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Washington Township is accepting proposals for a Historic Preservation Plan: 

 

A  Historic Preservation Plan for the Municipal Building located at 43 Schooley’s Mountain Road, Long Valley, NJ 07853.  This shall include research and preparation of plan.  At a minimum plan should cover historic background, architectural description, current exterior conditions, recommended improvements and prioritization, cost estimate and maintenance recommendations.

 

Click to view the RFP.

invasive plantThe Washington Township Environmental Commission is very concerned about the unchecked spread of non-native invasive plant species that have come to dominate our local landscape. 

Note: Much of the following has been adapted from a National Park Service pamphlet, Plant Invaders of Mid-Atlantic Natural Areas, 4th ed. by Jill Swearingen with permission of the author.  You are encouraged to purchase this excellent reference for guidance. 

http://www.maipc.org/plantinvadersorderform.pdf

The expanding human population is the leading cause of biological diversity loss and environmental degradation.  In the early days of settlers and explorers non-native species were introduced either purposefully or accidently to new frontiers that were being developed. In today’s world with an ever increasing human population growth local natural resources are becoming limited.  In response to this humans have become reliant on international trade for agricultural goods, commodities and various other products resulting in an alarming increased introduction of plants, insects and pathogens that are harmful to our environment and to human health.      

Reestablishment of native plants can help mend degraded environments by reviving natural habitats   which in turn can restore the natural local ecological conditions and increase the natural biodiversity.

Please consider joining the Environmental Commissions Task Force to assist in identifying and eliminating non-native invasive plants from our land.  Share your contact information here and the Environmental Commission will be in touch. 

 

 

What is biodiversity and why is it important to us?

What are native species? 

Why are invasive plants a problem in natural areas?

How are invasive plants introduced? 

How do invasive plants spread? 

How you can prevent the spread of invasive plants 

Herbicide Use

Re-Plant cleared areas 

 

All damaged mailboxes shall be inspected by the Department of Public Works personnel in order to determine whether the mailbox was directly hit by a Washington Township Plow or other snow removal equipment and if in fact the mailbox was properly installed.

If the property was damaged by the weight of the snow alone the Township will not be liable for a replacement. If the property was damaged by a direct hit by Township equipment the post and or mail box, depending on the type of damage, will be supplied but not installed by the Township. The Township will purchase and have on hand a supply of standard regulation mailboxes and posts for your convenience. Anything above and beyond is the sole responsibility of the resident.  Please see below for USPS guidelines for installing mailboxes, proper height, and distance from the road. 

To view the Towship Mailbox Resolution click here.  

If you believe your mailbox was damaged by Township equipment, contact the Department of Public Works at 908-876-3382.

 

  

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USPS Mailbox Guidelines

Installing a New Mailbox

Look for Postmaster General's Seal

Every new mailbox design should be reviewed and receive the Postmaster General’s (PMG) seal of approval before it goes to market. If you opt to construct your own mailbox, it must meet the same standards as manufactured boxes, so show the plans to your local postmaster for approval.

Placing the Mailbox

  •                                  Position your mailbox 41" to 45" above ground level.
  •                                  Place your mailbox 6" to 8" back from the curb. If you do not have a raised curb, contact your local postmaster for guidance.
  •                                  Put your house or apartment number on the mailbox.
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  • Installing the Post
  •                    A 4" x 4" wooden support or a 2"-diameter standard steel or aluminum pipe.
  •                    Avoid unyielding and potentially dangerous supports, like heavy metal pipes, concrete posts, and farm equipment (e.g., milk cans filled with concrete).
  •                    Bury your post no more than 24" deep.

 For more information visit: https://www.usps.com/manage/mailboxes.htm

 

Wellness Fair IIThe Washington Township Health Department in association with the Mayor’s Wellness Campaign along with the cooperation of Dr. Robert D. Boyd D.O. of the Woodbridge Medical Group, will be offering, to Washington and Chester Township Medicare residents, a free Wellness Day.

 

Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Time: 9:00am – 2:00pm

Location: WT Senior Center, 35 East Springtown Rd., Long Valley, NJ

 

Services included are those covered by Medicare and require no co-pay and no deductible and include:

          Wellness visit                                      Bone Density Ultrasound

            Peripheral Artery Disease Test           Peripheral Nerve Testing

            Abdominal Aorta Ultrasound              Critical Care Assessment

            Vision Screening                                 EKG

            Pulmonary Function Testing               Blood and Urine Lab Tests

            Glucose Screening                              Glaucoma Testing      

            Tobacco-use cessation advice

            Blood pressure, height, weight and BMI calculation

 

The day will also include a free $10.00 Walgreen’s Gift card for each participant, free brunch, a pizza party between 12:30 and 1:30pm, and hourly drawings.

 

Space is limited – please call the Washington Township Health Department – Public Health Nurse, Gail Johnson at 908-876-3650 to register.

 

Flyer

 

Musconetcong Watershed Association is holding its 25th Annual River Clean-Up on Saturday, April 15th from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM.   They are seeking volunteers.   Please view the attached flyer for more information.

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