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• TRAFFIC ALERT- Due to a water main break this morning, Ridgewood Rd. is closed at Cosman St. Please plan an alternate route.


SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE - The Township Council of the Twp. of Washington will hold a Special Public Meeting on MONDAY, Aug. 26, 2019 at 7:30 pm in the Council Chambers The purpose of this meeting is to conduct the following business: • Introduction of Bond Ordinance No. 19-18, • Introduction of Ordinance No. 19-19, and • Adopt resolution, amending Fire Department By-Laws. Formal action related to the subject matter of the agenda may or may not be taken with respect to these and other matters at this meeting.This meeting is open to the public, subject to the applicable provisions of the Open Public Meetings Act.


• REMINDER:  Household debris (bulk) pickup will take place the week of September 9th on your scheduled day due to the Labor Day holiday. 


 KEEP YOUR CARS LOCKED - TAKE YOUR KEY FOBS OUT! - It is always
important to remember to take precautions to stay safe. Here are some tips to prevent burglaries from the WTPD  If you see something, SAY something!


• TAX BILL UPDATE - Tax bills were mailed 8/2/2019 and the grace period has been extended.  You may access and pay your bill online by clicking here or on the Pay Property Taxes graphic to the right.


 PSE&G SCAM ALERTS - Sometimes imposters contact PSE&G customers demanding immediate payment and threatening service shut off. Don't be a victim...be prepared & protect yourself - Know the Scams - click here for details

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


• SENIOR BUS SCHEDULE CHANGE - Commencing September 3rd, the Senior Bus driver will be picking up residents that are on the Shop Rite list on Tuesday instead of Mondays. If anyone one is interested and would like to be added to the list, please call 201-664-3268.


• THE MVC IS COMING TO YOU!  The next mobile DMV site location and date is:  Northvale - 09/12 The "Agency-on-wheels" offers Driver Licenses, Non-Driver ID cards, Registrations, License Plates, Disability / Veteran Placards, and Exam Permit Applications. Click each date above for a flyer with complete information.


• COOLING CENTERS NOW OPEN IN BERGEN COUNTY
Due to extreme temperatures this week, Bergen County has opened numerous cooling centers throughout the area.  Please click here for a listing and tips to avoid the heat. *Jack Woods Senior Center now open as cooling center.


TOWN HALL SUMMER HOURS -  New summer hours go into effect July 8th and run through Labor Day, Sept. 2nd. The new hours are as follows • Monday: 8:30 am to 7:30 pm  • Tues/Wed/Thurs: 8:30am - 4:30 pm • Friday: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm  *New hours pertain specifically to the following departments: Clerk, Board of Health/Registrar, CFO, Tax Collector, Purchasing and Planning/Zoning

Remember to Recycle!      Place your container at the curb on Thursday night.    Remember to Recycle!
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COMMUNITY NEWS
• ADULT EXCERCISE PROGRAMS & MORE AVAILABLE AT THE LIBRARY
Check out the many programs offered at our library by clicking here in addition to our senior excercise classes offered weekly at the senior center.

• COUNTY CLERK SATELLITE OFFICE BACK IN OCT.!
The Bergen County Clerk will be visiting to the Twp.of Washington on October 15, 16, & 17th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm to provide the following services to residents: Passport Applications, Senior & Veteran Photo Cards, Notary Oaths, and Business Trade Name Registration. Click here for further information.


HABITAT FOR HUMANITY PROJECT - VOLUNTEER   
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.  Go to habitatbergen.org for information - Go to the volunteer opportunities calendar to sign up for Township project.


ADULT HEALTH  & WELLNESS PROGRAM

The 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 1st Tuesday of the month and at the Jack Woods Senior Center (lower level) on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. Click the flyer for details.

RITE AID "Wellness Wednesdays" FOR SENIORSSeniors 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. 

COUNTY & STATE NEWS
•  2019 BCUA Hazardous Waste Collection Dates
•  2019 Recycling Event Dates for Bergen County Residents 

Bergen County Seal ImageALL 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. 

NJDEP WEEKLY UPDATE - Click here for latest news releases
14th ANNUAL BERGEN COUNTY BOCCE TOURNAMENT - 9/29
The Parks and Recreation Dept. invites you to participate in the 14th Annual Bocce Tournament at Riverside County Park in Lyndhurst on Sunday, Sept. 29th  beginning promptly at 8:00am. Please click here for furhter information and a registration form which must be returned by 8/26/19.

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

ROCKLAND COUNTY MEASLES OUTBREAK UPDATE - 2019
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


• MOSQUITO CONTROL PUBLIC NOTICE - In compliance with Section 9.10 of the New Jersey Pesticide Control Code the Bergen County Dept. of Public Works -Mosquito Control Division, will be applying pesticides for the control and reduction of adult mosquito populations on an area-wide basis as needed throughout BERGEN COUNTY during the period from April 30, 2019 to October 31, 2019. Click here for full notice. Additional info here: • F.A.Q. - Mosquitoes...What Everyone Should Know
• Bergen Bites Back Flyer 
& Video

• RECYCLING RULES REMINDER - Plastic bags are NOT recyclable and may be placed in with your household garbage. 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 and plastic bags are 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 


• TREE REMOVAL - *PLEASE READ BEFORE ANY WORK IS DONE
If you are planning on removing trees on your property, review our ordinance & complete the
Tree Removal Permit Application PRIOR to doing so.

 NO-KNOCK REGISTRY - Twp. of Washington -Bergen County 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.  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.

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.

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  
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.

♦  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

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!

VISIT THE WTVAC WEBSITE TO READ THE LATEST NEWS!


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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