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Hazlet Citizen Weekly-June 24 2022 (1)

From Hazlet Township
June 24, 2022

Hazlet Fireworks
Get ready, make plans! Our beloved Hazlet tradition to celebrate Independence Day is coming. Set out chairs on Saturday, July 2 at Veterans Park and enjoy the show in the sky.

Fireworks July 2 -350

Another Step Forward for 8th Street Park

The groundwork for renovation of 8th Street Park is advancing forward. 

In what Mayor Michael Sachs called "a significant step," the Hazlet Township Committee voted at its June 21 meeting to introduce a $1.5 million bond ordinance for improvements to the 3.75 acre public park, and authorize the issuance of $1 million in negotiable bonds or notes for the financing part of the appropriation. 

The amount includes the sum of $250,000 expected to be received as a Monmouth County Open Space Grant and $250,000 as the down payment required by NJ Local Bond Law to be provided by the Open Space fund. 

"We have to have this money in place to move forward with engineering and putting the project out to bid," said Mayor Sachs. "If approved, residents may see the project begin in the early spring at the park."

A public hearing is scheduled for the Township Committee's  July 12, 2022 at Hazlet Town Hall. You can follow progress on the plan to renovate 8th Street Park on this page. 

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Basketball Nets
The governing body is proposing to rescind a local law that prohibits  basketball nets in the roadway. 
Mayor Sachs explained, "It's okay to have them, but they need to be placed in the right of way, between the sidewalk and the curb, and they need to be portable in case we need to do work." 
A public hearing and vote will be held at the Township Committee meeting July 12.

Summer Camp & Swim Club In Full Swing
Our large Veterans Park will soon be buzzing with summer fun. 

  • Beginning Saturday, the Hazlet Swim Club will be open every day until Labor Day, weather permitting. 
  • Monday is the launch of summer camp. Kids will be dropped off at 9 a.m. and leave at 4 p.m..  Please be aware of potential traffic congestion and especially careful to drive slowly when traveling on Green Acres Drive.

Welcome New Businesses
Mayor Michael Sachs joined the Hazlet Business Owners Association for a ribbon-cutting at I'd Wax That Beauty Bar. The beauty salon, located in Chelsea Plaza, recently celebrated its two-year anniversary. The business offers full body waxing, facials and lash services. Wax That

American Flag Display

Some citizens have noticed the township has not installed the annual American flag display on telephone poles along Middle Road and Hazlet and Florence avenues this summer. In fact, the Township Committee has decided to retire the program due to a persistent problem of flags becoming entangled in cable lines, necessitating Public Works crews to respond. Also, most were not illuminated at night, contrary to the display rules of the US Flag Code. 

In its place, the township has invested in the US flag display at the corner of Union Avenue and Middle Road, as well as the award-winning Honor Hazlet Heroes banner exhibit in Veterans Park. 

There are some plaques on the poles honoring local military members. The plaques will remain in place, said Mayor Sachs, unless a family requests them. 

Public Meetings

  • The Environmental Commission meets Monday, June 27 at 7 p.m. at Town Hall. This meeting was rescheduled from last Monday.
  • The Township Committee meets Tuesday, June 28 for a 7 pm Workshop meeting. There is no Regular Meeting scheduled on this date. 

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

Sewer Bill Reminder
Third quarter sewer bills are due Friday, July 1 with a 10-day grace period. Did you know you can now pay sewer bills through direct withdrawal. Previously, this was only available for tax payments.  Download agreement and instructions from the Sewer page.

Sewer Bill Reminder

Happy Graduation to the 8th Grade Students and the Raritan High School Class of 2022!

Hazlet Township Save the Date

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


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, 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 2, Saturday, at dusk. Hazlet Fireworks Display in Veterans Park. Rain Date is July 3. 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.


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


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. 


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! 

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