CLARK, NJ – Early Sunday afternoon as promised Mayor Bonaccorso provided an update on township services. He began by saying he is working closely with Health Officer Nancy Raymond to monitor the situation throughout the township.    He said at this time there have been no known cases of COVID-19 in town.

Bonaccorso is asking the public to only reach out to Raymond at the Health Office for urgent matters at this time.  “People need to understand that Nancy Raymond is one person managing the health of our town 24/7 right now, and I am asking them to please only call her with things that are of high priority,” he said.  “If it is minor, please let it wait.”

Recreation

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Bonaccorso said the Recreation and Teen Centers and all programs run under those entities are fully suspended and closed to the public. 

Senior Busing Service

According to Bonaccorso the busing service will remain available to seniors without transportation to get to supermarkets in town.  The regular schedule is in effect.

Food Pantry

The monthly food pantry will be held on March 17 from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of the Recreation building.  All attendees are asked to use the side cafeteria doors by the parking lot to enter and exit the building.

Town Hall

The Mayor said Town Hall will be open for regular business hours.  He is asking residents to curtail visits to the building to those that are truly necessary.  “If people must pick up a permit or pick up a form, they should come and get them, but I am asking residents to please use the phone or email for questions they may have.  I’d also ask that they pay sewer bills online or by mailing in a check, same for taxes, please mail a check to our offices,” he said.  “I’d like to limit the number of folks in and out of the building during this time.”

Municipal Courts

Local courtrooms are closed for the next two weeks by direction of the NJ Supreme Court Chief Justice. 

Public Works

The Department of Public Works will continue all services as planned including the start of Bulky pick-up this month.  Recycling schedules remain the same.

Schools

Clark schools remain closed per Superintendent Grande from March 16 through April 3.  Weekly updates will be provided. Private schools such as Mother Seton and Saint John the Apostle remain closed too.

Library

The Clark Library is closed through March 21.  Closures will be reevaluated weekly.

Bonaccorso once again said services and plans may change and the township will respond as needed.  He also agreed to update citizens day by day as/if things change.

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