Environmental Commission

Ribbon Cutting- Environmental Building

On April 24, 2021 Hazlet held a ribbon cutting to welcome a brand new Environmental Building at Natco Park,. It will serve as an educational center, meeting place and convenience for park visitors for years to come. It was a long time in the planning and an achievement for the Environmental Commission volunteers, Township Committee elected members and the Open Space Advisory Council members. Read more. 

About the Environmental Commission

The Hazlet Environmental Commission is an advisory body, comprised of Township residents, appointed by the Mayor. They meet monthly. Agendas are posted in the Agenda Center. You can be alerted of meeting agendas by subscribing to the Notify Me service.


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 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.


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.


  • 7:00 pm
  • Typically the first Monday of the month
  • Municipal Building, 1766 Union Avenue, Hazlet, NJ 07730 or via Zoom
  • The agendas is posted on the Township Calendar and in the Agenda Center. Sign up to receive them by e-delivery with the free Notify Me service.

2021 Meeting Dates

  • January 11 Reorganization*
  • February 1
  • March 1
  • April 5
  • May 3
  • June 7 
  • July 5 
  • August 2
  • September 13*
  • October 4
  • November 8
  • December 6
  • January 3, 2022 Reorganization Meeting

    * Second Monday of the Month

Board Members

Ron Dente,
Email Ron Dente

2021 - 2023
Annie EngEmail Annie Eng 2021 - 2023
Bob FriesendorfEmail Bob Friesendorf2020 -2022 

Eugene Geer

Email Eugene Geer

2019 - 2021

Ronald Isenburg

Email Ron Isenburg

2020 - 2022

Barbara Lejda
Email Barbara Lejda

2021 - 2023
Joe PobegaEmail Joe Pobega2021-2023

Kathleen Pallitto
Alternate #1

Email Kathleen Pallitto

2020 - 2022

Angela Lipel
Alternate #2
Email Angela Lipel

2020 - 2022

Hanna Walker,
Email Hanna Walker

Tara Clark, Mayor
Township Committee Representative

Email Tara Clark2021

James "Skip" Mckay, Committeeman
Township Committee Representative

Email Skip McKay2021


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