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.
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 October 14. 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 October 15. For more information and possible updates please visit https://www.co.bergen.nj.us/mosquito-control/bergen-county-mosquito-control-spray-notice
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 October 6, 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. 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.
The Borough of Dumont recently worked with Viking Pest Control in an effort to stem the increased presence of rodents as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Viking has set up bait stations and smart (Wi-Fi) rodent boxes throughout the borough. Viking will come to the borough once per week to maintain the bait stations and boxes.
While the Borough of Dumont will continue to do everything possible to address this issue, tackling the rodent problem will be a community effort. We respectfully remind residents that all garbage awaiting curbside pickup must have a lid and be properly covered. To help our residents in this effort, The Borough of Dumont has ordered lids for garbage cans that have been purchased from the Borough to be provided to residents at no additional cost. Those lids can be picked up at the DPW office (1 Aladdin Ave) between 7:30 am and 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
Residents should check their calendars to confirm their bulk garbage pickup dates to avoid any confusion to alleviate any problems. Viking Pest Control also advises residents that they should not feed birds using bird feeders, and they should not feed squirrels in their yards.
The last day to register to vote is Tuesday, October 13, 2020.
Governor Phil Murphy announced that the November General Election in NJ will employ primarily a vote-by-mail balloting system.
* All active registered voters will automatically receive a prepaid, return-postage vote-by-mail ballot and that all ballots will be mailed from County Clerks by Monday, October 5, 2020. (If you have not received your ballot, please contact the County Clerk at 201-336-7020.)
* Voters will be able return ballots by: o Mail o Depositing it in a secure drop box o Handing it directly to a poll worker at a polling place on Election Day
All ballots being returned through the U.S. Postal System must: * Carry a postmark by November 3, 2020 * Be received by the County Clerk no later than 8 p.m. on November 10, 2020. Ballots that lack postmarks due to postal error and received by 8 p.m. on Thursday, November 5, 2020 will be considered valid.
SECURE DROP BOXES are available at the following locations: * Bergenfield - 198 North Washington Ave (Borough Hall in Rear of building) * Demarest - 118 Serpentine Road (Borough Hall) * Englewood - 2-10 North Van Brunt St (City Hall) * Fair Lawn - 8-01 Fair Lawn Avenue (behind Borough Hall) * Fort Lee - 1355 Inwood Terrace/Anderson Avenue Circular Drive * Hackensack - One Bergen County Plaza * Hasbrouck Heights - 320 Boulevard (behind Borough Hall) * Hillsdale - 380 Hillsdale Ave (Borough Hall parking lot) * North Arlington - 214 Ridge Rd (Borough Hall) * Oakland - One Municipal Plaza (across from Library) * Old Tappan - 227 Old Tappan Rd (Borough Hall) * Paramus - 1 Jockish Square (Borough Hall) * Ramsey - 30 Wyckoff Ave (Rear of Library) * Ridgewood - 131 North Maple Ave (Village Hall) * Ridgefield - 725 Slocum Avenue (Ridgefield Community Center) * Rutherford - 176 Park Ave (Borough Hall) * Teaneck - 818 Teaneck Rd (Municipal Building) * Wyckoff - 340 Franklin Ave (Municipal Building)
PLEASE MAKE SURE TO DEPOSIT YOUR BALLOT IN THE CORRECT DROP BOX. Mail-in ballots that are not in the secure ballot drop box will not be counted.
POLLING LOCATIONS: Districts 1, 3, 5, 8 & 10: HONISS SCHOOL, 31 DEPEW ST. - OLD GYM Districts 2, 4, 7 & 11: LINCOLN SCHOOL, 80 PROSPECT AVE. - GYM Districts 6 & 9: GRANT SCHOOL, 100 GRANT AVE. - WEST SIDE OF GYM
* Any voter who chooses to cast their vote in-person will do so on a provisional ballot. * All individuals with disabilities (i.e. illiterate or blind) will have access to an ADA-conforming voting machine.
For more information, please visit our website dumontnj.gov or you may call the County Clerk Elections Division at 201-336-7020.
GENERAL ELECTION - Tuesday, November 3, 2020:
In light of the coronavirus pandemic and Executive Order No. 177, ALL REGISTERED VOTERS WILL AUTOMATICALLY RECEIVE A VOTE-BY-MAIL BALLOT for the November 3, 2020 General Election. You may return your postage paid ballot via USPS or bring to one of 18 secured Vote by Mail Drop Boxes located throughout the County.
If you have a disability and need an accessible ballot, please contact (201) 336-7020 or you may go to your new assigned polling place, which will provide access to an in-person accessible voting device on General Election Day. Should you choose not to vote on a Mail-In Ballot and show up to one of the limited Polling Places on Election Day, in your town only Provisional Paper Ballots will be available to cast your vote. The ADA compliant Voting Machine is only for voters who have a disability.
All registered "active" voters will automatically receive a Vote by Mail ballot with prepaid return postage.
The County started mailing ballots to all active registered voters in Dumont the week of September 21st. All ballots should be received within a week. If a ballot is not received by Friday, October 2nd, please call (201) 336-7020.
Please return your voted ballot as soon as possible. Voted mail-in ballots may be returned by mail, deposited into a secured drop box, or delivered in-person to the designated polling place.
By Mail: Voters can mail their postage paid ballot via USPS.
Drop Box: Secure drop boxes will be located throughout the County, including in neighboring Bergenfield. The ballot drop box is located in the back of Bergenfield Borough Hall, 198 N. Washington Avenue, Bergenfield, NJ, near the back entrance of the building. The ballots placed in the drop box are collected each night by County representatives from each party, accompanied by a Sheriff's officer.
In-Person: Voters will be able to return their ballots in person to their new designated polling place. Voters who visit the polling place on election day, and do not return a voted mail-in ballot, will only be able to vote by a (paper) Provisional Ballot. Accommodations will be made for voters with disabilities.
A secure drop box is available in neighboring Bergenfield, in the back of Bergenfield Borough Hall, 198 N. Washington Avenue, Bergenfield, NJ, near the back entrance of the building. Please note, the drop box is next to the tax payments drop box. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO DEPOSIT YOUR BALLOT IN THE CORRECT DROP BOX. Mail-in ballots that are not in the secure ballot drop box will not be counted.
Bergenfield - 198 North Washington Ave (Borough Hall in Rear)
The Dumont Community Group, in conjunction with the Borough of Dumont, New Jersey, will be hosting a Town-Wide Garage Sale on 10/24 at 9AM - RAIN DATE 10/25. Due to the current climate and the financial restraints to some from the COVID-19 Pandemic, there will be no fee.
An interactive Google map will be created, an ad will be placed in the local newspaper, lawn signs will be dispersed through town, and the event will be promoted on Facebook.
*PLEASE FOLLOW ALL CDC/SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES*