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Final Schedler Hearing to Follow Budget Introduction

A 3.8 percent tax increase is set to be introduced at 7 p.m. with the final Schedler development property forum to follow at 7:30 p.m. in Village Hall.

Officials will be formally on Tuesday night at Village Hall and finishing up the Schedler development site hearings.

Should the 2012 municipal budget pass as expected, the average resident with a home assessed at $794,531 would pay $3,976 a year in municipal taxes should the budget pass after introduction.

There are no layoffs planned in the upcoming year, though most departments are facing cuts. An additional $100,000 will be provided to the library to prevent closures in 2012-2013, a priority of several council members.

The budget is scheduled to be officially approved on June 26, where the public can voice its opinion.

The is set to follow the budget introduction at 7:30 p.m.

The village purchased the historic 7-acre parcel set between Rt. 17 and W. Saddle River Rd. in 2009. Officials have held off on developing it, repeatedly saying necessary at this point.

In response, the Open Space Committee has conducted two forums this spring to gauge public interest in . It has also asked residents for input on plans/designs.

Many hope another baseball field and multi-purpose field can be created to help ease the . Others are hopeful passive recreation can be added to the mix.

There are plans on file that call for the historic house, built around 1830, to be demolished. It's been opposed by neighbors and preservationists, who argue the home could be transformed into a meeting space.

A plan is expected to be submitted to the council after the forums conclude. The meeting will run from 7:30 p.m. to about 9 p.m.

Marcia Ringel May 30, 2012 at 02:57 AM
House built in 1823? http://www.facebook.com/pages/Zabriskie-Schedler-House-Ridgewood-NJ/141857895884672?sk=page_map
Chris Peters May 30, 2012 at 02:58 PM
anxiously awaiting your update James :-)
Paul May 30, 2012 at 06:43 PM
anxiously awaiting your pictures and article James about the big mess they are making at the Ridgewood High School Foot Bridge over the HoHoKus Brook? Whats the hold up? Is this concederd Bad Ridgewood Press? Tax payer just wondering. :}

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