July 2021

Hazlet Citizen News-July 15-560

Scenes from the Hazlet Pops Concert

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HAZLET RECREATION


On Thursday, July 15 the newly formed Hazlet Pops community band impressed and delighted the audience at a free concert at Veterans Park. This event had been twice-postponed due to stormy weather but it was worth the wait. 

As breezes cooled listeners on lawn chairs, benches, towels and blankets, the band played a repertoire of Broadway classics from shows like West Side Story, Hamilton and more. Hazlet Pops is comprised of musicians from Hazlet and other towns. Conductor Raymond Lahaye of the Hazlet School District worked with the Hazlet Township Committee and Recreation Department to develop the outdoor music series during the COVID-19 pandemic and bring more music to our public parks.  

You can view a recording of the event on the Raritan High School Marching Band Facebook page See the schedule below for the next concerts in the series.

Following the July 15 concert Hazlet Recreation presented an outdoor movie, "Mamma Mia!" For many, it was a memorable summer night in Hazlet.

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TAX COLLECTOR


Property Tax Bill Update

The 2021 Municipal budget was passed on July 6, 2021.  

Once the tax rate has been certified the township Tax Collector's office can begin mailing tax bills for the August & November 2021 and February & May 2022 quarters.  

The standard 10-day grace period to pay without penalties for the August payment will be extended, allowing for 25 days to pay from the date of mailing.

CODE ENFORCEMENT

Quality of Life OrdinancesWhat are the local rules on brush pickup, dog ownership, RV storage, littering, leaf blowers and more? Learn about some of Hazlet's local ordinances.

TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE


The Hazlet Township Committee  approved the 2021 budget and financial plan at its July 6 public hearing. Township CFO Bob Phillips explained the budget and financial plan in detail.  You can view the presentation of the budget and capital improvement plan. It includes a breakdown of how your property taxes are spent.

The Township Committee will meet on July 20, 2021 for a 6pm Special Meeting outdoors in Veterans Park to announce new police hires and awards. Official action will be taken.

At the conclusion of the meeting, the Township Committee will meet indoors at Town Hall for a 7pm Workshop Meeting followed by the 8 pm Regular Meeting. View all three meeting agendas in the Agenda Center

This marks the governing body's resumption of in-person meetings following the easing of pandemic restrictions. As posted at the entrance to Town Hall, face coverings are required unless fully vaccinated, as defined by the CDC and in accordance with Federal and State law. 

LAND USE BOARD

The board gave final site plan approval to Hazlet 66 LLC to redevelop the former vacant ShopRite at 1030 Route 36 into Snapbox self-storage facility at its July 1 meeting. View the site plan and related documents on our website.

HAZLET SWIM CLUB

Hazlet Swim Club Main Pool

The club is open every day through Labor Day, Sept. 6. The hours are 11am to 8pm. Visit the Membership page for all the details on how to join. Note, there is a special reduced rate just for weekdays after 4 pm and all-day on weekends. Also, members can bring guests on daily passes ($10 children / $15 adults.)

MONMOUTH COUNTY FAIR

Don't miss the excitement of this fun-filled event for all ages with rides, entertainment, live musical performances, delicious food vendors, and so much more at East Freehold Showgrounds, Kozloski Road, Freehold, NJ.
 Schedule: 

  • Wednesday-Friday, July 21-23 from 4-11 p.m. 
  • Saturday, July 24 from 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 25 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 

 View Monmouth County Fair website.

EVENTS

Hazlet Township Save the DateThursday, July 22 - Hazlet Pops will perform a free concert in Veterans Park from 7 to 8 pm. The theme is "Back to the Classics." This is the Raritan HS Alumni Night honoring former RHS band conductor Thomas Mosher. Bring chairs. 

Sunday, July 25 - "Smart, Strong, Safe" Free self defense workshop for Hazlet girls in 11 and 12th grades, or recent high school graduates. Learn about drug-facilitated sexual assault and learn valuable skills for self protection at a morning workshop at Bayshore Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Hazlet. Email Hazlet Police Officer Charleigh Logothetis to participate at CLogothetis@hazletpd.org.

Thursday, July 29 - Hazlet Pops will give a free performance at 8th Street Park. The theme is Cinema Spectacular! Directly following the concert there will be an outdoor movie showing of the Disney movie, "Moana." 8th Street Park is located at 8th Street & Brown Avenue, accessible from Laurel Avenue. Bring chairs

Saturday, August 7 - Special fundraising event at Hazlet Swim Club to benefit RAINE Foundation, Hazlet Hope's Network and Tackle Depression. 6 to 9 pm. More information, tickets.

Saturday, Sept. 11 - Remembrance ceremony TBA

Saturday, Oct 2  -  Hazlet Day at Veterans Park 

Stay tuned for more programs coming this summer for Kids, Adults & Seniors from the Hazlet Recreation Advisory Committee.

