20201006 - Planning Board Meeting Agenda

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Tuesday, October 6, 2020

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, Patire, Hooban, Barto, Wesner, O’Brien


  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. – 8:10 p.m. – Historic Preservation Commission Review:
    1. Sombrero Tacoria, 14 Oak Street, Block 3805, Lot 8 – paint façade and new sign
    2. Nueva Criatora Beauty Salon, 30 Wilsey Square, Block 3807, Lot 6.01 – proposed sign
    3. Dea European Café, 9 S. Broad Street, Block 3809, Lot 1 – proposed sign
    4. Christie’s Int’l Real Estate, 40 W. Ridgewood Ave., Block 2201, Lot 12 – proposed sign
  4. 8:10 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Public Hearing on the Proposed Village of Ridgewood Master Plan Element 1, entitled, “Our Village, Our Future”


  1. 8:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Hopper Ridge Condominium Association, Inc., Block 4104, Lot 3 – Application for Major Preliminary and Final Site Plan, Soil Movement and variance approval.  (Carried from September 1, 2020 without further notice)


  1. 10:00 p.m. – 10:05 p.m. – Adoption of Minutes:  September 1, 2020
  2. 10:05 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, Melanie Hooban, Debbie Patire, Frances Barto, Alysson Wesner, Dianne O’Brien

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