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VILLAGE OF RIDGEWOOD VILLAGE COUNCIL REGULAR PUBLIC MEETING APRIL 13, 2022 8:00 P.M.

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VILLAGE OF RIDGEWOOD
VILLAGE COUNCIL
REGULAR PUBLIC MEETING
APRIL 13, 2022
8:00 P.M
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1.   Call to Order – Mayor

2.   Statement of Compliance with the Open Public       Meetings Act

3.   Roll Call – Village Clerk

4.   Flag Salute and Moment of Silence

5.   Acceptance of Financial Reports

6.   Approval of Minutes

7.   Proclamations

A.   Proclaim April as Tree Planting Month and              April 29, 2022 as Arbor Day

B.   Proclaim May 1-7, 2022 National Drinking               Water Week

C.   Proclaim May as Building Safety Month

D.   Proclaim May as Older Americans Month

 

8.   Fire Department Awards

A.   Lifesaving Award

Mark Barone

Matthew Bombace

B.   Unit Citation Award – Broad Street Fire/Bagelicious

Thomas Benintende

Timothy Bombace

Paul Brennan

Kurt Harba

John Judge

Jason Kane

Brian Kelly

Oscar Martinez

Michael McLaughlin

Matthew Musicant

Michael Rohrman

Christopher Wolfstirn

B.   Medal of Honor – Broad Street Fire/Bagelicious

Michael McLaughlin

 

Pursuant to Chapter 3-19 of the Code of the Village of Ridgewood, Manner of Addressing Council, and Chapter

3-20, Decorum, the Village Council meetings shall be conducted in the following manner:

 

Manner of Addressing Council

Persons other than Council members may be permitted to address the Council in the proper order of business. A person present may, upon recognition by the Chair, be heard either upon ordinances upon second reading or at the time of petitions and oral communications from the public and at such other times as the Council may, by majority vote of those present, specifically permit. No person shall address any remark or question to any specific Council member, nor shall any person be permitted to address the Chair while a motion is pending. A Council member may, through the Chair, respond to any communication or address received pursuant to this section.

 

Decorum

Any person who shall disturb the peace of the Council, make impertinent or slanderous remarks or conduct himself in a boisterous manner while addressing the Council shall be forthwith barred by the presiding officer from further audience before the Council, except that if the speaker shall submit to proper order under these rules, permission for him to continue may be granted by a majority vote of the Council.

 

9.  Comments from the Public (Not to exceed 3              minutes per person – 40 minutes in total)

10.  Village Manager’s Report

11.  Village Council Reports

12.  ORDINANCE – PUBLIC HEARING – ORDINANCE #3895 –                     Establish a CAP Bank

13.  2022 Budget Hearing

a.   Overview of 2022 Budget

b.   Village Council’s Comments

c.   Public Hearing on 2022 Budget

14.  2022 BUDGET AMENDMENT RESOLUTION

22-109    Approve Amendment to 2022 Budget

15.  ORDINANCES – INTRODUCTION – RIDGEWOOD WATER

NONE

16.  ORDINANCES – PUBLIC HEARING – RIDGEWOOD WATER

3896 – Bond Ordinance – Water Utility Capital                  (NTE $12,797,200)

3897 – Amend Chapter 145 – Fees – Water Rates & PFAS

       Treatment Charges

17.  RESOLUTIONS – RIDGEWOOD WATER

THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS, NUMBERED 22-110 THROUGH

22-117 ARE TO BE ADOPTED BY A CONSENT AGENDA, WITH ONE VOTE BY THE VILLAGE COUNCIL. THERE IS A BRIEF DESCRIPTION BESIDE EACH RESOLUTION TO BE CONSIDERED ON THE CONSENT AGENDA. EACH RESOLUTION WILL BE READ BY TITLE ONLY:

22-110    Award Contract – Printing of PFAS Notices              (NTE      $40,912) – Awards a contract to the               lowest responsible quote from Ridgewood                    Press, 609 Franklin Turnpike, Ridgewood, NJ

