June 2022

Hazlet Citizen Weekly-June 17 2022

From Hazlet Township
June 17, 2022

New Retail Plan Approved on Rt. 35, Pickleball Clinics, Hazlet Rec Boat Cruise

New Retail Plan Approved on Route 35 North
On Thursday, June 16, The Land Use Board approved an application for a new 40-seat coffee restaurant with drive-through lane at the site of the former Farmers Market / longtime Dino's Fishery, located next to Hazlet Plaza. The applicant, known as 3091 Route 35 Partners, said they will redevelop and renovate the entire two-acre property, including a shopping strip in the rear. Documents related to the project can be viewed online under "3091 Route 35" on the township website under Land Use Board - Related Documents 

Juneteenth
State and Monmouth County offices are closed for Juneteenth Day on Friday, June 17.  Hazlet municipal offices are open.

On the federal level, the Juneteenth National Independence Day is Sunday and will be observed by federal workers on Monday, June 20. The Post Office will be closed. Hazlet municipal offices will be open. 

Sewer Pipe Inspection
The Bayshore Regional Sewerage Authority will begin annual work to clean and inspect its interceptor sewer pipelines on Monday, June 20, 2022 in Hazlet and Holmdel Townships. The work will take place between 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. for approximately 4 to 5 weeks. The work is being done by contractor Vortex Services of Freehold, NJ which uses a high pressure water jet and closed circuit television (CCTV). 

The BRSA staff will be providing door hangers to all immediately impacted residents and businesses, see attached notice.

Work includes: 

  • Clark Street and Coral Drive, Parkview Drive. Along the GSP northbound (in the grassy area) 
  • Behind Beers Street school
  • Raccoon Drive
  • Union Avenue, from Hemlock Street to Appleton Drive, and up to Spruce Street

More streets may be added.

About the BRSA
The BRSA provides Wastewater Treatment service to the Northern Bayshore Communities. It is based in Union Beach. View website.

Sewer Pipeline Cleaning

Public Meetings

  • The Environmental Commission meets Monday, June 20 at 7 p.m. at Town Hall.
  • The Township Committee meets Tuesday, June 21 for a 7 pm Workshop meeting and 8 pm Regular meeting in the Main Conference Room.
  • The Hazlet Alliance meets Wednesday, June 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Town Hall.

Agendas are posted prior to the meeting in the Agenda Center.

Utility Scam Alert
Last year, JCP&L customers reported 3,500 scams, and vulnerable citizens continue to be targeted. Mayor Michael Sachs would like Hazlet residents to be aware that scammers may try to trick customers into giving away personal information and paying “unpaid bills” to avoid service disconnection. Please read more on the township website

Hazlet Recreation will host a Scam & Fraud Information Session with the Monmouth County Consumer Affairs Division at the Cullen Center on Sept. 13 at 11 a.m. It is open to all. 

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Pickle Ball
Learn how to play Pickle Ball in Hazlet, a game that combines aspects of tennis, ping-pong and badminton. It's fun, easy to learn and low intensity, popular with people of all ages. Hazlet Recreation offers an Intro session on Saturday, June 25 from 11 am to noon at the Veterans Park Tennis Courts. You can sign up for Beginner Clinic and Advanced Beginner clinics. 
See more information and sign up Hazlet.Recdesk.com.

Learn Pickleball with Hazlet Recreation

Hazlet Recreation Hosts a Cruise
Our township hosted a relaxing cruise on the Navesink Queen Paddle Wheel Boat with neighboring Recreation departments on June 15. The boat left from the Atlantic Highlands Marina. You could not have asked for a nicer afternoon! The guests took photos of the Twin Lights and Sandy Hook Lighthouses, as well as a few dolphins. They chatted with friends and enjoyed the views from a new perspective. Hazlet Rec has trips planned to Yankees & Mets games and more trips like this in the works. Thank you Classic Boat Rides Cruising Charters for a pleasant voyage! 

Paddle Wheel Boat Cruise 6/15/2022

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Hazlet Township Save the Date

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

JUNE

June 22, Wednesday: Summer Camp Orientation meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Cullen Center. For registered camp families.

