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VILLAGE OF RIDGEWOOD
REGULAR PUBLIC MEETING
MARCH 10, 2021
1. Call to Order - Mayor
2. Statement of Compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act
“Due to the fact that we continue to meet through a remote meeting format, there are some required announcements to be made.
All participants are muted during this meeting.
Anyone wishing to make comments, may do so during Comments from the Public, and during the public hearings on any ordinances by dialing *9 on your phones to raise your hand, and then once you are recognized, dialing *6 on your phones to unmute, or by raising your hand icon if you are on your computers. You must state your name and address for the record.
Members of the public may also submit written comments to us for any future remote meetings by either email to Donna Jackson, Deputy Village Clerk, at email@example.com, with the subject line, “Comments for Village Council Meeting” or written letter to Donna Jackson, Deputy Village Clerk at Village Hall. Written comments must have a name and address, and be received by 4:00 p.m. on the day before the remote meeting in order to be read into the record during the meeting. All written comments must adhere to the time limits already set by ordinance.
Members of the public commenting during a remote meeting shall not act in any manner to disrupt the meeting. If anyone becomes disruptive during the meeting, they will be muted. If time permits, the disruptive individual shall be allowed to speak after all other members of the public are provided an opportunity to comment.
Any continued disruption may result in the member being prevented from speaking during the remainder of this meeting. Disruptive conduct includes, but is not limited to, shouting, interruption, and the use of profanity.”
3. Roll Call - Village Clerk
4. Flag Salute and Moment of Silence
5. Acceptance of Financial Reports
6. Approval of Minutes
Proclaim March Red Cross Month
Proclaim March Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
Proclaim March 21-27, 2021 as National Poison Prevention Week
Pursuant to Chapter 3-19 of the Code of the Village of Ridgewood, Manner of Addressing Council, and Chapter
3-20, Decorum, the Village Council meetings shall be conducted in the following manner:
Manner of Addressing Council
Persons other than Council members may be permitted to address the Council in the proper order of business. A person present may, upon recognition by the Chair, be heard either upon ordinances upon second reading or at the time of petitions and oral communications from the public and at such other times as the Council may, by majority vote of those present, specifically permit. No person shall address any remark or question to any specific Council member, nor shall any person be permitted to address the Chair while a motion is pending. A Council member may, through the Chair, respond to any communication or address received pursuant to this section.
Any person who shall disturb the peace of the Council, make impertinent or slanderous remarks or conduct himself in a boisterous manner while addressing the Council shall be forthwith barred by the presiding officer from further audience before the Council, except that if the speaker shall submit to proper order under these rules, permission for him to continue may be granted by a majority vote of the Council.
8. Comments from the Public (Not to exceed 3 minutes per person - 40 minutes in total)
9. Village Manager's Report
10. Village Council Reports
11. 2021 BUDGET INTRODUCTION
A. Budget Message
B. Introduction - Ordinance 3850 – Establish a CAP Bank - Establishes that the final appropriations in the CY 2021 budget will be increased by 3.5% over the previous year’s final appropriations, amounting to $1,422,509.16 in excess of the increase in final appropriations otherwise permitted. This is done in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A:4-45.14, and is advisable in order to establish a CAP Bank.
THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS, NUMBERED 21-42 THROUGH 21-45 ARE TO BE ADOPTED BY A CONSENT AGENDA, WITH ONE VOTE BY THE VILLAGE COUNCIL. THERE IS A BRIEF DESCRIPTION BESIDE EACH RESOLUTION TO BE CONSIDERED ON THE CONSENT AGENDA. EACH RESOLUTION WILL BE READ BY TITLE ONLY:
21-42 Approve Temporary Water Utility Capital Budget - Approves a temporary Water Utility Capital Budget, prior to the adoption of the permanent Water Utility Capital Budget
21-43 Approve Temporary General Capital Budget - Approves a temporary General Capital Budget, prior to the adoption of the permanent General Capital Budget
21-44 Approve Temporary Parking Utility Capital Budget – Approves a temporary Parking utility Capital Budget, prior to the adoption of the permanent Parking Utility Capital Budget
21-45 Authorize Three-Year Revenue Average for 2021 Budget – Authorizes the Village to anticipate a three-year revenue average, instead of using solely the revenue from 2020, for the 2021 budget in accordance with guidelines from the Division of Local Government Services
THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION, NUMBERED 21-46, WILL BE CONSIDERED SEPARATELY AND READ IN FULL:
21-46 Approve 2021 Municipal Budget and Set April 14, 2021 as the Date for the Public Hearing Thereon
12. ORDINANCES – INTRODUCTION
3851 – Bond Ordinance - Water Utility Capital
(NTE $8,253,292) – Appropriates this money for capital purchases/projects in the Water Capital Budget
3852 – Amend Chapter 145 Fees – Water Rates and PFAS Treatment Charge – Sets new water rates at a 3% increase from 2020. Also establishes a new charge to fund PFAS treatment, which will be charged quarterly
13. ORDINANCES - PUBLIC HEARING – RIDGEWOOD WATER
14. RESOLUTIONS – RIDGEWOOD WATER
THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS, NUMBERED 21-47 THROUGH 21-51 ARE TO BE ADOPTED BY A CONSENT AGENDA, WITH ONE VOTE BY THE VILLAGE COUNCIL. THERE IS A BRIEF DESCRIPTION BESIDE EACH RESOLUTION TO BE CONSIDERED ON THE CONSENT AGENDA. EACH RESOLUTION WILL BE READ BY TITLE ONLY:
21-47 Award Sole Source Contract – Corrosion Inhibitor (NTE $185,000) – Awards a sole source contract to ESC Environmental, 6 Redwood Drive, Glenville, NY
21-48 Title 59 Approval – Ridgewood Water Station Improvements to Eastside and Farview Pumping Stations – Approves the plans and specifications for Ridgewood Water Station Improvements to Eastside and Farview Pumping Stations, prepared by Ridgewood Water, pursuant to Title 59
21-49 Award Contract – Ridgewood Water Station Improvements to Eastside and Farview Pumping Stations (NTE $1,164,800) – Awards a contract to the lowest responsible bidder, DeMaio Electrical Company, Inc., 330 Roycefield Rd Unit D, Hillsborough, NJ
21-50 Title 59 Approval – Various Site Improvements – Water Storage and Pumping Facilities – Approves the plans and specifications for Various Site Improvements - Water Storage and Pumping Facilities, prepared by Ridgewood Water, pursuant to Title 59
21-51 Award Contract – Various Site Improvements – Water Storage and Pumping Facilities
(NTE $458,195) – Awards a contract to the lowest responsible bidder, DTS Trucking, LLC, 65 Royal Avenue, Hawthorne, NJ
15. ORDINANCES – INTRODUCTION
3853 – Amend Chapter 212 – Parks and Recreation Areas – Rules and Regulations for Tennis and Pickleball – Establishes rules and regulations for pickleball, such as use of green zone paddles and days and hours of approved play at pickleball and tennis courts
3854 – Bond Ordinance - General Capital
(NTE $6,430,325) – Appropriates this money for various capital projects/purchases for various Village departments
3855 - Bond Ordinance - Parking Utility Capital
(NTE $103,000) – Appropriates this money for a mini Kubota sweeper for the Hudson Street Garage
3856 – Amend Chapter 265 – Vehicles and Traffic – Establish Glenwood Road as a One-Way Street – Establishes Glenwood Road as a one-way street, eastbound, at the Ho-Ho-Kus train crossing. This is in compliance with NJT/NJDOT directives and in conjunction with their safety improvements at this train crossing.
3857 – Amend Chapter 258 – Towing Regulations – Amends the regulations for those who tow vehicles in the Village of Ridgewood
3858 – Amend Chapter 145 – Fees – Towing Fees - Establishes and amends various towing fees in the Village of Ridgewood
3859 – Bond Ordinance – Cancellation of a Funded Debt Authorization and Authorize Transfer of Amount to Capital Surplus Fund Balance – Cancels $725,000 previously appropriated for renovation and modernization of the public library and transfers this amount to the Capital Surplus Fund Balance for future capital projects.
16. ORDINANCES – PUBLIC HEARING
3845 – Amend Chapter 258 – Towing Regulations
3846 – Amend Chapter 145 – Fees – Towing Fees
3847 – Amend Chapter 249 – Streets and Sidewalks – Street Opening Permit Regulations
3848 – Amend Chapter 55 – Open Space, Recreation, Farmland, and Historic Preservation Committee
3849 – Amend Chapter 145 Fees – Significant Sewer Discharger Fees
17. ORDINANCE – CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING
3834 – Authorize Renewal of PILOT Agreement-Ridgecrest
THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS, NUMBERED 21-52 THROUGH 21-69 ARE TO BE ADOPTED BY A CONSENT AGENDA, WITH ONE VOTE BY THE VILLAGE COUNCIL. THERE IS A BRIEF DESCRIPTION BESIDE EACH RESOLUTION TO BE CONSIDERED ON THE CONSENT AGENDA. EACH RESOLUTION WILL BE READ BY TITLE ONLY:
21-52 Award Partial Contract Award to Sole Source Supplier – Upgrade of SCADA System at Water Pollution Control Facility (NTE $146,150) – Awards a contract to the sole source supplier, Emerson Process Management Power and Water Solutions, Inc., 200 Beta Drive, Pittsburgh, PA
21-53 Award Contract – Animal Control and Waterfowl Management (NTE $31,800) – Awards a contract to TYCO Animal Control Service, One Stout Lane, Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ. Animal Control Services will cost $26,800, and Waterfowl Management will cost $5,000.
