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The Push to Return Ridgewood School Board Election to April

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July 12,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, while the Ridgewood Board of Education has turned a deaf ear to residents , the debate raged at the Village council meeting on Wednesday night.

An extremely impassioned Steven Kim said , “in order Ridgewood tax payers , to exercise their right to vote on the school budget , school board elections must be returned to April.”

The school budget of $110,000,000 is 2/3 of the Village of Ridgewood’s spending . Keeping School Board Elections in November takes away Ridgewood voters right to vote for or against the budget .

Others debated over the small cost of $25,000 to hold an election and worried over low voter turnout .

Saurabh Dani, pointed out that “Clifton voted 7-1 in favor of changing the election back to April. “

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The Village Council Moves Forward on Bond Ordinance for Hudson Street Parking Garage in Ridgewood

 

July 1,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, the new Village council move quickly on a $12,000,000 financing for the Hudson Street garage.

3650 – Bond Ordinance – Hudson Street Parking Garage
($12 million)- Appropriates this money for the design, management, construction, furnishing and equipping of the Hudson Street parking garage
3651 – 2018 NJDOT Grant – Hillcrest Road Capital Ordinance – Appropriates $215,000.00 for the Hillcrest Road Streetscape project, which will be reimbursed through a $215,000.00 grant from the NJ Department of Transportation
3652 – 2018 NJDOT Grant – North Pleasant Avenue Capital Ordinance – Appropriates $165,627.00 for the North Pleasant Avenue Streetscape project, which will be reimbursed through a $165,627.00 grant from the NJ Department of Transportation

24. RESOLUTIONS

THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS, NUMBERED 18-196 THROUGH 18-210 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:

18-196 Appoint Village Attorney (NTE $275,000) – Appoints Matthew Rogers as the Village Attorney under a no bid contract from for a term of 7/1/18-6/30/19. The required Pay to Play forms have been filed.
18-197 Appoint Village Bond Attorney (NTE $60,000) – Appoints McManimon, Scotland, and Baumann, L.L.C., 75 Livingston Avenue, 2nd Floor, Roseland, NJ as the Village Bond Attorney from 7/1/18-6/30/19 under a no-bid contract. The required Pay to Play forms have been filed.
18-198 Appoint Village Professional Planner (NTE $60,000) – Appoints Brigette Bogart or Brigette Bogart, Planning and Design Professionals, LLC, 648 Godwin Avenue, Suite 2, Midland Park, NJ as the Village Professional Planner from 7/1/18 – 6/30/19, under a no-bid contract. The required Pay to Play forms have been filed.
18-199 Appoint Professional Planning Consultant for Declaratory Judgment Litigation – Affordable Housing and Related Matters (NTE $65,000) – Appoints Elizabeth McManus, LEED, AP, PP, AICP and Clark, Caton and Hintz, 100 Barrack Street, Trenton, NJ as the Village Professional Planning Consultant from 7/1/18 through 6/30/19, under a no-bid contract. The required Pay to Play forms have been filed.