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The Municipal Building is open from 8 am - 4 pm daily.

In the Summer (June, Juiy, and August) the Municipal Building is open from 7:30 am - 5 pm Monday - Thursday.  Closed on Friday's

Eight times a year the Municipal Building remains open until 6 pm.  

  • Monday, January 9
  • Monday, February 6
  • Monday, March 6
  • Monday, April 3
  • Monday, May 1
  • Monday, October 2
  • Monday, November 6
  • Monday, December 4

Eight times a year the Municipal Building has a shortened day, closing at 1 pm.

  • Friday, January 13
  • Friday, February 10
  • Friday, March 10
  • Friday, April 7
  • Friday, May 26
  • Friday, October 6
  • Wednesday, November 22
  • Friday, December 22

The Municipal Building is closed for the following 2017 Holidays

  • Monday, January 2
  • Monday, February 20
  • Friday, April 14
  • Monday, May 29
  • Tuesday, July 4
  • Monday, September 4
  • Thursday, November 23
  • Friday, November 24
  • Monday, December 25
  • Tuesday, December 26

 

 

The Emerald Ash Borer Beetle (EAB), after devasting trees in the Midwest,  is spreading across the country, is expected to spread soon to New Jersey where there are many ash trees, particularly in the northwest of the state.  Millions of trees have been killed already.  In this case, trees will likely die from the top down, causing a safety and environmental issue for residents.   Please take a minute to read the information, determine if you have Ash trees on your property and begin to formulate a plan for dealing with the potential devastation. 

For more information, please see the following:

 

Do you know what an Ash Tree looks like?  Visit this website.

 

Interstate transport of firewood and other forest product rules from the USDA

USDA Forest Service Info

USDA APHIS Animal & Plant Inspection Service

USDA Pest Alert - Emerald Ash Borer Flyer

Emerald Ash Bore Pest Notice from NJ State Forestry Service

A League of Municipalities Magazine Article on the Emerald Ash Borer

Map of  NJ Municipalities with confirmed Emerald Ash Borer

 

Anyone interested in diagnostic assistance can contact the Rutgers Plant Diagnosic Lab, where they are able to examine samples for Emerald Ash Borer.  Requestors are asked to contact the Rutgers Plant Diagnostic Lab and will probably be asked to bring sample of the beetle, larvae, and/or sample of symptomatic tissue.

PUBLIC NOTICE

TOWNSHIP OF WASHINGTON

NOTICE OF SOLICITATION OF BIDS FOR  OUTDOOR FULL COLOR

ELECTRONIC DISPLAY

          Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received by the Township Clerk of the Township of Washington, County of Morris, State of New Jersey, in the meeting room of the Municipal Building, located at 43 Schooley’s Mountain Road, Long Valley, New Jersey, 07853 on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 10:00 A.M., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, and publicly announced for the following:

FURNISHING AND INSTALLATION OF AN OUTDOOR

FULL COLOR ELECTRONIC DISPLAY

                       

Specifications and related bid documents for the proposed work are on file in the Office of the Township Clerk and may be inspected and procured by prospective bidders during regular business hours at 43 Schooley’s Mountain, Long Valley, NJ 07853

All proposals shall be enclosed in opaque sealed envelopes, one bid item per envelope, plainly marked OUTDOOR FULL COLOR ELECTRONIC DISPLAY, and shall show the name and address of the bidder.  Bids may be forwarded by certified mail or overnight delivery.  If mailed, the sealed envelope containing the proposal and marked as directed above, must be enclosed in another envelope properly addressed for mailing as follows:

Nina DiGregorio, Township Clerk

Township of Washington

Municipal Building

43 Schooley’s Mountain Road

Long Valley, New Jersey 07853

All bids shall be presented to the Township Clerk by the parties bidding or their agents at the place and time designated or by mail as above.  The Township will not assume responsibility for bids forwarded through the mail if lost in transit at any time before bid opening.  No bids will be received after the time set forth above.

