September 2022

Hazlet Citizen Weekly-September 16 2022

From Hazlet Township
September 16, 2022

Spotlight on Fall Recreation -
Browse Upcoming Events and Register for Activities 

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The Recreation Department has been busy creating new events and programs in coming months. They also have launched  Facebook and Instagram social media accounts, so please connect there for the latest. There is also a new Fall Recreation guide (PDF). Here are the latest flyers posted to the Recreation page. Register at





Hazlet Citizen Weekly-September 9 2022

From Hazlet Township
September 9, 2022

Honorary Street Signs in Hazlet, Deadline For Senior Freeze Applications, Remembering Victims of September 11

Honorary Street Signs Coming
This week, you may notice the installation of a few red signs on Hazlet street poles. Each red sign will honor a US service member from Hazlet who perished in the line of duty. The signs will be placed by DPW near their homes. On Sat., Sept, 17, Township Committeeman Skip McKay will visit these places with members of the VFW Post 4303 and family members of the honorees. A schedule will be posted mid-week. Public invited.

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Deadline for Senior Freeze 
Mayor Michael Sachs is reminding residents to be sure to apply for the Senior Freeze property tax reimbursement program prior to the October 31, 2022 deadline.

New Jersey's Senior Freeze program reimburses eligible senior citizens and disabled individuals for increases in property taxes or mobile home park site fees on their principal residence. In recent years, the State has expanded eligibility for the Senior Freeze program by increasing the income limit by more than 30 percent since 2017, with many reimbursements topping out at over $1,000.
Read more on the Tax Collector's page.

Remembering September 11
On Sunday, September 11, Americans reflect and remember those we lost in the terrorist attacks. You may visit our township's own September 11 monument located at the Cullen Center, facing Union Avenue. Read more about the monument and those we remember in Hazlet. 

At the Hazlet Youth Athletic League Steven B. Paterson field on Hazlet Avenue, all football games will begin with a brief 9/11 remembrance ceremony, a coin toss with local first responders and the singing of the national anthem by a young person.

Monmouth County will hold its annual ceremony to reflect and remember the loss of 147 county residents on September 11, 2001. The ceremony is at 9 am at Mount Mitchill Scenic Overlook at 460 Ocean Boulevard, Atlantic Highlands. All are invited.

New Municipal Administrator
Bengivenga-VerticalRobert A Bengivenga, Jr. has joined Hazlet Township as the new Municipal Administrator, overseeing day-to-day business matters and working with the Township Committee. Get in touch.

Welcome Rob! 

Public Meetings
The Land Use Board meets Thursday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. The agenda will be posted in the Agenda Center prior to the meeting.

Hazlet PBA Car Show

Free Shredding Dates
The shredding truck continues to rotate through Monmouth County towns. The opportunity is available to all county residents (not businesses.) Here are some local to Hazlet. More dates and information. All are  9 a.m. to 1 p.m., or until the truck is stuffed.

  • Saturday, Sept. 10 – Union Beach Recycling Center, 1400 Florence Ave.
  • Saturday, Sept. 24 – Marlboro Municipal Complex, 1979 Township Dr.
  • Saturday, Oct. 1 – Colts Neck, Town Hall Parking Lot, 124 Cedar Dr.
  • Saturday, Nov. 12 – Middletown High School North, 63 Tindall Dr.

HYAL Flag Football 
Registration is open. Available to all Bayshore area children from K-8th grade. Visit for more information.

Saturday, Oct. 15

Special Needs Open House on Oct. 15 from 11 am to 2 pm

Town Hall Hours
As of September 9, Town Hall hours will be: 
Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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From Hazlet Township
September 2, 2022

West Keansburg Neighborhood Meeting about Park; Spotted Lanternfly Information; Labor Day Closure

Community Meeting - 8th Street Park

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8th Street Park Community Meeting
Over 70 people attended an information session about coming plans to renovate 8th Street Park in the West Keansburg section of town. Project leader Tara Clark and T & M Project Manager Dennis Dayback described major features envisioned for the park like a walking path, pavilion, popular playground equipment and multipurpose courts. Hazlet Police Lt. Detective Kevin Geoghan was on hand to respond to questions about security. Township Committee members were also in attendance to support the initiative. The event was hosted at the West Keansburg Fire Co. reception hall. Read more about the plans.

Labor Day
Town Hall and the DPW Yard will be closed Monday, Sept. 5 in observance of Labor Day. 

Spotted Lanternfly
Monmouth County is in the Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Area, according the NJ Dept. of Agriculture. Please take caution:

  • Check Your Vehicle: Before leaving a parking lot or work site, inspect vehicles for spotted lanternfly egg or insects. Check doors, sides, bumpers, wheel wells, grills, and roofs.  If found, destroy any eggs or insects you find. Most spotted lanternflies reach adulthood by September and lay eggs through December. 
  • Remove and Destroy Pests: Crush nymphs and adult insects. Scrape egg masses into a plastic bag and place in trash. 
  • Remove Host Trees: Spotted lanternflies prefer the ailanthus tree, also known as “Tree of Heaven.” Try to remove trees from the business property to avoid attracting spotted lanternfly.

Learn more about how to deal with Lanternflies. 

Road Work Update

In an August 31 update to the Township Committee, T & M Engineering reported the contractor is still on track to be substantially completed by week ending September 23, weather permitting. All punch list work will then take place and will be completed by the end of October. 
To date, all concrete work has been completed on the roads. 
Below is the schedule for milling and paving of the remaining roads:

  • Roland Place – Final paving week ending 9/9/22.
  • Pacific Terrace – Final paving week ending 9/9/22.
  • Ivy Place – Final paving week ending 9/9/22.
  • Cedar Avenue – Final paving week ending 9/9/22.
  • Hemingway Drive – Final paving week ending 9/9/22.
  • Monterey Drive (Remaining Portion) – Final paving week ending 9/9/22.
  • Larsen Lane – Final paving week ending 9/16/22.
  • Helfrich Lane – Final paving week ending 9/16/22.
  • Leocadia Court – Final paving week ending 9/16/22.
  • Mountain Avenue – Final paving week ending 9/16/22.

Striping of the roadways will then be completed by week ending 9/23/22.  As always, this is weather permitting and may change. 

Read more about Hazlet's Road Program.

DPW Recycling Yard Hours
The DPW Yard will close on Monday, Sept. 5 for Labor Day. After Labor Day, the hours at the Recycling Yard on Leocadia Court hours shift later by a half hour. The Recycling Yard will be open weekdays  7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Throughout the year, it is open Saturdays 8:15 a.m. to 1:45 p.m and closed on Sundays.

Public Meetings
The Township Committee meets Tuesday, Sept. 6 for a Workshop meeting at 7 p.m., followed by a Regular Meeting at 8 p.m.

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

Hazlet Citizen Weekly is published by the Public Information Office. It is posted on the township website on Fridays, with copies distributed to the Hazlet Library and posted outside the James J. Cullen community center.. You can be alerted by signing up here. Questions? Contact Christina Johnson, Public Information Officer: (732) 217-8660 or