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

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:

 

  • Local Enforcement Agents (LEA) will not enter any occupied building. 
  • CCO inspections will be conducted with an 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.
  • 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 appointment. These rules are meant to preserve the health of inspectors, contractors, and the general public. Thank you for your cooperation during this unprecedented time. Stay safe and healthy.

On March 16, 2020, the Governing Body of the Borough of Dumont will be holding an emergency meeting via telephone pertaining to the COVID-19 virus.

Any public comment, please email Susan Connelly, Municipal Clerk at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Dumont Department of Public Works is accepting applications for seasonal help for grass and leaf season. Applications can be picked up at the DPW Building at 1 Aladdin Avenue, Dumont, NJ, between the hours of 7:00 am and 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Rate of pay will be $14.00 per hour. Landscaping knowledge a plus. Start date is Monday, March 16, 2020.

On February 18th, the Borough of Dumont was made aware that on January 8th, the Bergen County Department of Health performed a limited lead hazard assessment in four classrooms at Grant Elementary School.  The results of the test determined the presence of lead hazards.  The Borough has contacted officials from the Dumont Board of Education and Bergen County Department of Health to learn that the Board of Education is compliant in this matter and will be performing a lead abatement remediation during the week of April 6th.  In the interest of public awareness and transparency, we are notifying the community.  For more information, please contact the Dumont Board of Education Business Administrator at 201-387-3070.  Please find the correspondence from the Bergen County Department of Health below.

The Mayor and Council are pleased to announce a new initiative to revitalize our downtown, the Economic Development Committee.  The committee will help determine goals and priorities to improve our downtown area and to promote economic activity to benefit our community. The downtown area is under-performing in several ways and needs improvement to realize its full potential. With careful planning, we can revitalize the downtown area as a vibrant community center.

Before we suggest any plans, we need your input and welcome your thoughts on how we can best improve our downtown area to serve you better. Your opinion counts, and we would love to hear from you, so please help us by taking a few minutes to fill out the following survey https://tinyurl.com/DumontEDCSurvey or please find the survey attached to the front of the 2020 calendar.

Economic Development Committee Board:

Noreen Best – Chair, Nicola Attanasio – Co-Chair, Greg Morse – Secretary

Board Members: Ifraz Illyas, Mike Cervantes, Ryan Knabb, Richard Puzio, Daniela Apolito

Council Liaisons: Andrew LaBruno, Jimmy Chae