20210113 - Village of Ridgewood Regular Public Meeting

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VILLAGE OF RIDGEWOOD
VILLAGE COUNCIL
REGULAR PUBLIC MEETING
JANUARY 13, 2021
8:00 P.M
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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 djackson@ridgewoodnj.net,   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

 

7.   Proclamations

 

     Jamboree Days

 

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.  RESOLUTIONS

 

21-02      Authorize Temporary Capital Budget - Approves           a temporary Capital Budget to appropriate           money for the down payment for the general            capital bond ordinance for the 2021 road           resurfacing, streetscape, and other related             road work

 

12.  ORDINANCES – INTRODUCTION – RIDGEWOOD WATER

 

     NONE

 

13.  ORDINANCES - PUBLIC HEARING – RIDGEWOOD WATER

 

     NONE

 

14.  RESOLUTIONS – RIDGEWOOD WATER

 

     NONE

 

15.  ORDINANCES – INTRODUCTION

 

3835 – Fire Department Salary Ordinance - Sets the        salaries for the FMBA and FMBA/SOA for the years       2019-2022

3836 - Bond Ordinance – Street Paving and Streetscape          ($2,500,000) – Appropriates this money for the          2021 street paving, streetscape, and other             related road work

3837 – Amendment to Local Supplemental Violations               Bureau Schedule of Designated Offenses and                  Payable Amounts – Amends the Violations Bureau          Schedule of Designated Offenses and Payable          Amounts to bring the fines charged in line with        those charged by other Municipal Courts in                Bergen County

3838 – Establish Stop Signs at Eastside Avenue, Albert        Place and Maxwell Place – Establishes Stop Signs     at Albert Place and Maxwell Place at their             intersection with Eastside Avenue

3839 – Supervisors Salary Ordinance – Sets the salaries   for the Supervisors Group for the years 2020 -          2023

 

16.  ORDINANCES – PUBLIC HEARING

 

3833 – Amend Chapter 265 – Vehicles and Traffic –              Establish Stop Signs at Shelton Road and Steilen     Avenue

3834 – Authorize Renewal of PILOT Agreement-Ridgecrest

 

17.  RESOLUTIONS

 

THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS, NUMBERED 21-03 THROUGH 21-15 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:

 

21-03      Authorize 2021 Temporary Budgets - Approves            the 2021 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 2021 Budget

21-04     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              2021. 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 2021.

21-05     Award Contract – Kitchen Renovation – Fire             Department (NTE $25,553) – Awards a contract           to the lowest quote received from Dayson’s            Kitchen and Bath, 12 Sunflower Avenue,                 Paramus, NJ

21-06      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

21-07      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

21-08      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.

21-09      Increase 2021 Deferred School Taxes -                  Increases deferred school taxes from                   $48,977,618.54 to $49,696,739.54, an increase          of $719,121.00 from 12/31/2019 to 12/31/2020

21-10      Adopt Notice of Tort Claim Form – Adopts a             template for an updated Notice of Tort Claim               Form, which includes contact information and            reflects HIPAA information. This has been           recommended by the Joint Insurance Fund.  

21-11     Endorse Application for Community Development           Block Grant – SHARE, Inc. – 104 Cottage Place       – Public Bathroom Addition - Confirms                 endorsement of a $30,000 CDB grant. This               resolution does not obligate the financial             resources of the Village but will expedite             the expenditure of Community Development              funds.

21-12      Endorse Application for Community Development           Block Grant – SHARE, Inc. – 130 Prospect           Street – Renovation of Bathrooms and Powder               Room - Confirms endorsement of a $150,000 CDB        grant. This resolution does not obligate the            financial resources of the Village but will            expedite the expenditure of Community                Development funds.

21-13      Authorize Execution of Stipulation of                  Settlement for Tax Appeal for Pondview                 Medical Building – Authorizes the execution               of a Stipulation of Settlement for the tax             appeal filed by the owners of the Pondview            Medical Building located at 1124 East                   Ridgewood Avenue

21-14      Authorize Disbursement of Affordable Housing            Trust Fund Money to 257 Ridgewood Avenue           Associates and United Way for Special Needs            Housing - Authorizes the release of                    $500,000.00 from the Village’s Affordable              Housing Trust Fund to 257 Ridgewood Avenue           Associates and Bergen County United Way for           the specific purpose of developing and                  constructing Affordable Special Needs Housing           at the Enclave project, and authorizes the               necessary Village staff to execute the                necessary documents 

21-15      Appoint Member to Parks, Recreation, and                Conservation Board – Appoints Richard Brooks            to a term which shall expire on December 31,           2023

 

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

 

19.  Adjournment

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