution to go into Closed Session
  3. Closed Session

     Personnel/Contract Negotiations – PBA

  1. Adjournment
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Ridgewood School Board Comes up with School Resource Officer Funding

Ridgewood Schools schools were cleared of the shelter in place Order

file photo by Boyd Loving

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ,the Ridgewood School Board and the Village Council have come to terms funding a School Resource Officer .After beginning the 2018-2019 school year at odds over who should pay for the new school resource officer(SRO), the Ridgewood Board of Education has finally agreed to a co-funding agreement.

In September, Village Council members claimed school district officials had reneged on good faith negotiations to co-fund the salary 50-50 for the school resource officer. Municipal officials claimed the Board of Education was asked to contribute $100,000 for their fiscal year. Board members asserted they made it clear from the start that funding for the SRO was not in the 2018-2019 district budget and the village’s 2018 operating budget covered the expense.

In December after serious public pressure  and a disastrous election defeat by the sitting school board president the Ridgewood Board of Education unanimously voted to contribute up to $100,000 towards the SRO, prorated and effective Jan. 1, through a shared services agreement with the village.

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THE RIDGEWOOD VILLAGE COUNCIL’S PUBLIC WORKSHOP AGENDA JANUARY 9, 2019 7:30 P.M.

THE RIDGEWOOD VILLAGE COUNCIL’S PUBLIC WORKSHOP AGENDA

JANUARY 9, 2019

7:30 P.M.

  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, 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.”

  1. Roll Call – Village Clerk                                                                                                
  2. Flag Salute/Moment of Silence
  3. Public Comments (Not to Exceed 3 Minutes per Person – 40 Minutes in Total)    
  4. Manager’s Report
  5. Council Reports         
  6. Discussion
  7. Ridgewood Water  
  8. Award Contract – Eastside Reservoir Improvements
  9. Award Second Year Contract – Landscaping Services
  10. Award Second Year Contract – Line Stop and Valve Insertion
  11. Award Second Year Contract – Servicing and Repairing of Electric Source
  12. Award Second Year Contract – Water Billing and Data Collection                                                             Services
  13. Award Second Year Contract – Furnishing and Delivering Sodium

                                    Hypochlorite Solution

  1. Award Contract – Servicing and Repair of Potable Water Pumping

                                    Facilities

  1. Award Professional Services Contract – Per-and Poly-Fluoroalkly

                                    Substances Planning and Treatment Study

  1. Award Contract – Asbestos Abatement and Boiler Replacement
  2. Award Second Year Contract – Laboratory Analysis Services
  1. Parking          
  2. Parking in Train Station Lot after 6:00 P.M.
  3. Maturity Schedule for Funding the Hudson Street Parking Garage
  4. Amend Parking Permit Ordinance – Hudson Street Parking Lot Permit
  1. Budget
  2. Award Second Year Contract – Landfill Disposal of Solid Waste
  3. Declare Property Surplus – Parks Department Log Pile
  4. Declare Property Surplus – Various Vehicles
  5. Authorize Release of Escrow Funds – 143 and 147 West Glen Avenue
  6. Award Contract – Recreation Program Instruction for 2019
  7.         Approve Shared Services Agreement – School Resource Officer
  8. Graydon Pool Membership Fees
  9. 2019 Bond Ordinance – Various Capital Improvements
  10. Resolution to Amend Temporary Capital Budget
  1. Policy
  2. Amendments to Outdoor Café Ordinance
  3. Amendments for Regulations for Dumpsters on Private Property
  1. Operations                        
  2. Confirm Endorsement of Application for Community

                        Development Block Grant – Care Plus NJ, Inc.

  1. Place to Place Liquor License Transfer – 54 East Ridgewood Landmark
  1. Review of January 16, 2019 Public Meeting Agenda
  2. Public Comments (Not to Exceed 5 Minutes per Person)    
  3. Closed Session
  4. Legal – Board of Education Elections, Ridgewood Water Rate Litigation
  5. Contract/Personnel – PBA Negotiations
  6. Adjournment
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The Ridgewood blog would like to challenge our readers and all residents to read as many books as possible for 2019, Lets build a smarter Village!

Ridgewood Public Library by ArtChick

file photo by ArtChick

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, There’s no secret to how to get smarter. You read a lot it’s that simple .There’s a whole host of people who have excelled , from Warren Buffett and Bill Gates to Richard Branson and Barack Obama, who will tell you the same thing. In the old days it was often said you can tell the second you enter a room if anyone there has ever read a book before.

But if building your brainpower is that straightforward, why don’t more people do it? For the same reason that we fail to do lots of worthy but less urgent self-improvement projects , we think we are all really busy.

