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One in four adults experiences a diagnosable mental illness every year and many of these individuals do not seek help because of fear of shame or judgement from friends, family, and coworkers.  On May 15, 2017 Washington Township made the first steps towards eliminating the stigma associated with mental illness.  The elimination of mental health stigma will allow residents to get the resources they need without judgement.

Washington Township Committee passed a resolution designating the municipality a Stigma-Free Zone in order to create an environment in which residents will feel free to seek treatment for the disease of mental illness without the fear of being stigmatized.  Washington Township joins the County of Morris in declaring a Stigma-Free Zone.

Washington Township hopes to raise awareness of the disease of mental illness, provide an effective way to reduce the stigma associated with the disease and encourage those who are affected to seek services and feel supported.  The establishment of this Stigma-Free Zone will raise awareness of local Washington Township mental health resources so no one resident needs to feel hopeless or alone.  The elimination of stigma will enable residents to ask for help when needed so recovery can begin, hope is inspired, and tragedies are avoided.

Washington Township urges anyone who would like more information on the Stigma-Free Campaign to contact the Washington Township Health Department and to help us to eliminate stigma and promote wellness amongst all Washington Township and Morris County residents.


Visit the Health Page of the Township Website for contact information. 


 Visit the Morris County Website for more information. 






          Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received by the Township Clerk of the Township of Washington, County of Morris, State of New Jersey, in the meeting room of the Municipal Building, located at 43 Schooley’s Mountain Road, Long Valley, New Jersey, 07853 on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 10:00 A.M., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, and publicly announced for the following:




Specifications and related bid documents for the proposed work are on file in the Office of the Township Clerk and may be inspected and procured by prospective bidders during regular business hours at 43 Schooley’s Mountain, Long Valley, NJ 07853

All proposals shall be enclosed in opaque sealed envelopes, one bid item per envelope, plainly marked OUTDOOR FULL COLOR ELECTRONIC DISPLAY, and shall show the name and address of the bidder.  Bids may be forwarded by certified mail or overnight delivery.  If mailed, the sealed envelope containing the proposal and marked as directed above, must be enclosed in another envelope properly addressed for mailing as follows:

Nina DiGregorio, Township Clerk

Township of Washington

Municipal Building

43 Schooley’s Mountain Road

Long Valley, New Jersey 07853

All bids shall be presented to the Township Clerk by the parties bidding or their agents at the place and time designated or by mail as above.  The Township will not assume responsibility for bids forwarded through the mail if lost in transit at any time before bid opening.  No bids will be received after the time set forth above.

No proposal will be considered unless accompanied by a Consent of Surety, plus a bid guarantee in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the base bid, not to exceed $20,000.00, in the form of a certified check, cashier's check or bid bond, binding the bidder to execute a contract and furnish the required performance bond within ten (10) days after notification of acceptance of the bid.  A Non-Collusion Affidavit shall also be submitted.

Bidders are required to comply with the provisions of P.L. 1975, c. 127 (N.J.S.A. 10:5-31et seq.), and N.J.A.C. 17:27 and any amendments thereto, regarding Affirmative Action.  The successful bidder, upon notification of the Township's intent to award a contract to said bidder, must supply the Township with one of the following Affirmative Action documents:

  1. A photocopy of the bidder's Federal Affirmative Action Plan Approval Letter; or
  2. A photocopy of the bidder's Certificate of Employee Information Report; or
  3. The Township's copy of the bidder's completed Affirmative Action Employee Information Report Form, Form AA-302, as submitted to the Division of Contract Compliance and EEO.

The bidder's Affirmative Action documentation must be supplied to the Township within seven (7) days of the bidder's notification of the Township's intent to award.  If the bidder fails to supply the Township with the necessary Affirmative Action documentation, the Township may declare the bidder non-responsive and award the contract to the next lowest bidder.

Simultaneous with the submission of bids, the corporation or partnership so bidding shall furnish a statement setting forth the names and addresses of all stockholders in the corporation who own ten percent (10%) or more of the stock in any class, or of individual partners who own a 10% or greater interest in the corporation, partnership, limited partnership, limited liability corporation, limited liability partnership, subchapter S corporation or sole proprietorship therein pursuant to Chapter 33, P.L. 1977.  Bids will be rejected if they do not contain this disclosure statement.

Bidders are required to be registered by the New Jersey Department of Treasury, Division of Revenue, prior to the award of the successful bid pursuant to the Business Registration Act (P.L. 2004, c. 57, N.J.S.A. 52:32-44, as amended).

The Township reserves the right to waive minor defect and informalities in any bid and to reject any and all bids, or to accept bids that are in the opinion of the Township in the best interest of the Township.

No bidder may withdraw his bid within sixty (60) days after the actual date of the opening of bids.

No Specifications, forms of Proposal, or other document will be issued after 10 a.m. on   June 6, 2017.

By order of the Township Committee of the Township of Washington.


Nina DiGregorio

Township Clerk

Green Vendors and Exhibitors can now register for the 2017 Fireworks, Food Trucks and Green Festival behind the Long Valley Middle School on Sept 9 from 4 p.m. to dusk. To register you must 1) Complete the online registration at the link below; and 2) Submit a Certificate of Insurance per the guidelines or a Hold Harmless agreement; and 3) if you are selling any items provide either a check or a non-profit letter. The cost for registration to sell any items is $10 if the registration is complete by August 9 and $15 thereafter. The deadline for completion is August 31.



Hold Harmless

Online Registration




Black bears have emerged from winter dens and are entering a very active period of the year throughout New Jersey in search of food and mates, which makes encounters with humans more likely, according to Department of Environmental Protection biologists. New Jersey residents, especially families living in “bear country’’ in Northwest Jersey, are urged to take a few basic precautions this spring to reduce the risk of potential encounters.

Visit the NJ DEP Website for more information about Avoiding Bear Encounters and Bear Safety Tips

The Primary Election is June 6.


Voter Registration Forms and Applications to Vote by Mail can be obtained (1) in the Municipal Clerk's Office or (2) the Morris County Board of Elections Website. 


Important Dates:

  • May 16.  Last day to register to vote. Last day to submit change of address form.  Forms must be received in the Board of Elections Office by this date or you may go to the Board of Elections Office in Morristown to submit your form.  County Board of Elections Office in Morristown is open until 9 PM.
  • May 30.  Last day to submit application to vote by mail.  Forms must be received in the Board of Elections Office in Morristown by this date. 
  • May 31.  Sample Ballots are scheduled to be mailed by the County Board of Elections.

In person voting is available at the County Board of Elections Office in Morristown  from 8:30 am - 4 pm, Monday through Friday, up until Monday June 5 at 3 pm.  there will be extended hours for in-office voting on Thursday June 1 until 7 pm and Saturday June 3 from 8 am - noon.   In person voting takes place at the Morris County Board of Elections Office in Morristown.


Washington Township Polling Locations will be printed on your sample ballot.  You can also view a list of Polling Locations by Street on the Township Clerk's Page. 


On June 6 Polls are open from 6am-8pm. 

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