VILLAGE OF RIDGEWOOD VILLAGE COUNCIL REGULAR PUBLIC MEETING
JUNE 12, 2019 : 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
Bee City USA and National Pollinator Week
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 19-156 THROUGH
19-158 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:
19-156 Award Contract – Roof Repairs for Various Ridgewood Water Properties (NTE $39,600) – Awards a contract to the lowest quote from American Construction Chimney & Roofing Specialist, 378 Lawton Avenue, Cliffside Park, NJ
19-157 Award Contract Under State Contract – Geographic Information System for Data Migration (NTE $18,900) – Awards a contract under State Contract to Civil Solutions, 215 Bellevue Avenue, Hammonton, NJ
19-158 Award Contract Under Sourcewell Cooperative Purchasing Agreement – 2019 Ford Escape
(NTE $24,778) – Awards a contract under the Sourcewell Cooperative Purchasing Agreement to National Auto Fleet Group, 490 Auto Center Drive, Watsonville, CA
14. ORDINANCES – INTRODUCTION
3723 – Amend Outdoor Café Fees – 2019 & 2020 – Amends the fees for outdoor cafes in 2019 by having a maximum fee of $450 for 20 chairs and/or combination of benches. In 2020, there are three new categories of fees added: 21-30 chairs and/or combination of benches-$450, 31-40 chairs and/or combination of benches-$550, and over 40 chairs and/or combination of benches-$650
3724 – Amend Chapter 154 – Update FEMA/FIRM Maps - Flood Damage Prevention – Updates the Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance due to the new FEMA/FIRM maps. This is required to be done by the NJ Department of Environmental Protection.
3725 – Reappropriate Funding in Capital Ordinance – Renovation of Tree Wells in Central Business District to Conducting a Tree Inventory – Reappropriates the funding in the Capital Ordinance for the renovation of tree wells in the Central Business District to funding to conduct a tree inventory of the Village. Once the tree inventory is completed, it will enable the Village to apply for grant funding for various tree projects.
15. ORDINANCES – PUBLIC HEARING
3722 – Prohibit Use of Single Use Plastic Carry-Out Bags
THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS, NUMBERED 19-159 THROUGH
19-202 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:
19-159 Waive Fourth of July Vendor Fees - Waives solicitor’s fees for vendors connected with the Ridgewood Fourth of July Committee
19-160 Grant Permission to Fireworks Company for Fireworks Display - Permits Fireworks Extravaganza, 121 Gertrude Avenue, Paramus, NJ to hold a fireworks display on July 4, 2019, with a rain date of July 5, 2019
19-161 Award Contract – Disposal of Grass Clippings (NTE $90,000) - Awards a contract to Jersey Mulch Products, LLC, 48 Old Jacksonville Road, Towaco, NJ, a NJDEP qualified “end user”, for removal and recycling of the Village’s grass clippings.
19-162 Award Contract – Underground Storage Tank System Repair (NTE $30,536) – Awards a contract to Betts Environmental and Alternative Fuels, 160 Hamburg Turnpike, Butler, NJ
19-163 Title 59 Approval – Selective Clearing of Trees for Berm Construction at Schedler Property – Approves the plans and specifications for Selective Clearing for Berm Construction Schedler Property, 460 West Saddle River Road, Block 4704, Lot 9, 10, 11,and 12 prepared by the Engineering Division pursuant to Title 59
19-164 Award Contract – Selective Clearing of Trees for Berm Construction at Schedler Property (NTE $37,535) – Awards a contract to the lowest responsible bidder, Downes Tree Services, Inc., 65 Royal Avenue, Hawthorne, NJ
19-165 Award Contract to a Sole Source Provider - Geographic Information Systems for Various Departments (NTE $75,180) – Awards a contract under State Contract to ESRI, 380 New York Street, Redlands, CA. This will be for the Water Department and several other departments.
