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I greet you this month in the hopes you and your families are safe and well! I would like to reassure the residents of Pompton Lakes, we as a Borough, are doing everything possible to protect the safety and welfare of our citizens during this unsettled time.
As we meet the challenges for COVID-19, I must say I have never been prouder of our first responders and volunteers. The Police, Fire, First Aid along with our CERT members who are out in the forefront are fully trained, operational and ready to assist those in need.
Administrative offices within the Borough remain opened with restricted access for residents on a rotating schedule. The Department of Public Works continue to provide regular scheduled pickups for trash and recyclables; some changes within the Recycling Center have implemented.
I have suspended all Board, Agency, Committee and Commission meetings as well as Borough Activities until further notice. Public facilities such as the Civic and Teen Center have been closed.
All these precautions are in an effort to slow down the spread of the virus and to comply with Federal, State and Health agencies. From the start of this pandemic, I have interacted and communicated with Councilmembers and Administrative Management; Police, Office of Emergency Management, Health Officer, State, and Local Agencies. I have included our Department of Public Works, Municipal Utilities Authority and our Board of Education with crucial information and data.
Residents continue to be apprised of current information/data through the Borough website, Facebook, and Public Television Channel PLTV77. Some forms and applications are available in the Municipal Main Lobby or the Borough Website. Refer to the Borough Town Calendar for email addresses. Residents have the ability to make a tax payment online. If you need assistance, refer to the listing of departments below.
Please only use 911 for emergencies and use the general number for other police business 973-835-0400.
Main Administrative Office Number -- 973-835-0143
Additional information for COVID-19 can be found on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website (www.cdc.gov) and the New Jersey Department of Health website (www.nj.gov/health). Furthermore, if you or a loved one is experiencing symptoms with those of COVID you can call the Chilton Medical Center’s Nurse Screening Hotline at 1-862-260-3199.
As I conclude, please know we are committed to providing services and remain available to those who depend on our assistance. Please act responsible, be patient, respectful and abide by the guidelines from our officials. Our community has experienced difficult times in the past with remarkable resilience and I am confident we will help each other through these challenging times.
WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER – AND TOGETHER WE WILL BE STRONGER!
Until next time,
Mayor Michael Serra