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Reader says I don’t like paying so much for so little

CBD high density housing

I agree about what one gets for one’s taxes now versus then. Mortgage and taxes were never low but they did not take giant bites out of one’s life and the schools were terrific. They actually stink now. I don’t like paying so much for so little. I believe we have not begun to see what will happen to our property taxes when the apartments are built. During construction the CBD will be unbearable, so there go the businesses and restaurants (and garage). The water dept. has already found that the pipe system can’t handle it and plans to bill residents for the pleasure of expanding it for hundreds of residents who should not be moving here because there isn’t room. All the water to be used by all those buildings and renters and lawns is going to take another bite out of our limited water supply. Will we be allowed ONE day a week to water? And will everybody water throughout all the limited hours permitted? Will water start costing more and more? On a personal note, the prospect of losing all the plantings that I could finally afford to have done and make it look nice is unbearable. If I liked cacti I would live in the Southwest.

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Paving plans in Ridgewood hit potential roadblock

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Paving plans in Ridgewood hit potential roadblock

MAY 15, 2014    LAST UPDATED: THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2014, 4:25 PM
BY DARIUS AMOS
STAFF WRITER

Already behind with last year’s street repaving plan, the village might experience a delay or potential cancellation of the proposed 2014 paving project.

The Ridgewood Council’s 3-2 vote to introduce a capital bond ordinance, which would fund this year’s street paving, created a degree of uncertainty that the governing body might not approve the funding at its May 28 meeting. According to Village Manager Roberta Sonenfeld, a simple majority is needed to introduce the ordinance; however, a supermajority (at least four affirmative votes) is required to adopt a capital ordinance.

Recognizing that the council members introduced the 2014 general capital ordinance by 3-2 vote last month, Sonenfeld removed the street repaving portion from the capital budget. Her intention, she explained this week, was to ask the council to consider the paving project, which amounts to $1.549 million, separate from the other items in the capital budget.

“I think paving to everybody is kind of a bread-and-butter or meat-and-potatoes issue. We need to get it right,” she said. “I have broken out paving as a separate capital budget item. I would like the council to really consider working off of that proposal, so if there is a disagreement over the total capital budget, as least we can get paving done in 2014.”

https://www.northjersey.com/news/paving-plans-in-ridgewood-hit-potential-roadblock-1.1017200

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Village of Ridgewood Streets Proposed for Paving in 2014

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Village of Ridgewood Streets Proposed for Paving in 2014

The Village Council has approved streets to be paved in 2014.

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the list 15 streets in all

Monta Vista 2   GAS
 
Maxwell
 
Spencer 
 
Westena    GAS and the Village 
 
Albert 
 
South Van Dien    DOT
 
Kemah
 
Phoenix
 
Richmond #1 
 
California
 
James
 
Katherine 
 
Library
 
Sherwood

 

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