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

The Mayor and Council are proud to announce that S&P Global Ratings recently assigned its 'AA' long-term rating to the Borough of Dumont citing the following:

  • Strong Budgetary Performance
  • Strong Institutional Framework
  • Overall net debt is low at 2.5% of market value, which is a positive credit factor
  • Budgetary flexibility has remained strong over the past three fiscal years

 

On April 7, 2020, the Borough Council approved two resolutions which will continue our fiscally responsible long-term Debt Management Plan. The actions taken by the Governing Body provides the Borough with the opportunity to solicit bids from financial institutions in the bond market in connection with the issuance of 15.5 million dollars in long-term bonds.

  • The Borough currently has financed previously authorized capital ordinances with the issuance of Bond Anticipation Notes. The Notes have a maturity of one year, and are subject to market conditions upon renewal. The Notes total $15.5M and pertain to seven different ordinances. The current net debt is $39,279,622.
  • The resolution does not authorize any additional monies that can be spent in the ordinances named. The plan discussed with the public in 2019 was to explore the possibility of converting these Notes into long-term bonds. The major advantages of issuing serial bonds would be to take advantage of the low interest municipal bond rates as well as locking in the rate for 25 years.
  • Despite the overall increased volatility of the financial markets during the COVID-19 pandemic, the long-term municipal AAA MMD Interest Rate Index remains significantly below its 10-year average.
  • If the Borough rejects the bid or decides that the market conditions are not favorable for the sale of long-term bonds, the existing Notes will be renewed when they mature in May, 2020.

 

During this COVID-19 pandemic residents are reporting people coming to their homes and calling them seeking donations for COVID-19 Organizations. These individuals are not affiliated with any Dumont Emergency Services Organization (Police, Fire or Ambulance) and do not represent any COVID-19 organizations. These individuals are looking to defraud you out of your money. Do not provide them with your bank account numbers, credit card numbers, debit card number or make any payment to them (cash or check). Hang up on callers that claim to represent COVID-19 organizations or Emergency Services Organizations within the Borough of Dumont. Call the Dumont Police Department if these individuals appear at your front door. We will respond to your address and charge them accordingly.

NOTICE :

In keeping with State and local guidelines the Dumont Shade Tree Commission (DSTC) has adopted the following policy for non-essential work and activity;

Boro Trees:

Inspections of Boro trees will be curtailed until further notice. Homeowners can request inspections through the website (www.dumontshadetree.org) so that tree issues are recorded. Inspections will resume when deemed safe by the State and local authorities. Note that unsafe tree issues that pose an imminent potential hazard will be dealt with immediately. Notify Boro police 201-387-5000 or 911 if such a situation exists.

Tree Permits:

Tree permits can be filed through the mail and recorded. Inspections will not be conducted until it is deemed safe to do so by State and local authorities. No trees can be removed until inspections have been completed.  Note that unsafe tree issues that pose an imminent potential hazard should be dealt with immediately. Notify Boro police 201-387-5000 or 911 if such a situation exists.

The DSTC supports the health and well-being of the community in all aspects and will adhere to public health guidelines. We wish you to be safe and healthy, including mental health. Get outside and walk among the trees. The Arboretum remains an oasis in town. Remember to keep a safe distance while enjoying the trees. 

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We are in uncertain times, and we understand how difficult it can be to celebrate your child's birthday while adhering to social distancing and not being able to host a family gathering.  Starting Monday, April 6th, in coordination with Dumont Police Chief Michael Conner and the members of the Dumont Police Department, the Borough of Dumont will be testing out a program to help celebrate your child's birthday!  Please follow the directions in the post below.   We hope this brings a smile to your child's face on their birthday!

Mayor Andrew LaBruno

The Bergen County Department of Health reports Dumont has 77 presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 cases with 1 confirmed death. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the departed. May they rest in eternal peace.

We must take this seriously. To lose one life, especially someone from our community is one too many. Please adhere to all social distancing guidelines and stay home; it will save lives.

If we do not follow these critical instructions, please understand the repercussions of responding to the hospital during this public health crisis. You will be ALONE. Family members are not allowed in the hospital with you while you are being treated for COVID-19. This information is not to create panic or to instill fear but to keep you informed of the reality of the current circumstances. This is the truth.

We all need to do our part to ensure we are limiting the possible transmission of COVID-19 in our community. Please stay home and together lets flatten the curve so someday soon we can get back to normalcy.

Stay calm, stay positive, and be healthy. 

The Department of Community Affairs has issued guidance regarding the construction industry’s concerns about the interruption of plan review and inspection responsibilities due to the COVID-19 public health crisis. The Borough of Dumont has instituted the following new policies and procedures for our Building Department:

 

  • Local Enforcement Agents (LEA) will not enter any occupied building. 
  • CCO inspections will be conducted with an agent and no occupants. Permit close out (plumbing, electric, fire, building) necessary for CCO’s are subject to vacant house restrictions.
  • The Dumont Building Department will prioritize inspections necessary for the health and welfare of the public. Should in-person inspections not be possible, LEAs will employ creative solutions, such as video conferencing via platforms like FaceTime or Skype, whenever feasible, to conduct inspections.
  • All required inspections for new construction and any work on the exterior or outside of any occupied building shall be performed as usual.
  • Destructive inspections may be performed only if there is reason to believe that a life-safety violation exists.
  • If an LEA feels uncomfortable for any reason, they may exit the premise.

