Hazlet Citizen News-July 30, 2021 edition

July 30, 2021

Hazlet Recreation Summer Camp Wraps Up; Tax Collector Announces Tax Bill Mailing; Summer Concerts and Movie August Schedule.

Scenes from Hazlet Summer Rec Camp 2021

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Hazlet Summer Recreation Camp 2021 ended Friday, July 30 after five weeks. Kids enjoyed a daily swim and trips to places like Monster Mini Golf, The Funplex and Urban Air Trampoline Park. It was a hot, fun and memorable summer!

Tax Collector

The municipal tax rate has been certified and the Tax Collector's office is in the process of producing the tax bills for the August & November 2021 and February & May 2022 quarters. The bills will be in the mail in the first week of August.
The standard 10-day grace period to pay without penalties for the August payment has been extended, allowing for 25 days to pay from the date of mailing.

Hazlet Recreation

Hazlet Recreation announces more outdoor movies and concertsThe new Hazlet Pops community band was all set to play 8th Street Park on Thursday, July 29 but bad weather forced the cancelation. The event is rescheduled for Thursday, Aug. 5.  The Eighth Street Park is accessible from Laurel Avenue in the West Keansburg section. Concert starts at 7:30 p.m. and will be followed by the Disney movie Moana afterwards.. 

Hazlet Recreation is happy to announce an expansion of concert and film offerings! 

Wednesday, Aug 4- Time After Time Concert, 7pm, Veterans Park

Wednesday, Aug 11- All in one Entertainment Concert, 7pm Veterans Park

Wednesday, Aug 18- Madison Avenue Band Concert, 7pm Veterans Park

Thursday, Aug 19- Movie in the park- Vision Quest, At dusk, Veterans Park

Saturday, Aug 21- Time After Time Concert 4-6pm Hazlet Swim Club for club members

Wednesday, Aug 25 Arbour Season Concert 7pm, Veterans Park

Thursday, Aug 26 Movie in the park Bad News Bears At dusk, Veteran Park

Wednesday, Sept 1 Time After Time Concert 7pm, Beers Street School Field

Keep an eye on the Recreation Events & Activities page for more things to come!

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Hazlet Day 2021 is coming October 2! Enjoy a family friendly day to reconnect with neighbors, learn more about your hometown and enjoy Veterans Park. The event is free to the public.

Vendors, nonprofits and community groups are invited to participate and should fill out our online application to secure a spot. Deadline to submit payment (if applicable) is Thursday, September 23, 2021.


Hazlet's governing body meets on Tuesday, August 3 at Town Hall. Meetings are now in-person. 

More information will be gathered for the planned enhancement of the Length of Service Award Program (LOSAP) contribution. A referendum vote will be moved until 2022. 

The Hazlet Township Committee has approved the 2021 budget and financial plan  You can view the presentation of the budget and capital improvement plan. It includes a simplified explanation of how your property taxes are spent and plans for the future.

Y Swim Team WINS YMCA Nationals

Congratulations to the competitive swimmers who practice at the Hazlet Swim Club as part of the Greater Monmouth Y Swim Team. Forty-two swimmers qualified to compete against 42 other teams at the 2021 Long Course YMCA Swimming Festival in Cary, North Carolina July 22-25. After earning 2nd place in the mens' and women's competitions, the team was awarded First Place Combined, overall. Read more about the individual awards.

The team is comprised of over 400 swimmers from the Red Bank, Wall, Freehold and Old Bridge YMCAs. The members practice in the prized 50 meter pool at Hazlet Swim & Tennis Club weekdays from 5:45 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. and also on Sunday mornings. The YMCA swimmers have been renting the pool for over 20 years, only one of three 50 meter pools in our area. The others are in Marlboro and Ocean County. 

"We were shockingly surprised at how well these kids did, despite the disrupted schedule in the last two years due to COVID," said assistant coach Joan Truscio, "We were thrilled to finally be able to compete at a meet winning the competition was the icing on the cake." She thanked Mayor Tara Clark of Hazlet and Deana Valente of Camp Coconuts for clearing the way for the team's practice schedule, despite all the activities occurring at the Hazlet Swim Club this summer. 

The winning team was led by head coach Jack Caucino; associate head coach Paul Florio; volunteer assistant coach and former Olympian Tom Wilkens; Freehold and Old Bridge site supervisor Bonni Mora; swim team administrator and assistant coach Joan Truscio; and assistant coaches Dave Eldridge and Tyler Kauth

Interested in joining the team? Tryouts are Saturday, August 7 at Camp Zehnder for ages 6 up to 18. Registration starts at 8:30 am. For more information, please email Jtruscio@ymcanj.org

YMCA of Greater Monmouth Swim Team Practice in Hazlet

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The YMCA of Greater Monmouth County practices early mornings at Hazlet Swim Club. They just won the national team title - again!

Family Fun Night Aug. 7

A special event to support Hazlet's nonprofits. Please come to support Hazlet's Hope Network, RAINE Foundation and Tackle Depression, all Hazlet-based organizations working to improve lives in our community. A fun evening is planned for families and adults. Read more, buy tickets on the RAINE Foundation website.


Hazlet Township Save the Date

Monday, August 2, Soccer Camp begins for Hazlet kids ages 4 to 16. Held at Raritan High School by two high school coaches. More info

Thursday, August 5 - Hazlet Pops will give a free performance at 8th Street Park. The theme is Cinema Spectacular! Directly following the concert there will be an outdoor movie showing of the Disney movie, "Moana." 8th Street Park is located at 8th Street & Brown Avenue, accessible from Laurel Avenue. Bring chairs

Saturday, August 7: Paper shredding truck comes to Matawan. The following week it heads to Aberdeen. Paper shredding service is available to all Monmouth County residents. More info.

Saturday, August 7 - Special fundraising event at Hazlet Swim Club to benefit RAINE Foundation, Hazlet Hope's Network and Tackle Depression. 5 to 9 pm. More information, tickets.

Monday, Sept. 6: Labor Day. Hazlet Swim Club open, and Town Hall, Recycling Yard is closed.

Saturday, Sept. 11 - Evening 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony with candlelight on and live music on the 20th anniversary of the terror attack. The event will be held at the gazebo in Veterans Park, near the memorial, starting at dusk. Participants will include Police, Fire, Township representatives, along with our  9/11 families and anyone who wishes to "never forget."  More details to come. 

Saturday, Sept. 18: PBA Car Show Festival at Veterans Park, 9am to 3pm. Cars, food trucks, family fun and a Dunk Tank. Details on the PBA's Facebook page.

Saturday, Oct 2  -  Hazlet Day at Veterans Park. 11 am to 4 pm. Sign up your business, community group or nonprofit organization for a spot. 

Friday, Oct. 15 to Sunday, Oct. 17: Raritan High School presents Hazlet Haunted House at the Cullen Center.

Saturday, Oct. 16: Town-Wide Garage Sale and Library Used Book Sale.  9am to 4 pm. 

Saturday, Oct. 23: Woofstock Pet Fair at Veterans Park

Hazlet Citizen News Weekly is compiled and published by the Hazlet Township Public Information Office to share news and events with our citizens and neighbors. This weekly news roundup is posted to our website on Friday. Get an email or text alert to see the week's news by signing up here. Questions? Contact Christina Johnson Public Information Officer: (732) 217-8660 or cjohnson@hazletnj.org.