Subject: The Emerald Ash Borer has arrived in Ridgewood

 

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a small (1/2 inch), invasive insect currently destroying Ash trees in many regions of North America. It was first discovered in Michigan 20 years ago and has killed tens of millions of Ash trees throughout the midwest. EAB is working its way up the East Coast, and is now very active in Ridgewood. EAB kills 100% of untreated ash trees.

 


 

(Photo Courtesy of the NJ Department of Agriculture)

 

WHAT THE VILLAGE IS DOING:

 

There are approximately 650 Ash trees on Village property. To save the best Village-owned Ash tree specimens from the devastating impact of EAB, the Village has treated 173 of the healthiest Village-owned Ash trees with a systemic insecticide. The treatment is injected into the trunk of the tree and does not escape into the air or soil. This process will be repeated every few years until the wave of EAB passes.  The remaining Village-owned Ash trees will be removed, and work has already begun on the most afflicted trees.

 

Ash trees were commonly planted in the past, due to their hardy and fast-growing nature. As such, some neighborhoods will lose a significant number of trees. These neighborhoods will be considered for new tree plantings, over several years, in order to restore their character.

 

ASH TREES ON PRIVATE PROPERTY:

 

In addition to the 650 Village-owned Ash trees, there are many more on private property. All Ash trees located on private property are the responsibility of the homeowner. Below you will find some information helpful in identifying Ash trees. If you think you may have an Ash tree on your property, you should immediately schedule a consultation with a company that has a Licensed Tree Expert (LTE). A LTE can advise you on whether your tree is suitable for preventative treatment or if removal is necessary. You should not hesitate to make arrangements, because infected Ash trees can succumb in a short time, and dead Ash trees can quickly become very brittle and drop limbs that shatter.

 


 

(Photo Courtesy of the NJ Department of Agriculture)

 

LINKS FOR MORE INFORMATION:

 

https://www.nj.gov/agriculture/divisions/pi/prog/emeraldashborer.html

 

http://www.emeraldashborer.info

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2021 Primary Election Results

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REGISTERED 974 1255 1101 938 1219 1038 1215 866 894 1026 1145 1050 1147 1389 984 812 941 1026 959   19,979
TURNOUT 3% 5% 6% 3% 4% 7% 5% 7% 5% 6% 6% 5% 6% 7% 1% 6% 6% #### 6%   7.46%
                                           
                                           
                                           
REG. DEM. 326 459 392 330 394 416 476 328 338 427 433 360 470 521 375 281 314 407 345         7,392
DEM. VOTES CAST 13 30 26 21 19 48 34 34 20 34 37 17 37 35 4 25 35 38 32 346          885
Dem Turnout 4% 7% 7% 6% 5% 12% 7% 10% 6% 8% 9% 5% 8% 7% 1% 9% 11% 24% 8%   12%
                                           
Choice for GOVERNOR                                          
PHILLIP MURPHY 12 30 26 20 18 47 34 33 19 32 35 16 37 34 3 24 34 37 31 333          855
philip alagia 1                                                     1
anyone but murphy                       1                               1
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MICHAEL A SEDON 12 29 22 21 17 46 27 32 17 29 33 12 33 30 2 19 31 31 31 311          785
tracy zur         1                                             1
baby bear                   3                                   3
                                           
Choice for GENERAL ASSEMBLY (2)                                        
GENEVIEVE ALLARD 11 25 22 19 18 44 30 31 14 30 32 15 34 33 3 20 33 32 31 315          792
NICOLE McNAMARA 12 30 23 19 18 45 28 31 17 27 24 15 34 25 2 21 30 33 28 311          773
                                           
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ANTHONY CURETON 11 28 23 19 17 41 32 32 17 26 31 15 35 30 2 23 31 35 31 307          786
                                           
Choice for COUNTY CLERK                                          
JOHN S HOGAN 8 27 16 15 17 32 25 30 12 26 24 13 27 22 1 19 24 27 29 231          625
SONDRA J GREENBERG 2 2 5 5 1 15 2 3 4 5 5 3 7 5 2 1 8 7 3 92          177
                                           
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MICHAEL R DRESSLER 11 30 20 18 17 45 31 32 18 29 25 15 30 24 2 20 30 33 30 316          776
katie brown                                     1                 1
                                           
