Volunteer Committee Openings

Did you know that there are approximately 15 volunteer boards & committees that do important work in Washington Township?  Township Shade Trees, the Thursday Market at Long Valley, Planning Board, Zoning Board, Trails Expansion,  Historic Preservation and many other events/services would not be possible without your neighbors volunteering to serve on...
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Schooley's Mtn. Bridge Repair

The Schooley’s Mountain Road paved bridge over the stream by Heath Village will be replaced with a pre-cast structure in late September or early October of this year. The pedestrian bridge will be replaced with sidewalks on both sides of the bridge. There will be a detour using Route 57 and...
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Route 46 - State Road Project

Please be aware that the State has planned to do a Route 46 road project, from Stiger Street in Hackettstown, through Route 46 in Washington Township,  to Sandshore Road.  The State has estimated a start date of July or August and the Township is attempting to get specifics, currently to no...
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Morris County White Tailed Deer Management Program

The Morris County Park Commission has announced details for the 2019/2020 White Tailed Deer Management Program.  This program and its implementation are consistent with the regulations of the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife.   This is not a recreational hunt.  This controlled management program is being conducted to help reduce and...
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Green Festival Registration Open

 The vendor/exhibitor registration for the 2019 Green Festival is now open. The Fireworks, Food Truck and Green Festival will be held August 24. Green Festival vendors and exhibitors can register here . Vendors must provide a Certificate of Insurance with a $500,000 combined single limit for bodily injury and property damage per...
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Hunterdon Area Energy Cooperative Update

 We were recently notified that JCP&L’s price-to-compare for June 2019 will include a temporary utility reconciliation rate of  -$.005/kWh, and while the reconciliation rate is not part of the auctioned Basic Generation Service rate, when combined with JCP&L’s two-tiered summer rates, effective June through September, it does have an impact on...
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Vacant and Abandoned Property Registration

  The township requires registration of vacant, abandoned and nuisance properties. For more information on the registration requirements, please review Ordinance  RO-16-18 . Registration information can be submitted online  here , and payment submitted to: Property Registration 43 Schooley's Mountain Rd. Long Valley, NJ 07853 Initial registration cost is $500 and must...
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2019 Municipal Budget Adopted

 The 2019 Municipal Budget was adopted by the Township Committee at its April 15 meeting. The municipal tax levy will increase about 1.2% and taxes for the average home assessed at about $436,000 will increase 1.5%, less than $30, over 2018. The full Washington Township Adopted 2019 Municipal Budget can be...
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Welcome to Washington Township's New Website

Our new website has the same content as our former site but it may be in a different location, for instance volunteer committees will be found in the menu under local government.  If you cannot find any information you are looking for or find any invalid links please email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   We...
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The Market at Long Valley

The Washington Township Green Team and The Market at Long Valley are happy to announce that they will be back for a second year. The Market at Long Valley will be located on East Mill Road, on the field between the  Long Valley Pharmacy and the Long Valley First Aid Squad...
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Energy Aggregation Program

Letters went out  from JCP&L to residents who did not opt out of the program, confirming enrollment in the program.  A copy of the letter can be viewed  HERE.    The wording of the letter may be confusing, but the Hunterdon Area Energy Cooperative secured its competitive rate through IDT Energy.    NJ passed...
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Highlands Council Public Hearings

The Highlands Council has scheduled six public hearings to solicit public comment on draft Highlands Plan Conformance Procedures before the Council can adopt the procedures as an amendment to the Highlands Regional Master Plan.  In addition, a 60-day written comment period regarding the procedures will close on May 28, 2019, as...
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Well Water Testing Kits To be Available

 WT Environmental Commission and Raritan Headwaters are offering Well Testing Kits.  Kits can be picked up on April 27 between 9 and noon, at the DPW.  Drop off of kits will be on April 29.  View the  FLYER  for test and cost information.   
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Public Hearing on Ordinance April 15, 2019

  At the Township Committee Meeting on March 18, the following Ordinances were introduced.  Public hearing and final adoption are scheduled to be on the April Regular Meeting Agenda:    RO-0 5-19 AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF WASHINGTON, IN THE COUNTY OF MORRIS AND STATE OF NEW JERSEY, TO AMEND AND...
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USDA Funds Available for Farmers in Black River Area

  Funding is available for farmers in the BlackRiver Greenway to implement projects and practices to improve local soil and water quality. View the FLYER here.   
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Homeowner Resources Available form NJHMFA

  The NJ Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (NJHMFA) has announced 2 programs:   (1) Residents looking to buy their first home, NJHMFA offers $10,000 in down payment and closing cost assistance, which can provide the resources buyers need to complete the purchase and open the door to their new home in...
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New Ordinances Adopted - March 2019

  At the Township Committee Meeting on March 18, the following Ordinances were adopted:    RO-02-19 AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF WASHINGTON, COUNTY OF MORRIS, AND STATE OF NEW JERSEY, AUTHORIZING ACCEPTANCE OF A DEED OF DEDICATION FOR PRIVATE ROADWAYS LOCATED WITHIN THE ENCLAVE AT LONG VALLEY (LOT 46.101, BLOCK 28)...
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Shade Tree Planting Volunteers Wanted

 The Shade Tree Commission will be leading a volunteer planting its annual planting event on Saturday, April 6. This year's planting will talke place along Kings Ridge Dr. We have tree stakes, tree ties, Terrasorb™(water retaining granules), and deer guards and are expecting delivery of the trees soon. We are asking participants...
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Public Hearing on Three Ordinances March 18

 The following Ordinances were introduced at the February 13, 2019 Township Committee Meeting.  Second reading and public comment will take place at the March 18, 2019 Township Committee Meeting.    RO-02-19 AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF WASHINGTON, COUNTY OF MORRIS AND STATE OF NEW JERSEY, AUTHORIZING ACCEPTANCE OF A DEED...
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Cap Bank Ordinance Adopted

 The following Ordinance was adopted at the February 13, 2019 Township Committee Meeting:  RO-01-19 CALENDAR YEAR 2019 ORDINANCE TO EXCEED THE MUNICIPAL BUDGET APPROPRIATION LIMITS AND TO ESTABLISH A CAP BANK (N.J.S.A. 40A:4-45.14) – SECOND READING AND PUBLIC HEARING
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