June 24, Friday: Movie in the Park: "Star Wars," sponsored by Hazlet Recreation. Starting at 8:30 p.m. at Veterans Park. Bring your own blankets and chairs. Food, ice cream on site. Let Recreation know you are coming.

June 27, Monday: Monthly Blood Drive sponsored by Hazlet Emergency Services at North Centerville firehouse. For an appointment go to nybc.org/newjerseydrive, sponsor code 70721 . 

June 29, Wednesday: Hypertension Lecture & Lunch. 11 am to 1 pm. Vascular screening by appointment. At the Cullen Center. Provided by Hackensack Meridian Health. 

JULY

July 2, Saturday, at dusk. Hazlet Fireworks Display in Veterans Park. More info.

July 7, Thursday at 7 p.m.: Hazlet Pops Concert "Honoring Our Heroes" featuring patriotic music. Held outdoors in Veterans Park. Bring a chair. Free.

July 14, Thursday at 7 p.m.: Hazlet Pops Concert "Give Our Regards to Broadway" featuring music from Phantom of The Opera, Mamma Mia, Jersey Boys, and more. Held outdoors in Veterans Park. Bring a chair. Free.

July 21, Thursday at 7 p.m.: Hazlet Pops Concert "Cinema Spectacular!" featuring music from movie classics such as Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Harry Potter, and Encanto. Held outdoors in Veterans Park. Bring a chair. Free.

July 28, Thursday at 7 p.m.: Hazlet Pops Concert "Back to The Classics" featuring traditional classical selections and a little Elvis. Held outdoors in Veterans Park. Bring a chair. Free.

AUGUST

Aug 1-4, Raritan HS Soccer Camp. Sign up with Hazlet.Recdesk.com

SEPTEMBER 

Sept. 10, Saturday: 3rd Annual Hazlet PBA Local #189 Car Show and Festival. From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Veterans Park. Food trucks, street vendors, family fun and lots of Antique, Classic, and Cool vehicles on display.   Event website.

Sept. 13, Tuesday at 11 a.m.: Fraud & Scam Information Talk, presented by John Hadden, director of Monmouth County Consumer Affairs. At the Cullen Center. Open to all. 

OCTOBER

Oct. 1, Saturday: Hazlet Day. Held outside Town Hall from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vendors, rides, games, information booths, food trucks and more. Registration is open to secure a spot at our registration site. (look under Programs tab, Events.)

Oct. 22, Howl-a-Ween Bonfire at Leocadia Park. Details to come! 

Hazlet Citizen Weekly-June 10 2022

From Hazlet Township
June 10, 2022

Police Excellence Awards & Appointments; Fundraiser for First Aid; Free Fireworks, Concerts and Outdoor Film

Police Awards & New Officer Appointments

The Hazlet Township Committee meeting Monday was preceded with an awards ceremony and the appointment of new officers. 

Squad Awards were presented to: 

  • Lt. Chris Acevedo and Patrol Officers Russell Surdi, Patrick Kiley, Zachary Kruk, Douglas Centrone, Brian Jelinski and Thomas Enright. 
  • Det. Michael Tristao, Sgt. Robert Dickens and Patrol Officers, Patrick Kiley, Russell Surdi and Megan Quinn.
  • Detectives Michael Tristao, Nicolas Logothetis and Steven Venticique. 

Letters of Recognition were presented to 

  • Spc. Class III Officer Thomas Ferrari
  • Ptl Officer Kevin Quinn
  • Ptl. John Corcione.
  • Sgt. Edward Schmidt and Ptl. Richard Wilhelm

CPR Save Award presented to 

Sgt. Richard Jaeger.

Appointments to Hazlet Police Dept. as a Police Officer:

  •  Joshua Wagner
  • Michael Vamos
  • David Dillon

Job Posting
The Township Committee is interviewing candidates for the position of township Business Administrator. To view the job description, visit the Jobs page.

Town Meetings

  • The Land Use Board meets Thursday, June 16 at 7 p.m. at Town Hall.
  • The Township Committee meets Tuesday, June 21 for a 7 pm Workshop and 8 pm Regular meeting.

Agendas are posted prior to the meeting in the Agenda Center.

