20220209 - Village Council Regular Public Meeting Agenda

VILLAGE OF RIDGEWOOD

VILLAGE COUNCIL

REGULAR PUBLIC MEETING

FEBRUARY 9, 2022

8:00 P.M.

 

1.   Call to Order - Mayor

 

2.   Statement of Compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act  

 

3.   Roll Call - Village Clerk

 

4.   Flag Salute and Moment of Silence

 

5.   Acceptance of Financial Reports

 

6.   Approval of Minutes

 

7.   Proclamations

 

     A.   Read Across America Day

     B.   Jamboree Days

     C.   Super Science Saturday

     D.   Dad’s Night Days – Hawes School and Somerville School

 

8.   Swearing-in of Police Officer Vincenzo Vaccarella

 

9.   Swearing-in of Police Lieutenant Peter Bolten

 

10.  Resolution of Appointment and Swearing-in of Tax   Assessor William Palumbo

 

     a.  Resolution 22-34  Appoint William Palumbo as Tax Assessor of the Village of Ridgewood

 

     b.  Swearing-in of William Palumbo as Tax Assessor of the Village of Ridgewood

 

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.

 

11.  Comments from the Public (Not to exceed 3 minutes per person - 40 minutes in total)

 

12.  Village Manager's Report

 

13.  Village Council Reports

 

14.  ORDINANCES – INTRODUCTION – RIDGEWOOD WATER

 

     NONE

 

15.  ORDINANCES - PUBLIC HEARING – RIDGEWOOD WATER

 

     NONE

 

16.  RESOLUTIONS – RIDGEWOOD WATER

 

THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS, NUMBERED 22-35 THROUGH 22-45 WITH THE EXCEPTION OF RESOLUTION 22-38, WHICH WILL BE CONSIDERED SEPARATELY AND READ IN FULL, 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:

 

22-35      Title 59 Approval – Water Billing and Data              Collection Services – Approves the plans and            specifications for Water Billing and Data              Collection Services prepared by Ridgewood           Water, pursuant to Title 59

22-36      Award Contract – Water Billing and Data                Collection Services (NTE $79,131.68) – Awards           the second year of a two-year contract, on a            month to month basis, to the sole responsible         bidder, Computil, Inc., 30 Controls Drive,              Shelton, CT

22-37      Title 59 Approval – Tree Maintenance Services           – Approves the plans and specifications for              Tree Maintenance Services, prepared by                   Ridgewood Water, pursuant to Title 59

22-39      Title 59 Approval – Pipes, Appurtenances and           Service Materials – Approves the plans and           specifications for Pipes, Appurtenances, and            Service Materials, prepared by Ridgewood               Water, pursuant to Title 59

22-40      Award Contract – Pipes, Appurtenances and              Service Materials (NTE $48,000) – Awards a           contract to the lowest responsible bidder            for pipe, clamps/sleeves, hydrants, and brass          to Ferguson Waterworks, 190 Oberlin Avenue              North, Lakewood, NJ and a contract to the              lowest responsible bidder for boxes to                   Raritan Group, 301 Meadow Road, Edison, NJ

22-41      Title 59 Approval – Landscaping Services –             Approves the plans and specifications for             Landscaping Services for Ridgewood Water,              prepared by Ridgewood Water, pursuant to               Title 59

22-42      Award Contract – Landscaping Services (NTE              $113,250) – Awards the first year of a two-            year contract to the lowest responsible                    bidder, LTI, Inc., 122 Main Road, Montville,              NJ

22-43      Award Contract Under National Joint Powers              Alliance Cooperative Purchasing Contract –            Various Materials, Supplies and Equipment for        Ridgewood Water Facilities (NTE $85,000) –              Awards a contract under the National Joint             Powers Alliance Contract to Grainger,                    Government Call Center, 1001 Hadley Road,             South Plainfield, NJ

22-44      Award Professional Services Contract –                  Hydrogeological Consulting Services – Well              Maintenance and Testing Programs (NTE                    $138,000) – Awards a non-fair and open                 contract to WSP, USA, 600 East Crescent                 Avenue, Suite 200, Upper Saddle River, NJ.             The required Pay to Play forms have been              filed with the Village Clerk’s Office.

