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Paving plans in Ridgewood hit potential roadblock

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Paving plans in Ridgewood hit potential roadblock

MAY 15, 2014    LAST UPDATED: THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2014, 4:25 PM
BY DARIUS AMOS
STAFF WRITER

Already behind with last year’s street repaving plan, the village might experience a delay or potential cancellation of the proposed 2014 paving project.

The Ridgewood Council’s 3-2 vote to introduce a capital bond ordinance, which would fund this year’s street paving, created a degree of uncertainty that the governing body might not approve the funding at its May 28 meeting. According to Village Manager Roberta Sonenfeld, a simple majority is needed to introduce the ordinance; however, a supermajority (at least four affirmative votes) is required to adopt a capital ordinance.

Recognizing that the council members introduced the 2014 general capital ordinance by 3-2 vote last month, Sonenfeld removed the street repaving portion from the capital budget. Her intention, she explained this week, was to ask the council to consider the paving project, which amounts to $1.549 million, separate from the other items in the capital budget.

“I think paving to everybody is kind of a bread-and-butter or meat-and-potatoes issue. We need to get it right,” she said. “I have broken out paving as a separate capital budget item. I would like the council to really consider working off of that proposal, so if there is a disagreement over the total capital budget, as least we can get paving done in 2014.”

http://www.northjersey.com/news/paving-plans-in-ridgewood-hit-potential-roadblock-1.1017200

4 thoughts on “Paving plans in Ridgewood hit potential roadblock

  1. Some of our streets have been on and off the list for 5 years.
    Get it done. we patiently and quietly waited our turn.

  2. South Van Dien looks like Bosnia did back in 1994.

  3. Would be interested in knowing how much additional funds were needed to make Wilsey and Garber Squares into one lanes vs. repaving existing setup. Not completely sure what they are trying to achieve at this location with the narrow roadways — is speeding/pedestrian safety a major issue around that stretch?

  4. I love it. I love all the back up,s . I walk all over town.

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