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VILLAGE OF RIDGEWOOD
REGULAR PUBLIC MEETING
MAY 12, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 May 16-22, 2021 as Emergency Medical Services Week
B. Proclaim May as Mental Health Month
E. Proclaim June 4, 2021 as National Gun Violence Awareness Day
F. Reaffirm Commitment and Objective of the Village of Ridgewood Green Team
G. Dad’s Night Days – Hawes School and Somerville School
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. 2021 BUDGET RESOLUTIONS
THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS, NUMBERED 21-113 THROUGH
21-114 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:
21-113 Authorize Three-Year Revenue Average for 2021 Budget – Authorizes the use of a three- year average for revenues in the General Fund and Parking Utility 2021 budgets, using revenues from 2018, 2019 and 2020
21-114 Approve Amendment to 2021 Budget – Amends the 2021 budget by reducing various appropriations in various departments for both the General Fund budget as well as reducing the budget for the Parking Utility
THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION, NUMBERED 21-115, WILL BE CONSIDERED SEPARATELY AND READ IN FULL:
21-115 Adopt 2021 Budget, as Amended
12. ORDINANCES – INTRODUCTION – RIDGEWOOD WATER
3861 – Amend Ordinance Chapter 145 – Fees – Water Service Connection Fees
13. ORDINANCES - PUBLIC HEARING – RIDGEWOOD WATER
14. RESOLUTIONS – RIDGEWOOD WATER
THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS, NUMBERED 21-116 THROUGH
21-119 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:
21-116 Title 59 Approval – Water Billing and Data Collection/Processing Services – Approves the specifications for Water Billing and Data Collection/Processing Services prepared by Ridgewood Water, pursuant to Title 59
21-117 Award Contract – Water Billing and Data Collection/Processing Services (NTE $237,395) – Awards the first option year of a two-year option, in a three-year contract, to the sole responsible bidder, Computil, Inc., 30 Controls Drive, Shelton, CT
21-118 Award Contract Under State Contract – Maintenance of Chlorine, pH, and Phosphate Analyzers (NTE $82,503.49) – Awards a contract under State Contract to Hach Company, 5600 Lindbergh Drive, Loveland, CO
21-119 Award Contract Under State Contract – Lead Analyzer (NTE $58,449.98) – Awards a contract under State Contract to Hach Company, 5600 Lindbergh Drive, Loveland, CO
THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION, NUMBERED 21-120, WILL BE CONSIDERED SEPARATELY AND READ IN FULL:
21-120 Award Contract – Ridgewood Water New Facility (NTE $2,363,400)
15. ORDINANCES – INTRODUCTION
3862 – Amend Chapter 244-13, Article IV – Tobacco, Cannabis, and Electronic Vapor Substance Inhalation Shops – Prohibits all classes of cannabis establishments, cannabis distributors or cannabis delivery services, including cannabis cultivators, manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, cannabis testing facilities, medical cannabis dispensaries, clinical registrant or cannabis retailer including alternative treatment centers pursuant to section 7 of P.L.2009, c.307 (C.24:61-7) within the Village of Ridgewood. This Ordinance shall not regulate or prohibit the delivery of cannabis items and related supplies by a delivery service or establish hours for such delivery of cannabis items and related supplies.
16. ORDINANCES – PUBLIC HEARING
3860 – Telecommunication Facilities in the Public Right of Way
17. ORDINANCES – CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING
3856 – Amend Chapter 265 – Vehicles and Traffic – Establish Glenwood Road as a One-Way Street
THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS, NUMBERED 21-121 THROUGH
21-140 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:
21-121 Award Contract – Systemic Insecticide Injections – Emerald Ash Borer (NTE $17,000) - Awards a contract to the lowest responsible quote from Dujets Tree Experts, Inc., 54 Notch Road, Woodland Park, NJ
21-122 Title 59 Approval – Horticultural Supplies – Approves the plans and specifications for Horticultural Supplies for the Years 2021 and 2022, prepared by the Village of Ridgewood Parks and Recreation Department, pursuant to Title 59
21-123 Award Contract – Horticultural Supplies
(NTE $48,500) – Awards a contract to the sole responsible bidder, SiteOne Landscape Supply, 1385 East 36th Street, Cleveland, OH. $40,500 will be paid out of the Parks Division budget and $8,000 will be paid out of the Project Pride budget.
21-124 Award Contract Under State Contract – Parts, Materials, and Supplies – Fleet Services
(NTE $175,000) – Awards a contract under State contract to various companies for various parts, materials and supplies. This resolution will rescind Resolution 21-92 in its entirety, due to the fact that it contained erroneous information about the contracts listed.