22-111    Title 59 Approval – Cold Water Meters and               Accessories – Approves the plans and                   specifications for Cold Water Meters prepared          by Ridgewood Water, pursuant to Title 59

22-112    Award Contract – Cold Water Meters and                 Accessories (NTE $214,642.50) – Awards a               contract to the sole responsible bidder, Rio             Supply, Inc., 100 Allied      Parkway,                     Sicklerville, NJ

22-113    Award Sole Source Contract – Corrosion                 Inhibitor ESC 532 (NTE $185,000) – Awards a            contract to the sole source provider, ESC           Environmental, 6 Redwood Drive, Glenville, NY

22-114    Authorize Change Order – Passaic Valley Water           Commission Pipeline Project – Design of                Guiderail at Diamond Brook (NTE $13,508.75) –        Authorizes a change order to the original            lowest responsible bidder, Suburban                    Consulting Engineers, Inc., 96 U.S. Highway            206, Suite 101, Flanders, NJ. This change              order is necessary due to the requirement              of a NJDOT compliant guiderail.

22-115    Refund Overpayment of Water Account – 691              Upper Boulevard – Refunds a duplicate payment       by the owner of this property

22-116    Refund Overpayment of Water Account – 234              East      Ridgewood Avenue – Refunds a duplicate            payment by the owner of the business at this           location

22-117    Refund Overpayment of Water Account – 235              Dayton Street – Refunds a duplicate payment              by the owner of this property

18.  ORDINANCES – INTRODUCTION

3905 – Amend Chapter 265 – Vehicles and Traffic – No           Left Turn – Franklin Avenue, North Maple Avenue,       and Linwood Avenue – Memorializes various “No        Left Turn” signs on Franklin Avenue, North Maple       Avenue, and Linwood Avenue

3906 – Amend Chapter 165 – Rubbish, Refuse, and                Recycling – Collection Schedule and Placement          and Removal of Garbage and Rubbish Containers –            Establishes that when unfavorable collection            conditions exist, residents may be required to             bring garbage and rubbish containers to the end        of their driveways until the unfavorable                 collection conditions cease to exist. Also sets        times for placement and retrieval of garbage and   rubbish containers at the end of driveways/at           the curb.

19.  ORDINANCES – PUBLIC HEARING

3898 – Bond Ordinance – General Capital (NTE $5,173,400)

3899 – Amend Chapter 145 – Fees – Sewer Connection Fees

3900 – Amend Chapter 260 – Trees and Shrubs

3901 – Amend Chapter 145 – Fees – Trees and Shrubs

3902 – Amend Chapter 190 – Land Use and Development –          Zoning Map

3903 – Amend Chapter 265 Vehicles and Traffic – Permit        Parking – Extended Parking in Central Business           District for Ridgewood Residents in Central            Business District and Residential Zones –            3904 – Amend Chapter 145 Fees – Fees for Ridgewood            Central Business District Parking 24/7/265                Permit

20.  RESOLUTIONS

THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS, NUMBERED 22-118 THROUGH

22-144 ARE TO BE ADOPTED BY A CONSENT AGENDA, WITH ONE VOTE BY THE VILLAGE COUNCIL. THERE IS A BRIEF DESCRIPTION BESIDE EACH RESOLUTION TO BE CONSIDERED ON THE CONSENT AGENDA. EACH RESOLUTION WILL BE READ BY TITLE ONLY:

22-118    Title 59 Approval – Horticultural Supplies –            Approves the plans and specifications for              Horticultural Supplies for the Years 2021 and      2022, prepared by the Ridgewood Parks and               Recreation Department, pursuant to Title 59

22-119    Award Contract – Horticultural Supplies      (NTE $48,500) – Awards the second year of a

two-year contract to the sole bidder, SiteOne           Landscape Supply, 1385 East 36th Street,                Cleveland, OH. The Parks Department will pay           $35,500 and Project Pride will pay $13,000.

