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ASSISTANT TREASURER – WASHINGTON TWP, MORRIS COUNTY – Purchasing Assistant/Accounts Payable. Full-time, $45,000-$57,000 DOQ. Must have strong computer skills including Word and Excel, experience in municipal finance, escrow accounting. Familiarity with Edmunds and Casa payroll preferred. Send application (available at, resume by March 12 to [email protected] or fax 908-876-5138. EOE. The Township will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.


Employment Application  






Exhaust from backup generators, both portable and stationary, contains a high level of carbon monoxide (CO) gas, which can be dangerous or even fatal if inhaled.

  • Read and follow the operator's manual closely before operating your generator.
  • Locate the generator outside of your home and far away from windows, doors and vents.NEVER LOCATE A GENERATOR INSIDE YOUR HOME.
  • Direct exhaust away from windows, doors and vents.
  • Do not operate a generator in partially enclosed spaces, even if using fans or opening doors and windows for ventilation.
  • Install CO detectors/alarms throughout your home to ensure you are aware of the presence of CO gas. You cannot see, smell or taste CO.

Read more: Generator Safety


Repair to Black River Bridge, near Pickle Road is scheduled for Spring 2018


Replacement of a small county bridge on busy Schooley’s Mountain Road, over the Musconetcong River, in Washington Township, is planned for late this year or early in 2019.

Replacement of Schooley's Mountain Road Bridge Planned in Washington Twp.

County Bridge No. 1401-219, which is located between Newburgh Road and Hastings Road – near the Warren County border — was built in 1920 and widened in 1937.

The existing structure length is just 15-feet-long by 37-feet wide, so small that many motorists might not realize they are going over a tiny bridge. It carries about 2,500 vehicles daily.

The bridge is a single span, steel-stringer structure, widened with a reinforced concrete slab and has asphalt pavement. The superstructure is exhibiting severe spalling, or cracking and breaking off fragments, due to water seepage.

The proposed bridge replacement will consist of a three-sided box culvert on footings, with concrete walls. It will feature painted four-bar metal bridge railings, with stone-faced pylons and approach guide rails. All exterior surfaces will be covered with stone facing.

Construction on this federally funded project, estimated at $543,000, will occur in late summer 2018 or spring 2019.  A detour will be installed during construction.

If you have questions about the project, please contact Meghan Paccione, Morris County Senior Engineer at [email protected].



A second small Washington Township bridge also is earmarked for repairs that should start this spring. The lightly traveled Black River Bridge, located near Pickle Road, is just 12-feet long and 21-feet wide, and carries an average of 245 vehicles each day.

Side view of Black River Road Bridge

Side view of Black River Road Bridge

Due to deterioration caused by water seepage, some stones are falling from the underside of the arch at the fascia location.

The Morris County Bridge Department has placed water-filled barriers along the fascia to keep traffic off that portion of the bridge on a temporary basis.

Proposed repairs are under design.  Repair work is anticipated to start in the spring.

In addition to the placement of barriers on the narrow bridge, the county installed signs in each direction to alert motorists that they are now facing a single lane.







          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 Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 10:00 A.M., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, and publicly announced for the following:



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 TRAFFIC PAINT, 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 March 29, 2018.

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


Nina DiGregorio

Township Clerk

ColorectalCancer logo IThe Washington Township Health Department would like to make residents aware that March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness month.  If you would like to learn more about this disease, effective screening, diet and lifestyle changes that could make a difference, please consider taking advantage of a seminar being held on March 28th at 7:00pm at the Bernards Township Municipal Building in Basking Ridge.  For more information, please click here.