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Posted on: March 17, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Borough of Paramus Departmental Directives

As of this date the following additional measure will be implemented as they relate to the Borough Government operations during COVID19

  • Borough Hall:
  • As of 4:30PM March 16, 2020 Borough Hall will be closed to the public.
  • IT will in conjunction with the Borough Clerk establish audio attendance of the public and e-mail systems during the meeting for questions to the M&C on agenda items and the section of the meeting open to the public.
  • Borough hall doors will be posted with appropriate notice of meetings and the public process to participate
  • Borough electronic boards will provide notice.
  • Borough web site will be utilized for notice and instructions
  • Reverse 911 will be utilized for notice and instructions
  • A dedicated line will be set up for notice and instructions
  • Public Parks:
  • All use of playgrounds, recreation sports fields, amenities within parks used for sports will be shut down and not in use of the public.
  • The Sportsplex gates will be locked, as will any other recreation sports facility that is gated.
  • Playgrounds will be wrapped with orange fencing, or yellow police tape
  • Swings seats to be removed.
  • The police traffic division will be making appropriate signs closing these facilities
  • Paramus Public Golf:
  • Restaurant will be closed until further notice.
  • Halfway house will only dispense wrapped prepackaged food for golfers.
  • Golf cart will be taken out of service.
  • Mini golf will be closed until further notice.
  • Locker room closed off
  • Finance Department:
  • Instruction for the external drop box use for payments for all departments, applications, and permits.
  • Residents needing to make payments are able to use the night drop located to the left of the main doors at Borough Hall. The procedures are as follows:

    • All payments or correspondence need to be in an envelope with the department clearly labeled.
    • Anything left in the night drop needs to contain, block and lot, name, address, violation # etc. (something to identify what the payment is for)
    • No cash payments
    • The Tax office will check the night drop daily, in the morning and at close of business.
    • Any envelopes will be disbursed by the Tax Office to the appropriate departments via interoffice mail boxes.
  • CFO will be securing additional low interest TAN’s
  • Securing of OEM supplies will be through current vendors, authorized vendors
  • Budget Line has been created to track all Coronavirus (COVID-19).
  • Employees:
  • Employees are not being released unless they are self-quarantined  and presumptive or tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Employee that are at risk and have underling health conditions will be reviewed by the Health Department nursing staff and health officers, and a recommendation sent to the administrator. Those employees can be released on their accrued sick time, vacation time and personal days.
  • Death Certificates can be completed on line, dropped at the Borough exterior drop box with fee and the department inspectors will deliver the completed paperwork
  • Marriage license procedures are being finalized by the Health Department
  • Construction Department:
  • Procedures are being drafted by Michael O’Connell for construction permits
  • Building Department Inspections: Commercial and Residential “not occupied” (Occupied Residential – Case by case basis)
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  • Resale Inspections: Will still be done in unoccupied homes. (Occupied homes – Case by case basis)             
  • CCO Inspections for Commercial:  Will still be done in unoccupied spaces.
  • OPRA Requests:  By email and mail.  Anything to be viewed is By Appointment Only: (One at a time sign-in sheet)
  • Permits & Applications: By mail or email (small in nature)
  • Larger or More Detailed Permits:  That which requires a visit to the Department will be done By Appointment Only – One at a time.
  • The Building Department will try to maintain “Business as Usual”.  The process may be slow but we will continue to move forward.
  • IT:

Created the following :

COVID19@paramuspolice.org email address has been created with the individual email addresses Steve Mehl requested placed in this group. 

Created internal phone Extension 5575 with voicemail setup.  VM Access Code: 076521

newly created hotline 201-649-0700 rings directly to prerecorded PD bulletins extension instead of Ext. 5575...  PD bulletin Extension is *2306.  Once the bulletins are updated, employees can transfer outside calls regarding COVID19 to extension *2306...


Borough Clerk:

Borough building posting to be drafted and distributed

Coordination with IT for public meetings


Governor’s additional restrictions announced https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1e4xF0O_D6I

The County Executive will be announcing additional initiatives and restriction in his press conference at 5PM this date which may have an additional impact on our operations

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