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VILLAGE OF RIDGEWOOD
REGULAR PUBLIC MEETING
APRIL 14, 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.
- 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 email@example.com, 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
A. Proclaim April as Tree Planting Month and April 20, 2021 as Arbor Day
B. Proclaim April 1-30, 2021 Distracted Driving Crackdown Campaign
C. Proclaim May 2-8, 2021 National Drinking Water Week
D. Proclaim May as Building Safety Month
E. Proclaim May as Older Americans Month
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
11. ORDINANCE - PUBLIC HEARING – ORDINANCE #3850 – Establish a CAP Bank
12. 2021 Budget Hearing
a. Overview of 2021 Budget
b. Village Council’s Comments
c. Public Hearing on 2021 Budget
13. ORDINANCES – INTRODUCTION – RIDGEWOOD WATER
14. ORDINANCES - PUBLIC HEARING – RIDGEWOOD WATER
3851 – Bond Ordinance - Water Utility Capital
3852 – Amend Chapter 145 Fees – Water Rates and PFAS Treatment Charge
15. RESOLUTIONS – RIDGEWOOD WATER
THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS, NUMBERED 21-75 THROUGH
21-82 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:
21-75 Award Contract – Software Support – SCADA System (NTE $18,922.97) – Awards a contract to the sole source provider, Emerson Process Management Power & Water Solutions, Inc., 200 Beta Drive, Pittsburgh, PA
21-76 Title 59 Approval – Passaic Valley Water Commission Interconnection – Approves the plans and specifications for Passaic Valley Water Commission Interconnection prepared by Ridgewood Water, pursuant to Title 59
21-77 Award Contract – Passaic Valley Water Commission Interconnection (NTE $3,547,270) – Awards a contract to the lowest responsible bidder, Onque Technologies, Inc., 297-146 Kinderkamack Road, Suite 101, Oradell, NJ
21-78 Award Contract Under National Joint Powers Alliance Cooperative Purchasing Contract – Various Maintenance Materials and Supplies (NTE $85,000) – Awards a contract under National Joint Powers Alliance Cooperative Purchasing Contract to Grainger, Government Call Center, 1001 Hadley Road, South Plainfield, NJ
21-79 Award Professional Services Contract – Consultant for Linwood Well Green Acres Diversion (NTE $26,000) – Awards a non-fair and open Professional Services Contract to Topology, NJ, LLC, 19 Hughes Place, Summit, NJ. The required Pay to Play forms have been submitted to the Village Clerk’s Office.
21-80 Award Professional Services Contract – PFAS Treatment Plant – Ravine Well Site (NTE $496,500) – Awards a Professional Services Contract to Mott MacDonald, 111 Wood Avenue South, Iselin, NJ. The required Pay to Play forms have been filed with the Village Clerk’s Office.
21-81 Authorize Change Order – Water Main Replacement – Jefferson Street and Salem Lane (NTE $107,150) – Authorizes this change order to the original lowest responsible bidder, OnQue Technologies, Inc., 297-146 Kinderkamack Road, Oradell, NJ. This change order is required to complete the installation of the new water mains and associated service connections.
21-82 Support Application for Funding for Ridgewood Water Improvement Projects – Supports the application of Ridgewood Water for a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, to fund the construction of drinking water treatment to remove PFAS from the raw, untreated drinking water which Ridgewood Water receives from aquifers
16. ORDINANCES – INTRODUCTION
17. ORDINANCES – PUBLIC HEARING
3854 – Bond Ordinance - General Capital
3855 - Bond Ordinance - Parking Utility Capital
3856 – Amend Chapter 265 – Vehicles and Traffic – Establish Glenwood Road as a One-Way Street
3857 – Amend Chapter 258 – Towing Regulations
3858 – Amend Chapter 145 – Fees – Towing Fees
3859 – Bond Ordinance – Cancellation of a Funded Debt Authorization and Authorize Transfer of Amount to Capital Surplus Fund Balance
18. ORDINANCE – CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING
3834 – Authorize Renewal of PILOT Agreement-Ridgecrest
THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS, NUMBERED 21-83 THROUGH
21-107 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:
21-83 Award Contract – Disposal of Ground Yard Waste and Grass Clippings (NTE $42,000) – Awards a contract to RVH Mulch Supply, Inc., 455 West Main Street, Wyckoff, NJ
21-84 Award Contract – Phase II of Drainage Work to Address Notice of Violation from Bergen County – Drainage System at Fleet Garage (NTE $35,450) – Awards a contract to the lowest responsible quote from OnQue Technologies, Inc., 297-146 Kinderkamack Road, Oradell, NJ
21-85 Title 59 Approval – Plans for Franklin Avenue/North Maple Avenue Corridor Improvements – Approves the plans and specifications for Franklin Avenue/North Maple Avenue Corridor Improvements prepared by the Ridgewood Engineering Division for the Bergen County Department of Planning and Engineering, pursuant to Title 59
21-86 Title 59 Approval – Plans for Berm at Schedler Park Property – Approves the plans and specifications for the Schedler Park Berm Construction Boulder Wall Option, prepared by the Ridgewood Engineering Division for the Bergen County Department of Planning and Engineering, pursuant to Title 59
21-87 Title 59 Approval – Irrigation System Services for Parks and Recreation Department – Approves the plans and specifications for Irrigation System Services for the Village Parks and Recreation Department in the Village of Ridgewood, prepared by the Ridgewood Parks and Recreation Department, pursuant to Title 59
21-88 Award Contract – Irrigation System Services for Parks and Recreation Department (NTE $18,000) – Awards a contract to the lowest responsible bidder, Sprinkler Guy, 40-15 Berdan Avenue, Fair Lawn, NJ
21-89 Award Contract under Bergen County Cooperative Purchasing Program – Bituminous Concrete Plus Various Road Repair Materials (NTE $30,000) – Awards a contract under County Contract to Stone Industries, Inc., 400-402 Central Avenue, Haledon, NJ
