VILLAGE OF RIDGEWOOD
REGULAR PUBLIC MEETING
AUGUST 12, 2020
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
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.
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 20-229 THROUGH
20-231 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:
20-229 Title 59 Approval – Polyphosphate Pumps for Corrosion Control – Approves the plans and specifications for Purchase of Polyphosphate Pumps for Corrosion Control prepared by the Ridgewood Water Department, pursuant to Title 59
20-230 Award Contract – Polyphosphate Pumps for Corrosion Control (NTE $46,000) – Awards a contract to the sole source provider, GP Jager, Inc., 328 West Main Street, Boonton, NJ
20-231 Authorize Change Order – Chlorine Analyzers and Supplies (NTE $35,000) – Authorizes a change order to the original contractor, Hach Company, 5600 Lindbergh Drive, Loveland, CO. This change order is necessary to maintain the operability of the water system and return wells into service.
14. ORDINANCES – INTRODUCTION
3808 - Amend Chapter 265 – Vehicles and Traffic – Placement of Stop Signs in Hudson Street Garage – Establishes Stop signs in various locations in the Hudson Street Garage, for safety purposes
3809 – Amend Village Code to Allow Additional Village Employees to Perform General Code Enforcement Duties – Amends the Village Code to allow for additional Village employees, duly appointed by the Village Manager, to perform general code enforcement duties
3810 – Amend Chapter 190 – Land Use and Development – Allow Accessible Ramps on One-Family and Two- Family Dwellings to be Reviewed by the Site Plan Exemption Committee – Allows accessible ramps and/or lifts for one- and two-family dwellings to go before the Site Plan Exemption Committee to review and determine whether the ramp or lift should be approved. There are various regulations which the homeowner must abide by if the exemption is granted.
3811 - Bond Ordinance – General Capital ($290,000) – Appropriates funding for various general capital items
3812 – Bond Ordinance – Supplemental Appropriation for Front End Loader ($40,000) – Appropriates additional funding for a Front End Loader
3813 – Bond Ordinance – Circle Avenue Drainage Improvements (NTE $362,000) – Appropriates this funding for Circle Avenue drainage improvements
15. ORDINANCES – PUBLIC HEARING
3804 - Amend Chapter 145 – Fees – Significant Sewer Discharger Fees
THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS, NUMBERED 20-232 THROUGH
20-250 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:
20-232 Authorize Emergency Appropriation – Capital Improvement Fund – Authorizes an Emergency Appropriation for a down payment for General Capital Bond Ordinance 3811, as there was not an adequate provision made in the 2020 budget for this purpose
20-233 Authorize Membership Application to National Purchasing Partners Gov (NPPGov) Cooperative Purchasing Program – Authorizes the Village of Ridgewood to join the National Purchasing Partners Gov (NPPGov) Cooperative Purchasing program, 1100 Olive Way, Seattle, WA, at no cost to the Village and authorizes the execution of the membership agreements by the Mayor and Village Manager
20-234 Award Contract – Vehicle Mounted Light Tower – Emergency Services (NTE $29,251.61) – Awards a contract to the lowest responsible quote from Blaze Emergency Equipment, 102 Firehouse Road, Browns Mills, NJ
20-235 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
20-236 Award Contract – Leaf Collection Services (NTE $105,000) – Awards a contract to the sole responsible bidder, DTS Trucking, LLC, 65 Royal Avenue, Hawthorne, NJ
20-237 Award Contract Under State Contract – 2019 Ford F-350 Pickup Truck – Water Pollution Control Facility (NTE $39,845) – Awards a contract under State Contract to Route 23 Automall, LLC, 1301 Route 23, Butler, NJ
20-238 Award Contract Under Sourcewell Cooperative Purchasing Program – Snow Plow – Water Pollution Control Facility (NTE $5,747.60) – Awards a contract under the Sourcewell Cooperative Purchasing Program to FDR Hitches, 1173 Goffle Road, Hawthorne, NJ
20-239 Award Contract Under the Educational Services Commission of New Jersey Purchasing Program – 2020 John Deere HVAC Utility Vehicle – Solid Waste (NTE $27,690.05) – Awards a contract under the Educational Services Commission of New Jersey Purchasing Program to Deere & Company, 2000 John Deere Run, Cary, NC
20-240 Award Professional Services Contract - Public Communications (NTE $10,000) – Awards a Professional Services Contract for communications for the Police Department to Julie Parker Communications, LLC, 618 Center Point Way, Gaithersburg, MD
20-241 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.
20-242 Declare Property Surplus – Pickup Truck – Water Pollution Control Facility – Declares a 2010 Pickup Truck used by the Water Pollution Control Facility surplus and authorizes the Village Manager to dispose of said property.
20-243 Declare Property Surplus – Recycling Division Roll-Off Container – Declares a roll-off container used by the Recycling Division surplus property and authorizes the Village Manager to dispose of said property
20-244 Ratify Proposed Amendment to Joint Insurance Fund’s Bylaws – Ratifies a proposed amendment to the Joint Insurance Fund’s (JIF’s) Bylaws which allows a waiver of the restriction requiring Risk Management Consultants to not provide duties as a servicing organization to the JIF. This waiver shall only be with respect to a merger or change of ownership or control between a Risk Management Consultant and a servicing organization for members of the JIF that utilize that Risk Management Consultant, as of the date of the merger or change of ownership and control.
20-245 Authorize Electronic Tax Sales – Authorizes the Village of Ridgewood’s Tax Collector to participate in electronic tax sales through the NJ Tax Lien Investors/RealAuction.com, as allowed by the Director of the Division of Local Government Services
20-246 Authorize Application for and Accept Grant Funding from Bergen County Municipal Alliance Grant (Oct. 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021) – Authorizes an application for Municipal Alliance grant funding for calendar year 2020-2021 in the amount of $3,579.47 and accepts this grant funding to provide Drug and Alcohol Awareness programs
20-247 Increase Bid Threshold – Increases the bid threshold for purchases by the Village of Ridgewood from $40,000 to $44,000, as permitted by the State Treasurer for all governments which have appointed a Qualified Purchasing Agent. This also results in a change to the threshold for the informal receipt of quotes to $6,600, which is 15% of the bid threshold, according to statute.
20-248 Approve 2020-2021 Renewals of Liquor Licenses - Approves the annual renewal of liquor licenses in the Village of Ridgewood
20-249 Authorize Settlement of Claim – Orzakiewicz (NTE $5,625) – Authorizes the settlement of a claim where a Village vehicle rear ended a vehicle owned by Henryk Orzakiewicz, with the Village employee driving the vehicle being at fault for the accident
20-250 Cancellation of General Capital Ordinance Balances – Cancels balances from previous capital ordinances where the projects have been completed
THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION, NUMBERED 20-251, WILL BE CONSIDERED SEPARATELY AND READ IN FULL:
20-251 Change Dates for “Grab and Go” and Rescind Requirement to Have a Person in the Vehicle for the “Grab and Go” Parking Spaces Pilot Program
17. Comments from the Public (Not to Exceed 5 minutes per person)