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THE RIDGEWOOD VILLAGE COUNCIL

PUBLIC WORKSHOP AGENDA

JANUARY 26, 2022

7:30 P.M.

 

1.         7:30 pm – Call to Order – Mayor

2.         Statement of Compliance with Open Public Meeting Act

            Mayor: “Adequate notice of this meeting has been provided by a posting on the bulletin    board in Village Hall, by mail to the Ridgewood News, The Record, and by submission      to all persons entitled to same as provided by law of a schedule including the date and          time of this meeting.”

3.         Roll Call – Village Clerk                                                                                                       

4.         Flag Salute/Moment of Silence

5.         Public Comments (Not to Exceed 3 Minutes per Person - 40 Minutes in Total)

6.         Manager’s Report

7.         Council Reports

8.         Presentation

a.         American Legion – Gold Star Memorial

9.         Discussion

            a.         Ridgewood Water

                        1.         Award Professional Services – Hydrogeological Consulting Services

                        2.         Award Year Two of Contract – Water Billing and Data Collection Services

                        3.         Award Year Two of Contract – Tree Maintenance Services

                        4.         Award State Contract – Materials and Supplies for Maintenance and Upkeep of Ridgewood Water Facilities

                        5.         Award Bid – Pipes, Appurtenances and Service Materials

                        6.         Sustainable Yard and Native Plants for New Ridgewood Water Headquarters

                       

            b.         Parking

 

  1. Long Term Leasing of Village Parking Spaces for Commercial Dumpsters at Chestnut Street Lot
  2. Parking on Doremus Avenue

 

            c.         Budget

 

1.         Award Contract – Pickleball Courts Acoustical Soundproofing

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Award Professional Services – Professional Land Surveying Services Tax Assessment Map

3.         Award Cooperative Purchasing Contract – Parts and Services Fleet Services

4.         Award Cooperative Purchasing Contract – Rock Salt for Ice and Snow Maintenance

5.         Award Contract – Upgrade Replace Firewalls for IT Department

6.         Award Contract – Access Control, CCTV and Alarm System Police

7.         Award Professional Services – Increased Nursing Hours for COVID Mitigation Efforts

8.         Release of Escrowed Funds – BE Powers LLC, Flo’s Market Coffee Concession

9.         Refund of Tax Overpayment – 125-161 South Maple Avenue         

 

d.         Policy

 

  1. REMOVED FROM AGENDA
  2. Storm Water Management – Hope Street, Spring Avenue and Evergreen Place
  3. Amend Chapter 222 – Power Tools, Landscaping and Yard Maintenance Equipment
  4. Pickleball Days and Hours

 

e.         Operations

 

  1. Storm Water Management – Hopper Ridge Condominiums
  2. Project Pride

 

10.       Public Comments (Not to Exceed 5 Minutes per Person)

11.       Closed

            a.         Personnel – Police Department

12.       Adjournment

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                 VILLAGE OF RIDGEWOOD

                   VILLAGE COUNCIL

                REGULAR PUBLIC MEETING

                   JANUARY 12, 2022

                      8:00 P.M.

 

1.   Call to Order - Mayor

 

2.   Statement of Compliance with the Open Public       Meetings Act  

 

3.   Roll Call - Village Clerk

 

4.   Flag Salute and Moment of Silence

 

5.   Acceptance of Financial Reports

 

6.   Approval of Minutes

 

7.   Proclamations

 

     NONE

 

8.   Swearing-In of Police Sergeant Kevin McKeon

 

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.

 

Decorum

 

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.

 

 

9.   Comments from the Public (Not to exceed 3              minutes per person - 40 minutes in total)

 

10.  Village Manager's Report

 

11.  Village Council Reports

 

12.  ORDINANCES – INTRODUCTION – RIDGEWOOD WATER

 

     NONE

 

13.  ORDINANCES - PUBLIC HEARING – RIDGEWOOD WATER

 

     NONE

 

14.  RESOLUTIONS – RIDGEWOOD WATER

 

THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS, NUMBERED 22-02 THROUGH 22-08 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:

 

22-02      Award Contract – Various Water Main                    Replacements – Godwin Avenue-Ridgewood;                Goffle Road-Midland Park; Lake Road-Wyckoff              (NTE $1,649,955) – Awards a contract to the               lowest responsible bidder, OnQue                      Technologies, Inc., 297-146 Kinderkamack                Road, Suite 101, Oradell, NJ

