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JULY 11, 2018
7:30 P.M.

1. 7:30 pm – Call to Order – Mayor
2. Statement of Compliance with Open Public Meeting Act
Mayor: “Adequate notice of this meeting has been provided by a posting on the bulletin board in Village Hall, by mail to the Ridgewood News, The Record, and by submission to all persons entitled to same as provided by law of a schedule including the date and time of this meeting.”
3. Roll Call – Village Clerk
4. Flag Salute/Moment of Silence
5. Public Comments (Not to Exceed 3 Minutes per Person – 40 Minutes in Total)
6. Discussion
a. Ridgewood Water
1. Award Contract – Public Policy Consultant
2. Award Contract – Professional Services – Eastside Reservoir Improvements
3. Award Contract – Well Improvements – Linwood and Cedar Hill Wells
4. Purchase of Ridgewood Elks Club
b. Parking
1. Revisions to Valet Parking Ordinance
2. Overbrook Road Parking
3. Parking Meter Rates/Hours and Kiosks

c. Budget
1. Award Contract – Purchase of 2018 Utility Vehicle – Emergency Services
2. Amendments to Contract – Security System at Village Hall
3. Award Contract – Self-Contained Compaction Unit – Recycling Department
4. Award Contract – Snow Plowing Services
5. Award Contract – Sale of Compost
6. Award Contract – Leaf Collection Services
7. Award Contract – Asphalt Repair and Patch/Curb and Sidewalk Repairs
8. Release of Escrowed Funds – Stop & Shop Supermarket
9. Award Contract – Vehicle Emergency Equipment – Fire Department
10. Award Contract – Hot Box Asphalt Repairs
11. Ridgewood Senior Citizen Housing Corporation Pilot
12. Resolution for Costs of Mailing Tax Sale Notice
13. Award Contract – Partial Roof Replacement – Village Hall
14. Award Contract – Vegetative Management – Crest Road

d. Policy
1. Appoint Municipal Humane Law Enforcement Officer
2. Amend Ordinance on Outdoor Cafes – Enforcement
3. Proposed Zoning Amendments – Encroachment of Stairs, Front Yard Setback –District B2
4. Residency Requirement for Civilian Positions
5. Return School Board Election to April
6. Licensing Sellers of E-Cigarettes
7. Amendment to A-Frame Sign Ordinance to Allow Displays
e. Operation
1. National Cooperative Purchasing Agreements – Sourcewell
2. Schedler Field Design
3. Ordinance – No Left Turns on to Franklin – In/Out Starbucks
4. Do Not Enter Signs – Maple Exit at Jersey Mike’s
5. Amend Ordinance – Issuance of Notices on Dead Trees
6. Interim Health Officer Coverage
7. Review of July 18, 2018 Public Meeting Agenda
8. Manager’s Report
9. Council Reports
10. Public Comments (Not to Exceed 5 Minutes per Person)
11. Closed Session
A. Legal – HealthBarn; The Town Garage; Ridgewood Water Lawsuit; COAH
B. Personnel – Emergency Medical Services
12. Adjournment


  1. Purchase of Ridgewood Elks Club? WTF

  2. Parking Meter Rates/Hours and Kiosks.
    Gotta pay for the deck!!

    1. How to F**k the residents
    2. How to cover it up.

  4. RIDGEWOOD — Last week the Village Council passed the first reading of an ordinance that would permit the appropriation of $1.6 million from the water utility capital fund for the purchase of the former Elks Lodge on Maple Avenue.

    The ordinance would allow Ridgewood Water to use funds from its existing capital budget for engineering, architect fees and “modernization costs,” associated with a proposed project to develop a single administrative and operational headquarters for the utility.

    “The modernization is really where the bulk of that money would go,” Ridgewood Mayor Susan Knudsen said by phone Tuesday. She added, “there is some ability” to build a suitable complex for the water utility ” without knocking down the entire structure.”

    Don’t forget they will be taking off the TAX ROLLS .What will that cost yearly?

