Historic Preservation Commission


  • 7:30 pm
  • 2nd Thursday of every month
  • Village Hall

    131 N Maple Avenue
    Garden Room
    Ridgewood, NJ 07450

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  • Stacey Tsapatsaris, Chairperson - Class C
    Term Expires: 12/31/26
  • Vacant - Class B
    Term Expires: 
  • Barbara Ferrante, Vice Chairperson - Class A
    Term Expires: 12/31/27
  • Lynne Brady, Member - Class A
    Term Expires: 12/31/25
  • Tess Giuliani, Member - Class A
    Term Expires: 12/31/24
  • Gail Ghezzi, Member - Class C
    Term Expires: 12/31/26
  • Jeff Summerville, Member - Alt-Class C
    Term Expires: 12/31/27
  • Janis Fuhrman, Member - Alt-Class C
    Term Expires: 12/31/2025
  • Evan Weitz, Member - Village Council Liaison
  • Michael Stern - Planning Board Liaison


Jane Wondergem, Secretary to the Zoning Board of Adjustment and Planning Board


The Historic Preservation Commission shall have the following duties and responsibilities:

  1. To identify, record, and maintain a system for survey and inventory of all buildings, sites, places, landmarks, and structures of historical or architectural significance based on the Secretary of the Interior's Standards and Guidelines for Archaeology and Historic Preservation (Standards and Guidelines for Identification) and to aid the public in understanding their worth, methods of preservation, techniques of gathering documentation and related matters.
  2. To advise the Planning Board on the relationship of the Historic Preservation Plan Element of the Master Plan to other Master Plan elements.
  3. To advise the Planning Board on the inclusion of historic sites and landmarks in the recommended Capital Improvement Program.
  4. To advise the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment on applications for development pursuant to NJ.S.A. 40:55D-110.
  5. To provide written reports pursuant to NJ.S.A. 40:55D-111 on the application of the Zoning Ordinance provisions concerning historic preservation.[1] [1]: Editor's Note: See Ch. 190, Land Use and Development, Art. X, Zoning.
  6. To carry out such other advisory, educational, and informational functions as will promote historic preservation in the municipality.
  7. The Commission shall have all of the responsibilities detailed in NJ.S.A. 40:55D-109 and as the same may hereafter be amended and supplemented.

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