22-03      Award Contract Under State Contract –                  Furniture for New Ridgewood Water                      Headquarters – Interior Solutions                      ($87,169.84) – Awards a Contract Under State              Contract to Affordable Interior Solutions,              c/o Dancker, 25 Tucker Drive, Leominster, MA

22-04      Award Contract Under State Contract –                  Furniture for New Ridgewood Water                      Headquarters – Exemplis (NTE $35,894.78) –             Awards a Contract Under State Contract to              Exemplis, Inc., c/o Dancker, 25 Tucker Drive,           Leominster, MA

22-05      Award Contract Under State Contract –                  Furniture for New Ridgewood Water                      Headquarters – Steelcase, Inc.

          (NTE $56,768.99) – Awards a Contract under             State Contract to Steelcase, Inc., c/o                  Dancker, 25 Tucker Drive, Leominster, MA

 

 

 

 

 

22-06      Authorize Change Order – Electric Vehicle              Charging Station – New Ridgewood Water                Headquarters (NTE $24,413.18) – Authorizes             this change order for materials and labor to           install the electrical components of an                Electric Vehicle (EV) charging station at the         new Ridgewood Water Headquarters, at 111               North Maple Avenue

22-07      Accept Ridgewood Water Annual Maintenance Fee           - Accepts an operating and administrative            maintenance fee from Ridgewood Water based on      the amount of total tax indicated by the               assessed value of the land owned by Ridgewood           Water

22-08      Establish Interest Rates for Delinquent                Payments to the Water Utility for 2022 and            Set Grace Period for Payment of Water Utility         Bills - Sets an interest rate of 8% per annum           on the first $1,500 and 18% per annum on a             balance over $1,500 for the non-payment of           water utility bills in excess of $50. Also             sets a 30-day grace period for the payment of           all water bills. In addition, a 6% per annum            penalty may be charged on any fiscal year            delinquency in excess of $10,000 in paying a           water bill, as is imposed on taxpayers for               the non-payment of taxes.

 

15RESOLUTION

 

THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION, NUMBERED 22-09, WILL BE ADOPTED BY A CONSENT AGENDA, WITH ONE VOTE BY THE VILLAGE COUNCIL. THERE IS A BRIEF DESCRIPTION BESIDE THE RESOLUTION TO BE CONSIDERED ON THE CONSENT AGENDA, AND IT WILL BE READ BY TITLE ONLY:

 

22-09     Authorize Temporary Capital Budget - Approves           a temporary Capital Budget to appropriate           money for the down payment for the general            capital bond ordinance for the 2022 road           resurfacing, streetscape, and other related             road work; and the purchase and installation            of a playground at Kings Pond Park

 

16.  ORDINANCES – INTRODUCTION

 

3886 – Bond Ordinance – General Capital ($2,611,000) -         Appropriates this money for the 2022 street            paving, streetscape, and other related road          work; and the purchase and installation of a              playground at Kings Pond Park

 

 

 

 

 

3887 – Amend Chapter 145 – Fees – Sewers and Sewage            Disposal Fees – Increases sewer and sewage              disposal fees for the annual service charge for            residential, non-residential, and significant           sewer dischargers for those located outside of           the Village of Ridgewood

3888 – Amend Chapter 265 – Vehicles and Traffic –             Route 17 Park and Ride Lot – Establishes that            payment is required for parking at all parking          spaces located at the Route 17 Park and Ride Lot

3889 – Amend Chapter 265 – Vehicles and Traffic –             Ridgewood Resident Daily Parking Passes – Allows     Ridgewood residents with Ridgewood Resident        Stickers and Ridgewood Resident Daily Parking             Passes to park in the train station lot (Station   Plaza), the third level of the Hudson Street          Garage, Cottage Place lot, and Route 17 Park and     Ride Lot

3890 – Authorize an Energy Aggregation Program for        Residential Properties in the Village of              Ridgewood – Authorizes the Village of Ridgewood            to act as the Lead Agency in soliciting                 proposals for electric generation service and           energy aggregation services on behalf of Village     residents, and enter into a contract for such        services provided that the lowest qualified bid        containing renewable content in the power supply   is above the basic generation supply of PSE&G             and that the bid price is lower than the             prevailing price for PSE&G. This also authorizes       the Mayor and Village Clerk to execute an               Electric Distribution Company Aggregation                 Agreement with PSE&G.

