Assets for Galaxy Gardens-site park rely on enviro report
  A tractor and huge holder are seen Jan. 22 at the previous Galaxy Gardens site at Woodcliff Avenue and Werimus Road. (Michael Olohan photograph) WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J.— A site remediation expert told the administering body on March 15 that he desires to introduce a last report before the finish of April that will give the previous 2.1-section of land Galaxy Gardens site a physician's approval, opening the entryway for the precinct to gather $500,000 in province open space award reserves recently affirmed. Daniel Lattanzi of First Environment Inc. of Butler said that a second round of groundwater testing nearby is planned for early April, and if results fall beneath "tough norms," he'll have the option to confirm the site as lsrp consulting fulfilling state natural guidelines. Lattanzi said the site's natural cleanup included relieving soil-bound pesticides from a previous nursery community and gas deposits from a previous assistance station. He said an underground fuel stockpiling tank required unearthing of polluted soil, and testing and retesting of groundwater quality. Civic chairman Carlos Rendo revealed to Pascack Press that authorities are "exceptionally amped up for this news. We previously had fundamental conversations on the bid interaction for the idea plan on the advancement of the recreation center fully expecting the 'no further activity' letter." He said the unearthed defiled soil heap nearby will be eliminated when the state ecological office (DEP) gets the guaranteed cleanup report from First Environment, Inc. As site LSRP, First Environment guarantees to the DEP that the site is perfect. The expert presents a "reaction activity result" letter to finish up the cleanup. No further DEP follow-up is required, said Lattanzi. He said an observing great on location will be fixed. Lattanzi said the state has depended solely on LSRPs to remediate and ensure locales to state natural guidelines since 2012. His firm says he's LSRP for in excess of 35 site remediation program cases. Following remediation, the site will be appropriate for arranged advancement as a uninvolved park, said Borough Administrator Tom Padilla. The executive said he connected with area authorities ahead of submitting last administrative work to get to province award reserves. Lattanzi said endless supply of the last cleanup report archive to DEP, the district can present the report to guarantee its $500,000 area park award. The as of late finished $48,000 soil and groundwater remediation work included $31,525 to eliminate and supplant 225 tons of soil, and $17,100 for site checking. On the whole, the city hall leader and board have submitted $355,600 to site clearing, reviewing, destruction and remediation. The previous Galaxy Gardens site, at the bustling Woodcliff Avenue–Werimus Road convergence, was bought in February 2018 for $1.65 million by a 4–3 chamber vote, with Rendo breaking the tie. A few occupants and chamber individuals additionally voiced concerns then about site pollution costs. Preceding buy, the site was additionally considered by Valley Chabad for gathering place development, yet that exertion slowed down when conceivable pollution concerns became known and the district moved to obtain it as open space. Recently, Rendo referenced at any rate two first concerns for 2021, which incorporated the launch of a Woodcliff Lake Reservoir Nature Trail and an aloof park at the site  

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