September 2023 issues of Hazlet Citizen Weekly. For the current edition and Save the Date calendar, follow this link. The digital newsletter is produced by the Hazlet Township Public Information Office and published every Friday on the township website, HazletTwp.org.
Hazlet Township Newsletter
September 22, 2023
Bulk Item Drop Off Saturday, Updates on Construction, Job Postings
Saturday is a Bulk Item Drop-Off Day
Hazlet will host two Bulk Item Drop-Off Days in September. Your drop-off date corresponds to your zone, which you can find in your green Township Recycling booklet or by calling DPW during business hours. Know before you go! See list of acceptable items: https://www.hazlettwp.org/695/Bulk-Item-Drop-Off-Days. Bring items to Swim Club parking lot from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on your designated day. Proof of residency (valid picture ID) is required.
Latest Updates on Construction Projects
Road Improvements: Section K1
S. Brothers Construction is substantially complete with all improvements within the K1 section between Hazlet and Poole Avenues. All restorations will made by the end of September.
Road Improvements: Section G3
Meco Inc. has completed all concrete work and paving operations within section G3 in the West Keansburg section of Hazlet. Final restorations are forthcoming.
8th Street Park Improvements
Shore Top Construction has completed the installation of the poured in place rubber falling surface. Color coating of the sport courts is ongoing with installation of sod set for next week, weather permitting.
Free Flu and COVID-19 Vaccine Shots
A vaccine clinic will be offered at the James J. Cullen Center on September 28, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. sponsored by VNA Health Group. Open to all.
New Job Opportunities at Hazlet Township
Hazlet Township is now accepting applications for these positions:
- Certified Municipal Finance Official (CMFO)
- Dept. of Public Works Laborer
See details on our Employment page and sign up to be alerted when new opportunities are posted.
Monmouth County Fall Job & Internship Fair
The 2023 Monmouth County Job Fair is Sept. 28, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Brookdale Community College. Over 150 companies attend. Early access for people with disabilities and for veterans 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. See list of employers at the WorkinMonmouth.com website.
Sign Up for Town-Wide Garage Sale on Oct. 14
Hold a garage sale! Sign up on the township website with your address and items to get listed on the free Google Map. As of Sept. 22, there are 50 homes listed! Visit the Garage Sale event page.
- The Township Committee meets 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26 for a Regular meeting.
- The Open Space Committee meets 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28 for a monthly meeting.
Agendas are posted prior to the meeting in the Agenda Center.
Hazlet Library Updates
The Monmouth County Library System is promoting Library Card sign-up in September. Hazlet residents can use their free library card to borrow books, videos, DVDs, CDs, large print books, audiocassettes, circulating magazines, and more. Cardholders can use most of the library’s online electronic resources 24/7 from any location where they have an Internet connection. Did you know that a reciprocal borrowing agreement with Ocean County Library means you have borrowing privilege there as well? Sign up at the Hazlet Library, 251 Middle Road.
A Book Sale is planned for Saturday, Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the day of the Town-Wide Garage Sale. Book prices start at .50 cents. There is also a $10 fill-a-bag option. Email FriendsofHazletLibrary@gmail.com for more information.
Grown in Monmouth Restaurant Week: Now through Sept. 30
Restaurants participating in the launch of the new :Grown in Monmouth Restaurant Week" will feature at least one dish that is made with ingredients that have been grown in Monmouth County. There are no requirements for menu selection or pricing.
All participating restaurants are featured on the Grown in Monmouth online directory, promotional items and social media. This online directory not only features restaurants but also includes farmers' markets, community-supported agriculture and gardens, produce distributors and more.
Monmouth County brewers, distillers, vintners and makers will be on display at Oktoberfest, 1-5 p.m. on Sunday Sept. 24 in Red Bank.
Hazlet Township News & Announcements
September 15, 2023
Hazlet Day Fun, Hazlet Halloween Bonfire Announced, Clear Out Closets for Garage Sale and Bulk Item Drop-Off Days
Hooray for Hazlet Day 2023
Hazlet Day 2023 was a blast! The rainy weather mostly held off (whew!) and hundreds turned out and strolled the tents to celebrate our hometown on its 175th Anniversary. Our Township Committee members stepped into the dunk tank and got sent plunging into some very cold water to lots of laughs! There were a dozen excellent food trucks, exciting live music, a dance party, and demonstrations of martial arts and HYAL Cheer. The kids loved the bouncy inflatables, firetrucks, carnival games and petting zoo. A little trackless train whisked visitors around the fair. Clean Communities gave out 500 Hazlet-themed reusable bags. The Hazlet First Aid's Super 50/50 actually sold out of raffle tickets. At 4 pm, the winning ticket was pulled and the Hazlet resident called on speakerphone to learn she won $10,000!
