Environmental Commission


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Hazlet Environmental Commission

Hazlet Environmental Commission members, 2019. 

About the HEC

The Hazlet Environmental Commission (HEC) 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 HEC meeting agendas by subscribing to the Notify Me service


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 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 HEC, 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.

2020 Meeting Dates

  • December 7
  • January 4, 2021 Reorganization Meeting

2021 Meeting Dates

  • January 4
  • 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

Daniel Nothstein
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December 31, 2020
Barbara Lejda
Vice Chair
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December 31, 2020
Hanna Walker
Email Hanna WalkerDecember 31, 2023
Ron DenteEmail Ron Dente
December 31, 2021
Eugene GeerEmail Eugene Geer
December 31, 2021
Rosemary MazzaEmail Rosemary Mazza
December 31, 2020
Bob Friesendorf
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December 31, 2020
Ronald IsenburgEmail Ron IsenburgDecember 31, 2022
Kathleen Pallitto
Alternate #1
Email Kathleen PallittoDecember 31, 2021
Angela Lipel
Alternate #2
Email Angela LipelDecember 31, 2021

Tara Clark
Deputy Mayor

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December 31, 2021

Scott Aagre

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December 31, 2022