Hazlet First Aid Fundraiser
To raise funds for lifesaving operations, the Hazlet First Aid and Rescue Squad volunteers have been granted permission to solicit donations at the intersection of Route 36 and Laurel Avenue from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on  Sunday,  June 12; Saturday June 25; Saturday, July 2; Sunday, July 10;  and Saturday, August 27.  
Another way to show support is to visit their Donation page, which has a postal address and Paypal link. All donations appreciated, great or small. 

Fireworks Show Planned
Hazlet Township's annual Fireworks Show will be held at dusk on Saturday, July 2. Rain date is July 3. The fireworks go off from Veterans Park. Sponsored by Hazlet Recreation.

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Free Concerts in the Parks
Hazlet Township is pleased to welcome back the Hazlet Pops community band this summer!

Orchestra leaders Ray Lahaye and Tiffani Slattery will present four music programs for your listening pleasure.  All concerts are free and scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursdays at the gazebo in Veterans Park. Rain dates will be announced if necessary. Please bring a chair or blanket to sit upon; no chairs are provided. No registration necessary. 

July 7:  "Honoring Our Heroes" featuring patriotic music. 

July 14: "Give Our Regards To Broadway" featuring music from Phantom of The Opera, Mamma Mia, Jersey Boys, and more. 

July 21: "Cinema Spectacular!" featuring music from movie classics such as Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Harry Potter, and Encanto. 

July 28: "Back To The Classics" featuring music traditional classical selections and a little Elvis. 

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Movie Night: Star Wars Film
Join us for an outdoor showing of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) in Veterans Park. 

The event is free, but please register on Hazlet.RecDesk.com so we can be aware of how many are coming.  The movie will be 8:30 p.m. on Friday,  June 24. Bring chairs or blankets.

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Summer Camp
Parents of registered campers received an email invitation from Hazlet Recreation  this week to attend a friendly orientation meeting on Weds., June 22 at 6:30 p.m. Families can meet staff members, see the facilities and ask questions. 

Hazlet Township Save the Date

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

JUNE

June 15, Wednesday: Lunch & Lighthouse Tour on the Navesink Queen Paddle Wheel Boat, Atlantic Highlands Marina.. Registration closed.

June 17, Friday: Juneteenth. County library closed. 

June 22, Wednesday: Summer Camp Orientation meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Cullen Center. For registered camp families.

June 24, Friday: Movie in the Park: "Star Wars," sponsored by Hazlet Recreation. Starting at 8:30 p.m. at Veterans Park. Bring your own blankets and chairs. Food, ice cream on site. Let Recreation know you are coming.

June 27, Monday: Monthly Blood Drive sponsored by Hazlet Emergency Services at North Centerville firehouse.For an appointment go to >nybc.org/newjerseydrive, sponsor code 70721 . 

June 29, Wednesday: Hypertension Lecture & Lunch. 11 am to 1 pm. Vascular screening by appointment. At the Cullen Center. Provided by Hackensack Meridian Health. 

JULY

July 2, Saturday, at dusk. Hazlet Fireworks Display in Veterans Park. More info.

July 7, Thursday at 7 p.m.: Hazlet Pops Concert "Honoring Our Heroes" featuring patriotic music. Held outdoors  in Veterans Park. Bring a chair. Free.

July 14, Thursday at 7 p.m.: Hazlet Pops Concert "Give Our Regards To Broadway" featuring music from Phantom of The Opera, Mamma Mia, Jersey Boys, and more. Held outdoors in Veterans Park. Bring a chair. Free.

July 21, Thursday at 7 p.m.: Hazlet Pops Concert "Cinema Spectacular!" featuring music from movie classics such as Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Harry Potter, and Encanto. Held outdoors in Veterans Park. Bring a chair. Free.

July 28, Thursday at 7 p.m.: Hazlet Pops Concert "Back To The Classics" featuring music traditional classical selections and a little Elvis. Held outdoors in Veterans Park. Bring a chair. Free.

AUGUST

Aug 1-4, Raritan HS Soccer Camp

SEPTEMBER 

Sept. 10, Saturday: 3rd Annual Hazlet PBA Local #189 Car Show and Festival. From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Veterans Park. Food trucks, street vendors, family fun and lots of Antique, Classic, and Cool vehicles on display.   Event website.

