WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - It was a busy night for the Wood-Ridge Borough Council in what was the final meeting of the summer as they passed three ordinances on second and final reading, and introduced a fourth ordinance.  The Council will not be meeting in August.

Previously authorized by both the Council and the Zoning Board, Ordinance 2019-8  amends section 530-32 of Chapter 530 Walls and Fences, and was passed by a 5-0 vote.  The amendment clarifies the current amendment regarding the height requirement of six feet and that stockade and chain link fences will not be authorized in the future.

A bond ordinance to authorize the 2019 Road Resurfacing Program in the amount of $2,350,000 was passed, with the authorization to finance the appropriations according to local bond financing rules. 

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Capital ordinance 2019-10 was passed authorizing the Borough to purchase additional replacement equipment and machinery and new automotive vehicles in the amount of $450,000.  Borough administrator Chris Eilert explained that these funds were unspent funds from prior years, and could not be used for general expenses, but only for purchasing five year assets.

The Council passed on first reading, an ordinance amending Chapter 288, Entitled Flood Damage prevention.  The ordinance brings the borough in line with current state regulations.

The Council passed the following resolutions as part of the consent agenda.

  • 093-2019 Resolution Authorizing Payment of Bills.
  • 094-2019 Resolution Approving 2019 Salaries.
  • 095-2019 Resolution Approving Overpayment of Taxes for Block 320 Lot 1.0741. 96-2019 Resolution Authorizing Execution of Agreement for Entertainment for Wood-Ridge Town Festival on June 14, 2020.
  • 097-2019 Resolution Authorizing Execution of Agreement for Showmobile for Wood-Ridge Town Festival on June 14, 2020
  • 098-2019 Resolution Rescinding Resolution 064-2019-B adopted March 20, 2019 Authorizing a Shared Services Agreement to Purchase a School Bus.
  • 099-2019 Resolution Authorizing the Mayor and Clerk to Execute Revised Shared Services Agreement with Board of Education to Provide Bus Services.
  • 100-2019 Resolution Authorizing Amicus Participation and Funding Assistance in the Appeal of Verizon New Jersey Inc. v. Hopewell Borough.
  • 101-2019 Resolution Authorizing Vehicles and Equipment for Public Auction. 
  • 102-2019 Resolution Authorizing Neglia Engineering to Prepare Plans and Concept Layout for Marshall Lane Playground.
  • 103-2019 Resolution Authorizing Execution of Agreement with TimeTrak Systems Inc. for Labor Management Needs.
  • 104-2019 Resolution Confirming Actions of Special Attorney for 2019 Tax Appeals.
  • 105-2019 Resolution Authorizing Agreement to Upgrade Mitchell Humphreys Software for Construction and Tax Offices.
  • 106-2019 Resolution Approving Submission of a Grant Application and Execute a Grant Contract with the New Jersey Department of Transportation for the Wood-Ridge 2020 Burma Road Municipal Aid Project.
  • 107-2019 Resolution Authorizing the Administrator and CFO to Process Usual, Customary and Outstanding Bills for the Month of August, 2019 Due to Meeting Cancellation for Lack of Quorum.
  • 108-2019 Resolution Authorizing Mayor to Execute Contract with Bergen County Health Services for 2019 Flu Clinic.
  • 109-2019 Resolution Awarding Bid for the 2019 Road Program Various Improvements Project.
  • 110-2019 Resolution Authorizing Neglia Engineering to Prepare Plans and Concept Layout for Drainage Improvements on Various Streets


a.  Application from Rutherford Senior Citizen Center for an Off-Premise 50/50 and Tricky Tray on October 4, 2019 at the Fiesta.

b. Application from Knight of Columbus for an Off-Premise 50/50 on September 30, 2019.

c. Application from Assumption Church for an Off-Premise 50/50 on October 20, 2019 at Father Patrick Morris Hall.

d. Application from St. Mary High School for an On-Premise 50/50 and Tricky Tray on November 6, 2019 at the Fiesta.

All applications listed above have been reviewed and approved by the Wood-Ridge Police Department.



a. Hiring of Liam Maloney as Summer Seasonal Laborer with salary as per salary ordinance effective June 26, 2019.

b. Resignation of Joseph Barbieri from the DPW effective July 1, 2019.

It was noted that Babrieri was resigning to take a position with the South Hackensack Police Department.  Mayor Sarlo on behalf of himself and the council, wished Barbieri well in his position and hopes that he will in the future, return to Wood-Ridge as a member of the Wood-Ridge Police Department. 


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