March 2022

Hazlet Citizen Weekly-March 25 2022

From Hazlet Township
March 25, 2022

Prevent Identity Theft

On Saturday March 26, residents can take steps against identity theft by bringing unwanted documents to a free paper shredding event, hosted by Hazlet Township in partnership with Monmouth County. The location is at the DPW Yard at the end of Leocadia Court, off Laurel Avenue. The event is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., or until the truck fills. (Go early!) This event is open to all Monmouth County residents, but not businesses. 

According to the Federal Trade Commission, in 2021 New Jerseyans reported nearly 32,000 identity theft incidents. Most of them were credit card fraud. 

To fight back against identity theft, NJ law enforcement authorities advise consumers to shred any papers that contain personal identifiers or financial information, including pre-approved credit card and loan applications. You can stop those offers by going to optoutprescreen.com or by calling 1-888-5-OPT-OUT (1-888-567-8688). The major credit bureaus operate the phone number and website.

Other tips include reviewing bills and credit reports, removing mail promptly from the mailbox, being aware of surroundings when using credit cards, securing computer systems with anti-virus software as well as a software firewall and wiping computer hard drives before disposing of digital devices. If in doubt, destroy the devices. 

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Can't make this shredding event? Here are the rest of the dates in 2022 throughout Monmouth County.

Swim Club & Summer Camp

  • Hazlet Recreation Job Fair
    Learn about summer employment at Hazlet Swim Club and Recreation Summer Camp on Saturday, April 16, 2022 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the James J. Cullen Center, 1776 Union Ave., Hazlet. Find more information and applications on the Seasonal Employment page
  • Concession Stand For Lease
    Hazlet Township is seeking proposals for the lease of the Swim Club concession stand, which has an option to renew for 2 additional seasons. Proposals are due by April 14. Read the bid posting.
  • Join the Pool Club
    Memberships are on sale for the Hazlet Swim & Tennis Club. Find rates and links to Information on the Swim Club pageMemberships are open to residents and non-residents.
  • Summer Camp
    Exciting plans are in progress for a fun experience. Stay tuned!

Clear the Clutter

Twice a year, Hazlet Township organizes a town-wide garage sale for residents that attracts motivated buyers. We produce an interactive Google Map that helps buyers navigate their routes. As you do your spring cleaning, consider hosting a sale. It's free and so easy to sign-up. Learn more on our website.

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Pet Licenses

Don't forget to renew your pet's license.

Licenses must be renewed no later than March 31, 2022 or a late fee of $5 fine per license will apply on April 1. (This fee does not apply to new pet owners in 2022.)

The fee for renewal is $12 if your pet has been spayed / neutered or $15 if it has not. Proof of spay / neuter is required one time only for our records. Rabies inoculation valid through October 31, 2022 is required. More information. 

Helpful Programs at the Local Y

Do you know about the programs offered by the YMCA of Greater Monmouth County via the Bayshore Family Success Center? The building is located at the Henry Hudson Trail Activity Center at 945 Highway 36. For more information, visit the website or call 732-497-3811. 

  • Grandparents Group - Learn and share valuable information. Monthly, every 2nd Tuesday at 1 p.m. via Zoom. 
  • Application Assistance - Get help for CAP, LIHEAP, PAGE, SNAP, TANF, Medicaid, Affordable Healthcare & other grants. Every 1st Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Financial Assistance Open House 4-6 p.m. March 30 at the center. 
  • Pop-Up Baby Pantry - Every third Wednesday, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Church of St. Ann, 311 Carr Avenue, Keansburg. Community donations of diapers, wipes, rash cream/ointment, and formula.

COVID-19 Info & Resources

Monmouth County reported 334 additional positive cases of COVID-19 between March 15-22. The latest report has links to vaccination and testing sites.

Hazlet Township Save the Date

Find township government, board and committee meetings and more on the main township calendar.

