Thursday, June 11, 2020

Van Buren Township Hall set to reopen to public

Van Buren Township Hall will reopen to residents on Monday, June 15, although officials are encouraging residents to continue to do business remotely and by appointment.
“If at all possible we're encouraging residents to limit coming into the building. However, we will be glad to see and serve those who have to come in,” said Treasurer Sharry Budd.
New procedures have been put in place when entering township hall to ensure the safety of both the staff and residents.
Upon arrival, all visitors must wear a mask inside the building, have their temperature recorded (a contactless process with an Infrared thermometer) and will be asked to complete a quick standard confidential screening questionnaire, officials said. 
All Van Buren Township parks including Quirk Park and Senior Garden, Van Buren Park, Riggs Heritage, French Landing and Haggerty Neighborhood Parks will reopen on June 22 with proper sanitizing and signs posted to follow social distance guidelines. However, all playground equipment, the Van Buren Park Beach, Quirk Park Splash Pad and the park pavilions will remain closed until further notice.
The Van Buren Township Senior Center, Parks & Recreation Department and the Belleville Area Museum will remain closed until further notice.
All township sponsored or organized activities, programs and events have been canceled until July 5, according to a statement from township officials.
For a list of department contact information and frequently asked questions regarding procedures and services or absentee voting, visit