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VILLAGE OF RIDGEWOOD
REGULAR PUBLIC MEETING
FEBRUARY 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.
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3. Roll Call - Village Clerk
4. Flag Salute and Moment of Silence
5. Acceptance of Financial Reports
6. Approval of Minutes
A. Read Across America Day
B. Super Science Saturday
C. Recognize 100th Anniversary of Ridgewood Water
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
21-17 Authorize 2021 Temporary Water Utility Capital Budget – Approves a temporary Water Capital Budget to appropriate money for the down payment for the water capital bond ordinance for the design work for well rehabilitation and well treatment for the Ravine well and the New Marr well
12. ORDINANCES – INTRODUCTION – RIDGEWOOD WATER
3841 – Design Work for Well Rehabilitation and Well Treatment – Ravine Well and New Marr Well ($602,000) – Appropriates this money for design work for well rehabilitation and PFAS treatment for the Ravine and New Marr wells
13. ORDINANCES - PUBLIC HEARING – RIDGEWOOD WATER
14. RESOLUTIONS – RIDGEWOOD WATER
THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS, NUMBERED 21-18 THROUGH 21-25 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:
21-18 Title 59 Approval – Laboratory Analysis Services – Approves the plans and specifications for Annual Laboratory Analysis Services prepared by Ridgewood Water, pursuant to Title 59
21-19 Award Contract – Laboratory Analysis Services (NTE $256,502) – Awards the first year of a two-year contract to the sole responsible bidder, Aqua Pro-Tech, Inc., 1275 Bloomfield Avenue, Suite 37, Fairfield, NJ
21-20 Award Contract Under Bergen County Contract – Materials and Supplies for Water Main Repairs (NTE $70,000) - Awards a contract under Bergen County Contract to Braen Stone Industries, Inc., 400-402 Central Avenue, Haledon, NJ
21-21 Award Additional Award of Contract Under State Contract – Bituminous Concrete and Various Road Materials (NTE $16,000) – Awards an additional award of contract to the original vendor, Braen Stone Industries, Inc., 400-402 Central Avenue, Haledon, NJ. This additional money is necessary due to unanticipated water main break repairs, valve, hydrants and other system repairs and replacements.
21-22 Authorize Change Order – Improvements to Well Houses and Transfer Stations – Southside, Eder and Lakeview (NTE $121,563.30) – Authorizes Change Order #1 to the original contractor, B. Puntesecca Contractors, Inc., 210 Willow Avenue, Hackensack, NJ. This change order is necessary in order to complete mechanical and electric work that was not part of the base contract
21-23 Establish Interest Rates for Delinquent Payments to the Water Utility for 2021 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.
21-24 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
21-25 Authorize Execution of Contract with Invoice Cloud for Payment Processing – Authorizes the execution of contract with Invoice Cloud, which contract was previously awarded by the Village Council. This contract has also been approved by the Village Finance Department and the Village Attorney.
15. ORDINANCES – INTRODUCTION
3842 – Amend Chapter 145 Fees – Pickleball Fees – Establishes the pickleball fees for 2021
3843 – Amend Chapter 26 - Green Team – Membership – Amends the membership of the Green Team, by increasing it by one member, a student liaison, who is a resident of the Village of Ridgewood
3844 – Amend Chapter 190 – Land Use and Development – Stormwater Management Regulations – Amends the Stormwater Management Regulations in order to be in compliance with the requirements set forth by the NJ Department of Environmental Protection
3845 – Amend Chapter 258 – Towing – Amends the regulations for those who tow vehicles in the Village of Ridgewood
3846 – Amend Chapter 145 – Fees – Towing Fees – Establishes various towing fees in the Village of Ridgewood
3847 – Amend Chapter 249 – Streets and Sidewalks – Street Opening Permit Regulations – Establishes the requirement for street opening permits for any and all contracts proposed by the Village of Ridgewood and mandates that all information required for a street opening permit must be filed with the Ridgewood Engineering Division.
3848 – Amend Chapter 55 – Open Space, Recreation, Farmland, and Historic Preservation Committee – Extends the terms of the Village resident members of this committee from one year to two years, with staggered terms. Also changes the term from a calendar year to July 1st through June 30th.
