RESIDENT SURVEY – DEADLINE TO COMPLETE IS NOVEMBER 30, 2019
The Village is conducting a resident survey to give us insight as to residents’ thoughts about different aspects of the Village and its services. The link to the survey is: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NTGSSP5. Please take a few moments to fill out the survey, which will assist the Village in determining what areas can be improved upon and what services or other aspects of Village life are important to you. The deadline to complete the survey is November 30, 2019.
VILLAGE LEAF COLLECTION PROGRAM
All residents have received a yellow postcard with the leaf collection program requirements. The leaf collection areas are based on yardwaste areas (A-D), with certain exceptions listed for Area D, during leaf season only. If you don’t know your yardwaste area, please go to the Village website, www.ridgewoodnj.net, and click on the “My Services Lookup” and put in your address. You will then see the Leaf Collection area for your address.
Once you have identified your yardwaste area, please be certain to place your leaves in the street, along the curbline, only during the leaf placement dates listed for your area on the postcard. You may not place leaves into the street after the last leaf placement date for your area, until the next round of leaf placement dates for your area. If you place leaves along the curbline either before or after your leaf placement dates or after the street is complete, you may be issued a summons. No warnings will be given. If you employ a landscaper, please communicate your leaf placement dates to them.
No brush will be collected during leaf season. In addition, do not place trash, stones, branches, twigs or other yardwaste into the leaf piles.
You may place your leaves in biodegradable paper bags, between the curb and sidewalk (not in the street), at any time and they will be picked up by our collection crews, as time permits. Do not use plastic bags for leaf collection. You may also bring your leaves to the Recycling Center during their regular hours.
At this time, our leaf collection is running on time, with second rounds of leaf pickup being started. Updates for leaf collection are being placed on the Village website. If you have any questions regarding the leaf collection program, call the Street Division at 201-670-5585.
PRECAUTIONS YOU CAN TAKE TO PREVENT CAR AND HOME THEFTS
The holidays are approaching, which means that residents will be traveling out of town and packages are being delivered to many homes. During this time leading up to the holidays, home burglaries increase, and typically occur during the hours of 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., when it is dark and no one is home. Please be aware that Public Safety is the Village of Ridgewood’s #1 priority, so here are some helpful tips to be used to protect your home and vehicles from burglaries:
RIDGEWOOD GUILD’S WINTERFEST
Lock doors and windows (house and cars). Remove your fobs and valuables from your cars and bring them into your house. The actors will move to other areas if they are unable to locate unlocked vehicles or find anything of value.
Routinely check that home security/safety systems are working properly.
Promptly clear property/driveway of newspapers.
Promptly empty mailbox, clear delivered packages and register for delivery notifications.
DO NOT post real-time information on Facebook/Instagram/social media including:
Real-time photos and/or livestream from vacation, parties, concerts, theater, sports events, dining out and food images, etc. DOING SO PUBLICLY BROADCASTS THAT YOU’RE NOT HOME!
Real-time Information about work commute, work location, shopping, etc.
CAUTION: do not accept Facebook/social media friend requests without confirming the authenticity of the individual making the request - LOOK, THINK & RESEARCH before accepting.
NOTE: Many members of local Ridgewood Facebook groups are not from Ridgewood.
NEVER HESITATE: IMMEDIATELY report suspicious vehicles, persons, and activity to the RIDGEWOOD POLICE DEPARTMENT – remember for an emergency dial 911 and always have the RPD non-emergency number handy 201-652-3900.
If there is a car theft or home burglary in your neighborhood, and you have video of the actors or events, please contact the Ridgewood Detective Bureau at 201-251-4536.
The Ridgewood Guild’s Winterfest will be held on November 30, 2019 from Noon to 3:00 p.m. in Memorial Park at Van Neste Square, to kick off the holiday season. This free event features live music, ice sculptures, hot chocolate, elves, candy canes, trackless train rides and a horse-drawn hayride!
RIDGEWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE’S DOWNTOWN FOR THE HOLIDAYS
The Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce’s 34th annual Downtown for the Holidays will take place on December 6, 2019. This year, there will be a special Fire & Light event in Memorial Park at Van Neste Square, to commemorate the 125th Anniversary of the Village of Ridgewood. There will also be musical performances, a trackless train, The Grinch, and Santa will be in his house to listen to your Christmas wish list. The festivities begin at 5:30 p.m., with the lighting of the Christmas tree at approximately 7:15 p.m.
All Village Offices will be closed on November 28 & 29, 2019 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. There will be no garbage or recycling pickup on November 28th. There will be no garbage or recycling pickup on November 28th. Garbage collection will take place on the Eastside and Recycling Collection Westside Area 4, on November 29th. The Recycling Center will be closed on November 28th & 29th, but will be open on November 30th.
My best wishes to you, as you gather together with your friends and family to celebrate Thanksgiving!
Heather A. Mailander
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