VILLAGE OF RIDGEWOOD
REGULAR PUBLIC MEETING
AUGUST 11, 2021
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
- Declare September Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
- Declare September National Preparedness Month
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.
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.
8. Comments from the Public (Not to exceed 3 minutes per person – 40 minutes in total)
9. Village Manager’s Report
10. Village Council Reports
11. Public Hearing – Adoption of Prequalification Regulations for General Restoration Contractors – Interior Restoration and Rehabilitation of the Zabriskie-Schedler House
12. Resolution #21-243A – Adopt Prequalification Regulations for Utilization in Connection with Controlling the Qualifications of Prospective Bidders for Interior Restoration and Rehabilitation of the Zabriskie-Schedler House
13. Update on Ridgewood Water PFAS Contamination
14. ORDINANCES – INTRODUCTION – RIDGEWOOD WATER
15. ORDINANCES – PUBLIC HEARING – RIDGEWOOD WATER
16. RESOLUTIONS – RIDGEWOOD WATER
17. ORDINANCES – INTRODUCTION
3869 – Amend Firefighters and Fire Superior Officers Salary Ordinance – Amends the Firefighters and Fire Superior Officers salary ordinance previously adopted by the Village Council
3870 – Amend Chapter 265 – Vehicles and Traffic – Motorcycle Parking at Hudson Street Garage – Allows a maximum of 7 Ridgewood Parking Permit Motorcycle permits to be issued. These permits will allow motorcycles to park on the 2nd or 3rd floors of the Hudson Street Parking Garage 24/7/365. The spaces will not be reserved for the permit holders, but will be available on a first come, first served basis each day.
3871 – Amend Chapter 145 – Fees – Ridgewood Parking Permit Motorcycle Parking – Establishes the calendar year fee for the Ridgewood Parking Permit Motorcycle Parking, located in the Hudson Street Garage 24/7/365, at $1,500, which fee shall be pro-rated, based on the month in which the Ridgewood Parking Permit Motorcycle is purchased
3872 – Authorization of Eminent Domain – Block 3806, Lot 2 – Authorizes the acquisition of this property for public purposes by any of the following methods: consummation of a purchase and sale contract through direct negotiations; by a gift, grant or contribution by any owner of the property; or by condemnation of the property carried out pursuant to the Eminent Domain Act
18. ORDINANCES – PUBLIC HEARING
3868 – Amend Chapter 265 – Vehicles and Traffic – Establish Stop Signs – Hanks Avenue and Gordon Road at Brookside Avenue
THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS, NUMBERED 21-244 THROUGH
21-262 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:
21-244 Title 59 Approval – Leaf Collection Services – Approves the plans and specifications for Furnishing and Delivering of Leaf Collection Services for Area B for the Department of Public Works of the Village of Ridgewood October 1, 2020 through January 31, 2021 prepared by the Engineering Division, pursuant to Title 59
21-245 Award Contract – Leaf Collection Services (NTE $105,000) – Awards the second year of a contract to the sole responsible bidder, DTS Trucking, LLC, 65 Royal Avenue, Hawthorne, NJ
21-246 Title 59 Approval – Snowplowing Services – Approves the plans and specifications for Furnishing and Delivering of Snow Plowing Services November 1, 2020 through May 1, 2021, inclusive, prepared by the Ridgewood Engineering Division, pursuant to Title 59
21-247 Award Contract – Snowplowing Services
(NTE $100,000) – Awards the second year of a contract to the sole bidder, ConQuest Construction, 20 Carver Avenue, Westwood, NJ
21-248 Title 59 Approval – Tree Removal Services – Approves the plans and specifications for Department of Parks Proposal for Tree Removal Various Locations in the Village of Ridgewood, prepared by the Ridgewood Engineering Division, pursuant to Title 59
21-249 Award Contract – Tree Removal Services
(NTE $84,125) – Awards a contract to the lowest responsible bidder, Dujets Tree Experts, Inc., 54 Notch Road, Woodland Park, NJ
21-250 Award Contract Under State Contract – 2021 Ford F-250 – Police Department (NTE $45,460) – Awards a contract under State Contract to Route 23 Automall, 1301 Route 23, Butler, NJ
21-251 Award Contract Under Educational Services Commission of NJ Cooperative Purchasing Contract – 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe – Police Department (NTE $39,548.13) – Awards a contract under Educational Services Commission of NJ Cooperative Purchasing Contract to Mall Chevrolet, 75 Haddonfield Road, Cherry Hill, NJ
