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Twp. of Washington
350 Hudson Avenue

Twp. of Washington, NJ  07676


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Affordable Housing Discussion at Feb. 27th M & C Mtg.
Among the topics to be discussed at the Public Meeting of the Township Council on Monday, February 27, 2017, will be resolution of the Township's affordable housing obligations and the Township's court proceeding relating to same.  

Winter Safety Tips to Prevent Burglaries
As the sun sets earlier, it is important to remember to take precautions to stay safe. Here are some reminders for preventing residential burglary, compliments of the WTPD
Zoning Board Volunteers Requested
The Township of Washington has three (3) openings on the Zoning Board of Adjustment.  Volunteer residents interested in serving on this board are asked to send a letter listing any experience and or qualifications, including any certificates, etc. and why you would be a good candidate for this appointment. Please send to Sue Witkowski, Township Clerk, Township of Washington, 350 Hudson Avenue, Twp. of Washington, NJ 07676 or via email by Feb. 3, 2017

Building Dept. Now OPEN on Fridays - Effective immediately, the building department will be open on Fridays between the hours of 9:30am and 2:30pm.

2017 Dog / Cat License Registration Form
Reminder - All dog / cat licenses are due 1/31/2017 - LATE FEES begin 2/1/17

FREE Rabies Clinic at Bergen County Animal Shelter
If your dog/cat is in need of a rabies shot, please note that a FREE clinic is available on the following dates
: 1/26, 2/ 9 and 2/ 23 from 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. for all Bergen County Residents. Be sure to bring previous rabies certificate, and you may pre-register by clicking here.

 Bergen County Animal Shelter & Adoption Center
100 United Lane Teterboro, New Jersey 07608
Phone: 201-229-4600 • Fax: 201-440-4358 • Email

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Recycling Schedule Change

As of December 30th, we recycle every other week rather than just twice a month.   The 2017 Town Calendar will indicate the recycling days for the Northeast and Northwest/South Sides of Town (as defined below). 

Northeast Side – All residences north of Ridgewood Road AND east of Pascack Road including the east side of Pascack Road.  (Previously 1st and 3rd Fridays.)
Northwest/South Side – All residences in other parts of Town. (Previously 2nd and 4th Fridays.)

Our next Paper Shredding and E-Recycling event is:
Saturday, March 18th, from 9am – 12pm at Town Hall.

DMF Yard Notice: The DMF Yard will be open again on Tuesdays and Saturday mornings beginning Tuesday December 27, 2016, except if snow clearing activites are necessary.
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!

WT Golden Seniors to Award Two Scholarships

The Golden Seniors will award two scholarships, $1,000 each, to residents graduating from high school in June. To qualify, applicants must be residents of the Township of Washington, but may attend any school. Upon graduation, the seniors should plan to continue a course of higher education.

The scholarships will be awarded based on scholastic achievement, service to the school and community, and financial need. Applications are available at the Township of Washington Library and the Westwood Regional Jr.-Sr. High School Guidance Office. The deadline for submitting applications is April 19, 2017. Please return completed application to either Township of Washington Library or Westwood Regional Jr.-Sr. High School Guidance Office.

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.

Healthy Steps Walking Group 

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Healthy Steps is an eight week walking program designed to encourage physical activity among people of all ages in a fun and movitivating atmosphere.  Walking regularly can help reduce the risk of health conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes.  Kick Off event includes 1 mile walk with Mayor Sobkowicz from 9-10am and free health screening conducted by healthcare professionals from 9-12 noon. This will be a weekly walking group meeting every Saturday through 2/25 - meet at the library - click here for more info.

Save the Date! - Bergen County Care Fair - 4/23/17

Bergen County’s first ever Care Fair which will be held on Sunday, April 23rd at the Hilton Hotel at 650 Terrace Avenue in Hasbrouck Heights, N.J. from noon to 5 p.m. The Care Fair will provide a one stop source to help all Bergen County residents cut through the health care and social service system maze. The Care Fair will help residents learn about their options and connect with the right providers and services. It will be a Care Fair for seniors, children, families, veterans, the disabled, people with special needs, those with mental health needs, and those suffering from chronic disease.  Help and guidance will be provided to people of all income levels. Please click on the flyer for more info.

Help Baby Grace's Brain Cancer Battle by Donating Here

The Skuches of the Township have created this website to keep friends and family updated as they go through testing and treatment for Grace. Your prayers, support and words of hope and encouragement during this time are greatly appreciated. Click here to read Grace's story and donate.

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!

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. 

  2017 BCUA Hazardous Waste Collection Dates
  2017 Recycling Event Dates for Bergen County Residents

DEP Offers Tips on Reducing Pollutants and Safety Threats
   from Burning of Wood During Colder Months

Can't Afford Needed Home Improvements?

The Bergen County Home Improvement Program provides resources to rehabilitate existing one- and two-family housing. It increases the supply of safe, suitable and affordable housing for low-income Bergen County Residents. This program is designed to assist owners / occupants of one- and two-family homes in making necessary repairs to their homes.
Eligibility is based on income, family size and type of improvement. 
 Click here for more information

Bergen County Residents Invited and Encouraged to Attend Bergen County Parks Master Plan Community Information Sessions

Bergen County and the Rutgers Center for Environmental Sustainability (CUES) are working together developing the first comprehensive master plan for the Bergen County Parks System.  With nearly 10,000 acres of open space and recreational facilities, the Bergen County Parks System needs a formal plan to guide the preservation and management of existing parks while outlining priorities for the future. All residents are invited to attend - click here for meeting dates and here for more info.
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.
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.

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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