March 24-27: Raritan High School Performing Arts presents:  "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee." March 24, 25 & 26 at 7pm; March 27 at 2 p.m. Tickets $12. At Raritan High School. Information.

March 26, Saturday: 

  • Paper Shredding Day. Hazlet will host a free paper shredding event at the DPW Yard, Leocadia Court from 9 am to 1 pm. or until the truck is filled. Bring your unwanted personal papers. 2022 Schedule.
  • Raritan HS Marching Band marches in the Keansburg St. Patrick's Day Parade. From 1 to 3 p.m. Parade information.

March 28, Monday: Blood Drive. Sponsored by Hazlet Emergency Services. At North Centerville Fire House. Register.

March 30, Wednesday, Hazlet Business Owners Association Business Networking event. From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Light refreshments. BCB Bank, 626 Laurel Ave., Holmdel. Facebook event post.

APRIL

April 1, 3: Smart Safe Strong. Empowerment workshop for Hazlet Teen Girls organized by the Hazlet Police Department. Free. Read more and register.

April 2, Saturday: Used Book Sale by Hazlet Library Commission at Hazlet Library, 251 Middle Road. From 9 am to 1 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Hazlet Library. (Not accepting book donations at this time.)

April 6, Wednesday, Spring Job & Internship Fair, Sponsored by Monmouth County Workforce Development Board. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Open to all. Brookdale Community College Collins Arena, Lincroft. 

April 9, Saturday: Bike with a Bunny. The popular two-wheeled parade returns! Hazlet kids and their parents can ride their bikes from Airport Plaza to Veterans Park on Middle Road under supervision of Hazlet Police. Register your riders.

April 13, Wednesday. The Monmouth County Division on Aging, Disabilities and Veterans Services is coming to Hazlet to explain its offerings. Information session will be at 11 am at the James J. Cullen Center. Register.

April 16, Saturday: Hazlet Recreation Job Fair, 11 am to 1 p.m. at the James J. Cullen Center. Drop in, learn about summer camp and Swim Club opportunities. 

April 23, Saturday: Tree Seedling Giveaway with the Hazlet Environmental Commission at the new building, 399 Middle Road, from 10 am to noon.

April 25, Monday: Blood Drive. Sponsored by Hazlet Emergency Services. At North Centerville Fire House.  Register. 

April 30, Saturday: Town-Wide Garage Sale, 9 am to 4 pm. Free. Sign up.

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May 15, Sunday: RHS Marching Band Motoring for Music, 10 am to 3 p.m. at Raritan High School. Event page.

May 21, Saturday: Hazlet Police offer Car Seat informational event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hazlet PD. More details to come. 

Hazlet Citizen Weekly-March 18 2022

From Hazlet Township
March 18, 2022

Join the Pool Club
Memberships went on sale this week for the Hazlet Swim & Tennis Club. Find new photos, rates and links to Information on the Swim Club pageMemberships are open to residents and non-residents.

Starting Memorial Day weekend, May 28, the pool club is scheduled to open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends. Starting June 27, it is scheduled to open daily 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Labor Day, Sept. 5. (All weather permitting.)

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Summer Camp
Planning is underway for Hazlet Recreation's own summer camp. Registration has not yet been announced.

Seasonal Jobs
Summer job opportunities are now posted for both Swim Club and Camp on the Seasonal Employment page

Helpful Programs

Hazlet Info Session
Hazlet Township is hosting a special event 11 am on April 13 to connect people with The Monmouth County Division on Aging, Disabilities and Veterans Services. At the James J. Cullen Center. Register.

Rental Assistance
The State of New Jersey winter moratorium against utility shut-offs expired on March 15. The Monmouth County Board of County Commissioners would like to remind tenants and landlords that the Monmouth County Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) is available to provide utility assistance through New Jersey SHARES. Applicant assistance is available at in-person events or by phone. More information.

