Hazlet Township News & Announcements
July 28 - August 4, 2023
Heat Wave Grips Hazlet
Hazlet is under an Excessive Heat Warning Friday and Heat Advisory through Saturday. The heat index is predicted to reach over 100 both days. The extreme heat and humidity is impacting everyone! Please take precautions. Do not leave children or animals in a car for even a minute. Thunderstorms are also possible. To report a power outage, call 888-544-4877 or text OUT to 544487.
- Hazlet Township has a cooling center for those needing relief. Anyone is invited to come cool off at the air-conditioned James J. Cullen Center at 1776 Union Avenue, Hazlet. Cooling Center hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. A township representative will be on site.
- The nearby Hazlet Swim Club sells daily passes at the gate. Hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., weather permitting.
- Due to the heat, Hazlet Summer camp is canceled for Friday, July 28. Camp continues on Monday, July 31.
- The Hazlet Pops outdoor concert scheduled for Thursday, July 27 was canceled due to the heat. Come to Veterans Park 7 p.m. Thursday, August 3 for a special extended concert featuring all the "Give our Regards to Broadway" music we missed plus the regularly scheduled "Back to the Classics" tunes the band has prepared. Bring your chairs.
Hazlet Senior Center
The James J. Cullen Center is closing for activities at 2 p.m. Friday, July 28. Bingo is canceled.
The August newsletter is now posted. Highlights include:
- Fabulous Feud Ice Cream Party at 1 p.m. August 25.
$10 per person includes entry to game show, ice cream bar.
- Luau Party starting at noon on Saturday, August 12
$20 per person. Luncheon and a show.
Pre-register at MyActiveCenter.com or sign up at the center, 1776 Union Ave.
The library is a cool place in the hot summer!
Stop in to browse the stacks, see a movie at 2 pm, or flip through periodicals. View a calendar of events at MonmouthCountyLib.org.
The Lizard Guys and their creepy, crawly friends are coming August 8. Their show is suitable for ages 4 and up with parent/caregiver. Registration opens August 1.
Summer Reading Challenge ends on August 15, so log your books. Read to the Dogs is August 21. View all the info on the Hazlet Township Library page.
LED Lighting be installed at 1766 Union Avenue through the JCP&L-Wildan Direct Install Program, utilizing Ameritech as the affiliated installer for a total cost of $43,485.11. The project will be financed up to 60 months at 0% interest.
Ameritech, a JCP&L affiliate, conducted an Energy Efficiency Assessment of 1766 Union Avenue and provided a work order including replacement of lighting fixtures with LED lighting and motion sensors for a total cost of $75,948.01.
The township is taking advantage of a JCP&L incentive that provides $30,662.90 for equipment replacement. The Township Committee authorized the agreement at the July 18 meeting.
Photo: View of the skylight and lighting in Town Hall's foyer.
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Hazlet Township News & Announcements
July 21, 2023
Police Awards, Promotions and Citations
On July 18, Hazlet Police celebrated accomplishments and promotions at the Township Committee meeting. Uniformed officers, family and well-wishers packed the meeting room at Town Hall. The ceremony included the promotion of Robert Dickens to the rank of Lieutenant and Patrick Wood to the rank of Sergeant; the welcoming of three new recruits and a mayoral proclamation honoring recently retired Officer Thomas Enright.
Please take a moment to read the full stories of exceptional and lifesaving work with all the photos of the officers on the Departmental Awards 7/18/2023 page on HazletPD.org and on Facebook/HazletPolice.
Newly Redesigned Township Website
The township website, HazletTwp.org, has a brand new look for the township's 175th Anniversary!
The mobile responsive website launched by the Public Information Office on Friday, July 21 features scenes of Hazlet Township. There are also shortcut buttons to popular sections to help you get the information you need quickly. It has been developed to be highly compliant to accessibility standards.
Hazlet is a leafy community with well-kept neighborhoods, scenic parks and a large natural area known as Natco Park. The website design reflects Hazlet's attractiveness. The website's header includes a logo that includes a tree and wavy lines to represent land and water as well as its traditional township seal, both noting the township's founding in 1848. The dominant color is "Hazlet green" with blue and lighter green accents.