  5. Why

    Block/Lot/Qual: 3607. 41. Tax Account Id: 511p
    Property Location: 111 N MAPLE AVE Property Class: 4A – Commercial
    Owner Name/Address: RIDGEWOOD ELKS CORP %SZCZOMAK,J Land Value: 446,000
    56 LENOX AVE Improvement Value: 138,600
    PATERSON, NJ 07502 Exempt Value: 0
    Total Assessed Value: 584,600
    Additional Lots: TAXABLE
    Special Taxing Districts: Deductions:

    Balance Includes any Adjustments to Your Account


    Year Due Date Type Orig Billed Adj Billed Balance Interest Total Due Status
    2018 02/01/2018 Tax 3,709.00 0.00 3,709.00 228.62 3,937.62 OPEN
    2018 05/01/2018 Tax 3,709.00 0.00 3,709.00 127.96 3,836.96 OPEN
    2018 08/01/2018 Tax 3,861.57 0.00 3,861.57 0.00 3,861.57 OPEN
    Total 2018 11,279.57 0.00 11,279.57 356.58 11,636.15
    2017 02/01/2017 Tax 3,619.00 49.69 0.00 0.00 0.00 PAID
    2017 05/01/2017 Tax 3,619.00 49.69 0.00 0.00 0.00 PAID
    2017 08/01/2017 Tax 3,685.58 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 PAID
    2017 11/01/2017 Tax 3,814.19 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 PAID
    Total 2017 14,737.77 99.38 0.00 0.00 0.00
    2016 02/01/2016 Tax 3,556.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 PAID
    2016 05/01/2016 Tax 3,556.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 PAID
    2016 08/01/2016 Tax

  6. If the water department is a separate utility from the Village of Ridgewood which they claim., Then why do they have municipality plates on it. And why is the director of the water company in charge of Sanitation and recycling. As a taxpayer resident I just heard that today is the sanitation and recycling. As a taxpayer resident I just heard this today is this true.That director of the water company should be in charge of the water company it’s a utility it’s by itself .Buy more that individual has nothing to do with the Village what is going on here, no wonder the water department is being sued.
    Thanks tax gall

  7. interesting no comment on the school board election , looks like the VC wants to push them back to April

  8. Sell Ridgewood Water…is the VC even listening? It’s a crony-run money pit. This could be a win-win-win for Ridgewood residents and taxpayers. 1) no more inefficient, polluted water company 2) save +/- $1.5 million on purchase of Elks Building 3) get a legitimate buyer for the property who will pay full assessed taxes.

  9. Really way too much bullshit going on.

  10. How about sweeping the roads. Are used to how about sweeping the roads. Are used to See the sweeper go past my house at least four times a year now maybe once. I live off of W. Saddle River Rd. They came by in the sweeper go past my house at least four times a year ,now maybe once. I live off of W. Saddle Rd. They came by once in the spring. What happened.

  11. Can the contractor who is filling the potholes in the CBD fill the potholes on Oakstreet in front of My restaurant please . Our customers would appreciate it thank you.

  12. Maybe There is a shortage of manpower. Who knows. All I know is Route 17 is very filthy. Doesn’t anyone sweep the road.

  13. Yes rt 17 is dirty.

  14. Past politicians feel that this current Council is spending way too much money, and that shit is going to hit the fan soon. Maybe they’re wrong who knows. This is what we are hearing on the street.

  15. This counselor has no choice I was spending money because so many things hasn’t been down in all these years. Just look at some of the roads. They need to be repaved. Parking lots in the CBD need to be reconstructed. Haven’t been repaved in 25 years or more. Town owned buildings are crumbling to beyond repair.

  16. 2:37, as a fellow Eastsider, I have to agree with you. But another question seems to loom more importantly. Why has the county paved everything around here but have done nothing for WEST Saddle River Road in Ridgewood? They did East Saddle River Road and all of Hohokus but we seem to going to be totally skipped. We HAD been listed on the list Ridgewood submitted last Spring. What happened?

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