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Village Council Moves to Approve Turf Field for Schedler Property

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VILLAGE OF RIDGEWOOD VILLAGE COUNCIL
REGULAR PUBLIC MEETING
AUGUST 12, 2015
8:00 P.M.

1.   Call to Order – Mayor

2.   Statement of Compliance with the Open Public       Meetings Act

3.   Roll Call – Village Clerk

4.   Flag Salute and Moment of Silence

5.   Acceptance of Financial Reports

6.   Approval of Minutes

7.   Proclamations

A.              Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over 2015   Statewide Crackdown
B.              Declare September Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
C.              Declare September National Preparedness Month

8.   Comments from the Public (Not to exceed 5 minutes      per person – 30 minutes in total)

9.   Motion to Suspend Regular Public Meeting and           Convene Special Work Session

10.  Special Work Session – See Attached Agenda

11.  Motion to Adjourn Special Work Session and             Reconvene Regular Public Meeting

12.  Manager’s Report

13.  Village Council Reports

14.  ORDINANCES – INTRODUCTION

3494 – Amend Chapter 265 – Vehicles and Traffic – 15             Minute Parking Meter – Establishes a third
15-minute parking meter on the east side of          North Walnut Street, closest to East Ridgewood            Avenue
3495 – Capital Ordinance – Construction of Handicapped          Ramp at Graydon Pool Parking Lot ($35,000)–          Appropriates this money for the construction of            a handicapped ramp at the Graydon Pool parking          lot. The amount appropriated will be paid back            through a Community Development Block Grant.
3496 – Amend Chapter 249 – Streets and Sidewalks –          Barricades –Establishes the use of Village           barricades in residential areas as well as in           the Central Business District for various events
3497 – Amend Chapter 145 – Fees – Establish Deposit         Fees for Use of Barricades – Establishes a              deposit fee of $125 for the use of barricades in   residential areas and $500 as a one-time fee for     the use of Village barricades by groups,              churches, and non-profits. This deposit will be            returned as long as the barricades are returned        and are not damaged. If the barricades are not             returned or are damaged, the deposit will pay             for the replacement or repair of the barricades.
3498 – Establish Policy for Maintenance of Tree Wells –     Establishes a policy whereby the owner of a           property is responsible for the maintenance of            the interior of the tree wells located in/on the        sidewalk by weeding, removing debris and             maintaining the overall clean appearance of the          tree wells
3499 – Amend Chapter 265 – Vehicles and Traffic –                U-Turn Prohibition and Parking Restrictions at           Willard School –Establishes no U-Turns on               portions of Morningside Road and California           Street; no parking on portions of Morningside              Road and no stopping or standing areas on                 portions of Morningside Road in the area of           Willard School

15.  ORDINANCES – PUBLIC HEARING

3485 – Prohibit U-Turns in Various Locations in Central     Business District
3486 – Amend Chapter 265 – Vehicles and Traffic –               Establish Stop Signs at Westbrook Road and             Norgate Drive
3487 – Amend Chapter 265 – Additional Valet Parking         Loading Zone – Chestnut Street
3488 – Lease of 1057 Hillcrest Road

16.  RESOLUTIONS

THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS, NUMBERED 15-228 THROUGH
15-256 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:

