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Ridgewood Planning Board Member Suriano Resigns

Costantino Suriano cited professional obligations.

At a critical juncture, one of the most active members of the Ridgewood Planning Board will have to be replaced following his resignation.

Member Costantino Suriano has resigned his post, board chairman Charles Nalbantian said at Tuesday's planning board meeting.

Suriano cited professional reasons for his resignation, Nalbantanian said. Suriano, an attorney, travels extensively for work. He was appointed to the board in July of 2010.

First alternate Wendy Dockray will take Suriano's vacated seat while Jane Shinozuka will move up from Alternate 2, Mayor Paul Aronsohn said.

The board is considering amending the Master Plan to allow for new zoning that would potentially welcome four new housing developments in the village downtown.

Planning board members would later hear site plan applications for the multi-family developments should the council agree to a change to the Master Plan.

The council will appoint a new member on the board, though the timeline has not yet been outlined.

Bob Royal February 11, 2013 at 06:43 PM
Does anyone know if he was in favor of or against the idea of new housing developments? Does anyone know Wendy Dockray's position on the issue? Just looking for an answer as to whether these two people are generally receptive to the idea of new housing developments or generally unreceptive.

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