3849 – Amend Chapter 145 Fees – Significant Sewer Discharger Fees – Establishes significant sewer discharger fees for 2021
16. ORDINANCES – PUBLIC HEARING
3835 – Fire Department Salary Ordinance
3836 - Bond Ordinance – Street Paving and Streetscape ($2,500,000)
3837 – Amendment to Local Supplemental Violations Bureau Schedule of Designated Offenses and Payable Amounts
3838 – Establish Stop Signs at Eastside Avenue, Albert Place and Maxwell Place
3839 – Supervisors Salary Ordinance
17. ORDINANCE – CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING
3834 – Authorize Renewal of PILOT Agreement-Ridgecrest
THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS, NUMBERED 21-26 THROUGH
21-38, 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:
21-26 Authorize Execution of Contract – E-Ticketing Hosting Services – Authorizes the Mayor and Village Clerk to execute the Contract between Mobizent, LLC and the Village of Ridgewood to enable the Village to supply hosting services to other Police Departments in NJ, so that the other Police Departments can issue E-Tickets for motor vehicle and parking infractions and interface with the State of NJ Administrative Office of the Courts
21-27 Award Contract – Swift 911 Emergency Alert and Notification System ($8,500) – Awards a contract to Rave Wireless, Inc., d/b/a Rave Mobile Safety,(formerly SwiftReach Networks, LLC), 14 Industrial Avenue, Suite 4, Mahwah, NJ. The cost of this will be split 60% paid by Ridgewood Water and 40% paid by the Village of Ridgewood.
21-28 Award Contract Under Bergen County Contract – Untreated Rock Salt (NTE $54.41/ton) – Awards a contract under County Contract to Chemical Equipment Labs, Inc., 3920 Providence Road, Suite A, Newtown, PA
21-29 Award Contract Under Sourcewell Cooperative Purchasing Contract – Leasing/Maintenance for Police Vehicles (NTE $42,000/year) – Awards a three-year leasing/maintenance contract for five vehicles for use by the Police Department
21-30 Award Professional Services Contract - 2021 Land Surveying Services Retainer for Preparation of Tax Assessment Map (NTE $1,700) - Awards a Professional Services contract to Daniel M. Dunn, of Dunn Surveying and Mapping, P.A., 40 East Prospect Street, Waldwick, NJ
21-31 Establish Interest Rate for Delinquent Taxes and Non-Payment of Other Municipal Liens for 2021 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.
21-32 Establish Interest Rates for Delinquent Payments for Significant Sewer Discharger Bills for 2021 - 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.
21-33 Endorse Community Development Block Grant – Family Promise of Bergen County – Empowering Homeless Families with Resiliency - Confirms endorsement of a $24,475 CDB grant. This resolution does not obligate the financial resources of the Village but will expedite the expenditure of Community Development funds.
21-34 Authorize Issuance of Duplicate Tax Sale Certificate – Authorizes the Tax Collector to issue a duplicate Tax Sale Certificate to B&C Realty Associates, LLC for Block 2201, Lot 4 due to the fact that B&C Realty has filed an Affidavit of Loss, and has paid the required fee for the duplicate Tax Sale Certificate
21-35 Support NJ Wildlife Action Plan – Pledges to take steps with regard to municipal land use decisions to make the Village of Ridgewood an ecologically sustainable community
21-36 Approve 2020 Budget Reserve Transfers - Transfers money in the 2020 budget from departments which have excess funds to those departments which do not have adequate funds
21-37 Appoint Members to Parks, Recreation, Conservation Board – Appoints Ashley Chauvin to a term that will expire on 12/31/2023
21-38 Appoint Member to Library Board of Trustees – Appoints Carolyn Cain Holt to a term that will expire on 12/31/2025
19. Comments from the Public (Not to Exceed 5 minutes per person)
20. Resolution to go into Closed Session
21. Closed Session
a. Legal – 1057 Hillcrest Road; One Village,
One Vote Litigation; Maintenance of Private Property
b. Personnel – Fire Department; Emergency Services
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