TRASH & RECYCLING DELAYED
There WILL NOT be trash and recycling pick up tomorrow, Jan. 27th in WT due to the winter storm. Pick up will resume on Wed. Jan. 28th. Trash will be one day delayed for the remainder of the week making Friday's pick-up on Saturday, Jan. 31st.
WINTER STORM INFORMATION
With the threat of multiple winter storms approaching, the Township’s Public Works Department is working diligently to ensure crews will be ready to respond as soon as possible.
Township supervisors constantly monitor a winter storm’s movement through the region, and have access to the most up-to-date forecast available.
Residents should be aware that Township trucks may plow their street several times before the snow ends. Snow that rolls off the plows may accumulate in driveway aprons. Please understand that this is unavoidable, and it is the homeowner’s responsibility to clear it.
Please note that not all roads in Washington Township are maintained by the Township. County thoroughfares, such as Egg Harbor and Greentree roads, are maintained by the Gloucester County Highway Department. To reach the Gloucester County Highway Department directly, please call (856) 307-6400. The Black Horse Pike is maintained by the NJ Department of Transportation, which can be reached at (609) 588-6213.
There are several steps residents can take to assist in the snow-plowing process:
- Do not park cars on the street starting from one hour after snow has continuously fallen, up until 12 hours after snow has stopped.
- Shovel snow to the right side of the driveway, facing the street, to minimize the amount of snow entering your driveway. Shovel or blow snow onto the curb, not into the street.
- Wait until Township trucks have made passes on your street before cleaning your driveway, if possible.
- Residents must remove snow from their sidewalks following snowfall to ensure the safety of pedestrians. In the event of deep snow, shovel around your mailbox and fire hydrants as well.
With the assistance of Washington Township residents and the strong resources and hard-working staff of the Township, snow events do not have to present dangerous situations.
Mayor Wallace To Send Road Repair Ordinance
to Council for Introduction
First Reading of Ordinance Fulfills Promise to Residents Who Saw the Capital Program Defeated Last Year
Mayor Barbara A. Wallace announced today that she has prepared a bond ordinance as part of her capital plan and will send it to council for introduction on January 28. The streets ordinance closely mirrors the Mayor’s proposal that was defeated by Council last October.
The ordinance allows the township to continue the process of repairing the township’s failing infrastructure. If passed, the ordinance will be the third round of funding under the Wallace administration.
“I made a commitment to the residents of the township to continue the roads program,” said Mayor Wallace. “The current council has indicated that the roads program is one of their priorities. This is an issue that we can all agree on and move forward in the best interest of the township and its residents.”
The capital ordinance introduction will coincide with administrative budget hearings throughout the month of January. Since the administration budgeted a down payment in 2014 for the failed bond ordinance, that money will still be available in 2015 as a down payment.
“The down payment that we set aside last year will roll over, so there will be zero impact on the current budget,” explained Wallace.
Wallace stated long-term capital planning has been a key component of each budget prepared by her administration. “Without proper planning and execution, our quality of life, safety and home values will be at risk.”
The 2015 capital ordinance will include the following roads: Appaloosa Way, Bound Brook Court, Lippizan Drive, Mansoor Court, Palomino Trail, Bunker Hill Road, Constitution Street, Diane Court, Eden Road, Foyt Court, Pinto Drive, Collins Lane, Hickory Circle, Quay Circle, Shire Drive, Valley Run Road, Evans Lane, McCann Boulevard, Stacy Court, Turner Court, Packer Court, Bates Court, Freedom Place, Sawyer Court, Grenloch Court, Grant Circle, Canis Court, Spring Lake Avenue, Auriga Lane, Libra Lane, Halley Lane, Hurffville Road.