But are we really? A new article by Charles Chu of site Better Humans raises some eyebrows by people who claim they simply don’t have enough time to feed their intellect with books.According to the author the simple math that proves you do have enough time to read. Chu tells the story of how reading 200 hundred books a year (yes, 200!) for the past several years has helped him turn his life around, reconsider his career, and become much happier.

The math is simple , according to Chu the average American reads 200 to 400 words per minute. A Typical nonfiction books have about 50,000 words.

Now, all we need are some quick calculations:

200 books x 50,000 words/book = 10 million words
10 million words/400 wpm = 25,000 minutes
25,000 minutes/60 = 417 hours

That’s all there is to it. To read 200 books, simply spend 417 hours a year reading!

You say you don’t have time take a look at what the average American spends on social media and TV in a year:

608 hours on social media
1,642 hours on TV

If those hours were spent reading instead, you could be reading more than 1,000 books a year!

The Ridgewood blog would like to challenge our readers and all residents to read as many books as possible for 2018 ! Lets build a smarter Village and perhaps a smarter New Jersey !

For those who don’t know where to start ,the Ridgewood library is full of suggestions and many librarians have made recommendation lists for residents .

The Ridgewood Public Library is located at
125 N Maple Ave
Ridgewood, New Jersey
Call (201) 670-5600

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Happy New Year from the Ridgewood blog !

Happy New Year

Wishing a happy, healthy and safe New Year!

from PJ Blogger and the staff of the Ridgewood blog

the Ridgewood blog will be resting up from our new year festivities today,but we will be up and running  on Wednesday January 2nd 2019

thank you for all your overwhelming support !!!

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Twas the Night before Christmas

Christmas tree Ridgewood NJ

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Twas the Night before Christmas 

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads.
And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap.

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tinny reindeer.

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name!

“Now Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! On, Cupid! on, on Donner and Blitzen!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!”

As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky.
So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
With the sleigh full of Toys, and St Nicholas too.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St Nicholas came with a bound.

He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot.
A bundle of Toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler, just opening his pack.

His eyes-how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow.

The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath.
He had a broad face and a little round belly,
That shook when he laughed, like a bowlful of jelly!

He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself!
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings, then turned with a jerk.
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose!

He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ‘ere he drove out of sight,
“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!”

Clement Clarke Moore (1799 – 1863) came from a prominent family and his father Benjamin Moore was the Bishop of New York who was famous for officiating at the inauguration of George Washington. The tradition of reading Twas the night before Christmas poem on Christmas Eve is now a Worldwide institution and tradition.
http://www.carols.org.uk/twas_the_night_before_christmas.htm

Clement Clarke Moore (1779 – 1863) wrote the poem Twas the night before Christmas also called “A Visit from St. Nicholas” in 1822. It is now the tradition in many American families to read the poem every Christmas Eve.

The poem ‘Twas the night before Christmas’ has redefined our image of Christmas and Santa Claus. Prior to the creation of the story of ‘Twas the night before Christmas’ St. Nicholas, the patron saint of children, had never been associated with a sleigh or reindeers!

Clement Moore, the author of the poem Twas the night before Christmas, was a reticent man and it is believed that a family friend, Miss H. Butler, sent a copy of the poem to the New York Sentinel who published the poem. The condition of publication was that the author of Twas the night before Christmas was to remain anonymous. The first publication date was 23rd December 1823 and it was an immediate success. It was not until 1844 that Clement Clarke Moore claimed ownership when the work was included in a book of his poetry.http://www.carols.org.uk/twas_the_night_before_christmas.htm

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Reader says , “The village council has shown no regard for rising taxes and in fact has only acted to ensure they will continue to go up”

file photo by Boyd Loving

The village council has shown no regard for rising taxes and in fact has only acted to ensure they will continue to go up. The garage will eventually need property taxes to pay the million dollar annual gap between expense and parking revenue. With high density housing our schools will be overloaded forever and that budget will only grow by large numbers. $15 min wage will crush all CBD businesses and that will lower tax receipts there, a gap higher local property taxes will have to cover. As housing sales on the highest property tax homes in town see price erosion the lower assessments will get covered by…higher local property taxes. Meanwhile, the village spends like fools and hikes fees everywhere.

