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VILLAGE OF RIDGEWOOD VILLAGE COUNCIL REGULAR PUBLIC MEETING AUGUST 11, 2021  8:00 P.M.

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20210811 – Village Council Regular Public Meeting Agenda

VILLAGE OF RIDGEWOOD
VILLAGE COUNCIL
REGULAR PUBLIC MEETING
AUGUST 11, 2021
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

  1. Declare September Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
  2. Declare September National Preparedness Month

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.

 

 

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

NONE

15.  ORDINANCES – PUBLIC HEARING – RIDGEWOOD WATER

NONE

16.  RESOLUTIONS – RIDGEWOOD WATER

NONE

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

19.  RESOLUTIONS

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)

21.  Adjournment

 

5 thoughts on “VILLAGE OF RIDGEWOOD VILLAGE COUNCIL REGULAR PUBLIC MEETING AUGUST 11, 2021  8:00 P.M.

  1. “Area in Need of Redevelopment” is the first step for Government Mischief.
    Gives them all kinds of power to play “Let’s Make a Deal”

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  2. Spend,spend,spend. Tax go up. Remember come election time.

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  3. Boy they’re spending money. Isn’t it amazing even when a $20 million garage is one big loss. Wow

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  4. With all the spending do you think the mayor council can hire a local landscaper to clean up all the trees and flowerbeds throughout the CBD. I know in the past we have done so. And I do know that we just don’t have the personnel to handle all the work that needs to be done on a daily basis so we need to hire Contractors, landscapers, so one thank you

  5. The Village bid posting page hasn’t been updated in months. Half of these contracts are not even going out for bid, or the website is broken.

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