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Veterans Committee 5 :30 –6 :30 pm
Cable Committee 7 –8 pm
Economic Development 7 :30 –8 pm
MRC-CERT 7 –9 pm
FINANCE 7 :30 –8 pm
Special Needs Council 7 –7 :30 pm
ZONING BOARD 7 :30 –8 pm
VETERANS AFFAIRS 5 :30 –6 :30 pm
Community Alliance 7 –7 :30 pm
MAC 7 :30 –8 pm
ZONING BOARD 7 :30 –8 pm
EDC 7 :30 –8 pm
SHADE TREE 7 :30 –8 pm
PLANNING BOARD 7 :30 –8 pm
Veterans Committee 5 :30 –6 :30 pm
Cable Committee Meeting 7 –7 :30 pm
Narcan Training 7 –9 pm
February 03, 2017

All Residents who own a dog or cat that is 7 months of age or older must license their pet with the Township. All licenses issued in 2016 have expired as the license system is based on the calendar year. Pet owners have the full month of February to purchase their dog or cat's license at the regular fee as set in Ordinances of the Township. Starting on March 1st, all licenses fee increase by $5.00. So, please do not delay in acquiring your pet's license in order to avoid needing to pay the extra fee. All dogs and cats must present proof that the animal has a valid rabies vaccination that does not expire until after November 1st. If the current rabies vaccination expires prior to November 1st, then a booster vaccination will be needed in order to get the license. If anyone has any questions, please contact the Health Department at 732-446-8345. 

February 06, 2017

Mayor Susan Cohen Announces Scholarship Opportunity Future Municipal Leaders Scholarship Contest Open to High School Juniors and Seniors in Manalapan Township 

High school juniors and seniors who live in Manalapan are invited to submit essays about their local government for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship in the 2017 Louis Bay 2nd Future Municipal Leaders Scholarship Competition. 

The scholarship is offered through a joint venture between local mayors and the New Jersey League of Municipalities. The contest is open to any high school junior or senior who lives in Manalapan. Each student must write an approximately 500-word essay on the theme, "What My Municipal Government Does Best." The essay should be based on the student's perceptions and experiences with the Manalapan local government. The essay should consider the public contributions of the mayor and governing body. 

Mayor Susan Cohen said, "I hope that many of our community's high school juniors and seniors will take full advantage of the annual Louis Bay 2nd Future Municipal Leaders Scholarship Competition, not only to gain a better understanding of public service through local government, but to also enjoy the opportunity of possibly earning a $1,000 scholarship,". 

All essays must be received by March 13, 2017. Manalapan will select one essay to forward to the League of Municipalities in Trenton as a semi-finalist. The League of Municipalities will then choose fifteen finalists and 3 scholarships winners. Winning essays will be featured in the New Jersey Municipalities magazine. 

Applications are available on the Township website at and at the Mayor's office, located at 120 Freehold Road, Manalapan NJ. 

Please return all applications to Mayors Scholarship Contest Mayor Susan Cohen 120 Route 522 Manalapan NJ 07726 

Application Rules 


February 10, 2017

This ordinance was introduced at the February 22, 2017 Township Commitee Meeting and is scheduled for a Public Hearing on March 8, 2017.

Ordinance 2017-01

Land Use Map VC Zone

February 22, 2017

The Manalapan Arts Council and Mayer Susan Cohen are pleased to announce the holding of the 9th annual Manalapan Township photo contest. The 2017 theme is "Silhouettes and Shadows". The Contest will be looking for pictures of any scene, object, event, people or activity that inforporates a silhouette or shadow. Each year's contest has been very successful as over 350 photos have been submitted in the past 8 years.

The contest is open to all Manalapan residents. Township residents can only enter one photo. Photographs must include a brief description (25 words or less) of the photo. Awards will be given as follows:

Prizes of $100 for 1st Place & $50 for Honorable Mention will be awarded in the following categories:

  • 18 years & over (senior)
  • 17 years & younger (junior)

People's Choice - the photo that receives most votes from the Manalapan Day (June 11th) display will also win a prize of $100.

As mentioned, all photos will be on display at the Manalapan Day community event on June 10, 2017 where the special "Peoples Choice" award will be given to the photo that garners the most votes that day from the visiting and judging public. 

Photographs must be received by 4:30 PM on May 26, 2017. Photographs can be submitted by email to [email protected] (file must be less than 5mb) or dropped off at the Manalapan Township Health Department (photographic prints must not be larger than 5" x 7"). The full set of rules and the submission form are available online at the Township website - - or at the Manalapan Township Health Department. Please remember a submission form must accompany the photograph. Forms are also available on the Township web site or at the Manalapan Township Health Department. 

For more information, please contact David Richardson in the Health Department at 732-446-8345. 


February 27, 2017

Manalapan-Englishtown Community Alliance Hosts Free Narcan Training 

The Manalapan Englishtown Community Alliance to Prevent Alcholism and Drug Abuse is pleased to announce the holding of a free Narcan training at Manalapan Town Hall on Monday, February 27, 2017 starting at 7:00 pm. The training is a joint project of the Jersey Shore Addiction Services (JSAS) Health Care organization and the Barnabas Health Institute for Prevention with funding from the Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services of the New Jersey Department of Human Services. 

