All Village offices will be closed on March 21st, 2018 due to incliment weather. Sanitation and Recycling Pickups will continue until weather no longer permits.

March 21, 2018 Village Council ‘s Special Public Budget Meeting is Cancelled

The Village Council’s March 21, 2018 Special Public Budget Meeting CANCELLED – Due to the predicted nor’easter, the Village Council’s Special Public Budget Meeting scheduled for March 21, 2018 has been cancelled and rescheduled for March 26, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. and will be held in the Court Room of Village Hall.

UPDATE ON SPECIAL PICKUP – TREE LIMBS AND BRANCHES

The Parks and Street Departments began the collection of tree limbs and branches on March 19th, in Section A (using the leaf pickup schedule), and the volume was greater than expected. Given the fact that there will be another nor’easter tomorrow, the crews should be able to complete Section A by the end of the week. As soon as they finish Section A, they will proceed to Section B, then Section C, and finally Section D. Please be patient, as our crews work to remove the many tree limbs and branches which fell during the March 7th storm.

As a reminder, the crews will remove the limbs and branches from every street in each section only once and after this pickup has taken place, there will be no additional pickups for these tree limbs and branches.

BULK PICKUP, RECYCLING, AND GARBAGE COLLECTION

The bulk pickup, on the East Side, will take place on March 21st, and our crews will do their best to complete it, weather permitting. Recycling will also be picked up on March 21st, weather permitting. On March 22nd and March 23rd, all garbage cans must be brought to the end of your driveway (not in the street), for the safety of our Village employees. Backyard collection of garbage will resume on March 26th, weather permitting. Please remember that our crews will not resume backyard collection of garbage unless there is a clear path to the garbage cans. Therefore, if the path is not clear, please continue to bring your garbage cans to the end of your driveway in order to have it picked up.

PARKING ON STREETS PROHIBITED ON MARCH 21ST TO ALLOW FOR PLOWING

To allow the Village crews to clear the streets of snow, we ask that as the snow intensifies during daylight hours, that residents refrain from parking their vehicles on the streets. In addition, residents are prohibited from parking on the streets overnight on March 21st into the morning hours of March 22nd. Please be aware that there is a protocol for plowing roads, which is as follows: The primary roads into the Village are plowed first, which include the roads into the Village, particularly those by the hospital and the schools. The secondary roads, located off of the main roads, are plowed second. Finally, the tertiary roads, such as cul de sacs and dead ends are plowed. Due to the large amount of snow which will be falling, over a short period of time, the crews may take some time to get to the secondary and tertiary roads.

SNOW REMOVAL

Snow must be removed from all residential sidewalks within 24 hours of it forming. Please do not put the snow into the street, put it back onto your property.

POWER OUTAGES

High winds from the storm may again cause power outages. Please stay away from downed wires. If you experience a power outage, please do not call the Police Department unless there is an emergency. Please call PSE&G directly at 1-800-436-7734.
Please remember that our tree crew can only remove a tree or limb blocking a street if it is not entangled in wires. Once PSE&G has removed wires from downed trees or limbs, our tree crew will be able to remove the downed tree or limb and open up the street.

FIRE HYDRANTS

If you have a fire hydrant on your property, please clear it of accumulating snow. The house you save could be your own!

OTHER INFORMATION

Please remember to check on the elderly and share this information with your neighbors. Stay safe and warm.
For continuing updates, please see the Village website at www.ridgewoodnj.net.