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

On February 18th, the Borough of Dumont was made aware that on January 8th, the Bergen County Department of Health performed a limited lead hazard assessment in four classrooms at Grant Elementary School.  The results of the test determined the presence of lead hazards.  The Borough has contacted officials from the Dumont Board of Education and Bergen County Department of Health to learn that the Board of Education is compliant in this matter and will be performing a lead abatement remediation during the week of April 6th.  In the interest of public awareness and transparency, we are notifying the community.  For more information, please contact the Dumont Board of Education Business Administrator at 201-387-3070.  Please find the correspondence from the Bergen County Department of Health below.

1/21/20 Dumont, NJ – Dumont Mayor Andrew LaBruno and Dumont Council President Carole Stewart announced the selection of Christopher Tully of Bergenfield, NJ, for the position of Borough Administrator and Issa Ahmad Abbasi of Mahwah, NJ for the position of part-time Chief Financial Officer.

Tully currently serves as a personnel administrator for the County of Bergen and represents the 38th Legislative District in the New Jersey General Assembly. Before his involvement in state and county government, he served seven years on neighboring Bergenfield, NJ’s Borough Council, and as District Director for United States Representative Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ 5th).

“Chris’ knowledge of government – municipal, county, state and federal – will be a great asset to this administration and the residents of Dumont,” said Mayor LaBruno. “Having known him for many years, I have always been impressed by his strong communications skills, ability to grasp complex issues, and commitment to constituent services. Bottom line, he gets it.”
Dumont Council President Carole Stewart added, “Chris is exactly what Dumont needs right now, an experienced and dedicated individual who can focus both on big and small problems. His sharp mind and ability to learn quickly will serve us well.” Tully will pursue municipal management certifications during his personal time.

Abbasi currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer for the Township of Teaneck, NJ. Prior to his current position, Abbasi joined the Township in 2010 as an executive assistant and quickly rose to the position of Acting-Township Clerk then Township Clerk until his appointment as CFO in 2019. He is a graduate of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and holds a Master’s in Public Administration, and is a Registered Municipal Clerk and Certified Municipal Financial Officer.

“Issa’s rapid career advancement and certification represent exactly what we are looking for in filling these key positions. His ability to grasp the Borough’s finances and administer them efficiently will be for Dumont taxpayers’ benefit,” said Mayor LaBruno. Council President Stewart added, “Ensuring that every penny of Dumont’s roughly $20m annual budget is accounted for is no small task. I’m confident Issa’s up for the job and will serve our residents well.”

Resolutions appointing Tully and Abbasi will be on tonight’s Borough Council meeting to be held in the Dumont Senior Center located at 37 Dumont Avenue, Dumont, NJ, at 6:30 PM.

For press inquiries, please contact Dumont Borough Clerk Susan Connelly at (201) 387-5024.

The Mayor and Council are pleased to announce a new initiative to revitalize our downtown, the Economic Development Committee.  The committee will help determine goals and priorities to improve our downtown area and to promote economic activity to benefit our community. The downtown area is under-performing in several ways and needs improvement to realize its full potential. With careful planning, we can revitalize the downtown area as a vibrant community center.

Before we suggest any plans, we need your input and welcome your thoughts on how we can best improve our downtown area to serve you better. Your opinion counts, and we would love to hear from you, so please help us by taking a few minutes to fill out the following survey https://tinyurl.com/DumontEDCSurvey or please find the survey attached to the front of the 2020 calendar.

Economic Development Committee Board:

Noreen Best – Chair, Nicola Attanasio – Co-Chair, Greg Morse – Secretary

Board Members: Ifraz Illyas, Mike Cervantes, Ryan Knabb, Richard Puzio, Daniela Apolito

Council Liaisons: Andrew LaBruno, Jimmy Chae