Return of the Bonfire
Bonfire night is coming! The 2023 Hazlet Halloween Bonfire will be held Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Leocadia Court Park. (Rain date Oct. 22.) Admission is free.
Join us in costume for fall-themed outdoor festivities under the moon. There will be live music, trunk or treat, entertainment, food vendors and crafters. The Hazlet Bonfire will be lit at nightfall under supervision of the Hazlet Township firefighters.
Due to space limitations, there is no visitor parking at the park for this event. Please walk down Leocadia Court (off Laurel Avenue) or park at nearby Lillian Drive School, 28 Lillian Drive, to take the free continuous shuttle buses to the festivities. Event sponsored by Hazlet Recreation.
New Recreation Programs
Just Craftin' Around: a 6-week arts and craft program for kids ages 5-9, starting Sept. 29 from 5:30-6:30 pm in the James J. Cullen Center. Fee is $100.
Martial Arts Program: 8-week karate program for all different age groups and times, starting Oct. 3 at the United Martial Artist 589 Palmer Ave, Hazlet Twp. Fee is $95.
Halloween Kids Night: A kids' night for grades 5-6 on Oct. 13 from 6:30 - 8:30pm at the James J. Cullen Center. There is a $10 fee but that will include some food and drinks. There will also be a DJ.
Chair Yoga with Amy: Keep your mind healthy and release stress through our weekly chair yoga classes with Amy. Starting Oct. 11 on Wednesdays for 6 weeks from 6 - 6:45pm. The is $110 and it will take place in the James J. Cullen Center.
Sign up on Hazlet.Recdesk.com
Just for Dogs
Next time you are in Veterans Park near the outdoor restrooms, you may notice a new addition, just for dogs. This station is intended to encourage the proper disposal of bagged dog waste. And also, it's cute. Purchased through our annual Clean Communities state grant.
Free Rabies Vaccinations
On Saturday, Oct. 7, Hazlet Township will host a Monmouth County Health Dept. Rabies vaccination session. The location is the DPW Office at the end of Leocadia Court. Learn more about the clinic.
Bulk Item Drop-Off Days
Do you have unwanted bulky items? Bring them to the township Bulk Item Drop-Off,
View a list of accepted items.
In 2023, Hazlet Township will host Bulk Item Drop Off Days for Hazlet residents. Registration is not required but you must show valid photo ID and adhere to the list of accepted items.
This event is for Hazlet residents only with proof of residency (valid picture ID required.)
Your household's designated day is determined by your Recycling Zone. If you do not know your zone, look in the township's green Recycling Booklet or call the Dept. of Public Works during business hours. Each household is permitted one trip in April, and one trip in September.
- Zones 1-4: Saturday, September 23
- Zones 5-8: Saturday, September 30
Drop off will begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at 2:00 p.m. The collection will be held at the Swim and Tennis Club parking lot.
Town-Wide Garage Sale Oct. 14
It's that time again! Our huge town-wide garage sale always attracts lots of buyers. Clear out the closets, make room in the garage. Sign up on the township website with your address and items to get listed on the free Google Map. We already have 22 homes listed. Visit the Garage Sale event page.
September is Library Card Sign-Up Month
The Monmouth County Library System is promoting Library Card sign-up in September. Hazlet residents can use their free library card to borrow books, videos, DVDs, CDs, large print books, audiocassettes, circulating magazines, and more. Cardholders can use most of the library’s online electronic resources 24/7 from any location where they have an Internet connection. Did you know that a reciprocal borrowing agreement with Ocean County Library means you have borrowing privilege there as well? Sign up at the Hazlet Library.
Employers Invited to Fall Job & Internship Fair
Companies looking to hire are invited to participate in the 2023 Monmouth County Job Fair Sept. 28, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Brookdale Community College. Over 150 companies attend. Contact Donald Miragliotta, Monmouth County Division of Workforce Development 732-683-8850 x5511. email@example.com.
Hazlet Township News & Announcements
September 8, 2023
Hazlet Day is Saturday: Enjoy Family Fun, Rides, Food Trucks, Vendors. Connect with your Hometown!
Hazlet Day 2023
Join us for Hazlet Day 2023 in Veterans Park from 11 am to 4 pm on Saturday, Sept. 9. Our FREE event features lots of fun for kids like bouncy inflatables, shiny trucks to explore and a petting zoo. There will be 100 tents, food trucks, carnival games and little train ride to celebrate our township's 175th year.
