The Hazlet Fire District's public hearing on the proposed 2013 Annual Budget will be held on January 9, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. at the Hazlet Municipal Building.
A public vote on the budget will be Saturday, February 16, from 2-9 p.m. at the Cullen Center, 1776 Union Ave. in Hazlet. The fire district budget pays for hydrant maintenance, the Office of Fire Prevention, and mandatory training and equipment. A future capital expenditure fund is used to pay for command vehicles.
A copy of the proposed 2013 budget is available from the Commissioners' attorney, Richard M. Braslow, 516 Fielders Lane, Toms River. Phone (732) 341-7537.
There are two vacancies on the Hazlet Fire District Board of Commissioners, which serves as the Fire District's governing body and manages all operations. Each seat is for a three year term. Petitions of nominations to the secretary of the board are due January 18, 2013.
The public will also vote on the Commissioners' election at the Feb. 16 meeting.
The Hazlet Fire Commissioners' meetings are held at the second Wednesday of the month in Town Hall and are open to the public.
Attached to this article is the 2011 audit report of the Township of Hazlet Fire District No. 1, as published in the Asbury Park Press on Oct. 10, 2012.