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May 01, 2018

Grass may cause injuries!


For most people, mowing the lawn is either a chore or a relaxing time to work outdoors. For about 70,000 people this year, mowing the lawn will turn into a brush with death or serious injury. The statistics, from the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission, are harrowing: Each year 800 children are run over by riding mowers or small tractors; 75 people are killed, and 20,000 injured; one in five deaths involves a child.  Let’s face it, lawnmowers are dangerous tools, but they are so common that people may not treat them seriously. Underneath the mower deck is a steel cutting blade spinning at more than 2000 revolutions per minute. Depending on its length, the blade tip may be moving at 200 mph.  An injury from contacting the blade is not the only danger from a running mower. The blade speed can turn rocks, stick, or other debris into deadly projectiles. And don’t forget, the mower engine itself gets hot enough to ignite gasoline or cause third-degree burns, the most serious kind. For riding mowers, other dangers include tipping the mower over on a hill, losing control of the mower, or accidentally backing over an object or person.

Here are safety tips when mowing the lawn

  • Make sure your mower is in good condition. Look it over before each use; when something breaks, have it repaired. A poorly running mower may lead the operator to take unnecessary risks.
  • Dress appropriately. Don’t mow barefoot or in flip-flops. Wear good shoes that provide traction, safety glasses, and close fitting clothes that can’t be caught in a gear or engine.
  • Never run the mower without its safety equipment. Most walk-behind mowers come with a dead-man switch, which shuts the mower off and applies a blade brake when the operator releases the handle. Don’t remove this switch or tie it down. Mowers also come with a guard on the discharge chute. This guard, usually plastic, directs the mower discharge down into the ground. When the mower strikes a rock, the chute can keep it from breaking a window or striking a person. If the chute clogs while you are mowing, shut the mower off and use a stick to clear it. Then, raise the mower deck or wait until the grass dries out before continuing. Never tie the chute up. If you need to fill up the gas tank, shut off the mower and let it cool before filling the tank. Take a break and get some water before filling; if you’ve run the tank dry, you’ll need it.
  • Before you mow, check the lawn for loose objects that could turn into a projectile if struck. When mowing a slope with a riding mower, mow up and down the slope to prevent tipping over. If you are using a walk-behind, mow across the slope to avoid slipping under the mower
  • Look out for others, especially children. Make sure children, pets, and others are a safe distance from the mower. Children can unexpectedly dart into the mowing path or fail to move when the mower is backing up toward them.
  • Use safety glasses when mowing grass.  Bits of grass, dirt, leaves and other objects can be discharged from the mower, rebound off adjacent buildings, and fences and hit your face.  Glasses also protect your eyes on windy days.  Carry snug-fitting leather gloves for the purpose of removing plugged grass or making adjustments to the mower. 
  • Always mow when grass is dry.  Wet grass can cause your feet to slip.  The mower can also slip in wet conditions.  If you slip, your feet and legs can come in contact with the mower’s blades, causing injury or loss of limbs.  Wet grass can also clog the mower!
  • Never leave the mower unattended while the engine is running!


For more information contact the Manalapan Township Health Department:

Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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

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

June 13, 2018

JCP&L offers the following information about partial restoration and customer call backs.

  • In a major storm, it is necessary to make temporary repairs-cutting a wire, opening a circuit, replacing a fuse-to make an area extra safe and restore power to as many customers as possible before returning to complete the work.
  • This process helps JCP&L assess the damage and prioritize the work.
  • If crews leave your area to make temporary repairs elsewhere, be assured they will return to complete the work.
  • In a major storm, more than one repair may be needed to restore your service.
  • We will call you once we have made repairs needed to restore your service.  You can let us know if you are still without power. If so, it’s often a problem with the line connected directly to your home.

June 13, 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.

July 25, 2018

Tax bills will be mailed out at the end of July. 

If you wish to pay your taxes prior to receiving a bill, please visit our website at to obtain the amount due.  On the Tax Collector’s page, click the link “Click Here for Current Tax Balance”.  Please note that you must agree to the terms of using the site before you can continue.

The grace period has been extended to August 24, 2018.  Payment must be received in our office prior to 4:00 p.m. on this date to avoid interest charges.

July 30, 2018

The 2018 Final /2019 Preliminary Tax Bills have been mailed.  If you do not receive a bill by August 6th, please contact our office.

Third Quarter taxes are due August 1, 2018. As per NJSA 54:4-67, the Township of Manalapan permits a 10-day grace period; however, due to the late mailing, the grace period has been extended to August 24, 2018. Payments received in our office or left in the drop box after 4:00 p.m. on August 24th will accrue interest charges calculated from the original due date of August 1st.

Tax credits earned through the Shop Manalapan Program will appear on the Third Quarter stub.  You may check your credits at

There is a tax payment drop box on the Tax Collector’s office door which will be available through August 23rd from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. On Fridays, the box will only be available until 4:30 p.m.

Payments left in the drop box after 4:00 p.m. will be considered received as of the next business day. The Tax Collector’s office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. 


Property taxes can bow be viewed and/or paid online at Please visit the Tax Collector's page and follow the link. 



August 16, 2018

The Summer Concert Scheduled for August 17th has been cancelled due to the pending thunderstorms.

It has been rescheduled for Thursday, September 6th at 7pm.

September 08, 2018

Please join us for the 17th anniversary of "WALK WITH JOE", a memorial 5K walk honoring Patrick "Joe" Driscoll, Christopher Gray and Tom McCann, local area residents who lost their lives on September 11th. The Walk will be held on Saturday, September 8, 2018, 10:00 a.m., at Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Manalapan, NJ. Please visit the website at to register and obtain additional information. All proceeds are donated to local charities and non-profit organizations.