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Zabriskie-Schedler House Cleanup Cost Draw Skepticism From Some Friends of Schedler

August 11,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood

Ridgewood NJ, resident Jacqueline Hone voiced concerns over the Schedler clean up .Jacqueline Hone said the $99,000 was very large and the residents were in the dark about many aspects to that cleanup , including sidewalks.

Hone went on to voice her concerns on the discovery of artifacts on the property and speculated on the lack of qualifications of the clean up crew  dealing with antiquities .

Also Hone voiced fears over over development and the loss of a natural space and also the many inaccuracies and falsehoods on the 2009 application that have still not been addressed  .

Janice Willett then followed up about transparency in public notices specifically with the potential costs for Schedler if the Village does not get any grant money resident could be on the hook for the whole $635,000 to renovate a property with no designated purpose .

Concerns were also voiced about the process of tree clean up on the property Mayor Knudsen  reassured residents that the process would be thoughtful and residents would even have the opportunity to challenge some tree removal. Deputy Mayor Sedon chairs the Schedler ad-hoc committee which has already done a walk through of the property.