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Veterans Affairs 5 :30 –7 pm
Environmental Commission 7 :30 –8 pm
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Seedlings Give Away 9 :30 –11 am
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Community Alliance 7 –7 :30 pm
Zoning Board 7 :30 –8 pm
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Historical Committee 7 :30 –8 pm
Rec Advisory Board 7 :30 –8 pm
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Board of Health 8 –10 pm
Planning Board 7 :30 –8 pm
Project Zero 5k Run/Walk 9 :30 –1 pm
Economic Development 7 :30 –8 pm
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CERT Clothing Drive 8 :30 –12 pm
ECO-Patio Grand Opening 10 :30 –12 pm
March 01, 2018

 The Manalapan-Englishtown Community Alliance will be conducting its 4th Annual 5K fun run/walk on Saturday, April 28, 2018.  This event will raise awareness and money for the Alliance’s efforts to educate the community on the dangers and consequences of drug abuse and alcoholism.

The race will be held at the Manalapan Recreation Center on Route 522 (Freehold Road).  The start and finish will be at the foot of the 5k/3.1 mile loop behind the basketball courts and tennis court area. Registration starts at 8:00 a.m. and the race will begin at 9:30 a.m., rain or shine.  The registration fee is $20.00 for participants over age 18 or $50.00 for families of 3 or more until April 20th.  Youth age 18 and under can register for $15.00.  After April 20th the fee increases to $25.00 per person or $60.00 for families and $20.00 for youth age 18 and under.  There are team rates as well – please call the Health Department for more information.   All race participants that register prior to April 20th are guaranteed a race t-shirt.

The event is designed to be fun but recognition medals will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in each of 4 categories – men, women, girls age 14 and under and boys age 14 and under.  With support of the local running group - Gone Running - all runners will be timed.

To register please contact the Manalapan Health Department at 732-446-8345 or projectZERO@mtnj.org or visit the Manalapan Township website – www.mtnj.org – and download a registration form.  All fees must be paid with a check or cash or online at https://register.communitypass.net/manalapan.

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 projectZERO@mtnj.org.

Project ZERO is a collaborative effort of the Manalapan-Englishtown Community Alliance - engaging Manalapan and Englishtown individuals, groups and businesses, who when working together, expect to make a serious difference and start to eliminate drug and alcohol abuse here.

Click here for the registration application

March 01, 2018

 

MANALAPAN, NJ – The Manalapan Arts Council and Mayor Jack McNaboe are pleased to announce the holding of the 10th annual Manalapan Township photo contest.  The 2018 theme is "These Are Among My Most Favorite Things".   The Contest will be looking for pictures of any scene, object, event, people, activity, etc. that best symbolizes your favorite things. Each year’s contest has been very successful as over 375 photos have been submitted in the past 9 years. 

 

Linda Steele, Contest Co-Chair, explains the contest and theme.  “This year the Photo Contest Committee deliberately chose a very broad theme. Over the years we have selected themes that celebrated life here in Manalapan and identified specific topics to be photographed – such as animals or the Jersey Shore.  Often, we have been rewarded in each contest with very artistic presentations.  This year, the theme allows for a lot of imagination – the subject can be a person, place, pet, food, activity, etc. – the proverbial ‘sky is the limit’. We encourage all Manalapan residents to consider submitting a photo.”  Teresa Erlitz, fellow Contest Co-Chair, went on to explain what they are looking for, “As usual, we want to make it as difficult as possible on our Judges! The judges will be looking for photographic quality and will be incorporating titles and artistic flair in their evaluations. The Judges will be open to all the details in the photograph. We encourage all Manalapan residents to consider submitting a photo and a short caption that describes their photo."

"First of all I want to thank the Manalapan Arts Council for again organizing and selecting the theme for our Annual Photo Contest.  I especially want to recognize the stewardship of our co-chairs - Linda Steele and Teresa Erlitz – who are stepping into new roles.”  Said Mayor Jack McNaboe.  Mayor McNaboe added, “The photos that have been submitted over the years for the Photo Contest have always impressed me and we are always proud as a Township to display and acknowledge the artistic talents of the residents of our town.  I am really looking forward to a new set of wonderful photos!"