                                           
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STEVEN A TANELLI 11 23 23 17 17 45 29 32 17 28 28 14 35 29 2 20 30 34 30 312          776
TRACY SILNA ZUR 10 28 19 20 17 42 30 30 15 30 24 15 34 26 2 18 30 31 29 313          763
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KEVIN P O'CONNOR 10 23 19 18 17 45 31 31 15 28 25 14 32 27 2 18 32 34 28 267          716
KENNETH J CORCORAN 10 22 22 17 17 41 28 27 14 28 20 14 32 24 2 16 28 28 27 265          682
THOMAS J PADILLA 9 22 20 15 17 40 30 29 14 28 20 14 33 25 2 17 25 29 27 265          681
FRANK DELVECCHIO 10 21 21 14 18 40 30 26 15 25 23 14 30 26 3 15 28 29 28 268          684
KENNETH J MARTIN 9 21 18 16 17 39 29 23 15 27 19 13 33 25 2 17 27 27 27 267          671
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JUNE B MONTAG 11 23 22 18 17 45 32 31 15 28 21 15 33 27 2 19 32 35 29 277          732
LORRAINE T JOEWONO 10 21 21 17 18 42 29 29 14 26 20 14 33 25 2 19 28 30 26 275          699
THERESA L THOMAS 10 23 21 17 17 43 29 26 13 25 20 15 33 25 2 19 27 29 26 276          696
ESTHER A FLETCHER 9 20 22 16 17 42 29 23 15 27 24 15 32 26 2 18 28 21 26 275          687
SHAMA A HAIDER 10 21 21 17 17 43 29 27 13 22 20 16 34 24 2 18 27 27 27 282          697
                                           
                                           
REG. REP. 252 293 284 211 339 227 281 203 179 206 252 258 237 318 230 201 228 214 226         4,639
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BRIAN D LEVINE 2 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 4 0 2 2 2 2 6            28
JACK CIATTARELLI 9 17 30 10 16 12 14 15 10 14 22 15 11 27 2 13 22 16 20 66          361
HIRSCH SINGH 4 4 2 0 3 2 9 4 9 5 5 6 4 12 0 7 1 4 6 17          104
PHILIP RIZZO 2 5 4 1 6 8 6 3 5 2 4 2 5 12 0 2 0 3 7 4            81
bernie walsh                                   1      
Choice for STATE SENATOR                                          
KRISTIN M CORRADO 13 24 36 8 18 18 25 20 22 19 26 15 19 45 1 18 21 20 25 86          479
                                           
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KEVIN J ROONEY 14 23 29 8 18 19 22 20 19 19 27 16 19 42 1 17 20 16 25 83          457
CHRISTOPHER P DEPHILLIPS 14 20 32 9 17 15 22 19 21 18 25 13 19 38 1 16 19 18 22 78          436
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ROBERT J KUGLER 10 14 19 4 10 9 16 14 14 16 17 12 14 26 1 15 18 10 14 59          312
HARRY SHORTWAY Jr 7 4 15 6 13 6 7 6 10 3 10 6 6 10 0 4 6 11 16 28  
                                           
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BRIDGET KELLY 13 15 31 9 18 14 22 19 19 14 24 17 15 41 1 18 20 18 27 81          436
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TIMOTHY WALSH 13 21 35 8 17 18 22 18 22 18 26 16 20 42 1 17 22 18 25 83          462
RONALD JOSEPH LIN 14 20 34 9 16 18 23 17 20 17 21 14 18 40 1 17 20 14 24 81          438
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BENEDICT A FOCARINO 14 21 35 9 13 18 23 18 22 18 26 17 19 44 1 16 19 16 25 70          444
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DARLENE L SHOTMEYER 14 23 35 9 16 18 20 18 22 18 25 17 19 40 1 17 21 19 25 74          451
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Vision Ridgewood Final Draft

FINAL DRAFT & 10/20 PUBLIC HEARING

We are pleased to announce that the Final Draft of the Village of Ridgewood Master Plan – Section 1: Our Village, Our Future is complete. Click here to download the Final Draft from the Village website. A Planning Board public hearing on its adoption will be held on October 20.

Back in March, just before the pandemic took hold of the country, we posted a link to the Draft of the Village of Ridgewood Master Plan – Section 1: Our Village, Our Future (dated March 17, 2020) for residents, businessowners, and other interested parties to review and provide feedback. We created a Comment Form to collect feedback. We extended the review period several times, added an alternate method of commenting to encourage more feedback, and then closed the review period on June 30.

On July 7, we presented the Draft to the Planning Board, summarized the nature of the comments received, and discussed next steps, the main one being the production of the Final Draft.

What parts of the report changed between the Draft and the Final Draft?

There were two substantive changes made to the Draft, based on comments received, that are now reflected in the Final Draft. The first is the addition to Chapter 1.7 Trends (see pages 50-51) of a discussion about Covid-19 and its potential impacts on the Village. It highlights of some of the Village's responses to the pandemic and recommends several actions to consider into the future as the Master Plan elements are being put together.

The second is the addition to Chapter 1.5 Structure of the Village (see page 28) of a discussion about architectural styles in Downtown. This section previously had not included much discussion about architecture, which is an important quality that contributes to the "small town/village feel."

What was the nature of the comments received on the Draft?

Click here to view a PDF that contains all of the responses to the open-ended questions received through the Comment Form. A number of comments were focused recommendations or ideas involving topics such as trees, natural resources, and downtown development, which would be appropriate to consider during the next stage of the process, when the various Master Plan elements are put together.

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