20210414 - Village Council Regular Public Meeting

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VILLAGE OF RIDGEWOOD

VILLAGE COUNCIL

REGULAR PUBLIC MEETING

APRIL 14, 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.   Roll Call - Village Clerk

 

4.   Flag Salute and Moment of Silence

 

5.   Acceptance of Financial Reports

 

6.   Approval of Minutes

 

7.   Proclamations

 

     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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.  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

 

     NONE

 

14.  ORDINANCES - PUBLIC HEARING – RIDGEWOOD WATER

 

3851 – Bond Ordinance - Water Utility Capital

       (NTE $8,253,292)

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

 

     NONE

 

17.  ORDINANCES – PUBLIC HEARING

 

3854 – Bond Ordinance - General Capital

       (NTE $6,430,325)

3855 - Bond Ordinance - Parking Utility Capital

       (NTE $103,000)

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

 

19.  RESOLUTIONS

 

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

 

23.  Adjournment