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VILLAGE OF RIDGEWOOD VILLAGE COUNCIL REGULAR PUBLIC MEETING MAY 11, 2022 8:00 P.M.

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VILLAGE OF RIDGEWOOD

VILLAGE COUNCIL

REGULAR PUBLIC MEETING

MAY 11, 2022

8:00 P.M.

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 May 15-21, 2022 as Emergency Medical Services Week

B.   Proclaim May as Mental Health Awareness Month

  1.  Proclaim June as Pride Month
  2. Proclaim June 5, 2022 as National Cancer Survivors Day

E. Proclaim June 3, 2022 as National Gun Violence Awareness Day

 

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.  ORDINANCES – INTRODUCTION – RIDGEWOOD WATER

 

NONE

 

12.  ORDINANCES – PUBLIC HEARING – RIDGEWOOD WATER

 

NONE

 

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

 

16.  RESOLUTIONS

 

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

 

20.  Adjournment

6 thoughts on “VILLAGE OF RIDGEWOOD VILLAGE COUNCIL REGULAR PUBLIC MEETING MAY 11, 2022 8:00 P.M.

  1. 23-173. ?
    What is this.anyone know.
    Thanks

  2. Sounds like a settlement of some sort.

  3. Very interesting.

  4. Wouldn’t be surprised They got sued again.

  5. Fix the streets
    Roads are a disaster

    1. And lower taxes too

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