22-45     Authorize Change Order - Sustainable Yard and           Native Planting Gardens for Ridgewood Water              Headquarters (NTE $7,503.58) – Authorizes a               change order for the establishment of a                sustainable yard and native planting gardens            for the new Ridgewood Water Headquarters, to            the original lowest responsible bidder, Adamo        Brothers Construction, 1033 Alexander Avenue,

          Ridgefield, NJ 

 

THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION, NUMBERED 22-38, WILL BE CONSIDERED SEPARATELY AND READ IN FULL:

 

22-38     Award Contract – Tree Maintenance Services

          (NTE $80,000)

 

17.  ORDINANCES – INTRODUCTION

 

3891 – Amend Chapter 265 – Vehicles and Traffic – Time         Limit Parking – Doremus Avenue – Prohibits                 Stopping or Standing on Doremus Avenue, on both           sides, from Ackerman Avenue to a point 150 feet        south of the southerly curb line of Orchard              Place, from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.   to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, September           1st to June 30th

3892 - Amend Chapter 222 – Power Tools, Landscaping,and   Yard Maintenance Equipment – Amends this chapter       to add manual tools to the items regulated;            changes the starting hour to 8:00 a.m., Monday          through Friday; and adds Juneteenth as a Federal        Holiday

3893 – Long Term Leasing of Village Parking Spaces for        Commercial Dumpsters in the Chestnut Street Lot           – Establishes requirements for the permitting        and long term leasing of Village-owned parking             spaces by restaurants, stores, and offices for          the purpose of placing a trash/garbage dumpster,   a recycling container, and/or a waste oil             collection container

3894 - Amend Chapter 145, Fees – Fees for Lease of             Parking Spaces for Dumpsters in the Chestnut            Street Lot – Establishes a fee for the                application permit for use of a parking space             and a fee for the parking space use per month           for dumpsters, recycling containers and/or a             waste oil collection container

 

18.  ORDINANCES – PUBLIC HEARING

 

3886 – Bond Ordinance – General Capital ($2,611,000)

3887 – Amend Chapter 145 – Fees – Sewers and Sewage            Disposal Fees

3888 – Amend Chapter 265 – Vehicles and Traffic –             Route 17 Park and Ride Lot

3889 – Amend Chapter 265 – Vehicles and Traffic –             Ridgewood Resident Daily Parking Passes

3890 – Authorize an Energy Aggregation Program for        Residential Properties in the Village of              Ridgewood

 

19.  RESOLUTIONS

 

THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS, NUMBERED 22-46 THROUGH

22-73, 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:

 

22-46      Award Contract Under State Contract –                  Firewalls (NTE $24,530.03) – Awards a                  contract under State Contract to SHI                   International Corporation, 290 Davidson                 Avenue, Somerset, NJ

22-47      Award Contract Under State Contract –                   Upgrade/Replace Toughbooks for Police                  Department (NTE $22,503.15) – Awards a                  Contract under State Contract to SHI                  International Corporation, 290 Davidson                 Avenue, Somerset, NJ

22-48      Award Contract Under Bergen County Contract –           Rock      Salt (NTE $75/ton; Initial Award of               $140,000) – Awards an initial contract under               Bergen County Contract to Atlantic Salt,               Inc., 134 Middle Street, Suite 210, Lowell,             MA

22-49      Award Contract Under National Cooperative               Purchasing Alliance – Maintenance, Repair,              Support, and Replacement Services and                Licensing Fees for Security, Cameras, and             License Plate Readers (NTE $50,754/2 years,             $25,377/year) – Awards the first year of a             two-year contract under the National                  Cooperative Purchasing Alliance to Secure            Watch 24, 70 Moonachie Avenue, Moonachie, NJ

22-50      Award Professional Services Contract – 2022            Land      Surveying Services Retainer for                   Preparation of Tax Assessment Map (NTE                $1,700) - Awards a Professional Services            contract to Daniel M. Dunn, of Dunn Surveying           and Mapping, P.A., 40 East Prospect Street,            Waldwick, NJ

22-51      Award Additional Contract Under State                  Contract – Parts, Materials and Supplies –            Fleet Services (NTE $80,000) – Awards an              additional contract under State Contract to             various vendors for parts, materials and               supplies for Fleet Services. This additional               award and funding is necessary due to supply            chain issues and increasing costs for all of              the vendors.

