Washington Township

211 Route 31 North

Washington, NJ  07882

(908) 689-7200

 

 

 


The Parks & Recreation Building is now available for rentable space.  Click here or call the Clerk's Office for more information on how you can rent the Parks & Recreation building for your next event.  Click here to view and/or print the rental application.

Snow Emergency Parking - The Township has an ordinance for Storm Emergency Parking which states "WHENEVER SNOW HAS FALLEN AND THE ACCUMULATION IS SUCH THAT IT COVERS THE STREETS OR HIGHWAYS OR THOROUGHFARES, AN EMERGENCY SHALL EXIST AND NO VEHICLE SHALL BE PARKED ON THE STREETS OR HIGHWAYS OF WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP".  See Ordinance 97-13 for complete snow emergency details.

Please review Ordinance 10-12 - "An Ordinance to Create a New Chapter of the Township Code Regarding Placement of Mailboxes, Basketball Equipment, and Yard Damage by Municipal Equipment During Storm Operations on Township-Owned Rights-of-Way".

The Township Committee's 2018 Reorganization Meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 7:00 pm.  This meeting will be held in the meeting room of the Municipal Building.  Formal action may be taken and Executive Session may be held.

The Washington Township School District has been recognized as one of seven New Jersey Lighthouse Districts.  A Lighthouse District has, over the past several years, achieved academic growth in the English language arts (ELA) and mathematics with diverse student groups.  Click here to view the State's Department of Education announcement.

The Township Committee has scheduled a Special Meeting on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 7:30 pm.  The meeting will be held in the meeting room of the Municipal Building.  The Committee will be discussing Employee's Health Benefit Options for the year 2018.  Other matters may come before the Committee.  Executive Session may be held.  Formal action may be taken.

Please join us for our 10th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 6:30 pm at the Municipal Building.  A Special Guest will arrive courtesy of the Washington Township Fire Department.  Light refreshments will be provided.  The Washington Emergency Squad will be accepting unwrapped toys for their Annual Toy Drive.  We hope you can join us.

The Environmental Commission meeting scheduled for Tuesday, December 12, 2017 has been cancelled due to lack of quorum.

The Domestic Abuse Sexual Assault Crisis Center of Warren County is hosting their Annual Holiday Shoppe.  Click here for information regarding registering and donations.  Click here to view their flyer.

NOTICE OF SOLICITATION OF PROPOSALS FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES - PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Township of Washington is accepting proposals for the provisions of the following professional services to the Township of Washington for 2018:  Bond Counsel, Township Attorney, Township Auditor, Special Litigation, Township Committee Planner.  All proposals shall be submitted to the Clerk's Office with one pdf file on CD and one original (please do not send electronically) to the attention of Peter H. deBoer, Jr., Township Administrator, by December 13, 2017 at 11:00 am.  Proposals are being solicited by fair and open process in accordance with NJSA 19:44A-20.4 et. seq.  Copies of the RFP are available from the Clerk's Office by calling (908) 689-7200.

Click here to participate in a Warren County Shuttle survey and be entered for a chance to win a $50 gift card.

Click here for tips provided by the NJ DEP to reduce encounters with black bears.

Click here to view a message regarding Amtrak's Penn Station Summer Repairs.

The New Jersey Forest Fire Service urges caution with the start to Wildfire Season.  Click here for more information.

Are you a business owner in Washington Township and want to display your business?  Are you looking for businesses in Washington Township?  Check out our new "Businesses in our Community" tab on the left hand side of our home page.  Business owners who wish to display their business information should contact Ann at
dptyclerk@washington-twp-warren.org

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; 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 with a salary of $16.30/hour.  If you should be interested, please contact Adele at (908) 689-1630 or stop in and pick up an application.


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

Corporate Community Day - Trail maintenance is available for those individuals or groups who have a Community Day Program at their workplace.  Please contact Dick Flint at (908) 246-0795 for more information.

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.

The Warren County Freeholders announce Warren County's new Shuttle Program - 31 RIDE.  This new service provides Warren County residents with transportation to the Clinton Park and Ride.  Beginning Monday, June 6th, residents will have the ability to park their cars at three designated park and ride facilities along Route 31:  Oxford Township's Municipal Building, Washington Township's Municipal Building, and the Family Dollar Store.   Click here for additional information and to view the schedule.

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

Special Update on Non-Acceptable Recycling Items - We can no longer accept CRT Monitors & TV's.  Click Here for more information.  Click here for information regarding SustainAbilities Electronics Recycling which includes CRT Monitors & TV's.

Click here to read the Department of Environmental Protection's News Release regarding wildfires.

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

The Police Department is accepting applications for substitute crossing guards.  If interested, contact Adele or Lieutenant Kaufmann at (908) 689-1630 or stop in to pick up an application.

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.

Visiting Homemaker Service is looking for volunteers for their Meals at Home Program.  Click here for more information.

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

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.

The Recreation Commission is looking for volunteers to provide periodic maintenance for hiking trails on Township passive recreation properties.  Dependable maintenance is needed several times each year.  This work is not difficult and experience is not required.  Training and support will be provided.  If interested, please contact Dick Flint at (908) 689-2474 for further information.

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).