>In spite of an announced $270K cut in annual aid from the NJ State Department of Community Affairs, with resultant reductions in public safety personnel (both police and career fire), Village Council members continue to fiddle with the following non-essential projects:
North Walnut Street redevelopment plan – estimated $7-9 million expense with property acquisition
Acquisition of 5 acre property on West Saddle River Road for recreational fields – estimated $4 million expense
Valley View water tank replacement (existing tanks now off-line with no adverse impact to water supply system) – estimated $3 million expense
Habernickel Park improvements – estimated $2 million expense
When in Ridgewood, do as the Ridgewoodites do; SPEND, SPEND, SPEND!