15-228    Title 59 Approval – Snowplowing Services –           Approves the plans and specifications for               Snowplowing Services (November 1, 2015                 through May 1, 2016, inclusive) in the                    Village of Ridgewood, prepared by the                Engineering Division, pursuant to Title 59
15-229    Award Contract – Snowplowing Services –                  Awards a contract to the lowest responsible            bidder, ConQuest Construction, 20 Carver               Avenue, Westwood, NJ
15-230    Award Contract – Snow Removal – Sidewalk and              Deck      Clearing Services – Awards a contract to        the lowest responsible bidder, Downes Tree               Service, Inc., 65 Royal Avenue, Hawthorne, NJ
15-231    Award Contract – Printing Services ($50,000)              –Awards a contract to Ridgewood Press, 609            Franklin Turnpike, Ridgewood, NJ. This is            necessary due to payments exceeding $17,500            with this vendor during the 2015 calendar            year.
15-232    Award Contract – Emergency Repairs of Graydon        Pool      Well (NTE $15,118.75) – Awards an                    emergency contract to Rinbrand Well Drilling              Co., Inc., 14 Waldron Avenue, Glen Rock, NJ
15-233    Award Professional Services Contract –                    Consulting Engineering Services – Ridgewood               Water (NTE $147,300) – Awards a no-bid                professional services contract to Arcadis              U.S., Inc., 17-17 Route 208 North, Fair Lawn,        NJ.  The required Pay to Play forms have been        filed.
15-234    Award Professional Services Contract –                    Emergency     Laboratory Services – Water                Department (NTE $33,865) – Awards a no-bid            professional services contract to Agra                 Environmental Laboratory Services, 90½ West               Blackwell Street, Dover, NJ.  The required           Pay to Play forms have been filed.
15-235    Award Professional Services Contract – Lead               and Copper and Water Quality Parameter                   Testing &      Compliance Services – Ridgewood            Water (NTE $68,100) – Awards a no-bid                   professional services contract to Agra                    Environmental Laboratory Services, 90½ West               Blackwell Street, Dover, NJ.  The required           Pay to Play forms have been filed.
15-236    Award Professional Services Contract –                    Groundwater Under the Direct Influence of            Surface Water – Ridgewood Water (NTE $88,250)         – Awards a no-bid professional services                contract to Leggette, Brashears & Graham,            Inc., 600 East Crescent Avenue, Upper Saddle              River, NJ.  The required Pay to Play forms             have been filed.
15-237    Title 59 Approval – Siding Repairs to Traffic        and Signal Building – Approves the plans and               specifications for Siding Repairs to the               Traffic and Signal Building, 561 Prospect           Street, Glen Rock, NJ prepared by the                Engineering Division, pursuant to Title 59
15-238    Award Partial Contract – Siding Repairs to           Traffic and Signal Building (NTE $33,478.22)           – Awards a partial contract to the lowest              responsible bidder, Stone Creek, Inc., 10            First Street, Lodi, NJ
15-239    Award Professional Services Contract –                    Maintenance Agreement for SCADA System and           Software Support (NTE $15,625) – Water                 Pollution Control Facility –Awards a                  professional services contract to Keystone           Engineering Group, 590 Lancaster Avenue,             Suite 200, Frazer, PA
15-240    Award Contract Under State Contract – Ford
F-150 Pick-up Truck – Parking Utility (NTE           $29,335) – Awards a contract under State              contract to Winner Ford, 250 Berlin Road,            Cherry Hill, NJ
15-241    Award Contract Under State Contract –                Snowplows (NTE $9800) – Awards a contract            under State contract to Van Dine Motors,
135 Railroad Avenue, Hackensack, NJ
15-242    Award Contract Under State Contract –                Bulletproof Vests (NTE $22,800) – Awards a             contract under State contract to Lawmen                    Police Supply – New Jersey, 7115 Airport             Highway, Pennsauken, NJ
15-243    Authorize Change Order – Emergency Service           Repair to Water Pollution Control Facility           SCADA System (NTE $3,824.58) – Authorizes a            change order to Keystone Engineering Group,               590 Lancaster Avenue, Suite 200, Frazer, PA.         This change order is necessary for the labor           effort related to troubleshooting the                   existing Thickener Feed Pump #1 and Wet Well           Pump #3 controls in the WPCF’s SCADA system.
15-244    Rescind Change Order – Benjamin Franklin             Middle School Drop-Off – Rescinds the change           order awarded to J.A. Alexander, Inc., by               Resolution #15-216 on July 15, 2015, due to             the fact that the award was erroneously made,        based on a different contractor’s prices
15-245    Authorize Change Order – Benjamin Franklin           Middle School Drop-Off (NTE $89,000) –                 Authorizes a change order to Rockborn                  Trucking and Excavation, Inc., 12 Taylor             Road, Wharton, NJ.  This change order is             necessary in order to create a drop-off at              the Benjamin Franklin Middle School.
15-246    Authorize Change Order and Approve Agreement              with Washington Township – Paving – Hampshire        Road and Standish Road –Authorizes a change               order to Rockborn Trucking and Excavation,             Inc., 12 Taylor Road, Wharton, NJ.  The                   change order will allow the Village’s                contract to be amended to allow for paving             both the Ridgewood and Washington Township               sides of Hampshire Road and Standish Road.              It is agreed that Washington Township will           pay an amount not to exceed $118,000 for             this change order.
15-247    Approve Shared Services Agreement – Fuel             (Ridgewood Board of Education) – Approves a           Shared Services agreement with the Ridgewood           Board of Education for the remainder of 2015              and the full calendar year of 2016 to provide        designated vehicle fueling to designated              Board of Education vehicles
15-248    Approve Membership in Middlesex Regional             Educational Services Commission Cooperative            Purchasing Program – Approves the Village’s           membership in the Middlesex Regional                 Educational Services Commission Cooperative               Purchasing Program and authorizes the Village         Manager to enter into an agreement with the           Lead Agency for said Cooperative Purchasing               Program
15-249    Establish Green Business Recognition Program              –Establishes a Green Business Program which           will be administered by the Village of                 Ridgewood Green Team and will recognize                    businesses in the Village that practice and               promote sustainable practices
15-250    Approve Renewal of Liquor License – M & C            Drugs, Inc., t/a Harding Pharmacy – Approves            the annual renewal of the liquor license held          by M & C Drugs, Inc., t/a Harding Pharmacy
15-251    Approve Annual Renewal of Liquor Licenses –              Approves the annual renewal of liquor                licenses for Ridgewood Lodge No. 1455 BPOE,             and the Upper Ridgewood Tennis Club
15-252    Approve Person to Person Liquor License                   Transfer – M & C Drugs, Inc. t/a Harding             Pharmacy to Maple Avenue Liquors, LLC –                 Approves the person to person transfer of the         liquor license held by M & C Drugs, Inc., t/a        Harding Pharmacy to Maple Avenue Liquors,            LLC.  The new owner of the liquor license           will retain it in pocket status, with no            licensed premise, until such time that a             suitable location is found to site the                    license.
15-253    Authorize Execution of Settlement Agreement               with NJDEP – Authorizes the execution of the
Stipulation of Settlement and Withdrawal of               Request for a Hearing Agreement and                authorizes the settlement of the matter in           the amount of $55,000.00
15-254    Hire Professional Consultant for COAH
(NTE $2000) – Approves the payment to Dr.            Burchell as the Principal Investigator to              prepare the Burchell Fair Share                         Analysis to establish the Village of                 Ridgewood’s obligation
15-255    Award Emergency Contract – Cleaning of Water              Tanks (NTE $27,000)- Awards a contract for            emergency services to Liquid Engineering           Corporation, 7 East Airpot Road, Billings,           Montana to achieve compliance with the USEPA              and NJDEP regulations
15-256    Award Contract – Leasing and Maintenance of               Police Vehicles (NTE $30,000) – Awards the             second year of a three-year contract to                  Enterprise Fleet Management, 1550 Route 23            North, Suite 101, Wayne, NJ

THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS, NUMBERED 15-257 THROUGH
15-259, WILL BE CONSIDERED SEPARATELY AND READ IN FULL:

15-257    Acceptance of Open Space Committee                        Recommendations Concerning the Schedler                   Property
15-258    Apply for Grant – Schedler House
15-259    Award Contract – Financial Feasibility Study             for Hudson Street Parking Lot

17.  Comments from the Public (Not to Exceed 5 minutes    per person)

18.  Resolution to go into Closed Session

19.  Closed Session

20.  Adjournment

33 thoughts on “Village Council Moves to Approve Turf Field for Schedler Property

  1. That’s gonna have to be a biiiig fence along Rt 17. It’ll look like a driving range when it’s done.

    And yet again, we plunder green space money for sports fields.

  2. Any Ridgewood voter living east of Paramus Road would be absolutely insane to cast a vote for either ARONSOHN, HAUCK, OR PUCCIARELLI in the future. This will go down as the biggest screw job in Ridgewood’s history.

  3. Fast Eddie wins again….

  4. This cart is far in front of the horse. Before any property is granted access approval from a NJ State Highwy by the state, A TRAFFIC STUDY MUST BE PEFORMED AND SUBMITTED for examination. Here comes the next $500,000 feasibility study folks. To much to talk about, so here is the NJ DOT site. http://www.nj.gov/transportation/about/rules/pdf/chapter47.pdf

  5. I guess the Closed Session is a secret. Just typical of the 3 amigos.

  6. You have the see the council meeting. What a show. Jim Griffen get up to speak for the fields people in the audience start clapping and do you think our Mayor said anything about decorum. Not this time.