OCTOBER

Oct. 1, Saturday: Hazlet Day. Held outside Town Hall from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vendors, rides, games, information booths, food trucks and more. Registration is open to secure a spot at our registration site. (look under Programs tab, Events.)

Oct. 22, Howl-a-Ween Bonfire at Leocadia Park. Details to come! 

Hazlet Citizen Weekly-June 3 2022

From Hazlet Township
June 3, 2022

Primary Election June 7
Early in-person voting for the June 7 Primary is available at the James J. Cullen Community Center at 1776 Union Ave. Voting is Friday, June 3 through Sunday, June 5. Hours are Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Consult your sample ballot for candidates.

Town Meetings

  • The Township Committee meets Monday, June 6 (instead of Tuesday, June 7, Primary Day.) Workshop at 7 p.m., Regular Meeting at 8 p.m. At Town Hall.
  • The Land Use Board meets Thursday, June 16 at 7 p.m. at Town Hall.

Agendas are posted prior to the meeting in the Agenda Center.

Welcome, Bubbakoo's Burritos! 
Mayor Michael Sachs joined the owners and staff of Bubbakoo's and the Hazlet Business Owners Association to cut the grand opening ribbon on May 24. The Tex-Mex eatery is located in the Hazlet Town Center at 3070 Route 35. Support local business! 

Bubbakoos Ribbon Cutting May 24, 2022

From the Desk of Police Chief Ted Wittke
Following the senseless tragic school shooting in Uvalde, Texas that resulted in the deaths of 19 children and two teachers, Police Chief Ted Wittke posted this message on May 24 to Hazlet parents on the department Facebook Page. 

"It’s impossible to wrap our heads around another senseless tragedy like this involving children, but I would like to let you know that when these incomprehensible acts happen, it strengthens our resolve. It reminds us to review our comprehensive school security plans, it provokes us to create more dialogue with our school district partners going over protocols, it reminds us to review our physical security assessments to find additional ways to deter an event, and it prepares us to respond when all else may fail."

You can read the full statement the Hazlet PD Facebook page. 

Hazlet Remembers
Over 200 people gathered Monday, May 30 for a solemn and respectful Memorial Day Ceremony at Hazlet Township's Veterans Park. The fallen were honored through speeches, prayers, patriotic music and the offering of floral wreaths.

John McGreevy told the audience about his brother, Michael, a US Marine Captain who tragically died in a helicopter accident with 18 other young Marines in 1989, in South Korea. (Listen to his speech.) His parents, longtime Hazlet residents, attended the ceremony. 

Hazlet Township also wished to acknowledge the members of our community who are actively serving in the military. As Monmouth County Commissioner Sue Kiley read the 24 names, a veteran from Hazlet's VFW Post 4303 delivered a red rose to each mother present. At the end, the families were invited to the podium for a group photo with our Gold Star Family.

The ceremony was held in the monument park against a backdrop of colorful banners naming the fallen from Hazlet Township. Nearby, banners are hung on lampposts and along the fence honoring the names of our veterans and active service members. All are encouraged to visit the display on foot, bike or by car to see the faces of our patriotic citizens.

Event organizer Skip McKay, a former Navy Seal and current Township Committeeman, expressed his gratitude on behalf of the governing body to Police Chaplain Barry Mulligan for his eloquent prayers, Provident Bank for sponsoring banners of the actively-serving, Perkins Pancake House for donating refreshments, Hazlet DPW for the work behind the scenes, as well as the participants in the event: representatives of VFW Post 4303 and their members, the Police Honor Guard, the Monmouth County Pipes & Drum, the Recreation Advisory Committee volunteers, Hazlet's Police, First Aid and Fire companies, The Raritan Rockets Special Olympics team, the Boy Scouts and the Hazlet Pops band.

Scenes from Memorial Day 5/30/2022

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Hazlet Township Featured on Cover of Statewide Magazine
Hazlet Township is thrilled to announce Hazlet Recreation's creative idea to welcome spring has been selected by New Jersey League of Municipalities Magazine as its June cover story! Download the story here (PDF) or view images below. 

