Environmental Commission

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Meetings

Meetings are held at 7 p.m. in person at the Municipal Building, 1766 Union Avenue. All meeting dates are subject to change. Please check the calendar for updates.
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Minutes are available following approval.
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OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Meetings are open to the public.

Facebook Page

The Commission uses a Facebook Page for engagement and events. Follow them at @HazletEnvironmentalCommission.

2022 MEETING DATES

First Monday of the month, except where indicated with an asterisk. 

  • January 10, 2022* Reorganization (Rescheduled for Jan. 17)
  • February 7, 2022
  • March 7, 2022
  • April 4, 2022
  • May 2, 2022
  • June 20, 2022* (Canceled, rescheduled for 6/27)
  • June 27, 2022 (Date added on June 20; canceled on 6/27)
  • July 11, 2022*
  • August 1, 2022
  • September 12, 2022*
  • October 3, 2022
  • November 7, 2022
  • December 5, 2022

2022 Board Members & Terms

  • Annie Eng, Chairwoman, 2022-2024
  • Joe Pobega, 2021-2023
  • Bob Friesendorf, 2020 - 2022 
  • Hannah Walker, 2022 - 2023
  • Ronald Isenburg, 2020 - 2022
  • Barbara Lejda, 2021 - 2023
  • Kathleen Pallitto, Alternate #1, 2020 - 2022
  • Angela Lipel, Alternate #2, 2020 - 2022


Secretary

Hanna Walker, Interim


Township Committee Representatives, 2022: 

  • Skip McKay, Committeeman

HOW TO VOLUNTEER

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About the Environmental Commission

The Hazlet Environmental Commission is an advisory body, comprised of Township residents, appointed by the Mayor. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

The responsibilities of the Commission are to:

  • Maintain an inventory of open space properties, publicly or privately owned, in the township
  • Maintain an inventory of natural and environmental resources in the township
  • Design, construct, and maintain trails on township properties and conduct public walks on these trails
  • Publicize Environmental Commission activities and accomplishments
  • Identify, research, and advise the Mayor and Township Committee on environmental issues that may affect the township and/or its residents
  • Review the Master Plan and make recommendations to the Land Use Board

FUNDING

Funding for the Environmental Commission is appropriated by the Hazlet Township Committee as part of the Township’s annual budget. In addition, the Commission may apply for grants from the state, county, and other sources to fund specific projects.

FORMATION

In 1968, the New Jersey State Legislature passed a law authorizing municipalities to establish a commission that would be an advisory body on environmental planning, protection and open space issues. In 1972 the State Legislature amended the law, expanding the commission’s responsibilities to other areas of environmental concern, including pollution prevention and control, solid waste management, noise control and environmental aesthetics. The Commission was established by the Township Committee in 1982.