19-166 Award Contract Under State Contract -Bulletproof Vests (NTE $23,248) – Awards a contract under State Contract to Lawmen New Jersey Supply Co., 7150 Airport Highway, Pennsauken, NJ
19-167 Award Contract Under Sourcewell Cooperative Purchasing Contract – Stump Grinder – Parks Department (NTE $20,498.28) – Awards a contract under the Sourcewell Cooperative Purchasing Program to Northeastern Arborist Supply, 50 Notch Road, Woodland Park, NJ
19-168 Award Contract Under Sourcewell Cooperative Purchasing Contract – 2019 Ford F250 Pickup Truck – Public Works (NTE $40,440) – Awards a contract under the Sourcewell Cooperative Purchasing Program to National Auto Fleet Group, 490 Auto Center Drive, Watsonville, CA
19-169 Award Contract Under Sourcewell Cooperative Purchasing Contract – On-line Auction Services – Authorizes a contract under the Sourcewell Cooperative Purchasing Contract to GovDeals.com
19-170 Award Contract Under National Joint Powers Alliance Cooperative Purchasing Agreement – Caterpillar Rubber Tire Backhoe – Signal and Water Pollution Control Divisions (NTE $145,961) – Awards a contract under the National Joint Powers Alliance Cooperative Purchasing Agreement to Foley, Inc., 855 Centennial Avenue, Piscataway, NJ
19-171 Award Contract Under National Joint Powers Alliance Cooperative Purchasing Agreement – Roll-off Truck with Salter – Street Division (NTE $273,506.80) – Awards a contract under the National Joint Powers Alliance Cooperative Purchasing Agreement to Gabrielli Kenworth, 2300 Route 130 North, Dayton, NJ
19-172 Award Contract Under Houston-Galveston Area Council Cooperative Purchasing Agreement – 2020 Fire Pumper (NTE $478,703.15) – Awards a contract under the Houston-Galveston Area Council Cooperative Purchasing Agreement to Pierce Manufacturing, Inc., 2600 American Drive, Appleton, WI
19-173 Award Contract Under Cooperative Purchasing Agreement – Rental of Interim Sewage Transfer Pumps – Andover Pump Station (NTE $60,000) – Awards a contract to Pumping Services, Inc., 201 Lincoln Boulevard, Middlesex, NJ
19-174 Award Contract Under Educational Services Commission of NJ Cooperative Purchasing Contract – Bucket Truck Chassis – Parks Department (NTE $106,566) – Awards a contract under the Educational Services Commission of NJ Cooperative Purchasing Agreement to Hudson County Motors, 614 New County Road, Secaucus, NJ
19-175 Award Contract Under Cooperative Purchasing Agreement – Bucket Truck Aerial Lift – Parks Department (NTE $171,209.82) – Awards a contract under the Educational Services Commission of NJ Cooperative Purchasing Agreement to Timmerman Company, Inc., 3554 U.S. 22, Whitehouse, NJ
19-176 Award Partial Contract – Sidewalks on West Glen Avenue (NTE $50,000) – Awards a contract to the lowest responsible bidder, American Asphalt and Milling Services, LLC, 96 Midland Avenue, Kearny, NJ
19-177 Award Professional Services Contract – Certified Lake Manager and Sediment Sampling – Dredging of Kings Pond (NTE $12,000) – Awards a Professional Services Contract to Princeton Hydro, LLC, 1108 Old York Road,Suite 1, Ringoes, NJ
19-178 Appoint Village Attorney (NTE $125,000) - Appoints Matthew Rogers as the Village Attorney under a no bid contract from 7/1/19-6/30/20. The required Pay to Play forms have been filed.
19-179 Appoint Village Bond Attorney (NTE $150,000) - Appoints McManimon, Scotland, and Baumann, L.L.C., 75 Livingston Avenue, 2nd Floor, Roseland, NJ as the Village Bond Attorney from 7/1/19-6/30/20 under a no-bid contract.The required Pay to Play forms have been filed.
19-180 Appoint Village Labor Attorney (NTE $45,000) - Appoints Dominick Bratti of Bratti Greenan, LLC as the Village Labor Attorney under a no bid contract from 7/1/19-6/30/20. The required Pay to Play forms have been filed.
19-181 Appoint Village Prosecutor and Assistant Village Prosecutor (NTE $25,000) - Appoints Mark P. Fierro, 226 Main Street, Suite 303,Fort Lee, NJ as the Village Prosecutor from 7/1/19-6/30/20, under a no bid contract. Also appoints Elsbeth J. Crusius, 267 Summit Avenue, Hackensack, NJ as the Assistant Village Prosecutor from 7/1/19-6/30/20, under a no bid contract. The required Pay to Play forms have been filed.
