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Deadline to File For Ridgewood Village Council Run is August 22, 2024

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Ridgewood NJ, Nominating packets are available for Ridgewood residents who are registered voters and wish to run for and serve on the Ridgewood Village Council. They may be picked up at the Village Clerk’s Office in Village Hall, 131 North Maple Avenue, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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Vagianos and Mortimer Running for Ridgewood Village Council

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Ridgewood NJ, Mayor Paul Vagianos and Bee Man Frank Mortimer are running to Village Council and have registered with NJ Law Enforcement Election Commission.

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Seeking Ridgewood Residents to Volunteer to Serve on Various Boards and Committees

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Ridgewood NJ, the Village Council is looking for residents who are interested in volunteering to serve on the following Boards and Committees: Project Pride, The Ridgewood Arts Council, Green Ridgewood, and the Ridgewood Green Team Advisory Committee.

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Ridgewood Residents are required to clear snow and ice on abutting sidewalks within 24 hours after the storm has passed

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Ridgewood NJ, The Village has an extensive snow emergency program which helps residents travel safer and easier in snowy weather.

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SEEKING RIDGEWOOD RESIDENTS TO VOLUNTEER TO SERVE ON VARIOUS BOARDS AND COMMITTEES DEADLINE – 12/9/2022

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Village Council is looking for residents who are interested in volunteering to serve on the following Boards and Committees: The Planning Board, the Zoning Board of Adjustment, The Library Board of Trustees, The Parks, Recreation, and Conservation Board, The Citizens Safety Advisory Committee, The Central Business District Advisory Committee, the Open Space Committee, The Shade Tree Commission, Green Ridgewood, Ridgewood Green Team, Project Pride Committee, The Ridgewood Community Center Advisory Board, The Ridgewood Arts Council, The Stigma Free Task Force, The Kasschau Memorial Shell Committee, and the Historic Preservation Commission, for a Class C member.

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The Ridgewood High School Ice Hockey Foundation is holding their annual MUM PLANT SALE, from August 22nd through the September 13th

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood High School Ice Hockey Foundation is holding their annual MUM PLANT SALE, from August 22 through the September 13. Players are calling upon Ridgewood residents and businesses asking for orders during that time. Delivery of the plants will take place the weekend of September 24. This plant sale is the biggest fundraiser of the year and literally keeps our athletes on the ice! Please consider saying “Yes”, if a player calls on you.

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Lifelong Village resident Jim Van Goor former Chief of the Ridgewood Fire Department Joins Current Mayor Mayor Susan Knudsen in Race for Village Council

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Ridgewood NJ, nominating packets are available for Ridgewood residents who are registered voters and wish to run for and serve on the Ridgewood Village Council.  They may be picked up at the Village Clerk’s Office in Village Hall, 131 North Maple Avenue, during the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays.  The deadline for filing completed nominating petitions is September 6, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.

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Ridgewood Kindergarten Registration Now Open

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Ridgewood NJ, Registration for children who will enter kindergarten or be new first graders to the district in September 2022 opens on January 15, 2022. Ridgewood residents can register online only by completing the registration process no later than February 13, 2022.

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Sending Thousands of Articles of Pre-owned Equipment from Ridgewood Residents to kids in Need Around the World

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Ridgewood NJ, Adam Compain grew up in Ridgewood and I’m a former Maroon soccer player (from 1991 – 2004). His father Daniel Compain and he started www.SENDcharity.org back in 2000. Since, they’ve been sending thousands of articles of used equipment from Ridgewood residents to kids in need around the world– as close as to Paterson and as far as Haiti and Kenya.
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Reader points out, ” that the placement of the pickleball courts here was done in the same way… arbitrary, capricious, with no prior notice to the neighbors or neighborhood”

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“Our heartfelt thanks to Mayor Knudsen. The neighbors of the Glen School playing area are grateful. We hope the pickleball players will find another form of exercise in which to participate in order to maintain their health during this difficult Covid-19 time. However, there are both public (free) and private pickleball courts in Bergen County which are located in non- residential areas, and which are available to Ridgewood residents. (Google it.) To answer some comments, I would say that the revenue brought in by pickleball each year is considerably less then the taxes paid by the Glen School neighbors each year. Perhaps you might agree that the taxpayers that live here deserve consideration. To the person who complained about the court closing being arbitrary and capricious, I would point out that the placement of the pickleball courts here was done in the same way… arbitrary, capricious, with no prior notice to the neighbors or neighborhood, during the prior administration. So, again, thank you Mayor Knudsen. I hope that by March 22, a way can be found to resolve this situation equitably for all concerned. And Happy New Year.”

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Another Ridgewood 4 Black Liberation protest is planned for this Saturday, July 18th at 4:00 p.m.

