TOWNSHIP OF WASHINGTON

LATEST NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS


SCAM ALERT:  The CDC or Health Dept. WILL NOT go door-to-door to take your temperature. This is a scam. DO NOT OPEN THE DOOR. Report to the Police.
• CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) INFORMATION  - Please visit the HEALTH DEPT. page for the latest updates from the CDC and state.

 MEETING TIME CHANGE - Please note the 4/6/20 Mayor & Council Mtg will take place at 7:00PM. This meeting will be a virtual meeting using remote access by calling 201-664-4659 for public comment and conference call for council discussion from the Municipal Complex.

  MAILBOX - We now have a mailbox outside of Town Hall for depositing all incoming mail, tax payments and any other fees or correspondence with the Township.  No cash should be placed in the mailbox.  Anyone using the mailbox will have their payment credited to the previous scheduled work day if deposited after the mail has been retrieved by Township Personnel.


• GARDEN & GRASS COLLECTION program will begin April 6th as scheduled. *Please note if you are normally scheduled for a Friday pick-up (Zone 5), your pick-up day will now be Thusday.  Visit the DPW page for schedule here.

• HOUSEHOLD (BULK) DEBRIS program has been postponed until further notice due to staggered shifts and lack of manpower at this time.

• TOWNSHIP OFFICES & DPW CLOSED ON FRIDAYS -  beginning April 3rd until further notice


• LATEST MESSAGE FROM MAYOR CALAMARI - Please click here to read the latest update from the Mayor

• LETTER FROM CHIEF SKINNER - Please click here to read an important message from the chief on current police procedures

• NEW STATE WEBSITE DEDICATED TO COVID-19 -  Please click here to view and help answer any questions you may have on the current situation.

• GOVERNOR MURPHY ANNOUNCES STATEWIDE STAY AT HOME ORDER -- Click here to view latest directive on closures from the state

• BERGEN COUNTY EXECUTIVE TEDESCO UPDATES  - Click here to view latest info
  
• ALL WATER PROVIDERS ASKED TO SUSPEND SHUT-OFFS DURING COVID-19 OUTBREAK? - please read

• FREE SHOPPING SERVICE FOR SENIORS - The BC Department of Human Services / Division of Senior Services  reports Umbrella is waiving their membership fee during this time. They connect seniors who need groceries & supplies with volunteers who can provide it. Click here for more information. In addition, Senior citizens or disabled people who are in need of assistance with meals, may call 201-358-0050 or visit PVMealsonWheels for more information.

• SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL EATERIES
- Visit here for a list of local establishments still open and serving our community.

CLOSURES & CANCELATIONS: The Township has decided on the following to mitigate the potential transmission of COVID-19 in our area: 
 
• The MUNICIPAL BUILDING is CLOSED to the public however, you may reach all offices by phone and email.  Please note, beginning 4//3 Township Offices and the  DPW  will be Closed on Fridays until further notice.  All business will be conducted via telephone, email or United States Postal Service. In addition, we have added a DROP BOX (located outside front door).
  • Drop off and pick up of any necessary paperwork (i.e. permit applications, payments, licenses, etc.) will be available through the drop box outside. Please call appropriate department beforehand to make arrangements for picking up of forms. (Click here for quick department phone list) 
  • The Borough will be erring on the side of caution by closing to the public and canceling all inspections until further notice.
  • Inspections for the sale of residential homes and changes of tenancy are temporarily suspended until further notice. Please click here for more information.

• The DMY YARD is CLOSED until further notice.  • The Library is CLOSED until further notice.  • The Senior Center is CLOSED and senior recreation activities are canceled until further notice. • The court session for Thursday, March 19th has been canceled.  • All spring recreation sports are suspended until April 6th • All township parks / playgrounds and fields are CLOSED to organized and non-organized activities  

  • The BCUA’s April 5th Household Hazardous Waste collection event scheduled for Bergen Community College has been canceledUntil further notice, the BCUA has suspended its electronics recycling program and composter sales at its Little Ferry/Moonachie facility
 
  • The BCUA's April 26th Tire/Electronic/Paper Shredding event, scheduled for Bergen Community College has been canceled.
     
  • STATE PARKS - open spaces at state parks and wildlife management areas still availabe for passive recreation.  Enclosed facilities, campgrounds at state parks, forests and recreation areas closed. Click here for complete press release.

••• IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT LEAD IN YOUR DRINKING WATER click here for a letter from SUEZ •••

•  CENSUS 2020 - On March 12th, letters were sent out to residents requesting you complete the 2020 Census.
Once the invitation arrives, you should respond for your home in one of three ways: online, by phone, or by mail.
Visit the census website
here for further information on jobs, news, how to respond and why your answers matter!

 LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIESKnights of Columbus, Golden Seniors, The Contemporary Womens Club of WT  & Vito Trause Fund - Information and application deadlines can be found for each by clicking the organization name. Please visit Naviance for additional information and applications.

• SUMMER REC JOB APPLICATION - The Township is now hiring camp counselors for our summer recreation program.  Please click here for an application.

• APRIL NJ TREE RECOVERY CAMPAIGN - CANCELED
• APRIL SHREDDING EVENT - CANCELED

• 2020 BC Satellite Office and Passport Outreach Services & Mobile Motor Vehicle Center Dates - click here

 
• TOWN HALL HOURS -  Please refer to each deptartment's webpage for their hours.

If you have any trouble with accessing information contained within this website, please contact the website administrator at:
website@twpofwashington.us or call 201-664-4404. 

Alerts & Notifications


CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE Swift911™ is a system that makes phone calls to specific people or areas in the event of an emergency or for sharing important information. All the calls you receive will have the Caller ID of 'Township of Washington' or 'Washington Township Police Department'. A confirmation email will be sent. (remember check your spam/junk email folder if you do not see it)


KEEP INFORMED BOTH AT HOME AND ON THE GO
Public Safety AlertsEmergency Notices and Instructions Important Local Notices

HOW WILL I RECEIVE THESE ALERTS?  Alerts or notifications from the Township will be sent by one or more of the following methods:
A voice call to your home and / or mobile #'s
A text message to your mobile phone
An email to one or move addresses
Residents using the Swift911™Publicmobile app will receive pushnotifications.

You can subscribe (or unsubscribe) to specific alert types and your information is always kept private and confidential. If you are not receiving these calls, CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE to add or update your contact information. You may also remove yourself from our lists.

Applications / Forms / SignUps



FORMS / SIGN UP   For resident's convenience, this page contains all the most requested forms, permits, applications and sign up options including our No Knock List registration and our E-mail Notice sign up.  

• SIGN UP FOR OUR EMAIL NEWSLETTER BY TEXT! - sign up for our email notices by texting the word TOWNSHIP to 22828 and entering your email address.



 

Calendar


 VIEW ONLINE CALENDAR Our full online calendar is availble for viewing and printing.

2020 Township of Washington Calendar  PDF File - click here

(Hard copy to be mailed to each residence the end of January / beginning of February.)

COUNTY & STATE NEWS

 
  • The BCUA’s April 5th Household Hazardous Waste collection event scheduled for Bergen Community College has been canceledUntil further notice, the BCUA has suspended its electronics recycling program and composter sales at its Little Ferry/Moonachie facility
 
  • The BCUA's April 26th Tire/Electronic/Paper Shredding event, scheduled for Bergen Community College has been canceled.
     
  • STATE PARKS - open spaces at state parks and wildlife management areas still availabe for passive recreation.  Enclosed facilities, campgrounds at state parks, forests and recreation areas closed. Click here for complete press release.

•  2020 BCUA Hazardous Waste Collection Dates (4/5 date canceled)
•  2020 Recycling Regional Event Dates for Bergen County Residents 

ALL UPCOMING BERGEN COUNTY EVENTS & OPPORTUNITIES!
Check out all the upcoming events and opportunities sponsored by the county.  Click here for an events listing with posters and click here for a regular calendar view of all the county has to offer. 


BC BOARD OF ELECTIONS NOTICE - POLL WORKERS NEEDED! Make $200 A Day - Visit here for details

NJ PROPERTY TAX RELIEF PROGRAMS - Senior Freeze & Homestead 

FRAUD ALERT: Genetic Testing Scam - Medicare Fraud

NJDEP WEEKLY UPDATE - Click here for latest news releases

SUEZ LETTER ADDRESSING WATER QUALITY 
Want to know if you have a lead service water line? Click here
What should SUEZ customers know about lead in drinking water in Bergen & Hudson counties? Click here for facts & faq

WOMEN VETERANS: Receive care through all stages of your life - click here for detailed information.

