March 2023

All March 2023 issues of Hazlet Citizen Weekly. 
The digital newsletter is produced by the Hazlet Public Information Office and published every Friday on the township website. 

Hazlet Citizen Weekly-March 31 2023

Hazlet Township News & Announcements

March 31, 2023

New Pickleball Courts Planned for Veterans Park, Poll Workers Wanted, Bike Parade Sunday


The Township Committee recently authorized the Township Engineer to oversee construction of the tennis court complex at Green Acres Drive. The area will be reworked to create two tennis and four Pickleball courts on site, reflecting local interest in the fast-growing sport. The Township anticipates the project will be done by the summer.

In pickleball, players hit a perforated hollow plastic ball over a 36" high net using solid-face paddles. The courts are smaller than tennis courts.


On March 30, 23 people attended a free course on Hands Only CPR & AED at the James J. Cullen Center sponsored by Hackensack Meridian Health. Participants were trained how to administer CPR without rescue breaths. The technique is simple to learn and easy to remember, and can save a life outside of medical settings. Learn more about Hands Only CPR on the Red Cross website. 

Hands Only CPR


All week, forecasts have been predicting lots of rain on Saturday and sun on Sunday, so Hazlet Recreation has shifted the date of the popular Bike with a Bunny Parade to Sunday, April 2 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Find event information on the Bike with a Bunny Parade Page. Expect Middle Road closures during the event. 

Bike with a Bunny Is April 2


The Monmouth County Board of Elections is seeking poll workers. To qualify, you must be a registered voter in Monmouth County and attend a poll worker training class. Earn $21.43 per hour on in-person early voting days and $300 on Election Day. Call 732-431-7802 x 7150 to register for a training class. Learn more details at


The Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control is offering retailer training for consumption and distribution licensees every Wednesday in May. The training sessions will be conducted via Zoom. Licensees may pre-register for one session. Zoom linkEmail questions to


To improve reliability, JCP&L is replacing approximately 5.6 miles of an existing electric line with an additional circuit in the Bayshore.

In Hazlet, the project area is along 8th Street in the West Keansburg section. The upgrade project will replace the wire, hardware and existing structures that were installed primarily in the 1970s (mostly wooden poles). Shield wire will be installed to protect the transmission lines from trees and lightning.

 The goal of the $20 million "Energizing the Future" program is to improve reliability and create a more robust electric network, reducing outages in our area. It is expected to benefit 20,600 JCP&L customers

Infrastructure Upgrade Project JC-105552  is expected to be completed by June, 2023. 
View Press Release (PDF).


Town Hall offices and the Recycling Yard at Leocadia Court will be closed for in observance of  Good Friday. 

Closed-Town Hall, DPW Yard - April 7

Smart Strong Safe
Stormwater save the date
Hazlet Citizen Weekly-March 24 2023

Hazlet Township News & Announcements 

March 24, 2023

Recreation Now Hiring for Various Positions; Bunny Parade April 1; Discount Swim Memberships Available 


Hazlet Township Recreation Dept. is now hiring for several positions. 

Recreation Clerk (P/T): The Township is seeking a part-time office clerk in the Recreation Department to help plan, support and promote the township Recreation Department and Swim Club. Read more....

Swim Club Camp Staff: Work at the Hazlet Swim & Tennis Club. Positions include management, lifeguards and gate staff. Minimum age is 15. Read more....

Recreation Summer Camp: Enjoy summer working with kids. Positions include counselors, arts & crafts specialist, EMT and office staff. 


The Township Committee will meet for a Regular Meeting on Tuesday, March 28. Agendas are posted prior to the meeting in the Agenda Center. 


UPDATE: Event moved to Sunday, April 2 due to weather forecast!
Get ready to ride in the Bike with a Bunny Parade on Saturday, April 1 Sunday, April 2 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., the rain date. This year, registration is not required but we do ask you to please review the event information on the Bike with a Bunny Parade Page for a great experience. See how some families decorated their wheels last year in the photos below.

Bike with a Bunny 2022


Mattresses and Wood Fencing? Yes!
Sheetrock and Metal Appliances? No!
Take a moment to review the list of accepted items for Hazlet Township's first Bulk Drop-Off Day, coming in mid-April. We urge you to ask any questions in advance and have a plan before coming to the Swim Club parking lot between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. 
Zones 1-4April 15 & September 23
Zones 5-8: April 22 & September 30
Visit the Bulk Item Drop-Off information page.


You have until April 30 to take advantage of a nice discount on pool membership. Learn more about our beautiful 4-pool facility and how to sign up on the Membership page. This year, all members receive two free guest passes. 

Hazlet Swim Club Memberships now on sale - 350 (4)


The weather is changing, and potholes may occur. Our Report a Pothole Page explains how to report them to the township, county, state DOT and the NJ Turnpike.

How to Report a Pothole-350


If you notice a change in your drinking water, be aware it could be part of NJ Water's annual temporary treatment process, which runs February through April. Read on...

NJ American Water Treatment Changes

Faith and Blue Gardening - Hazlet Senior Center
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Hazlet Citizen Weekly - March 17 2023

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

Bulk Drop-Off  Coming in April and September, 2023


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.

Bike with a Banner April 1 - Hazlet Recreation


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. 


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. 

report commissioned by the Township Committee in March 2022 identified several major areas as concern along the waterway in need of stream cleaning.


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.  

Hazlet Swim Club Memberships now on sale - 350

Summer Adventure 20232023 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.

Hazlet Citizen Weekly - March 10 2023

March 10, 2023



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

Summer Adventure 2023


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. 

Hazlet Town Wide Garage Sale April 15, 2023


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." 


"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. 

With Rutgers Master Gardener Ann Sherwood

Hazlet Citizen Weekly edition of March 3 2023

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.  

175th Anniversary Proclamation

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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.

March Newsletter - Senior Center

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.  

Dog Licenses
Reminder to renew dog licenses before April 1 to avoid the $5.00 late fee. More information. 


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.

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Hazlet Citizen Weekly is published by the Public Information Office. It is posted on the township website at noon on Fridays. You can be alerted by signing up here. Questions? Contact Christina Johnson, Public Information Officer: (732) 217-8660 or via email form.