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“Meet the Mayor.” Today 9am-11am. 4th Floor in Ridgewood Village Hall

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Ridgewood NJ , Village of Ridgewood Mayor Ramon Hache, will be hosting his  first “Meet the Mayor.” 9am-11am. 4th Floor in Village Hall. Going forward, it will take place on the second Saturday of every month.

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Reader says Houston..we have a SPENDING problem

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The cash river spend-a thon that has been flowing downhill from the VC on Raised Garage Bonding ,,centralized parking valets ala carte , skyjacking the parking rates and times ….blow up the train station parking for invisible compact cars that don’t exist in the
1000 dollar permit club up there …has everyone muscling in on the spend a thon…including rumors of a PAC no less..
Can’t make this up….meantime castle homes up in highlands are not selling and prices soft…Ie Tax re-evaluations requests for tax rate adjustments to come..
less cash in the VOR ACCOUNTS..PERFECT STORM..PS SCHOOL BUDGET 110 Million and growing . Houston..we have a problem ….reply : RESTRAINT ..voyagers..

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A Note to the Council About the Library’s Expensive Proposition to Gut Itself and Start Over

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The following note was sent to the Village Council with a copy to the Village Manager.

Dear Council:
It is my impression that the library director and board are asking the Council to pave over part of Veterans Field for parking so that they can increase services further and build a performance venue at the library.

This is a bad idea–no, a terrible idea. Our parks have already been largely given over to sports. What’s left must be considered sacrosanct. As the temporary custodians of the village, you make decisions that will last for decades or forever. You are responsible for holding firm on this. I believe such a decision would be wildly unpopular.

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Village of Ridgewood Offices Closed Columbus Day – October 8, 2018

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Ridgewood NJ, All Village offices will be closed on October 8, 2018, in observance of Columbus Day. There will be no garbage or recycling pickup and the Recycling Center will also be closed. The Recycling Center will be open on October 6, 2018. The Police Department, on the second floor of Village Hall, will be open on this holiday. All offices will open again on October 9, 2018 at 8:30 a.m.

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THE RIDGEWOOD VILLAGE COUNCIL’S PUBLIC WORKSHOP AGENDA OCTOBER 3, 2018 7:30 P.M.

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THE RIDGEWOOD VILLAGE COUNCIL’S PUBLIC WORKSHOP AGENDA OCTOBER 3, 2018 7:30 P.M.

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Village Hall Backup generator installation

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So if I understood Heather correctly, scheduling the backup generator installation for a weekday afternoon was done to save a $5000 installation premium? Really?

The departments that are being sent home for a half a day include the Health Department, the Water Department, the managers office, the clerks office, the building Department, the Engineering Department, and the finance Department.

How could all of those salaries possibly total less than $5000?

Clearly this was a bad decision. Someone needs to be held accountable, please.

Boyd A. Loving
342 South Irving St.

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Ridgewood Village Hall Floors 1, 3 and 5 will close at 1:00 p.m. on September 27, 2018

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Ridgewood NJ, Village Hall Floors 1, 3 and 5 will close at 1:00 p.m. on September 27, 2018 to allow for the installation of a back-up generator for these floors. The Police Department, on the 2nd Floor and the Municipal Court, on the 4th floor of Village Hall will remain open. Municipal Court will be held, as scheduled on this date, at 4:30 p.m.

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Ridgewood BOE ,Council Feud Continues Over Who Should Pay for a New School Resource Officer.

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Ridgewood NJ,  the feud between  the Village Council and the Ridgewood school board  has spilled into school safety and the hiring the a School Resource Officer . The current clash is over who should pay for  a new school resource officer.

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Ridgewood Village Council Special Public Budget Meeting – Friday, March 2, 2018 5:30pm (tonight)

Village of Ridgewood Budget Passes 5-0

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March 2,2018

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Ridgewood NJ, Village Council Special Public Budget Meeting – Friday, March 2, 2018 5:30pm (tonight)

Introduction of 2018 Budget Process – Village Manager and Chief Financial Officer

Discussion Items:
a. Review of Departmental Budgets and Capital Budgets
Building Department
Zoning
MIS
Parks and Recreation Department
Graydon Pool
Streets Department
Fleet Services
Recycling
Solid Waste
Yard Waste
Water Department
b. Wrap-up and Next Steps

BUDGET HEARING SCHEDULE:
March 2, 2018 – 5:30pm to 10:00pm
March 9, 2018 – 5:30pm to 10:00pm
March 16, 2018 – 5:30PM to 10:00pm
March 21st at 5:30pm – final budget overview & setting the tax rate
Tentative:
March 28, 2018 Budget Introduction
April 25, 2018 Budget Adoption