Mayor’s Message: Shred Day event and Halloween

 

Shred Day Event

Let’s come together to reduce clutter! A chance to clean out and purge your personal records.  Shred day is located at the Washington Township Municipal Building on November 7, at 9 a.m. – noon. Bring your bags or boxes of paper to shred.  An experienced operator from Docu Vault Delaware Valley will move the bins to a highly secure, mobile shredding unit where your confidential material will be destroyed before your eyes. 

Please keep in mind only paper is accepted.  No plastic bags or metal, including 3-ring binders and binder clips. Paper clips and staples are OK. LIMIT to 4 bags/boxes per car.  Our next shred event to be determined in the spring.   Take this opportunity to protect yourself and your family from identity theft and take a step toward GOING GREEN. 100 percent of the shredded paper is recycled. Washington Township residents please bring ID’s they will be checked. 

Please contact Lisa Collins for more information lcollins@twp.washington.nj.us 

Coffee with the Mayor-

I would like to remind residents about Coffee with the Mayor. The purpose of these meetings is to open a constructive, positive dialog between residents and myself, in order to better the Township. These conversations will be held the third Thursday of every month and are limited to thirty minutes, starting at 8:00 AM. Each meeting will have a maximum of three residents, who must sign up in advance and send one or two questions prior to our meeting to focus the discussion and allow me to prepare some information to discuss. The deadline to sign up and send questions is noon on the Monday before each Thursday’s meeting time. I look forward to meeting with any residents who are interested in attending. Please contact the Mayor’s Confidential Aide at 856-589-0575 or at sbarone@twp.washington.nj.us. Please wear a mask when entering the building.

Property Tax Reimbursement Program and Homestead Benefit Program

Attention seniors of Washington Township, I would like to inform you with some updates regarding the Senior Freeze and Homestead Benefits.

2019 SENIOR FREEZE (Property Tax Reimbursement):

The Governor’s budget fully funds the 2019 Senior Freeze program. Payments are expected to be paid to eligible taxpayers beginning on October 15. Please note that October 15 is only a “start date” when checks will begin to be sent out to eligible taxpayers.

The Senior Freeze Program reimburses eligible senior citizens and disabled persons for property tax or mobile home park site fee increases on their principal residence. To qualify, you must meet all the eligibility requirements for each year from the base year through the application year (the current application year is 2019). Applications were mailed in February to the last address you filed with. If you did not receive your booklet, contact our Senior Freeze Property Tax Reimbursement Information Line for assistance at 1-800-882-6597.  https://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/ptr/ 

2017 HOMESTEAD BENEFIT:

2017 Homestead Benefit payments will be paid to eligible taxpayers beginning in May 2021.

If you have any questions or need assistance please reach out to Senator Madden office. Ask for the Outreach Coordinator Karen Meyer at 856-401-3073

Halloween-

Residents, Halloween is still on. Please enjoy the tradition of Halloween safely. Trick or Treaters should wear a proper mask covering their nose and mouth. Families that chose to participate can safely spread treats out on a table on their porch, sidewalk or driveway to avoid children reaching into bags and bowls. Please adhere to CDC guidelines at www.cdc.gov see Halloween. Times for curfew to follow keep checking our social media and website www.townshipnj.com  for updates.

Joann Gattinelli is the Mayor of Washington Township. She can be reached at MayorGattinelli@twp.washington.nj.us