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TOWNSHIP OF GREEN BROOK, EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT EMERGENCY DECLARATION

TOWNSHIP OF GREEN BROOK, EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

EMERGENCY DECLARATION

TO ALL RESIDENTS AND PERSONS WITHIN THE TOWNSHIP OF GREEN BROOK, COUNTY OF SOMERSET, STATE OF NEW JERSEY, AND TO ALL DEPARTMENTS OF THE MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT OF THE TOWNSHIP OF GREEN BROOK.

WHEREAS, pursuant to the powers vested in us by Chapter 251 of the Laws of 1942, as amended and supplemented by N.J.S.A. Appendix A:9-30 et. seq. and N.J.S.A. 2C:33-1 et seq., we have declared that a local emergency exists within the Township of Green Brook, County of Somerset, State of New Jersey; and

WHEREAS, the aforesaid laws authorize the promulgation of such orders, rules, and regulations as are necessary to meet the various problems which have, or may be, presented by such emergency; and

WHEREAS, it has been determined that certain measures must be taken in order help contain and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 Disease; and

WHEREAS, by reason of the conditions which currently exist which may affect the health, safety and welfare of the people of the Township of Green Brook a declaration of a Municipal State of Emergency is necessary, and

WHEREAS, it has been determined that the Township of Green Brook should be declared an emergency area, and further, that certain measures must be taken in order to ensure that the authorities will be unhampered in their efforts to maintain law and order and to protect the persons and property of the residents affected by the conditions.

NOW, THEREFORE, IN ACCORDANCE WITH the aforesaid laws, we do hereby promulgate and declare that the Township of Green Brook, Somerset County, New Jersey, is hereby declared and designated a disaster/emergency area effective immediately and the following regulations shall be operative within the Township in addition to all other laws of the State of New Jersey, County of Somerset, and Township of Green Brook:

  1. The Green Brook Town Hall will not be open to the public beginning on March 17, 2020. The public will utilize online payment options if available, U.S. Mail or drop box service at Township Offices for taxes, licenses, permits and other local business.
  2. The public is requested to utilize phone and/or email to make routine inquires and/or report information to the Township. Alternative procedures may be authorized by the Township Administrator. As conditions permit, Township employees will staff respective offices, but utilize methods to limit exposure.
  3. The Police Department in-person contact is limited to emergencies only. The public should contact the Police Department via telephone for non-emergency matters.
  4. All playgrounds are closed and other athletic facilities will be closed to any and all organizations and groups of a size greater than four (4) persons, including family members.
  5. All businesses are encouraged to establish policies that limit contact with and between the public to the greatest extent possible.
  6. Township sponsored recreation events are canceled through the end of April 2020.
  7. All Township board, committee and commission meetings, except Township Committee and Board of Health meetings are canceled through April 12, 2020.
  8. Businesses and residents shall follow state-mandated orders, such as those related to curfews, non­ essential travel and operating restrictions.
  9. This Emergency Declaration shall be posted in at least five (5) conspicuous places within the Township, published at least once in an official newspaper, and posted on the Township's website.
  10. The Emergency Management Coordinator, in concert with the Mayor, have the right to call upon regular and auxiliary law enforcement and emergency response agencies and organizations within or without the Township to assist in preserving and keeping the peace and in enforcing the terms and conditions of this Emergency Declaration during the period of emergency.
  11. This Emergency Declaration shall be of a duration determined to be in the best interests of the residents and businesses of the Township and shall be terminated only by a subsequent Declaration that such emergency no longer threatens the public safety, health and welfare of such residents and businesses.
  12. Executive Order No. 104, issued on March 16 2020, by Governor Phillip D. Murphy, shall be considered part of this Emergency Declaration.
  13. Since this an ongoing and rapidly evolving situation, modification of this Emergency Declaration may occur as conditions warrant.

Date: March 16, 2020                                  Time: 20:00                                                                                                                           

Patrick N. Boccio                                        Francis J. Gaffney

Mayor                                                         Emergency Management Coordinator