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2017 LEAF COLLECTION SCHEDULE BEGINS 10/30/17 
ZONING BOARD VOLUNTEERS NEEDED The Township of Washington will have two (2) openings on the Zoning Board of Adjustment for 2018.  Volunteer residents interested in serving on this board are encouraged to send a letter listing any experience and or qualifications, including any certificates, etc. and why you would be a good candidate for this appointment. Please mail to Sue Witkowski, Township Clerk, Township of Washington, 350 Hudson Avenue, Township of Washington, NJ 07676 or via email to Sue Witkowski by December 15, 2017 to be presented for consideration at the December 18 council meeting.

ROAD CLOSURES & DETOURS Beginning 10/25/17 through early December Suez Water and J. Fletcher Creamer will be installing a new water main on Andrea La., Edgewood Dr. and Parkway Ct. from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM from Monday through Friday.  Residents will be allowed access to their homes.

2018/19 KINDERGARTEN ONLINE REGISTRATION BEGAN 12/1/17
The Westwood Regional School District began online kindergarten pre-registration for the 2018-2019 school year on Dec. 1, 2017. The online registration is a pre-registration only, and students will not be considered enrolled until parents/guardians submit the required information during in-person registration in January 2018.

A child residing in the Borough of Westwood or Township of Washington who will be five (5) years old on or before October 1, 2018 is eligible to enter kindergarten.  There are no exceptions to this date. To help facilitate your child’s registration, please follow this process:

  • Go to the district’s website, click Find It Fast > 2018-2019 Incoming Kindergarten.
  • Complete the process, review important registration procedures, and download the required forms. Registration packets may also be picked up at the Board of Education office located in the Jr./Sr. High School, 701 Ridgewood Road, Township of Washington, N.J. If you require further assistance, please email the district. 
FIREHOUSE/COMMUTER PARKING UPDATE Please note the Township Council has adopted the new ordinance #17-21 at the November 13th meeting.  If you have submitted an application for 2018, further information will be emailed in December on how to obtain your tag.  PLEASE NOTE parking is on a first come first serve basis.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY PROJECT
Habitat Bergen is building four (4), two-bedroom affordable units on Jefferson Avenue, two (2) are earmarked for veterans and the other two (2) are for seniors 55 and over.  Rendering pictured to the right. Go to habitatbergen.org for information regarding MANDATORY Information Meetings.

WORK THE POLLS
Election Poll Workers Needed in Our Town! The Bergen County Board of Elections is currently recruiting poll workers. This important civic responsibility is open to all registered voters in Bergen County. It is vital to the democratic process to recruit and train reliable poll workers.


Safety Tips to Prevent Burglaries - Keep Your Cars Locked!

It is always important to remember to take precautions to stay safe. Here are some reminders for preventing residential burglary, from the WTPD
Plane Noise Complaint Options
Residents can now file a noise complaint with the FAA due to low flying or loud aircraft over the Pascack Valley. Open the Noise Complaint Form  and submit.  To file a complaint by phone:  call 1-800-225-1071

Waste Management Seeks to Re-open Hillsdale Transfer Station
How does this affect the Township?   
What can I do?    Click here to take action
All interested parties may sign an online petition objecting to the application submitted to the NJ DEP for the permit renewal and send letters to the DEP objecting to the permit renewal.

Clean Water Notice - Solutions to Stormwater Pollution
Easy Things You Can Do Every Day to Protect Our Water

  PSE&G Offers winter emergency preparedness information -  click here
♦  Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program Flyer
  CERT Application
♦ Lightning Detection System Installed - info & alert sign-up
PVMealsonWheels - Senior citizens or disabled people interested may call 201-358-0050 or visit

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

WTFD CHRISTMAS TREE SALE

Once again, the Twp. of Washington Fire department is selling Christmas trees, wreaths, garland and grave blankets at the firehouse now through Christmas!


2017 ANNUAL PBA TOY DRIVE

Drop off a new unwrapped toy at the Twp. of Washington Police Department for the 2017 Annual PBA Toy Drive.

