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Obadiah La Tourette
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Obadiah La Tourette
The Long Valley Mill

The building looms over the bustling Route 24, once called Chester Pike, just east of Long Valley center. At once, upon seeing it, you know that the mill holds a thousand stories and probably a thousand more secrets in its ancient timbers.

Aerial View of Long Valley
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Aerial View of
Long Valley in Fall

In the rolling hills of Morris County, Washington Twp is noted for preserved farmland and historic buildings. Washington Township was incorporated as a township on April 2, 1798, from portions of Roxbury Township.

5K Turkey Trot
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Turkey Trot 2017
in Long Valley

The WMC Memorial 5K Turkey Trot is a community event being held to continue the tradition of the WMC Memorial Race started 12 years ago in memory of Kyleigh D’Alessio and Tanner Birch.

Police Honor Guard 2018
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Police Honor Guard 2018
Washington Township Police Department

The mission of the Washington Township Police Department to protect life and property, enforce the law in a fair and impartial manner, and to preserve the peace, order, and safety of the community we serve.

Califon Road Park
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Califon Road Park
Pond at Califon Road Park

The pond at Califon Road Park is located behind the parking area for the park’s Little League field and four all-purpose fields

Memorial Day Ceremony
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Memorial Day Ceremony
Rock Spring Park

Washington Township held its annual Memorial Day Ceremony to salute our brave servicemen and servicewomen who have given so much for our country at the Veterans Memorial Site at Rock Spring Park.

Santa Program
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Santa Program
Cucinella School

At the Recreation Department’s annual Afternoon with Santa at Cuccinella School, local families enjoyed face painting, balloon animal and photos with the Santa and his helper.

Local Government

Washington Township

In 1798 the Legislature of the State of New Jersey enacted the Township Act of 1798, in an effort to bring more efficient government to a young state. The act incorporated 104 Townships, and authorized an elected group, referred to as the freeholders to form a committee to oversee the expenditure of township funds between town meetings.

The Township Act was modified over 150 times between 1846 and 1899, when in 1899 the Act abolished the town meeting form of government and empowered the three elected members with legislative powers. Later revisions to the act increased the number of committee members to five, with elections scheduled so the three year terms were staggered.

In 1989 the Township Act and it’s many amendments and revisions were replaced with a much clearer and concise statute through the coordinated efforts of the State Legislature and Governor overseen by the State Commission on County and Municipal Government. The Township Act of 1989 retained the basic structure of the township form of government and provided for a mayor elected by the committee from among its members for a one-year term of office. The Act provides for an annual partisan election, with primaries in June and the general election in November. The township form of government is contained in NJSA 40A:63-1 et seq. (PL 1989, c 157; otherwise known as the Township Act of 1989).

The 2023 Township Committee

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Matthew Murello
Position: Mayor
Term Expires: 12/31/2026
Phone Number: 908-876-4674

Michael Marino
Position: Vice-Mayor
Term Expires: 12/31/2025
Phone Number: 908-867-8382

Kenneth Short
Position: Committee
Term Expires: 12/31/2024
Phone Number: 908-625-6694

Bill Roehrich
Position: Committee
Term Expires: 12/31/2024
Phone Number: 908-797-2792

Rich Wall
Position: Committee
Term Expires: 12/31/2025
Phone Number: 908-259-4775


Township maintains offices in the following locations:

Municipal Building
43 Schooley's Mountain Road

Police Station
1 East Springtown Road

Department of Public Works
54 Rock Road

Parks and Recreation Department
50 Rock Road

Our Location

43 Schooley's Mountain Road
Long Valley, NJ 07853
Phone: 908-876-3315
Fax: 908-876-5138


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