January 2022

Hazlet Citizen Weekly edition of Jan 14 2022

January 14, 2022

MLK Day Holiday 
Municipal offices are closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 18. It is a federal and state holiday. The DPW Yard is also closed, as is the Hazlet Library and US Post Office. 

King's commitment to service inspires us to work together to make positive change. Consider lending your experience or time to one of the township volunteer boards and committees. You can fill out an online application


MLK DAY- (350 x 263 px)


Brush, Leaf and Christmas Tree Pickup 
Hazlet DPW will pick up leaves, brush and Christmas trees with each zone's regularly scheduled brush starting January 18. Please consult the RecycleCoach app or webpage to learn when your zone will have a pickup. Please be sure to trees are cleaned of all ornaments, tinsel and lights . No plastic bags.

The Recycling Yard will also accept trees at the facility, located at 39 Leocadia Court. The yard is open weekdays from 7:30 am to 3 pm and Saturdays from 8:15 am to 1:45 pm. It is closed on Monday, Jan. 17 for the MLK holiday.

Meeting Calendar 
Meeting dates for Township Committee, Land Use Board and other boards and committees have been set for 2022. You can always find them in the main calendar

Tax Bills
First Quarter Tax Bills are due Feb. 1. See tax collector's page.

Chair Yoga
Enjoy a relaxing session of chair yoga with instructor Christina Ausiello. Classes are held at the Cullen Center. On Saturday, Jan. 15 there is a special session of "Glow in the Dark" chair yoga. Saturday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Fee is $45. More sessions will be added soon. 
More information.

Join Hazlet Recreation for Chair Yoga Classes

Request for proposals: IT Services
Hazlet Township is accepting proposals for Information Technology Services. 
See the RFP posting. 

Jobs Posted
Personnel Officer (P/T)
DPW Superintendent (F/T)
See listings

COVID-19 

Reported Cases
Monmouth County has 3,997 additional positive cases of COVID-19 between Jan. 10 and Jan. 13. 

In Hazlet, reported cases rose to 4,270, up from 4,134. The latest report appears on our homepage. 

Grant
Small businesses and nonprofits can apply for grants up to $20,000 for eligible COVID-19 expense reimbursement through the Monmouth County Community Development Block Grant program. The deadline is Jan. 31. Read more. 

Vaccines
Monmouth County has COVID-19 vaccines available at the Montessori Children’s Learning Center, located at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, with no appointment necessary on Tuesdays from 2 to 6 p.m. For additional vaccine clinics held by the Monmouth County Health Department throughout the County, please go to www.visitmonmouth.com/health.

PCR Testing
Monmouth County will offer free COVID-19 testing for County residents in Long Branch and Neptune on January 18, 19 and 20. See details

Rapid Test Reimbursement
Beginning January 15, the Federal Government will require health plans to either directly cover or reimburse at-home COVID tests purchased at a pharmacy or online. Details.

Hazlet Citizen Weekly edition of January 7, 2022

January 7, 2022

2022 Township Leadership
Township Committee members Tara Clark and Michael Sachs will serve once again as mayor and deputy mayor in 2022, following a vote by their colleagues on Hazlet's governing body.

The Township Committee held its annual organization meeting on Jan. 4 at Hazlet's Town Hall. Clark and Sachs serve on the governing body with James "Skip" McKay, Michael Glackin and Scott Aagre. All are Republicans. 

In the November 2021 election, Clark and McKay were re-elected to serve three-year terms. Clark served as mayor in 2021 and deputy mayor in 2020. Both were first elected to the governing body in 2019. 

Sachs, who was elected to a 3-year term in 2020, served as deputy mayor last year. His service to Hazlet's governing body goes back two decades and he has served as mayor three previous times.

Monmouth County Commissioner Deputy Director Sue Kiley, a former mayor of Hazlet, administered the oaths of office. Hazlet Police Chaplain Barry Mulligan offered the benediction. 

2022 Reorganization


The 2022 Hazlet Township Committee posed for a photo following the annual organization meeting on January 4, 2022. 
Seated: Mayor Tara Clark, Deputy Mayor Michael Sachs
Standing: Committee Members, from left: James "Skip" McKay, Michael Glackin and Scott Aagre. Read more about the Committee and learn how get in touch with your elected representatives. 

2022 Mayoral Address delivered Jan. 4, 2022 by Mayor Tara ClarkHazlet Township's 2022 mayor, Tara Clark, gave a speech at the annual Re-Organization meeting on January 4 in which she thanked our first responder volunteers, highlighted Township Committee successes in 2021, and previewed improvements to come in the new year. Read the speech.


Christmas Tree Collection
Hazlet DPW will pick up trees with your regularly scheduled brush starting January 18. Please consult the RecycleCoach app or webpage to learn when your zone will have a pickup. Please be sure to remove all ornaments, tinsel and lights . No plastic bags.

The Recycling Yard will also accept trees at the facility, located at 39 Leocadia Court. The yard is open weekdays from 7:30 am to 3 pm and Saturdays from 8:15 am to 1:45 pm. It is closed on Monday, Jan. 17 for the MLK holiday.

Hazlet Alliance Forms Committee
Nicole Tierney, the new coordinator, has put a call out for community members who wish to be a part of the Hazlet Alliance for the Prevention of Substance Use Disorders and Mental Health Awareness. The group will meet monthly to help the Alliance create impactful programs. Working with schools, the police department and Hazlet's Hope Network, Tierney will provide drug and alcohol prevention programs to children in grades K-12, support outreach efforts for parents and develop community awareness programs. Learn more and join the Alliance.


Join the Hazlet Alliance

First Snow Storm
Hazlet Township experienced its first snowfall on Friday, January 7. We got about 5 inches. The school district closed for the day. Hazlet Public Works Dept. prepped roadways on Thursday and are plowing on Friday. Recycling pickup is canceled.

truck 350 x 263 px)


Request for proposals: IT Services
Hazlet Township is accepting proposals for Information Technology Services. 
See the RFP posting. 

COVID-19 Updates
Monmouth County has 4,523 additional positive cases of COVID-19 between Jan. 4 and Jan. 6. In the previous report on January 4, the number was 8,471 new positive cases. The latest report appears on our homepage at this link.

On Jan. 4, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its guidance on the recommended isolation period for COVID-19. The new advice is that if you have access to a COVID-19 test, the best approach is to use a rapid test toward the end of a five-day isolation period. Read more on the CDC.gov website at this link.

Vaccines
Monmouth County has COVID-19 vaccines available at the Montessori Children’s Learning Center, located at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, with no appointment necessary on Tuesdays from 2 to 6 p.m. For additional vaccine clinics held by the Monmouth County Health Department throughout the County, please go to www.visitmonmouth.com/health.

Testing
Monmouth County will offer free COVID-19 testing for County residents at a location that allows the test to be administered inside and outside, depending on the weather. 
    Thursday, Jan. 6 in Long Branch from 4-7 p.m. at the Bucky James Community Center, 231 Wilbur Ray Ave.
    Tuesday, Jan. 11 in Long Branch from 4-7 p.m. at the Bucky James Community Center, 231 Wilbur Ray Ave.
    Tuesday, Jan. 11 in Freehold from 4-7 at the Freehold Borough Fire Department, 49 W. Main St. 

Coming in March: Free Shredding Event
Hazlet Township will be the location for a free shredding event on Saturday, March 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., or until the truck fills.  It will be at the DPW Garage at Leocadia Court. This free service is for Monmouth County residents only. No businesses allowed. 



Hazlet Citizen 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.