Mayor Vergano

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Located in the heart of Passaic County, New Jersey, less than twenty miles from midtown New York City, Wayne Township offers its citizens and guests a balanced suburban community. From lake communities loaded with recreational facilities and museums, an excellent modern free public library, exceptional public school system, and William Paterson University, one of New Jersey's state universities, to shopping and business centers, Wayne has something for everyone. Our site provides informational services about township departments and divisions, history, recreation, and more!

COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments

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January 15, 2021

  • Wayne Township provides vaccinations on Wednesdays only.
  • Vaccinations are by appointment only.
  • Appointments can be made on the Township website no earlier than the Friday before each clinic.
  • Do not book an appointment if you do not fit the criteria established by the State of New Jersey.
  • Number of available appointments based on number of doses received by Wayne Township.
  • Those who book an appointment, and receive vaccination from Wayne Township, will receive an email to obtain their second dose 1 month later.
  • Wayne Health Department is planning separate second dose clinics for those whom they vaccinate.
  • As per Moderna, the second dose should be as close to 1 month later as possible. It does not have to be exactly 28 days.

Mayor Vergano Announces Partnership with Wayne Counseling and Family Services

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Message from Mayor Vergano:

In recognition of the impact the pandemic has had on our community, Mayor Vergano and Wayne Counseling and Family Services would like to announce a partnership to assist Wayne residents who need access to mental health services during these difficult times. This agreement will use relief funds to provide mental health services to Wayne residents when all other means of payment have been exhausted.

Coronavirus Updates

Corona VirusJanuary 22nd, 2021 
COVID-19 Update from Mayor Chris Vergano:

The State of New Jersey has advised us that they have zero new COVID-19 deaths to report for today for Wayne Township. Unfortunately, we have lost 199 residents to this pandemic. Our condolences go out to the families of all the precious residents that we have lost.

I can also report that we have 37 positive test results from today's report. Our total positive number is now at 4263. We need to continue our social distancing.

Township-Wide Christmas Tree Pickup

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The Township will begin curbside Christmas Tree collection on Monday, January 4th. Please be sure to remove all lights, garland, ornaments, tree stand, tree bags and any other objects from your Christmas Tree before placing it by the curb. Please no wreaths or garland these items should be placed in the trash.  Township trucks will be collecting trees Monday through Friday through February 1. For more information about the tree pickup program please contact Parks & Recreation at 973-694-1800 x 3258 or by email.


Frozen Water Pipes & Meters

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Cold weather and icy temperatures can cause frozen water pipes and water meters, possibly causing damage to your home. The Wayne Township Division of Water offers the following information on how to prevent frozen pipes and what to do if pipes become frozen.

Wayne Township Flu Clinic

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Flu clinics will take place at the Wayne Health Department, 475 Valley Road, Wayne, NJ. An appointment is required. To register for a clinic please click the Continue Reading and use the keyword search "FLU"

To see the full list of dates and times, click the link to the flyer here.


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance

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The Wayne Township Health Department, along with Wayne Township Office of Emergency Management, is monitoring this rapidly evolving situation closely. We are in regular contact with the Passaic County Health Department, NJ Department of Health (NJDOH), and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to ensure that accurate and timely information is being provided. 

CDC and EPA Disinfection Guidance
Best Practices for Food Retail Stores, Restaurants, and Food Pick-up/Delivery Services

Affordable Housing Public Information

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On February 26, 2020, the Wayne Township Mt. Laurel Committee held a public presentation regarding the status of the Township’s efforts to settle its state-mandated affordable housing obligation.

The Video on Demand of the Information Hearing can be found here. For more information continue reading. 

Announcements from the Division of Revenue

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The 2020/2021 preliminary tax bill was mailed on September 30, 2020. 4th quarter taxes are due November 1st, with a grace period to November 10th.

1st quarter 2021 taxes are due February 1st, with a grace period to February 10th, and the 2nd quarter 2021 taxes are due May 1st, with a grace period to May 10th. Any payments received in this office after the 10th will be charged interest back to the original due date of the 1st. Any questions please call our office at 973-694-1800 ext 3330.

Your Tax Dollars At Work

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With the Township only controlling 20% of our tax bills, our major responsibility is attempting to keep our tax base as stable as possible.  I am proud to commend our Township employees for continuing to do a fantastic job with a sleeker workforce!

Finance Budget

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Each year, Wayne Township prepares an annual budget that is approved by the Township Council and the State of New Jersey. This process starts when the municipal department hands submit their budget proposals for review by the Business Administrator and the Finance Department.  After review and revision, the budget is introduced to the Township Council for approval. If approved by the Council, the budget is then submitted to the Division of Local Government Services in Trenton for its review and approval.

The current 2020 introduced budget can be found on the Finance Documents page.

COVID-19 Information

January 14, 2021

  • Wayne Township provides vaccinations on Wednesdays only.
  • Vaccinations are by appointment only.
  • Appointments can be made on the Township website no earlier than the Friday before each clinic.
  • Do not book an appointment if you do not fit the criteria established by the State of New Jersey.
  • Number of available appointments based on number of doses received by Wayne Township.
 
If you are symptomatic please contact your physician.

 DO NOT BOOK AN APPOINTMENT IF YOU ARE SYMPTOMATIC

Book an appointment with Wayne Township

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Thanksgiving Fellowship Service 2020

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On Tuesday, November 24th, The Wayne Clergy Fellowship in conjunction with the Peace Island Institute & Wayne YMCA is providing a virtual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service. Join us to hear music and words of peace, love, and hope by a diverse array of spiritual leaders. For more details please continue reading.