The training is open to anyone who is at risk of an opioid overdose or their family and friends. All eligible participants will receive a free Narcan (naloxone) kit and a treatment voucher for 30 days of free substance abuse treatment to use or distribute to any person that needs medication-assisted treatment. In addition, education will be provided on how to administer Narcan to reverse a heroin/opioid overdose. 

The training is limited to a maximum of 25 persons. Admittance will be on a first come - "first served" basis. The training will be held in Manalapan Town Hall. For more information on the Narcan training in general or for other training locations in Monmouth County please check out the Jersey Shore Addiction Services website - 

The mission of the Manalapan-Englishtown Community Alliance to Prevent Alcoholism and Drug Abuse is to meet the need for comprehensive alcohol and drug abuse awareness, planning and programming to create community-level change in Manalapan Township and Englishtown Borough. For more information on the Alliance or to become part of the Alliance please contact the Manalapan Health Department at 732-446-8345 or [email protected] 

This training is co-sponsored by the Manalapan-Englishtown Community Alliance to Prevent Alcoholism and Drug Abuse 

Limited to the first 25 participants on a "first come, first served" basis. 


March 05, 2017

On Sunday, March 5th, from 9 AM - 3 PM, the Manalapan Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee (MVAAC) is hosting a Lionel Train Show fundraiser at the Manalapan Community Center, located at 114 Route 33, just past Peking Pavilion. All are welcome to attend and donations collected will go toward supporting local veterans. This is the second year the MVAAC is hosting a Lionel Train Show and a large turnout is expected. 

For a returning veteran, it can be a difficult transition from a combat zone to ordinary life at home. Come out and meet the Manalapan Veteran Affairs Advisory Committee (MVAAC), which serves to help find and share key resources available to local veterans and their families. 

The Center for Veterans at Manalapan is the newest extension of the Lakewood Vet Center, and is hosted by the Manalapan Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee (MVAAC). The Center is open every Thursday from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM at the Manalapan Community Center, 114 Rte. 33 West. Services offered at the Manalapan facility include readjustment counseling (individual, group and couples counseling) Yoga for Veterans classes, equine therapy and help registering with the VA for benefits. In the future, the Center will also offer educational seminars about PTSD and speaker presentations on topics of interest to local veterans. 

The only requirements are that you are a combat veteran from any war zone, were honorably discharged, and that you bring a copy of your DD214. Vet Center personnel will get you started and help you figure out what you need. If you or someone you know is a combat veteran who served in any war zone during any era, you'll find a friendly welcome at the Center for Veterans at Manalapan. Please visit and connect with us for real time information!


March 09, 2017

Local, state and national newspapers post daily, stories of drug arrests and responses to overdoses – with both successful and unsuccessful efforts of saving a person.  Additionally there are news stories of State and National efforts to address the over-prescribing of pain medicine.  The news seems endless and the ability for any one person to make a difference seems beyond reach.  The Manalapan-Englishtown Community Alliance to Prevent Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (“Alliance”) doesn’t want to give into stagnation on this issue.  Instead, the Alliance wants to mobilize a community based effort to fight this scourge and empower the members of the community to be pre-emptive on this issue and employ strategies and efforts to prevent alcohol and drug abuse.

To that end the Alliance will be hosting an Open House program on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at the Manalapan High School.  The program will start with refreshments being served at 6:30 pm with the program following at 7:15 pm.  All members of the residential and business communities of Manalapan Township and Englishtown Borough are invited and encouraged to attend. The program will introduce participants to the Alliance and its members.  Alliance leaders will present information on current trends and actual levels of drug activity in our communities.   The presentation will also include sharing of strategies to engage children and youth early in life in productive conversations and early intervention actions persons can take in their homes or businesses on how to identify early signs of abuse and how to get help.   There is no cost to attend – and no obligation to do anything but learn.  If, however, you are inspired to want to be a part of the effort to reduce drugs and alcohol abuse in the community, then the Alliance would be happy to have you join the team.

The Manalapan High School is at 20 Church Lane, Manalapan, NJ.

Attendees will leave with a better understanding of the presence of drugs in our neighborhoods, its consequences and our community’s fight to prevent more lives from being damaged or lost due to these drugs.

For more information, please feel free to call David Richardson, Health Officer, at (732) 446-8345 or [email protected]

The Manalapan-Englishtown Community Alliance to Prevent Alcoholism and Drug Abuse exists as a catalyst within our community to raise public awareness about alcohol and substance abuse issues.  The Alliance is part of a statewide effort aimed at the prevention of alcohol and drug abuse.  Alliance funding is primarily provided by the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse through Drug Enforcement Demand Reduction (D.E.D.R.) Funds.  Additional funding is provided by Manalapan Township, donations and fundraisers.  The Alliance is a volunteer board comprised of community residents and representatives.  The Alliance meets monthly, routinely on the first Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm at the Manalapan Senior Center.  For more information about the Alliance please contact David Richardson as noted above.


March 11, 2017

Join us on Saturday, March 11, 2017 for a fun St. Patrick's Day Party at the Knob Hill Country Club. It will be from 7:00 PM until 11:00 PM. The address for Knob Hill is 1 Shinnecock Drive, Manalapan, NJ 07726. The cost per person is $39.00. Credit cards are accepted at There will be a buffet including corned beef and cabbage and a cash bar. The party will also have music, dancing and fun including a bag piper. Please RSVP to Irene at 732-446-8308. Checks are payable to MAC mailed to 120 Freehold Road, Manalapan, NJ 07726. Please note that no reservations confirmed without payment.