SANTA ON THE FIRETRUCK

Twp. of Washington Fire Dept would like to announce that Santa will be brought to our town on our Fire trucks on December 20 and 21 starting at 5:30 pm. So listen for the sirens and flash your house light if your home.


BERGEN COUNTY WINTER WONDERLAND


Bergen County's Winter Wonderland at Van Saun Park features open air ice skating, a kids zone ice rink, hospitality tent, children's games and activities, unlimited carousel rides, zoo events, food trucks an indoor/outdoor beer garden and the Bergen County Express Train Ride!
It opens on November 24, 2017 and will welcome guests from Friday through Sunday until January 1, 2018 with special programming and events to be announced throughout the coming weeks!
Click here to purchase tickets.
Online general admission ticket $16 Children 3 and under - FREE & Active Military or Veteran $14  Tickets purchased at the venue are $16.


DEPT. OF HUMAN SERVICES HOLIDAY PROJECT

Please bring donations (unwrapped) to the Office for Children One Bergen County Plaza, 2nd Floor Hackensack, NJ between November 27th & December 13, 2017.


•"PINK HATS" Available at Police Department

The Pink Hats Are Back! The Washington Township Police Department has participated in The Pink Hat Campaign for several years, helping to raise donation for Breast Cancer research.  We sell Pink Hats for a minimum donation of $25.00 per hat, which 100% of the proceeds are donated towards Breast Cancer research. Contact P.O. Travis Cangialosi or 201-664-1140, extension 301 to set up your donation today!

Golden Seniors Always Looking for New Members

Any resident of Washington Township interested in joining The Golden Seniors can come as a guest to a meeting to meet the folks. Meetings are held on the second and fourth Wednesdays at the Senior Center in Town Hall. If you wish to join, there is an initiation fee of $20 and the annual dues are $10. For more information, call Jim Joyce at 201-664-6725.


Clark Field Tree Planting Photo Gallery

Eleven Japanese Cherry Blossoms Trees, 2 Flowering Plum Trees and 8 Boxwood Bushes were donated by Township Residents and planted at Clark Field on Saturday May 20,2017. We want to thank the Twp. residents for their donation, Stone Mill Gardens, the WT Fire Dept, and Girl Scout Troop #'s  6026, 6679 & 6957, for helping to plant these beautiful trees and bushes. Click on the image or title to view photo gallery.

Adult Health & Wellness Program

The Twp of Washington Health Dept. in conjuction with the Health Awareness Regional Porgram of Hackensack UMC invite you to participate in this FREE program led by a registered nurse.  The program takes place at the library on the first Tuesday of the month and at the Jack Woods Senior Center (lower level) on the second Wednesday of the month. Click the flyer for details.

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. 

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.

Rite Aid "Wellness Wednesdays" for Seniors

Seniors 65 and older get 20% off almost everything the first Wednesday of every month at Rite Aid! They call it Wellness Wednesday! There is a different theme each month and they give out health related informational papers, coupons and free samples to seniors on Wellness Wednesdays from 10am to 2pm. The Rite Aid pharmacist is always ready to answer any questions, do an immunization evaluation or go over a patients medication especially on Wellness Wednesdays!

COUNTY & STATE NEWS
  2017 BCUA Hazardous Waste Collection Dates
  2017 Recycling Event Dates for Bergen County Residents

NJ STARS College Tuition Program
The New Jersey Student Tuition Assistance Reward Scholarship (NJ STARS) program is an initiative created by the State of New Jersey that provides New Jersey's highest achieving students with free tuition at their home county college.

Veteran Services - NJ Career Connections


If you are a Veteran looking for work, collecting Unemployment or your Unemployment has recently ended, you may qualify for the:Employer Partnership Grant On-The-Job Training Program.
 
For more info, come to our Re-employment Opportunities (R/O) in person.
 ***** Monday & Thursday ***** 8:45AM or 12 :45PM *****
All sessions start promptly  No appointment Necessary
Located at :   
New Jersey Department of Labor
Hackensack One Stop Career Center
60 State Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601
201-329-9600

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.

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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