No proposal will be considered unless accompanied by a Consent of Surety, plus a bid guarantee in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the base bid, not to exceed $20,000.00, in the form of a certified check, cashier's check or bid bond, binding the bidder to execute a contract and furnish the required performance bond within ten (10) days after notification of acceptance of the bid.  A Non-Collusion Affidavit shall also be submitted.

Bidders are required to comply with the provisions of P.L. 1975, c. 127 (N.J.S.A. 10:5-31et seq.), and N.J.A.C. 17:27 and any amendments thereto, regarding Affirmative Action.  The successful bidder, upon notification of the Township's intent to award a contract to said bidder, must supply the Township with one of the following Affirmative Action documents:

  1. A photocopy of the bidder's Federal Affirmative Action Plan Approval Letter; or
  2. A photocopy of the bidder's Certificate of Employee Information Report; or
  3. The Township's copy of the bidder's completed Affirmative Action Employee Information Report Form, Form AA-302, as submitted to the Division of Contract Compliance and EEO.

The bidder's Affirmative Action documentation must be supplied to the Township within seven (7) days of the bidder's notification of the Township's intent to award.  If the bidder fails to supply the Township with the necessary Affirmative Action documentation, the Township may declare the bidder non-responsive and award the contract to the next lowest bidder.

Simultaneous with the submission of bids, the corporation or partnership so bidding shall furnish a statement setting forth the names and addresses of all stockholders in the corporation who own ten percent (10%) or more of the stock in any class, or of individual partners who own a 10% or greater interest in the corporation, partnership, limited partnership, limited liability corporation, limited liability partnership, subchapter S corporation or sole proprietorship therein pursuant to Chapter 33, P.L. 1977.  Bids will be rejected if they do not contain this disclosure statement.

Bidders are required to be registered by the New Jersey Department of Treasury, Division of Revenue, prior to the award of the successful bid pursuant to the Business Registration Act (P.L. 2004, c. 57, N.J.S.A. 52:32-44, as amended).

The Township reserves the right to waive minor defect and informalities in any bid and to reject any and all bids, or to accept bids that are in the opinion of the Township in the best interest of the Township.

No bidder may withdraw his bid within sixty (60) days after the actual date of the opening of bids.

No Specifications, forms of Proposal, or other document will be issued after 10 a.m. on   June 6, 2017.

By order of the Township Committee of the Township of Washington.

_________________________________

Nina DiGregorio

Township Clerk

 

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP DECLARES MUNICIPALITY A STIGMA-FREE ZONE 

One in four adults experiences a diagnosable mental illness every year and many of these individuals do not seek help because of fear of shame or judgement from friends, family, and coworkers.  On May 15, 2017 Washington Township made the first steps towards eliminating the stigma associated with mental illness.  The elimination of mental health stigma will allow residents to get the resources they need without judgement.

Washington Township Committee passed a resolution designating the municipality a Stigma-Free Zone in order to create an environment in which residents will feel free to seek treatment for the disease of mental illness without the fear of being stigmatized.  Washington Township joins the County of Morris in declaring a Stigma-Free Zone.

Washington Township hopes to raise awareness of the disease of mental illness, provide an effective way to reduce the stigma associated with the disease and encourage those who are affected to seek services and feel supported.  The establishment of this Stigma-Free Zone will raise awareness of local Washington Township mental health resources so no one resident needs to feel hopeless or alone.  The elimination of stigma will enable residents to ask for help when needed so recovery can begin, hope is inspired, and tragedies are avoided.

Washington Township urges anyone who would like more information on the Stigma-Free Campaign to contact the Washington Township Health Department and to help us to eliminate stigma and promote wellness amongst all Washington Township and Morris County residents.

 

Visit the Health Page of the Township Website for contact information. 

 

 Visit the Morris County Website for more information. 

 

Black bears have emerged from winter dens and are entering a very active period of the year throughout New Jersey in search of food and mates, which makes encounters with humans more likely, according to Department of Environmental Protection biologists. New Jersey residents, especially families living in “bear country’’ in Northwest Jersey, are urged to take a few basic precautions this spring to reduce the risk of potential encounters.

Visit the NJ DEP Website for more information about Avoiding Bear Encounters and Bear Safety Tips

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