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Readers think It’s a Little late for “VISIONING “

This is bullshit and too little too late. They should have reached out to us before they started the digging all around CBD. The destiny for RW is on the wall regardless our feedback in this phony “survey”. They have their own image in mind, all of them including this and past VCs and they will implement that. I hate this hypocrisy. They know it is too late, many people have given up fighting and the majority of residents does not care (only 400 people responded). It just makes them feel better……

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A Tree Grows in Ridgewood

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the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, its planting season and according to Councilman Sedon the Village of Ridgewood is in the process of planting 140 street trees throughout the Village.

The Shade Tree Division is responsible for the maintenance and care of approximately 15, 000 Village owned street trees on 100 miles of public ways, as well as additional trees and shrubs in parks and on other public grounds. This includes all aspects, such as removal, planting, and pruning. The Shade Tree Division does a tree planting for Arbor Day, which is usually the last Friday in April. The division currently offers a memorial tree/bench program to honor the memory of a friend or family member.

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OUR VILLAGE, OUR FUTURE: VISIONING FOR RIDGEWOOD’S NEXT MASTER PLAN

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the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, do not forget to add your voice and vision to the future of the Village of Ridgewood at: www.visionridgewood.org

Many local organizations and special interests have been attempting to push their agenda and influence the planning process . Last night Deputy Mayor Knudsen asked residents , ” to use their own common sense , take the survey, don’t be influenced by any special interest groups ,this is a plan for the future of the Village of Ridgewood , its really important that we don’t allow any process to be tainted ”

What should the Village be like in 5, 10, or 20 years? What trends do you think might have a significant impact on the Village in the future? What is your vision for the future of the Village?

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Raising Rates Call Into Question Village Debt

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the staff of the Ridgewood blog

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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November 6th Election Signs Must Be Removed Including the Josh Gottheimer Signs

 

by Tony Loving

Ridgewood NJ, As per Village Code, today, November 26, is the last day that temporary signs related to the November 6, 2018 election may lawfully remain displayed on your property.

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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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Reader says , “if you can fine homeowners for creating a hazard and no parking the village should be held to a least the same standard”

The village schedule had the leaves being picked up before the Thanksgiving holiday. Most of the houses followed directions and had leaves in the street as per the rules severely reducing street parking and restricting car traffic. They are all still there .
Many folks had visitors over the holiday who had no place to park as the village missed all of their published dates. If a homeowner caused this mess he would be fined, I understand the frustration. Why publish a schedule if it can be easily changed.? The poster is correct that if you can fine homeowners for creating a hazard and no parking the village should be held to a least the same standard.

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Ridgewood Chamber Annual Santa in the Park

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Ridgewood NJ, Every Saturday come and see Santa in his little house in the park, from 12:00 noon-3:00pm offering Ben & Jerry’s serving hot chocolate.

Please check back for details or call 201-445-2600.

Ridgewood Chamber Annual Santa in the Park
Sat, December 01, 2018 – Sat, December 22, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Memorial Park at Van Neste Square, E. Ridgewood Ave and Oak Street

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Reader asks , “Can we get the landscaper fees reimbursed when the town does not come close to meeting their own published schedules? “

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Can we get the landscaper fees reimbursed when the town does not come close to meeting their own published schedules? Weather events happen, build some contingency in the schedule or a recovery plan. This is not rocket science.
The town missing dates is ignored, if a resident does it they get a hefty fine. Town missing dates requires added resident efforts and or landscaper costs. It also creates a driving hazard for extended periods of time
For us, this is our last winter, Ridgewood has beat us at every level from leaves to parking fees, to obscene school costs, and just amateurs running the programs that are supposed to serve the residents. Too bad