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 9th) display will also win a prize of $100.

 

As mentioned, all photos will be on display at the Manalapan Day community event on June 9, 2018 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 p.m. on May 18, 2018.  Photographs can be submitted by email to photocontest@mtnj.org (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 – www.mtnj.org – 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.

Click here for the submission application

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

March 05, 2018

It is our absolute pleasure to announce our annual kick off to summer celebration will be on Saturday, June 9th! This year we are excited to present the glamorous Florence LaRue, and the 5th Dimension to take the main stage at 8pm.  We have planned a fireworks extravaganza to light up the skies of Manalapan at the end of the evening. Fun and food make Manalapan Day an all-day event including games, rides, ponies, petting zoo, exhibits, local performance groups, great food vendors, and non-stop entertainment!

Please join us as a Vendor for this wonderful family fun day!  Vendor Application   Rule & Regulations

You can also join us as a Sponsor!    Sponsor Letter   Sponsor Application

Any questions please email info@mtnj.org or call 732-446-8308

March 29, 2018

2018 Introduced Budget

2018 Budget Slideshow

Public Hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, April 25th

April 01, 2018

April is NATIONAL STI AWARENESS MONTH

 

STIs, or sexually transmitted infections, can affect people of all walks of life regardless of age and background. It has become an increasingly common issue, cases coming in at approximately twenty million each year. Because of these alarming numbers, it is imperative that people learn more about how to avoid STIs and how to treat it.

 

How to reduce one’s risk:

  • Abstinence. Not partaking in sex completely removes any risk of contracting a sexual disease.
  • Mutual Monogamy. Only having sex with one person is another way of reducing one’s chances.
  • Communication. Have an open conversation with your partner about sexual health and ways of prevention in the past.
  • Get tested for STIs before having sex.
  • Barriers. Use barriers such as condoms.
  • Avoid alcohol and recreational drug use. These may prohibit good decision making.

 

Myths and Facts:

  • MYTH: You cannot contract Herpes from a toilet seat. Herpes is instead spread by skin to skin contact.
  • FACT: You can contract HIV from getting a tattoo or body piercing. Instruments must be sterilized before use.
  • MYTH: You are not tested for STIs when you get your annual PAP test. You must ask a physician to be tested for STIs.
  • FACT: You can get an STI through oral sex.
  • MYTH: You cannot use a condom more than once. It should never be done under any circumstances.

 

For more information contact the Manalapan Township Health Department:

Hours:
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Location:
Manalapan Town Hall
120 Route 522 & Taylors Mills Road, Manalapan, NJ  07726

Phone: (732) 446-8345
Fax: (732) 446-1576

April 01, 2018

April is NATIONAL Distracted Driving Awareness Month

 

Avoidable accidents are often started by distracted drivers. This could be due to multitasking, which includes talking driving while on the phone, picking out music, and texting among other things. Distracted driving can put the driver, those in the car, and other drivers in great risk. It is important to learn how to avoid such distractions while still having an enjoyable ride.

 

Tips for reducing distraction:

  • Turn off your cell phone or put it on silent while driving
  • Preset your GPS and music playlists before starting the car
  • Schedule stops to check your voicemail, texts, or other messages
  • Instruct friends and coworkers not to call you when they know you are on the road
  • Start all calls by making sure no one is driving; if someone is, tell them to call back when they reach a safe location
  • Install a phone app that disables calls and texts while driving

 

It is a common misconception that making hands-free calls using an ear-piece or a dashboard speaker is safer that using a cell phone. More than thirty studies have proven this belief incorrect. The issue is that these calls are still just as distracting and thus still cause the same problem. This has been concluded based on the following results:

 

  1. Using hand-free features actually increase mental distraction
  2. Using voice-to-text is typically more distracting than typing texts while on the road
  3. Texting with one’s hands or voice decreases reaction time by twice as much and causes one to keep his or her eyes on the road less

 

Some fearful statistics:

  • Drivers talking on hand-held or hands-free cell phones are four times as likely to get in an accident
  • The average cost for property damage as of 2011 is $9,100
  • Those talking on their cell phones while driving are in 21% of all traffic accidents in the U.S.

