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IMPORTANT NOTICES
Voter Registration Deadline for General Election  - 10/18/16
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Waste Management Seeks to Re-open Hillsdale Transfer Station
How does this affect the Township?  Click here .  All interested parties may sign an online petition objecting to the application submitted to the NJ DEP for the permit renewal. To Sign  the Petition, click here
Clean Water Notice - Solutions to Stormwater Pollution
Easy Things You Can Do Every Day to Protect Our Water

Summer Safety Tips to Prevent Burglaries
As our summer weather continues and our desire to keep doors and windows open, we need to stay safe. Here are some reminders for preventing residential burglary, compliments of the WTPD


♦  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

9/11 Rememberance Ceremony

This year's  9/11 rememberance ceremony will take place at the Senior Center located in Town Hall commencing at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 11th.  All are invited to attend.

Kids Entrepeneur Opportunity at Fall Festival - 9/17

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. Click here for flyer

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.

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!

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

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
  2016 BCUA Hazardous Waste Collection Dates
•  Recycling Highlights of the BCUA Programs and Services

•  BC Home Ownership Fair - 6/11/16
•  Public Hearing on Trans. Funding for Sr Citizens & Persons w/Disabilities - 6/15/16


11th Annual BC Bocce Tournament

The Parks and Recreation Dept. would like to invite you to participate in the 11th Annual Bergen County Bocce Tournament to be held at Riverside County Park in Lyndhurst on Sunday, Sept.25, 2016 beginning promptly at 8:00 a.m. In the event of forecasted inclement weather, the Department of Parks in consultation with the Tournament Committee will make a decision the day prior to the Tournament and reschedule, if necessary, for the following Sunday, October 2nd.
 The County of Bergen and the Tournament Committee will be communicating with all teams exclusively through the Team Captains identified on the registration forms. Please fill out and return the enclosed application and $10.00 (per person) registration fee by Monday August 29, 2016. Click here for form and further information. 


ZooFlix After Dark at Van Saun Park

Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco has announced that a free "Zoo-Flix After Dark at Van Saun Park" movie series is starting this summer and will be held in August and September at Van Saun Park in the parking lot adjacent to the carousel at the Bergen County Zoo at 216 Forest Avenue. Thursdays will be kid-friendly movies while Fridays will be geared towards adult audiences.  Click on the flyer for movie dates and times.

Music at the Barn Free Concert Series

"Music at the Barn" series IShosted by the Bergen County Division of Cultural & Historic Affairs. July 31st starts off this 4-part Sunday concert series held at the County-owned Historic Wortendyke Barn Museum. It features Doc Lane and Loose Change with their own sound of blended psychedelic blues, funk, jazz, and Southern rock. Limited seating, bring chairs/blankets, pack a picnic. The series follows: August 28th: “The Slippery Chickens”; Sept. 25th: “Dean Shot & The Solid Senders w/J.B. Lawson, Oct. 23rd: “Blue Grass & Cider”. Rain or Shine. If rain, concert is played inside the barn.
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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