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20210505 – Village Council Public Workshop Agenda

For the duration of the Coronavirus pandemic, Village Hall is closed to the public and meetings are being held with participants at remote locations, connecting to conferencing software provided by zoom

Members of the public are invited to view meetings live using Zoom, which also allows them to “raise a hand” and contribute with voice and video when they are invited to do so during Public Comments as well as during Public Hearings during the meeting.

Please click the link below to join the virtual meeting:


Or Telephone, Dial:  1-646-558-8656                                                                             

Webinar ID:  850 1983 2830




May 5, 2021

7:30 P.M.

1.         7:30 pm – Call to Order – Mayor

2.         Statement of Compliance with Open Public Meeting Act

Mayor: “Adequate notice of this meeting has been provided by a posting on the bulletin    board in Village Hall, by mail to the Ridgewood NewsThe Record, and by submission      to all persons entitled to same as provided by law of a schedule including the date and          time of this meeting.”

“Due to the fact that we continue to meet through a remote meeting format, there are some required announcements to make.

All participants are muted during this meeting.

Anyone wishing to make comments, may do so during Comments from the Public, and during the public hearings on any ordinances by dialing *9 on your phones to raise your hand, and then once you are recognized, dialing *6 on your phones to unmute, or by raising your hand icon if you are on your computers. You must state your name and address for the record.

Members of the public may also submit written comments to us for any future remote meetings by either email to Donna Jackson, Deputy Village Clerk, at, with the subject line, “Comments for Village Council Meeting” or written letter to Donna Jackson, Deputy Village Clerk.  Written comments must be received by 4:00 p.m. on the day before the remote meeting in order to be read into the record during the meeting. All written comments must adhere to the time limits already set by ordinance.

Members of the public commenting during a remote meeting shall not act in any manner to disrupt the meeting. If anyone becomes disruptive during the meeting, they will be muted. If time permits, the disruptive individual shall be allowed to speak after all other members of the public are provided an opportunity to comment.

Any continued disruption may result in the member being prevented from speaking during the remainder of this meeting. Disruptive conduct includes, but is not limited to, shouting, interruption, and the use of profanity.” 


3.         Roll Call – Village Clerk

4.         Flag Salute/Moment of Silence

5.         Public Comments (Not to Exceed 3 Minutes per Person – 40 Minutes in Total)

6.         Manager’s Report

7.         Council Reports

7a.       Presentation – Update to Budget Adoption

8.         Discussion

a.         Ridgewood Water


1.         Award Contract – Ridgewood Water New Facility


b.         Parking


1.         Fencing for Hudson Street Parking Garage


c.         Budget


1.         Award State Contract – Groundsmaster Mower – Parks and Recreation

2.         Award State Contract – Toro Sand Pro – Parks and Recreation

3.         Award Cooperative Purchasing Program – Toro 52” Multi Force Mower – Parks and Recreation

4.         Award Cooperative Purchasing Program – Vehicle Lifts – Fleet

5.         Award Cooperative Purchasing Program – Front End Loader – Streets

6.         Award Contract – Systemic Insecticide Injection/Emerald Ash Borer – Parks and Recreation

7.         Award Contract – Horticulture Supplies – Parks and Recreation

8.         Award Professional Services – Historical Architectural Services – Zabriskie-Schedler

9.         Rescind Resolution #21-92 and Replace – Parts and Services – Fleet


d.         Policy

1.         Approval for Open Space Grant Funding – King’s Pond Park

2.         Approval of Bergen County Historic Preservation Trust Grant Zabriskie-Schedler Phase II

3.         Approval of Recycling Tonnage Grant Application

4.         Endorse Bergen County Community Development Block Grant for SHARE

5.         Cannabis Ordinance

6.         Estimated Third Quarter Tax Bill

7.         Approval of Municipal Alliance Grant Application


e.         Operations

1.         Approve Liquor License Transfer – Kings Supermarkets to Ridgewood Food, LLC t/a Green Way Markets


9.         Review of May 12, 2021 Public Meeting Agenda

10.       Public Comments (Not to Exceed 5 Minutes per Person)

11.       Closed

a.         Personnel – Village Attorney

b.         Legal – Remington vs. Village of Ridgewood; Green Acres Diversion

12.       Adjournment



  1. What is the Remington v. Ridgewood case all about?

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