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  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 BILLS - The Township has not received its tax rate from the County (7/18).  Tax bills will be preapred once our rate is received.  The grace period for payment will be extended 25 days from the date they are mailed.


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.


• SPECIAL MEETING NOTICEThe Twp. Council of the Twp. of Washington will hold a Special Public Meeting on Monday, July 22, 2019 at 7:15 p.m. in the Council Chambers. The purpose of this meeting is to conduct the following business: ~Introduction of Bond Ordinance No. 19-17. Formal action related to the subject matter of the special meeting 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.


 REC FOOTBALL REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!  Please be advised that registration is now available on Community Pass for all Football programs for the Fall 2019  season. Practice for Football begins the first week of August.


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, Building, Planning/Zoning

• 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.


• YOUR MVC IS COMING TO YOU!  MOBILE DMV SITE LOCATIONS / DATES
   Mahwah - 08/07
   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.


• RESPECT YOUR NEIGHBORS - Please remember to comply with Township Noise Ordinances. Click here to view all noise related code.


• ROBO-CALL PREVENTION REMINDER -  In an attempt to minimize the number of calls your receive, experts suggest placing your numbers - landline and cell phones - on the FTC Do Not Call list. Register by phone, 1-888-382-1222, or online at donotcall.gov Remember to remain vigilant when someone calls and asks for personal information, especially if you did not solicit the call.


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
COMMUNITY NEWS

• 2019 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES AT MEMORIAL FIELD

Back by popular demand, the township will host two summer concerts this summer at Memorial Field.  The first concert will be held July 12th at 7:00 pm and feature Asbury Fever, the second concert will be held July 19th at 7:00 pm (postponed & rescheduled for 8/9 at 7:30 pm) and feature Rubix Kube.  Stressed Desserts Ice Cream truck will be on site all night! Click the flyer to the right for additional details. Bring your chairs!


 CHRISTMAS IN JULY - The Contemporary Woman’s Club of Washington Twp has supported many needy organizations by collecting food, phone cards and personal items for military families, “First Night” clothing for “Shelter Our Sisters”, and breakfast foods for “Breakfast Buddies”.  This we have accomplished by our “Christmas in July” project in conjunction with Rite-Aid.
     
This year we are asking for your help by purchasing one of the following items:  toiletries, hair products, athletic socks, Ramen noodles, trail mix, assorted hard candy and cough drops, placing it in the box under the Christmas tree.  These items will be collected during the month of July, donated to” Embrella” (formerly Foster and Adoptive Family Services) and distributed to students who have aged-out of the Foster Care System. For more info about club activities click here or contact us by calling 201-664-7059.


• HARLEM WIZARDS HOOPS CAMP 8/5 - 8/9
For only 1 week at Bethany Communicty Center - click here for flyer with complete details to register now.

• COUNTY CLERK SATELLITE OFFICE BACK IN OCTOBER!
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.


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 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. 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!

 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.

Remember to Recycle!      Place your container at the curb on Thursday night.    Remember to Recycle!

• 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.

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

ROCKLAND COUNTY MEASLES OUTBREAK UPDATE - 2019
NJDEP WEEKLY UPDATE - Click here for latest news releases
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

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

• PASCACK VALLEY JUNIOR POLICE ACADEMY-The Township of Washington / Westwood / Emerson Police Department’s Community Policing Units will conduct a JUNIOR POLICE ACADEMY for qualified boys and girls between the ages of 10 and 14. This 5-day program will be held at Westwood High School June 24 thru June 28. The daily schedule is from 8:30 A.M. to 2:30 P.M. Please click here for an application.


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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