Open Space Committee
Location: The Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue
Hours: Meetings are Held the 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:30PM
In November 2001, Ridgewood residents voted to adopt a supplemental real estate tax of 1/2 of one cent of assessed property value (approximately $40 per year for the average home) in order to fund the preservation and development of open space in the Village. In January 2002, a Ridgewood Open Space Committee was constituted by Village Ordinance 2773. This Committee presented an Open Space and Recreation Plan in January 2003, in a format endorsed by the New Jersey Green Acres program in expectation of making the Village eligible for Green Acres funds, and the plan was promptly adopted by the Council. The Committee presented an update to the plan in July 2010 entitled "Achievements and Challenges 2003 - 2010" which was also adopted by the Village Council. The update highlights the notable accomplishments in the Village's effort to preserve open space when land is available, and lists the challenges that remain in securing adequate active and passive recreation space for Village residents.