20210310 - Village Council Regular Public Meeting Agenda

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VILLAGE OF RIDGEWOOD

VILLAGE COUNCIL

REGULAR PUBLIC MEETING

MARCH 10, 2021

8:00 P.M.

 

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.

 

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  • 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

 

  1. Proclaim March Red Cross Month
  2. Proclaim March Colorectal Cancer Awareness      Month
  3. 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.

 

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.  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. 

    C.   RESOLUTIONS

 

     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

 

     NONE

 

 

 

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

 

18.  RESOLUTIONS

 

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

 

22.  Adjournment

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