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To Ridgewood Central Business District Businesses:
As you know, the Central Business District Welcome Back to Ridgewood event creates a pedestrian mall by closing streets from North Walnut Street to Broad Street every Saturday and Sunday. Every other weekend there have been about fifty protesters from Ridgewood 4 Black Liberation gathering, marching, yelling and using bullhorns. Although disruptive, the demonstrations, comprised primarily of Ridgewood residents, have been mostly peaceful. Unfortunately, some protesters have physically tried to grab customers sitting in chairs or otherwise harass CBD patrons. On July 4th, one of the protesters was arrested for obstructing traffic.

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Ridgewood School District Communication Survey

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Public Schools is conducting a district communication survey in preparation for the development of a District Communication Plan, which will be launched in September 2020. We value feedback from all stakeholders in our community and would appreciate your input!

This survey is intended for parents, current high school students, alumni, staff members, Ridgewood residents, Ridgewood business owners, and anyone in the community who has an interest in our public schools. All members of a household are encouraged to submit an individual response.

The district communication survey can be accessed through the link below and the District News section of the website. The survey will be open until midnight on Monday, March 23.

To access the survey, please click here or go to https://www.surverymonkey.com/r/rps_communication_survey.

 

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Increase State School Aid,Time for a Taxpayer Refund

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Ridgewood NJ, the group administrator of the Facebook group ,”it takes a Ridgewood Village”  Saurabh Dani  offered the following information , ” Ridgewood is going to get 654,822$ more in state aid this year compared to last year – this is an increase of 16.9%.

To pay for this increased aid, the state is going to increase tolls, corporate tax and other state taxes, including income tax on many of Ridgewood residents. The state’s goal is to reduce property taxes with this added “aid / state tax increase”.

Our BOE has decided to use up the increase in state aid in their operating budget and not adjust this 655K towards proposed 2% increase of property tax.
Should the BOE reconsider it’s decision and reduce property tax increase of 2% and change it to “2% – minus- 654K”? “

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RIDGEWOOD RESIDENTS LOTTERY FOR 2019 COMMUTER PARKING PERMITS AT HUDSON STREET PARKING LOT COMBINED WITH RIDE SHARE SERVICES

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Ridgewood NJ, The Village of Ridgewood will be allocating 55 premium parking permits to Ridgewood residents, specifically for the Hudson Street parking lot, through a random lottery. Only those with the Hudson Street parking lot permit will be able to park in this lot. This will guarantee a parking space for everyone who is a winner in the lottery and buys the Hudson Street parking lot permit for $1,300 (which is the 2019 premium parking permit price). This permit will not allow the commuter to park in any other parking lots.

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SEEKING RIDGEWOOD RESIDENTS TO VOLUNTEER TO SERVE ON VARIOUS BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

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Ridgewood NJ, The Village Council is looking for residents who are interested in volunteering to serve on the following Boards and Committees: Zoning Board of Adjustment, The Ridgewood Arts Council, the Library Board of Trustees, The Ridgewood Community Center Advisory Board (this member must have a child in the Ridgewood School system), and the Shade Tree Commission. The Deadline for submissions is July 17, 2018 . 

The Zoning Board of Adjustment hears variance applications and appeals from rulings and determinations arising from the enforcement of Village zoning ordinances.

The Ridgewood Arts Council will assist in the promotion of and encourage artistic and cultural programs and will provide for educational opportunities in the areas of art and culture. The Ridgewood Arts Council will also provide advice, guidance, and recommendations to the Village Council, as needed.

The Library Board of Trustees is the governing board for the Ridgewood Public Library and its employees. The Board of Trustees works with the community to establish Library policy and secures funds to carry on services to the public, and set goals and objectives.

The Ridgewood Community Center Advisory Board develops policies and procedures for the operation of the Community Center facility and assists in the fulfillment of the County Municipal Alliance Grant requirements. The member position open is for a resident with children in the Ridgewood school system.

The Shade Tree Commission works closely with the Parks and Recreation Department, the Ridgewood Environmental Advisory Committee, and the Green Team to promote awareness and education of the residents as well as advise and provide recommendations to the Village Council in promoting and sustaining a safe and productive shade tree resource.

All interested residents should fill out a Citizen Volunteer Leadership form (found on the Village website by clicking on “Forms”, then clicking on Page 2, and then clicking on “Village Clerk”), and send it along with a cover letter indicating on which board(s) or committee(s) the resident wishes to serve, and a biography or resume to:
Donna Jackson
Deputy Village Clerk
Village of Ridgewood
131 North Maple Ave.
Ridgewood, NJ 07451
Deadline for submissions is July 17, 2018.