22-120    Title 59 Approval – Road Resurfacing and               Repairs –    Approves the plans and                       specifications for 2022 Road Resurfacing and               Repairs of Various Village Streets in the            Village of Ridgewood, prepared by the                  Ridgewood Engineering Division, pursuant to             Title 59

22-121    Award Contract – Road Resurfacing and Repairs           (NTE $2,000,000) – Awards a contract to the            lowest responsible bidder, American Asphalt           and Trucking, LLC, 818 Summer Avenue, Newark,        NJ

22-122    Award Contract Under State Contract – Tri-Band Radios – Police Department

          (NTE $31,517) – Awards a contract under State           contract to Motorola Radio, c/o Regional              Communications, 64 East Midland Avenue,                    Paramus, NJ

22-123    Award Contract Under State Contract –                  Portable Radios (NTE $13,799.20) – Awards a           contract under State Contract to Motorola              Radio, c/o Regional Communications, Inc., 64           East Midland Avenue, Paramus, NJ

22-124    Award Contract Under State Contract –                  Gasoline and Diesel Fuel (NTE $370,000) –             Awards a contract under State Contract to              Racheles/Micheles, 116 Keller Road, Clifton,           NJ

22-125    Award Contract Under State Contract and                Somerset Cooperative Pricing System – Tires           and Related Supplies (NTE $59,000) – Awards a      contract under State contract to Hudson Tire           Exchange, 212 Hudson Street, Hackensack, NJ            and to Custom Bandag, 401 East Linden Avenue,        Linden, NJ

22-126    Award Contract Under State Contract – Parts            and Supplies – Fleet Services (NTE $580,000)               – Awards a contract under State Contract to            various vendors for various parts and                    supplies

22-127    Award Contract Under State Contract –                  Computer and Server Equipment – Village of            Ridgewood and Ridgewood Water

          (NTE $251,980.87) – Awards a contract under            State contract to Dell, One Dell Way, Round             Rock, TX

22-128    Award Contract Under State Contract –                  Computer Equipment (NTE $45,006.30) – Awards               a contract under State Contract to SHI                    International Corporation, 290 Davidson                    Avenue, Somerset, NJ

22-129    Award Contract Under Sourcewell Cooperative             Purchasing Program – Lease of Ford Explorer –          Health Department (NTE $8,000) – Awards a           contract under Sourcewell Cooperative                   Purchasing Program to Enterprise Fleet                 Management, 1550 Route 23 North, Suite 101,             Wayne, NJ

22-130    Award Professional Services Contract – Animal           Control Services and Waterfowl Management –               2021-2022(NTE $31,800) – Awards the second             year of a two-year Professional Services               contract to TYCO Animal Control Services, One Stout Lane, Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ. $26,800 will            be for Animal Control and $5,000 is for                  waterfowl management.

22-131    Award Professional Services Contract – Animal           Control Services and Waterfowl Management –               2022- 2023 (NTE $32,400) – Awards the first            year of a two-year Professional Services               contract to TYCO Animal Control Services, One           Stout Lane, Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ

22-132    Authorize Agreement with PSE&G – Installation           and Direct Install for Energy Efficient                    Lighting and HVAC Equipment – Village Hall           (NTE $33,316.40) – Authorizes the Village of               Ridgewood to enter into and the Village                 Manager to execute an agreement with PSE&G.            PSE&G will pay $113,270.16 (77%) and the           Village will pay $33,316.40 (23%) of the             cost. The Village’s payment will be 60                  monthly payments of $555.27.

22-133    Authorize Ridgewood Division of Fleet                  Services to Negotiate Body Shop Services –            The Village of Ridgewood went out to bid for           Body Shop Services and no bids were received.           The Village may now negotiate these services            with a provider, through the adoption of a               resolution by the Village Council.

22-134    Declare Property Surplus – Police Vehicles –            Declares a 2016 Ford Police Interceptor SUV           and a 2014 Ford Police Interceptor SUV, which        are no longer needed by the Village, as               surplus property and authorizes the Village             Manager to dispose of said property

22-135    Accept Grant and Authorize Execution of Grant           Agreement – USDA Natural Resources                     Conservation Service – Emergency Watershed           Protection Program Grant ($61,200) – Accepts           a grant of $201,960 from Federal funds, with            the Village paying $61,200 for the streambank           stabilization and debris removal at specific               locations along the Ho-Ho-Kus Brook and                Saddle River, the results of the remnants of           Hurricane Ida. Also authorizes the Village             Manager and/or the Director of Public                Works/Village Engineer to execute the grant             agreement.

