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Posted 3/22/2020

Dear Neighbors and Friends:
As this ongoing Covid-19 continues to impact our community, I want to keep you informed with the latest information.  As you can imagine, conditions are changing daily, if not hourly, and we are in constant contact with the Governor's office, the Somerset County Freeholders and the Office of Emergency Management.

Chief Michael DeCarolis, Council President Karner and our Borough Clerk Dorothy Hicks and I have and continue to work closely to protect our employees and our residents given this medical challenge.

So, here  is some information that I wanted to disseminate to our residents:
 
After discussion with CEO Dan Powell of the VNA and representatives of Atlantic Health, the Spring Rummage Sale is cancelled to protect the many volunteers who work there and our residents.  I have cancelled all events in the Borough where 50 or more people will gather indefinitely, this in compliance with the Governor Murphy's mandate.
 
The Municipal Building will be closed to all PUBLIC, our employees will at their own discretion be working in the Municipal offices to keep essential government functions ongoing.  
 
Within the next week to 10 days we will have a Council meeting online.  The ONLY business will be to pass a resolution to fund the municipality until the 2020 budget is passed and several resolutions related to this end will be on the agenda, our attorney and Clerk will send out appropriate notification.

There will be NO Affordable housing business or discussion.
 
I and our Borough Attorney have reached out to the Court and have gotten a special 
for 2 months regarding any COAH discussions and I will keep you informed of any changes here.
 
All Court proceedings in Somerset County and in Far Hills have been cancelled until March 27th and this is likely to be extended.
 
Our Fairgrounds are open for walking around the track, a good thing for those who need to get out of the house but the play ground is closed and NO congregating there is allowed for obvious reasons. 
 
A positive note is that as of this morning there have been no detected Viral cases in Far Hills, we continue to do everything we can to keep our residents safe and informed.
 
Again, I strongly encourage all to adhere to the recommendations that have been given by the President, the Governor and the County.  Together, we can and we will beat this virus.
 
Thank you and the very best to all our Far Hills Family.
 
Sincerely,
 
Paul J. Vallone, MD
Mayor Borough of Far Hills