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VILLAGE OF RIDGEWOOD
REGULAR PUBLIC MEETING
MAY 11, 2022
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
A. Proclaim May 15-21, 2022 as Emergency Medical Services Week
B. Proclaim May as Mental Health Awareness Month
- Proclaim June as Pride Month
- Proclaim June 5, 2022 as National Cancer Survivors Day
E. Proclaim June 3, 2022 as National Gun Violence Awareness Day
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. ORDINANCES – INTRODUCTION – RIDGEWOOD WATER
12. ORDINANCES – PUBLIC HEARING – RIDGEWOOD WATER
13. RESOLUTIONS – RIDGEWOOD WATER
THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS, NUMBERED 22-155 THROUGH 22-156 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:
22-155 Authorize Pre-Application to the NJDEP Green Acres Program – Major Diversion – Linwood Avenue Replacement Well – Authorizes a
pre-application to the NJDEP Green Acres Program in order to remove the Green Acres restrictions from .029 acres from Maple Park and Graydon Park property. This major diversion is for the well.
22-156 Authorize Pre-Application to NJDEP Green Acres Program – Minor Diversion – Linwood Avenue Replacement Well – Authorizes a
pre-application to the NJDEP Green Acres Program in order to remove the Green Acres restrictions from .029 acres from Maple Park and Graydon Park property. This minor diversion is for the underground piping for the well.
14. ORDINANCES – INTRODUCTION
3907 – Policy on Absences for Volunteers Serving on Village Boards and Committees – Establishes a policy for volunteers serving on Village Boards and Committees to include limits on absences and steps to be taken if the member’s absences do not improve or if a personal challenge for the member is going to cause additional absences, going forward
15. ORDINANCES – PUBLIC HEARING
3905 – Amend Chapter 265 – Vehicles and Traffic – No Left Turn – 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
THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS, NUMBERED 22-157 THROUGH 22-173, 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:
22-157 Award Contract – Disposal of Ground Yard Waste and Grass Clippings – Lakeview Compost Facility (NTE $22/cubic yard, $75,000 total) – Awards a contract to RVH Mulch Supply, LLC, 455 West Main Street, Wyckoff, NJ, which is a qualified “end user” of recyclable materials for the recycling and disposal of collected yard waste and grass clippings
22-158 Title 59 Approval – Tree Removals Various Locations – Approves the plans and specifications for Department of Parks Proposal for Tree Removal Various Locations in the Village of Ridgewood, as prepared by the Ridgewood Engineering Division, pursuant to Title 59
22-159 Award Contract – 2022 Tree Removals Various Locations (NTE $179,450) – Awards a contract to the lowest responsible bidder, Dujets Tree Experts, Inc., 54 Notch Road, Woodland Park, NJ
22-160 Award Contract Under State Contract – Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (Drone) – Police Department (NTE $9,197.76) – Awards a Contract under State Contract to Terrestrial Imaging, 375 Herbertsville Road, Brick, NJ
22-161 Award Contract Under State Contract – Mason Dump Truck Cab – Streets (NTE $88,627) – Awards a Contract under State Contract to Route 23 Automall, LLC, 1301 Route 23, Butler, NJ
22-162 Award Contract Under Educational Services Commission of New Jersey (ECSNJ) Cooperative System – Equipment for Mason Dump Truck – Streets (NTE $30,843) – Awards a contract under ECSNJ Cooperative System to Cliffside Body Corporation, 130 Broad Avenue, Fairview, NJ
22-163 Award Contract Under Sourcewell – Online Auctioning of Surplus Municipal Property – Awards a contract under Sourcewell to GovDeals, 5907 Carmichael Place, Montgomery, AL
22-164 Award Contract Under Sourcewell – Tri-Axel Truck Chassis with Brandon Dump Body – Streets (NTE $240,845.08) – Awards a contract under Sourcewell Cooperative Pricing System to Gabrielli Kenworth of New Jersey, LLC, 239 Bergen Turnpike, Ridgefield Park, NJ
22-165 Authorize Change Order – 2021 Tree Removals Various Locations (NTE $1,400) – Authorizes a change order to the original lowest responsible bidder, Dujets Tree Experts, Inc., 54 Notch Road, Woodland Park, NJ. This change order is necessary due to additional tree removal(s) for the West Glen Avenue sidewalk project.
22-166 Authorize Change Order – Valley Community Health – Public Health Nurses (NTE $9,532.27) – Authorizes a change order to the original provider, Valley Hospital, Department of Community Health and Community Benefit, 223 North Van Dien Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ. This change order is necessary due to the extra hours worked by the Public Health Nurses for the COVID vaccine clinics in 2021.
22-167 Authorize Submission of Application for Division on Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) Grant Funding – Youth Leadership Grant – Authorizes the submission of an application for DMHAS Youth Leadership grant funding for the Ridgewood Municipal Alliance for Year One Grant Term 7/1/2022 to 3/14/2023, in the amount of $4,620. This will allow high school aged students to develop leadership skills and resiliency techniques to support teens in making better choices and to be positive role models to their peers.
22-168 Reject Bids – Zabriskie-Schedler House Restoration and Rehabilitation – Rejects the two bids received for this project, due to the fact that one bid proposal was flawed and deficient and the other bid proposal exceeded the amount budgeted for the project. It also allows the Village to go out for bid again, for this project.
22-169 Authorize Release of Escrow – The Benjamin – Authorizes the Village of Ridgewood Finance Department to release the $11,093.40 in escrow funds, to Onyx Equities, LLC, the developer of The Benjamin, (Block 2005, Lot 15.01), due to the fact that the Village’s Engineering Department, Building Department, and Planning Board have all indicated that the project is satisfactorily complete
22-170 Authorize Request for Proposals – Energy Consultant Regarding a Municipal Energy Aggregation Program – Authorizes a Request for Proposals to be issued for a Municipal Energy Consultant regarding a Municipal Energy Aggregation Program, since the first RFP produced no proposals
22-171 Authorize Village Engineer to Execute NJDEP Treatment Works Approval Permit Application for Sanitary Sewer Collection – American Dream Estates – Washington Township – Authorizes Christopher Rutishauser, Village Engineer, to sign the NJDEP Treatment Works Approval Permit Application for the American Dream Estates development in Washington Township, NJ, since the development’s sanitary sewer system will be connected to the Village’s Water Pollution Control Facility
22-172 Authorize Execution of Deed Restriction for Affordable Housing Units – Chestnut Village – Authorizes the Mayor and Village Clerk to execute the Deed Restriction between the Village of Ridgewood and Chestnut Village, LLC for the purposes of restricting the rental of 7 designated units, strictly for low or moderate income persons or families, that meet the statewide criteria for such purpose
22-173 Authorize Settlement Agreement – O’Connor vs. Village of Ridgewood (NTE $90,000) – Authorizes this payment for the settlement of any and all claims for damages incurred as delineated in the litigation, O’Connor vs. Village of Ridgewood
17. Comments from the Public (Not to Exceed 5 minutes per person)
18. Resolution to go into Closed Session
19. Closed Session