Proposed Parking Lot Reconfiguration - Train Station Expansion

Proposed parking lot reconfiguration details are: (Click Here for Drawing)

  • One bench, center of island, to be provided by others.
  • 11 decorative streetlights, matching pattern used in the Village
  • An increase of 38 parking spaces
  • 15 trees are to be removed.  All were examined by the Village Arborist for health, most were in poor health.
  • 14 trees are to be planted, 11 of which will be red oaks
  • 44 of the reconfigured spaces will be for compact cars, with a stall size of 9-wide by 16-feet deep.
  • One way counter-clockwise circulation in the parking lot.
  • 22-foot wide circulation lane.
  • Center island is to be 14-feet wide.(It is currently approx. 33 feet wide, at the widest section) 
  • Sidewalk in the center island to be 5-feet in width.
  • Standard 9-foot by 18-foot parking stalls surrounding the center island
  • Center island sidewalk to be tinted a dark color (as per SHPO).
  • Existing lot has 107 parking spaces.  Reconfigured lot will have 145 parking spaces.


Interested in Running for the School Board?

Monday, July 30, 2018, at 4:00 PM, is the deadline to file a nominating petition at the:

Bergen County Clerk's Office
One Bergen County Plaza, Room 130
Hackensack, NJ

for the Ridgewood Board of Education's November election.  Candidates must obtain at least 10 signatures on a petition to be nominated, one of which maybe the candidate. New Jersey School Boards Association has created a Candidate Kit with additional information and instructions for those interested in running for open seats. 

For Bergen County specific questions, please visit the Bergen County Clerk website for nominating petitions or Bergen County Election Board website.



The Village Council is looking for residents who are interested in volunteering to serve on the following Boards and Committees:  Zoning Board of Adjustment, The Ridgewood Arts Council, the Library Board of Trustees, The Ridgewood Community Center Advisory Board (this member must have a child in the Ridgewood School system), and the Shade Tree Commission.

The Zoning Board of Adjustment hears variance applications and appeals from rulings and determinations arising from the enforcement of Village zoning ordinances.

The Ridgewood Arts Council will assist in the promotion of and encourage artistic and cultural programs and will provide for educational opportunities in the areas of art and culture.  The Ridgewood Arts Council will also provide advice, guidance, and recommendations to the Village Council, as needed.

The Library Board of Trustees is the governing board for the Ridgewood Public Library and its employees.  The Board of Trustees works with the community to establish Library policy and secures funds to carry on services to the public, and set goals and objectives.

The Ridgewood Community Center Advisory Board develops policies and procedures for the operation of the Community Center facility and assists in the fulfillment of the County Municipal Alliance Grant requirements.  The member position open is for a resident with children in the Ridgewood school system.

The Shade Tree Commission works closely with the Parks and Recreation Department, the Ridgewood Environmental Advisory Committee, and the Green Team to promote awareness and education of the residents as well as advise and provide recommendations to the Village Council in promoting and sustaining a safe and productive shade tree resource.

All interested residents should fill out a Citizen Volunteer Leadership form (found on the Village website by clicking on “Forms”, then clicking on Page 2, and then clicking on “Village Clerk”), and send it along with a cover letter indicating on which board(s) or committee(s) the resident wishes to serve, and a biography or resume to:

Donna Jackson

Deputy Village Clerk

Village of Ridgewood

131 North Maple Ave.

Ridgewood, NJ  07451

Deadline for submissions is July 17, 2018.



Zoning Board of Adjustment Special Public Meeting - Reorganization




In accordance with the provisions of the "Open Public Meetings Act," please be advised that the Zoning Board of Adjustment will hold a special public meeting on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, in the Village Hall Court Room, 131 North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ. The purpose of the meeting is to hold the Annual Reorganization Meeting beginning at 7:30 p.m. A regular business meeting will follow.

            All meetings of the Ridgewood Zoning Board of Adjustment (i.e., official public meetings, work session meetings, pre-meeting assemblies and special meetings) are public meetings which are always open to members of the general public.

                                                                Jane Wondergem

                                                           Secretary to the Board