Monthly Calendar

Prev December 2018 Next
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Veterans Affairs 5 :30 –6 :30 pm
Cable TV Advisory Board 7 –7 :30 pm
Economic Development 7 :30 –8 pm
Narcan Training 6 –8 pm
Transportation Committee 7 :30 –8 pm
Planning Board 7 :30 –8 pm
Board of Health 8 –10 pm
Annual Holiday Event 6 :30 –9 pm
Special Needs Council 7 –7 :30 pm
Teen Leadership 7 –8 pm
Zoning Board 7 :30 –8 pm
Holiday Toy Drive 9 –1 pm
Veterans Affairs 5 :30 –6 pm
Rec Advisory Board 7 :30 –8 pm
Planning Board 7 :30 –8 pm
Planning Board 7 :30 –8 pm
Fire Prevention 8 –8 :30 pm
Shade Tree 7 :30 –8 pm
Community Alliance 7 –7 :30 pm
Zoning Board 7 :30 –8 pm
October 19, 2018

Leaf collection this fall will be held on every Monday in November and December. All leaves must be placed in biodegradable compost bags. These bags can be purchased at the Public Works Department on Mondays - Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.. The bags are sold in bundles of 5 for a cost of $2.00. You can also purchase these bags from local retailers. No leaves will be collected that are not contained in these biodegradable bags.

Please place bagged leaves at the curb, not in the street, on the first day of each scheduled collection to insure you will not miss any of the collections.

Brush and Tree Limbs are collected by the Garbage Company on the second refuse collection day of each week all year long.

Please use the following guidelines for brush and tree limbs: 

  • Tied securely in bundles

  • 4 foot maximum length

  • 50 pounds maximum weight

  • 2 bundle maximum each collection

Residents may take their leaves to the Recycling Center themselves. Our Recycling Center is located at the Public Works Yard: 207 Route 522 (Freehold Road). It is opened Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. It is also opened on the first and third Sunday of the month from 9:00 a.m. to noon.


November 19, 2018

We have just been notified that the County has a zero tolerance policy on recycling in plastic bags. Therefore, the garbage company will not collect any recycling that is in plastic bags.  They will leave it at the curb.

Please place recycling loose in a container at the curb to ensure it will be collected.

Containers should not be larger then 64 gallons.

November 29, 2018

For Immediate Release                                                                                             Contact Information:

November 29, 2018                                                                                                   David Richardson



Free Disaster Preparedness (CERT) Training


Manalapan, NJ - Following major emergency events, first responders who provide fire, medical and community safety services will have to prioritize the use of their response resources.   Individual preparedness, as well as the ability to safely and effectively assist others, allows members of the community to care for themselves until more help arrives.  The federal government began promoting the nationwide use of organized Medical Reserve Corps (MRCs) and Community Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) – in 1992 as two means to connect the professional response community with the people they serve.


The CERT program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical (emergency first aid) operations.  Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, persons trained in CERT can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help.  CERT trained persons also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.


The Manalapan MRC-CERT is offering its annual 20-hour CERT training program starting on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at the Manalapan Town Hall starting at 7:00 pm. Training will continue once per week until the beginning of April.  Enrollment and materials are free of charge and open to individuals 16 years of age or older.  Youth aged 16 and 17 years old may participate with a signed permission slip and waiver from their parents.   Upon completion of the course, participants will be invited to join the Manalapan MRC-CERT team, although doing so is not a requirement.


Persons interested in the training should contact the Manalapan Health Department at 732-446-8345 or by January 11, 2019.


The Manalapan MRC-CERT team currently consists of over 300 volunteer members. The Manalapan team combines the missions of both federal Medical Reserve Corps and the Community Emergency Response Team models.  Thus the MRC-CERT team is attractive to persons with or without medical background.  The team meets frequently through the year for refresher training and drills, and also supports municipal sponsored events, including Manalapan Day and National Night Out. The team has been activated to help staff shelters, ice distribution and cell phone charging stations and 24 hour information lines during storms such as Hurricane Irene and Superstorm Sandy and has assisted in searches for missing persons and large scale vaccination clinics.  More information about this training and the Manalapan MRC-CERT team please contact the Health Department.

