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NATIONAL CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY DAY - Saturday, September 23 is National Child Passenger Safety Day. On 9/23/17 the Police Department will be hosting a Child Passenger/Safety Seat inspection Checkpoint in the Municipal Building parking lot between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM.  Appointments can be made to have your currently installed child passenger Safety Seats inspected or new child restraint seats installed by calling 201-664-1140.

NEW COMMUTER PARKING APPLICATION
Please note there are changes in the firehouse parking lot regulations for 2018. You must apply in person to the clerk's office located on the 2nd floor of the municipal building between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm Monday through Friday (late days on 9/25 & 10/17). The deadline to submit your new application is October 17, 2017Click here for a new commuter parking application packet and detailed information. 

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY PROJECT
Update: A county coordinator from Habitat for Humanity will be available on Wed. 10/4 at the library from 6pm to 8pm to assist any veteran who wants to apply for the brand new living units that are assigned to veterans.  Any questions, please call Councilman Sears at 201-341-2942 
 

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 to volunteer beginning in October.  Housing applications will be taken in December

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.

2017 ROAD RESURFACING PROGRAM UPDATE: Road paving has been completed.  The contractor will be returning to address punch list items and road striping.


FLU SHOTS - 9/20 AT SENIOR CENTER - 10:00 AM-12:00 PM


Yellowbook's Bergen County North, NJ edition delivery is scheduled to begin 9/29/17 and run through 11/3/17. Click here for info letter and opt-out link.

2017 HOUSEHOLD, GARDEN DEBRIS, & COLLECTION PROGRAM

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

Modified Service Plan Due to Amtrak's Summer Track Repair Work in Effect Monday, July 10 through Friday, Sept. 1, 2017


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

8th Annual Family Fall Festival
Saturday, October 7, 2017, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Memorial Field, Pascack Road, Rain or Shine

Click here for Sponsor / Donation / Vendor / Volunteer  form

 • Be a Banner Sponsor – 2’ x 5’ banner with your logo for $250.
 • Make a General Donation of $25, $50, $100.
 • Food Vendor $25 rental fee for 2 8’ tables /2 chairs.  Menu Items:
 • Information Vendor – Fee is $25 for table space and one chair.
 • Kids Entrepreneur Corner – Fee is $5. Describe the items you will be selling.
 • Be a Volunteer. Sign up at the Library.


Kids Entrepreneur Corner - sign up 


Washington Twp. Cinemas  
Super Bargain Tues
days!


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

BERGEN COUNTY JOB FAIR

Friday, October 6th

Bergen Community College Gym

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

400 Paramus Rd Parking Lot B

BC to Host Multicultural Family Wellness Day on Sept. 16th
Multicultural Family Wellness Day will take place on Saturday, September 16th from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Van Saun Park in Paramus, N.J.  There will be activities for children, face painting, dancing, and an animal van on site, along with other fun-filled activities taking place. See attached flyer

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.
•"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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