22-52      Authorize Additional Amount for Disposal of            Ground Yardwaste and Grass Clippings (NTE           $18,000) – Awards an additional amount of a             contract to RVH Mulch Supply, LLC, 455 West           Main Street, Wyckoff, NJ. This additional               expenditure is required due to the fact that            the yardwaste collected in 2021 was greater           than expected

22-53      Award Professional Services Contract for                Increased Hours for Public Health Nurses for           COVID Mitigation Efforts and Authorize                  Execution of Contract (NTE $23,707.20) –            Awards a Professional Services Agreement for               Public Health and Nursing Services with                Valley Hospital, Department of Community               Health and Community Benefit, 223 North Van             Dien Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ. Also authorizes               the Mayor and Village Manager to execute the               contract. The additional funding is necessary           due to increased hours for COVID-19 pandemic               contact tracing.

22-54      Approve 2021 Budget Reserve Transfers -                Transfers money in the 2021 budget from                 departments which have excess funds to those             departments which do not have adequate funds

22-55      Accept Donation – Lighting for Memorial Park            at Van Neste Square – Accepts the $244,400               donation (which includes an in-kind donation           of $70,000 worth of work by various Village               of Ridgewood departments in completing some             tasks), for the Architectural Lighting,                Landscaping, Tree Illumination at Memorial           Park at Van Neste Square, from the                         Conservancy for Ridgewood Public Lands. This           project includes installation of an                    environmentally friendly illumination system            on the trees, with the ability to expand as           the trees grow; installation of conduit in               trenches; installation of pathway lighting on           the park’s paths; and installation of                  concealed outlet boxes for park events.  The            Conservancy for Ridgewood Public Lands                   currently has no applications before any               Village of Ridgewood boards or committees.

22-56      Accept Grant and Authorize Execution of Grant           Agreement – New Jersey Historic Trust –                Zabriskie-Schedler House – Accepts a grant of          $499,166 from the NJ Historic Trust and                authorizes the Mayor and Chief Financial                Officer to execute the Grant Agreement and             the Village Clerk to attest and seal the              Grant Agreement

22-57      Endorse Application for Community Development           HOME      Block Grant – Children’s Aid and Family           Services – Renovation of Home at 138 Prospect       Street for Individuals with Developmental           Disabilities and Rescind Resolution #22-21 -           Confirms endorsement of a $200,000 Community            Development HOME Block grant. This resolution           does not obligate the financial resources of               the Village but will expedite the expenditure      of Community Development funds. Also rescinds       and replaces Resolution #22-21 in its                  entirety, with this resolution, due to the             fact that Resolution #22-21 incorrectly                endorsed a grant amount of $180,000.

22-58      Authorize Release of Escrowed Funds – BE               Powers, LLC, d/b/a Flo’s Market Coffee                    Concession – Ridgewood Train Station ($1,500)        - Authorizes the release of the escrowed               funds for the Ridgewood train station coffee            concession due to the fact that the pandemic            and a lack of customers has caused it to              close down

22-59      Amend Purpose, Responsibilities, and                   Membership for Project Pride Committee –               Amends the purpose of Project Pride to                  include improvements to foster a visually             appealing environment throughout the Village               of Ridgewood.  The responsibilities will                include organizing and implementing the                spring/summer plantings in the Central                Business District as well as other                         responsibilities. Also establishes membership           comprised of: 8 Ridgewood residents; 1 Shade            Tree Commission representative; 1                      representative from the Women Gardeners; 3            business representatives engaged in                    landscaping, gardening or horticulture; 1               Village staff member; and 1 Village Council            liaison.

