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Twp. of Washington, NJ  07676
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Door To Door Animal Census
Beginning 7/31, Tyco Animal Control will be conducting the dog and cat census, going door-to-door throughout the Township.  This process is estimated to take approximately 3 weeks during which time all residences will be visited.  All Tyco personnel are carrying identification badges issued by the Township Police Department.  Any residents with concerns, please contact the Township Clerk’s Office at 201-664-4425.

Memorial Park Open Forum Mtg - 8/4
A Special Meeting of the Township Council will be held August 4th at 7pm in the Council Chambers.  Residents will have the opportunity to address questions regarding the future of Memorial Park to the Township Council, Mayor and Township Engineer.

Tax Notice:  Tax bills will be mailed on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 and available for online payment beginning 7/25/15. The usual 10 day grace period has been extended to August 21, 2015 FOR THIS QUARTER ONLY.  After 8/21, interest is charged back to 8/1.  This includes payment still on route (whether by mail or online) by the due date.  Please ensure checks and online payments will arrive in the tax office by August 21, 2015 .  Tax Collector’s office hours are 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.  For your convenience, the tax office will remain open until 6 pm on 8/21.
Please Note:  Due to the financial standing of A & P, the PURPLE trash bags for use with Buldo Sanitation are currently only available from Kings Supermarket in Hillsdale.  The Township Administration is currently working with Buldo to rectify this situation.
2015 Household, Garden Debris & Grass Collection Schedule
♦ Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program Flyer

♦ Click here for CERT application
Debris collection at the DMF Center Tue.'s 7am-3pm & Sat.'s 9am - 1pm
♦ Report Open Road Emergency Repair Work to Admin. - more info
♦ Lightning Detection System Installed - click here info & alert sign-up
♦ Meals on Wheels - Senior citizens or disabled people interested may call 201-358-0050 or visit PVMealsonWheels.
Remember to Recycle!      Place your container at the curb on Thursday night.    Remember to Recycle!
COMMUNITY NEWS
Walk-in Wednesdays at the Pool!

Non-members of the Washington Township Swim Club are invited to come and cool off every Wednesday now through the end of the summer. The cost is $15 per person and you do not have to be accompanied by a member. For further information please click here.

Memorial Park Multi-Purpose Recreation Area Plan

To view the engineering drawings and concept summary page of the items included in this plan, please click on the image to the right.


  Girl Scouts Create Welcome Brochure

Junior Girl Scout Troop 4343 created their own Welcome Brochure to earn their Bronze Award.
Click here to see brochure

Christmas in July!


GFWC/NJSFWC Contemporary Woman's Club of Washington Township will be conducting a food drive during the month of July.  "Christmas in July will be held at the Rite Aid Pharmacy in the Township of Washington Shopping Center.  All food collected will be donated to the local food bank.  The club will be focusing on collecting non-perishable food such as tuna fish, peanut butter, cereals, juice boxes, raisins, breakfast bars, macaroni and cheese, soups and beans. The club thanks everyone in advance for their donations and support. For more information about club activities, call 201-664-7059 or visit us here.

Annual Town Festival will be held on Sat., Oct 3rd from 11-4pm.  New to this years event is Art & Music.  Check back for details!
Bergen County Executive, James J. Tedesco III and the Board of Chosen Freeholders Cordially invite you to celebrate “MUSIC AT THE BARN” at the Wortendyke Barn Museum, a County Historic Site, 13 Pascack Rd. in Park Ridge. The concert series is open to the public and free of charge. Concerts take place on the last Sunday of the month July - October. Bring your family & friends along with chairs and blankets, limited seating available.

Take Action for Clean Air This Summer

The CleanAirNJ campaign is intended to educate the public about NJ’s most persistent air pollution problem, ground-level ozone (also known as smog); and the role of the public in reducing the emissions that cause smog.  The campaign also provides information on making safe choices during days with high ozone concentrations. Since vehicles contribute to more than half of the smog formed in New Jersey, an important part of this effort is encouraging smog-reducing practices such as reducing emissions from driving (via use of public transportation, car-pooling, and purchase of efficient cars). For more info click here

2015 BCUA Hazardous Waste Collection Dates-click here
COUNTY & STATE NEWS
EMERGENCY SERVICES NEWS/ ALERTS
Swift Reach Registration

The Township has implemented Swiftreach Networks, Inc. as our Emergency Notification service provider. Swift911™ is a system that makes phone calls, sends text messages and emails to registerd users in the event of an emergency or important notification. Please click here or on the icon to the right to register.
JCC Super Hero Day Visit‏


Car Fire on E. Glenn Ave.

