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Over the Top Hype Surounds New Village Manager


Over the Top Hype Surounds New Village Manager 

Ridgewood’s new administrator gets a running start

APRIL 6, 2014    LAST UPDATED: SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2014, 1:21 AM

RIDGEWOOD — Her official first day was Monday, but Roberta Sonenfeld got a head start as Ridgewood’s new village manager three weeks ago.

Sonenfeld, a 17-year village resident and the first woman to hold the village’s top administrative office, said she “wanted to hit the ground running.” So, following her appointment in mid-March, she started meeting one-on-one with several of the village’s directors.

“We discussed anything that they wanted to talk about,” Sonenfeld said, including any “outstanding issues or concerns” they had.

“I also attended all of the departmental budget reviews, and met with our attorney for an update on all important legal issues,” said Sonenfeld, 59, who has three decades of experience in upper management for several financial institutions.

Sonenfeld has already met with Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan and Bergen County Administrator Ed Trawinski, and “agreed that the answer to stemming the tide of higher and higher property taxes is for each municipality to do things differently than we are doing them today and to engage the county where it makes sense,” the new manager said.

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5 thoughts on “Over the Top Hype Surounds New Village Manager

  1. Please make Links LIVE here so we know what you are talking about.

  2. Now people are unhappy and they don’t even know why.

    Give her a chance. The article showed that she hit the ground running.

  3. Just wait until see she the over time spending in the police and fire departments. say good buy to your toys .

    thanks benny.

  4. #3 one has nothing to do with the other, 2 completely different budgets.

  5. to # 4 , ok then it’s still big money, who gives a hoot what budget it is. no need to spend that kind of money on over time. how much money do think you should make, come on your a cop or a fire man .

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