20181024 Village Council Special Public Meeting

A SPECIAL PUBLIC MEETING OF THE VILLAGE COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF RIDGEWOOD HELD IN THE SYDNEY V. STOLDT, JR. COURT ROOM OF THE RIDGEWOOD VILLAGE HALL, 131 NORTH MAPLE AVENUE, RIDGEWOD, NEW JERSEY ON OCTOBER 24, 2018 AT 7:30 P.M.

 

  1. CALL TO ORDER – OPEN PUBLIC MEETINGS ACT – ROLL CALL

Mayor Hache called the meeting to order at 9:58 P.M. and read the Statement of Compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act. At roll call the following were present: Councilmembers Knudsen, Sedon, Voigt, Walsh, and Mayor Hache. Also present were Matthew Rogers, Village Attorney; Heather Mailander, Village Manager/Village Clerk; and Donna Jackson, Deputy Village Clerk.

  1. RESOLUTION

 

THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION, NUMBERED 18-315, WAS CONSIDERED SEPARATELY AND READ IN FULL:

 

  1. ORDINANCES
  1. INTRODUCTION - Ordinance #3683 – Purchase of 111 North Maple Avenue

 

Mayor Hache moved the first reading of ordinance 3683. Councilman Sedon seconded the motion.

Roll Call Vote

AYES:             Councilmembers Knudsen, Sedon, Voigt, Walsh, and Mayor Hache

NAYS:            None

ABSENT:        None

ABSTAIN:      None

The Village Clerk read ordinance 3683 by title:

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE PURCHASE AND ACQUISITION OF CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY KNOWN AS BLOCK 3607, LOT 41, IN THE VILLAGE OF RIDGEWOOD, COMMONLY KNOWN AS 111 NORTH MAPLE AVENUE, BY RIDGEWOOD WATER.

Councilwoman Knudsen moved that ordinance 3683 be adopted on first reading and that November 7, 2018 be fixed as the date for the hearing thereon. Councilman Sedon seconded the motion.

Roll Call Vote

AYES:             Councilmembers Knudsen, Sedon, and Mayor Hache

NAYS:            Councilmembers Voigt and Walsh

ABSENT:        None

ABSTAIN:      None

  1. INTRODUCTION - Ordinance #3684 – Purchase of 451 Goffle Road

 

Mayor Hache moved the first reading of ordinance 3684. Councilman Sedon seconded the motion.

Roll Call Vote

AYES:             Councilmembers Knudsen, Sedon, Voigt, Walsh, and Mayor Hache

NAYS:            None

ABSENT:        None

ABSTAIN:      None

The Village Clerk read ordinance 3684 by title:

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE PURCHASE AND ACQUISITION OF CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY KNOWN AS BLOCK 2703, LOT 8, IN THE VILLAGE OF RIDGEWOOD, COMMONLY KNOWN AS 451 GOFFLE ROAD, BY RIDGEWOOD WATER.

Councilwoman Knudsen moved that ordinance 3684 be adopted on first reading and that November 7, 2018 be fixed as the date for the hearing thereon. Councilman Voigt seconded the motion.

Roll Call Vote

AYES:             Councilmembers Knudsen, Sedon, Voigt, Walsh, and Mayor Hache

NAYS:            None

ABSENT:        None

ABSTAIN:      None

  1. INTRODUCTION - Ordinance #3685 – Capital Ordinance – Acquisition of 451 Goffle Road and Funding Emergency Appropriation

 

Mayor Hache moved the first reading of ordinance 3685. Councilwoman Walsh seconded the motion.

Roll Call Vote

AYES:             Councilmembers Knudsen, Sedon, Voigt, Walsh, and Mayor Hache

NAYS:            None

ABSENT:        None

ABSTAIN:      None

The Village Clerk read ordinance 3685 by title:

BOND ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE ACQUISITION OF PROPERTY BY THE WATER UTILITY IN AND BY THE VILLAGE OF RIDGEWOOD, IN THE COUNTY OF BERGEN, NEW JERSEY, APPROPRIATING $260,000 THEREFOR AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $260,000 BONDS OR NOTES OF THE VILLAGE TO FINANCE THE COST THEREOF.

Councilwoman Knudsen moved that ordinance 3685 be adopted on first reading and that November 7, 2018 be fixed as the date for the hearing thereon. Councilwoman Walsh seconded the motion.

