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Posted on: April 5, 2020

Dispose of masks, gloves and sanitizing wipes properly to control spread of COVID-19

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An unfortunate number of sanitizing wipes, masks and gloves have been found littering sidewalks, streets, and in parking lots. This is not only unsightly but increases possible spread of COVID-19. Discard in trash bin, and do not flush used wipes.

Community News
Posted on: April 4, 2020

CDC Recommends Wearing Fabric Face Coverings in Public

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  is recommending that people wear cloth or fabric face coverings, which can be made at home, when making essential trips into public spaces such as grocery stores and pharmacies. The recommendation t...

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Public Safety
Posted on: April 2, 2020

NJ American Water work on Kent Place Blvd begins April 6


NJ American Water replacing 4060 ft of aging water-main lines beginning April 6 for next three months, Mon to Fri between 8AM and 4:30PM. Includes replacement of five fire hydrants and 80 service lines on Kent Place Blvd from High St. to Passaic Ave.

Construction and Engineering
Posted on: April 1, 2020

April 6 Summit Zoning Board meeting canceled

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The Summit Zoning Board meeting previously scheduled and advertised for April 6 at 7:30PM has been canceled. All hearings and agenda items will be carried to the first available public meeting once the state of emergency has been lifted in New Jersey.

Planning & Zoning
Posted on: March 30, 2020

Federal social distancing guidelines extended through April

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President Trump announced on Sunday, March 29 that Americans must continue to avoid nonessential travel, going to work, eating at bars and restaurants, or gathering in groups of more than 10 for at least another month and perhaps until June.

Community News
Posted on: March 30, 2020

Instructions and next steps following a positive diagnosis for COVID-19

COVID-19 Instructions

The Westfield Regional Health Department is providing guidance on what to do next following a positive test result for COVID-19 coronavirus.

Instructions and Next Steps Public Safety
Posted on: March 29, 2020

CDC Issues Domestic Travel Advisory for NJ, NY, and CT


CDC urges NJ, NY and CT residents to avoid non-essential domestic travel for 14 days. Advisory does not apply to employees of critical infrastructure industries, including but not limited to trucking, public health, financial services, and food supply.

CDC Media Statement Community News
Posted on: March 28, 2020

Summit Police Enforcing Social Distancing


The Summit Police Department is taking a lead role in enforcing social distancing guidelines that health officials describe as critical to containing the COVID-19 Coronavirus by dispersing small groups of people on city streets and in public spaces. These...

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Public Safety
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Volunteer for Summit


SUMMIT, N.J., March 26, 2020 – Summit Mayor Nora Radest and Summit Downtown Inc. are requesting volunteers to assist local small business owners in navigating new COVID-19 coronavirus financial relief programs offered by the State of Ne...

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Community News
Posted on: March 25, 2020

No permit or fees required for parking in downtown through April 28


SUMMIT, N.J., March 25, 2020 – As part of a continuing effort to support local businesses in Summit that remain open, Common Council authorized the City of Summit Parking Services Agency to temporarily waive the need for a parking permi...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

City of Summit 2020 Municipal Budget

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At the Tuesday, March 24 Common Council meeting, City Administrator Michael Rogers presented the proposed 2020 municipal budget. View a pdf of the complete presentation through the link below.

Full Budget Presentation Finance & Taxes
Posted on: March 21, 2020

Governor Murphy announces statewide stay at home order, closing all non-essential retail businesses

New Jersey podium

Governor Murphy announced strict new directives to slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus effective on Saturday, March 21 at 9PM.

Citizens are advised to remain in their homes at 9PM each evening and avoid all unnecessary travel.

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Community News
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Easy curbside pickup for purchases and orders from downtown businesses

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SUMMIT, N.J., March 20, 2020 – In a combined effort to support local businesses, the City of Summit Parking Services Agency is working with Summit Downtown Inc. to provide designated parking spaces in downtown Summit to facilitate curbside picku...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Summit's COVID-19 Resources & Information


The City of Summit has developed a webpage to share all COVID-19 information. Check the page daily for updates from the Westfield Regional Health Department on Coronavirus cases in Summit.

Summit's COVID-19 Webpage Community News
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Tax appeal filing deadlines extended by Supreme Court of NJ

State of New Jersey

Deadlines to file county tax board and state tax court appeals for corporate and residential property has been extended to May 1, 2020 or 30 days following a determination by the Governor of the State of New Jersey to end the existing State of Emergency.

Finance & Taxes
Posted on: March 10, 2020

At-risk voters advised to use Vote by Mail ballot in upcoming primary election

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Union County, NJ – Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi advised voters at risk to plan ahead and use a Vote-by-Mail ballot to participate in the upcoming Primary Election, in accordance with guidance from health officials regarding the coronavirus ...

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Posted on: March 2, 2020

Curbside leaf pickup Monday, March 30 through Friday, April 24

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Leaves are picked up curbside on your regular household trash collection day. Place leaves in paper, biodegradable bags. Do not rake or blow leaves into piles in the street. Do not include twigs, branches and other yard debris in leaf bags.

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Posted on: March 2, 2020

PSE&G working in Summit now through summer 2020

PSEG work

If you reside on one of the streets where work will be completed, more information will be coming directly to your home. 

West End Avenue: between New Providence Avenue & Passaic Avenue

Harvey Drive: Entire Length

Harvey Court: Entire Length


Link to impacted streets

Construction and Engineering
Posted on: February 19, 2020

Summit Free Market April 25 and May 2 dates CANCELED

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The April 25 and May 2 events have been canceled and will be rescheduled once social distancing restrictions end.

Posted on: February 19, 2020

Unpaid Summer Internship Program for College Students

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Interviews will be scheduled beginning April 13 for selected applicants.

College students majoring in political science, public administration, human resources management, finance, or communications are encouraged to apply for the program. Participants wil...

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