Earth Day Celebration in Hazlet
Hazlet residents planted new trees throughout town in celebration of Earth Day on April 23, thanks to a free tree seedling giveaway by the Hazlet Environmental Commission. The two-hour event attracted 50 people. Each took away a bundle of tree species specially selected for Hazlet's conditions. They were labeled species of Mockernut Hickory, Hackberry, Flowering Dogwood, Kousa Dogwood, Cornelian Cherry, Tulip Poplar and Willow Oak. Many were happy to nurture the seedlings in pots and return them to the Environmental Commission next year for planting. Also distributed at the event were free LED light bulbs, obtained by a grant.
At last count, there are over 130 addresses posted on the spring Town-Wide Garage Sale Map. The variety includes moving sales, estate sales and multi-family sales. Review the interactive Google map and make a plan to shop for bargains. The printed address list is also posted outside the James J. Cullen Center at 1776 Union Ave.
Hazlet Turns Out for the Bunny Parade
Hundreds of Hazlet residents happily took over Middle Road on Saturday, April 9 for the second annual "Bike with a Bunny" Parade, our town's signature event to celebrate Spring together. The 1.7 mile route was from Airport Plaza to Veterans Park. The youngest cyclists launched from Middle Road School for a shorter route. Many pedaled two wheelers, but there were some riding colorful Surrey Bikes, zippy scooters, vintage cruisers or tricycles. Parents chatted as they strolled with carriages, while some pulled red wagons or pushed toddlers in plastic race cars. The parade was led by the district fire trucks, supervised by Hazlet Police and ended with adorable dancers from the Perna Dance Center. Families got to take photos with the Bunny under the flowering trees. It was a healthy, fun and exhilarating event thanks to Hazlet Recreation Dept. and the Recreation Advisory Committee volunteers.
Municipal Holiday April 15
Good Friday is a municipal holiday. It is also the first night of Passover. The DPW Yard will be closed on Friday, April 15.
Take advantage of the opportunity to leave white metal curbside for the township collection April 18 through 22. Hazlet Township Dept. of Public Works performs this pick-up four times a year. Read details of what is collected, how to place it curbside and what to do about items containing Freon.
Beers Street - Road Paving and Closure Next Week
The township's Road Reconstruction Project rolls on! Beers Street will be closed April 18 to 22 for milling and paving by Z Brothers Concrete Contractors. Working hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Residents should follow the guidance on parking. See public notice.
Drinking Water Improvement
With the end of a 9-week routine maintenance process at its local water treatment plants, NJ American Water says some customers who noted a slight chlorine taste and odor to their water will now notice is has subsided. Read the press release.
Expect Property Inspection in 2022
Hazlet Township is under contract with Appraisal Systems Inc. (ASI) to perform inspections, both interior and exterior, of all properties for the Hazlet Tax Assessor's records. More about property inspection in Hazlet.
Info Session with County Division
Over 60 people came to an informational talk by the Monmouth County Division on Aging, Disabilities and Veterans Services, held at the Cullen Center on Wednesday. Many people said learned something new. The county staff members distributed information and answered questions.
Municipal Holiday April 15
Good Friday is a municipal holiday. It is also the first night of Passover. Please note these changes:
- Preceding the holiday, Town Hall hours will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, April 11 through 14.
- The DPW Yard will be closed on Friday, April 15.
- Due to the closure of the DPW yard, Zone 8 residents will have recycling pick-up on Monday, April 11.
Annual Spring Cleaning of Water Lines
Beginning April 11 and continuing through May 13, New Jersey American Water will perform the annual flushing of its water distribution system in Hazlet Township to helps ensure high-quality drinking water and is an annual requirement of the Water Quality Accountability Act. More details.
Government Meetings This Week
- The Township Committee will meet Tuesday, April 5 at Town Hall for a Workshop meeting at 7 p.m. and a Regular meeting at 8 p.m. On the agenda:
- Scott Aagre has resigned from his position on the Township Committee, effective April 1.
- Peter Terranova will be sworn in to fill the unexpired term on the Township Committee formerly held by Tara Clark.
- Appointments will be made for Deputy Mayor, as well as Municipal Clerk and Acting Superintendent of Dept. of Public Works.
- Purchase of a street sweeper and other DPW equipment.
- Introduction of ordinance for proposed Hazlet Recreation Summer Camp registration fees.
- The Land Use Board will meet Thursday, April 7 at Town Hall for a meeting at 7 p.m.
Agendas can be found in the Agenda Center.
Used Book Sale
The Hazlet Library Commission will sell donated books to raise money for library improvements on Saturday, April 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Paperbacks are 50 cents, hard copies are $1, and a bag is $5.00. Rain date is Sunday, April 3. The library is located at 251 Middle Road.
A reminder for bargain hunters, our Hazlet Town-Wide Garage Sale will be Saturday, April 30. Learn more.
Swim Club & Summer Camp
- Join the Pool Club
Memberships are on sale for the Hazlet Swim & Tennis Club. Find rates and links to Information on the Swim Club page. Memberships are open to residents and non-residents.
- Summer Camp
The Recreation Dept. is planning a great summer. The Township Committee will be reviewing the plans and setting rates at its next meeting on Tuesday.