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Flood-Damaged Maple Park Turf to be Restored

Ridgewood will only need to pay for half of the $41,000 project, report said.

The flood-damaged turf at Maple Park in Ridgewood will be cleaned, thanks to a satisfactory second round of bids, NorthJersey.com reported.

Last year, the clean-up was delayed when the council rejected the one bid for the project it received, the report said.

The council then opened a second bidding process, and is expected to award the contract to LandTek, the report said. 

As of now, officials say the field is in “potentially dangerous” condition, it said. The cleaning calls for a, “complete restoration and extensive cleaning,” the report said. 

According to NorthJersey.com, the field has hardened thanks to a decade of storms and flooding.

Half of the $41,000 clean-up will be paid for by a grant from the Bergen County Open Space Trust Fund, the report said. The village will pay for the rest, it said.

Scott Cornell February 19, 2014 at 04:02 PM
Relocate it...Floods will always occur in this town, its inevitable.. Saddle river and HoHoKus brook have been destroying fields for years..If the field was not in a flood zone, then we could avoid these expensive cleaning costs.
Scott Cornell February 19, 2014 at 04:05 PM
Relocate field. Floods along the Hohokus brook and saddle river have been occurring for years, damaging our expensive fields, its inevitable. The only way to correct this problem is to have our astro turf fields in a non-flood zone avoiding the expensive cleaning costs.
kevin February 21, 2014 at 11:31 AM
Gary, have you tried Van Nest Square, upper citizens, next to the Stable, north side of Veterans field. You sound very jaded, there are plenty of places to read your paper and sit on the grass.
Joe the average American guy. February 22, 2014 at 09:05 PM
scott im pro the fields… not in FLOOD ZONES there are options also this was to be cost effective, being in flood zone is not... kevin i hug trees and I'm proud i care about our kids future world. there are rasons we can't swim in the hackensack and passaic rivers there are reasons fish are dying there are reasons pregnant women can't eat fish, there are reasons you won't eat a trout out of the saddle river or the ramapo. M'WAKE UP DUDE. i do care about the environment I am saying there is a balance here. IT STARTS SOMEWHERE! NO?? http://www.youtube.com/watch? visit the below, cut and paste and try in your browser v=W1UvJb7FRaA&feature=youtu.be
Davie February 23, 2014 at 08:30 AM
They also need to repair the path at Duck Pond Park which connects to Glen Rock the path is a hazard and is broken down in several spots.

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