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Reader says Anything that the Valley Ridgewood location can’t fit should be done in Paramus


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Reader says Anything that the Valley Ridgewood location can’t fit should be done in Paramus

Parking Garages, Apartment Buildings, Turf Fields, Sports Fees, Rental and Garage Sale permits, $700 Dangerous Dog Licenses, Obscene Field Lighting, Insane Town Raises…All mean NOTHING compared to what VALLEY will cause!

Wake up Ridgewood and believe that Valley will eventually get what they want. This is really what this town doesn’t need and everything else is a minor distraction. The size and scope of this over expansion is the tip of the iceberg. Yes, we will allow them to overbuild. The only question now is to what extent??

This is not new news.: Valley, will raise your taxes (way more than 2% a year)! Valley, will cause major traffic issues (throughout the town, not just surrounding areas). Valley, will increase such a strain on the existing infrastructure that this affluent town will never recover.

Some believe this issue is between Valley and the people who live around Valley. If you are one of those then you are part of the problem. I only ask that you educate yourselves and understand the harm for the entire town.

Valley, can expand and should expand at their Paramus location. They should upgrade their Valley location to single rooms. The amount of rooms they will reduce to should be in line for today now that Pascack Valley has reopened. Please save our town and save Valley from over building. Yes, i said it. Please save Valley from over expanding based on Pascack Valley. Logical Sense has to prevail!

Times have changed drastically now due to Pascack Valley. I am amazed that Valley continues to ask for more than they ever deserved. Valley, is now saying, we won’t do as much underground because this ground water foundation issue is the problem why we can’t get approval? So we’ll just add another level of above ground parking…problem solved. Can we get our H Zone and Permits now? NO, should still be NO…should always be NO!

I’m sick and tired, of being sick and tired over Valley! I don’t think someone will save us. WE MUST ALL SAVE US. Please wake up and get the facts. Decades of NO should now not be okay. The H Zone and the existing building limits should apply to all, including Valley. These rules and laws we’re put in place to protect all of us. It was sad to hear a sitting planning board member stating that Valley needs to expand. Very sad to hear that the very people voting on this issue don’t really understand the long term issues. Since Valley pays NO TAXES, ask yourself who do you think is going to pay for the additional services? RIDGEWOOD WILL, we have no other option.

So what should Valley do? Yes, we all want a State-of-The-Art-Hospital; so they renew within their existing Ridgewood walls. Anything that the Ridgewood location can’t fit should be done in Paramus. This should have been started by Valley years ago before Pascack Valley. Valley, you shouldn’t get what you are currently asking for…End of Discussion!

9 thoughts on “Reader says Anything that the Valley Ridgewood location can’t fit should be done in Paramus

  1. Right on the money !!! Anyone who does not want to see this EXPANSION for other than what it really is, honestly does not care about this town in both the short and long term. If they do have a say and vote for it, they are doing so to advance a personal agenda, or maybe get even with the town(and then they will leave). To actually believe they can improve on the quality of life here by allowing this is borderline “absurd.”

  2. Good points indeed!! Question, why doesn’t Valley just move all maternity operations to Paramus — that would leave plenty of room to “renew” the existing space with out having to add more building.

  3. If you think that four other projects consisting of a hundred or more apartments will cause nothing compared to Valley then you either are not paying attention or just blind or is it only one issue ?

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  5. The shame of is the planning board and local politicos will look us right in the eye and say we are wrong and by the time there is another election the damage is done.

  6. Dammit. NOT IN MY BACKYARD!!!!!!!

  7. DOes Valley pay taxes to Paramus for the Lucklow Pavillion which is on private property?

  8. #3… you are right, all of these projects have more downside than up. However, the short/long term negative effects of the Valley project will really be what turns this village into another Hackensack.

  9. I’m not sure about valley but pacskak vallet is going to pay taxes

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