  7. The 3 Amigos had all their shrews out tonight at the council meeting. I guess their looking for the sports vote in the next election

  8. what , do you all know what that is going to be, big money. you three are dirty.

  9. This was a done deal before the property was even bought. What people need to understand is the way some residents get themselves on committees and boards precisely to do the opposite of what the board purportedly is for.

  10. Does Gyenn have an original thought? Every time she speaks at a Council meeting she is read from some script.

  11. Another BLOCK VOTE by the 3 amigos. The funny thing is that the people that spoke against the ball field and to save the house probably vote for at least 1 Amigo or all 3. well you reap what you sow.

  12. The Lawns residents should pay attention to what happened last night because Lower Hawes field was mention. That will be the next target for Fast Eddie and the RBA.

  13. 2012 municipal election results District 14 “THE OTHER SIDE OF TOWN”

    Votes
    Pucciarelli 103
    Killion 69
    Forneza 55
    Aronsohn 115
    Shnozuka 83
    Hauck 84

  14. 7:39. Well, we can be doggone sure that the three of them lost EVERY vote from the east side of 17, and many votes from the west side of 17. We lost this battle, but we won a war, because this for sure put the last nails in their coffins. They will never get reelected. And don’t tell me the sports people will be out in force. Albano was TROUNCED in the last election, Mr. sports had a terrible turnout .

  15. A little late for that 8:07. The damage will already be done. By they way Big Al the developers friend is willing to build a new structure to replace the historic house. I guess the RBA need a new building to store their equipment. One more thing. how can he say that there will never be light on your field. He just throwing you people bones to lessen the pain of the 90 foot field and demolishing the house. There will be light, loud speakers and turf when the RBA get done.

  16. Don’t worry Hauck is going to help you get donations to save the house. That what she said at the meeting. Maybe she will make some Brownies.

  17. The plan (dated 8/10/15) displayed outside the council meeting last night has the baseball diamond rotated about 180 and has 30 LESS parking spaces than the plan posted above.

    Would be nice if the children of the area had a place to PLAY instead of being pushed off a field because some grown-ups have a game scheduled.

  18. Despite what the Deputy Mayor said last night, I predict the following:

    1) The house will soon be bulldozed to the ground.
    2) There will be artificial turf.
    3) There will be lights.
    4) The property will be clear cut of all trees.

    You voted them in ladies & gents of the Salem Ridge area. Now you must pay the price.

  19. Thank you Michael and Susan for ALWAYS being voices of reason. Do not lose heart. In a few months the terrible position you are in will change for the better. Please keep on doing what you are doing. Your research and suggestions are always great. Soon the terrible trio will be shattered and we will have sanity on the village council.

  20. Lots of yelling last night, and the mayor only tried to tamp things down when he did not like what was being shouted. Otherwise, he allowed applause and interruptions.

  21. Can we just agree that the loud speakers should not be used to blast music during practice/warmups?

    Coverage of a sporting event is legitimate use of the system but they play the music louder than the voices. Wear earbuds

  22. Why do we need a 4th 90′ field in town….? Baseball is dying.

  23. The Field Czar is also president of the Bergen Cty soccer association.

    Can you say “conflict of interest”?

  24. 10:37am, tell that (baseball is dying) to the 14 rising Ridgewood High School 9th graders in Freehold, New Jersey whose collective baseball team (Ridgewood 14U Raiders) are, as this commenter types, up 6-1 in the bottom of the 6th inning in a seven inning game that will decide what team will represent the Eastern United States in the Little League organization’s Junior League World Series in Taylor, Michigan later this month, to compete against three other U.S. teams (South, Midwest and West) and four international teams for the 13-, 14-, and 15-year-old World Championship?

  25. So the 3 clowns are up for re-election in November…….?

  26. Final Score: Thursday, August 13
    Ridgewood (NJ) 8
    Great Valley (PA) 1

    Ridgewood’s 14 and Under Boys Baseball Team is going to the Junior League World Series!!

    And what size field are they going to play on?

