Mayor’s Update on November 16, 2020 Township Committee Regular Meeting

Mayor Murello: 

This morning, I was with the recreation department as we handed out 55 Thanksgiving lunches to our Seniors. Thank you to the Rec Department staff, Darlene and Bernadette, and Janice for putting that event together to provide free meals to our seniors.


The governor has issued a new curfew order for bars, restaurants and lounges that serve food and drink that they must close their indoor premises for business by 10 pm each day and cannot open until at least 5 am the following day. Outdoor dining, takeout, and delivery services may continue past 10 pm. The Governor has also added more states to the restriction list requiring any person traveling to these states to quarantine for 14 days. As of Tuesday, November 10, 45 states and U.S. jurisdictions are on the list of "impacted states” you can find the full list of states here: 


The Governor also put new restrictions on indoor and outdoor gatherings this morning. Effective tomorrow, Indoor gatherings are limited to a MAXIMUM of 10 people and effective Nov 23rd, outdoor gatherings are limited to a MAXIMUM of 150 people. For more informant on these new restrictions, visit: 


Please join me this Wednesday, November 18th, 2020, at 7:00pm, when Msgr. Ray Lopatesky will be holding the annual Law Enforcement mass to thank members of Law Enforcement and their families for their sacrifices at the Our Lady of the Mountain Church. Everyone is invited to attend


The annual Thanksgiving morning West Morris Central memorial 5K Turkey Trot will take place again this year, with a number of changes for safety including a reduced number of runners and spaced out start times. To get more information and register, please visit: 


Washington township will be having a Holiday Home Decorating Contest this year. Decorate your home front yard or business in the most creative or festive way possible. Judging will be from 12/7 - 12/9 and winners will be announced at a special brief award ceremony scheduled for Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 4pm at Rock Spring Park. Registrations need to be received by the Washington Township Recreation dept. no later than Monday, November 30, 2020 at 2pm. For more information visit:


Please join me again this year at noon on December 19th for the annual memorial service and wreath laying on Wreaths Across America event at the Our Lady of the Mountain church. The town will lay wreaths at 363 graves of Washington Township veterans. You can still sponsor a wreath here: 


I want to wish everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving. 


Mayor Matt


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