 

For more information contact the Manalapan Township Health Department:

Hours:
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Location:
Manalapan Town Hall
120 Route 522 & Taylors Mills Road, Manalapan, NJ  07726

Phone: (732) 446-8345

Fax: (732) 446-1576

April 01, 2018

April is NATIONAL CANCER CONTROL MONTH

 

In the past few decades, there have been many significant advances regarding cancer control. More people are surviving cancer due to better prevention, the increased use of early detection practices, and improved treatments. The best way to increase your chance of surviving cancer is to catch it before it spreads. The only way to do this is to regularly test for cancer through self-examinations or medical screens. These will increase your chance of discovering cancer early and successfully treating it.

 

In order to spread awareness about the importance of cancer prevention and detection, the White House recognizes April as National Cancer Control Month.

 

There is no way to fully prevent cancer, but there are some things you can do to lower your risk:

 

  • Don’t use tobacco
  • Limit the amount of alcohol you drink
  • Decrease your exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays and sunlight
  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Maintain a healthy weight and be physically active
  • Get immunized for Hepatitis B and Human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Get regular medical care and regularly self-exam and screen for various types of cancer

 

You can remember C.A.U.T.I.O.N. to know the general warning signs of cancer:

  • Change in bowel/bladder habits
  • A sore that does not heal
  • Unusual bleeding or discharge
  • Thickening of tissues
  • Indigestion or difficulty swallowing
  • Obvious change in a mole
  • Nagging cough

 

Screening tests can detect cancer early when it is more easily treated. There are many tests that can screen for certain types of cancers.  You should talk to your doctor if you think you should have these tests.   These tests include:

 

  • Mammography (for breast cancer)
  • Pap tests (for cervical cancer)
  • Fecal occult blood tests (for colorectal cancer)
  • Colorectal endoscopy (for colorectal cancer)

 

For more information contact the Manalapan Township Health Department:

Hours:
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Location:
Manalapan Town Hall
120 Route 522 & Taylors Mills Road, Manalapan, NJ  07726

Phone: (732) 446-8345
Fax: (732) 446-1576

April 01, 2018

April is NATIONAL ALCOHOL AWARENESS MONTH

 

Drinking too much alcohol increases people’s risk of health-related injuries, violence, drowning, liver disease and some types of cancer.  Excessive alcohol use led to approximately 88, 000 deaths each year in the United States from 2006- 2010, shortening the lives of those who died by an average of 30 years.  Furthermore, excessive drinking was responsible for 1 in 10 deaths among working age adults aged 20-64 years.  What can people do to prevent alcohol misuse or abuse?  Make a difference! Spread the word about strategies for preventing alcohol misuse or abuse and encourage communities, families, and individuals to be involved!

 

What is a “Drink”?

In the United States, a standard drink contains 0.6 ounces (14.0 grams or 1.2 tablespoons) of pure alcohol. Generally, this amount of pure alcohol is found in:

  • 12-ounces of beer (5 % alcohol content)
  • 8-ounces of malt liquor (7% alcohol content).
  • 5-ounces of wine (12% alcohol content).
  • 1.5-ounces of 80-proof (40% alcohol content) distilled spirits or liquor (e.g., gin, rum, vodka, whiskey).

 

Short-Term Health Risks of Alcohol

 

Excessive alcohol use has immediate effects that increase the risk of many harmful health conditions. These are most often the result of binge drinking and include the following:

  • Injuries, such as motor vehicle crashes, falls, drownings, and burns.
  • Violence, including homicide, suicide, sexual assault, and intimate partner violence.
  • Alcohol poisoning, a medical emergency that results from high blood alcohol levels.
  • Risky sexual behaviors, including unprotected sex or sex with multiple partners. These behaviors can result in unintended pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV.
  • Miscarriage and stillbirth or fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) among pregnant women.

 

Long-Term Health Risks of Alcohol

Over time, excessive alcohol use can lead to the development of chronic diseases and other serious problems including:

  • Alcohol dependence, or alcoholism.
  • High blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, liver disease, and digestive problems.
  • Cancer of the breast, mouth, throat, esophagus, liver, and colon.
  • Mental health problems, including depression and anxiety.