21-90 Award Contract under State Contract – Unleaded Gasoline and Diesel and Fuel (NTE $370,000) – Awards a contract under State Contract to Racheles/Micheles, 116 Keller Road, Clifton, NJ
21-91 Award Contract under State Contract – Tires (NTE $59,000) – Awards a contract under State Contract to Hudson Tire Exchange, 212 Hudson Street, Hackensack, NJ and Custom Bandag, 401 East Linden Avenue, Linden, NJ
21-92 Award Contract under State Contract – Parts and Services – Fleet Services (NTE $175,000) – Awards a contract under State Contract to various vendors for various parts and services
21-93 Award Contract – Graydon Pool Concession Refreshment Service – Awards a contract to the sole proposal from Michael Sims, Mellsworth Foods, Inc., 102 East Main Street, Ramsey, NJ in the amount of $10,000 payable to the Village of Ridgewood
21-94 Award Contract – Additional Project Closeout Services – Environmental Technical Support – Hudson Street Lot (NTE $13,000) – Awards an additional amount of funding to the Village’s Licensed Site Remediation Professional for the Hudson Street Garage project for additional project closeout services to First Environment, 91 Fulton Street, Boonton, NJ
21-95 Award Additional Award of Contract – Kings Pond Park Development Phase II (NTE $8,000) – Awards additional work to extend the stone dust path and aerating and over-seeding the entire grassed area of the King’s Pond Park project
21-96 Authorize Shared Services Agreement – ADA Cooperative Curb Ramp Grant Program for the County Road Resurfacing Program (Bergen County) – Authorizes the execution of an ADA Cooperative Curb Ramp Grant Program Agreement with Bergen County for the Bergen County Road Resurfacing Program. This will require the Village to construct ADA ramps for sidewalks and curb areas adjacent to the County roads to be resurfaced.
21-97 Authorize Shared Services Agreement – County Road Resurfacing Program (Bergen County) – Authorizes the execution of a Shared Services Agreement for the County Road Resurfacing Program with the County of Bergen. The Village will provide replacement castings for any manhole frames and covers that require replacement, and the County contractor will install them in the County roads to be resurfaced, free of charge. The Agreement will also prohibit pay for uniformed police protection for the County Road Resurfacing projects.
21-98 Authorize Execution of Memorandum of Understanding with Bergen County Department of Health Services – Grants for Various Public Health Initiatives – Authorizes the execution of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Bergen County Department of Health Services for acting as the Lead Agency for administering State of NJ grants to provide health-related services to the Ridgewood Health Department and the Village of Ridgewood
21-99 Approve Eagle Scout Project – Honoring Major Thomas B. McGuire – Approves the Eagle Scout Project of Nick Galis, which will honor Major Thomas B. McGuire, a former resident of the Village. This project will include installation of a commemorative plaque honoring Major McGuire, as well as landscaping improvements to Memorial Park at Van Neste Square
21-100 Endorse Application for Community Development Block Grant – Care Plus NJ – Air Filtration Upgrades at Group Home - Confirms endorsement of a $17,820 CDB grant. This resolution does not obligate the financial resources of the Village but will expedite the expenditure of Community Development funds.
21-101 Authorize Execution of Settlement Agreement with NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NTE $1,000) – Authorizes the execution of a Settlement Agreement with the NJ Department of Environmental Protection due to an exceedance of the set limits from a discharge from the Village’s Water Pollution Control Facility
21-102 Approve Major Soil Permit – Hopper Condominium Association, Inc. – Approves the major soil permit with Hopper Condominium Association, Inc., subject to compliance with the terms and conditions of the Village of Ridgewood Planning Board’s resolution
21-103 Adopt Revised Social Media Policy – Adopts a revised social media policy for employees, volunteers, Board/Committee members, and elected and appointed Village officials
21-104 Authorize Grant Application – New Jersey Historic Trust Preserve New Jersey Grant Program – Zabriskie-Schedler House, Phase II – Authorizes a grant application to the NJ Historic Trust Preserve NJ Grant program in the amount of $499,166. The Village will provide a matching grant of $499,167 by utilizing funds already expended for Phase I of the work, and money from a Bergen County Historic Preservation Trust Fund grant, for a total project estimated to be $998,333.
21-105 Approve Changes to Parking Regulations in Residential Areas and in Central Business District – Restores all residential parking regulations, which will be enforced effective May 1, 2021. Also allows for 30 parking spaces in the Train Station lot and 30 spaces in the Cottage Place lot to be allocated for 24-hour parking for Ridgewood residents, which will cost $200 for three months. In addition, all Ridgewood residents shall be able to purchase overnight parking permits for parking in the designated overnight parking lots. Finally, a total of 50 premium and non-premium Ridgewood Parking Permits will be available for purchase by
non-residents at the same price as is charged to Village residents.
21-106 Appoint Member to Ridgewood Green Team – Appoints Michael Faherty to a term that will expire on 12/31/2023
21-107 Appoint Member to Green Ridgewood Committee – Appoints Jill Fasano as the Village representative to the Green Ridgewood Committee, to a term that expires on 12/31/2021
20. Comments from the Public (Not to Exceed 5 minutes per person)
21. Resolution to go into Closed Session
22. Closed Session
a. Personnel – Boards and Committees; Village Clerk’s Office; Building Department
b. Legal – One Village, One Vote Litigation, The Town Garage
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