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Bold New Ridgewood Parking Plan, Shade Tree Policy on Council Agenda

Meeting will also feature public hearing on traffic changes near schools and further talk on costly radio communication upgrades.

The Ridgewood Village Council will be entertaining discussions on items that are sure to elicit interest and controversy among the residents on Wednesday night.

Split into two sections – the first portion beginning at 7 p.m. – the council will finally hear the big parking/retail proposal on behalf of some chamber of commerce members.

It's a doozy of a plan and we'll have complete, detailed coverage on it Tuesday night, so make sure to check back.

Remember when then-Deputy Mayor Tom Riche said a proposal to force homeowners to take responsibilty (and incur the costs) for maintenance of trees in the right of way was ? Well, the council will be hearing more about ongoing plans given that the workers that maintain the trees are all retiring. That should be fun.

Readers by some of the . They'll have the opportunity to tell the decision makers what they think for the public hearing Wednesday night.

Among the bigger issues on the council's plate is the continuing . The village has less than five months to nail down a plan to meet a narrowband federal standard. Experts in radio communications will be available to field questions from residents on the $1.5 million plan it hopes to share with Glen Rock.

Lastly, the council will go back to the well once again and talk about .

The action starts at 7 p.m. at .

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Ron Verdicchio August 08, 2012 at 03:47 PM
So where is documentation for the parking plan?

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