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Cat Vet IDog Vet IA free rabies vaccine clinic for domestic cats and dogs will be held at the Washington Township DPW Building, 54 Rock Rd., on Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 9:00am to 11:00am.

The Clinic is open to any resident of the state of New Jersey.  Please note that all dogs must be on a leash, all cats must be contained in a carrier.  Any dog which tends to be aggressive toward people or other animals MUST be muzzled and separated from others.  It is suggested that these animals be taken to their veterinarian's office for vaccination.

There will be an opportunity for Washington Township residents to license their cats and dogs at that time as welldog licensing I

 

 

PotholeService requests for 200' Lists, property record cards, additions to the website calendar, reporting dumping, potholes, power outages, tall grass, zoning violation and unlicensed animals can now be made online. The link to the request form is available at the top of every page on the Washington Township website.

A Municipal Service Request is a form-based web request for service that is automatically sent to the appropriate department after it is submitted. A Service Request may include quality of life issues including loss of power, the discovery of a pothole, or suspected code violations.

The Municipal Service Request is NOT a search engine for information on the site nor for emergencies that require an immediate response. Please call 9-1-1 for emergencies. For inquiries that are not service requests please use the contact us button at the top of any page or visit the department pages on www.wtmorris.org

Residents have a long history of volunteering for their community. Volunteers perform many functions that are vital to our community. Each year, many of our residents offer their time, energy, knowledge and talent to our municipality by serving on one of the Fire Companies, the First Aid Squad, or on one or more of our boards, commissions, or committees.

If you have interest or expertise in a particular area and a desire to volunteer, Washington Township needs you! Please consider volunteering and supporting your community. Many opportunities exist.

For more information about the Long Valley First Aid Squad, click here.  

Fore more information about the Schooley's Mountain Fire Company, click here.

For more information about the Long Valley Fire Company, click here.

For more information about the Fairmount Fire Company, click here

For information about serving on a Township Board or Committee, click here to view the application and a description of Boards & Committees in the Township. Currently there are open postions on the following:  Economic Sustainability, Historic Preservation Commission, Recreation Committee, and Trails Committee

 

 

JCP&L Reminds Customers Assistance and Service
Programs are Available to Help Pay Utility Bills



       Morristown, N. J. – Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) reminds customers having difficulty paying their utility bills that they may be eligible for special financial assistance or energy efficiency programs that could reduce the amount of electricity they use.

       Assistance programs available to New Jersey residents include:

       • Lifeline – Offers a cash grant to help people who meet the Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (PAAD) eligibility requirements, or who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI). For additional information call 1-800-792-9745.  

        • Universal Service Fund (USF) – Helps residential customers maintain electric service by offering eligible customers a monthly bill credit, which is based on household income and energy usage. USF also could include utility account debt forgiveness. Those applying for USF also automatically apply for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). For more information, call 1-800-510-3102.  

        • Weatherization – The installation of home energy measures can help reduce energy bills. Weatherization programs include Comfort Partners, sponsored by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities. For additional information visit     www.njcleanenergy.com and click on “Residential” or call 1-800-915-8309. Households that apply for USF or LIHEAP can also check a box on the application to request weatherization assistance. Additional information is available at www.energyassistance.nj.gov

       • PAGE – An assistance program designed to help low-to moderate-income households who experience economic hardship and struggle to pay their electric and natural gas bills. For more information visit  www.NJPowerOn.org or call 1-732-982-8710. 

       • New Jersey SHARES – This program offers temporary financial assistance to people having difficulty paying their electric bills. The fund helps those who need assistance because of an illness, job loss or
              other problem that has created a financial crisis, but are not eligible for other income or age-based programs. For additional information call 1-866-657-4273 or visit http://www.njshares.org

       JCP&L residential customers looking for a convenient way to manage their electric bills can also sign up for the FirstEnergy Equal Payment Plan (EPP). With EPP, customers make consistent monthly payments to avoid seasonal highs and lows in their electric bills. To apply or learn more about other JCP&L programs, please visit www.firstenergycorp.com or call 1-800-662-3115. 

       JCP&L is a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE). JCP&L serves 1.1 million customers in the counties of Burlington, Essex, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren. Follow JCP&L on Twitter @JCP_L, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/JCPandL, or online at www.jcp-l.com  

 

Knock out Opioid Abuse  More than 2,000 New Jerseyans Take to the Streets to Knock Out Opioid Abuse

Washington Township, Morris County -- Friday throughout New Jersey, thousands of moms, dads, prevention and treatment professionals, students and concerned residents organized to raise awareness about the opioid epidemic impacting our state on the second annual Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day. For more information, contact the Washington Township, Health Department at 908-876-3650

Did you know ….. Student athletes are twice as likely to be prescribed opioid painkillers and four times more likely to abuse them.

 

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The percentage of Americans 50 years of age or older who misused opioids has more than doubled between 2004 and 2014.

In its second year, Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day increases understanding of the opioid crisis through a mobilization effort with a dual focus: educating physicians and raising awareness among New Jersey citizens and families. It is designed to bring attention to the opioid crisis facing the state and the steps residents can take to stem the epidemic. The New Jersey Senate and General Assembly responded following the first event in 2016 by unanimously approving joint legislation designating October 6 in perpetuity as Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day in New Jersey. 

Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day is a project of the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey, in cooperation with the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse; the New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Addiction Services; and the Community Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Morris, with thousands of volunteers across the state. For information on how you can get involved, contact the Health Department at 908-876-3650.

“Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day is an opportunity to engage New Jersey's medical community and families about safe prescribing and non-addictive alternatives to acute and chronic pain,” said Angelo M. Valente, Executive Director of the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey. “We need to educate all residents and all prescribers with the most current research and protocols that if implemented will save lives and protect families.”

Teams of volunteers across the state visited physician and dental offices in their community to share the CDC Guidelines for prescribing. Volunteers urged prescribers to follow the guidelines in their own practice and provided information on local organizations and resources focusing on the opioid abuse epidemic for physicians to share with their patients. They also encouraged prescribers to discuss the dangers of opioids when they are prescribed, including the risk of dependency and possible alternatives that might exist.

Valente added that in neighborhoods throughout New Jersey, students, scouts and concerned families will blanket their community with “door knocker” hang tags for the front doors of local homes. These signs contain an opioid abuse prevention public service announcement with information on the link between prescribed opioids and heroin abuse.

“With the epidemic levels of opioid abuse impacting our state, the time to educate and raise awareness is now,” Valente said.

According to the CDC, opioid pain relievers that are abused were most often obtained via prescription from physicians, and users of prescription drugs are 40 times more likely to use heroin. More than 33,000 people in the United States died of opioid overdoses in 2015, and the number of such deaths quadrupled from 1999 to 2015.

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, legitimate opioid use before high school graduation is independently associated with a 33 percent increase in the risk of future opioid misuse after high school. Use of prescribed opioids before the 12th grade is independently associated with future opioid misuse among patients with little drug experience and who disapprove of illegal drug use.

 

 

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