Due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis, Dumont Recreation has been postponed; all non-essential public meetings have been postponed; Dumont Borough Hall and Police Station will have limited access to the public; the Dumont Dixon Library, DPW building, parks, and Senior Center are closed to the public. To find more information and updates, please visit https://covid19.nj.gov

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. 

--------------------------

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 7, 2020 meeting by means of communication equipment-N.J.S.A 10:4-8(b) at 6:30PM at Dumont Borough Hall, 80 W. Madison Avenue, Dumont.  You will be muted for the duration of the meeting until the Public Comment portions of the agenda.  Comment Periods will be limited to one minute. When calling in you must identify yourself 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.

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:

 

  • Residents should only call to schedule the following inspections: Rough, framing, installation, finals and CCO inspections. All other non-essential inspections will be on hold until further notice.
  • The Building Department is also not accepting any new non-essential construction permit applications until further notice. At this time only CCO applications will be accepted, however we understand that emergency repairs such as water heater, boilers and sewers require immediate attention so we are asking that you contact the building department at 201-387-5034 to document the name and address so that a permit application can be processed at a later date. You may access applications HERE.
  • Local Enforcement Agents (LEA) will not enter any occupied building. Rough inspections for new additions shall be performed, provided no entry to the occupied home or building is required or that appropriate social distancing is in effect. 
  • CCO inspections will be conducted with 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.
  • Items listed as Minor Work at N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.17A require only a final inspection. This includes inspections of replacement items such as a residential heater, air conditioner and/or water heaters. These inspections may be deferred to a later date.
  • 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 appoint. These rules are meant preserve the health of inspectors, contractors, and the general public. Thank you for your cooperation during this unprecedented time. Stay safe and healthy.

In accordance with N.J.S.A. 10:4-6, et seq the Governing Body of the Borough of Dumont will hold their meeting by means of communication equipment, N.J.S.A. 10:4-8(b) on March 26, 2020 at 6:30PM at Dumont Borough Hall, 80 W. Madison Avenue, Dumont.  Comment periods limited to one minute will be available by dialing 978-990-5000, access code: 859534 when the meeting is open to the public.  When calling in you must identify yourself before you speak. 

Formal action shall be taken.

The Borough of Dumont has been informed that a member of our staff was exposed to an individual who tested presumptive positive for COVID-19. That employee is in voluntary self-quarantine and, to date, they are asymptomatic. 

 

While we have been informed by various health authorities that the risk to the general employee population is extremely low based on what is described as a “tertiary exposure”, and based on the date of ‘exposure’ we will be closing down Borough Hall effective immediately, until Tuesday morning, March 24, 2020. During that time period, the building will be undergoing a deep cleaning.

 

To be clear, to our knowledge and at this time, the Borough does not have any employees that are presumptive positive for COVID19.  This is an extreme and precautionary measure because the well-being and health of our employees and residents are always a top priority.  We rather be proactive and reactive, especially during this public health crisis.

 

Stay calm, stay positive, be healthy and we will get through this together.

 

- Mayor Andrew LaBruno