20201109 - Village Council Regular Public Meeting

VILLAGE OF RIDGEWOOD
VILLAGE COUNCIL
REGULAR PUBLIC MEETING
NOVEMBER 9, 2020
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

     Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over – 2020 Year End     Holiday Statewide Crackdown

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.

 

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.  ORDINANCES – INTRODUCTION – RIDGEWOOD WATER

     NONE

12.  ORDINANCES - PUBLIC HEARING – RIDGEWOOD WATER

     NONE

13.  RESOLUTIONS – RIDGEWOOD WATER

THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS, NUMBERED 20-336 THROUGH

20-340 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:

20-336    Title 59 Approval – Well Improvements –                Approves the plans and specifications for             2020 Well Improvements prepared by Ridgewood              Water, pursuant to Title 59

20-337    Award Contract – Well Improvements ($744,850)           – Awards a contract to the sole responsible           bidder, William Stothoff Company, Inc., 110            River Road, Flemington, NJ

20-338    Award Professional Services Contract –                 Various Transmission and Distribution                Infrastructure Improvements (NTE $194,765) –              Awards a non-fair and open contract to                 Suburban Consulting Engineers, Inc., 96 U.S.            Highway 206, Flanders, NJ. The required Pay            to Play forms have been filed with the                Village Clerk’s Office.

20-339    Award Professional Services Contract –                 Attorneys for PFAS Insurance Recovery –                Awards a Professional Services Contract to            the law firm of Eisenstein Malanchuck, LLP,              1048 Potomac Street NW, Washington, D.C., on               a contingency basis. This contract shall                incur no cost to the Village for insurance             recovery and services litigation other than               the time of the Village and Water Department              employees, staff and attorney that may be               needed to assist in the litigation.   

20-340    Adopt PFAS Master Plan – PFAS Planning and              Treatment Study – Adopts the Ridgewood Water            – PFAS Planning and Treatment Study which           will provide guidance to Ridgewood Water               Staff and professionals as the Village                 embarks on proposed design and construction            of no less than four years, at a cost of no               less than $100 million of capital investment           for proper mitigation of PFAS contaminants

14.  ORDINANCES – INTRODUCTION

3824 – Amend Chapter 215 – Peace and Good Order -              Establish Regulations for Municipal Parking          Facilities – Establishes rules and regulations            for all municipal parking facilities, including             the Hudson Street garage

3825 – Amend Chapter 145 – Fees – Hudson Street Parking   Lot Permit – Deletes the fees for the Hudson            Street parking lot only

3826 – Amend Chapter 265 – Vehicles and Traffic –             Permit Parking – Amends the locations where the             Ridgewood Premium Parking Permit, the Ridgewood        Non-Premium Parking Permit, and the Ridgewood        Non-Resident Parking Permit can be used. It also   indicates that the Ridgewood Parking Permits are     not required in any lots or in the Hudson Street     garage after 12:00 Noon on all days; however,        the parking is limited to 3-hours in these             locations, during regularly metered hours. The            Train Station Parking lot does not require a            parking permit on Saturdays, but payment must be       made during metered hours.  In addition, the            Ridgewood Parking permits shall not be used in          the Chestnut, Walnut, or Prospect Street lots,           Monday through Friday, but may be used in these        lots on Saturday.

3827 – 2020 Non-Union Salary Ordinance - Establishes           salaries and various employment criteria for            non-union personnel for 2020

3828 – 2020 Management Salary Ordinance - Establishes          salaries and various employment criteria for            management personnel for 2020

3829 - 2021 Non-Union Salary Ordinance - Establishes           salaries and various employment criteria for            non-union personnel for 2021

3830 – 2021 Management Salary Ordinance - Establishes          salaries and various employment criteria for            management personnel for 2021

3831 – Amend Various Salary Ordinances – Amends various   salary ordinances to include new titles and            stipends received by Village employees

3832 – Special Emergency Ordinance to Appropriate              $2,047,254, Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic          Public Health Emergency – Appropriates this          money to pay for various expenses related to the   COVID-19 pandemic Public Health Emergency

15.  ORDINANCES – PUBLIC HEARING

3815 – Amend Chapter 265 – Vehicles and Traffic –              Placement of Stop Signs in Various Locations      

3816 – Amend Chapter 190 – Land Use and Development –          Affordable Housing – Require an Affordable                 Housing Set-Aside

3817 – Amend Chapter 190 – Land Use and Development –          Affordable Housing – Create the AH-3 Affordable           Housing Zone District

3818 – Amend Chapter 190 – Land Use and Development -          Affordable Housing – Amend B-1 and B-2 Districts

3819 – Amend Chapter 190 – Land Use and Development –          Affordable Housing - Create the B-3 Zone             District

3820 – Affordable Housing Administration Ordinance        Development Fees

3821 – Amend Chapter 145 – Fees - Graydon Pool                 Membership Fees and Other Graydon Pool Fees   

3822 – Amend Chapter 145 – Fees – Tennis Badge Fees 3823 – Amend Chapter 145 – Fees - Day Camp Fees

16.  RESOLUTIONS

THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS, NUMBERED 20-341 THROUGH

20-362 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:

20-341    Award Contract Under State Contract – Graydon           Pool      Wellhead Repair (NTE $44,000) – Awards a           contract under State Contract to Rapid Pump &          Meter Service Co., Inc., 285 Straight Street,         Paterson, NJ

20-342    Award Professional Services Contract – Valley          Hospital, Department of Community Health and           Community Benefit – Public Health and Nursing          Services (NTE $11,853.01) - Awards a contract        for the provision of public health and                 nursing services for childhood immunizations,          blood pressure clinics, nursing supervision,       and infectious disease reports

20-343    Award Professional Services Contract –                  Pediatrician for Monthly Child Health Clinics           (NTE $5,850) - Awards a Professional Services          Contract to Dr. Wayne Narucki, 33 Lincoln             Avenue, Rutherford, NJ. 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.