22-136    Endorse Application for Community Development           Block Grant – SHARE, Inc. – 104 Cottage Place       and 130 Prospect Street – Air Purification             System – Confirms endorsement of a $99,000              Community Development Block grant. This                resolution does not obligate the financial             resources of the Village but will expedite           the expenditure of Community Development              funds.

22-137    Endorse Application for Community Development           Block Grant – SHARE, Inc. – 104 Cottage Place       – COVID-19 Preparedness – Kitchen Renovation            and Food Preparation – Confirms endorsement               of a $7,000 Community Development Block                grant. This resolution does not obligate the            financial resources of the Village but will            expedite the expenditure of Community                Development funds.

22-138    Authorize Release of Performance Surety Bond            – Onyx Equities, LLC – The Benjamin –                    Releases the Performance Surety Bond for The           Benjamin, Block 2005, Lot 15.01, due to the               fact that the files in the Building                    Department, Planning Board, and Engineering            Division all indicate that the project is            satisfactorily complete

22-139    Authorize Encroachment Agreement – 80 Oak              Street – Authorizes an encroachment agreement         for the retaining wall at 80 Oak Street,              which encroaches into the public

right-of-way, and authorizes the Mayor and             Village Manager to execute the Agreement

22-140    Approve Eagle Scout Project – The                       Refurbishment of Citizens Park – Approves the           Eagle Scout project of Jack Swartz, which           will include: the removal and disposal of the          decaying telephone poles outlining the                  parking lot entrance; the rebuilding and                relocation of the memorial bench; and the              redesigning and replanting of the corner            garden, where the flagpole is located, with            native and drought tolerant shrubs and                  perennials

22-141    Appoint Members to Open Space Committee –              Appoints Robert Lasky as the Fields Committee         liaison, to a term that will expire on                12/31/22 and David Sayles as the Parks,                 Recreation, and Conservation Board liaison,            to a term that will expire on 12/31/22

22-142    Appoint Member to Green Ridgewood – Appoints            Frank Mortimer as the Parks, Recreation, and            Conservation Board member to the Green                Ridgewood Committee, to a term that will           expire on December 31, 2022

22-143    Award Contract – Leasing of Pease Building –            Awards a lease to Bohler Engineering, 30              Independence Boulevard, Warren, NJ as the             highest responsible bidder for the first               year, of a ten-year lease of the Pease                 Building, at $10,827.91

22-144    Declare Fire Department Property Surplus –             Declares Ridgewood Fire Department Turnout            Gear (jackets, pants, Firefighter helmets,               Firefighter boots, Firefighter goggles), a              Pike Pole, closet hooks, a sledgehammer, and           a trumpet bar surplus property and authorizes           the Village Manager to donate this surplus            property to the Clifton Fire Department, to           be sent to Ukraine for their use in their war       against Russia

THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS, NUMBERED 22-145 THROUGH

22-146, WILL BE CONSIDERED SEPARATELY AND READ IN FULL:

22-145    Approve Floodplain Acquisition Plan

22-146    Extend Grab and Go Parking Spaces

21.  Designation of The Valley Hospital as an Area in   Need of Redevelopment

A.   Explanation and Discussion by Village Council           of designating The Valley Hospital as an Area         in Need of Redevelopment

B.   Questions and Comments from the Village                Council

C.   Questions and Comments from the Public

D.   Resolution #22-146 – Designate The Valley                                  Hospital as an Area in                                Need of Redevelopment

22.  Comments from the Public (Not to Exceed 5 minutes per person)

23.  Resolution to go into Closed Session

24.  Closed Session

Personnel – Appointments to Boards and Committees,             Professional Appointments, Village                  Council Liaison Appointments;                       Emergency Services

25.  Adjournment

 

 

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  1. Terrible turnout – hundreds of people would have showed up if only they had Zoom or a better website. LOL

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