Heat, Power, Water, and Sewer Assistance

On March 2, the Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) opened for applications. The program provides financial assistance to low-income households to reduce the balances they have on their residential water and wastewater bills. Assistance is also available to customers to pay off balances on their residential gas and electric bills through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and the Universal Service Fund (USF) program.

COVID-19 Info & Resources

Due to the decline in demand, the COVID-19 testing site at Brookdale Community College is scheduled to close on Friday, March 18.

Monmouth County reported 249 additional positive cases of COVID-19 between March 8-15. The latest report has links to vaccination and testing sites.

Hazlet Township Save the Date

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March 19, Saturday: Keyport St. Patrick's Day Parade. Rain or shine. Starts at 1 p.m. Facebook event page.

March 24, Thursday: Final in-person Baseball/softball registration from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the HYAL Clubhouse. HYAL site. See their webpage.

March 24-27: Raritan High School Performing Arts presents:  "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee." March 24, 25 & 26 at 7pm; March 27 at 2 p.m. Tickets $12. At Raritan High School. Information.

March 26, Saturday: 

  • Paper Shredding Day. Hazlet will host a free paper shredding event at the DPW Yard, Leocadia Court from 9 am to 1 pm. Bring your papers no registration required. 2022 Schedule.
  • Raritan HS Marching Band marches in the Keansburg St. Patrick's Day Parade. From 1 to 3 p.m. Parade information.

March 28, Monday: Blood Drive. Sponsored by Hazlet Emergency Services. At North Centerville Fire House. Register.

March 30, Wednesday, Hazlet Business Owners Association Business Networking event. From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Light refreshments. BCB Bank, 626 Laurel Ave., Holmdel. Facebook event post.

APRIL

April 1, 3: Smart Safe Strong. Empowerment workshop for Hazlet Teen Girls organized by the Hazlet Police Department. Free. Read more and register.

April 2, Saturday: Used Book Sale by Hazlet Library Commission at Hazlet Library, 251 Middle Road. From 9 am to 1 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Hazlet Library. (Not accepting book donations at this time.)

April 6, Wednesday, Spring Job & Internship Fair, Sponsored by Monmouth County Workforce Development Board. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Open to all. Brookdale Community College Collins Arena, Lincroft. 

April 9, Saturday: Bike with a Bunny. The popular two-wheeled parade returns! Hazlet kids and their parents can ride their bikes from Airport Plaza to Veterans Park on Middle Road under supervision of Hazlet Police. Register your riders.

April 13, Wednesday. The Monmouth County Division on Aging, Disabilities and Veterans Services is coming to Hazlet to explain its offerings. Information session will be at 11 am at the James J. Cullen Center. Register.

April 23, Saturday: Tree Seedling Giveaway with the Hazlet Environmental Commission at the new building, 399 Middle Road, from 10 am to noon.

April 25, Monday: Blood Drive. Sponsored by Hazlet Emergency Services. At North Centerville Fire House.  Register. 

April 30, Saturday: Town-Wide Garage Sale, 9 am to 4 pm. Free. Sign up.

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May 15, Sunday: RHS Marching Band Motoring for Music, 10 am to 3 p.m. at Raritan High School. Event page.

May 21, Saturday: Hazlet Police offer Car Seat informational event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hazlet PD. More details to come. 

Hazlet Citizen Weekly-March 4 2022

From Hazlet Township
March 4, 2022

Michael Sachs Steps Up to Become Hazlet Mayor
Aagre Becomes Deputy Mayor

At the Hazlet Township Committee meeting March 1, Michael Sachs was named mayor of Hazlet Township and Scott Aagre was named the deputy mayor.

The oaths of office were administered by the township attorney following the resignation of Mayor Tara Clark on February 22 due to unexpected family health issues.

Clark's letter resigning from her seat on the all-Republican governing body was formally accepted by fellow members at the meeting.

The Republican County Committee of Hazlet now has 15 days to submit three candidates to the Township Committee for consideration to fill Clark's unexpired term, ending in 2024. The four Township Committee will then have 30 days to choose Clark's replacement. 

