SUMMIT, NJ -- Ramping up even further its efforts to help mitigate workplace exposure to the COVID-19 virus, the City of Summit is closing all public facilities including City Hall, the Municipal Transfer Station, Summit Community Center, athletic fields and playgrounds at 8 p.m. on Monday, March 16 until further notice.
While the City Hall building is closed, staff will continue to conduct business operations. Contact information for city departments is available at cityofsummit.org or by calling 908-273-6400 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Specific actions include:
- Drop boxes for election and voting forms, and tax payments will be available outside City Hall. The building department has created a designated area in the atrium outside Common Council Chamber through the Police Department entrance to City Hall. Residents and contractors will be admitted individually to conduct business between the hours of 8:30AM and 3PM, Monday through Friday.
- Mayor Nora Radest will be holding in-person office hours by appointment only. To schedule, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 908-516-8077.
- Police reports will be taken by telephone at 908-273-0051. In the event of an emergency, dial 911.
- Public parks remain open but citizens are asked to practice social distancing with non-family members. All outdoor restrooms are closed.
- Curbside recycling and household garbage pickup schedules are unchanged. Additional crews are being added to accommodate for the closing of the Municipal Transfer Station.
- A plan is being developed to hold Common Council meetings, introduce the municipal budget and the next Board of School estimate meeting.
- The Zoning Board meeting previously scheduled and advertised for March 16 at 7:30 p.m. is canceled. All hearings and agenda items will be carried to the first available public meeting once the state of emergency has been lifted.
Effective today (March 16) at 8 p.m. and until further notice, the State of New Jersey is limiting crowd capacity for recreational and social gatherings up to 50 people. Restaurants and bars will close for eat-in service, and offer delivery and takeout only. Movie theaters, gyms and casinos are temporarily closed.
Supermarkets, pharmacies, gas stations and medical offices will remain open. All non-essential travel between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. is highly discouraged. These measures are part of a regional approach by the Tri-State Area -- New Jersey, New York and Connecticut -- to combat the coronavirus.