20201020 - Planning Board Meeting Agenda


Tuesday, October 20, 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.


  1. Oath of Office: 
    1. Darlene Johnson, Alternate Member 1
    2. Igor Lyubarskiy, Alternate Member 2


  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. – 7:55 p.m. – Historic Preservation Commission Review:
    1. Parisa Persian Grill, 24 Chestnut Street, Block 3804, Lot 7 – proposed sign
    2. Fastachi, 14 Wilsey Square, Block 3807, Lot 4 – proposed sign
  4. 7:55 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. – Public Hearing on the Proposed Village of Ridgewood Master Plan Element 1, entitled, “Our Village, Our Future” (Carried from October 6, 2020 without further notice)


  1. 8:15 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. – Village of Ridgewood Water Department, 111 North Maple Avenue, Block 3607, Lot 41 – Courtesy Review - Elks Club design


  1. 8:45 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. – Hopper Ridge Condominium Association, Inc., Block 4104, Lot 3 – Application for Major Preliminary and Final Site Plan, Soil Movement and variance approval.  (Continued from October 6, 2020) (Carried to November 3, 2020 without further notice)


  1. 10:30 p.m. – Executive Session (if necessary)
  2. 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

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