Effective Saturday, May 30th Dumont Parks will be open for passive exercise and recreation only. Borough tennis courts, baseball fields, basketball courts and playgrounds will remain closed. As we begin to slowly and safely reopen borough properties please remember to follow all current Executive Orders and CDC guidelines.
SUEZ will be performing hydrant testing across the Borough of Dumont for the next three weeks. This is a standard maintenance procedure. If you have any questions or comments please contact SUEZ at 201-487-0011
Governor Murphy recently signed Executive Order No. 130, which allows municipalities to extend the grace period for property tax payments due on May 1st to June 1st. The Dumont Governing Body strongly support any action that provides much-needed relief to taxpayers struggling financially as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, including this measure. After a careful financial analysis, The Mayor and Council supported a resolution to extend the second quarter property tax grace period to June 1st 2020 to provide a modest measure of tax relief to residents that have been affected by this horrific public health crisis. Please be advised any payment made after June 1st accrues retroactive interest back to May 1st as per statutory guidelines.
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:
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.
In accordance with Executive Order No. 122, construction on the Dumont Municipal Complex will continue as an essential construction project. Field reports can be found under the downloads section on our borough website or by clicking here.
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.
In keeping with State and local guidelines the Dumont Shade Tree Commission (DSTC) has adopted the following policy for non-essential work and activity;
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 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.
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.