Dumont Borough Hall is open to the public by appointment only. We encourage all residents to address as much borough business as possible remotely. If an in-person appointment is necessary please call 201-387-5022 and follow the prompts to schedule an appointment with the appropriate department. A list of Borough Departments can be found here. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis Dumont Recreation has been postponed and our Senior Center will remain closed to the public. To find more information and updates, please visit https://covid19.nj.gov or https://www.co.bergen.nj.us/health-promotion/2019-novel-corona-virus

SUEZ will be working on streets in Dumont starting this spring as part of the company’s ongoing project to remove the remaining lead from the system.

 

SUEZ has identified roughly 230 service lines in the borough that potentially contain lead. Over the next several months, crews will be digging at these locations to determine the material in those pipes.

 

Crews will be working on the following streets: Grant Ave., Quackenbush Ave., Davies Ave., Depew St., Linden Ave., Manhattan Terr., Niagara St., Roosevelt Ave., Seneca Ave. and Wolcott Rd.

 

Service lines are pipes that run from the water main in the street to an individual home. SUEZ owns the portion of the service line from the main to the curb, while the property owner is responsible for the portion from the curb to the home. While the water leaving the treatment plant does not contain lead, a lead service line could allow lead to get into your drinking water. Only a small percentage of service lines in the system contain lead.

 

If you would like to check what SUEZ has in its records about your service line, please go to https://www.mysuezwater.com/njwq. Click here https://www.mysuezwater.com/customer-survey if you have replaced your service line or know the material of your line so SUEZ can update its records.

 

If a crew checks your line, you will be notified of the results. You will also receive advance notice of any further work that may occur, including:

 

  • If the company portion of the service line contains lead and the property owner’s side is made of a different material, SUEZ will replace the pipe.

 

  • If the service line on both the SUEZ side and the homeowner’s side are found to contain lead, SUEZ will notify you and ask whether you would like to replace your portion of the line at the same time. The replacement of your side will be at your expense since the property owner owns that portion of the pipe. If you choose to replace it, SUEZ will coordinate its replacement with that of your plumber.

 

  • If both sides are lead and you do not want to replace your portion, SUEZ will not replace their side, as doing so could exacerbate any lead issue. To be effective, both SUEZ and the homeowner would need to take action. However, if your street is scheduled for repaving this year, SUEZ will have to proceed with the replacement of their line.

 

 

While work continues in the streets, SUEZ encourages residents to take a closer look inside their homes and address potential lead safety issues. Lead plumbing, lead solder in copper piping joints, faucets that contain lead, even grounding electric wires to lead pipes can cause elevated lead levels in the water.

 

Dumont is committed to working with SUEZ on this important project. 

Due to the social distancing protocol as mandated by Governor Murphy in Executive Orders 107 and 108, and in accordance with N.J.S.A. 10:4-6, et seq, the Governing Body of the Borough of Dumont will hold their April 27, 2021 meeting by means of communication equipment-N.J.S.A. 10:4-8(b) at 6:30PM at Dumont Borough Hall, 50 Washington Avenue, Dumont.  You will be muted for the duration of the meeting until the Public Comment portions of the agenda.  When calling in you must identify yourself with your address before you speak.  Formal Action shall be taken.

To call in to listen to the meeting and/or comment, dial 978-990-5000. The access code is 859534

Message From Mayor LaBruno: Upgrading our Parks & Roads

Dumont Borough Parks and Roads have not been upgraded in decades.  Upon taking office, I, along with our administration and Borough Council, pledged to invest in our parks and infrastructure.  I write you today to provide information on upcoming projects and clarify any misinformation being shared regarding our plans.

Gina's Field Complex

($560,840 of various grants funds will be used towards this project)

After years of false starts, the Borough Council and I have worked diligently with our Recreation Committee and we are pleased to announce Gina's Field Complex Concept Plan which provides recreational use for all ages year-round.  Not only does this plan provide a tremendous improvement for our youth, but it also gives our adult and senior community the access and opportunity to improve their health through physical fitness in an outdoor setting.

The plans include:

  • Multi-purpose field to include Dumont's first field dedicated to 10U Soccer and Flag Football.
  • Perimeter walkway/run path (similar to Memorial Park) with outdoor fitness stations
  • Children's Splash Pad
  • New playground equipment with rubberized safety surface (w/ ADA suitable equipment where applicable)
  • Restroom/Changing Area
  • Additional parking spaces
  • Picnic grove, landscaping, and associated utility improvements.




For too long, our Girls Softball Program has not had the necessary recreational space they merit, our girls deserve better, and our administration is committed to moving this program forward.  Before the change of plans and use of Gina's Field, Girls Softball President and Gina Spano's family were consulted with the Borough's commitment to making Twin Boro Field the New Home of Girls Softball.

Twin Boro Field

Upgrades to the field and complex will provide Girls Softball with a home comparable to Memorial Park utilized by Dumont Little League, access to bathrooms, and a convenience hut for fundraising opportunities. Upgrades include:

  • New installed field to create a secondary field of play with new backstop and fencing
  • Four new open-air Dugouts (Two per field)
  • Rehab and preparation of existing field of play
  • New Scoreboard
  • New Shed dedicated to Girls Softball

Veteran's Memorial Park

(Phase 1 - $287,458 of grant funds will be utilized to fund this project - Phase 2 set for 2022)

Phase 2 - We will look to repair and improve our recreational facilities including upgrades to our walkway/running path.

  • New Basketball Courts
  • New Playground Equipment (Larger area)

Upgrades to our Roads

  • Lafayette Ave
  • E. Quackenbush Ave ($98,430 of grant funds will be utilized for this project)
  • Grant Ave ($434,000 of various grant funds will be used to fund this project) (Howard St to W Church St - Providing an upgrade and safety guards along the roadway stretch of Grant School.)

Over 1.3 million dollars have been received to help fund these projects.  Since day one, our administration has fought to claw back our State and County tax dollars to fund various projects, improvements, and equipment in the Borough.  Our administration, Borough Council, and I will continue to find ways to offset taxpayers' costs as we continue to improve Dumont and move us forward. 

Doing nothing is not an option as our parks and infrastructure continue to deteriorate.  We refuse to continue to kick the can down the road.  We will make the necessary improvements to continue to be one of the best towns in Northern Bergen County.

 

Due to the social distancing protocol as mandated by Governor Murphy in Executive Orders 107 and 108, and in accordance with N.J.S.A. 10:4-6, et seq, the Governing Body of the Borough of Dumont will hold their April 13, 2021 meeting by means of communication equipment-N.J.S.A. 10:4-8(b) at 6:30PM at Dumont Borough Hall, 50 Washington Avenue, Dumont.  You will be muted for the duration of the meeting until the Public Comment portions of the agenda.  When calling in you must identify yourself with your address before you speak.  Formal Action shall be taken.

To call in to listen to the meeting and/or comment, dial 978-990-5000. The access code is 859534

The Borough of Dumont will be finalizing the exterior work necessary to complete the parking area located on Washington Avenue. In the interest of safety for our residents and workforce, we will close access to the front parking lot as work continues to progress. While Borough Hall remains open by appointment only during the COVID-19 public health crisis we encourage all residents to address as much borough business as possible remotely. If an in-person appointment is necessary please call 201-387-5022 to schedule an appointment with the appropriate department and enter Borough Hall through our side entrance located on West Quackenbush Avenue.