West New York municipal buildings, specifically Town Hall, Fire Prevention, the Parking Utility, Department of Public Works, and the Public Library, are closed to the public through at least January 3rd, 2021.
“These arrangements are expected to be short-term and we will continue to monitor guidance from health officials and the need for remote work arrangements. Employees should also be made aware that they may be called in physically depending on departmental needs,” an email sent to municipal employees on Monday evening says.
“Employees should be proactive with department supervisors in preparing for these circumstances to ensure employees have the resources necessary to work remotely.”
While the building will be closed to the public, municipal staff will still be able to answer questions and concerns from the public on their work lines, which are listed on the town website.
Additionally, tax payments can be left inside the drop box outside of Town Hall, located at 428 60th Street, are made online here.
As for police reports, anyone seeking one can call 201-295-5023 and residents can receive them via email, fax, or standard mail.
West New York is the second municipality in North Hudson to close their Town Hall to the public due to COVID-19 concerns this week, the other being North Bergen – though their Health and Building Departments remain open via appointment only.