22-60      Authorize Refund of Property Tax Overpayment            – Block 4007, Lot 27 (NTE $48,597) -                 Authorizes a refund of this property tax             overpayment for 125-161 South Maple Avenue to           the mortgage company, Corelogic, 95 Methodist           Hill Drive, Suite 100, Rochester, NY, since            the title company had already paid the                   property taxes

22-61      Authorize Settlement Agreement – ROCA v.               Village of Ridgewood (NTE $50,000) -                 Authorizes a Settlement Agreement for an              individual who suffered permanent injuries,               due to an accident involving his vehicle and            a Village vehicle

22-62      Declare Property Surplus – Streets Division –           Declares 2 leaf vacuums and 3 vehicles which               are no longer operational, as surplus                 property and authorizes the Village Manager               to dispose of said property through GovDeals,      an online auction service

22-63      Authorize Gold Star Families Monument at               Memorial Park at Van Neste Square – Approves               the installation of a Gold Star Families            Monument at Memorial Park at Van Neste                 Square, to be located on the risers of the             war memorial. This approval is pursuant to            Title 59.

22-64      Appoint Members to Central Business District           Advisory Committee – Appoints Trish Manzo as               The Ridgewood Guild representative to a term           that expires on 6/30/23. Also appoints                    Stephen Aspero and Jordan Kaufman as                   Ridgewood resident members to terms that               expire on 6/30/23; as well as Police Chief             Jacqueline Luthcke and Village Engineer                   Christopher Rutishauser to terms that expire              on 6/30/22.

22-65      Appoint Members to Citizens Safety Advisory             Committee – Appoints Michael Lembo as the              Ridgewood Board of Education member; Shayan            Farooqi, John Prieto and Henry Ratcliffe as            members of the public; and Christopher               Rutishauser, Village Engineer, and Police               Chief Jacqueline Luthcke to terms that expire           on 12/31/22. Also appoints Anastasia Bamberg,        Charles DiMarco, Jane Remis, and Barbara             Sacks as members of the public to terms that            expire on 12/31/23.

22-66      Appoint Members to Open Space, Recreation,              Farmland and Historic Preservation Committee          – Appoints Frances Barto, Class IV Planning             Board Member; Nancy Bigos, Director of Parks          and Recreation; and Ralph Currey and James             Bostler as Ridgewood resident members to              terms that expire on 12/31/22. Also appoints       Yu Sun and Fred Jubitz as Ridgewood resident       members to terms that expire on 12/31/23.

22-67     Appoint Members to Parks, Recreation, and              Conservation Board – Appoints Frank Mortimer           and Victoria Van Dyke to terms that expire on        12/31/24

22-68     Appoint Members to Shade Tree Commission –             Appoints Nancy Brennan-Hill, Adam Brown,              Yamini Chinni, and Michael Guerriero to terms       that expire on 12/31/26

22-69     Appoint Members to Green Ridgewood Committee           – Appoints Saurabh Dani as the Board of             Education Representative and Jill Fasano as            the Village Representative to terms that            expire on 12/31/22. Also appoints David                Refkin as a regular member to a term that              expires on 12/31/24 and Tessa Florida as a               student liaison to a term that expires on              12/31/22.

22-70     Appoint Members to Ridgewood Green Team               Advisory Committee – Appoints Christopher             Rutishauser or his designee to a term that               expires on 12/31/22. Also appoints citizen               members Michael Faherty and Daniel                    Rozentsvayg to terms that expire on 12/31/24           and Roman SanDoval and Derek White to terms           that expire on 12/31/23. In addition,                    appoints Krisha Anant as a student liaison to        a term that expires on 12/31/22.

22-71     Appoint Members to Historic Preservation               Commission – Appoints Lisa Conde as a Class C          member to a term that expires on 12/31/25 and       Jeff Summerville as a Class C Alternate #1             member to a term that expires on 12/31/23

22-72      Appoint Members to Project Pride Committee –            Appoints Edward Pacelli and Renata Pacelli as         Ridgewood resident members

22-73     Award Professional Services Contract -                 Licensed Site Remediation Professional – The               Town Garage Property - 120 Franklin Avenue           (NTE $11,500) – Awards a Professional                  Services Contract to VHB, Inc., 614                    Frelinghuysen Avenue, Suite 200, Newark, NJ

 

THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION, NUMBERED 22-74, WILL BE CONSIDERED SEPARATELY AND READ IN FULL:

 

22-74      Establish Days and Hours for Pickleball 

 

20.  Comments from the Public (Not to Exceed 5 minutes per person)

 

21.  Adjournment

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