 

17.  ORDINANCES – PUBLIC HEARING

 

3885 – Amend Chapter 145 – Fees – Graydon Pool, Tennis,        and Pickleball Membership Fees

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18.  RESOLUTIONS

 

THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS, NUMBERED 22-10 THROUGH 22-27 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:

 

22-10      Authorize Tax Assessor/Tax Collector to File      Appeals and/or Settlement Stipulations -             Authorizes the Tax Assessor and/or Tax                   Collector to file tax appeals and/or                  settlement stipulations with the Bergen                County Board of Taxation for the purpose of            correcting assessment errors for the year              2022. This resolution also authorizes the               Assessor, in conjunction with the Village               Attorney, to conduct settlement negotiations           in matters pending before the Tax Court of               New Jersey in 2022.

22-11      Award Contract – Annual Maintenance for           Software for Finance Department (NTE $25,000)        - Awards a contract to Edmunds & Associates,         301 Tilton Road, Suite A, Northfield, NJ

22-12      Authorize Shared Services Agreement – School            Resource Officer (Ridgewood Board of                  Education – (NTE $100,000) - Approves a                    Shared Services Agreement with the Ridgewood               Board of Education, whereby the Village and            the Board of Education will each pay                  $100,000/year for funding a School Resource               Officer

22-13      Authorize Shared Services Agreement - Bergen            County Police Chiefs Association Mutual Aid              Plan and Rapid Deployment Force - Authorizes           the Ridgewood Police Department to                         participate in a County-wide Mutual Aid Plan           and Rapid Deployment Force to be used in               times of emergency

22-14      Authorize Execution of Agreement – Trial               Period for Use of Foam Cycle Expanded                    Polystyrene Densifier – Authorizes an                 execution of an Agreement with Foam Cycle,               LLC, 3008 Grey Cliff Way, Milford, PA, for a            6-month no obligation trial period for the               use of a polystyrene densifier at no cost to               the Village of Ridgewood. The Village will be          required to provide the necessary power                   supply at the Recycling Center. After the               trial period, the Village has the option to            purchase the polystyrene densifier.

 

 

22-15      Certify Compliance with Federal Civil Rights            Requirements - Certifies that the Village of            Ridgewood’s hiring practices comply with the             U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity                       Commission’s “Enforcement Guidance on the            Consideration of Arrest and Conviction                 Records in Employment Decisions Under Title            VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964”, as           amended, pertaining to the consideration of              an individual’s criminal history. This is               required under P.L. 2017, c. 183 which                 requires that this be certified prior to the            Village submitting its approved annual budget         to the NJ Division of Local Government                    Services.

22-16      Establish Interest Rate for Delinquent Taxes            and Non-Payment of Assessments and Other             Municipal Liens for 2022 and Set Grace Period         and Due Date - Authorizes the Tax Collector             to charge 8% per annum on the first $1,500 of           the delinquency and 18% per annum on any              amount in excess of      $1,500 becoming                    delinquent after the due date. Also allows              for a ten-day grace period for quarterly tax           payments and a due date at 25 days from the            date of Village Council certification of             costs for other municipal liens. In addition,      the Tax Collector is authorized to charge a             6% per annum penalty on any fiscal year                delinquency in excess of $10,000.

22-17      Establish Interest Rates for Delinquent                Payments for Significant Sewer Discharger             Bills for 2022 - Sets an interest rate of 8%           per annum on the first $1,500 and 18% per               annum on a balance over $1,500 for the non-             payment of significant sewer discharge bills.           Also sets a 30-day grace period for all                  bills. In addition, a 6% per annum penalty            may be charged on any fiscal year delinquency           in excess of $10,000 in paying a significant            sewer discharger bill, as is imposed on                 taxpayers for the non-payment of taxes.

22-18     Endorse Application for Community Development           Block Grant – SHARE, Inc. – 130 Prospect           Street – Purchase and Installation of an Air             Conditioning Unit - Confirms endorsement of a         $16,000 CDB grant. This resolution does not             obligate the financial resources of the                Village but will expedite the expenditure of              Community Development funds.

 

 

 

22-19      Endorse Application for Community Development           Block Grant – SHARE, Inc. – 130 Prospect           Street – Replacement of Soffit and Gutter and         Installation of New Drip Edge Metal on the               Roof - Confirms endorsement of a $13,300 CDB            grant. This resolution does not obligate the            financial resources of the Village but will            expedite the expenditure of Community                Development funds.