Township Cancellations

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Waste Collection Update:

Garbage collection, recycling collection, and vegetative waste collection for Thursday, December 17th have been canceled due to the snowstorm.

Collections will be on your next scheduled collection day.

The Recycling Center will also be closed.

Annual Free Rabies Clinic

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Saturday, November 7th, 2020

Mayor Vergano is pleased to announce that Wayne Township will be holding a Free Rabies Clinics for both dogs and cats on Saturday, November 7th 2020 at the Wayne Township Municipal Garage located on Dey Road from 9 am to 2 pm.

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2020 Primary Election Press Release

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Due to COVID-19 the Primary Election scheduled for Tuesday, June 2, 2020 has been postponed to Tuesday, July 7, 2020. Due to the provisions in Governor Murphy’s Executive Order 144 (click continue reading for further details) we will have limited polling sites (Click here). If you choose to come to a polling site to vote, you will only be able to complete a provisional (paper) ballot. Only voters with disabilities can vote on an Americans with Disabilities Act accessible machine and will be required to sign a certification.


 

Online Services

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Mayor Vergano would like to remind our citizens that Wayne Township offers many services online. Some of the services include Tax/Utility/Ticket violation payments, File a Police Report online, and Public Records. Please Visit our eGov Portal for more information.

Please be advised: As per Governor Murphy’s Executive Order we will be extending our Grace period for May 1st property tax payments to June 1st.  Any payments received after June 1st will be charged interest back to May 1st.


Notice of Change of Court Hearings Update: March 30, 2020

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Be advised that because of the various shut-downs and restrictions imposed by reason of the COVID-19 public health emergency, the New Jersey Courts have minimized or eliminated most ‘in-person’ Court Hearings.

As of March 30th, the Court has advised that the Fairness Hearing remains scheduled to take place on March 31st at 10:30 AM, through a Virtual Courtroom.

Details within the "Continue Reading" tab.

Public TV and Emergency AM Radio

WayneAM1690Wayne Emergency Radio, AM 1690, broadcasts notifications of emergent situations affecting the Township. The system is a special low power broadcast approved by the FCC designed primarily for on-street or outdoor coverage. The system also monitors the National Weather Service and automatically re-broadcasts any weather-related notifications in our area. Additionally, since the system is a special low power broadcast designed for on-street coverage, we also stream the broadcast on the Internet.

Measles Information

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Public Health Information Regarding Measles

With the recent outbreaks of measles occurring in the United States, the Wayne Health Department understands that there might be some questions or concerns. We have provided the attached documents to help explain what is considered an exposure and what you need to do if you have been told that you have been exposed to measles. Any questions please contact the Wayne Public Health Nurses at 973-694-1800 ext. 3373.

PSA: Gift Card Scam

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The IRS, Law Enforcement, or other government agencies and utility companies will never ask you for gift cards as payment or as a form of posting bail for a family member. Please report any scams to the Wayne Police Department: 973-694-0600.

Recycling and Solid Waste

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Wayne offers Recycling & Solid Waste Internet ePortal and SmartPhone Apps featuring a detailed Collection Calendar customized to your address. Search the ‘What Goes here?’ database for specific item type instructions. Keep track of upcoming Special Collection Events such as Hazardous Household Items, Prescription Disposal and even Confidential Document Shredding! Report a Waste Problem or Send Comments & Suggestions through the App.
 


Calendars, Activities, Events & Clinics

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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT
Re:  SWIM LESSON REGISTRATION

Registration will take place tonight (Monday, June 19th) beginning at 7:00 pm ONLINE.

Parks and Recreation staff will be available in the office from 6:30 to 9:00 pm to assist anyone who has problems with registration. 

973-694-1800 ext 3258, 3259, 3260


Animal Control

AnimalControlThe Wayne Township Health Department advises all residents to be aware that, with the onset of warmer weather, there may be an increased risk of the rabies virus being spread through susceptible wildlife populations. Rabies is a potentially fatal disease if not treated immediately upon possible exposure to a rabid animal.  Transmission of the virus is generally through the saliva of an infected animal and can be spread to humans if a pet cat or dog comes in contact with a rabid animal.  Although post-exposure vaccine shots are available, the safest way to not get sick is to prevent any exposure to the rabies virus.  Avoid contact with wild animals, especially groundhogs, raccoons, skunks, opossums, foxes, and bats, including the little babies.  This is also true of stray kittens, cats or dogs. Ensure your cats and dogs are properly vaccinated for rabies and licensed and cats are kept indoors.  Report any sick wildlife to the animal control personnel at 973.694.9295 or the Wayne Police at 973.694.0600.  Additional information can be found on the State Department of Health website.

Bear Information

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New Jersey is home to all kinds of beautiful wildlife - including black bears. A large bear has been seen wondering in wayne this month. Residents should be mindful of pets and garbage left outside.

Town Hall

475 Valley Road
Wayne, NJ 07470
Weekdays 8:30am-4:30pm
Tuesdays open until 7:00 pm
Sat & Sun: Closed
Closed on State Holidays

Wayne DPW Complex

201 Dey Road
Wayne, NJ 07470
Weekdays 7:00am-3:30pm
Sat & Sun: Closed
Closed on State Holidays