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

DPW / Recycling


DMF / RECYCLINGOur Department of Public Works page has the answers to all your questions regarding:
ALL RECYCLING & GARBAGE PICK UPS ARE IN EFFECT 
  • Household garbage pick up options
  • Recycling pick up
  • Grass / garden debris pick up 
  • Leaf pick up 
  • Household (bulk) debris pick up
  • Shredding & e-recycling events 
  • BCUA Hazardous Waste collection dates
  • Household Appliance pick up
  • Purchasing an ecology permit (dmf sticker) to bring items to the town dump

 

Mayor's Corner

2019 Road Program – The Council has on its agenda a vote to accept the bid and award the contract for the program. The work should commence in April or May depending on the weather. Two valid things prevented it from being done last year. The Council did not authorize the bid to go out until more than a full month later than they did in 2018, and we hired a new Town Engineer that wanted extra time to get familiar with our roads. I rather we delayed the program six months than rush it though.
Intersection – We now have enough information from the County to commence the property acquisition phase of the project.
DMF – We have started our search for out of town properties to house the personnel and equipment temporarily while the building gets demolished and the soil gets remediated. I’m hoping to have a location identified in March.
New Ambulance and Fire Building – There was a meeting last week attended by myself, Councilman Cumming, the Architect and members from both organizations to finalize the plan for the building. The Architect now has what he needs to prepare the bid specs to go out to bid later this month or next.
Ambulance and Fire Department Annual Reorganization Dinners – It’s an honor and privilege to be invited to and attend these annual dinners with our spouses to swear their respective officers in for the new year, and thank them for all their service to the Town and its residents.
Town Calendars – I hope you have received the 2020 calendar. I want to recognize Bernadette for being the point person in consolidating all the info the department heads provided, getting Sponsors to defray the cost to the taxpayers, and working with the printer on the format and mailing. It’s not an easy job.
Recreation – Background checks will start to occur for the coaches in the next sport of the year which is Lacrosse.
Website and Facebook – We have done a soft release of the updated website and our new Facebook page. They will continue to be tweaked. When I checked the Facebook page over the weekend, we already had over 280 people liking and following the page. We welcome your comments about them.
Commuter Bus – Our neighbors in Montvale and Woodcliff Lake have worked with a new bus company, HIP, to service their residents needs that are being ignored by our current bus provider. The CEO of the company is attending our next Pascack Valley Mayors meeting to tell us more about what they provide. I would appreciate it if the commuters could visit their website at ridehip.com and let me know via email at mayor@twpofwashington.us if it’s something you would be interested in.

Online Tax Payment


Pay Property Taxes OnlineVisit the Tax / Finance page for office hours if you are planning on paying your tax bill in person at the assecors office.  You may also pay and review your property taxes online by clicking the button below.
 

Pets


2020 DOG / CAT LICENSE REGISTRATION FORM  - All dog / cat licenses were due 1/31/2020 
*ADDITIONAL $25 LATE FEE begins 3/1/20.  Letters are going out from Tyco mid March followed by summonses in April if still not paid.

PET LICENSING
Local Ordinance requires that dogs and cats 7 months or older must be licensed. All pet licenses expire on January 31 of each year. Licenses renewed after January 31 are subject to an $5.00 late fee, licenses renewed after March 1 are subject to a $25.00 late fee. Rabies vaccine must be valid to November 1 of each license year. (Cats are not subject to a fine).
If you are mailing in your license form, you must include a copy of the rabies vaccine certificate along with a copy of the spayed/neuter information. Please make all checks payable to the "Township of Washington" and enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope for your license to be sent. Dogs are not permitted to run at large. Owners may be subject to fine.  All forms can be found under Health Dept. Forms on this page (upper right).  

ANIMAL CONTROL  INFORMATION (TYCO), click here
                                                           
RABIES CLINIC-2020
Our FREE Annual Rabies Clinic will be held on Saturday, November 7th, 2020 at the DMF building located at 350 Washington Avenue from 9:00 am – 10:30 am.

2020 RABIES CLINIC SCHEDULE SURROUNDING TOWNS
 
TOWN DATE TIME LOCATION
Teterboro 03/19/2020 3:30-6:30  
 

Teterboro Animal Shelter:  Please bring all records from your vet to show proof of shots received before updated shots are administered.  Free rabies 3:30-6:30, any other (paid) shots, i.e. distemper, etc. will require a fee up until 5:30 Only FREE rabies between 5:30-6:30 Visit web site here for forms to be completed, suggested not required.

Recreation

COMMUNITY PASSThe Recreation Department offers online registration for all our programs. You may register and pay for your children's activities through a website called Community Pass.  Please visit the Recreation Department's page for more information regarding the programs offered both through the township and outside the township and their fees or click the Community Pass button above for direct access to sign up now and create an account for your family.  This is a one time set up, so each time from here on out all you need to do is select the programs you want and submit your payment.

#TOWNSHIP STRONG


Stay Strong, Support one another, practice Social Distancing and together we can get through anything.

Join the movement, support our community's public affairs initiative, and print your own sign to hang up for all to see! 

Click here for your own flyer. #TOWNSHIPSTRONG

Upcoming Events