Update Townn Garage:Controversial Eminent Domain Hearing Scheduled For Friday, 5/16

In Uncategorized on May 15, 2008 at 6:03 pm

The Honorable Peter E. Doyne will preside over tomorrow’s scheduled Village of Ridgewood vs. Ridgewood 120 LLC eminent domain hearing. The hearing will begin at 9:00 AM in Room 323 of the Bergen County Courthouse.

Village officials are seeking to condemn Ridgewood 120 LLC’s property, located at 120 Franklin Avenue, to facilitate construction of a parking garage/retail complex.

Ridgewood 120 LLC’s principals have filed a counterclaim, which accuses Mayor David T. Pfund, Deputy Mayor Betty G. Wiest, Councilman Jacques Harlow, Councilman Patrick A. Mancuso, and Councilwoman Kim Ringler-Shagin of reneging on several “secret promises” regarding the plaintiff’s acquisition of the property.


  1. who cares any way that place is an old shit hole any way.take it down and repave in to a parking lot.and done callit a day.to pave it a,a,50,grand,or so.

  2. I agree!

  3. This garage ain’t gonna happen. too much litigation just to get out of the gate. give it up VC.

  4. “This garage garage ain’t gonna happen. too much litigation just to get out of the gate. give it up VC.”

    Yes, this is sound rational thinking…
    but as we know, sound rational thinking is a scarce commodity in the Village now-a-days…

    As evidenced but the election (by the VOTERS) of a BOE member who want to TAKE AWAY THEIR VOTE! and by the defeat of BOE candidates who wanted to put mathematics back into the math curriculum!
    …just to name a few recent examples.

  5. Wells, et. al., are still representing Bogert and his big box gift from the VC. Why do I continue to smell a rat?

  6. Who’s Bogert?

  7. They should make the minutes of the secret meetings public. I’m sure someone took notes.

  8. Eminent Domain means that they take what they want for what they want. This was supposed to be for military need. Not for legal pillaging of the land.

  9. What happened at the hearing? Verdict anyone?

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