211 Route 31 North

Washington, NJ  07882

(908) 689-7200




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Please be advised the August 26th Land Use Board meeting has been cancelled.  The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on September 9, 2015 at 7:30 pm.  A special Land Use Board meeting has been scheduled for Monday, August 24, 2015 at 7:30 pm at the Municipal Building.

Please see the Notice of Public Hearing from the Warren County Division of Aging & Disability Services to be held on Thursday, August 27th at 10:00 am at the Wayne Dumont, Jr. Administration Building.

The tax bills due August 1st have been mailed.  The grace period is extended to September 11th.

The August 11th Environmental Commission meeting has been cancelled due to lack of a quorum.  It has been rescheduled for Tuesday, August 25th at 7:30 pm in the meeting room of the Municipal Building.

JCP&L's Topic for the Month of July is Hurricane Season in the Atlantic.  Be alert and pay attention to rapidly changing weather conditions which can include severe thunderstorms with lightning, heavy rain, hail and high winds.  Be prepared by monitoring the weather and use common sense to minimize the danger to you and your family.  The NJ Office of Emergency Management website is a valuable source of information for preparedness.  Please visit this website to learn how to create your emergency tool kit:  http://www.ready.nj.gov/plan/kit-plan.html.

Click here for dates of local Health Fairs held during the month of August.

The deadline for filing the PTR (Senior Freeze - Blue Booklet) forms is extended from June 1, 2015 to October 15, 2015.

Following is a statement from JCP&L on 5/7/15:  "JCP&L will be performing reliability work on Mine Hill Road in Washington Township during the month of May.  The project includes replacing existing 40 foot poles with 45 foot poles, increasing the voltage from 4.8kv to 12.kv and transferring load from the Furnace Brook substation to the Washington substation.  We have contracted with Lewis Tree Service to perform tree trimming and tree removals where needed for approximately 1.6 miles starting in Washington Township just beyond the golf course into Oxford Township.  In addition, we will be creating a connection between the two substations that will provide additional flexibility to allow for faster restoration of service in the event of outages.  Pole replacements have started in Oxford and will start in Washington Township within the next two weeks."

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.

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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