June 26, 2015
The Township of Manalapan has engaged Realty Data Systems to inspect properties throughout the municipality. RDS will preform inspections for added assessment purposes and interior/exterior inspections. All RDS inspectors are easily identifiable with each inspector wearing company insignia embossed in blue on a gray shirt or jacket, and will be displaying an RDS photo ID in a visible location. For verification purposes, each inspector and his/her vehicle are registered with the Manalapan Township Police Department. If residents have any questions regarding the inspections, the Real Property Assessment Demonstration Program, or need to verify the identity of an inspector, please contact the Assessor's office at 732-446-8311.
June 28, 2015
MANALAPAN TOWNSHIP PROJECT MEDICINE DROP
Get Rid of Your Old Medication Responsibly and Protect the Community!!!
- Drop your old or unused medication in the designated Drop Box!
- It's worry free and anonymous!
KEEP YOUR MEDICATION OUT OF THE WRONG HANDS AND DISPOSE OF IT PROPERLY!
The facts and statistics about prescription drug abuse are staggering.
- 2/5 teenagers mistakenly believe prescription drugs are "much safer" than illegal drugs, according to the DEA.
- Overdoses of opiod prescription drugs now kill more people in the U.S. than heroin and cocaine combined.
- Every day, 40 Americans die from an overdose caused by prescription painkiller abuse, according to the U.S. Centers of Disease Control.
Location: 120 Route 522, Manalapan NJ (Lobby of Manalapan Municipal Building, Outside the Police Department)
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm
For More Information: Contact the Manalapan Community Alliance at (732)446-8345 or visit www.mtnj.org
July 17, 2015
Attention Farmers: New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher recently announced the launch of NJ Land Link, a new interactive website that connects farmers seeking land or farming opportunities with those who have farmland or business opportunities available.
The website, www.njlandlink.org, was developed by the State Agriculture Development Committee (SADC) and the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey (NOFA-NJ) through a U.S. Department of Agriculture Beginner Farmer and Rancher Development Program grant. The Rutgers Office of Research Analytics collaborated on the project by designing the website.
Farmers interested in land or partnership/job opportunities, as well as those wanting to advertise land and opportunities that they have available, can sign up on the website. Users can create and manage their own listings once they have signed up. Anyone who has registered can respond to the listing and responses are automatically directed to the listing creator.
Farmers seeking farmland can view a wide range of important property-specific details provided by the landowner, including information related to soils, water resources, housing, buildings and equipment available, and lease or sale terms, as well as photos. Each listing also includes a map view that allows users to toggle between street map, satellite and hybrid views of property.
The website also includes a short video tutorial. For more information, contact the SADC at (609) 984-2504 or NOFA-NJ at (908) 371-1111
July 20, 2015
JOIN US FOR THE 4th CAR SHOW
TO SUPPORT AND BENEFIT
Will have DJ Music, Entertainment and Vendors
When: Saturday, October 3, 2015
Where: At the Vietnam Era Museum & Education Center
(Exit 116 off the Garden State Parkway)
* All registration fees will go directly to support the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial and the Vietnam Era Museum & Educational Center. $20 donation to register vehicle & $5 donation per spectator, children under 12 are free.
For additional Information call Herb at 732-849-5737
July 22, 2015
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Forest Resource Education Center, located at 495 Don Connor Boulevard in Jackson, is offering free family-friendly hikes or guided tours on Thursdays in July and August as well as other special events and programs on select evenings and weekend dates during the rest of the year.
The Thursday hikes or guided tours are offered every Thursday at 10 a.m. in the “Thursday Forest Explorers” series. The center’s naturalists lead the programs originating at the facility. Remaining programs in this summer’s series include:
July 23: Swamp Life. An investigative hike on the Swamp Life trail about forested wetlands. Hikers look for plants and animals and listen to the sounds of the wild.
July 30: Animals of the Forest. A live reptiles program follows a woodland habitat walk.
August 6: Changing Forest. Go on an approximate three-mile walk to learn about the different types of forests at the 875-acre Forest Resource Education Center.
August 13: The United States of Trees. An interactive program for all ages to introduce and reinforce the names and locations of U.S. states while identifying tree species and where they grow.
August 20: Pollinators. Explore the grounds of the property’s Interpretive Center to learn what plants attract pollinators, the importance of and lifestyles of pollinators, and tips on how to attract them to your property.
August 27: A Day in the Life of a Tree. Explore trails to look closely at common tree species of New Jersey, perform hands-on activities to understand how trees breathe, make their own food, fight off insects and pests and what happens when they die.
Additionally, similar hikes and guided tours are offered on the second Saturday of each month throughout the year at 1 p.m. The 10th annual Full Moon Hike is scheduled for August 28 at 7 p.m. and will feature guided hikes while the sun sets and the moon rises.
A popular free series for adults entitled “Backyard Forestry in 90 minutes” is offered the second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. for landowners and homeowners. The event is co-hosted by the New Jersey Forestry Association and Rutgers Cooperative Extension. Space is limited.
The Forest Resource Education Center is open to the public weekdays and on the second Saturday of each month, except September. The park is open from dawn to dusk for passive recreation such as hiking and exploring interpretive trails. All programs and parking are free, and held rain or shine. Visitors should dress for the weather, wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring insect repellant. Scouts may attend some events to fulfill badge requirements.
For a list of Forest Resource Education Center programs, visit:
To register for programs, visit: www.njforestry.org/mybackyard
July 29, 2015
Tax Payment Reminder: The Final 2015/Preliminary 2016 Tax Bills have been mailed.
Third Quarter taxes are due August 1, 2015. As per NJSA 54:5-67, the Township of Manalapan permits a 10 day grace period; however, due to the late mailing, the grace period has been extended to August 25, 2015. Payments received in our office or left in the drop box after 4:00 p.m. on August 25th will accrue interest charges calculated from the original due date of August 1st.
There is a tax payment drop box on the Tax Collector’s office door which is available for one week prior to the due date through the end of the grace period from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Payments left in the drop box after 4:00 p.m. will be considered received as of the next business day.
Tax credits earned through the Shop Manalapan Program will appear on the Third Quarter stub. You may check your credits at www.PropertyTaxCard.com/Manalapan.
The Tax Collector’s office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The Office will have extended hours on Thursday, August 6th from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Property taxes can now be viewed and/or paid online at www.mtnj.org. Please visit the Tax Collector's page and follow the link.
Township of Manalapan
120 Route 522
Manalapan, NJ 07726
September 19, 2015
Native Plant Sale