In January, the Ridgewood Village Council expressed skepticism that stripping students of the right to park on Heermance Place was a good idea. They'll revisit the debate on Wednesday night at the council work session.
The school district is seeking a dozen spots on the village-owned street for high school teachers, who would be issued parking permits during the school day.
Council members – and residents – were looking for the school district for a number of answers at its last meeting.
- How many student permits are issued? How many teachers and non-teaching staff park on the site? Has the staff increased over the years at the high school?
- Why all the sudden is the number of spots at the lot insufficient?
- Couldn't the board see if Heermance or First Presbyterian Church – where students also park – could be restriped or reworked to add 10 more spots?
- Will the short-handed police department have to deal with enforcement?
Beyond parking chatter, the village council will also entertain further discussions on flood mitigation efforts at the Ho-Ho-Kus Brook and the Saddle River.
The council meets on the fourth floor of Village Hall at 7:30 p.m.