 

What can you do to help stop alcohol misuse and abuse?

  • Encourage friends or family members to make small changes, like keeping track of their drinking and setting drinking limits.
  • Share tips with parents to help them talk with their kids about the risks of alcohol use.
  • Ask doctors and nurses to talk to their patients about the benefits of drinking less or quitting
  • Don’t drink when you’re upset
  • Make a list of reasons not to drink

 

For more information contact the Manalapan Township Health Department:

Hours:
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Location:
Manalapan Town Hall
120 Route 522 & Taylors Mills Road, Manalapan, NJ  07726

Phone: (732) 446-8345
Fax: (732) 446-1576

April 04, 2018

"SUEZ REMINDS CUSTOMERS ABOUT NATIONAL SAFE DIGGING MONTH" 

Safety of Residents and Communities is Priority as Spring Projects Begin 

SUEZ today announced the importance of April as "Safe Digging Month," ensuring the safety of residential and business customers, employees and the communities served by the company. 

The federally-mandated national "Call Before You Dig" number, 811, was created to help protect homeowners, contractors and utilities from accidentally striking underground utility lines while working on digging projects. 

"Digging without knowing the approximate location of underground utilities such as water mains or buried electrical wires increases the likelihood of unintentional rupture, which can cause severe injuries as well as generate major service interruptions," said Jim Mastrokalos, Director of Operations. "Although depths of pipelines, wires and cables vary, ensuring public safety, protecting the environment and preventing service disruptions is crucial, " he added. 

 Mastrokalos said that residential and business customers are strongly encouraged to call 811 at least three busines days before the start of a digging protect, even if it involves planting a tree, a garden or installing a mailbox. 

When calling a 811, homeowners and business owners are connected to the local one call center, which notifies the appropriate utility companies of their intent to dig. Professional locators are then sent to the requested digging site to mark the approximate locations of underground lines with flags, paint or both. 

Mastrokalos added that with April marking the traditional start of digging season and by calling 811 prior to the start of projects, homeowners and professionals are making an important decision that can help keep them and our communities safe and connected.

Additional information about digging safely can be found at www.call811.com. 

April 05, 2018


Paper Shredding
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Franklin Lane Commuter Lot
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
 
Manalapan Township will be holding a paper shredding event for the residents of Manalapan.
The event will be on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the Franklin Lane Commuter Lot.

From 9:00 am - 1:00 pm or until the truck is full.

This is a free service for Manalapan Residents only. Id's will be checked.

It is time for you to dispose of old documents and confidential files safely. Come to our mobile paper shredding event! Bring all old documents and confidential papers.
Don't become a target for identity theft.

All papers will be shredded on location (Franklin Lane Commuter Lot) in the mobile truck!
The lot is located parallel with Route 9 North and is in the vicinity of the Gordon's Corner Road and Route 9 Intersection. Right behind the Gordon's Corner Road bus stop.

Remove all metals and binder clips from paper. No more than 100lbs of paper-approximately 4 boxes per person. This is a free service paid for with the State Recycling Grant.

Any questions call 732-446-8404

The next shredding event is scheduled for Saturday, October 13th.
 

April 13, 2018

The Public Works Department will only be collecting storm damage brush one time.

If they have already been through your area they will not be returning.

Please do not place additional brush at the curb as it will not be collected.

This is not a Spring Clean–Up.  This was a storm collection from the wind and damage of the late winter storms.

Brush and tree limbs will be collected by the garbage company on the second refuse collection day of each week all year long.  Please use the following guidelines:

         Tied securely in bundles
                        4 foot maximum length
                        50 pounds maximum weight
                        2 bundle maximum each collection

If you have brush that does not meet those guidelines, you will need to have it collected by a private contractor (ie. landscaper, tree company).  

April 24, 2018

Calling all commerical relators who do business in Manalapan Township.  Please join us for breakfast and coffee to discuss teh future of Manalapan

Tuesday, April 24th

8am

Manalapan Town Hall  120 Route 522 Manalapan

Please RSVP   Edc@mtnj.org

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