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Twp. of Washington, NJ  07676
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DMF Notice
Grass and garden debris will be picked up each week according to the schedule until Friday, October 26; household debris will be picked up until September 18.There is a dumpster outside the fence at the DMF Yard.  It is for metal/white goods such as stoves, refrigerators, and other metal items.  You can bring these items between 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9 – 1 p.m. this week only 8/17 – 8/22.


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.

Please Note:  Due to the financial standing of A & P, the PURPLE trash bags for use with Buldo Sanitation are NOW available at Town Hall in the Finance Dept. in addition to Kings Supermarket in Hillsdale. (Blue bags still available at A & P and Kings).
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


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!
COUNTY & STATE NEWS
Summer Nights at the BC Zoo!

8/20 -Energy Foods & Fitness
Free with paid admission to the Zoo.
Stop in for fun family friendly activities from 4:00-6:00PM
4:00 PM- Healthy foods to keep you moving!
5:00 PM- Zoo Exercise (Release all of your energy!)
 


Music at the Barn
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
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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