Hazlet plans Memorial Day ceremony; Join friends on a Paddle Wheel boat cruise; Hundreds expected Sunday for RHS Motoring for Music Car Show
Memorial Day Ceremony Planned
Planning is underway for Hazlet's annual ceremony on Memorial Day to honor the sacrifices of those who gave all for our country's freedom. The event is at the Memorial Circle next to the Cullen Center, 1776 Union Avenue. The starting time will soon be announced.
Hazlet Township's shared moment of reflection is dignified, reverent and stunningly patriotic, with live music and over 100 banners hung throughout Veterans Park honoring our Hazlet Heroes. Attractive red, white and blue banners featuring the names and photos of town residents with military service will be displayed Memorial Day through Veterans Day. Once again, Provident Bank will sponsor the banners for all of Hazlet’s actively-serving military members and those of Hazlet citizens who have perished in service to our country.
Last year over 300 attended the outdoor ceremony. Hazlet Recreation volunteers will offer light refreshments inside the Cullen Center following the ceremony.
Town Hall Employees Welcome Friday Visitors
Town Hall returned to a 5-day schedule on Friday, May 6, following a decision by the Township Committee to provide more convenience to citizens. Previously, the Municipal Building operated Monday through Thursday and was closed Friday.
The first person through the doors at 8:15 a.m. Friday was Lou Gualtieri of Little Silver, owner of Two River Builders, who was looking to schedule a footing inspection for a project in Hazlet. About 30 others came in throughout the day to make tax payments, sign up for the Swim Club, drop off forms to the Clerk's Office or visit the building and zoning department. Amanda Robinson of Hazlet was following up on a deck permit. "Friday is usually the day I have down time and I'm less busy at work, so it's convenient that Town Hall is open," she said.
Town Hall is located at 1766 Union Avenue. Weekday hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Township Committee Meets Tuesday
The governing body will meet Tuesday, May 17 for a 7 p.m. Workshop and 8 p.m. Regular Meeting.
Marching Band Hosts Car Show Sunday
You may notice some some funky and fancy cars driving down Middle Road Sunday morning. They will be headed to second annual Motoring for Music fundraiser at Raritan High School. Last year there were 150 on display by proud owners. This year, organizers believe there could be as many as 200 on view. Proceeds support the RHS Marching Band, whose members perform at many township functions. The Marching Band performs at 1 p.m. Food trucks, raffles and giveaways. Free admission. Park at side of school. Have fun! Event page.
RECYCLING YARD SUMMER HOURS
Town Hall Now Open on Fridays; Pinatas in the Park Draws Hundreds; New Payment Option for Sewer Bills
Town Hall Now Open 5 Days
As of May 2, Town Hall is providing in-person service five days a week to better serve the citizens of Hazlet Township. "It's for the convenience of our residents," said Mayor Michael Sachs.
Weekday hours are now Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Township Committee Meets
The governing body will meet 7 p.m. Monday, May 9 for a Special meeting to discuss Hazlet Swim Club and Hazlet Recreation Summer Camp. Action may be taken.
Cinco de Mayo in Hazlet
Hazlet Recreation hosted a fun outdoors event called Piñatas in the Park Thursday evening. The weather was exceptionally pleasant and hundreds turned out to play in the fresh air. There was a photo stand, make-a-maraca station, bounce houses, cornhole games and of course, pinatas that burst open with candy with the right whack of a bat.
Recognition for Champion High School Wrestling Team
Mayor Michael Sachs and the Township Committee welcomed the Raritan High School Wrestling Team to Tuesday night's government meeting to congratulate the Varsity Team on winning the NJSIAA Group 2 State Championship with a 22-6 season. The mayor read a proclamation and called out the name of each Raritan Rocket to offer them a copy and a handshake.
Head Coach Robert Nucci thanked the governing body, and also thanked RHS Athletic Director John DeGenito, in the audience, on behalf of the wrestlers, statistics keepers, managers and coaches.
Nucci told the Township Committee there is no greater community for athletics than Hazlet Township, and shared a story about the team's return home on Feb. 13 after their big win.
"We won a state championship at Franklin High School, and we got off at the exit at 117. There was probably about 10 police vehicles waiting for us, with 10 fire vehicles, and they drove us down Middle Road horns a-blasting. There was probably about 250 people waiting for us in the (high school) parking lot."
Gesturing to the proclamation, Nucci said, "This is really capping things off. Thanks for recognizing the boys and girls."
Automate Sewer Payments
Property owners can now pay sewer bills through direct withdrawal. Previously, this was only available for tax payments. The authorization agreement and instructions can be downloaded from the Sewer Utility page. Look for Helpful Documents section at the bottom of the page.
Play the Hazlet Trivia Game: "That Looks Familiar!"
Every week we use an original image from somewhere in Hazlet Township in our banner. Some are harder to guess than others. Can you identify this week's image at the top of the newsletter? Submit your answer.
Last week's photo was the view of Natco Lake Park, looking towards Route 36 East.