About the magazine
The official publication of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities, NJ Municipalities serves as a forum for the exchange of ideas and information on municipal affairs, new initiatives and changing legislation for public officials in New Jersey. With more than 6,355 readers, it is widely read throughout Town Halls across the state. 

Bike with a Bunny Coverage

June Children's Programming at Hazlet Library
The new June children's calendar has been posted on the Library webpage. Note there are two special programs this month. One is a family movie night on June 6 to celebrate the kickoff of the summer reading challenge. (No registration, seating is first come first serve.) On June 21st, there is an interactive music program for up to age 5, put on by Stage a Story.

Take a Trip with Hazlet Rec
There are still tickets left for  two baseball games: NY Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox on Saturday, July 16  and NY Mets vs. Atlanta Braves on Saturday, August 6. 

It's last call for the Lunch and Lighthouse Boat Tour on June 15 out of Atlantic Highlands Marina. 

Register on Hazlet.Recdesk.com today. 

Hazlet Township Save the Date

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

JUNE

June 11, Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Used Book Sale at Hazlet Library. Sponsored by Hazlet Library Commission.

June 13, Monday: Wellness Screenings, 10 am to 1 pm at the Cullen Center. Provided by Hackensack Meridian Health. 

June 15, Wednesday: Lunch & Lighthouse Tour on the Navesink Queen Paddle Wheel Boat, Atlantic Highlands Marina. Meet at the boat. From noon to 3 p.m. $55 per person. Lunch and dessert included. Get your ticket. 

June 17, Friday: Juneteenth. County library closed.

June 24, Friday: Movie in the Park: "Star Wars," sponsored by Hazlet Recreation. Starting at 8:30 p.m. at Veterans Park. Bring your own blankets and chairs. Food, ice cream on site. Let Recreation know you are coming. 

June 27, Monday: Monthly Blood Drive sponsored by Hazlet Emergency Services at North Centerville firehouse. For an appointment go to nybc.org/newjerseydrive sponsor code 70721 . 

June 29, Wednesday: Hypertension Lecture & Lunch. 11 am to 1 pm. Vascular screening by appointment. At the Cullen Center. Provided by Hackensack Meridian Health. 

JULY

July 2, Saturday, at dusk. Hazlet Fireworks Display in Veterans Park

July 7, Thursday at 7 p.m.: Hazlet Pops Concert "Honoring Our Heroes" featuring patriotic music. Held outdoors  in Veterans Park. Bring a chair. Free.

July 8, Friday: Parents' Night Out, sponsored by Hazlet Recreation. Enjoy a night out while kids spend time together at the Cullen Community Center. From 6 to 9 p.m. $25 per child. Ages 5 to 12 years old. Space is limited. Admission includes arts and crafts and fun games. Pizza, water and snacks provided. Sign the kids up.

July 14, Thursday at 7 p.m.: Hazlet Pops Concert "Give Our Regards To Broadway" featuring music from Phantom of The Opera, Mamma Mia, Jersey Boys, and more. Held outdoors in Veterans Park. Bring a chair. Free.

July 21, Thursday at 7 p.m.: Hazlet Pops Concert "Cinema Spectacular!" featuring music from movie classics such as Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Harry Potter, and Encanto. Held outdoors in Veterans Park. Bring a chair. Free.

July 28, Thursday at 7 p.m.: Hazlet Pops Concert "Back To The Classics" featuring music traditional classical selections and a little Elvis. Held outdoors in Veterans Park. Bring a chair. Free.

AUGUST

Aug 1-4, Raritan HS Soccer Camp

SEPTEMBER

Sept. 10, Saturday: 3rd Annual Hazlet PBA Local #189 Car Show and Festival. From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Veterans Park. Food trucks, street vendors, family fun and lots of Antique, Classic, and Cool vehicles on display. Event website.

OCTOBER

Oct. 1, Saturday: Hazlet Day. Held outside Town Hall from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vendors, rides, games, information booths, food trucks and more. Registration is open to secure a spot at our registration site. (look under Programs tab, Events.)

Oct. 22, Howl-a-Ween Bonfire at Leocadia Park. Details to come!