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PROPERTY TAXES
Second Quarter Taxes are due May 1, 2018.  Payments not received by Thursday, May 10, 2018 will be charged interest back to the 1st of May. Tax office hours are 8:30-4:30, Monday through Friday (office closed for lunch between 12:30-1:30).
The tax office will remain open until 6:00pm on Thursday, May 10, 2018 for your convenience. Taxes may be paid online as well, please click here to do so.

 ROAD CLOSURES & DETOURS 
Update 4/2/18 - Click here for the latest information on water main replacement on Gabriel Way, between E. Glen Ave and Hampshire Road and that vicinity.

WASTE MANAGEMENT TRANSFER STATION UPDATE - Please click here for a letter from Hillsdale Mayor Ruocco regarding the re-opening of the  Waste Management Transfer Station.
KIDDE SMOKE ALARMS RECALLED 
Over 450,000 Kidde dual-sensor smoke alarms have been recalled because a manufacturing error left a yellow cap over one of the units’ two smoke sensors. The recall affects two models:  PI2010 (hard-wired) and PI9010 (battery powered) - model # on back of units.
Inspect your detectors through the opening on the side but do not take apart. If a yellow cap is present, contact Kidde for further instructions and a free replacement alarm.  Contact Kidde toll free at  
833-551-7739. For more information, go to Kidde website by clicking HERE, then click “Product Safety Recall.”

BC HEALTH DEPT OFFERING FREE RADON TESTING
NJ TREE RECOVERY PROGRAM The NJ Tree Recovery campaign is a partnership between the Foundation and the NJ of State Forestry Service. This campaign focuses on providing trees to homeowners and communities who lost their urban canopy in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Seedlings will be available for pick up Sat.  April 21 & April 28 between 9 am & 12:30pm at the DMF yard.

REPORT STREETLIGHT OUTAGES - PSE&G customers may report a streetlight by calling 1-800-436-7734. Please note: the pole number (found on the metal tag on pole), street name, nearest cross street, and “in front of address” are needed to help  locate and complete the repair.

NO-KNOCK REGISTRY
Residents may register online to be placed on a No-Knock List, pursuant to Ordinance 17-19. By submitting this form, you are indicating you wish to have your address added to the Twp. of Washington's No Knock List of addresses that door-to-door vendors may not visit. Please click here to register online. Please note, cable providers Optimum and Verizon are exempt, If you are/or were a customer within the past two years, they are considered to be performing customer service. 

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 volunteer opportunities.


WTPD - COYOTE PRECAUTIONS


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

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

Pet Waste Pollutes Our Water 
What you can do to protect our water  
♦  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
SAVE THE DATES!

SHREDDING & E-RECYCLING EVENT - April 21st
This event will take place at Town Hall. Bring your papers to be shredded and electronic items to be disposed of properly.  Electronics included; Computers, Printers, Scanners, Monitors, TV's, VHS/DVD players, etc.

6th ANNUAL BI-STATE WATERSHED CLEANUP 
Saturday, April 28, 2018 9am -1pm (rain or shine)
SIGN IN AT:  Township Library ~ Finnerty Place
Areas include Water way from Woodfield Rd. behind Library to Ridgewood Rd. and water way south of shopping center in Washington Township.  Community Service hours available ~ Refreshments will be served


FREE AMERICAN FLAGS
Free American Flags will be given out by V.F.W. Post 6192 on Tuesday, May 15 from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in front of Town Hall.  Old flags will also be collected at that time.


WTFD ANNUAL CUSTOM CAR SHOW  The WTFD will be hosting their 23rd Annual Custom Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show on June 10th, 2018 at the Westwood Regional Jr/Sr High School, 701 Ridgewood Rd. Twp. of Washington.  Food, DJ, 50/50, Great Awards and Dash Plaques!  
***Spectator Admission - $5.00 Donation, Kids Under 12 FREE ***
Come join the fun, bring friends and help support the WTFD by being a sponsor. 
  Click here for sponsorship letter / form. $20.00 vehicle registration - pre-registration is $15.00.  Click here for a vehicle registration form.

2018 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Mark your calendars, our Summer Concert Series for 2018 is locked in: July 13 - Bon Journey,  July 20 - B Street Band,  July 27 - Jersey Sound (oldies) & August 3 - Radio Nashville. Location and times TBA


TWP. OF WASHINGTON 2018 CALENDAR

New Calendar Format which includes Leaf Collection Schedule and Debris & Grass Collection Schedule.
Calendars were mailed Feb. 1st, however you may download a copy by clicking the image to the right.

 

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.

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.

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
  2018 BCUA Hazardous Waste Collection Dates
  2018 Recycling Event Dates for Bergen County Residents

BERGEN COUNTY VETERAN RECRUITMENT HIRING FAIR 4/17

Operation New Bridge Serve Again - Open to veterans, spouses and reservists for diverse employment opportunities at New Bridge Medical Center located at 230 East Ridgewood Ave. Paramus NJ.  Register online here

MENTAL HEALTH - ANXIETY SOLUTIONS FOR FAMILIES

The 3rd annual Town Hall Meeting is scheduled for May 1st and is entitled "Anxiety Solutions for Families" by Englewood Hospital and Medical Center with special guest speaker, Dr. Anne Marie Albano. Please consider joining us this year and inviting your family, friends and neighbors for this timely community event.  Click here to register for this event.

BERGEN COUNTY CARE FAIR - 5/6

Health, Wellness, and Support Services All in One Place!
Sunday, May 6 at FDU Rothman Center from 12:00 - 4:00 PM

Click here for more further information.

BC TEMPORARY SATELLITE OFFICE COMING TO THE TWP!


The Bergen County Clerk will bring its community outreach Temporary Satellite Office to the Township of Washington to process passport applications October 23, 24,& 25 in council chambers. Community Outreach staffers will be on hand to assist residents with applying for United States Passports, including having a picture taken. Services will also include applications for Vote By Mail Ballots, Notaries and Peddler’s Licenses, including photo cards (Veterans Photo Cards, Exempt Fire Fighters Cards and Senior Golden Key Cards)

BERGEN COUNTY HOME IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM

Can't afford needed home improvements?  It's time to GET HIP!  Click the flyer to the right for further details or Call 201-336-7210 or email GetHIP@co.bergen.nj.us

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. Click here for further information.

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


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.

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.

TWP OF WASHINGTON EMT's VOLUNTEERED SERVICES AT ST. PATRICKS DAY PARADE DRAWING LARGE CROWDS 

On Sunday, March 18, 2018, members of the Township of Washington Volunteer Ambulance once again stood by at the Rockland County Saint Patrick’s Day Parade, as the Corps has done for the past several years. Click here

WTFD ICE DRILL

On 1/16/18 Twp. of Washington Fire Department conducted an ice drill on Schlegel Lake.  The Fire Department cut a hole in the ice and lowered a volunteer Fireman.  Several ongoing mock rescues were conducted.  Rescues were conducted by foot and by sled.  Local Boy and Cub Scouts were on hand to observe and learn from the drill.  Click image for photo gallery of event.

WTVAC INSTALLS 2018 OFFICERS & NEW MEMBERS
 The Township of Washington Volunteer Ambulance Corps recently installed its 2018 Officers and welcomed four new members during its annual Installation and Awards Dinner held at Seasons on January 5, 2018. Click here for the full press release.

WTVAC - FOUR TRAINEES COMPLETE INITIAL EMT COURSE
The Township of Washington Volunteer Ambulance Corps is proud to announce that its four Trainee Emergency Medical Technicians for the Fall 2017 cycle have marked the successful completion of their Initial Training course. Click here for more info


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.

"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!

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