211 Route 31 North

Washington, NJ  07882

(908) 689-7200

 

 

 

~ Where Preservation Meets Progress ~

The February 10, 2016 Land Use Board meeting has been cancelled due to lack of agenda items.  The next meeting date is February 24, 2016.

The Municipal Offices will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2016 in observance of Presidents' Day.

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.

The Warren County Aging Services Advisory Council and Advisory Council on Disabilities are requesting all businesses and public facilities remember that people with handicap parking permits depend on access to businesses and public facilities by using handicap parking spaces.  Click here to view their Public Service Announcement.

JCP&L outages can now be reported on Facebook.  Click here to learn how as well as three other reporting options that are available.

Reminder - Dog license renewals are due by January 31st to avoid a late fee.  Rabies vaccinations must be good thru November 1, 2016.  Call 689-7200 with any questions.

The Haverfield Corp. will be performing Comprehensive Visual Inspections (CVI's) on the 230kV transmission lines in the JCP&L Region starting January 4, 2016.  The CVI patrols on these lines are expected to take 3 to 4 weeks for completion and are therefore expected to be complete by the end of January, weather permitting.  The CVI patrols are a slow-speed, close-up, detailed inspection of the lines and hardware.  The helicopter will be flying slowly (approximately 10 mph) along the lines and will often hover and/or circle for a close inspection of the facilities, particularly at the individual structure locations.  The flight crew provides information on their daily location to both Transmission Lines Maintenance and the FCC, and the pilot will be in communication with any local airports when in their airspace.  The helicopter scheduled for these patrols is black with red lettering, MD 500 with registration (tail) number N8330P.  Please click here to see a photo.

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".

Click here to view the Fall/Winter 2015 edition of Warren County's Public Safety Newsletter.

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.

Click here for generator safety tips.

Call before you dig.  Click here for more information.


Click here for a notice of our K-9 Officer Noro's retirement

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

JCP&L c
ustomers who are without power are encouraged to call 1-888-LIGHTS (1-888-544-4877) to report their outage or click the “Report Outage” link on www.firstenergycorp.com.  Customers should immediately report downed wires to their utility or their local police department.  Customers should never go near a downed power line, even if they think it is no longer carrying electricity.  Extra caution should be used in areas where downed lines are tangled in trees or other debris.  

For updated information on the company’s current outages, FirstEnergy’s storm restoration process and tips for staying safe, visit the 24/7 Power Center at www.firstenergycorp.com/outages

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.

511NJ is a free phone and web service that consolidates traffic and transportation information into a one-stop resource for commuters and motorists in the Garden State.  511NJ provides up-to-the-minute traffic conditions and it's available seven days a week, 365 days a year. http://www.511nj.org/ShowPage.aspx?pageName=511Overview

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).

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