December 03, 2018

Click on the pictures to see them in full size


Kristen Rass  - Youth Winner - "Ride Reflection/My Favorite Way to Spend the Summer"

Mike Schickler - "Over Grand Canyon"

Susan Schwartz - "West Coast Splendor"

Antonia Schwerthoffer - "Hilltop"

Mariana Virote - "Safe Place"

Richard Visco - "Mirror Lake"

Jessica Visone - "Family by the Lake"

Shirali Vyas - Adult Honorable Mention - "Reflection"

Barbara Zagha - People's Choice Winner - "Color for a Cause"

Daniel Arminio - "Beauty and the Beach"

Jerry Avergon - "M&M World"

Desiree Bartky - "Dianthus Up Close"

Justin Bero - "Sibling Rivalry"

Alan Bogard - "57 Chevy"

Brian Case - "Grazing Buffalo"

Michael Daly Jr. - "Sedona at Dusk"

Tai Daughty - "Motherly Love" 

Jerry Deutsch - "Truffle Line Up"

Thomas Fisher - "Thing 1 & Thing 2"

Nina Gerulski - "Early Harvest" 

Samuel Goto - "Mother's Day Brunch"

Isabel Huelgas - "Through Thick and Thin"

Olivia Kanarick - "Abby Eating a Cupcake"

Christine Kanarick - "Holy Milkshake!"

Matthew Kanarick - "He's Right Behind Me, Isn't He?"

Riley Max Karon - "Rhinobrothers"

Valerie LaBarbera - Adult Winner - "Everything the Light Touches is Yours"

Ronald Lovenguth - "Beautiful Start of Spring"

Carly Lustig - "Inspiration"

Shannon Miller - Youth Honorable Mention - "Secret Garden"

Conor Mulvanerton - "Nature of the Beach"

Patty Murray - "A Few of My Favorite Things - Summer, Sunflowers and Bumblebees"

Robert Orsetti - "Oh No! Here Comes Mom!"

Liz Paulin - "My Son's Love for the Library"

Sam Paulin - "Playing in the Snow With My Dog, Moo"

Jill Perez - "Snow Day"

Marni Perry - "Victory - Manalapan Rec Soccer"

Tina Rallo - "My Favorite Set of Twins"

Stan Rass - "4th of July on the Water"

Joseph Rass -"Goodnight, Barnegat Bay!"

Lisa Rass - "Has Anyone Seen my Shell Phone?"

John Scaravella - "All Rise"

Rosemarie LoCasico - "Breaking Free at Point Pleasant Beach"

Layne Sultana - "Cat in a Box"

Jill Watters - "Manalapan Rec Baseball/Jake Watters #5"

Katie Arrigo - "New Beginnings"

Mary Baker - "Sky Dancer"

Sara Lee Koch - "My Favorite Flower-A Parrot Tulip"

December 03, 2018

It is my sorrowful duty to announce officially the death of George Herbert Walker Bush, the forty-first President of the United States, on November 30, 2018.

President Bush led a great American life, one that combined and personified two of our Nation’s greatest virtues: an entrepreneurial spirit and a commitment to public service. Our country will greatly miss his inspiring example.

On the day he turned 18, 6 months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, George H.W. Bush volunteered for combat duty in the Second World War. The youngest aviator in United States naval history at the time, he flew 58 combat missions, including one in which, after taking enemy fire, he parachuted from his burning plane into the Pacific Ocean. After the war, he returned home and started a business. In his words, “the big thing” he learned from this endeavor was “the satisfaction of creating jobs.”

The same unselfish spirit that motivated his business pursuits later inspired him to resume the public service he began as a young man. First, as a member of Congress, then as Ambassador to the United Nations, Chief of the United States Liaison Office in China, Director of Central Intelligence, Vice President, and finally President of the United States, George H.W. Bush guided our Nation through the Cold War, to its peaceful and victorious end, and into the decades of prosperity that have followed. Through sound judgment, practical wisdom, and steady leadership, President Bush made safer the second half of a tumultuous and dangerous century.

