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REVISED - Local Declaration of Emergency

Due to Governor Murphy's Executive Orders 107 and 108, the Township revised its Emergency Declaration for consistancy, see below:

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. APP 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 authorized 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, and

WHEREAS, it has been determined that the Township of Green Brook, County of Somerset, State
of New Jersey should then 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;
and

WHEREAS, the entire Township of Green Brook, County of Somerset, State of New Jersey and all
its properties contained therein is designated an emergency area

1. The Green Brook Town Hall will not be open to the public ("the Public''). 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. Township parks and outdoor recreation areas remain open to the public. All users
of Township parks and recreation areas shall observe social distancing practices
by maintaining a distance of six feet apart. Immediate family members, caretakers,
household members, or romantic partners while following social distancing
practices with other individuals may be within six feet of one another. All
playground equipment areas shall remain closed to the public.

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 meeting, 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
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. Orders issued by Governor Murphy currently in effect and as may be issued
hereinafter are hereby incorporated in this Emergency Declaration. Executive
Orders issued by Governor Murphy shall take precedence and supersede this
Emergency Declaration to the extent of any inconsistencies.

13. Since this an ongoing and rapidly evolving situation, modification of this Emergency
Declaration may occur as conditions warrant.

The items in bold italics have been modified in this revision.
Date: March 16, 2020 Time: 20:00
Revised: March 22, 2020 Time: 20:00