New Ridgewood Estate Card offers residents meaningful property tax savings

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 15, 2017

From the Office of Mayor Susan Knudsen

New Ridgewood Estate Card offers residents meaningful property tax savings

Ridgewood officials are proud to introduce the Ridgewood Estate Card, a new property tax savings program now available to Ridgewood property owners. The program offers a debit like card that offers a reward on purchases that is automatically applied to reduce Ridgewood property taxes billed to the cardholder. An even greater level of reward is offered at participating local and online merchants. Tax rewards are applied annually to the third quarter tax bill.

Visit RidgewoodEstateCard.com to learn more about this exciting opportunity and to sign up for the program. Once signed up, one will receive their card via US mail in 5-7 business days. Each time the card is used, a percentage of that purchase is earned toward property tax reduction. Reward amounts are listed in both the cardholder’s online account and on the easy to use Card Rewards mobile app.

Ridgewood’s Mayor Susan Knudsen stated, “The Ridgewood Estate Card is an exciting program helping Ridgewood property owners save toward their property taxes while encouraging local spending.” The program is being offered by the Village and administered by Municipal Cards, LLC.

Local Ridgewood merchants are beginning to participate in the program and presently there are already over 3,200 online merchants offering bonus rewards. A full list of participating merchants can be viewed at RidgewoodEstateCard.com by clicking on the “Rewards” page.

Ridgewood residents are encouraged to take advantage of the program by signing up online at RidgewoodEstateCard.com. Questions can be submitted to support@myestatecard.com.

Local merchants interested in participating may visit LocalCardRewards.com to enroll or email support@localcardrewards.com.

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2017 Paving Notice - UPDATED

The Village Council has awarded the paving contract to J.A. Alexander., to resurface your

street. The follow is the anticipated schedule.

MILLING SCHEDULE

Monday, August 28

Stevens Avenue

(Grove Street to Corella Ct)

Brookside Avenue

(E. Ridgewood Avenue to Spring Ave)

Tuesday, August 29

Bedford Road

(Morningside Rd to Wellington Rd)

Bogert Avenue

(E.Glen Avenue to Meadowbrook Ave)

Wednesday, August 30

S. Hillside Place

(W. Ridgewood Ave to S. Monroe St)

S. Monroe Street

(W. Ridgewood Ave to Godwin Ave)

PAVING SCHEDULE

PAVING SCHEDULE

 

Thursday, August 31

  1. Hillside Place

(W. Ridgewood Ave to S. Monroe St)

  1. Monroe Street

(W. Ridgewood Ave to Godwin Ave)

Bedford Road

(Morningside Rd to Wellington Rd)

 

Friday, September 1

Bedford Road (continue from yesterday)

(Morningside Rd to Wellington Rd)

Bogert Avenue

(E.Glen Avenue to Meadowbrook Ave)

Brookside Avenue

(E. Ridgewood Avenue to Spring Ave)

 

Tuesday, September 5


Stevens Avenue & Corella Court

(Grove Street to Corella Ct)

 

During milling and paving, access to your driveway will be restricted for the entire day while work is being done in front of your home. It will be best to park on a side street for the entire day. Work will start daily at 7:00 a.m. Schedule is pending weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Jovan Mehandzic, will be the Village’s on-site inspector. If you have any questions, concerns or special needs, please contact Mr. Mehandzic preferably by email at jmehandzic@ridgewoodnj.net.

Otherwise you can reach them on their cell phones at 201-523-0158 (Jovan M)

Finally, make a copy of this notice and place it on the dashboard of your vehicle when you park on a side street.

Thank you for your anticipated cooperation.

Very truly yours,

                                                                        Jovan Mehandzic

Assistant Engineer

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Potential Leak along North Irving St. in Ridgewood

Ridgewood Water is aware of a potential leak on the bike path at North Irving Street and Warren Place, behind Stevens Field.  We will be investigating and making necessary repairs to our facilities this Monday, August 14th.  The area will be fenced off until the issue has been resolved.  We expect no disruption of service to residents.  In the event that conditions change, Ridgewood Water will respond accordingly. 

Thank you for your cooperation and support.

Sincerely,

Ridgewood Water

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Village of Ridgewood response to the 7/20/17 ruling: In the matter of Township of Wyckoff, Boroughs of Glen Rock and Midland Park v. Village of Ridgewood (Water Rate Litigation) Docket NO.BER-L-5651-12

Ridgewood Water and the Village of Ridgewood are pleased with Judge Friscia’ s decision and see the ruling as fair and thoughtful. Invalidating the three ordinances of 2010, 2011 and 2012 will allow the current Village Council to recalculate prior rate increases based on input from qualified experts. Further, the decision affords the Village the right to take the statutorily permitted surplus not taken in previous years, if appropriate.  We believe Judge Friscia took a balanced approach based on plaintiff’s failure to prove damages and the court did not award the plaintiffs litigation costs or attorney fees. Ridgewood Water joins in the effort of the court’s decision to halt additional costs to the rate payers.

In the absence of a plaintiff appeal, the Village looks forward to a quick and reasonable resolution of this matter.

Ridgewood Water will continue to deliver a safe and reliable water supply at reasonable rates, and looks forward to the continued implementation of capital improvements.

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