Township Update - May 8, 2020

May 8, 2020 - Last night, the Township Committee extended the grace period for second quarter taxes from May 11 to May 26. The due date remains May 1 by state statute. Interest is waived for second quarter tax payments made by May 26. Interest on taxes paid after May 26 is calculated from May 1 in accordance with statute. Thank you to Morris County and Washington Township School District officials for working with the Township to provide temporary relief to taxpayers who may be struggling financially during the public health emergency. The Township collects taxes for Morris County, the Washington Township School District and the West Morris Regional School District in addition to municipal taxes. Though all taxes are paid to the municipality, the majority (over 80%), are distributed to the school districts and the County. 


There are no additional confirmed COVID-19 cases to report today.


If you’re sick, call your healthcare provider. Call your doctor’s office or hospital FIRST before driving there. If you call 9-1-1 for a true emergency, please cover your face to protect yourself and our first responders. Follow CDC guidelines and stay home as much as possible:

Wear a cloth mask at grocery stores, parks and golf courses and where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

Avoid handshakes. 

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve (not your hand).

Get a flu shot to prevent the flu if you have not done so this season. 

Next Friday, starting at 6:30 PM, the Recreation department will be hosting a live concert via Zoom with the country duo October Rose. For more information and to register for this event please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit our website at


Stay safe,


Mayor Matthew T. Murello


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