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>Meeting Highlights – Village Council Special Public Meeting/Work Session, 4/25/2007

>Susan F. Witkowski was sworn in as the new Deputy Village Clerk. Ms. Witkowski previously served as Deputy Borough Clerk of Northvale. She replaces Laura J. Graham, who left Ridgewood to become the Borough Clerk in Oradell

A community task force on underage drinking, chaired by BOE member Shelia Brogan, asked Council members to consider adoption of a municipal ordinance that would prohibit underage drinking on PRIVATE property (existing laws already prohibit such activity on public property). Councilwoman Kim Ringler-Shagin voiced her strong opposition to introduction of such an ordinance. All other Council members seemed to be okay with it.

Plans to construct a permanent concession stand/restroom facility at Vets Field were officially scrubbed. The estimated construction price of $600K was too much for the Council to stomach. Tom Thurston, representing the Jon C. Vandevander Foundation, indicated that he would now be pursuing purchase of a prefabricated concession stand that could be placed on wheels and moved. An alternate restroom facility plan is still under development.

It was revealed that $27K has been spent to date in 2007 for the repair of 2 sanitation truck transmissions.

Fees associated with police related towing will increase significantly. The minimum tow charge will jump from under $50 to $125.

Village department heads/directors will be getting 4% salary increases this year. Councilman Jacques Harlow suggested that it was time to prevent directors from carry over and unlimited number of sick days, and also appropriate to now start asking the directors to contribute to health care premiums. Further discussion on these topics will be held in closed session.

New signage will be installed along the driveways of Village Hall. Several residents have previously noted that the police department is difficult to find.

5 thoughts on “>Meeting Highlights – Village Council Special Public Meeting/Work Session, 4/25/2007

  1. >WE ARE ALL SICK OF JAQUES HARLOW.IT IS TIME TO GO HE IS AN OLD BUM.HE WOULD LOVE TO GET RID OF THE PARKS SHADE TREE AND GROUNDS.AND WHO KNOWS WHATS NEXT.I TOLD YOU ALL HE SUCKS AND DONT TRUST HIM HE THINKS HE SHOULD NOT NEVER BE TALK BACK TO. WITH HIS DUM HIS LOOK THAT HE HAS.BELIVE ME IT IS TIME FOR HIM TO TAKE A WALK.OUT OF TOWN.HE ALL WAYS HAS SOME THING TO SAY ABOUT US ALL.WHAT AN ASS .

  2. >NOT FOR NOTHING,BUT THE DEPARTMENT HEADS AND DIRECTORS DONT NEED A SALARY INCREASE.LOOK WHAT THEY MAKE.AND LOOK AT THE WORKERS UNDER THEM MAKE THEY NEED THE SALARY INCREASE.AND LOOK WHAT THE FIRE AND POLICE MAKE.IT FUNNY LAST TIME ALL THE PAYS WEARE ON THIS BLOG BUT THE FIRE AND POLICE WAS NOT,HUMM.WAY WAS THAT.IT IS TIME TO TAKE CARE OF THE BLUE COLLER WORKERS IN TOWN THEY ARE ARE BACK BONE.YOU ALL WAS GO AFTER THE LITTLE MAN OR GIRL.STOP THE BS,MR HARLOW.YOU AND SOME OF YOUR SO CALLED COUNCIL MEMBERS DONT HAVE A DAM CLUE.ITS NOT ALL JUST SOME OF YOU.AND MR HARLOW YOU NEED TO COME AROUN TO ALL THE DEPT,S AND SAY HELLO AT TIMES.NOT ONE TIME DID I EVER SEE YOU WALK AROUND AND TALK TO THE WORKERS IN TOWN SAME ON YOU.YOU DONT HAVE ANY CLASS AT ALL.AND YOU WENT TO ONE OF THE BEST SCHOOLS AROUND.ARE YOU JOKEING OR WHAT AND I NO FOR A FACT YOU WILL BE ON THIS BLOG.MR IT IS TIME TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR SELF AND MOVE ON ITS FOR THE BEST.NOT JUST FOR YOU BUT FOR ALL OF US.I LIKE TO SAY GOOD LUCK TO YOU.WE NEED YOUNGER COUNCILMAN,S NOW .WITH TODAYS THINKING NOT SOME ON THAT IS PUSHING 80.

  3. >Personally I think our Parks Dept. As well as every other dept did a great job cleaning up after the storm. The services we get are like no one else’s and we owe it to our town workers. I have been a resident since 1968 and would not ever dream of living any where else. We need to trim the “fat” at the top and get rid of some of the useless bosses and get some management that actually cares. I have seem them all from Irwin, Kendall, Worth to TenHoeve and its the worst ever. Lets get on the ball here.

  4. >your right Harlow needs to go.

  5. >Harlow wants to rid the town of the parks dept huh? Well I think we need to rid ourselves of Harlow before the parks dept. They are valuable just like every other dept. Once again comments being thrown around by someone who has no clue.

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