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Ridgewood Village Council set to bond $350K for additional work on Schedler Property – REMEDIATION!?

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Ridgewood NJ, Money pit Part II (the Hudson Street Garage was Part I) here we come!

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Twp. of Washington to Rebuild Existing DPW Building

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Twp of Washington NJ, the Mayor of Twp of Washington Peter Calamari updated the township on  the hazmat issues facing the townships DPW  garage at the town hall . In a post of Facebook  Calamari said the following :

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Reader says time to Fine the owners of the Town Garage for not keeping it properly maintained

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Current owners have to pay for remediation – can’t stick the taxpayers with that tab! Why should the village pay for their speculation? Fine them for not keeping it properly maintained in the meantime! It is quite an eyesore.

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Ridgewood Town Garage employee parking retaining wall hazard

 

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Reader says I cannot believe that Ridgewood would buy the Town Garage without remediation by the present owners

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I cannot believe that Ridgewood would buy that property without remediation by the present owners. They rushed in to buy it before Ridgewood could finalize their decision to buy. They knew they would make a large profit on it as they knew Ridgewood would eventually buy it from them. They knew massive amounts of remediation were necessary but bought it anyway. If we let them get by with that–and the names of the purchasers should show very familiar names–they have succeeded in proving that Ridgewood can be suckered as they originally believed. Wake up Council! Make them clean it up, or reduce the price by the cost of cleaning. That would probably leave them in the hole on the purchase. The buyers knew what they were doing. Does Ridgewood?

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Reader says Town Garage investors should be on the hook for the remediation

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The problem with the town garage is that is a pollution nightmare. The property is now owned by a group of private investors who scooped it up to profit from a possible quick sale to the town as a parking garage. The investors should be on the hook for the remediation, but surely own the property in some sort of LLC with no assets. The town should take the property or start proceedings to have the current owners clean it up. the current cost of $1.2 million is an estimate and costs can surely be higher. We have let this pollution continue for too long and based on us having a ground water system need to do something NOW. we have waited wait too long. Hopefully the new council will shift into high gear and get something accomplished. That parking lot along with the town garage would make a nice parking garage. Forget about retail space.