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COFFEE WITH A COP -  10/3 - The WTPD will be hosting its 3rd Coffee With A Cop on Wed., Oct. 3, 2018 from 8 AM to 10 PM at the Dunkin Donuts in Washington Township. Patrons will enjoy complimentary donuts and munchkins courtesy of Dunkin Donuts, as well as giveaways from the WTPD. This event is being held on National Coffee With A Cop Day.  The program's mission is to bring police officers and the community together, provide an opportunity to bring questions and concerns directly the officers, and give the officers the chance to meet with citizens they serve on a daily basis. For further info, call headquarters at 201-664-1140, visit washtwppolice.org, or get updates by following @WashTwPolice on Twitter.


RADIO NASHVILLE SUMMER CONCERT - 10/5 
Check them out here


9th ANNUAL FAMILY FALL FESTIVAL - 10/6/2018
SPONSOR / VENDOR / VOLUNTEER FORM 


RECYCLING RULES REMINDER - Plastic bags are NOT recyclable and may be placed in with your household garbage.  Check with the food stores as some have recycle bins for bags.  You may not put your recyclables in plastic bags, you should put bottles, cans and containers loose in a barrel or bin. Bottles, cans and containers must be rinsed of all food and liquid. Containers with food and liquid residue are considered contamination. Plastic bags are also considered contamination.  We have been advised that we will be charged $175 per ton if the Township’s recycling has contamination. You may click here to view Waste Management's Recycling Quality Policy letter. Please do your best to comply with the rules. For more info, visit www.recycleoftenrecycleright.com 


GENERAL ELECTION - IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER 


POLITICAL CAMPAIGN SIGNS
No campaign sign shall be erected constructed or maintained until an application for the same has been filed with the Building Subcode Official.  Click here for application and local ordinance.


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)

PAPER SHREDDING & E-RECYCLING EVENT - 10/27
Our next event will take place on: Saturday, October 27th at Town Hall from 9:00 am–12:00 pm.


WM TRANSFER STATION UPDATE - From Hillsdale Mayor Ruocco 


SUICIDE RATES RISING ACROSS THE U.S. 


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. 

RECYCLE YOUR OLD CELL PHONES - The Township Green Team would like to introduce the Cell Phone E-Cycling Bin now located in the lobby of Town Hall. If you have old cell phones, drop them off in the bin and they will be recycled. *Please remember to remove any data on your phone.


BC HEALTH DEPT OFFERING FREE RADON TESTING

RESPECT YOUR NEIGHBORS - COMPLY W/NOISE ORDINANCES
With the nice weather finally here it is time to get out and start working on the yard.  In doing so, please respect your neighbors by making sure that your landscaper only operates property maintenance machinery, such as lawn mowers, weed wackers & leaf blowers as dictated by our noise ordinances. These hours and other requirements can be found in the Township’s noise ordinance by clicking here.

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.
NJ BOARD OF PUBLIC UTILITIES - Utility Co. Links & Numbers

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.


STORAGE CONTAINERS - As per Town Code Chapter 173, Section 16.1 With construction and building projects in full swing, just a few reminders:  If you have a valid construction or demolition permit in effect, a “temporary storage structure” shall be permitted within a noncommercial zone by obtaining a permit from the Building Department.  Application for permit will assess the necessity and location of storage unit.  Application fee of $25.00, once issued a permit fee of $125.00 for a period of 120 days from issuance of permit.  If additional time is required, one-month extensions may be issued by the Building Dept. at a cost of $50.00 per month, upon prior written approval from the Twp. Council authorizing the extension.  Failure to maintain a current permit, being located as designated, maintained in a sanitary & sightly condition shall constitute a violation.


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

GOLD STAR MOTHERS AND FAMILIES LUMINARY EVENT - 9/30 - MEMORIAL PARK AT VAN NESTE SQ., RIDGEWOOD, NJ
All are invited to attend the eighth annual Gold Star Mother’s Day commemoration sponsored by the Ridgewood Gold Star Mother’s Day Committee to be held on Sunday, September 30, 2018, and starting promptly at 7:00 p.m. at Van Neste Park, Ridgewood, NJ, as our Nation honors our Gold Star Mothers and families. Click here for more information

WELLNESS FAIR FOR EAGLE SCOUT PROJECT - 10/6/18
Township resident Stephen Munson will be holding a Wellness Fair for his Eagle Project on Saturday, October 6th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Church of the Assumption in Emerson. Please click here for further information. Click here to register for blood drive appointment. 


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


2018 BC HOMEBUYER EXPO - 10/17
Call or email to register for this event - space is limited.

BC SENIOR CITIZENS PICNIC POSTPONED TO 9/26
Due to the inclement weather forcast for 9/18, the senior picnic has been moved again to a new rain date of 9/26 - click here for details

BC FREE FLU CLINIC - 9/27
Free flu vaccines ages 5 & up - click here for details/flyer

VETERANS AFFAIRS OFFERS ASSISTED LIVING & HEALTH CARE
Many Veterans may be eligible for VA health care. Enrollment in VA health care satisfies your Affordable Care Act health coverage requirement—no add-on insurance plan is needed. VA encourages you to explore your health care benefits, including preventive, primary, and specialty care; prescriptions; mental health care; home health care; geriatrics and extended care; medical equipment and prosthetics; and more.  Click here for enrollment information

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

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.

EMT TRIO FROM TWP OF WASHINGTON VOL AMBULANCE GO TO SUMMER CAMP!  Rewarding Opportunities and More Perks Available to those in EMS. Click here for full article

TWP OF WASHINGTON EMT's FIRST RESPONDERS TRAVEL FOR COUNTER-TERRORISM TRAINING EMTs participate in all-expense paid trips from FEMA to various locations in the U.S. for further training. Click here for full article.

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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