21-252 Award Contract Under Sourcewell Cooperative Purchasing Program – Leasing of a Chevrolet Tahoe – Health Department (NTE $8,050/year) – Awards a contract under Sourcewell Cooperative Purchasing Program to Enterprise Fleet Management, Inc., 1550 Route 23 North, Suite 101, Wayne, NJ
21-253 Award Contract Under Educational Services Commission of NJ Cooperative Purchasing Contract – Street Sweeper – Streets Department (NTE $265,202.70) – Awards a contract under Educational Services Commission of NJ Cooperative Purchasing Contract to Timmerman Equipment Company, 3554 Route 22 West, Whitehouse, NJ
21-254 Award Contract Under Educational Services Commission of NJ Cooperative Purchasing Contract – Turf Equipment Lifts – Fleet Services (NTE $12,150) – Awards a contract under Educational Services Commission of NJ Cooperative Purchasing Contract to Stertil- Koni USA c/o Hoffman Services, Inc., 118 Nicholas Avenue, Newark, NJ
21-255 Accept and Authorize Execution of Agreement with NJ Department of Transportation – Safe Routes to School Grant – Formally accepts and approves the execution of the NJDOT Federal Aid Agreement for the Village of Ridgewood Safe Routes to School project
21-256 Amend Resolution for Award of Professional Services Contract – Master Plan (NTE $130,000) – Amends Resolution #21-230, to add $20,000 to the price for additional work to be done the Planner which will include: incorporating the Open Space Master Plan raw data, which is being prepared by the Land Conservancy of New Jersey, into the Master Plan document; reviewing and overseeing the Historic Element of the Master Plan, which is being prepared by a member of the Planning Board; and collecting the NV5 documents and websites and updating them, as part of the project.
21-257 Authorize Shared Services Agreement – Disposal of Dewatered Sludge (NTE – $125,000 – Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission) – Authorizes a Shared Services Agreement with the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission for the first year of a three-year agreement for the disposal of dewatered sludge from the Village of Ridgewood’s Water Pollution Control Facility. The charge to the Village is $49 per 1,000 gallons. Also authorizes the Mayor, Village Manager, and Village Clerk to execute the Agreement.
21-258 Amend Resolution for Endorsement of Community Development Block Grant – Care Plus NJ – Amends Resolution #21-100, for Endorsement of a Community Development Block Grant for Care Plus, NJ, to include the fact that the air filtration project for their group home, also contains the title of the project, which is that it is a COVID-19 Response at their group home
21-259 Rescind Resolution #21-240 – Award Professional Services Contract and Direct Planning Board to Conduct a Study for The Valley Hospital Property – Rescinds Resolution #21-240 in its entirety, due to the fact that Resolution #21-240 indicated that The Valley Hospital property was considered a “Condemnation Redevelopment Area”, when it should have been a
“Non- condemnation Redevelopment Area”
21-260 Award Professional Services Contract and Direct Planning Board to Conduct a Study for The Valley Hospital Property – Awards a Professional Services Contract to Kyle + McManus Associates, 2 East Broad Street, Hopewell, NJ to assist the Planning Board in conducting a study to determine if The Valley Hospital property meets the criteria as an “Area in Need of Redevelopment” and/or as an “Area in Need of Rehabilitation”, as a
“Non-condemnation Redevelopment Area”.
21-261 Approve Release of Property Damage Claims – Approves the release of property damage claims, against a driver of a motor vehicle who was in an accident and caused damage to a Village-owned traffic signal controller. The payment of $11,586 will be paid to the Village by the driver of the vehicle, in order to pay towards the repairs for the damage caused which was in the amount of $13,630.62.
21-262 Appoint Zoning Board of Adjustment Members on a Temporary Basis – Temporarily appoints the longest serving Class IV Planning Board members, with the most continuous years of service as Class IV members, as Zoning Board of Adjustment members, for specific applications. These temporary Zoning Board of Adjustment members will be appointed, in order of seniority, until the minimum number of members necessary to constitute a quorum of Zoning Board members has been achieved, for specific applications before the Zoning Board of Adjustment.
THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION, NUMBERED 21-263, WILL BE CONSIDERED SEPARATELY AND READ IN FULL:
21-263 Urge Reinstatement of State and Local Tax Deduction (SALT)
20. Comments from the Public (Not to Exceed 5 minutes per person)