22-20      Endorse Application for Community Development           Block Grant – Family Promise – “Steps to           Success: Empowering Families Through                  Workforce Development” Project - Confirms               endorsement of a $24,000 CDB grant. This                resolution does not obligate the financial             resources of the Village but will expedite           the expenditure of Community Development              funds.

22-21      Endorse Application for Community Development           HOME      Block Grant – Children’s Aid and Family           Services – Renovation of Home at 138 Prospect       Street for Individuals with Developmental            Disabilities - Confirms endorsement of a                $180,000 Community Development HOME Block              grant. This resolution does not obligate the             financial resources of the Village but will               expedite the expenditure of Community                    Development funds.

22-22      Authorize Mailing of Estimated 2022 Third              Quarter Tax Bills - Authorizes the mailing of         estimated tax bills for the 2022 third                    quarter to ensure that sufficient cash flow               is available to meet obligations

22-23      Authorize Electronic Tax Sales - Authorizes            the Tax Collector to continue to conduct             electronic tax sales through New Jersey Tax           Lien Investors/RealAuction.com, as allowed by           the Director of the Division of Local                  Government Services

22-24      Authorize Cancellation of Tax Overpayments             and Delinquent Amounts - Authorizes the Tax           Collector to cancel delinquent property taxes          or refund property tax overpayments in                    amounts of less than $10

22-25      Authorize Tax Collector to Charge for Mailing           of Tax Sale Notices - Authorizes the Tax            Collector to charge $25 per mailing of the           tax sale notice and add it to the cost of the           tax sale, in lieu of any two publications of            the tax sale notice

 

 

 

 

 

22-26      Authorize Release of Escrowed Funds and                Irrevocable Letters of Credit – Two-Forty              Associates, LLC for Completion of the Project       by Chestnut Village, LLC and Rescind                  Resolution #21-354 - Authorizes the Director           of Finance to release and return to Two-Forty           Associates, LLC the escrowed funds and the             Village to forever release the Irrevocable              Letters of Credit No. 238 and No. 241, which           were supplied by Atlantic Stewardship Bank,             due to the fact that the files in the                  Building Department, the Planning Board, and               the Engineering Division have all indicated            that the project is satisfactorily complete.               In addition, this resolution shall rescind             and replace Resolution #21-354, previously            adopted by the Village Council, in its                    entirety.

22-27      Authorize Joining Hunterdon County, ESC                 Cooperative Purchasing Program – Authorizes            the Village to join the Hunterdon County               Educational Services Commission Cooperative              Purchasing Program. There is no cost to join           this purchasing program, and it will allow             the Village to have another source to                 purchase various items. Also authorizes the           Village Manager to execute the Agreement to               join this purchasing program.

 

THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION, NUMBERED 22-28, WILL BE CONSIDERED SEPARATELY AND READ IN FULL:

 

22-28     Appoint Member to Historic Preservation                Commission

 

19.  Comments from the Public (Not to Exceed 5 minutes per person)

 

20.  Resolution to go into Closed Session

 

21.  Closed Session

 

     Personnel – Boards and Committees

 

22.  Adjournment

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THE RIDGEWOOD VILLAGE COUNCIL

PUBLIC WORKSHOP AGENDA

January 5, 2022

7:30 P.M.

 

1.         7:30 pm – Call to Order – Mayor

2.         Statement of Compliance with Open Public Meeting Act

            Mayor: “Adequate notice of this meeting has been provided by a posting on the bulletin    board in Village Hall, by mail to the Ridgewood News, The Record, and by submission      to all persons entitled to same as provided by law of a schedule including the date and          time of this meeting.”

3.         Roll Call – Village Clerk                                                                                                       

4.         Flag Salute/Moment of Silence

5.         Public Comments (Not to Exceed 3 Minutes per Person - 40 Minutes in Total)

6.         Manager’s Report

7.         Council Reports

8.         Presentation – Shade Tree Commission

9.         Discussion

            a.         Ridgewood Water

                        1.         Award Bid Various Water Main Replacements

                        2.         Award State Contact Purchase – New Water Facility Office Furniture

                        3.         Change Order – EV Charging Space for New Water Facility

                        4.         Water Administrative Maintenance Fees

                        5.         Water Utility Interest Rates for Delinquent Accounts

                       

            b.         Parking

 

