The Village of Ridgewood is celebrating its 125th Anniversary in 2019 and the Village Council is looking for residents to serve on the 125th Anniversary Celebration Committee. Come and join us as we plan special events and activities for this milestone anniversary celebration, so that it is a memorable event for all Village residents!

If you would like to serve on the Village of Ridgewood’s 125th Anniversary Celebration Committee, please either email or call Eileen Young (eyoung@ridgewoodnj.net or 201-670-5500 ext. 206) in the Village Clerk’s Office, no later than March 25, 2019, to provide her with your contact information.

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The Village Council is looking for residents who are interested in volunteering to serve on the following Boards and Committees:  The Parks, Recreation, and Conservation Board, the Open Space Committee, the Stigma Free Task Force, the Ridgewood Environmental Advisory Committee, The Green Team Advisory Committee, The Shade Tree Commission, and the Historic Preservation Commission.

All interested residents must fill out a Citizen Volunteer Leadership form (found on the Village website under “Forms”, page 2, Village Clerk), and send it along with a cover letter indicating on which board(s) or committee(s) the resident wishes to serve and why he/she has chosen these board(s) or committee(s), and a biography or resume to:

Donna Jackson
Deputy Village Clerk
Village of Ridgewood
131 North Maple Ave.
Ridgewood, NJ  07450
Or to: djackson@ridgewoodnj.net

 

Deadline for submissions is March 18, 2019.

The Parks, Recreation, and Conservation Board recommends rules for use and monitors recreation facilities.  The Board coordinates community recreation programs and develops and updates the long-range Master Plan for recreation in the Village.

The Open Space Committee assists in identifying specific types of open space, and makes recommendations to the Village Council on the development of existing open space acquisitions.  

The Stigma-free Task Force aims to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness so that residents who have the disease, and their families, feel supported by their community and neighbors and feel free to seek treatment without fear of stigma. Resident Members of the Task Force include two residents working within the field of mental healthcare or healthcare; and three other residents who are interested in supporting the Stigma-free program initiatives, including educating residents that mental illness is a disease and must be treated as such; raising awareness of mental health issues; and helping those in need by linking them to local mental health resources.  

The Ridgewood Environmental Advisory Committee assists the Village Council in long-range planning concerning environmental issues as well as anticipating environmental problems and recommending solutions. 

The Green Team Advisory Committee is looking for residents who are interested in making Ridgewood a sustainable community; and/or are LEED Certified; and/or have working experience with sustainable practices such as solar energy or recycling; and/or have experience in obtaining grants for sustainable purposes. 

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.

The Historic Preservation Commission identifies, records, and maintains a survey and inventory of all buildings sites, landmarks of historical or architectural significance.  Oversees the preservation of structures and properties which reflect the heritage of the community.  Acts as an advisory board to the Planning Board. The candidate is knowledgeable or with a demonstrated interest in, local history.

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Assistance with Canada Geese Nests on Your Property Through the Use of GeesePeace

The Village of Ridgewood recognizes that there is a great conflict with geese overpopulation in our area, and its effect on the quality of life of our residents. GeesePeace works to help control the rapidly increasing Canada geese population. Residents are encouraged to contact Health Officer, Dawn Cetrulo dcetrulo@ridgewoodnj.net or 201 670-5500 ext. 245 if you have a problem with the geese on your property and/or are interested in volunteering for GeesePeace work in the Village of Ridgewood.

The Village is working with the National GeesePeace organization which is dedicated to resolving this wildlife conflict humanely, by controlling the growing population in a sensitive and caring manner. GeesePeace is the only effective program which has the support of national animal protection and welfare organizations.  If they are not managed, resident Canada geese populations typically increase ten-fold every eight years. Our goal is to strike a sustainable balance between wildlife and the public. GeesePeace volunteers use a variety of methods to humanely encourage geese to return to their natural migration patterns. By working together to find the largest nest sites, communities will be able to reduce the population by thousands in the coming years. For more information about GeesePeace, visit their website www.geesepeace.com

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