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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Village is getting more $$ from County to help pay for Schedler property

Just read this good news on the Bergen Record website: Ridgewood will receive an additional $600,000 grant from Bergen County to purchase the 7-acre Schedler property, bringing the total grant aid to $1.6 million. The remaining $1.1 million will be funded through bonding.

The property, assessed at $2,598,000, is located on the east side of Route 17 and runs parallel to West Saddle River Road. Mayor David Pfund said earlier this year that the village anticipates preserving the property as open space, including (in a plan I saw) a park with fields, jogging path, benches and bathrooms.

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