21-54 Title 59 Approval – 2021 Recreational Program Instruction - Approves the plans and specifications for Recreational Program Instruction with the Department of Parks and Recreation, Contract Year 2021, prepared by the Ridgewood Recreation Department, pursuant to Title 59
21-55 Award Contracts – 2021 Recreational Program Instruction - Awards contracts to various vendors for 2021 recreation programs offered by the Village of Ridgewood’s Department of Parks and Recreation. These contracts are paid through user fees.
21-56 Title 59 Approve – Coach Bus Transportation Services - 2021 Senior Day Trips – Approves the plans and specifications for Supply of Coach Bus Transportation Services for Senior Day Trips for the Ridgewood Department of Parks and Recreation, prepared by the Ridgewood Recreation Department, pursuant to Title 59
21-57 Award Contract – Coach Bus Transportation Services – 2021 Senior Day Trips (NTE $8,795) – Awards the second-year option of a contract to the original lowest responsible bidder, Panorama Tours, Inc., 480 Main Avenue, Suite 8, Wallington, NJ
21-58 Title 59 Approval – Resurfacing and Repairs of Various Streets – Approves the plans and specifications for 2021 Road Resurfacing and Repairs of Various Village Streets in the Village of Ridgewood, prepared by the Ridgewood Engineering Division, pursuant to Title 59
21-59 Award Contract – Resurfacing and Repairs of Various Streets (NTE $2,000,000) – Awards a contract to the lowest responsible bidder, American Asphalt and Milling Services, LLC, 96 Midland Avenue, Kearny, NJ
21-60 Award Contract Under State Contract - Data Logic Software (NTE $32,500) – Awards a contract under State Contract to SHI, 290 Davidson Avenue, Somerset, NJ
21-61 Award Contract Under State Contract – Dell Computers and Software (NTE $83,466.94) – Awards a contract under State Contract to Dell, One Dell Way, Round Rock, TX
21-62 Award Contract Under Houston-Galveston Area Council Cooperative Pricing Agreement – 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe (NTE $74,854) – Awards a contract under Houston-Galveston Area Council Cooperative Pricing Agreement to FastLane Emergency Vehicles, 37241 East Richardson Lane, Purcellville, VA
21-63 Award Professional Services Contract – Historical Architectural Services – Preparation of 2021 Preserve NJ Historic Preservation Fund Grant (NTE $2,750) – Awards a Professional Services Contract to Margaret M. Hickey of Connolly and Hickey, 2 North Union Avenue, Cranford, NJ
21-64 Award Additional Amount of Funding for Contract – Snowplowing Services (NTE $100,000) – Awards an additional amount of funding to the original lowest responsible bidder, ConQuest Construction, 20 Carver Avenue, Westwood, NJ
21-65 Award Emergency Contract – Rock Salt for Snow and Ice Control (NTE $29,052.90) – Awards an Emergency Contract to American Asphalt and Milling Services, LLC, 96 Midland Avenue, Kearny, NJ
21-66 Award Emergency Contract – Rock Salt for Snow and Ice Control (NTE $7,964) – Awards an Emergency Contract to Stone Industries, Inc., 400-402 Central Avenue, Haledon, NJ
21-67 Authorize Refund and Cancellation of Taxes for Disabled Veteran - Block 4005, Lot 16 - Authorizes the Tax Collector to cancel property taxes paid on and after January 20, 2021, to a 100% disabled Veteran who has filed proof of his disability with the Tax Assessor. Also authorizes the Tax Collector to provide for a refund of such property taxes already paid on and after January 20, 2021 which amount is $8,063. The total for year 2021 is based on an estimated tax rate and amounts to $32,253.15.
21-68 Authorize Settlement Agreement – Ames Well – Authorizes a Settlement Agreement between Ridgewood Water and Thomas J. O’Bierne & Company for illegal dumping of contaminated soil at the Ames Well property in Wyckoff, NJ in the amount of $38,000
21-69 Appoint Registrar of Vital Statistics - Appoints Dawn Cetrulo as the Registrar of Vital Statistics, for a three-year term, which shall expire on January 25, 2024
19. Comments from the Public (Not to Exceed 5 minutes per person)
20. Resolution to go into Closed Session
21. Closed Session
a. Personnel – Boards and Committees
b. Legal – One Village, One Vote Lawsuit