Introduced Ordinances

At the January 20, 2020 Township Committee Meeting, two ordinances were introduced.  There will be a public hearing and consideration for final passage at the February 12, 2020 Township Committee Meeting.   RO-01-20  CALENDAR YEAR 2020 ORDINANCE TO EXCEED THE MUNICIPAL BUDGET APPROPRIATION LIMITS AND TO ESTABLISH A CAP BANK (N.J.S.A....
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NJDOT Information Session Regarding Projects on Rt. 46/57/182

NJDOT’s Rt. 57/182/46 Hackettstown Mobility Improvements project. The meeting will explain NJDOT’s project at four intersections along Routes 46, 57, and 182 to improve mobility and reduce congestion. Meeting will be held on February 3, 6:00 PM at the Hackettstown Municipal Building.    Information Session Flyer    
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JCP&L Announces Upcoming Vegetation Management For the Chester Substation

JCP&L forestry contractors will begin distribution vegetation line clearing out of the Chester substation on or about January 2, 2020.  Attached are the streets where trimming will occur. NG Gilbert will be the contractor performing the work.   The JCP&L Manager of Forestry is Rob Walton, he can be reached at  973-401-8807...
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You can now apply for a Township Board or Committee Online

 If you are interested in joining a Township board or committee, please review the descriptions below and submit the online Citizen Leadership & Volunteer form. AGRICULTURAL ADVISORY BOARD The Agricultural Advisory Committee identifies project areas of multiple farms, compiles and maintains an inventory of agricultural lands within the Township and renders...
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Township Committee Announces 2020 Budget Meeting Dates

Every year the Township Committee has public budget meetings to discuss all aspects of the Township Budget.  This year meetings will be held on the following dates: Monday, January 20,  6:00 PM at the Municipal Building Wednesday, January 29, 6:30 PM, at the Senior Center Thursday, February 20, 6:30 PM, at...
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Vacant Property Registration Renewals Due

The township requires registration of vacant, abandoned and nuisance properties.  The 2020  vacant property registration renewal cost is $750 and due by Jan. 31, 2020.  For more information on the registration requirements, please review Ordinance RO-16-18. Registration information can be submitted online here, and payment submitted to: Property Registration 43 Schooley's Mountain Rd. Long Valley,...
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County Transit Program (MAPS) for Seniors, Disabled Residents, and Veterans Making Changes to Improve Program

The Morris Area Paratransit System (MAPS) will offer a new, upgraded ride appointment system starting on Dec. 17, with a goal of increasing efficiency to provide more rides for county residents and a more flexible appointment program.  Please read the attached press release to learn more about the program and the...
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Washington Township Mailbox Policy

Damaged mailboxes (on Township roads)  will 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...
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Annual Home Alarm Registration is Due

Washington Township Municipal Code 39-3 requires that any property having an alarm system which transmits notification to a third party of intrusion, burglary, fire, smoke, medical emergencies or other perils must be properly registered with the municipal police department. As per the ordinance the registration period is for a calendar year...
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Special School Election

There will be a Special School Election on January 28, 2020.    The voting will be for a bond referendum initiated by the K-8 School Board.  Polls will be open from 6:00 am - 8:00 pm.      
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Schooley's Mtn. Bridge Repair

The Schooley’s Mountain Road paved bridge over the stream by Heath Village will be replaced with a pre-cast structure in late September or early October of this year. The pedestrian bridge will be replaced with sidewalks on both sides of the bridge. There will be a detour using Route 57 and...
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Hunterdon Area Energy Cooperative Update

 We were recently notified that JCP&L’s price-to-compare for June 2019 will include a temporary utility reconciliation rate of  -$.005/kWh, and while the reconciliation rate is not part of the auctioned Basic Generation Service rate, when combined with JCP&L’s two-tiered summer rates, effective June through September, it does have an impact on...
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Energy Aggregation Program

Letters went out  from JCP&L to residents who did not opt out of the program, confirming enrollment in the program.  A copy of the letter can be viewed HERE.   The wording of the letter may be confusing, but the Hunterdon Area Energy Cooperative secured its competitive rate through IDT Energy.    NJ passed the Energy...
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Nixle alerts have been replaced by RAVE - Sign Up Here

    Effective January 1, Washington Township transitioned our community alerting system from the previous NIXLE platform to a new Morris County-wide alerting system called Rave Alert. Resident registration is required to continue receiving advisories from Washington Township Office of Emergency Management (WT OEM).  Please read the attached step-by-step instructions for registering (click here). If...
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