211 Route 31 North

Washington, NJ  07882

(908) 689-7200

 

 

 

~ Where Preservation Meets Progress ~

Please be advised that Haverfield Aviation will be the helicopter company assisting in the inspections on all JCP&L transmission lines beginning July 6th through July 10th, weather permitting.  The pilot will be in communication with any local airports when in their airspace.  The helicopter will be flying at a speed of about 35-40 mph above or alongside the lines and may circle around for a closer inspection.  The helicopter is black with red lettering and Tail Number N500LK.  Click here for a photo of the helicopter.

Please be advised the July 8, 2020 Land Use Board Meeting will be conducted via the Zoom virtual meeting service.  Click Here for more information and the link and Meeting ID needed to participate in the meeting.  If you have any questions, please contact the Board Secretary, Eileen Parks via email at landuseboard@washington-twp-warren.org


The Municipal Offices will be closed on Friday, July 3rd in observance of Independence Day.

Click here for frequently asked questions regarding the July 7th primary election.  Click here for "Do's and Don't" regarding the primary election.

Taxes are Still Due May 1st
- Please be advised 2nd Quarter Property Taxes are due May 1, 2020 with the normal 10-day grace period. Taxes must be in the office by May 11, 2020.  Postmarks are not accepted.  If dropping taxes off in person, please use the white drop box as our offices are currently closed to the public.  Click here for more information. 
The Washington Rotary Club is exploring ways it may help others experiencing some kind of challenge during the current COVID-19 health challenge. The Club has already applied for and received a food grant that will be delivered to the Washington Food Bank later this month. An additional financial grant has since been applied for, the award amount will be communicated later this month as well, with the maximum amount of $1,000 available. Both grants are the result of funds from the Rotary International Foundation and application by the Rotarians at our Club's District level.  The Club has some funds available and some other resources, with its contacts back through Habitat for Humanity resources.  Please contact Ed Sharpless for additional information and opportunities.  Ed Sharpless, President, Washington Rotary Club, edsharpless05@gmail.com, 860.716.8062

A Warren County COVID-19 patient testing center will open on Wednesday, April 8, 2020.  Click here for more information.

Click here to view initiatives in place to support businesses impacted by COVID-19.  Small business owners can view the following for more information: CARES Act Guidelines, Economic Injury Disaster Loans, and Paycheck Protection Program.

2020 Budget - Introduced 3/17/20 by Resolution 2020-72

Please be advised that in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) the Administration Building shall be restricted to Township employees only.  The Township of Washington remains committed to serving the public during this public health emergency by preserving the continuity of government.

The Administration Building will be open from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Monday through Friday.  All Township business shall be conducted via phone, email or U.S. mail.  A work station has been prepared with forms, pens, envelopes, and a drop box for residents to leave requests and payments.  An intercom phone has been installed and telephone extensions listed for residents to call with any questions.

Please be advised all Environmental Commission, Historical Commission, Recreation Committee and Land Use Board meetings have been cancelled until further notice.

Please remember to support our local businesses.  Click here to view a list of restaurants providing modified services and hours as well as Shop-Rite's hours for seniors and high-risk residents.  This information is subject to change.

Click here to view COVID-19 care and testing information for the Lehigh Valley area.

Click here to view important information regarding the Party Affiliation deadline for the Primary Elections.

Click here to view the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Situation Summary prepared by the CDC.

Click here to view a News Release issued by Warren County regarding the coronavirus.  Also included are questions to commonly asked questions.

The Warren County Mosquito Control Commission has provided an informational packet regarding their Adult Mosquito Control Program.  Click here to view the document.

The United Way Caregivers Coalition is hosting a Caregivers Cafe on Thursday, April 23rd.  Click here for more information.

Click here for a 2020 Census Fact Sheet.

The Washington Township Committee, by recommendation of the Recreation Committee, is accepting funds to add a walking path extension in the northwest section of Meadow Breeze Park.  Click here to see how you can help.

JCP&L customers who experience an outage due to the weather are asked to report it using one of the following methods: 1) Text OUT to 544487; 2) Report online at www.jcp-l.com; 3) Use the JCP&L smart phone app for iPhone and Android; or 4) call 888-LIGHTSS (888-544-4877).  Customers are reminded to steer clear of downed power lines.  Always assume they are live and dangerous.  Downed power lines should be reported immediately to 888-LIGHTSS (888-544-4877) or to your local police or fire department.

The Washington Township Police Department is currently looking to hire part-time substitute Crossing Guards.  If you should be interested, please contact Adele or Lieutenant Kaufmann at (908) 689-1630 or stop in and pick up an application.


Click here to view Generator Safety Tips from JCP&L.

The Center for Addiction Recovery Education & Success (CARES) has the following programs available:  Coffee and Daily Devotion/Reflection, Kids Hour, and Sand Art Family Fun.  Click on each of the links for more information.

Click here to view the Coalition for a Healthy & Safe Community One Table newsletter entitled "Talk Early, Talk Often".

Warren County Department of Public Safety presents Swift 911 - Free Local Emergency Alerts.  Click here for more information.

JCP&L outages can now be reported on Facebook.  Click here to learn how as well as three other reporting options that are available.

JCP&L warns of a scam.  Click here for details.

Help keep our streetlights working by reporting any outages - visit www.firstenergycorp.com or call 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877).  Click here for information.

JCP&L outages can now be reported on facebook.  Click here for more information.

Call before you dig.  Click here for more information.

Click here to learn the best ways to reduce your carbon footprint.

JCP&L c
ustomers who are without power are encouraged to call 1-888-LIGHTS (1-888-544-4877) to report their outage or click the “Report Outage” link on www.firstenergycorp.com.  Customers should immediately report downed wires to their utility or their local police department.  Customers should never go near a downed power line, even if they think it is no longer carrying electricity.  Extra caution should be used in areas where downed lines are tangled in trees or other debris.  

For updated information on the company’s current outages, FirstEnergy’s storm restoration process and tips for staying safe, visit the 24/7 Power Center at www.firstenergycorp.com/outages

The Warren County Horseshoe Pitchers Club is looking for members.  Click here for more information.

JCP&L would like to make you aware of a long-running nationwide utility scam that is again being reported in New Jersey.  The scam involves a caller posing as an electric company employee threatening to shut off power unless an immediate payment is made using a pre-paid debit card such as a Green Dot card.  JCP&L does not endorse the use of Green Dot cards as a bill payment method.  If a customer receives a call from someone demanding payment of their electric bill by using a Green Dot card, they are being scammed and should report the crime to local authorities.  Although JCP&L representatives sometimes do call customers to remind them that a payment is past due, they explain how a payment can be made using one of the following established payment options:  Direct Debit, Automated Phone Payment (1-866-569-4770), Authorized Payment Location (www.firstenergycorp.com/forms/paymentagencies) or by mail.  Any customer who has doubts about a call from someone claiming to be from JCP&L, especially one demanding immediate payment, should call JCP&L's customer service number at 1-800-662-3115.  For more information, visit www.firstenergycorp.com/paymentoptions.

511NJ is a free phone and web service that consolidates traffic and transportation information into a one-stop resource for commuters and motorists in the Garden State.  511NJ provides up-to-the-minute traffic conditions and it's available seven days a week, 365 days a year. http://www.511nj.org/ShowPage.aspx?pageName=511Overview

The Department of Community Affairs and New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency recognize that many New Jersey families are currently going through or facing foreclosure. The State of New Jersey and the federal government provide a variety of programs to assist homeowners. Information about these programs is free. Visit Foreclosures - First Steps and/or Foreclosures - Fast Facts.

Click Here for information regarding a Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

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