19-182 Appoint Municipal Public Defender and Alternate Municipal Public Defender
(NTE $7,000) - Appoints Susan Cassell, Esq. as the Municipal Public Defender and David Altieri, Esq., as the Alternate Municipal Public Defender from 7/1/19-6/30/20
19-183 Appoint Acting Municipal Court Administrator - Appoints Kimberly McWilliams as the Acting Municipal Court Administrator to undertake the duties of the absent Municipal Court Administrator and/or Deputy Municipal Court Administrator during scheduled and/or unscheduled leaves of absence
19-184 Appoint Community Development Representative - Appoints Janet Fricke as the Village Council’s representative in the Community Development program
19-185 Appoint Representative to Open Space Trust Regional Committee - Appoints Nancy Bigos as the Village Council’s representative to be a part of the County of Bergen’s Open Space Trust Regional Committee
19-186 Appoint Members to Planning Board – Appoints James Van Goor as a Class II member with a term expiring on 6/30/20; Susan Knudsen as a Class III member with a term expiring on 6/30/20; Debbie Patire as a Class IV member with a term expiring on 6/30/23; Alysson Wesner to replace David Scheibner with an unexpired term expiring on 6/30/21; and Dianne O’Brien as Alternate #1 with a term expiring on 6/30/20
19-187 Appoint Members to Zoning Board of Adjustment – Appoints Isaac Lebow and John Papietro to terms expiring on 6/30/23; and Matthew Bandelt as Alternate #1 with a term expiring on 6/30/21
19-188 Appoint Member to Stigma Free Task Force – Appoints Michelle Branigan as a Village resident member to a term that expires on 12/30/20
19-189 Appoint Members to the Ridgewood Environmental Advisory Committee – Appoints Jennie Smith Wilson (Board of Education Representative), Christopher Rutishauser (Village representative), David Sayles, (Parks, Recreation, Conservation Board representative), and Yvone Nava (resident) to terms that will expire on 12/31/19. Also appoints Leslie Lello and Anthea Zito to terms that will expire on 12/31/20.
19-190 Appoint Members to the Green Team Advisory Committee – Appoints Serena Iaccoviello to a term that expires on 12/31/20
19-191 Authorize Allocation of Affordable Housing Trust Fund Money to The United Way for The Enclave Special Needs Housing – Authorizes the use of $500,000 in the Village’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund to be used for by the United Way for the development of special needs housing at The Enclave
19-192 Extend Suspension of Ordinance for Certain Illuminated Signs in Central Business District - Extends the suspension of the ordinance for certain illuminated signs in the Central Business District to December 31, 2019 or until a revised ordinance is adopted by the Village Council and becomes effective, whichever comes first
19-193 Authorize Tax Collector to Charge for Mailing of Tax Sale Notices - Authorizes the Tax Collector to charge $25 per mailing of the tax sale notice and add it to the cost of the tax sale, in lieu of any two publications of the tax sale notice
19-194 Declare Property Surplus – 2000 Packer Truck – Recycling Division – Declares this property surplus and authorizes the Village Manager to dispose of said property
19-195 Authorize Access to North Walnut Street Parking Lot Monitoring Wells – Authorizes The ELM Group of Princeton, NJ who has been hired by the owner of the former Town Garage located at 120 Franklin Avenue, to access the Village’s monitoring wells in the North Walnut Street parking lot for the purpose of sampling the groundwater for various compounds for a period of time not to exceed three years
19-196 Authorize Village of Ridgewood to be a New Jersey Future Aging Friendly Community - Retains the services of a Technical Assistance Team, assembled by New Jersey Future, to develop and provide implementation planning training that will enable older adults to remain active, engaged, and able to continue to live in their community. The services of the Technical Assistance Team will be funded through a grant, so there is no cost to the Village for their services.
19-197 Endorse Bergen County Historic Preservation Trust Fund Grant – James Rose Center – Rehabilitation of Southern Flat Roof - Confirms endorsement of a $ Bergen County Historic Preservation Trust Fund grant. This resolution does not obligate the financial resources of the Village but will expedite the expenditure of the Historic Preservation Trust funds.
19-198 Endorse Establishment of Turn Lane on Franklin Avenue – Endorses the establishment of a turn lane on Franklin Avenue, from Cottage Place to Oak Street
19-199 Accept Donation – Flagpole at Public Forum Space of Memorial Park at Van Neste Square – Accepts the donation of a flagpole at the public forum space of Memorial Park at Van Neste Square.
19-200 Authorize Release of Maintenance Bond – 44 Godwin Avenue – Authorizes the release of a Maintenance Bond in the amount of $30,648.45 for the project at Whole Foods because the Village Engineer has inspected the work done and found it to be complete, with no additional work required
19-201 Approve 2019-2020 Renewals of Liquor Licenses - Approves the annual renewal of liquor licenses in the Village of Ridgewood
19-202 Appoint Village Councilmembers as Liaisons to Various Boards and Committees - Appoints Village Councilmembers as Liaisons to various boards and committees through June 30, 2020
17. Comments from the Public (Not to Exceed 5 minutes per person)
18. Resolution to go into Closed Session
19. Closed Session
A. Legal – Valley Hospital; Ridgewood Water Lawsuit
B. Personnel - Boards and Committees