Roll Call Vote

AYES:             Councilmembers Knudsen, Sedon, Voigt, Walsh, and Mayor Hache

NAYS:            None

ABSENT:        None

ABSTAIN:      None

  1. INTRODUCTION - Ordinance #3686 – Amend Chapter 190 – Land Use and Development – Zoning in B-1 and B-2 Districts

 

Mayor Hache moved the first reading of ordinance 3686. Councilwoman Knudsen seconded the motion.

Roll Call Vote

AYES:             Councilmembers Knudsen, Sedon, Voigt, Walsh, and Mayor Hache

NAYS:            None

ABSENT:        None

ABSTAIN:      None

The Village Clerk read ordinance 3686 by title:

AN ORDINANCE OF THE VILLAGE OF RIDGEWOOD AMENDING THE PROVISIONS IN CHAPTER 190, LAND USE AND DEVELOPMENT, CONCERNING THE PERMITTED USES IN THE B-1 AND B-2 BUSINESS DISTRICTS.

Councilman Sedon moved that ordinance 3686 be adopted as amended to include physical therapy as a permitted use in the first reading and that November 7, 2018 be fixed as the date for the hearing thereon. Councilwoman Knudsen seconded the motion.

Roll Call Vote

AYES:             Councilmembers Knudsen, Sedon, Voigt, Walsh, and Mayor Hache

NAYS:            None

ABSENT:        None

ABSTAIN:      None

  1. PUBLIC HEARING - Ordinance #3674 – Amend Chapter 265 – Vehicles and Traffic – Designate Flex Parking Spots for Central Business District Employee/General Public Parking – Cottage Place Parking Lot

 

Mayor Hache moved the second reading of ordinance 3674 and that the public hearing thereon be opened. Councilman Sedon seconded the motion.

Roll Call Vote

AYES:             Councilmembers Knudsen, Sedon, Voigt, Walsh, and Mayor Hache

NAYS:            None

ABSENT:        None

ABSTAIN:      None

The Village Clerk read ordinance 3674 by title:

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 265 OF THE CODE OF THE VILLAGE OF RIDGEWOOD, VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC, AT SECTION 265-1 “DEFINITIONS” AND SECTION 265-29, “PARKING METER ZONE DESIGNATED.”

Mayor Hache announced that the Public Hearing was open, there were no comments from the public and Mayor Hache moved the Public Hearing be closed. Councilman Sedon seconded the motion.

Roll Call Vote

AYES:             Councilmembers Knudsen, Sedon, Voigt, Walsh, and Mayor Hache

NAYS:            None

ABSENT:        None

ABSTAIN:      None

Councilwoman Knudsen moved that ordinance 3674 be adopted on second reading and final publication as required by law. Councilman Sedon seconded the motion.

Roll Call Vote

AYES:             Councilmembers Knudsen, Sedon, Voigt, Walsh, and Mayor Hache

NAYS:            None

ABSENT:        None

ABSTAIN:      None

  1. PUBLIC HEARING - Ordinance #3675 – Amend Chapter 145 – Fees – Ridgewood Parking Permits and Central Business District Employee Parking Stickers and Hangtags

 

Mayor Hache moved the second reading of ordinance 3675. Councilwoman Knudsen seconded the motion.

Roll Call Vote

AYES:             Councilmembers Knudsen, Sedon, Voigt, Walsh, and Mayor Hache

NAYS:            None

ABSENT:        None

ABSTAIN:      None

The Village Clerk read ordinance 3675 by title:

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 145 OF THE CODE OF THE VILLAGE OF RIDGEWOOD, FEES, AT SECTION 145-6, “ENUMERATION OF FEES RELATING TO CODE CHAPTERS.”

Mayor Hache announced that the Public Hearing was open, there were no comments from the public, and Mayor Hache moved that the Public Hearing be closed. Councilwoman Knudsen seconded the motion.

Roll Call Vote

AYES:             Councilmembers Knudsen, Sedon, Voigt, Walsh, and Mayor Hache

NAYS:            None

ABSENT:        None

ABSTAIN:      None

Councilman Sedon moved that ordinance 3675 be adopted on second reading and final publication as required by law. Councilwoman Knudsen seconded the motion.

Roll Call Vote

AYES:             Councilmembers Knudsen, Sedon, Voigt, Walsh, and Mayor Hache

NAYS:            None

ABSENT:        None

ABSTAIN:      None

  1. PUBLIC HEARING - Ordinance #3676 – Bond Ordinance – Zabriskie-Schedler House Restoration and Rehabilitation ($400,000)

 

Mayor Hache moved the second reading of ordinance 3676. Councilwoman Walsh seconded the motion.

