Mayor's Update on Storm Restoration

Storm Update – 8/6/2020 – 8:00 PM I know that people are frustrated. We have been through more in the last 5 months then could ever be dreamt up in an apocalyptic Stephen King novel. I want to ask everyone to remember though, while the Storm caused extensive damage in this...
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Generator Safety and Carbon Monoxide Information

  Generator Safety Tips Never run a generator in an enclosed space or indoors. Most generator-related injuries and deaths involve CO poisoning from generators used indoors or in partially enclosed spaces. That includes the basement or garage, spaces that can capture deadly levels of carbon monoxide. Always place the generator at least...
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Mayor Murello Provides Storm Restoration Update

Storm Update - 8/5/20 - 3:30 PM Mayor Murello   completed a call with JCP&L who provided an update on the damage assessment and restoration process from the storm. In the last 24 hours, approximately 565,000 remain without service from the original 788,000 customers in northern and central New Jersey. In Town,...
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First Energy / JCP&L Provides Update on Repairs

FirstEnergy Corp.         For Release: August 5, 2020   76 S. Main St.                                          Akron, Ohio 44303                        ...
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ROAD CLOSURES

PLEASANT GROVE RDAT GLEN RIDGE DR (REOPENED)FAIRMOUNT RD(RT 517)AT DOG PARK (RE-OPENED)SCHOOLEYS MTN RD AT CAMP WASHINGTON (1)REOPENEDSCHOOLEYS MTN RD (2)BY CATARACT PARK (RE-OPENED)NAUGHRIGHT RDAT #167 (RE-OPENED)EAST SPRINGTOWN RDAT SCHOOLEYS MTN PARK (RE-OPENED)N FOUR BRIDGESBETWEEN LAKETOWN AND DRAKESTOWNW VALLEY BROOKAT #303FLOCKTOWN RDAT NESTLING WOOD DRMISSION RDNANCY TO NAUGHRIGHTMIDDLE VALLEY RDZELLARS TO...
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State of Emergency Due to Hurricane

The Governor has issued a State of Emergency for all NJ counties in advance of the impending arrival of Hurricane Isaias.    The current forecast has the center of the storm passing over our area this afternoon with the heaviest downpours expected by early afternoon and up to 6+” of rainfall....
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August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day

International Overdose Awareness Day is a global campaign that works towards preventing overdose, reducing the stigma associated with it, and providing support to families and loved ones of overdose victims. The  awareness day is observed every year on August 31.   The Township Committee passed Resolution R-110-20 in support of International...
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JCP&L Transmission Line Inspections Via Helicopter

Please be advised that Chesapeake Bay Helicopters (CBH)  will be the helicopter company assisting in the inspections on all JCP&L Transmission Lines, beginning August 3rd , 2020 through August  17th, 2020 weather permitting.   The pilot will be in communication with any local airports, when in their airspace. The helicopter will...
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Annual Safewise US City Rankings Released

SafeWise has just released its annual 100 Safest Cities in the U.S. report.   Washington Township, Morris County ranked #24 this year!   Read the full report here to see which other cities made the list: https://www.safewise.com/safest-cities-america/    
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Two Ordinances Introduced

 The following ordinances were introduced at The July 20 Township Committee meeting.  There will be an opportunity for public comment and the ordinances  will be considered for final passage at the August 17, 2020 Township Committee Meeting. RO-08-20: ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE ACQUISITION OF  A NEW AMBULANCE BY THE TOWNSHIP OF...
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Recycling Registration Reminder

As of Aug. 1, registration for use of the recycling center will be required. Due to increasing recycling costs and decreased state funding for recycling, there will be a $41 fee for use of the recycling center from Aug. 1 to Dec. 31, 2020 and $100 per year thereafter. Registration and payment can...
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Public Works Summer Help Job Opportunity

BUILDINGS, GROUNDS AND PARKS HELP – PT, Seasonal and Permanent; $15-$21 per hour. Requires mowing; cleaning of parks, buildings and bathrooms; trash removal. Some weekend work required. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.  Washington Township Employment Application Send applications to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. EOE.
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Well Water Testing Opportunity

Raritan Headwaters and the Washington Township Environmental Commission will provide an opportunity for residents to get their well water tested.   Well test kits will be available for sale on August 12  and  samples can be returned on the same day.     Please view the FLYER for details.     
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Morris County White Tailed Dear Management Program 2020/2021

The  Morris County Parks Commission conducts an annual  White-Tailed Deer Management Program to help reduce and maintain white-tailed deer populations at levels that will allow for the re-establishment of native plant communities within the parks.    The hunt schedule can be found HERE.    Additional information about the County's White-Tailed Deer...
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Energy Aggregation Renewal through Hunterdon Area Energy Cooperative

The Hunterdon Area Energy Cooperative solicited pricing for a November 2020 start (to coincide with the end date of the current program which is October 2020), and for February 1, 2021. The low bid was $0.0909/kWh rate for standard renewable energy content with a November start date for 13 months. The...
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Fire Marshal Provides Reminders About Fireworks

The Washington Township FIre Marshall would like to remind residents about firework safety. Please view the flyer for a list of legal and illegal fireworks HERE.  Review fireworks safety HERE.  Have a safe and enjoyable 4th of July.    
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Affordable Housing Compliance Report Available

Washington Township's Affordable Housing Compliance July 1, 2020 Midpoint Realistic Opportunity Review Report is now available online.  Any interested party may submit comments to the Washington Township Clerk, with a copy of the comments to Fair Share Housing Center, regarding the Township’s mid-point status report as set forth above and whether any...
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Township Update - July 1, 2020

July 1, 2020 - Welcome to the first day of July. We have two new cases confirmed by the Washington Township Health Department to report today. Our total number of cases confirmed is now at 127, with 12 deaths and 102 released from isolation. The Governor’s list of states that visitors must...
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Township Update - June 30, 2020

June 30, 2020 - We have no new cases to report in Washington Township today. Governor Murphy announced yesterday that the planned reopening of indoor dining, set for Thursday, has been postponed indefinitely. Outdoor graduations will still be permitted starting on July 6th. NJMVC Road tests and inspections reopened June 29....
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Township Update - June 29, 2020

June 29, 2020.  There is one new case confirmed by the Washington Township Health Department to report today. Our total number of cases confirmed is now at 125, with 12 deaths and 102 released from isolation. I have seen some discussion online about why we haven’t reopened the Municipal Building yet. While...
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