Due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis, Dumont Recreation has been postponed; Dumont Borough Hall and Police Station will have limited access to the public; the Dumont Dixon Library, DPW building, and Senior Center are 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

IMPORTANT UPDATE:
Change of Date to Saturday, August 1st from 4-6 AM
, due to weather.

Bergen County Mosquito Control will be performing a truck-mounted spraying mission to control adult mosquitoes and larvae using Duet Adulticide and Vectobac WDG larvicide in Dumont on August 1st. This application will be performed between the hours of 4-6 AM. Please keep your windows closed and move your pets, pet food and water bowls, clothing, and children’s toys inside during the ULV application. During the time of application, please remain indoors with windows closed and keep window air conditioners on non-vent (closed to the outside air) and window fans turned off. If you must remain outdoors, avoid direct contact with the spray. This operation is weather dependent and may be postponed until the next day.

For more information and possible updates please visit https://www.co.bergen.nj.us/mosquito-control/bergen-county-mosquito-control-spray-notice

Spraying Map:

The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management has issued Administrative Order 2020-15 which permits Yard Sales and Garage Sales to resume. The Borough of Dumont requires a permit for all Yard Sales and Garage Sales. As of July 15th, all fees related to the permit are suspended for the remainder of the year. The Borough also requires public notice in three locations on the private property hosting the Yard or Garage Sale. You may obtain a copy of the approved public notice from the Borough of Dumont website. If you are unable to download or print this public notice, please contact The Dumont Building Department at 201-387-5029 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and a copy will be made available to you for pick up by appointment only. You are required to follow all current State of New Jersey Executive Orders and regulations during the COVID-19 public health crisis.

 

 

The State of New Jersey recently issued Executive Order # 157, which permits public playgrounds to reopen on July 2, 2020. After careful consideration of current state regulations and per the guidance of our risk manager, The Borough of Dumont has decided to open our playgrounds and borough fields for the use of our residents and families. We make this decision with the abundance of caution and ask all residents to use good judgment and adhere to all current CDC guidelines. The Borough of Dumont has instituted a regular cleaning schedule for playground equipment, and it is strongly recommended all residents properly clean any park equipment before and after use. Weather permitting, Dumont DPW will disinfect all playgrounds Sunday through Friday from 7 am – 9 am. There will be no scheduled cleaning on Saturdays. While borough parks and fields are now open, all public restrooms will remain closed until further notice. New Jersey is thankfully one of the few states with decreasing numbers during the COVID-19 public health crisis but we must remain vigilant and please remember the following:

  • Stay home if sick
  • Practice social distancing
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Wash hands often
  • Avoid touching face
  • Wear cloth face-covering unless age or health concerns indicate otherwise
  • Recreational sports leagues are still canceled, and all high and medium risk sports included in Executive Order 149 are still prohibited

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:

  • 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.