Monday, December 10, 2012
Township Committee votes to spend $16,900 to pick up 940 tons of rubble left behind by contractors during an emergency sewage pipe repair.
The Hazlet Township Public Works Dept. will begin picking up an estimated 940 tons of debris that was dumped in Natco Lake Park in October 2011, when a contractor laid down a temporary road on swampy ground so that trucks could access a backed-up sewage pipe during a public health emergency. The half-mile trail of construction debris in a section of the 260-acre Green Acres site off Union Avenue includes chunks of concrete, bits of brick, and tile, said Township Administrator Brian Valentino. Hazlet expects to pay about $16,900 to a yet-unnamed private disposal company to take it. "Whichever company gives the best price on tonnage," said municipal attorney James Gorman. He explained the contract does not have to be put out to public bid …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
In a 10 a.m. conference call to residents, township officials gave updates from their respective departments.
In a 10 a.m. dial-in conference call made available to residents, Hazlet officials gave updates from their departments, but offered no new hope for quick power restoration, as has happened in some lucky parts of Middletown. According to Hazlet Township Administrator Brian Valentino, Hazlet Township has been told by JCP&L "Not to expect power restored fully until after November 6." Valentino assured residents that the township will share any information is receives about power as soon as it is known. It will be posted on the Hazlet Township page and Hazlet Township Facebook Page. Other highlights: Police Chief James Broderick said that criminals are taking advantage of the situation after dark. "Numerous incidents of crime are taking …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Join a conference call 10 am Thursday to hear directly from the mayor.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The following is from the Hazlet Township Facebook Page update, posted around 8 p.m Oct. 31. ** CODE RED UPDATE *** Mayor Tinker and the Office of Emergency Management directed that the following message be transmitted to all residents: Let me start by addressing some of the many rumors we have heard. 1. Shorelands Water Co. Has been in full operation since before the storm. Their water is clean and safe to drink. There are no plans to shut off the water now or in the future. 2. There are no plans to shut off natural gas in Hazlet. 3. If the water or gas companies have an unanticipated need to shut off utilities we will be notified and we will immediately pass that information on to you via a CodeRed message as well as on our websites. 4…
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Compared to Union Beach and Keyport, Hazlet is lucky, says the mayor.
Hurricane Sandy's strong winds knocked some trees onto houses and cars throughout Hazlet, but its low-lying West Keansburg section did not suffer severe flooding, as in neighboring Union Beach, Keyport and Keansburg. "In Union Beach, entire blocks have been washed away. Houses are flooded. It's flooding like they've never seen before. It's heart-breaking," said Tinker, who is at the Office of Emergency Management temporary headquarters at Town Hall with an assistant coordinator and volunteers."Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Union Beach. We're devastated by what we've seen there." Tinker said that the county emergency management center has set up a staging area for emergency personnel at Holy Family School on Route 36. …
Monday, October 29, 2012
The entire section of West Keansburg NORTH OF ROUTE 36 is now being ordered to evacuate no later than 3 PM today.
Monday, October 29, 2012
From the Hazlet Township website: *** MANDATORY EVACUATIONS IN HAZLET *** THE OFFICE of EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT IS REQUIRING A MANDATORY EVACUATION OF ALL RESIDENTS IN THE WEST KEASNBURG SECTION OF TOWN ON THE NORTH SIDE OF HIGHWAY 36 DUE TO PREDICTED STORM CONDITIONS THAT MAY OVERWHELM THE KEANSBURG FLOOD WALL BERM. RESIDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO EVACUATE AND SEEK SHELTER WITH FAMILY OR FRIENDS AWAY FROM THE AREA. IF YOU HAVE NOWHERE TO GO, YOU CAN GO THE RECEPTION CENTER AT THE BEERS ST. SCHOOL NO LATER THAN 3 PM TODAY. YOU WILL BE TAKEN TO THE COUNTY SHELTER. DETAILS FOLLOW. . . The entire section of West Keansburg NORTH OF ROUTE 36 is now being ordered to evacuate no later than 3 PM today, Monday, October 29th due to predicted storm conditions…
Friday, October 5, 2012
Freehold Soil Conservation District employee John Tonon sentenced to three years in prison
A Former Freehold Soil Conservation District employee from Wall was sentenced to three years in prison today for accepting a bribe to expedite construction approvals in Hazlet in 2009, authorities said. John Tonon, 51, of Lakewood Road, was sentenced to three years in prision today by Superior Court Judge Ronald Lee Reisner. Tonon will be eligible for parole after two years, according to a release from the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office. Tonon in April pleaded guilty to official misconduct and bribery, both third degree crimes. The charges carry a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison. Authorities have said that Tonon accepted a $700 cash bribe from an undercover officer while serving in his job as a soil conservationist and …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Marc Natanagara is taking a position in the central office, as assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction.
The longtime principal of Hazlet's Beers Street School gave a farewell to students and staff today. Marc Natanagara said he has accepted a new position with the Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District as Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction. His appointment was finally approved by the Board of Education there, at a Monday night meeting where the long agenda stretched on past midnight. "I really want to have a sphere of influence over many schools, rather than just one," said Natanagara, who has been principal at Beers Street School since 2001. "I've been getting more involved in issues beyond the building, like teacher evaluation and common course standards." Beers Street School is one of two district schools serving…
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Township elected officials approved an ordinance Monday that will 'turn down the volume' on signage.
The Hazlet Township Committee wants to clean up advertising clutter on State Route 35 and 36 and other commercial spaces. Revisions to the township's sign ordinance were passed by elected officials on Monday night, after consultation with the Hazlet Business Owners Association (HBOA) and the township zoning official. The changes include: a filing fee of $50 for permits, interior signage not to exceed 30 percent; the vertical dimension of signs in the Business Highway Zone are reduced from five feet to four feet; only one sandwich board sign is permitted per registered business, and a new section outlining the usage of grand opening banners, special sales and pennant flags was added. "Some business owners have abused the privilege," said …
See how many votes your local candidates received in the no-contest primary.
This story was updated with the latest voting numbers on Wednesday at 9:45 a.m. Primary elections were held throughout New Jersey Tuesday, to determine who will represent their party in the general election in November. State Sen. Kyrillos (R-Monmouth) easily won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate over three challengers, and will face incumbent Democrat U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez in the fall. He celebrated at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel Tuesday night. "In Washington, we can stay the course or we can change the course, he said in his remarks. "We must ensure for the people of America opportunities for greatness." Menendez released a statement, saying, “I congratulate State Senator Joe Kyrillos on winning his primary race and …