20210202 - Planning Board Public Meeting Agenda


Tuesday, February 2, 2021

7:30 P.M.



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7:30 p.m. – Call to Order, Statement of Compliance, Flag Salute, Roll Call - In accordance with the provisions of Section 10:4-8d of the Open Public Meetings Act, the date, location, and time of the commencement of this meeting is reflected in a meeting notice, a copy of which schedule has been filed with the Village Manager and the Village Clerk, The Ridgewood News and The Record newspapers, and posted on the bulletin board in the entry lobby of the Village municipal offices at 131 North Maple Avenue, and on the Village website, all in accordance with the provisions of the Open Public Meetings Act.


                  Roll call: Knudsen, Van Goor, Reynolds, Joel, O’Brien, Patire, Hooban, Barto, Wesner, Johnson, Lyubarskiy


  1. 7:30 p.m. – 7:35 p.m. – Public Comments on Topics not Pending Before the Board
  2. 7:35 p.m. – 7:40 p.m. – Committee/Commission/Professional Updates for Non Agenda Topics, Correspondence Received by the Board
  3. 7:40 p.m. – 7:50 p.m. - Historic Preservation Commission Review: Piccolo Bistro, 29 Chestnut Street, Block 3805, Lot 20.01 – proposed signage
  4. 7:50 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – 555 Maple Acquisition Inc., 555 and 565 N. Maple Avenue, Block 2904, Lots 20-26 – Application for Preliminary and Final Major Site Plan approval, Exception from Design Standards and Variance relief as needed to permit the use of a portion of the Property as a surface parking area with an accessory pedestrian shelter.
  5. 9:00 p.m. – 9:10 p.m. - Garber Building, LLC, 2-4 Garber Square, Block 3801, Lot 3 – Adoption of Memorializing Resolution of Approval for Parking Variance relief to permit restaurant and inn.
  6. 9:10 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. - Memorialization of the Resolution for the Stormwater Management Plan element of the Village of Ridgewood Master Plan.
  7. 9:15 p.m. – 9:20 p.m. – Memorialization of the Resolution for the Ordinance to amend Chapter 190 of the Village Code to adopt new Stormwater Management Regulation


  1. 9:20 p.m. – 9:25 p.m. – Adoption of Minutes:  January 5, 2021; January 19, 2021
  2. 9:25 p.m. – Executive Session (if necessary)
  3. Adjournment

In accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, all meetings of the Ridgewood Planning Board (i.e., official public meetings, work sessions, pre-meeting assemblies and special meetings) are public meetings, which are always open to members of the general public.

Members: Susan Knudsen, James Van Goor, Lorraine Reynolds, Richard Joel, Dianne O’Brien, Melanie Hooban, Debbie Patire, Frances Barto, Alysson Wesner, Darlene Johnson, Igor Lyubarskiy

Professional Staff: Christopher Martin, Esq., Board Attorney; Christopher J. Rutishauser, Village Engineer; Maryann Bucci-Carter, Village Planner; Jane Wondergem, Board Secretary