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Road Resurfacing Project  - Milling will begin on July 25 and continue thru July 28 (weather permitting) for the following 12 roads in the order listed here: Douglas Dr., Jacob Rd., Kennedy Dr., Hillcrest Rd., White Birch Rd., Wayne Pl., Adams Pl., Ridgewood Blvd. E., West Pl., President Rd., Ruby Ct., Calvin St. (No. of Washington).  Milling of White Birch Rd. and Wayne Place will be timed so as not to interfere with the Camp drop-off & pickup and no paving will be done on those roads until Camp is over.   Paving is anticipated to take 6 days and will begin before the milling process is completely over.  Paving of milled roads will begin Wednesday 7/27 and will continue through 8/3 or 8/4 (weather permitting; not including weekends).   Check in for updates as the project progresses.
Tax Notice - 3rd Quarter tax bills were mailed on Friday, July 22, 2016, and available for online viewing and online payment processing. FOR THIS QUARTER ONLY, the usual 10 day grace period has been extended to August 15, 2016.  After August 15, 2016, interest is charged back to August 1, 2016.  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 16, 2016 .  Tax Collector’s office hours are 8:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m.  For your convenience, the tax office will remain open until 6 p.m. on August 15, 2016. 

♦  Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program Flyer
  CERT Application
♦ Lightning Detection System Installed - info & alert sign-up
♦ Meals on Wheels - Senior citizens or disabled people interested may call 201-358-0050 or visit PVMealsonWheels
♦  2016 Debris & Grass Collection Program Begins April 4th  

Remember to Recycle!      Place your container at the curb on Thursday night.    Remember to Recycle!
COMMUNITY NEWS

Pascack Valley Junior Police Academy 2016

The Pascack Valley Junior Police Academy provides a fun week year after year to the children of the Twp. of Washington, Westwood and Hillsdale. Please click here for pictures and details of this years program.

Kids Entrepeneur Opportunity at Fall Festival

New to the Township of Washington's Annual Fall Festival will be a “Kids Entrepreneur Corner”.  The Festival Committee is encouraging children between the ages of 8-18, to become entrepreneurs for a day. If you have a talent for pottery, painting, bracelets, or any of the many arts and crafts, the Fall Festival is your opportunity sell your creations and get started on the road to a future career. No food items are permitted.  If you are interested, or have questions, send an e-mail to PublicAffairs describing your product.  You will receive a confirmation if you are approved.

WT Golden Seniors Upcoming Trips

The Golden Seniors of the Township of Washington was founded in 1982, as its By-laws state, “to provide wholesome recreation and pastimes that create outlets and diversions to uplift morale above the daily routine.” To that end, this release reports on four bus trips that are planned for this summer. Buses leave from Our Lady of Good Counsel Church parking lot, 668 Ridgewood Road, Township of Washington.  Click here for details on these great trips!

Senior Discount Day at Foodtown

Every Tuesday is for Seniors! Get 10% off your Tuesday shopping order. Simply present your Foodtown club card and Medicare card, you must be 65 years or older and you  ust be present ot recieve your discount. See flyer for specifics and black out date information.

Seeking Volunteers
The Twp.of Washington is organizing a new Green Team to work towards making our town a more sustainable and environmentally aware community. The Green Team will follow the guidelines of Sustainable Jersey and offer our town venues for obtaining energy grants, improving recycling efforts, reducing our carbon footprint and hosting events.  Any interested resident is welcome to find out more about our mission or join our team by emailing Bernadette Pomykala or calling 201-664-4404. First meeting will be scheduled for mid February. 

COUNTY & STATE NEWS

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. Updated

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 in the right margin menu to register.
WT CERT serves at Relay for Life

Members of the first Washington Township Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) completed their first assignment: Assist at the Pascack Valley Relay for Life event, held May 14 and 15 at Westwood Regional Jr./Sr. High School.  The CERT volunteers assisted both the WTPD and the Relay for Life staff. The CERT volunteers helped with pedestrian safety, traffic flow and monitoring the event as the “eyes and ears” of Relay staff and the police department. They were joined by CERT volunteers from River Vale, Maywood and Bergenfield.  Click here full press release.

From left, Meredith Martin, CERT liaison for the Bergen County Office of Emergency Management; township volunteers Lenny Sabino and Karla Williams; with Relay volunteer Karim Bousleiman. Photo by Emily Kratzer

•"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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