Friday, April 24, 2020

Caucus

24-April-2020
  On Thursday-23-April the Ridgefield Park Board of Commissioners held their Caucus meeting for April. Some of the points made by Mayor George Fosdick were Business Tax payment deadline has been extended to Wednesday-15-July-2020. He also said that the property tax deadline is still Friday-1-May-2020.  There is an additional grace period for payment under consideration. One addition made was that any resident who wishes can still pay their property tax with cash, or check at the Municipal Building. Payment will be accepted in a well secure fashion in order to protect both parties.  Another extend that was announced was the 2020 United States Census deadline is now  Thursday-15-October-2020. At this time door to door census information has stopped. It is recommended  to return the census form that was mailed, or use the online form to record your information. 
  There was one ordinance  passed during this meeting.  This was to  amend the Village code that will increase the maximum age of anyone wishing to join the Ridgefield Park Fire Dept. The new age limit is now set at 57 (fifty-seven) years old. This will take effect in the Village immediately and the date of service will be retroactively be included when the change is officially adopted by the State of New Jersey.  This was passed by unanimous vote. 
For more information about joining the Ridgefield Park Volunteer fire Department please call the Fire Chiefs’ Office at 201-641-5088 or call 1-800-FIRELINE for more information on volunteering.
 Some Citizens comments were about the grant money for the plan nature preserve near the High School. It was told that due to the current situation the those types of deadline have also been extended. Another was to inquire when the new budget will be presented. This will take place at the  Caucus meeting on Thursday-21-May.  
 One other point was made that the Fourth of July Parade and other events  planning is on a brief hold until the decisions to ease current restriction is made. 
  The Regular Board of Commissioners meeting is schedule for Tuesday-28-May. This will also be by teleconference stating at 7:30p. To access this meeting please dial 978-990-5000 and use the code: 331392#
  For more information about this meeting, or other Village business, please visit their website at: https://www.ridgefieldpark.org/


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