  1. Park and Ride Facility Route 17        
  2. Amendment to Ridgewood Resident One Day Parking Passes

                       

            c.         Budget

1.         Interest Rate for Delinquent Taxes and Non-Payment of Other Municipal Liens

2.         Interest Rate for Other Significant Sewer Discharger Fees

3.         Authorize Estimated 2022 Third Quarter Tax Bills

4.         Cost of Mailing Tax Sale Notice

5.         Authorize Electronic Tax Sales

6.         Cancellation of Tax Overpayments and Delinquent Amounts

7.         Award Contract – Annual Maintenance – Software for Finance Department

8.         Amendment to Resolution on Release of Letters of Credit – Chestnut Village

9.         Bond Ordinance – Paving and Playground

 

d.         Policy

 

            1.         Pickleball Noise Reduction

2.         Recycling Foam Cycle Expanded Polystyrene Densifier Trial Period

                        3.         Removed from Agenda

                        4.         Discussion of Encouraging Alternative Green Energy for Ridgewood                                             (EAGER)

5.         Endorse HOME Grant – Children’s Aid and Family Services

                        6.         Endorse Community Development Block Grant – SHARE

                        7.         Endorse Community Development Block Grant – SHARE 

                        8.         Endorse Community Development Block Grant – Family Promise of                                              Bergen County

9.         Sewers and Sewage Disposal Fees

10.       Authorize Joining Hunterdon County, ESC Cooperative Purchasing            Program

 

e.         Operations – None

 

10.       Review of January 12, 2022 Public Meeting Agenda           

11.       Public Comments (Not to Exceed 5 Minutes per Person)

12.       Closed

            a.         Personnel – White Collar and Blue Collar Contract Negotiations

            b.         Legal – O’Connor vs. VOR; Town Garage; and Update on Green Acres Diversion

13.       Adjournment

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VILLAGE OF RIDGEWOOD
VILLAGE COUNCIL
REGULAR PUBLIC MEETING
DECEMBER 8, 2021
8:00 P.M
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1.   Call to Order - Mayor

 

2.   Statement of Compliance with the Open Public       Meetings Act  

 

3.   Roll Call - Village Clerk

 

4.   Flag Salute and Moment of Silence

 

5.   Acceptance of Financial Reports

 

6.   Approval of Minutes

 

7.   Proclamations

 

     Proclaim January Radon Action Month

 

8.   Swearing-in of Fire Fighters

 

     A.   Fire Fighter Chad Miller

     B.   Fire Fighter Kevin Monton

     C.   Fire Fighter Steven Scanapico

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Decorum

 

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.

 

9.  Comments from the Public (Not to exceed 3              minutes per person - 40 minutes in total)

 

10.  Village Manager's Report

 

11.  Village Council Reports

 

12.  ORDINANCES – INTRODUCTION – RIDGEWOOD WATER

 

     NONE

 

13.  ORDINANCES - PUBLIC HEARING – RIDGEWOOD WATER

 

     NONE

 

14.  RESOLUTIONS – RIDGEWOOD WATER

 

THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS, NUMBERED 21-361 THROUGH

21-368 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:

 

21-361    Award Sole Source Contract – Software Support           - SCADA (NTE $19,869.12) – Awards a sole             source contract to Emerson Process Management       Power & Water Solutions, Inc., 200 Beta                 Drive, Pittsburgh, PA

21-362    Title 59 Approval – Furnishing and Delivering           Sodium Hypochlorite Solution – Approves the              plans and specifications for Furnishing and            Delivering Sodium Hypochlorite Solution               prepared by Ridgewood Water, pursuant to                Title 59

21-363    Award Contract – Furnishing and Delivering             Sodium Hypochlorite Solution (NTE $84,000) –             Awards the first year of a two-year contract           to the lowest responsible bidder, PVS                  Minibulk, Inc., 10900 Harper Avenue, Detroit,           MI

 

 

 

21-364    Title 59 Approval – Pipes, Appurtenances and           Service Materials – Approves the plans and           specifications for Pipes, Appurtenances and             Services Materials prepared by Ridgewood               Water, pursuant to Title 59

21-365    Award Contract – Pipes, Appurtenances and              Service Materials (NTE $415,000) – Awards a               contract to the sole responsible bidder for             various items to Core & Main, LP, 61 Gross               Avenue, Edison, NJ  

