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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.

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Posted on: March 21, 2020

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

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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 21, 2020

Summit Public Schools to offer meals to all residents under 18


All resident children under the age of 18 regardless of the school or eligibility in the Free/Reduced Program are eligible for breakfast and lunch “grab-and-go” meals at our food pick-up locations.

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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 Webpage Updated Daily


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.

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Tax appeal filing deadlines extended by Supreme Court of NJ

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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 19, 2020

Your support of local businesses is essential

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Please help to spread the word about local businesses that are open and how you can order food, make purchases and get great service all while maintaining a safe social distance.

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

DCS establishes temporary pickup and dropoff locations at City Hall


The Department of Community Services (DCS) has established a temporary pick-up and drop-off desk for residents, realtors and contractors inside the main lobby in City Hall outside Common Council Chamber that is open between 9AM and 12PM daily for construc...

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Construction and Engineering
Posted on: March 17, 2020

No new Planning Board and Zoning Boards applications being accepted

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Submissions of new Planning Board or Zoning Board of Adjustment applications either in-person or by mail is suspended, effective immediately until further notice. Any Federal Express, UPS or USPS packages containing new applications will be returned.

Planning & Zoning
Posted on: March 15, 2020

Guidance to keep COVID-19 virus from spreading in Summit

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Mayor Nora Radest shares a video update on municipal planning and strategy with important social distancing guidelines for mitigation of the COVID-19 virus spread in Summit, NJ.

Essential Guidance to follow:

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Posted on: March 15, 2020

Summit Free Public Library closed until further notice


No fines charged for overdue library materials now due on May 12. The book drop in the municipal parking lot is closed. Visit library website for electronic resources. Email for temporary library card and access to e-resources.

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Posted on: March 14, 2020

Municipal court suspended now through March 27.


Municipal court sessions will be suspended for two weeks to mitigate public exposure to COVID-19 coronavirus, Chief Justice Stuart Rabner announced on Saturday, March 14, 2020.

For the two-week period from Monday, March 16 to Friday, March 27, individuals ...

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Community News
Posted on: March 11, 2020

All city buildings closed and business conducted remotely

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SUMMIT, N.J., March 16, 2020 – In an effort 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, ath...

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Community News
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 4, 2020

Video highlighting Summit's COVID-19 preparations


Mayor Nora Radest moderates a discussion with city officials and first responders on what the City of Summit is doing to prepare for the COVID-19 potential public health emergency. Almost 20 minutes long but worth watching.

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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

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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


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Construction and Engineering
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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