The candidate will then have to run in the November election to retain the seat.

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Annual Police Report Released
The Hazlet Police Department has released its 2021 Annual Report to the public. 
The 52-page document is packed with interesting information and illustrated with photos and charts. Hazlet residents can learn about the department's challenges, experiences and accomplishments. There is also information about operations, statistics and trends. 

Read the 2021 Hazlet Police Dept. Annual Report (PDF)

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Hazlet Swim & Tennis Club 
The governing body will hold a public hearing and vote to set membership rates at the March 15 public meeting. If approved, memberships could go on sale the next day. Information will be posted on the Swim Club page

  • Here is a summary of proposed rates from proposed ordinance in the Township Committee's March 1 agenda

    Individuals 18 years+: $350 Resident; $425 Non-Resident
    Parent/Guardian with 2 Children: $575 Resident; $650 Non-Resident
    Family$695 Resident; $850 Non-Resident
    Seniors 62+: $185 Resident; $250 Non-Resident
    Swim Team: $285 Resident; $300 Non-Resident

Summer Camp
Planning is underway. Registration has not yet been announced.

New Hire
Hazlet welcomes a new Assistant Recreation Supervisor, Denise Bucciero, who comes to the job with a background working at the YMCA. 

Seasonal Jobs
Summer job opportunities are now posted for both Swim Club and Camp on the Seasonal Employment page.

  • Must be 15 years old for Swim Club; 18 for Summer Camp

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Smart Meters
Jersey Central Power & Light will begin installing smart meters on customers’ homes and businesses throughout its service territory in 2023. 

  • According to JCP&L, smart meters differ from traditional electric meters in that they allow for two-way communication and automated meter reading. They also help ensure accurate billing each month by virtually eliminating estimated readings. Customers will be able to track energy consumption to better manage their electricity costs and reduce energy usage. Future benefits include the ability to detect and locate outages more quickly and provide more accurate and timely storm restoration information.
  • JCP&L says that about one month prior to smart meter installation, customers will receive information by mail addressing common questions and notifying them of their upcoming installation. On the day of installation, customers can expect the process to take minutes with minimal disruption to their electric service. Customers will have the ability to opt out of receiving a smart meter by paying a monthly fee.

Read the press release.

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COVID-19 Info & Resources

Reported Cases
Monmouth County reported 428 additional positive cases of COVID-19 between Feb. 24 and March 1. The latest report appears on our homepage with information about vaccines and testing sites. 

Hazlet Township Save the Date

March 12, Saturday: HUSA Soccer Registration, 9 am to 1 pm at Hazlet United Soccer Association Complex on Green Acres Drive. HUSA website.

March 26, Saturday: Paper Shredding Day. Hazlet will host a free paper shredding event at the DPW Yard, Leocadia Court from 9 am to 1 pm. 2022 Schedule.

April 2, Saturday: Used Book Sale by Hazlet Library Commission at Hazlet Library, 9 am to 1 p.m. 

April 9, Saturday: Bike with a Bunny. The popular two-wheeled parade returns! Hazlet kids and their parents can ride their bikes from Airport Plaza to Veterans Park on Middle Road under supervision of Hazlet Police. Register.

April 13, Wednesday. Monmouth County Office on Aging will hold an information session for older Hazlet residents at 11 am at the James J. Cullen Center. Register.

April 23, Saturday: Tree Seedling Giveaway with the Hazlet Environmental Commission at the new building, 399 Middle Road, from 10 am to noon.

April 30, Saturday: Town-Wide Garage Sale, 9 am to 4 pm. Free. 

May 15, Sunday: RHS Marching Band Motoring for Music, 10 am to 3 p.m. at Raritan High School. Event page.

Hazlet Citizen Weekly is published by the Public Information Office. It is posted on Fridays. You can be alerted by signing up here. Questions? Contact Christina Johnson, Public Information Officer: (732) 217-8660 or cjohnson@hazletnj.org.