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Village of Ridgewood Council Regular Public Meeting

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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.

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ADJUSTMENTS TO VILLAGE OF RIDGEWOOD LEAF COLLECTION PROGRAM

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From the Village Manager Heather A. Mailander

Ridgewood NJ, Leaves continue to be picked up, and in order to give ample opportunity for leaf clean up, some of the scheduleshave been adjusted, as follows:

  • Area A No leaves may be placed out at this time
  • Area B Revised Leaf Placement Dates: Dec. 3 – Dec. 9
  • Area C Revised Leaf Placement Dates: Nov. 29 – Dec. 10
  • Area D Revised Leaf Placement Dates: Dec. 6 – Dec. 16

You may place your leaves in biodegradable paper bags, between the curb and sidewalk (not in the street), at any time and they will be picked up by our collection crews, as time permits.  Do not use plastic bags for leaf collection.  You may also bring your leaves to the Recycling Center during their regular hours.

No brush will be collected during leaf season.  In addition, do not place trash, stones, branches, twigs or other yardwaste into the leaf piles. 

To locate your area for yardwaste collection, go to the Village website www.ridgewoodnj.net, click on My Village Services Lookup and enter your address to find your area.

If you have any questions regarding the leaf collection program, call the Street Division at 201-670-5585.  

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Meet the Village of Ridgewood Mayor – Saturday, December 8th, 2018 – 9am to 11am

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the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Mayor Hache holds “Meet the Mayor” every 2nd Saturday of the month, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Caucus Room, on the 4th floor of Village Hall. The next time will be December 8th, 2018.  Please call the Village Clerk’s Office, at 201-670-5500 ext. 206 to make an appointment. You may also drop in, however, if you do so, you will be taken after those with appointments. If no appointments are made, “Meet the Mayor” will be cancelled for that month. Please check the Village website each month, for updates on this event.

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Raising Rates Call Into Question Village Debt

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood families are going to have to start making choices between food on the table, gasoline and property taxes.

Here’s the data from the recently adopted 2018 Municipal budget: (http://www.ridgewoodnj.net/images/User_Friendly_Budget_2018.pdf )

Village net debt is now $50.1 mm BEFORE the garage and further property investment. Interest costs are rising, so that will act as a further drag on spending as more of the budget goes towards interest expenses on our debt going forward.

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the fly asks was someone in the Village Hall was using the website to mine Cryptocurrency earlier in the year?

the fly asks ,”Is it true that someone in the Village Hall was using the Village website to mine Cryptocurrency earlier in the year?” ,we all remember the story of “coin boy” ,who pilfered the meter money , but the fly has heard and even more salacious tale of  “crypto mining”  on the tax payers dime with Village computing power .

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VILLAGE OF RIDGEWOOD VILLAGE COUNCIL REGULAR PUBLIC MEETING NOVEMBER 28, 2018

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VILLAGE OF RIDGEWOOD VILLAGE COUNCIL REGULAR PUBLIC MEETING NOVEMBER 28, 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
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
11. ORDINANCES – INTRODUCTION – RIDGEWOOD WATER
NONE
12. ORDINANCES – PUBLIC HEARING – RIDGEWOOD WATER
NONE
13. RESOLUTIONS – RIDGEWOOD WATER

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Reader says ,”Deliver subpar services at extraordinary costs long enough and the masses will accept that normal “

Deliver subpar services at extraordinary costs long enough and the masses will accept that normal and attack those who expect excellence. At 40k a year taxes I expect more. As an example it is actually now cheaper for us to get a non resident glen rock train station sticker and park there

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IMPORTANT VILLAGE OF RIDGEWOOD LEAF COLLECTION UPDATE

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Ridgewood NJ, from the Village of Ridgewood ,Important Leaf Collection Update 11.20.18

IMPORTANT LEAF COLLECTION UPDATE

Due to recent weather events the LEAF PLACEMENT DATES for the following areas will be adjusted in order to give ample opportunity for leaf clean up.
Area D Revised Leaf Placement Dates: Nov. 13 – Nov. 25 (second pick-up)
Area A Revised Leaf Placement Dates: Nov. 23 – December 2 (third pick-up)
Area C Revised Leaf Placement Dates: Nov. 29 – December 9 (third pick-up)