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HAZLET POLICE

Local police were offered heaps of praise and thanks from members of the public on social media following the successful apprehension of a man suspected of stabbing a woman at the Keyport Stop & Shop around 1:22 pm July 6. 

Hazlet Police quickly warned residents using the township's CivicReady emergency alert system as well as its Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts that the suspect was armed and dangerous and at large in the vicinity of Shorelands Memorial Park, at Route 35 and Holmdel Road. Along with Hazlet, officers representing Keyport, Holmdel, Union Beach,  Middletown, Matawan, Monmouth County Sheriffs Office and the New Jersey State Police spent seven hours conducting an exhaustive search in the area between the cemetery and Airport Plaza. There were K-9s and a helicopter. It was an extremely hot day. 

At 7:21 pm Hazlet Police received a call that a subject matching that description was seen behind St. John’s United Methodist Church on Florence Avenue. "As officers flooded the scene, Deputy Chief Robert Mulligan spotted him and took him into custody with the assistance of Sgt. Robert Dickens and Ptl. Megan Quinn," Chief Ted Wittke said. "We are thankful for all of the support we received from our Bayshore, County and State partners today. We are also thankful that we were able to take this potentially dangerous person off the street."

William Potts, 51  faces charges of aggravated assault, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. 

The victim received medical treatment, according to police.

HAZLET RECREATION

Zumba in the Park

Hazlet Recreation is excited to announce Instructor Sandy Molon will lead a six-week Zumba class outdoors at Veterans Park. The classes will be held Saturdays at 10 am and cost $100 from July 10 through August 14. Molon is licensed to teach Zumba, Zumba Toning, Zumba Gold and Zumba Step.

Sandy's upbeat, fun style will leave you feeling happy and energized. "Come dance with us. Every class feels like a party!" said Molon, a resident of Holmdel.. "There is no wrong or right move in our class - it’s all about losing yourself in the music while burning those calories!"

Sign up for the class today at Hazlet Recreation's registration website.

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TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE

The Hazlet Township Committee approved a 2021 budget and financial plan at its July 6 public hearing. Township CFO Bob Phillips explained the budget and financial plan in detail with a Powerpoint presentation

ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION

The group will meet in-person for its first monthly meeting Monday at the new Environmental Building at 399 Middle Road at 7pm.

HAZLET SWIM CLUB

Swim Club at NightNo better place to be than at the Hazlet Swim Club on hot summer nights. The club is open every day through Labor Day, Sept. 6. The hours are 11am to 8pm. Visit the Membership page for all the details on how to join. Note, there is a special reduced rate just for weekdays after 4 pm and all-day on weekends. Also, members can bring guests on daily passes ($10 children / $15 adults.)

Scenes from the Hazlet Fireworks Show July 5, 2021

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EVENTS

Hazlet Township Save the Date


Saturday, July 10Zumba with Sandy Molon begins for six consecutive Saturdays at Hazlet's Veterans Park -- outdoors! The fun begins at 10 am. Find sign up information at Hazlet Recreation's registration website 

Thursday, July 15 - The new Hazlet Pops community band will give a free performance in Veterans Park from 7 to 8 pm. The theme is "Give Our Regards to Broadway!" Directly following the concert there will be an outdoor movie showing of "Mamma Mia!" 

Thursday, July 22Hazlet Pops will perform a free concert in Veterans Park from 7 to 8 pm. The theme is "Back to the Classics." This is the Raritan HS Alumni Night honoring former RHS band conductor Thomas Mosher. Bring chairs. 

Sunday, July 25"Smart, Strong, Safe" Free self defense workshop for Hazlet girls in 11 and 12th grades, or recent high school graduates. Learn about drug-facilitated sexual assault and learn valuable skills for self protection at a morning workshop at Bayshore Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Hazlet. Email Hazlet Police Officer Charleigh Logothetis to participate at CLogothetis@hazletpd.org.

Thursday, July 29Hazlet Pops will give a free performance at 8th Street Park. The theme is Cinema Spectacular! Directly following the concert there will be an outdoor movie showing of the Disney movie, "Moana." 8th Street Park is located at 8th Street & Brown Avenue, accessible from Laurel Avenue. Bring chairs

Saturday, August 7 - Special fundraising event at Hazlet Swim Club to benefit RAINE Foundation, Hazlet Hope's Network and Tackle Depression. 6 to 9 pm. More information, tickets.

Saturday, Sept. 11 - Remembrance ceremony TBA

Saturday, Oct 2  -  Hazlet Day at Veterans Park 

Saturday, Oct 23 Hazlet Woofstock pet fair. Location TBA

Stay tuned for more programs coming this summer for Kids, Adults & Seniors from the Hazlet Recreation Advisory Committee.

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HAZLET RECREATION

July is sunny, but it can also be rainy! The Independence Day weekend forecast has disrupted our plans for two long-anticipated events; the first concert by the Hazlet Pops community band and the Hazlet Fireworks Show. Both have been rescheduled.

