As we prepare to celebrate the holidays and welcome in a new year I would like to take a quick look back at some of the highlights of the past year in Ringwood. In February your Village Officials took the unfortunate but necessary action and acted within our legal right to demolish the 8-unit apartment building located at 5024 Barnard Mill Road. Over the last 8 plus years, the property owner had numerous opportunities to demolish the building. But instead opted to appeal the case to a higher court despite the fact that each time an appeal was heard, the courts ruled consistently in the Village’s favor that the building was unsafe and should be demolished. In short, after 8 years and numerous appeals your Village Officials did not believe they had any other option but to demolish the building.