Environmental Commission

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Meetings & Location

Meetings are held at 7 p.m. in person at the Environmental Building at Natco Park, 399 Middle Road, Hazlet. Always check the Meeting Calendar for updates. Meetings are open to the public. Agendas and Minutes are posted in the Agenda Center.

2024 Meeting Dates

  • January 8, 2024 - Reorganization
  • February 5
  • March 4
  • April 1
  • May 6
  • June 3
  • July 1
  • August 5
  • September 9
  • October 7
  • November 4
  • December 2
  • January 6, 2025 – Re-organization

Commission Members & Terms

  • Scott Aagre, Chairman - January 1, 2024 - December 31, 2026
  • Amy Mescal  - Jan 2, 2024 - December 31, 2024
  • Barbara Lejda  - January 1, 2024 - December 31, 2026
  • Ron Isenburg,  Jan. 1, 2023 - Dec. 31, 2025
  • Bob Friesendorf, Jan. 1, 2023 - Dec. 31, 2025 
  • Angela Lipel,  Jan. 1, 2023 - Dec. 31, 2025
  • Steve Sanfilippo  - January 1, 2024 - December 31, 2026
  • Mike Christopher (Alt. #1)  - January 1, 2024 - December 31, 2025
  • Rosemary Mazza (Alt. #2)  - January 1, 2024 - December 31, 2024


Township Committee Representatives

  • James Cavuto, Committeeman
  • Peter Terranova, Committeeman

About the Environmental Commission

The Hazlet Environmental Commission is an advisory body, comprised of Township residents, appointed by the Mayor. 

The responsibilities of the Commission are to:

  • Maintain an inventory of open space properties, publicly or privately owned, in the township
  • Maintain an inventory of natural and environmental resources in the township
  • Design, construct, and maintain trails on township properties and conduct public walks on these trails
  • Publicize Environmental Commission activities and accomplishments
  • Identify, research, and advise the Mayor and Township Committee on environmental issues that may affect the township and/or its residents
  • Review the Master Plan and make recommendations to the Land Use Board

Funding for the Environmental Commission is appropriated by the Hazlet Township Committee as part of the Township’s annual budget. In addition, the Commission may apply for grants from the state, county, and other sources to fund specific projects.

In 1968, the New Jersey State Legislature passed a law authorizing municipalities to establish a commission that would be an advisory body on environmental planning, protection and open space issues. In 1972 the State Legislature amended the law, expanding the commission’s responsibilities to other areas of environmental concern, including pollution prevention and control, solid waste management, noise control and environmental aesthetics. The Commission was established by the Township Committee in 1982.