From the Office of Mayor Michael Serra
As of Wednesday, April 22nd, we have one hundred fifty-four confirmed cases of the virus in Pompton Lakes. We continue to have a smaller net increase which is evidence that our social distancing efforts are working.
I have weekly meetings with the Governor’s Office, County Office, and local mayors. I will continue to pass on the information I learn to you, including all available statistics regarding our town and county.
There are no new deaths from the virus which is again good news. However, we will not forget the three residents we did lose to this vicious virus. Our thoughts and prayers go out to their families and friends.
According to Governor Murphy, the new case growth rate is slowing down. The doubling time of the virus is growing. Again, this is evidence that our social distancing efforts have worked to flatten the curve.
We must keep our social distancing efforts up now more than ever in order to keep the curve flat and ultimately get it to decline.
Parents, PLEASE remind your children they should also be practicing social distancing at all times. No gathering in groups, whether in homes or outside. I know with the weather getting nicer this becomes challenging.
Our tennis courts and dog parks remain closed. Our local hiking trail will stay open as long as we continue to adhere to strict social distancing guidelines. County and state parks remain closed. The Governor has made an announcement that schools will remain closed until May 15th and at that time he will give us more guidance on schools.
Garbage and recycling remains open. A big thank you to our police, fire, and first aid workers for all they are doing. Borough hall, the building department, and the tax department are open by appointment only. Please call first before arriving. Unfortunately, taxes are still due on May 1st. Without taxes we cannot pay our borough employees or teachers.
Please visit our website at www.pomptonlakes-nj.gov
Stay safe, stay healthy, and continue to look out for one another.
Mayor Michael Serra