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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

DEP Hearing on artificial turf fields

Just wanted to remind you that the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection will hold a hearing for public comments on the turf fields we'll be installing at the RHS Stadium and Stevens Fields. Such a hearing is standard procedure whenever the DEP receives letters from the public regarding a project and, since they received a few letters from Ridgewood, they'll have the hearing.

The hearing will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 15, at the Ed Center, 3rd floor. This is one hour before the start of our regular Board of Education meeting, at 7:30 p.m. We're not exactly sure about the format for the hearing -- it's being run by the DEP and they have not answered most of our questions -- but we do know that all speakers will have a maximum of three minutes to share their thoughts. I do not know if the DEP representative(s) will answer questions.

If you support the turf fields -- as you know I do -- I hope you will come out and share your views. If you have environmental concerns, I hope you will come express those as well.

Please arrive early. Between the DEP hearing and our budget discussions, I'm sure the room will be a little more full than it usually is on Monday nights!

See you there!

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