Environmental Commission

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Hazlet Environmental Commission


Responsibilities

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

Earth Day Activities

The responsibilities of the HEC 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 HEC, was established by the Township Committee in 1982.

Meetings

  • 7:00 pm
  • The first Monday of the Month
  • Municipal Building, 1766 Union Avenue, Hazlet, NJ 07730

2020 Meeting Dates

  • January 6
  • February 3
  • March 2
  • April 6
  • May 4
  • June 8 *
  • July 6 *
  • August 3
  • September 14 *
  • October 5 *
  • November 9
  • December 7
  • January 4, 2021 * Reorganization Meeting

    * Second Monday of the Month

Board Members

NameEmailTerm
Daniel Nothstein
Chairman
Email Daniel Nothstein
December 31, 2020
Barbara Lejda
Vice Chair
Email Barbara Lejda
December 31, 2020
Beth Christopher SecretaryEmail Beth Christopher
December 31, 2020
Ron DenteEmail Ron Dente
December 31, 2021
Eugene GeerEmail Eugene Geer
December 31, 2021
Rosemary MazzaEmail Rosemary Mazza
December 31, 2020
Bob Friesendorf
Email Bob Friesendorf
December 31, 2020
Ronald Isenburg
December 31, 2022
Kathleen Pallitto
Alternate #1

December 31, 2021
Angelo Lipel
Alternate #2

December 31, 2021

Tara Clark
Deputy Mayor
Co-Chairwoman

Email Tara Clark
December 31, 2021

Scott Aagre
Committeeman
Co-Chairman

Email Scott Aagre
December 31, 2022