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Village of Ridgewood Council Regular Public Meeting

Village Council Meeting Uber

 

file phot by Boyd Loving 

VILLAGE OF RIDGEWOOD ,VILLAGE COUNCIL REGULAR PUBLIC MEETING

DECEMBER 12, 2018

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

     Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over – 2018 Year End     Holiday Statewide Crackdown

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

11.  ORDINANCES – INTRODUCTION – RIDGEWOOD WATER

12.  ORDINANCES – PUBLIC HEARING – RIDGEWOOD WATER

13.  RESOLUTIONS – RIDGEWOOD WATER

18-  Title 59 Approval – Tree Maintenance Services

18-  Award Contract – Tree Maintenance Services

18-  Title 59 Approval – Cold Water Meters

18-  Award Contract – Cold Water Meters

18-  Award Sole Provider Contract – Geographic     Information Systems

18-  Authorize Change Order – Laboratory Analysis Services

18-  Cancel Water Utility Budget Appropriation

14.  ORDINANCES – INTRODUCTION

3694 – Amend Chapter 145 Fees – Adopt a Tree and               Memorial Benches

3695 – Amend Chapter 190 – Land Use and Development –          Establish Regulations for Temporary Storage          Containers

3696 – Amend Chapter 145 – Fees – Fees for Temporary           Storage Containers

3697 – Amend Chapter 145 – Fees – Graydon Pool                 Membership Fees

15.  ORDINANCES – PUBLIC HEARING

3687 – Amend Chapter 145 – Fees – Day Camp Fees

3688 – Amend Chapter 145 – Fees – Graydon Pool                 Membership Fees and Tennis Membership Fees

3689 – Amend Chapter 265 – Vehicles and Traffic – Stop        Signs at Claremont Road and Cantrell Road

3690 – Amend Chapter 265 – Vehicles and Traffic – Stop         Signs at Fairmount Road and Upper Boulevard

3691 – Amend Chapter 190 – Land Use and Development –          Zoning in B-1 and B-2 Business Districts

3692 – Establish Licensing for Barbershops,                    Hairdressing, Cosmetology, and Nail Salons

3693 – Amend Chapter 145 – Fees – Fees for Licenses for   Barbershops, Hairdressing, Cosmetology and Nail         Salons

16.  RESOLUTIONS

18-  Approve 2019 Village Cash Management Plan

18-  Designate Official Newspapers for 2019

18-  2019 Annual Meetings Statement

18-  Award Contract – Preparation of 2019 Village      Council Meeting Minutes ($9.00/page/NTE       $20,000)

18-  Title 59 Approval – Train Station Parking    Expansion

18-  Award Contract – Train Station Parking Expansion

18-  Award Contract Under U.S. Communities Cooperative Alliance Contract – Stationary Emergency Generator      – Fire Department

18-  Award Professional Services Contract – Risk            Management Consultants (NTE $60,000)

18-  Award Professional Services Contract –                 Employee Assistance Program (NTE $5,000)

18-  Award Professional Services Contract – Software    for Finance Department

18-  Award Professional Services Contract – Banking     Services

18-  Designate Redeveloper and Authorize Execution of   Redevelopment Agreement – Block 3809, Lots 12 &   13 – Hudson Street Parking Lot

18-  Approve 2018 Budget Transfers

18-  Approve 2019 Temporary Budgets

18-  Cancel Grant Receivables

18-  Cancel General Capital Ordinances

18-  Authorize Execution of Community Development Block Agreement – Purchase of Tables for Patrick A.   Mancuso Senior Center

18-  Endorse Application for Community Development      Block Grant – Family Promise – Sheltering Programs

18-  Endorse Application for Community Development      Block Grant – Village of Ridgewood – Ramp for     Zabriskie-Schedler House

18-  Authorize Application for and Accept Additional    Grant Funding from Bergen County Municipal Alliance Grant (2018–2019)

18-  Authorize Application for and Accept Grant Funding from Bergen County Municipal Alliance Grant

     (2019-2020)

18-  Adopt Amendments to Athletic Fields and Recreational Facilities Use Policy

18-  Accept Donation – Bench and Nature Garden at Irene Habernickel Family Park

18-  Extend Suspension of Ordinance for Certain    Illuminated Signs in Central Business District

18-  Appoint Joint Insurance Fund Commissioner –  

18-  Appoint Public Agency Compliance Officer              (P.A.C.O)

18-  Accept Settlement Agreement – Affordable Housing

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

18.  Resolution to go into Closed Session

19.  Closed Session

20.  Adjournment

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Reader says , ” Financially, it’s a disaster that’s being foisted on the Ridgewood taxpayer”

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Hey, ‘OMG guy/gal’…it’s not the garage as much as it is the a) wrong location and b) being built for the wrong reason. We’re going to shoe-horn a ginormus building in a tiny area with one-ways and narrow streets? Dumb. Financially, it’s a disaster that’s being foisted on the Ridgewood taxpayer at the behest of the shopowners who want people to buy their crappy, overpriced items after walking 5 blocks. One only needs to see the big smile on the mayor’s face when he stood net to Josh at the tree lighting. Perfect photo op time to build his Democrat resume.