20210512 - Village Council Regular Public Meeting Agenda

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 VILLAGE OF RIDGEWOOD

VILLAGE COUNCIL

REGULAR PUBLIC MEETING

MAY 12, 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.
  • 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 djackson@ridgewoodnj.net,   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

 

7.   Proclamations

 

A. Proclaim May 16-22, 2021 as Emergency Medical Services Week

     B.   Proclaim May as Mental Health Month

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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

 

 

 

 

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 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

 

     NONE

 

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

 

18.  RESOLUTIONS

 

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

 

22.  Adjournment

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