21-366    Title 59 Approval – Line Stop Valve Insertion           Services – Approves the plans and                     specifications for Line Stop and Valve                Insertion Services prepared by Ridgewood                Water, pursuant to Title 59

21-367    Award Contract – Line Stop Valve Insertion              Services (NTE $200,000) – Awards the first            year of a two-year contract to the sole                   responsible bidder, Carner Brothers, 10 Steel          Court, Roseland, NJ

21-368    Authorize Change Order and Rescind Resolution

          #21-333 - Ridgewood Water Headquarters

          (NTE $36,348.25) – Rescinds Resolution

          #21-333, which had the incorrect dollar                amount for the change order. In addition,            authorizes a change order, in the correct              dollar amount, to the original lowest                   responsible bidder, Adamo Brothers                     Construction, 1033 Alexander Avenue,                   Ridgefield, NJ. This change order is                necessary for additional work on wall                framing, sheetrock, and a new electric water           heater. 

 

15.  ORDINANCES – INTRODUCTION

 

3885 – Amend Chapter 145 – Fees – Graydon Pool, Tennis,        and Pickleball Membership Fees – Establishes the   membership fees for 2022, with no change in          price from 2021 membership fees

 

16.  ORDINANCES – PUBLIC HEARING

 

3878 – Amend Chapter 190 – Land Use and Development –          “H” Hospital District

3879 – Establish Standards for Electric Vehicle                Charging Spaces in New Developments

3880 – 2021 Management Salary Ordinance

3881 – 2022 Non-Union Salary Ordinance

3882 – 2022 Management Salary Ordinance

3883 – Amend Chapter 265 – Vehicles and Traffic –             Ridgewood Parking Permits Rules and Regulations           for Non-Residents

3884 – Amend Chapter 145 – Fees – Fees for Ridgewood           Parking Permits

 

17.  RESOLUTIONS

 

THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS, NUMBERED 21-369 THROUGH

21-393 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:

 

21-369    Approve 2022 Village Cash Management Plan -            Annual resolution which approves the Cash           Management Plan and Policy.  This Cash                Management Plan is to be used as a guide for           Village officials when depositing and                  investing the Village’s funds.   

21-370    Designate Official Newspapers for 2022 -              Annual resolution which designates The Record        and the Ridgewood News, and the Gannett Co.,              Inc. (the parent company of both newspapers)               as the official newspapers of the Village of            Ridgewood          

21-371    Approve 2022 Annual Meetings Statement -               Annual resolution which sets the schedule for        the Village Council Meetings for 2022

21-372    Award Contract – Preparation of 2022 Village           Council Meeting Minutes (NTE $7.50/page;        $17,000 total) - Awards a contract for             preparation of the 2022 Village Council           Meeting minutes to Irene Alvarez, d.b.a.          Alvarez Typing, 307 Allen Place, Ridgewood,        NJ as the sole responsible quote

21-373    Title 59 Approval – Landfill Disposal of               Solid Waste – Approves the plans and                    specifications for Landfill Disposal of Solid         Waste, prepared by the Ridgewood Water                    Department, pursuant to Title 59

21-374    Award Contract – Landfill Disposal of Solid            Waste (NTE $80.49/ton, $764,655 total) –           Awards the first year of a two-year contract             to the lowest responsible bidder, IWS                  Transfer Systems of NJ, Inc., 300 Frank W.              Burr Boulevard, Suite #39, Teaneck, NJ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21-375    Award Professional Services Contract –                 Pediatrician for Monthly Child Health Clinics           (NTE $1,950 per municipality/$5,850 total) -             Awards a Professional Services Contract to               Dr. Wayne Narucki, 33 Lincoln Avenue,                    Rutherford, NJ, as the sole quote received.             The Borough of Fair Lawn, the Borough of Glen           Rock, and the Village of Ridgewood will each               pay one-third the cost of this contract.

21-376    Award Professional Services Contract – Risk             Management Consultants (NTE $60,000) – Awards           a Professional Services contract under a

          non-fair and open contract to Brown and Brown           Metro, LLC, 56 Livingston Avenue, Roseland,              NJ. The hiring of a Risk Management                    Consultant is required under the Joint                 Insurance Fund’s bylaws, and the required Pay           to Play forms have been filed with the

          Village Clerk’s Office.

