Experts set to testify for village in Valley expansion hearings
Thursday March 21, 2013, 4:36 PM
BY DARIUS AMOS
The Ridgewood News
Ridgewood Planning Board members are hopeful they will retain all the needed professionals and consultants in time for the start of the upcoming Valley Hospital expansion public hearing.
This week, the board installed two new alternate members and, pending a satisfactory review from Ridgewood’s municipal engineer, hired a geotechnical and environmental expert specifically for the hospital application proceedings, scheduled to commence April 2.
A traffic engineer, Gordon Meth from the RBA Group, was retained during the March 11 Planning Board meeting, while Village Planner Blais Brancheau and Chris Rutishauser, Ridgewood’s engineer, will represent the board in their respective areas of expertise.
As of Tuesday night, the Planning Board was still seeking an architect to testify for the board.