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Upcoming Ridgewood Village Council meetings

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Ridgewood NJ, The upcoming Village Council meetings are on the following dates/times:

            September 25, 2019 – Work Session – 7:30 p.m.
            October 2, 2019 – Work Session – 7:30 p.m.
            October 7, 2019 – Public Meeting – 8:00 p.m.
            October 23, 2019 – Work Session – 7:30 p.m.

The Village Council meetings are open to the public, with Public Comments at both the beginning and the end of every meeting.  They are broadcast live on both Optimum (Channel 77) and Fios (Channel 34), can be viewed as a livestream on the Village website, and can also be viewed after the meeting on YouTube (connect through the Village website). 

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Village of Ridgewood Council Meeting Schedule

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Ridgewood NJ, The upcoming Village Council meetings are on the following dates/times:

            September 4, 2019 – Work Session – 7:30 p.m.
            September 11, 2019 – Public Meeting – 8:00 p.m.
            September 25, 2019 – Work Session – 7:30 p.m.

The Village Council meetings are open to the public, with Public Comments at both the beginning and the end of every meeting.  They are broadcast live on both Optimum (Channel 77) and Fios (Channel 34), can be viewed as a livestream on the Village website, and can also be viewed after the meeting on YouTube (connect through the Village website). 

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Village Council Congratulates Ridgewood American Legion Post 53 on the 100th Anniversary of their Charter

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Village council congratulates the American Legion Post 53 on the 100th Anniversary of their charter.

The Council offered a thank to the members of American Legion Post 53 for their service to our country and for continuing to work to ensure our veterans and fallen heroes receive the respect and dignity they so selflessly earned and deserve.

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Ridgewood Village Council Regular Public Meeting

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VILLAGE OF RIDGEWOOD VILLAGE COUNCIL REGULAR PUBLIC MEETING,AUGUST 14, 2019 ,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

  1. Commemorate 100th Anniversary of Ridgewood’s     American Legion Post 53 and Honor its Mission    as a Patriotic Veterans Organization Devoted   to Mutual Helpfulness
  2. Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over 2019   Statewide Crackdown
  3. Declare September Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
  4. Declare September National Preparedness Month 
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July 31st was “Maria Doerr Day” in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Court Administrator Maria Doerr retired on July 31.  She was an asset to the Village, very professional, friendly, and understanding.  She will be missed by those who worked with her.  Enjoy your retirement, Maria, you deserve it!

It is ironic, however, that a photo taken at her retirement was credited to Jeffrey D. Voigt.  If not for Voigt, Ms. Doerr’s work life would have been a whole lot easier.  She spent a great deal of time processing frivolous complaints that the councilman filed against citizens and council colleagues, all of which were thrown out when they reached a judge’s desk.  She was surely rolling her eyes that he even had the audacity to show up when the proclamation was read by Deputy Mayor Knudsen, proclaiming July 31 as “Maria Doerr Day.” 

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Looks like Mayor Hache’s rush to be politically correct and garner favors with the pride community is going to backfire big time now

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Ridgewood NJ, Did anyone listen to the Council meeting the other night?  In between the discussions about Schedler and the parking garage, there was an interesting few minutes about the new flagpole in Van Neste. For those of you who have not been paying attention, that pole was erected on the North-West corner of the park in a big fat hurry in May, in order to get a PRIDE flag flying in time for June.  The pole was funded by “private” donation from the owner of Park West, Frank DelVecchio, JOLT, Vagianos, the owner of Pearl, and Siobhan Winograd.  Some on the Council seemingly did not even know about it until it was installed.  But Mayor Hache sure did know.  Although it was installed because of the impending Pride month, the flagpole was a gift to the Village and no group or entity has ownership of it.  Well, the pride flag went up in a very nice ceremony, and it flew there for the month of June, and now the Council has been tasked with figuring out what the heck to do about regulating other flags.  Attorney Matt Rogers floated a long list of factors-questions-concerns to consider including, but not limited to:

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Ridgewood Village Council Special Public Meeting and Work Session

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VILLAGE COUNCIL
SPECIAL PUBLIC MEETING
AUGUST 7, 2019
7:30 P.M.

1.  Call to Order – Mayor
2.  Statement of Compliance with the Open Public Meeting Act

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Last Chance :Village Council Seeking Residents to Volunteer to Serve on Various Boards and Committees

Ridgewood NJ, The Village Council is looking for residents who are interested in volunteering to serve on the following Boards and Committees:  The Central Business District Advisory Committee and the Zoning Board of Adjustment, and the Planning Board.

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Reader says ,”I’d like to know which ones of our council members will attend this hearing and speak out against the outrage that is called “affordable housing.”

Village Council Tables Vote on High Density Housing

I’d like to know which ones of our council members will attend this hearing and speak out against the outrage that is called “affordable housing.” Ridgewood should be out front leading this effort, not wallowing in self-pity and over-development and cowering to the developers seeking to profit from their strangulation of our town
Mayor Hache?
Deputy Mayor Knudsen?
Councilman Sedon?
Councilman Voight?
Councilwoman Walsh?
Let us know what you are doing to stop the over-development, or at least come out and say you support it and wish to see it continue.