Hazlet Police Roll Out Home Security Review Service
Hazlet Police Chief Ted Wittke appeared before the press July 14 to announce an important new initiative called "Operation Safe Neighborhoods," which he developed in response to the recent trend of brazen break-ins and related auto thefts. Read press coverage.
Hazlet residents can now request a home security assessment from the police. One of the department's 17 trained officers will come to a residence and give the homeowner feedback on potential vulnerabilities. Join the sign-up list at HazletPD.org.
In a show of support for Hazlet Police and their proactive strategy, the press event was attended (from left) Monmouth County Police Chiefs Association President Michael Kelly, Hazlet Police Deputy Chief Robert Mulligan, Monmouth County Chief of Detectives John G. McCabe, Jr., Hazlet Mayor Michael Sachs, Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago, Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden and Hazlet Township Administrator Rob Bengivenga.
Pickleball Courts Are Open For Play
The Township Committee is proud to announce the opening of Hazlet’s brand new Hazlet Pickleball and Tennis Courts in Veterans Park.
The new complex is comprised of two tennis courts and six Pickleball Courts. It replaces four Tennis Courts. Improvements to the courts include resurfacing of the existing court surface. The green, blue and light blue color coating system chosen for the court surface is 100% acrylic and International Tennis Federation (ITF) Certified. Due to the popularity, rules will be posted on site and on the township website about how they are to be shared.
The Hazlet Tax Office has received the certified 2023 tax rate. Bills are currently being processed for delivery and scheduled to be sent out at the end of July.
The quarter grace period has been extended to August 29. Payments not received by that date will incur interest dating back to August 1, 2023.
Epic Fun Day
Know any kids that want to slide down a big inflatable, waterslide? We think you might! 😉 Come to the Hazlet Swim Club on Saturday, July 22 between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. and look for our patriotic tower of fun. 🌊
Invitation to Vendors
Sign up now to reserve a space at Hazlet Day 2023 on Saturday, September 9, 2023 at Veterans Park, Hazlet. This is a great opportunity to meet the Hazlet community and talk about your business in a casual and friendly atmosphere. Spaces are 10 x 10. Bring your own table or tent. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please see the Hazlet Day page on the Hazlet Township website for details and application.
Wild Camp Day
Brian Wild of the Wild Side Zoo in Hazlet delighted campers with reptiles, bunnies, turtles and snakes on Friday. Campers have a great time, even despite these rainy days!
Youth Sports Leagues
- The Hazlet Youth Athletic League invites players to register for Fall Baseball & Softball online at www.hyalhawks.com. In person drop off of checks is scheduled for July 26 and August 3 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Clubhouse on Hazlet Avenue.
- The Hazlet United Soccer Association is holding online soccer registration starting July 21 through Sept. 30 at www.hazletsoccer.org.
HAZLET POLICE OFFER HOME SECURITY REVIEW
TENNIS & PICKLEBALL
SENIOR NUTRITION PROGRAM
Hazlet Township News & Announcements
July 7, 2023
MEALS ON WHEELS
WATCH FOR BIKES
Hazlet Police are reminding motorists to be mindful of two-wheelers.
Bicyclist deaths are highest during the summer months between June and September. Follow these tips can help avoid crashes with cyclists:
🚵♀️Yield to bicyclists as you would motorists and do not underestimate their speed. This will help avoid turning in front of a bicyclist traveling on the road or sidewalk, often at an intersection or driveway.
🚴In parking lots, at stop signs, when packing up, or when parking, search your surroundings for other vehicles, including bicycles.
🚵♂️Drivers turning right on red should look to the right and behind to avoid hitting a bicyclist approaching from the right rear. Stop completely and look left-right-left and behind before turning right on red.
🚴♂️Obey the speed limit, reduce speed for road conditions and drive defensively to avoid a crash with a cyclist.
🚴Give cyclists room. Do not pass too closely. Pass bicyclists as you would any other vehicle—when it’s safe to move over into an adjacent lane.