the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Ridgewood NJ, the tree wells have be come a point of contention in the central business district . Complaints have raged over dead trees , lack of maintenance to an over grown mess.
The complaints have been heightened lately after Village maintenance of common areas left much to be desired .
Several store owners have complained at Village council meetings but the fact is the condition of the tree wells in town varies widely.
The complaints are motivated by attacks on the Central Business District Advisory Committee, of which some shop owners refused to join do to political issues and their misplaces allegiance to a previous Village Council.
Some shop owners take great pride in planting beautiful flowers and maintaining them throughout the season. Others put in a couple of flowers and then let weeds overgrow the entire area. Still others plant nothing at all, letting cigarette butts and other garbage accumulate. Seems like for a very small investment in May, a shop owner could have a lovely little garden in front of their place of business for five or six months.
The Central Business District Advisory Committee errored early this year by not realizing a budget for tree wells must be requested of the Village Council . The new committee is just settling in and defining their responsibilities and the error was a simple miscommunication .