21-377    Award Professional Services Contract –                 Employee Assistance Program (NTE $5,000) -            Awards a non-exclusive Professional Services              Contract to West Bergen Mental Healthcare,              120 Chestnut Street, Ridgewood, NJ for an               Employee Assistance Program

21-378    Authorize Shared Services Agreement – 2022             Child Health Clinic (Fair Lawn & Glen Rock)             (NTE Maximum of $1,950 per municipality) -           Authorizes a Shared Services Agreement with               the Borough of Fair Lawn and the Borough of            Glen Rock for a Child Health Clinic. Each              municipality will pay one-third of the cost              for the program.

21-379    Authorize Shared Services Agreement – TV                Inspection of Sanitary Sewer Mains (Northwest           Bergen County Utilities Authority)(NTE $0.86               per foot, minimum payment $500/day) -                   Authorizes the second year of a two-year               Shared Services Agreement with the Northwest            Bergen County Utilities Authority for TV               Inspection of Water and Stormwater mains

21-380    Approve Budget Transfers - Annual                      resolution which transfers money in the 2021            budget from departments which have excess           funds to those departments which do not have              adequate funds

21-381    Establish 2022 Temporary Budgets - Approves            the 2022 Temporary Budgets for the General            budget, the Water Utility budget, and the               Parking Utility budget, which will fund               Village operations prior to the adoption of            the 2022 Budget

 

21-382    Authorize Cancellation of Emergency                    Appropriations for Damage Done by Hurricane            Ida– Current Fund and Water Utility Fund –           Cancels the emergency appropriations of                  $1,564,500 in the Current Fund and $75,000 in          the Water Utility Fund due to the fact that             Bond Ordinances #3874 and #3875 have been              adopted, so the emergency appropriations are             no longer necessary

21-383    Authorize Cancellation of Budget                       Appropriation Balances – Parking Utility –             Cancels the 2021 unexpended appropriation           balances in the Parking Utility of $80,000 in          Salaries & Wages and $120,000 in Other                 Expenses so that these balances may be                 credited to surplus, to offset the                       anticipated shortfall in parking revenues

21-384    Authorize Refund and Cancellation of Taxes             for Disabled Veteran - Block 2908, Lot 44 –

          Authorizes the Tax Collector to cancel                 property taxes paid on and after December 1,               2020, 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 December 1,              2020 which amount is $13,244.83. In addition,      property taxes for the first and 2nd quarter            of 2022, in the amount of $6,622 are also            cancelled.

21-385    Amend Resolution #21-233 – Body-Worn Camera            Grant Agreement – Amends Resolution #21-233             to include the grant agreement period for the      purchase of the body-worn cameras for the               Ridgewood Police Department

21-386    Resolution on Opioid Litigation Settlement –            Establishes that the Village of Ridgewood is            going to opt-in to nationwide settlements to              resolve all opioid litigation brought by               states and local political subdivisions                 against the three largest pharmaceutical                distributors of opioids. These settlements             will provide substantial funds to states and              subdivisions for abatement of the opioid               epidemic across the country and will impose             transformative changes in the way the                  settling defendants conduct their business.

21-387    Appoint Joint Insurance Fund Commissioner -            Appoints Heather Mailander, Village                   Manager/Village Clerk, as the JIF Fund                 Commissioner for 2022

 

21-388    Appoint Public Agency Compliance Officer               (P.A.C.O.) - Designates Heather Mailander,             Village Manager, as the P.A.C.O. for the             Village of Ridgewood for the calendar year            2022

21-389    Appoint Member to Library Board of Trustees –          Appoints Gail Campbell to a term that will            expire on December 31, 2026

32-390    Appoint Members to Stigma Free Task Force –            Appoints Dawn Cetrulo and Danielle Fabrizio               as Stigma Free Ambassadors; Police Chief              Jacqueline Luthcke or designee; Rosemary Klie       Village resident working in Mental                    Healthcare; and Jan Bottcher, Village                 resident, to terms expiring 12/31/2022. Also         appoints Sheila Brogan, Board of Education               representative; Danielle Pagani, Village               Staff in non-emergency position; Fire Chief            John Judge or designee; Mary Davey, Village            resident working in Mental Healthcare; and             Betty Friedel, Village resident, to terms              expiring 12/31/2023.