Roll Call Vote

AYES:             Councilmembers Knudsen, Sedon, Voigt, Walsh, and Mayor Hache

NAYS:            None

ABSENT:        None

ABSTAIN:      None

The Village Clerk read ordinance 3676 by title:

BOND ORDINANCE PROVIDING A SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION OF $400,000 FOR PHASE II IMPROVEMENTS TO THE ZABRISKIE-SCHEDLER HOUSE IN AND BY THE VILLAGE OF RIDGEWOOD, IN THE COUNTY OF BERGEN, NEW JERSEY, AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $380,000 BONDS OR NOTES OF THE VILLAGE TO FINANCE PART OF THE COST THEREOF.

Mayor Hache announced that the Public Hearing was open, there were no comments from the public, and Mayor Hache moved that the Public Hearing be closed. Councilwoman Walsh seconded the motion.

Roll Call Vote

AYES:             Councilmembers Knudsen, Sedon, Voigt, Walsh, and Mayor Hache

NAYS:            None

ABSENT:        None

ABSTAIN:      None

Councilwoman Knudsen moved that ordinance 3676 be adopted on second reading and final publication as required by law. Councilwoman Walsh seconded the motion.

Roll Call Vote

AYES:             Councilmembers Knudsen, Sedon, Walsh, and Mayor Hache

NAYS:            Voigt

ABSENT:        None

ABSTAIN:      None

  1. CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING - Ordinance #3673 – Amend Chapter 244 – Smoking

 

Mayor Hache moved the third reading of ordinance 3673. Councilwoman Knudsen seconded the motion.

Roll Call Vote

AYES:             Councilmembers Knudsen, Sedon, Voigt, Walsh, and Mayor Hache

NAYS:            None

ABSENT:        None

ABSTAIN:      None

The Village Clerk read ordinance 3673 by title:

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 244 OF THE CODE OF THE VILLAGE OF RIDGEWOOD ENTITLED “SMOKING” TO CREATE A NEW ARTICLE IV ENTITLED “TOBACCO SHOPS, CANNABIS SHOPS AND ELECTRONIC VAPOR SUBSTANCE INHALATION SHOPS.”

Mayor Hache announced that the Public Hearing on ordinance 3673 was continued to this evening’s meeting so that the Planning Board could give its input on the ordinance, due to the fact that it also amends zoning. The Planning Board has discussed this ordinance, and has recommended that one modification should be made to Section 244-14, Advertising, after the word “printed” it shall read, “printed and/or electronic matter or communication”. The Village Attorney has indicated that these are not substantive changes, so the ordinance can be amended on the floor this evening. At this time, Mayor Hache asked for a motion to amend ordinance 3673. Councilman Sedon moved that ordinance 3673 be amended in Section 244-14, as described by Mayor Hache. Councilwoman Knudsen seconded the motion.

Roll Call Vote

AYES:             Councilmembers Knudsen, Sedon, Voigt, Walsh, and Mayor Hache

NAYS:            None

ABSENT:        None

ABSTAIN:      None

Mayor Hache stated that the Public Hearing on ordinance 3673, as amended, was continued. There were no comments from the public, and Mayor Hache moved that the Public Hearing be closed. Councilwoman Knudsen seconded the motion.

Roll Call Vote

AYES:             Councilmembers Knudsen, Sedon, Voigt, Walsh, and Mayor Hache

NAYS:            None

ABSENT:        None

ABSTAIN:      None

Councilman Sedon moved that ordinance 3673, as amended, be adopted on third reading and final publication as required by law. Councilwoman Knudsen seconded the motion.

Roll Call Vote

AYES:             Councilmembers Knudsen, Sedon, Walsh, and Mayor Hache

NAYS:            Voigt

ABSENT:        None

ABSTAIN:      None

  1. RESOLUTIONS

 

THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS, NUMBERED 18-316 THROUGH 18-320, WERE ADOPTED BY A CONSENT AGENDA WITH ONE VOTE BY THE VILLAGE COUNCIL, AND WERE READ BY TITLE ONLY:

 

THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION, NUMBERED 18-321, WAS CONSIDERED SEPARATELY AND READ IN FULL:

 

Councilman Voigt thanked Jan Phillips for all of her work over the years and stated that he does think that this organization would operate best if they weren’t encumbered by the Village and he wished them all the best.

  1. ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business to come before the Village Council, Councilman Sedon made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Councilwoman Walsh, and carried unanimously by voice vote, the Village Council’s Special Public Meeting was adjourned at 10:16 P.M.

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                                                                                   Ramon M. Hache, Sr.                                                

Mayor                        

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         Donna M. Jackson

       Deputy Village Clerk

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