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

Hackensack – The Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders have put together a video, which provides helpful voting information to Bergen County residents. This year - with few exceptions - Bergen County residents will be voting exclusively by mail. Working in conjunction with local election officials, the Freeholders compiled answers to the most frequently asked questions surrounding voting by mail. It is the goal of the Freeholders to increase turnout for the November election. It is their belief that regardless of which candidates residents choose, our Democracy is best served when we have an active and engaged electorate.

The video is available for cross-posting and embedding from the URL below.

https://youtu.be/Z0nva8m00xU

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 September 15, 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.

Mayor LaBruno and The Dumont Council unanimously supported a resolution opening Dumont Borough Hall to the public. Dumont Borough Hall is now open to the public by appointment only.

  • Appointments can be made Monday - Friday between the hours of 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM. We still encourage all residents to conduct as much borough business remotely as possible.
  • Entry to Borough Hall will be limited to the first floor. 
  • All visitors must sign in, wear a face mask and have a body temperature under 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit to enter Borough Hall. Thermal scanners will ensure that everyone entering Borough Hall meets that criteria.
  • Every department is by appointment only so please make sure you visit the department you have an appointment for and then exit the building.
  • The Dixon Homestead has also reopened with hybrid service. Door side service is available to Dumont resident’s weekday mornings from 10:00am to 1:00pm. In-person service is available from 1:30pm until closing, with some service limitations. For details about services and new visitor requirements visit dumontlibrary.org/reopening or call 201-384-2030.

Due to the current COVID-19 public health crisis, solicitors are discouraged from knocking on our residents’ doors.  The Borough has a “No-knock” ordinance in place. 

Please fill out the attached request for a “No-knock” sticker and call Cathy Romeo at 201-387-5027 for an appointment to pick one up.

 

The Dumont Mayor and Council are committed to doing everything possible to help our businesses and implement the proper procedures as we safely reopen our community. When the State of New Jersey announced that restaurant and retail operations will be permitted to open with limited outdoor service, The Borough of Dumont took quick action establishing Resolution #123 allowing street closures for outdoor dining where appropriate and adopted a resolution implementing the provisions of Executive Order 150 regarding the temporary and conditional re-opening of establishments in Dumont. In recognition of the continued State of Emergency The Mayor and Council have extended outdoor dining into 2021.

Our restaurants and retail are a vital element in our community, and we recognize there is an intense need to commence operations. We have developed a process to safely help our business community on the road to recovery while ensuring compliance with all safety guidelines. To participate in outdoor dining, please submit or scan completed forms, schematics, required permits, and proof of insurance and email the Building Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Applications may also be dropped in the Borough mailbox at Borough Hall, or mailed to 50 Washington Avenue, Dumont, New Jersey, 07628. If you have any questions about the application process, please call Borough Administrator Chris Tully at 201-387-5060.









 

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 September 1, 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.

1/21/20 Dumont, NJ – Dumont Mayor Andrew LaBruno and Dumont Council President Carole Stewart announced the selection of Christopher Tully of Bergenfield, NJ, for the position of Borough Administrator and Issa Ahmad Abbasi of Mahwah, NJ for the position of part-time Chief Financial Officer.

Tully currently serves as a personnel administrator for the County of Bergen and represents the 38th Legislative District in the New Jersey General Assembly. Before his involvement in state and county government, he served seven years on neighboring Bergenfield, NJ’s Borough Council, and as District Director for United States Representative Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ 5th).

“Chris’ knowledge of government – municipal, county, state and federal – will be a great asset to this administration and the residents of Dumont,” said Mayor LaBruno. “Having known him for many years, I have always been impressed by his strong communications skills, ability to grasp complex issues, and commitment to constituent services. Bottom line, he gets it.”
Dumont Council President Carole Stewart added, “Chris is exactly what Dumont needs right now, an experienced and dedicated individual who can focus both on big and small problems. His sharp mind and ability to learn quickly will serve us well.” Tully will pursue municipal management certifications during his personal time.

Abbasi currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer for the Township of Teaneck, NJ. Prior to his current position, Abbasi joined the Township in 2010 as an executive assistant and quickly rose to the position of Acting-Township Clerk then Township Clerk until his appointment as CFO in 2019. He is a graduate of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and holds a Master’s in Public Administration, and is a Registered Municipal Clerk and Certified Municipal Financial Officer.

“Issa’s rapid career advancement and certification represent exactly what we are looking for in filling these key positions. His ability to grasp the Borough’s finances and administer them efficiently will be for Dumont taxpayers’ benefit,” said Mayor LaBruno. Council President Stewart added, “Ensuring that every penny of Dumont’s roughly $20m annual budget is accounted for is no small task. I’m confident Issa’s up for the job and will serve our residents well.”

Resolutions appointing Tully and Abbasi will be on tonight’s Borough Council meeting to be held in the Dumont Senior Center located at 37 Dumont Avenue, Dumont, NJ, at 6:30 PM.

For press inquiries, please contact Dumont Borough Clerk Susan Connelly at (201) 387-5024.
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