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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Board of Education approved the vendor contracts to complete the necessary clean-up work on the athletic fields due to recent flooding. This work began yesterday on the stadium field at Ridgewood High School, where at least four truckloads of dirt and debris were removed from the field. The work on the RHS stadium field is expected to take a couple of weeks, and once that field is completed, the vendor will begin to work on Stevens field. The work on the Brookside field is scheduled to begin today and should be completed in a few days. The fields are being disinfected as part of the process.
Clean up of the flood damaged artificial turf fields is now underway at both RHS & Stevens Field. Wear an N95 mask if you’re walking in the area due to blowing dust. Some material on the field is said to have been laden with raw sewerage.
The Ridgewood School District Fields Committee met and discussed adjustments to the schedules for sports due to field closures. Additionally, they discussed creating a broad committee of Village Council, Board of Education, county, and state representatives to explore how to address the flooding issues.