 

Dumont Borough Hall has limited access to the public. Please call the Dumont Building Department at 201-387-5034 for clarification on these procedures or to schedule an appointment. These rules are meant to preserve the health of inspectors, contractors, and the general public. Thank you for your cooperation during this unprecedented time. Stay safe and healthy.

Please find Governor Murphy's Executive Order #107 and #108; which rescinds all municipal order here: 

 

https://nj.gov/infobank/eo/056murphy/pdf/EO-107.pdf

 

Please note this order rescinds restrictions on restaurant's business hours. Businesses are allowed to now operate within their regular business hours for takeout, delivery, and curbside pickup. 


Summary of Executive Order No. 107


This order revokes all prior mitigation executive orders, and incorporates or modifies their provisions as described below.


“Stay at home” order: All residents are to stay at home or at their place of residence unless they are leaving for the following reasons:


1) Obtaining goods or services from essential retail businesses;

2) Obtaining takeout or food beverages from restaurants;

3) Seeking medical attention, essential social services, or assistance from law enforcement;

4) Visiting family or close friends, caretakers, or romantic partners;

5) Reporting to or performing their job;

6) Walking, running, or engaging in outdoor activities with immediate family, caretakers, household members, or romantic partners;

7) Leaving for an educational, religious, or political reason;

8) Leaving because of a reasonable fear for health or safety; or

9) Leaving at the direction of law enforcement or other government agency.

 

Individuals who have to travel must practice social distancing when possible and should use public transportation only if they have no other feasible choice.

Cancelling gatherings: Gatherings of individuals, such as parties, celebrations, or other social events, are cancelled, unless otherwise authorized by the Order (i.e. the activities mentioned above). Through a separate Administrative Order, the Colonel of NJSP will make clear that gatherings of fewer than 10 people are presumed to comply with the Order, unless clear evidence indicates otherwise. Colonel Callahan will have the ability to adjust that number and that rule according to circumstances and facts on the ground.

Closing non-essential retail businesses: All non-essential retail businesses, which were previously limited to between 5 am and 8 pm, must now close entirely (online delivery can continue). The list of essential retail businesses that can stay open is limited to the following (Colonel Callahan has authority to amend the list):

1) Grocery and food stores, including retailers like Walmart/Target that sell food;

2) Pharmacies and medical marijuana dispensaries;

3) Medical supply stores;

4) Gas stations;

5) Convenience stores;

6) Ancillary stores within healthcare facilities;

7) Hardware and home improvement stores;

8) Banks and other financial institutions;

9) Laundromats/dry-cleaning services;

10) Stores that principally sell supplies for children under five years old;

11) Pet stores;

12) Liquor stores;

13) Car dealerships, but only for auto maintenance and repair, and auto mechanics;

14) Printing and office supply shops;

15) Mail and delivery stores.

 

Mandatory telework/work-from-home: All businesses or non-profits in the State must accommodate their workforce, wherever practicable, for telework or work-from-home arrangements. If a business or non-profit has employees that must be on site, it shall reduce staff on site to the minimal number necessary to ensure critical operations can continue. Examples of employees who need to be present at their work site include: law enforcement officers, fire fighters, and other first responders, cashiers or store clerks, construction workers, utility workers, repair workers, warehouse workers, lab researchers, information technology maintenance workers, janitorial and custodial staff, and certain administrative staff.

Recreational and entertainment businesses: All are closed. This is unchanged from what is currently in place but the order reiterates these prohibitions.

Restaurants and other dining establishments: All can remain open, but must continue to be delivery and/or takeout only. This is also unchanged.

Pre-K, K-12, and higher education: All continue to be closed to students. This is unchanged as well.

Blanket exceptions: Nothing in the order shall be construed to affect the operations of (1) health care or medical service providers; (2) access to essential services for low-income residents, including but not limited to food banks; (3) the media; (4) law enforcement; and (5) the operations of the federal government or the movement of federal officials when operating in their official capacity.

Timing: The order will go into effect at 9PM tonight to accommodate the end of the sabbath. It will stay in effect until the Governor revokes or modifies it.

 

Executive Order No. 108


This Order clearly invalidates all county and municipal restrictions imposed in response to COVID-19 that conflict in any way with the provisions of Executive Order No. 107, which now encompasses all the emergency restrictions on individuals and businesses that have been put in place. It also says that no county or municipality may adopt or enforce any such restriction going forward. Examples of such restrictions, now impermissible, include the following:


• Any additions to or deletions from the list of retail businesses deemed essential;
• Any limit on any business’s scope of service or hours of operation;
• Any density or social distancing requirements; or
• Any general restrictions on freedom of movement, including curfews.