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>The Concerned Residents of Ridgewood filed a lawsuit on Monday in New Jersey Superior Court to challenge the validity of the H-Hospital Zone Amendment to the Village Master Plan

>The Concerned Residents of Ridgewood filed a lawsuit on Monday in New Jersey Superior Court to challenge the validity of the H-Hospital Zone Amendment to the Village Master Plan

Residents’ group files lawsuit challenging Valley Hospital Renewal project
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Last updated: Tuesday August 31, 2010, 2:04 PM
BY MICHAEL SEDON
The Ridgewood News
Staff Writer

https://www.northjersey.com/news/101882313_Residents__group_files_lawsuit_to_challenge_Valley_Hospital_Renewal_project.html

RIDGEWOOD – The Concerned Residents of Ridgewood (CRR), a non-profit group challenging The Valley Hospital renewal project, filed a lawsuit on Monday in New Jersey Superior Court to challenge the validity of the H-Hospital Zone Amendment to the Village Master Plan, which was approved by the Village Planning Board on June 21 despite vigorous opposition by residents.

Named as defendants in the legal action are the Planning Board of the Village of Ridgewood and The Valley Hospital. The hospital is named along with the Village because it sponsored a change in the Master Plan under a 2007 ordinance that was created by the village council under former Mayor David Pfund. The ordinance allowed third parties to also sponsor changes to the Village’s Master Plan, not just the Village itself.

“As so many residents have voiced, the recently-approved Master Plan Amendment, which would allow Valley Hospital to double in size in this quiet residential neighborhood, is simply wrong for Ridgewood, and the residents are asking the court to reverse the decision,” said Paul Gould, spokesperson for CRR.

“From the day Valley made the request, the Village Planning Board appeared fully determined to push through this change to the Master Plan, overriding the views of its residents, and in its haste, tainted the process by making procedural glitches, allowing conflicts of interest to exist and mishandling notifications,” Gould said.

full story:
https://www.northjersey.com/news/101882313_Residents__group_files_lawsuit_to_challenge_Valley_Hospital_Renewal_project.html

Special message from Concerned Residents of Ridgewood
We do need money however to carry the fight through the courts. Please donate at: https://www.stopvalley.com/Donate.html and we take PayPal



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