20-344    Authorize Shared Services Agreement – 2021             Child Health Clinics (Fair Lawn and Glen           Rock) - 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 $1,950,               which is one-third of the cost for the                  program.

20-345    Authorize 2020 Budget Transfers - Annual                resolution which transfers money from                  departments which have excess funds to those             departments which do not have adequate funds

20-346    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

20-347    Authorize Cancellation of General Capital               Ordinance Balances – Cancels the unexpended            balances that remain dedicated to capital             projects now completed or changed in scope

20-348    Authorize Submission of Application for 2021           Recreational Opportunities for Individuals             with      Disabilities (ROID) Grant – Authorizes            the submission of an application for this            $20,000 grant. The Village will be required            to provide 20% matching funds for this grant            ($4,000).

20-349    Declare Property Surplus – Fire Department –            Declares damaged fire hose which is not                    suitable for repair and no longer needed for               public use, surplus property and authorizes               the Village Manager to dispose of said                  property

20-350    Accept Donation of Fire Suppression Equipment           for Mobile Concession Stand – Accepts the             $3,200 donation from the Ridgewood Junior              Football Association for fire suppression               equipment for the mobile concession stand.             The Ridgewood Junior Football Association             does not currently have any applications              before any Village Boards or Committees.

20-351    Adopt Update of Bergen County’s Multi-                 Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan -                Adopts the Bergen County Multi-Jurisdictional       Hazard Mitigation Plan as an official plan of         the Village of Ridgewood and designates the             Emergency Management Coordinator to                    coordinate with the various Village                    departments to pursue implementation of the            plan.

20-352    Authorize Submission of Pre-Application to             Green Acres for Green Acres Diversion –                 Authorizes the submission of a pre-                    application for the major diversion of                  parkland at 308-316 South Broad Street to               correct a long-standing situation wherein               designated parkland was sold and developed             into affordable housing. The Village is                proposing sufficient replacement land as           parkland, by creating an easement for                  parkland on Marlborough Road (a paper street)           and designating the area at the end of the            cul de sac of Hammond Road, as open space           properties.

20-353    Approve 2020 Holiday Parking Plan in Central            Business District – Designates that all store         and business owners; employees in the Central      Business District; shoppers; diners; and               people doing business in the CBD be granted             free parking at all meters/kiosks in parking            lots in the Central Business District                    including the Ridgewood train station                  commuter parking meters and in the Hudson               Street Garage on December 5, 12, and 19,               2020. Although the parking in all of these              locations is free on these dates, there shall      be a 3-hour time limit during the hours when               meters/kiosks are usually in effect.

20-354    Establish Rules and Regulations for Virtual             Meetings – Establishes rules and regulations               for virtual meetings, as required by the               Division of Local Government Services’ Local               Finance Notice 2020-21

20-355    Authorize Application to Division of Local              Government Services – Special Emergency               Appropriations – Authorizes the Village to             submit an application to the Division of              Local Government Services for special                   emergency appropriations for expenses due to            the COVID-19 pandemic

20-356    Authorize Settlement of Claim – Oak Manor               Apartment Building ($10,000) – Authorizes the           payment of a settlement of claim for damage               done to the Oak Manor Apartment Building by a       Village sanitation truck

20-357    Appoint Members to Parks, Recreation and                Conservation Board – Appoints William Riker,            Jr. and David Sayles to three-year terms that         shall expire on December 31, 2022

20-358    Appoint Member to Shade Tree Commission –              Appoints Steve Freides as an Alternate #2             Member to the Shade Tree Commission, to a              term that will expire on December 31, 2024

20-359    Appoint Member to Ridgewood Arts Council –             Appoints Julie Mchedlishvili to a term that           shall expire on June 30, 2021

20-360    Appoint Member to Central Business District            Advisory Committee – Appoints Maximilian              Viola as a member of the Ridgewood Guild, to           replace Kathryn Schmidt, which term shall               expire on June 30, 2021

20-361    Authorize Payment of Attorney Fees – One               Village, One Vote Lawsuit ($11,257.50) –              Authorizes the payment of Attorney’s fees to            the attorneys for the plaintiffs in the               One Village, One Vote litigation as ordered            by Superior Court Judge Estella De La Cruz

20-362    Authorize Execution of Addendum One-Year               Lease of the Gate House at the Irene                  Habernickel Family Park - HealthBarn, USA,              Inc. – Authorizes the addendum of the                   one-year lease of the Gate House at the Irene           Habernickel Family Park, through January 31,            2022, between the Village of Ridgewood and            HealthBarn, USA, Inc., to be executed by the               Mayor and Village Clerk

   

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

18.  Resolution to go into Closed Session

19.  Closed Session

     Personnel – Appointments to Boards/Committees

20.  Adjournment

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