Even with all he accomplished in service to our Nation, President Bush remained humble. He never believed that government — even when under his own leadership — could be the source of our Nation’s strength or its greatness. America, he rightly told us, is illuminated by “a thousand points of light,” “ethnic, religious, social, business, labor union, neighborhood, regional and other organizations, all of them varied, voluntary and unique” in which Americans serve Americans to build and maintain the greatest Nation on the face of the Earth. President Bush recognized that these communities of people are the true source of America’s strength and vitality.

It is with great sadness that we mark the passing of one of America’s greatest points of light, the death of President George H.W. Bush.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, in honor and tribute to the memory of President George H.W. Bush, and as an expression of public sorrow, do hereby direct that the flag of the United States be displayed at half-staff at the White House and on all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions for a period of 30 days from the day of his death. I also direct that, for the same length of time, the representatives of the United States in foreign countries shall make similar arrangements for the display of the flag at half staff over their embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

I hereby order that suitable honors be rendered by units of the Armed Forces under orders of the Secretary of Defense.

I do further appoint December 5, 2018, as a National Day of Mourning throughout the United States. I call on the American people to assemble on that day in their respective places of worship, there to pay homage to the memory of President George H.W. Bush. I invite the people of the world who share our grief to join us in this solemn observance.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of December, in the year of our Lord two thousand eighteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-third. DONALD J. TRUMP

December 03, 2018


If you wish to make a tax payment at the end of this year to be credited as a 2018 payment, please do so by 12:00 p.m. on December 31, 2018

Payments received by mail or left in the drop box after 12:00 p.m. will be considered received as of the next business day which is January 2, 2019.

Please also note:  Properties with an outstanding balance (principal + interest) of $10,000.00 or more at year end are subject to a 6% Year End Penalty.

December 05, 2018

After two heavy and flooding rains within six months of each other our preparedness for future storms will need to be more stringent than ever before. Starting this week and continuing through the first of the year, the Manalapan Department of Public Works (DPW) will be mechanically cleaning the street and storm basins throughout the Township. This street cleaner is presently in the Monmouth Heights neighborhood.  It will move through the town as needed and directed. Please help in this endeavor by removing vehicles from the road way during regular work hours. The time needed to clean the street will be based on the amount of debris in the road ways.

I would like to remind all residents that there is an ordinance in Manalapan that requires all leaves to be bagged and placed at the curb line, NOT IN THE STREET. Additionally, leaves may not be blown or raked into the street by residents or by your contractors. Anyone caught putting leaves in the street or having piles of leaves in the street will be ticketed as allowed by this ordinance. The new Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) mandated storm basin grates and back plates that are required to be installed with all road improvements (paving), are much more susceptible to clogging when covered with debris. The DEP intent in mandating these ‘storm water friendly’ basin covers was to make them bike friendly and to stop floatable garbage and debris from entering the brooks and streams. 

Your Mayor, Township Committee and DPW take this responsibility very seriously to keep these streets clean and water flowing freely. I hope we can rely on all residents to take this mandate seriously as well. I again thank every resident that cleans and clears the basin on or near their property, your hard work is noted and appreciated. Together we can keep Manalapan beautiful and safe.

Leaves will be picked up every Monday in December, excluding Christmas Eve. The last leaf collection will take place on New Year’s Eve day, Monday, December 31st.  Branches tied in bundles of 4 feet and less than 50 pounds can be placed at the curb, not in the street, on your second trash pick-up day of the week (Thursday or Friday). Additionally, both bagged leaves and branches can be dropped off at the Manalapan DPW yard during business hours including Saturdays and the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month. Hopefully we can achieve our goal to have cleared as many streets and storm basins as possible from all leaves, branches, and debris within the next thirty days. Any questions can be directed to the DPW at 732-446-8403 or by email at 

I thank everyone in advance for your help, diligence and understanding in this matter. Any complaints, objections or complications arising from this directive can be sent to me at  I truly value your opinion and input. On Saturday, December 15th from 8:30 to 10 am there will be the last "Coffee with the Mayor" for 2018 to discuss any issues, including this one.  Please stop by to meet me in person in Town Hall and to discuss how we can, together, make Manalapan an even greater place to live.

Thank you!

Happy Holiday to All! 

Jack McNaboe


April 01, 2019