    60 X 90! High School Size, same as all the big boys (college ball, Minor Leagues, Major Leagues).

    Hey look, it’s not as if we are not getting something great out of the investments Ridgewood is making in these sports fields, right? So let’s at least concede that, for the most, the youth sports supporters in Ridgewood are good neighbors, and faithful stewards of Village resources. The Ridgewood youth are proving it, every year!

  27. JUNIOR LEAGUE BASEBALL WORLD SERIES

    Taylor, Michigan
    August 16 – 23

    http://www.cityoftaylor.com/worldseries

    (All times listed are Eastern Standard Time. Box scores are unofficial.)

    Junior League Baseball World Series

    International Teams
    Asia-Pacific, 0-0
    Canada, 0-0
    Europe-Africa, 0-0
    Latin America, 0-0
    Puerto Rico, 0-0

    United States Teams
    Central, 0-0
    East (RIDGEWOOD!!), 0-0
    Southeast, 0-0
    Southwest, 0-0
    West, 0-0

    Sunday, August 16
    Game 1 – 11:00 AM
    Score
    East
    0
    West
    0
    Game 2 – 2:00 PM
    Score
    Asia-Pacific
    0
    Latin America
    0
    Box Score
    Game 3 – 5:00 PM
    Score
    Southeast
    0
    Southwest
    0
    Game 4 – 8:00 PM
    Score
    Puerto Rico
    0
    Canada
    0
    Monday, August 17
    Game 5 – 11:00 AM
    Score
    Southeast
    0
    Central
    0
    Game 6 – 2:00 PM
    Score
    Canada
    0
    Europe-Africa
    0
    Game 7 – 5:00 PM
    Score
    Latin America
    0
    Puerto Rico
    0
    Game 8 – 8:00 PM
    Score
    West
    0
    Southwest
    0
    Tuesday, August 18
    Game 9 – 11:00 AM
    Score
    Asia-Pacific
    0
    Puerto-Rico
    0
    Game 10 – 2:00 PM
    Score
    West
    0
    Southeast
    0
    Game 11 – 5:00 PM
    Score
    Latin America
    0
    Europe-Africa
    0
    Game 12 – 8:00 PM
    Score
    East
    0
    Central
    0
    Wednesday, August 19
    Game 13 – 11:00 AM
    Score
    Latin America
    0
    Canada
    0
    Game 14 – 2:00 PM
    Score
    East
    0
    Southwest
    0
    Game 15 – 5:00 PM
    Score
    West
    0
    Central
    0
    Game 16 – 8:00 PM
    Score
    Asia-Pacific
    0
    Europe-Africa
    0
    Thursday, August 20
    Game 17 – 11:00 AM
    Score
    Southwest
    0
    Central
    0
    Game 18 – 2:00 PM
    Score
    Asia-Pacific
    0
    Canada
    0
    Game 19 – 5:00 PM
    Score
    Puerto Rico
    0
    Europe-Africa
    0
    Game 20 – 8:00 PM
    Score
    East
    0
    Southeast
    0
    Saturday, August 22
    International Final
    Game 21 – 3:00 PM
    #1 Seed Pool Play
    0
    #2 Seed Pool Play
    0
    United States Final
    Game 22 – 6:00 PM
    Score
    #1 Seed Pool Play
    0
    #2 Seed Pool Play
    0
    Sunday, August 23
    Championship Game
    Game 23 – 1:00 PM
    Score
    Winner Game 21
    0
    Winner Game 22
    0

    ESPN | Watch

  28. Did you hear Councilwoman Hauck call Phil Dolce her friend and all the meeting Hauck ,Pucciarelli and Dolce had. A real love fest till last night. Well Mr. Dolce here is a newsflash for you. When you lay down with dog you wake up with fleas.

  29. I may be late to this party, so please remind me how much this will all cost and how it will be paid for.

  30. Aa Big Al the Developers friend says about the parking garage. ” We can’t a price on it right now 10 million or 15 million let just say X if you will” The Same will go for this project 4:49

  31. Baseball guys got played…the lacrosse and soccer dirtbags want this field……

  32. We need a well-maintained grass 60×90 field. Turf is not always so great and seems to be being overused in RWD.

  33. 10:02 “And I’d like a toilet made of gold baby, but some things aren’t meant to be so” – Austin Powers

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