Yes, we know it may possibly rain, but the forecast calls for several days of iffy weather. So we are going to cross our fingers and be optimistic!
There will be tables where you can say hello to representatives of the Township Committee, Police, Fire District, Recreation Dept., Public Information Office, Senior Center, Clean Communities and Library. Meet the volunteers behind the Environmental Commission and First Aid.
See the HYAL Cheerleaders perform at 11:30 am; NJ Martial Arts Karate at noon; Perna Dance Center at 12:30 p.m. and the Asbury Fever band at 1 p.m. Hazlet First Aid's Super 50-50 winner will be announced at 4 p.m.
Thanks to Provident Bank for sponsoring rides!
If you are coming by car, you will enter via Middle Road to Green Acres Drive to park in the Swim Club lot. We are expecting a big crowd so please carpool or walk in if possible. Hazlet Police will be stationed at the Middle Road and Union Avenue crossings to assist pedestrians.
Hazlet's Cleaner Community
Our township is looking better than ever thanks to a regular Litter Patrol crew and weekend cleanup crews organized through Hazlet Clean Communities. You may notice local youth in yellow vests and grabbers fanning out at parks, sidewalks and high school campus. Thank you! We are also blessed with wonderful neighborhood residents who pick up others' trash regularly. We salute you!
On Hazlet Day, come to the Clean Communities Tent for a free reusable bag commemorating Hazlet's anniversary and promoting the BagUp NJ campaign. The two-sided bag features Veterans Park beauty in Spring and Fall.
Hazlet Township News & Announcements
September 1, 2023
Updates on 8th Street Park and Road Projects, Hazlet Day Rides, Town Hall Operating Hours
Music in the Park
Hazlet Recreation welcomed back a popular tribute band called Re-Live the Beatles on Thursday, August 31 as part of the free Concerts in the Park series. Hundreds came to enjoy the familiar tunes and sing along. The weather was perfect and a big moon rose overhead as night fell. Next up is the exciting Asbury Fever band playing Hazlet Day on Sept. 9 at 1 p.m.!
Construction Work Around Town
Section K1 Improvements
S. Brothers Construction will be substantially complete with all improvements within the K1 section by September 1. All restorations with made by the end of September.
Section K1 includes Alice Place; David, East Jack, East Richard and East Susan streets; and Mason and Willowbrook drives.
Section G3 Improvements
Meco Inc. has completed concrete work and the paving operation is scheduled to begin the week of September 4th.
Section G3 includes identified portions of streets Seventh thorough Twelfth; Jersey, Johnson, Newman streets; and Munro, Pinewood and Poplar avenues.
8th Street Park Improvements
Shore Top Construction has completed the paving operation of the perimeter walking path. The playground equipment has been installed with the rubber falling surface to follow. See photos.
Hazlet Day is Saturday, Sept. 9: Fun for the Kids
Our family-friendly day is super fun for the kids! And best of all, it is FREE.
Here is what Hazlet Recreation has coming in the Rides section, which you can find mostly on the side of Town Hall: A Bungee Trampoline, Jump Truck Combo, Trackless Train, 24" Mechanical Rock Wall, Birthday Cake Bouncer, Leaps and Bounds adventure course and a Dunk Tank! Kids will also enjoy the Touch a Truck area, petting zoo, carnival games, live music and food trucks. Come spend the day and enjoy relaxed family time. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
If you are coming by car, you will enter via Middle Road to Green Acres Drive to park in the Swim Club lot. We are expecting a big crowd for our 175th Anniversary Year, so please carpool or walk in if possible. Hazlet Police will be stationed at the Middle Road and Union Avenue crossings to assist pedestrians. Thank you!
Next Week: Operating Hours
Starting Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2023 and through Memorial Day:
Hazlet Town Hall & the James J. Cullen Center will be open weekdays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Recycling Yard: Weekdays 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturdays 8:15 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
- DPW Office, 39 Leocadia Court: Weekdays 7:30 a.m. 3:00 p.m.; Closed for lunch 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Hazlet Fishing, Crabbing & Boating
On this holiday weekend, we Hazlet residents love our proximity to the Jersey waterfront. Hazlet has two marinas in the West Keansburg section of town: Point Comfort and Lentze Marinas along Thorne's Creek near Raritan Bay. You can also see people crabbing on a Henry Hudson Trail bridges and fishing along the banks of Natco Lake near Route 36. The iconic Tackle Box Fishing Co. shop at 1134 Route 36, owned by the Sciortino family, has been a Route 36 landmark for nearly 50 years and contributes to local snapper derbies.