On 7/21/15 at 12:36 AM a 9-11 Caller reported to Twp Dispatcher Bobadilla that at the intersection of East Glenn Avenue and Andrea Lane a Vehicle was on Fire. This intersection is at the crest of the hill on East Glenn Avenue and can make for extremely dangerous conditions for emergency workers during the night time hours. Twp Officers Cpl Riedel and PO Ferrarini arrived on scene to a Volkswagen GTI fully engulfed in flames. Twp Fire
Department arrived on scene and extinguished the blaze quickly.
While the Twp. FD was extinguishing the blaze Cpl Riedel interviewed the driver to obtain what exactly had happen prior to Police Arrival. While speaking with the 23-year male party out of Mahwah Cpl Riedel noticed a strong smell of an alcoholic beverage. The male party was arrested without incident and charged with D.W.I. As always Chief Glenn Hooper would like to thank Twp Fire Chief Bill Bilias and the men of the Twp. FD for their assistance. Chief Hooper states "Fluid communication between the Twp. Emergency Services and our Road Dept. is what makes the Twp one of the safest communities in the Valley."


M.A.D.D Recognition Awards

Twp. of Washington P.O's Cpl. Steven Riedel and Richard Parsells were among hundreds of officers throughout NJ who received 2014 Law Enforcement Distinguished Service awards from Mothers Against Drunk Driving for their efforts in keeping New Jersey roads safe from impaired drivers. Police Chief Glenn Hooper stated “I am proud of these Officers as well as all of the members of my department in their efforts to prevent, detect and arrest drunk drivers.  During the summer season it is important for people to remember to refrain from drinking and driving.  Our department, in cooperation with the NJ Division of Highway Traffic Safety, has participated in the State and National Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over drunk driving enforcement periods that take place in late summer and during the winter holiday season for many years and will continue to do so". 
 

Chief for a Day

Once again, the Twp. of Washington participated in the Bergen County Sheriff's program Chief for a Day. The program included motorcade rides to the county courthouse in Hackensack and each got his or her own uniform at the various agencies. Pictured to the right is this years Township recipient Hannah Steinfeld along with Lt. Rich Skinner.


WTPD Warns of Cellphone Delivery Scam

Police responded to a report of a suspicious male attempting to pick up a package at a Washington Avenue home in the Township. Two arrested. Click here for the full press release.

WTVAC Needs Your Help!
In an ongoing effort to make our community more Heart Smart and increase survival chances for our residents, the WTVAC and Emergency Responders need your help as they raise money for the purchase of new life saving technology. Automated Chest Compression (ACC) systems are hands-free devices that can begin administering chest compressions within seconds of arrival. Please click here for further information including a donation form.

•"PINK HATS" Available at Police Department

The township police department is participating in PBA 206's "Pink Hat Project" to raise funds for breast cancer research. Pink versions of the department's regulation cap are being sold for $25. Hats can be purchased at the department's headquarters. The entire purchase price of each hat will go directly toward cancer research.
 

Township Officer Struck by Vehicle - In the early morning hours of July 20th, 2013 Officer Heather Castronova was struck by a dark colored SUV on Fern St. while issuing a parking summons.  The vehicle left the scene of the accident, continuing North making a right onto Washington Ave. heading  towards Westwood. This vehicle may have damage to the right front area. The PBA is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person involved. Anyone with knowledge of this incident is requested to call 201-664-1140, ext. 169.


Washington Twp. Volunteer Ambulance Corp is Seeking Volunteers to drive its ambulances on weekdays. Volunteer drivers are only required to take two days' worth of driving courses and a few hours of CPR classes. Anyone who is available between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. at least one day per week could help. Please consider this great opportunity to help your community and its residents who truly do appreciate it. Anyone interested in joining the Washington Township Ambulance Corps should call (201) 664-3784.
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