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MOODY'S 2018 BOND RATING REPORT 
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.

TOWN CALENDAR AD FORM
This year, the 2018 municipal calendar will have a different format.  It will include pictures, tidbits, DPW collection schedule, an event schedule and more.  It will also give residents / business owners the ability to advertise at the bottom of each monthly page. Click above for the ad form.
 ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT ATTORNEY
2018 PET LICENSING - NOW DUE TO AVOID LATE FEES
Applications have been mailed for renewal by January 31 to avoid any late fees. Please note rabies must be current through November 1, 2018 in order to register your dog.  See area clinic dates below.   If you no longer own your pet or have acquired a new one, kindly advise the Clerk's office. Click here for application.


UPCOMING RABIES CLINICS
Jan. 27, 2018 Westwood Train Station - Dogs 1:30 pm-3 pm  Cats 1 pm-1:30 pm 
Jan. 27, 2018 Mahwah Municipal Bldg 475 Corporate Dr lower level-10 am- 1 pm
Jan. 27, 2018 Norwood DPW 453 Broadway - 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Feb. 03, 2018 Old Tappan DPW Garage 35 Russell Ave - 8:30 am - 10:00 pm

ROAD CLOSURES & DETOURS 
Ongoing through late January or early February, Suez Water and J. Fletcher Creamer will be installing a new water main on Andrea Ln., Edgewood Dr. and Parkway Ct. from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm  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. Go to the district’s website, click Find It Fast > 2018-2019 Incoming Kindergarten.

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.


How To Prepare for a Winter Storm - FEMA


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

♦  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 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.


ICE SKATING AT VAN SAUN PARK
The Bergen County Parks Department is excited to announce that the Winter Wonderland open-air ice rink in Van Saun County Park will remain open until the last weekend in January!

The rink will be open Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 6-9pm, on Saturday from 10am-9pm and on Sunday from 10-7pm. Cost to skate is $10, which includes rentals.  Click flyer for more information.



HUDSON VALLEY CHORALE PRESENTS "BERNSTEIN AT 100"
Now in its 11th season, the Hudson Valley Chorale celebrates the 100th Anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth with an “all-Bernstein” program for its Winter Concert. Bernstein, known for his modern and urban composing style, created some of the most iconic music of the 20th century. The chorale’s focus in the first half of the program will be on the more classical Chichester Psalms, a piece commissioned for the 1965 Southern Cathedrals Festival at Chichester Cathedral.
Date:          Sunday, January 21, 2018, at 3 p.m.
Location:     Dominican Convent, 175 Route 340, Sparkill, NY.
Tickets:       $15.00 in advance, $20.00 at the door.
To order:     Call: (845) 598-6749
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ANNUAL HOME DECORATING CONTEST
Home Decorating Contest Winner 2017
The
The Contemporary Woman's Club held their Annual Home Decorating Contest this holiday season with judging taking place between Christmas & New Year's Day. This year the winners were Kevin Rolland and his father Gerry of Julia Court.  The Rollands attended the January club meeting and were presented with a 2017 Christmas ornament commemorative of the occasion. 

•"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.

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. 

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

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


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.

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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