21-391    Appoint Members to Green Ridgewood Committee           - Appoints the following as liaisons:                   Saurabh Dani – Ridgewood Board of Education            Representative, Jill Fasano – Village                 Representative, and Mary Mogerly – Parks,              Recreation, and Conservation Board                    Representative for terms expiring on                  12/31/22; and as a Citizen Member: Bob Upton

          for a term expiring on 12/31/2024

21-392    Appoint Members to Ridgewood Green Team               Advisory Committee – Appoints Anthony                 Mauriello and Eleanor Gruber to three-year            terms expiring on December 31, 2024; Justin             Manger and Anthea Zito to terms expiring on             12/31/2023; and Krisha Anant and Sofia

          Morino as student liaisons to terms expiring            on June 30, 2022

21-393    Appoint Members to Ridgewood Shade Tree                Commission – Appoints Carolyn Jacoby to a              five-year term expiring on 12/31/2026

 

THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS, NUMBERED 21-394 THROUGH

21-396, WILL BE CONSIDERED SEPARATELY AND READ IN FULL:

 

21-394    Extend Dining Corrals through March 2022

21-395    Rules and Regulations for Outdoor Cafes               through March 2022

21-396    Appoint Member to Planning Board

 

18.  Comments from the Public (Not to Exceed 5 minutes per person)

19.  Resolution to go into Closed Session

 

20.  Closed Session

 

     Personnel – Appointments to Boards and Committees;             Annual Performance Evaluation of                           Village Manager

 

21.  Adjournment          

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THE RIDGEWOOD VILLAGE COUNCIL

PUBLIC WORKSHOP AGENDA

DECEMBER 1, 2021

7:30 P.M.

 

1.         7:30 pm – Call to Order – Mayor

2.         Statement of Compliance with Open Public Meeting Act

            Mayor: “Adequate notice of this meeting has been provided by a posting on the bulletin    board in Village Hall, by mail to the Ridgewood News, The Record, and by submission      to all persons entitled to same as provided by law of a schedule including the date and          time of this meeting.”

3.         Roll Call – Village Clerk                                                                                                       

4.         Flag Salute/Moment of Silence

5.         Swearing-in of Councilman Paul Vagianos

            a.         Reading of Certificate of Election of Paul Vagianos - Heather A. Mailander, Village                         Manager/Village Clerk

 

            b.         Oath of Office Administered to Paul Vagianos by Mayor Susan Knudsen

           

            c.         Remarks by Councilman Vagianos

 

            d.         Roll Call of New Village Council – Heather A. Mailander, Village Manager/Village                         Clerk

 

6.         Public Comments (Not to Exceed 3 Minutes per Person - 40 Minutes in Total)

7.         Manager’s Report

8.         Council Reports

9.         Presentation

a.         The Land Conservancy of New Jersey – Open Space Plan Update and Environmental Resource Inventory

 

10.       Discussion

            a.         Ridgewood Water

                        1.         Award Second Year Sole Source Contract – Software Support SCADA

                        2.         Award Contract – Furnishing and Delivering Sodium Hypochlorite Solution

                        3.         Award Contract – Pipes, Appurtenances and Service Materials

                        4.         Award Contract – Line Stop Valve Insertion Services

                        5.         Amend Change Order – Ridgewood Water New Facility

                       

            b.         Parking - None

                       

            c.         Budget

1.         Budget Transfer Resolution

2.         Establish 2022 Temporary Budget

3.         Cancellation of Emergency Appropriations – Current Fund

4.         Cancellation of Budget Appropriations – Parking Utility

5.         Property Tax Exemption for Disabled Veteran

6.         Award Contract – Landfill Disposal of Solid Waste

                        7.         Award Professional Services – Medical Check-ups and Child

            Immunizations

8.         Results of Rebid for Body Shop Services

9.         Award Contract – Preparation of 2022 Village Council Meeting Minutes

10.       Additional Award – Yard Waste Disposal

11.       Award Professional Services – Risk Management Consultants

 

d.         Policy

 

  1. Amend Resolution 21-233 – Body-Worn Camera Grant Agreement
  2. Opioid Litigation Participation
  3. Fees – Graydon Pool and Tennis Membership for 2022
  4. Zoning Board of Adjustment – Annual Report
  5. Dining Corrals
  6. Outdoor Cafes

 

e.         Operations

 

1.         Authorize Shared Services Agreement – 2022 Child Health Clinic

 

11.       Review of December 8, 2021 Public Meeting Agenda         

12.       Public Comments (Not to Exceed 5 Minutes per Person)

13.       Closed   

            1.         Legal – Giardini v. VOR; Town Garage Update

 

14.       Adjournment

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