Message from the Mayor #22

> “Hello Everyone,

>

>       I have been thinking about the tree lighting ceremony and have

> had several conversations about it. It seems evident that we need to

> make a few changes due to the rising numbers of COVID cases in New Jersey.

>       We will not be able to sing Christmas carols, I am sorry to say.

> As we know, singing is one of the factors that can increase the

> likelihood of spreading the disease. The intersection  of Bay Avenue

> and Downer will be closed off to car traffic. When you arrive you will

> see cones about 10 feet apart. Each family/group will “own” a cone

> which will function as your base. If you see someone you would like to

> speak with please put on your mask. Masks will also be required as you

> walk around and we request that you maintain your social distance. You

> will see our police elves who will encourage you to do this.

>      Music will be supplied by a wireless speaker outside. Please feel

> free to bring your own refreshments. Santa will be arriving by fire truck.

   If you would like your picture taken with him just go to the passenger door and

   stay contact free. Photographs of the event will be shared on Social Media and the

   Borough website for those who cannot attend in person. Again, the date for this

   is Sunday, December 6th, at 5:00 PM. It will be a fun event and I hope to see you there.

>      As always, your comments are most welcome.

>      Be well and stay safe.

>

>       Best,

>

>       Lance White

>       Mayor”