Hazlet Township News & Announcements
March 17, 2023
Get Ready for Bike with a Bunny, Bulk Drop-Off Days; Creek Desnagging Resumes, Camp Sign-Up Monday
Hazlet Township will hold the first of two bulk drop-off events next month at the Swim Club parking lot. The second opportunity will be in September. Identify your zone to find your designated day.
Zones 1-4: April 15 & September 23
Zones 5-8: April 22 & September 30
The hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
No pre-registration or coupon is required. Proof of residency (valid picture ID) will be required to present to Hazlet DPW supervisors on site. One trip per household allowed. Enter the complex from Green Acres Drive, off Middle Road.
Know before you go. Read a list of accepted items and ask questions now to avoid being turned away! Learn more on the Bulk Item Drop-Off Page
BIKE WITH A BUNNY PARADE - APRIL 1
Get ready for our annual fun Bike with a Bunny Parade! The event is Saturday, April 1, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. It runs from Airport Plaza down Middle Road and ends at Veterans Park for photos with the Bunny.
FAQ: Young ones are invited to gather at Middle Road School for a shorter route and fun with peers. Spectators can watch on the side roads. No registration required. Decorating your ride is encouraged. Parents are allowed to accompany kids. Rain date is April 2 and will be announced on the township website if necessary. .
Please visit the Bike with a Bunny page for all the information.
8TH STREET PARK UPDATE
Plans for improvements to a township park in West Keansburg took another step forward with the awarding of a bidder for playground equipment. The Township Committee authorized the purchase of park equipment from Ben Schaffer Recreation for $454,467. Work is expected to begin mid-spring.
Follow 8th Street Park updates on the township website. Progress is posted in the Government section, Projects & Initiatives section.
FLAT CREEK DESNAGGING RESUMES
Work to clear and de-snag the 1.8 mile Flat Creek waterway in Hazlet Township has resumed.
The goal is to remove accumulated debris from within the waterway to improve water flow for mosquito control and reduce the potential for flooding during rainstorms.
The work is being by Monmouth County Public Works crews with the assistance of the Monmouth County Mosquito Control Division and is expected to take several days to complete.
Although a majority of the stream is behind private properties, the County will be able to access the creek via public land and rights-of-way.
“This is the first step in the process of addressing the flooding issues within the Flat Creek area," said Mayor Michael Sachs. "I would like to thank our Engineer and Monmouth County for working together on this project for Hazlet Township. Once this process is complete, we will then be able to survey the area to determine the next course of action.”
The 1,115-acre Flat Creek Watershed extends southerly from Route 36 in Hazlet to nearly the Garden State Parkway in Holmdel.
A report commissioned by the Township Committee in March 2022 identified several major areas as concern along the waterway in need of stream cleaning.
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT - SWIM CLUB
It's great to see so many Hazlet residents taking advantage of the early bird discount for early registration at the Hazlet Swim & Tennis Club. If you are thinking of joining, please take advantage of these rates through April 30. On May 1 they will reset to higher rates
Learn more about our beautiful 4-pool facility and how to sign up.
2023 SUMMER ADVENTURE
Registration opens 10 a.m. on Monday, March 20 for Hazlet Recreation Summer Adventure.
Fees are $875 for 7 full weeks
$150 per week with a minimum 3-week enrollment of $450
Trips additional cost.
Hazlet residents only.
March 10, 2023
SUMMER CAMP SIGN-UP, FREE TIRE PICK-UP, TOWN-WIDE GARAGE SALE
2023 SUMMER ADVENTURE
Registration opens 10 a.m. on Monday, March 20 for Hazlet Recreation Summer Adventure. Fees will be announced March 15 in the Recreation section. If you have questions, please contact the Recreation Director at 732-217-8648.
Summer Adventure June 26-Aug 11 2023
FIGHT THE BITE. REMOVE TIRES FROM YOUR YARD.
The Monmouth County Mosquito Division is offering to pick up unwanted tires from your property in an effort to reduce pools of water favored by the insect. Tires stored outdoors and hold enough rainwater for mosquitoes to grow. One tire can produce more than 10,000 biting insects. Call 732-542-3630 to make arrangements. Tires will be picked up through March 31. Free service.
GARAGE SALE DATE ANNOUNCED
The Spring Garage Sale will be held Saturday, April 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rain date is Sunday, April 16. Hazlet residents can now sign up to sell. Just state your street address and description of items. This information will be uploaded to the interactive Google Map. Our twice-yearly Town-Wide event helps our community "Reduce, Reuse and Recycle."
MASTER GARDENER TALKS
"Enchantment in Your Evening Garden" will be presented by Rutgers Master Gardener Ann Sherwood on Wednesday, April 12 at 12:30 p.m.
Sherwood will talk about managing the Spotted Lanternfly in your home garden on Wednesday, June 14 at 12:30 p.m.
Both events will take place a the Hazlet Senior Center at the James J. Cullen Center.
March 3, 2023
Honoring Hazlet's Birthday, Small Business Grants Announced, Save the Dates
Honoring Hazlet Township
At a ceremony Saturday, February 25 at Town Hall, Hazlet Township's Mayor Michael C. Sachs marked the township's 175th Anniversary with the reading of a Proclamation honoring Hazlet's past.
Our anniversary year will continue with special events planned for Fourth of July, Hazlet Day, a history discussion series at the James J. Cullen Center and a special display of historic artifacts at Town Hall.
March Events at Hazlet Senior Center
The Hazlet Senior Center at the James J. Cullen Center is launching into March with a full calendar of events. Some of the new offerings include: Book Club & Potluck Lunch, Spanish for Beginners; road trips to Niagara Falls, Pittsburgh and Upstate New York; Zumba Gold and Gentle Yoga. Visit the Senior Center section of the Hazlet Township website to learn more.
Summer Rec Camp
Registration opens 9 a.m. on Monday, March 20 for Hazlet Recreation Summer Camp. Fees will be announced March 15 on the Recreation page. If you have questions, please contact the Recreation Director at 732-217-8648.
Reminder to renew dog licenses before April 1 to avoid the $5.00 late fee. More information.
SMALL BUSINESS GRANTS
New Jersey EDA
Small Business E-Commerce Support Program
The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) launched a $1 million pilot program this week that will provide free e-commerce and digital marketing consulting services to small businesses across New Jersey. The Small Business E-Commerce Support Program will offer up to $11,400 in consulting services to eligible restaurants, retailers, and personal care businesses to assist with the development of websites, e-commerce platforms, and digital marketing plans. Read more.
Monmouth County Community Development
COVID Small Business and Non-Profit Assistance Program
County Commissioners reminded business owners on March 3 that grants are available to qualified small businesses, microenterprises and nonprofit organizations who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Federal and state funds of $7.3 million are available. Read more and apply here.