WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - An ordinance restricting home owners from renting our their residences for a period shorter than 28 days was passed by the Borough Council at the Wood-Ridge meeting of the Mayor and Council on May 15.  The Council passed the measure on second and final reading by a unanimous vote.

The ordinance was written in response to complaints of residents renting out their residences for the weekend during special events being held at the Meadowlands, the latest being WrestleMania in early April.  The new law, which covers all homes in Wood-Ridge, also established zoning rules for the Wesmont Station Redevelopment Area.

The 28 consecutive day requirement covers the shortest month of the year.

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Additionally, the Borough passed the 2019 Municipal Budget and Tax Resolution on Advertised Public Hearing.  

The meeting started, after the Pledge and roll call, with a swearing in ceremony for two new members of the Wood-Ridge Volunteer Fire Department.  Mayor Paul Sarlo swore in Nico Scarimbolo and Lauren Caliolio as new members of the Fire Department, effective May 15. Sarlo noted the importance of the Fire Department to the town, and that he always enjoyed swearing new members, especially those as  young as Scarimbolo and Cailolo.

After the first hearing of citizens, the Council approved the consent agenda which consisted of the following:

1. MINUTES:

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of May 1, 2019.

2. RESOLUTIONS: Adoption of the following

077-2019 Resolution Authorizing Payment of Bills.

078-2019 Grantee Authorizing Resolution for Marshall Lane Park Playground.

079-2019 Resolution to Extend Liquor License from Jonathan Berlin, deceased, to Barrie Balter, Executrix.

080-2019 Resolution Authorizing Lien Redemption of Block 282 Lot 13.

081-2019 Resolution Authorizing Refund for Overpayment of Taxes for

Block 228 Lot 1.01.

082-2019 Resolution Authorizing Appointment of Registrar of Vital Statistics.

3. APPLICATIONS:

a. Application from Wood-Ridge Junior Football and Cheer for an Off-Premise Raffle on October 12, 2019 at Wood-Ridge High School.

b. Application from Clarendon School PTA in Secaucus for an On-Premise Raffle on May 31, 2019 at the Fiesta.

4. SEMINAR APPROVALS:

None

5. APPOINTMENTS:

a. Appointment of Nico Scarimbolo and Lauren Caliolio as members of the Wood-Ridge Fire Department effective May 15, 2019.

HIRINGS:

a. Hiring of Jessica Ippolito and Kenny Schulz, Jr. as a Seasonal Part-Time Clerk Typist for the Construction Office

Following the second hearing of citizens, the meeting was adjourned. 

 

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