The concert was moved to a later date in July. See the revised schedule below.
The fireworks are rescheduled for Monday, July 5. The fireworks will go off from Veterans Park. A deejay and food trucks will set up beginning at 6 pm in the Swim Club parking lot.

Hazlet Pops Concert Schedule (Revised)
Fireworks Show July 5

TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE

The annual budget adoption and public hearing will be held at the next meeting on July 6. There will be a PowerPoint presentation by the township CFO Bob Phillips about Hazlet's appropriations, revenue and capital expenditures for our ongoing town-wide road program and other planned capital improvements.

The meeting begins at 8 pm and will be held via Zoom. This will be the final time the township meets virtually. After this date, the governing body will hold public meetings in person in the second floor Town Hall meeting room.

8TH STREET PARK


8th Street Park Concept Meeting8th Street Park Concept Meeting with Neighbors, May 15, 2021

On Wednesday, the Hazlet Township Committee submitted its application for a competitive $500,000 Urban Parks grant from the NJ Dept. of Environmental Protection to make much-needed improvements at the 8th Street Park in the West Keansburg section of Hazlet. 

The grant includes input from neighbors, the Hazlet Open Space Advisory Council, Hazlet Recreation and a master plan by the township engineer. It reflects priorities previously stated in the township's 2030 Vision Plan.

The plans includes a paved track encircling the park for walking, jogging or bike riding, a multipurpose court for basketball and/or volleyball, a challenging playground with more swings, an open area for ball play, a pavilion for gatherings, entertainment or classes and better parking areas.

The township intends to apply for a NJ DEP Green Acres grant and a county Open Space Grant. The total cost of the vision is about $1.2 million, and the hope is that multiple grants can be obtained to cover the cost.  "The entire community is so excited," said Mayor Tara Clark, who personally knocked on over 100 doors to gather ideas and feedback.

HAZLET SWIM CLUB

Hazlet Swim ClubYou can still sign up for the Hazlet Swim & Tennis Club, now open every day through Labor Day, Sept. 6. The hours are 11am to 8pm. 

Visit the Membership page for all the details on how to join.
Note, there is a special reduced rate just for weekdays after 4 pm and all-day on weekends. Also, members can bring guests on daily passes ($10 children / $15 adults.)

HAZLET POLICE

The Hazlet Police Department is offering a free self-defense class for Hazlet Raritan High School juniors and seniors called "Smart Strong Safe." It will be held on Sunday, July 25 from 9am to noon at Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Hazlet. Participants will learn about drug facilitated sexual assault and valuable skills for self-protection. Email Charleigh Logothetis to enroll at Clogothetis@HazletPD.org.

EVENTS

Hazlet Township Save the Date



Monday, July 5 - The annual Hazlet Township Fireworks Display will go off from Veterans Park at dusk. (Rescheduled from July 3)

Thursday, July 8 Hazlet Pops will perform a free concert at the 8th Street Park from 7 to 8 pm. The theme is "Give Our Regards to Broadway!" Directly following the concert there will be an outdoor movie showing of "Mamma Mia!" 8th Street Park is located at 8th Street & Brown Avenue, accessible from Laurel Avenue. Bring chairs

Thursday, July 15 - The new Hazlet Pops community band will give a free performance in Veterans Park from 7 to 8 pm. The theme is "Patriotic Night: Honoring Our Heroes."  (Rescheduled from July 1.) Bring chairs.

Thursday, July 22Hazlet Pops will perform a free concert in Veterans Park from 7 to 8 pm. The theme is "Back to the Classics." This is the Raritan HS Alumni Night honoring former RHS band conductor Thomas Mosher. Bring chairs. 

Thursday, July 29Hazlet Pops will give a free performance at 8th Street Park. The theme is Cinema Spectacular! Directly following the concert there will be an outdoor movie showing of the Disney movie, "Moana."

Saturday, August 7 - Special fundraising event at Hazlet Swim Club to benefit RAINE and Hazlet Hope Foundations. 6 to 9 pm. 

Saturday, Sept. 11 - Remembrance ceremony TBA

Saturday, Oct 2  -  Hazlet Day at Veterans Park 

Saturday, Oct 23 Hazlet Woofstock pet fair. Location TBA

Stay tuned for more programs coming this summer for Kids, Adults & Seniors from the Hazlet Recreation Advisory Committee.

Happy Independence Day


Office Closings - July 5Monday, July 5 is a state and federal holiday, observed by the state Motor Vehicle Commission and the US Postal Service. Please note the following operation changes as we observe Independence Day on Monday, July 5:

  • Closed: Town Hall
  • Closed: Hazlet Library
  • Closed: Hazlet Municipal Court
  • Closed: DPW Recycling Yard on Leocadia Court. No Recycling pickup

Open: Hazlet Swim & Tennis Club The annual Hazlet Independence Day fireworks will go off Monday, July 5 More information.