21-125 Award Contract Under Educational Services Commission of NJ Cooperative Pricing System Contract – 72-inch Groundmaster Mower – Parks and Recreation (NTE $27,330.40) – Awards a contract under Educational Services Commission of NJ Cooperative Pricing System Contract to Storr Tractor Company, 3191 Route 22, Branchburg, NJ
21-126 Award Contract Under Educational Services Commission of NJ Cooperative Pricing Contract – Toro SandPro 5040 (NTE $34,470.13) - Awards a contract under Educational Services Commission of NJ Cooperative Pricing System Contract to Storr Tractor Company, 3191 Route 22, Branchburg, NJ
21-127 Award Contract Under Educational Services Commission of NJ Cooperative Pricing Contract – Toro 52-inch Multi-Force Mower – Parks and Recreation (NTE $17,360.25) - Awards a contract under Educational Services Commission of NJ Cooperative Pricing System Contract to Storr Tractor Company, 3191 Route 22, Branchburg, NJ
21-128 Award Contract Under Educational Services Commission of NJ Cooperative Pricing Contract – Vehicle Lift System – Fleet Services
(NTE $51,076.78) – Awards a contract under Educational Services Commission of NJ Cooperative Pricing System to Stertil-Koni USA c/o Hoffman Services, Inc., 55 East Bigelow Street, Newark, NJ
21-129 Award Contract Under Sourcewell Cooperative Purchasing Contract – Rubber Tire Front End Loader (NTE $249,346.80) – Awards a contract under Sourcewell Cooperative Purchasing Contract to JESCO, Inc., 118 Saint Nicholas Avenue, South Plainfield, NJ
21-130 Award Professional Services Contract – Professional Architectural and Historic Preservation Services for Interior Rehabilitation of Zabriskie-Schedler House (NTE $25,950) – Awards a no-bid Professional Services Contract to Connolly & Hickey, 2 North Union Avenue, 2nd Floor, Cranford, NJ. The required Pay to Play forms have been filed with the Village Clerk’s Office.
21-131 Extend Timeframe for Grab and Go Parking Spaces – Extends the timeframe for the Grab and Go parking spaces from May 1, 2021 through October 31, 2021, at the price of $1,500 per space
21-132 Endorse Library Grant Application – New Jersey Library Construction Bond Act – Endorses the Ridgewood Public Library’s application for second round funding through a NJ State Grant and commits the Village to future municipal funding to support the proposed Ridgewood Public Library project
21-133 Authorize Execution of Bergen County Open Space Trust Fund Project Contract - Kings Pond Park Development Phase III (NTE $74,460) – Authorizes the execution of this contract for the purpose of using a $74,460 matching grant award from the 2021 Bergen County Open Space Trust Fund for this project
21-134 Authorize Execution of Bergen County Historic Preservation Trust Fund Project Contract – Zabriskie-Schedler House Phase II – Authorizes the execution of this contract for the purpose of using a $374,375 matching grant award from the 2020 Bergen County Historic Preservation Trust Fund for this project
21-135 Authorize Mailing of Estimated 2021 Third Quarter Tax Bills - Authorizes the mailing of estimated tax bills for the 2021 third quarter to ensure that sufficient cash flow is available to meet obligations
21-136 Authorize Application for and Accept Grant Funding from Bergen County Municipal Alliance Grant (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022) – Authorizes an application for Municipal Alliance grant funding for calendar year 2021-2022 in the amount of $4,507.18 and accepts this grant funding to provide Drug and Alcohol Awareness programs
21-137 Suspend Enforcement of Displaying Balloons in the Central Business District – Suspends enforcement of displaying balloons at businesses and eateries in the Central Business District and outlines regulations associated with this type of display
21-138 Extend Use of Dining Corrals in Central Business District – Extends the use of dining corrals in the Central Business District through October 31, 2021, at the price of $250/space/month
21-139 Endorse Submission of Recycling Tonnage Grant - Annual resolution which endorses the submission of the Municipal Recycling Tonnage Grant Application to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and designates Sean Hamlin, Certified Recycling Coordinator, to ensure that the application is properly filed
21-140 Confirm Endorsement of Community Development Block Grant – SHARE, Inc. – Various Improvements – SHARE House at 130 Prospect Street - Confirms endorsement of a $39,000 CDB grant. This resolution does not obligate the financial resources of the Village but will expedite the expenditure of Community Development funds.
THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION, NUMBERED 21-141, WILL BE CONSIDERED SEPARATELY AND READ IN FULL:
21-141 Authorize Payment of Attorney’s Fees and Costs – One Village One Vote Litigation ($20,000)
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; Fleet Services
b. Legal – The Town Garage
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