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Wednesday night is the public hearing and final adoption of the 2024 Village of Ridgewood Budget

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Ridgewood NJ, Wednesday night is the public hearing and final adoption of the 2024 Village of Ridgewood Budget. The meeting begins at 7:30 pm in the Court Room at Village Hall. Over the past month, the Village Hall team worked to highlight the many priorities in the 2024 budget.

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Ridgewood Village Council Discuses Dining Corral Safety

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Ridgewood NJ, at the April 3 Village Council worksession, the subject of dining corrals was discussed.  The Village Manager indicated that there is a POSSIBILITY of switching from concrete blocks to more decorative bollards as a means of protecting diners.

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Village of Ridgewood 2024 Budget Calls for a 2.74% Tax Increase

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Ridgewood NJ, the Village of Ridgewood Council convened on Wednesday evening to address the 2024 fiscal year budget and receive a comprehensive overview of spending levels from 2023. Village  Manager Keith Kazmark and Village CFO Bob Rooney presented the budget specifics to the mayor and council during the session.

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Does Ridgewood Village Manager Engage in Too Much Self Promotion?

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Ridgewood NJ, Village Manager Keith Kazmark is paid $225,000  and some readers suggests that while earning this enormous salary, he seems to spend an inordinate amount of time posing for photos and posting on Facebook and Instagram.  Why does he do so much self-promotion?  Previous Village Managers simply did their jobs without all the horn tooting. This is not part of his job description, and surely he could be spending the time doing the job he is paid to do   He is not an elected official; he is the hired help.  Stop with the selfies and get back to work Mr  Kazmark .

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The Ins and Outs of Styrofoam Recycling in Ridgewood: What You Need to Know

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Ridgewood is committed to working with our neighbors and cutting costs through shared service agreements. The use of our styrofoam condenser at the Ridgewood recycling center is a great example. Sharing with Glen Rock, Twp. of Washington , Garfield and soon Ho-Ho-Kus, all five communities can reap the benefit of one piece of equipment while helping the environment at the same time.

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Green Acres law will require Healthbarn USA to pay to use proposed covered pavilion at Habernickel

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Ridgewood NJ, Village Manager Keith Kazmark emphatically stated that Healthbarn USA will not have free access to the proposed covered pavilion at Habernickel Park. Green Acres laws prohibit such an arrangement said Kazmark. His remarks were made during a Wednesday, March 6th Village Council Work Session. The Village Manager said that in all likelihood, if Healthbarn USA should desire to use the planned facility, the terms of their existing lease with the Village will be renegotiated.

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Four Surprise Visitors Kicked off Read Across America at Ridgewood Elementary Schools!

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Ridgewood NJ, four surprise visitors kicked off Read Across America at our elementary schools! Fire Chief John Judge, Police Chief Forest Lyons, Village Mayor Paul Vagianos and Village Manager Keith Kazmark shared beloved books like “Tacky the Penguin” and “Officer Buckle and Gloria” with inquisitive kindergarten and first grade students, who followed up with insightful observations and questions.

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Former Mayor Paul Aronsohn Makes News in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, Village Manager Keith Kazmark  has jumped the shark after posting on Facebook glowing praise for former Mayor Paul  Aronsohn.

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Village of Ridgewood Clears Fallen Trees from Ho-Ho-Kus Brook and Saddle River

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Ridgewood NJ, according to  Village Manager Keith Kazmark ,despite frigid temperatures our Parks Division began the process of removing down trees from Ho-Ho-Kus Brook and Saddle River yesterday.

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Ridgewood Public Library Upgrades Circulation Desk Area

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Ridgewood NJ, according to Village Manager Keith Kazmark , the Ridgewood Public Library seeing even more amazing renovations! This time the circulation desk area on the lower level.

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Village Manager Keith Kazmark Elected Chair of the Northwest Bergen Central Dispatch Management Committee

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Ridgewood NJ, the Village Manager Keith Kazmark was elected to serve as the Chair of the Northwest Bergen Central Dispatch Management Committee for 2024.

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Route 17 Ridgewood Park & Ride Seeing Some Major Improvements

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Ridgewood NJ, according to the Village Manager Keith Kazmark with the help of the NJ Department of Transportation the Route 17 Ridgewood Park & Ride has recently seen some major improvements. Parking lots have been resurfaced and new signage has been added. The structure on the property will soon be removed and a buffer zone will be created along neighboring property lines with new tree plantings this spring.

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Village of Ridgewood Leaf Collection is a Wrap

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Ridgewood NJ, a reminder from the Village Manager Keith Kazmark, fall Leaf Collection Season in Ridgewood is now complete. While never a perfect science, our streets crews worked every day (including weekends) to get the job done. Any additional leaves may be bagged and brought to the recycling center. Please do not push additional leaves curbside as they will not be picked up and will inhibit snow removal operations. The Village of Ridgewood is currently in enforcement mode.

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