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MAC Jazz Event 2 –4 pm
Rec Advisory Board 7 :30 –8 pm
Fire Prevention 8 –8 :30 pm
MAC 7 –7 :30 pm
Zoning Board 7 :30 –8 pm
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Historical Committee 7 :30 –8 pm
Transportation Committee 7 :30 –8 pm
Board of Health 8 –10 pm
Planning Board 7 :30 –8 pm
Economic Development 7 :30 –8 pm
January 16, 2019

A Message from JCP&L: 

Please be advised that JCP&L's will be performing planned vegetation maintenance activities for the months of January, February, March and April 2019 will be in Manalapan Township by Davey Tree Service.   

February 06, 2019

The Manalapan Arts Council and Mayor Susan Cohen are pleased to announce the holding of the 11th annual Manalapan Township photo contest.  The 2019 theme is "A Moment in the Life of Manalapan". The Contest will be looking for pictures of any scene, object, event, people or activity that occurs in Manalapan that inspires an appreciation of residing in the town. Each year’s contest has been very successful as over 400 photos have been submitted in the past 10 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 Susan Cohen.  Mayor Cohen added, “I have looked at the photos from previous contests when they have been on display in the courtroom and I am always so impressed with artistic talents of the residents of our town, and how they have captured the essence of each theme in their photos. I am really looking forward to a new set of wonderful photos that showcase our beautiful town!"

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 8th) display will also win a prize of $100.

As mentioned, all photos will be on display at the Manalapan Day community event on June 8, 2019 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 24, 2019.  Photographs can be submitted by email to (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.

Click here for the photo contest application

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

February 19, 2019

The Manalapan-Englishtown Community Alliance will be conducting its 5th Annual Project ZERO 5K fun run/walk on Saturday, April 27, 2019.  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 19th.  Youth age 18 and under can register for $15.00.  After April 19th 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 19th 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 or visit the Manalapan Township website – – and download a registration form.  All fees must be paid with a check or cash or online at

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

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.

To become a sponser please click here

To register please click here

March 11, 2019

In 1987 the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc (NCADD) helped establish April as Alcohol Awareness Month to help reduce the stigma often associated with alcoholism.  The Awareness Month recognition offers communities the focused opportunity to increase awareness and understanding of alcoholism, its causes, effective treatment and recovery.  It also gives the Manalapan-Englishtown community the opportunity to focus a month long intensive message project on issues related to the use of drugs and alcohol through our Project ZERO campaign.

April Alcohol Awareness Month Proclamation

Today is April 1st

Project ZERO’s Goal for the Day:

ZERO number of days spent in court due to use of drugs or alcohol consumption

1.         ZERO number of days spent in court due to use of drugs or alcohol consumption

2.         ZERO number of incidents of domestic violence with drugs or alcohol involved

3.         ZERO number of adults who are legally allowed to consume alcohol having blood alcohol levels in excess of legal standard

4.         ZERO number of school suspensions due to drug use or alcohol consumption

5.         ZERO number of lives lost due to use of drugs or alcohol consumption

6.         ZERO number of underage purchases of alcohol

7.         ZERO number of administrations of Narcan in order to save a life from an Opiate overdose

8.         ZERO number of car crashes due to use of drugs or alcohol consumption

9.         ZERO number of unnecessary or unused medications residing in medicine cabinets

10.       ZERO number of families destroyed because of drug use or alcohol consumption

11.       ZERO number of arrests due to drug use or alcohol consumption

12.       ZERO number of parents who are considering employing a drug test on their child

13.       ZERO number of high school dropouts because of drug use or alcohol consumption

14.       ZERO number of bad habits formed due to drug use or alcohol consumption

15.       ZERO number of bad influences in the community related to drugs or alcohol

16.       ZERO number of “close calls/almost” situations due to drug use or alcohol consumption

17.       ZERO number of hangovers

18.       ZERO number of Police Officers needing to call a childs parents because of drugs or alcohol

19.       ZERO number of days in prison due to use of drugs or alcohol consumption

20.       ZERO number of absences from school because of the effects of drug use or alcohol consumption

21.       ZERO number of grieving parents because of the death of a child from drug use or alcohol consumption

22.       ZERO number of days needing to be spent in rehab because of the use of drugs or alcohol consumption

23.       ZERO number of funerals of persons dying from drug use or alcohol consumption

24.       ZERO number of serious injuries resulting from an accident involving drugs or alcohol

25.       ZERO number of holidays impacted and not celebrated because of  drug use or alcohol consumption

26.       ZERO shame for admitting an addiction or problem

27.       ZERO punishment administered to children who admit an addiction or problem related to drug use or alcohol consumption

28.       ZERO guilt or harassment towards persons seeking help for a friend with a drug use or alcohol consumption problem

29.       ZERO number of Police Officers needing to deliver the message that a family member has either been seriously injured or died due to drug use or alcohol consumption

30.      ZERO tolerance to those who are unwilling to try to understand that substance abuse is a serious issue and a disease

March 20, 2019

Suez has scheduled spring fire hydrant and water main cleaning beginning on or about Monday, March 25, 2019 which will last through about Friday, April 26, 2019 weather permitting.  The flushing will occur during the work week, and crews will not flush on Friday, April 19.

Press Release 

March 22, 2019

The spring leaf collection will take place during the weeks of April 8th and May 6th. Please place bagged leaves at the curb, not in the street, on the first day (Monday) of each scheduled collection to insure you will not miss either collection. NO leaves will be collected that are not contained in these biodegradable bags. Bagged leaves containing twigs, grass, brush, weeds or other debris will not be collected.

If you did not have bagged leaves at the curb in time for the collection, you may bring them to the Public Works yard at 207 Route 522.

March 29, 2019

The 2019 Municipal Budget was introduced at the Township Committee on March 27th. 

The Public Hearing is scheduled for April 24, 2019. 

2019 Budget 

2019 Budget Introduction Slide Show 

March 29, 2019

The Manalapan Arts Council (MAC) will present MANALAPAN DAY on Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 3PM-10pm at the Manalapan Recreation Center.

This is the BIGGEST and BEST event of the year.  Our annual kick off to the summer celebration will bring together thousands of residents from Manalapan and its surrounding towns for the event of the season, attracting attendees of every age!

This year we are excited to present the renowned group Under the Streetlamp to take the main stage at 8pm.  The former members of the Broadway smash hit "Jersey Boys" have played sold-out shows across the nation, performing classic hits of the '50's, '60's & '70's, breathing new life into the famous songs of Motown, Doo-Wop, and Rock n' Roll.

To conclude the evening, we have planned a fireworks extravaganza to light up the skies of Manalapan for miles.  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 or a sponsor for this wonderful Manalapan Township community event!

Please see the attached Sponsor Letter and Sponsor Application.

Please see the attached Vendor Application and Rules and Regulations.

Email with any questions you may have!


April 01, 2019


Time for Spring Cleaning?


The Manalapan MRC-CERT is sponsoring an early spring cleaning of clothing and other household items drop off event on Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 9:00 am -11:00 am at Manalapan Town Hall. If you are looking to clean out some closets, attics or basements, this may be just what you need and it will benefit the community too! The Manalapan MRC-CERT will receive a payment from a vendor for the items it collects. Here is a brief list of items that can be dropped off on May 11th:


  • All articles of clothing, garments and accessories
  • Shoes
  • Stuffed animals
  • Linen – including towels, sheets, blankets and small rugs and mats
  • Bicycles
  • Small electric appliances (but not computers and the like)
  • Costumes, wigs and hats
  • Some small furniture


Unfortunately, if it is not on this list it can’t be accepted.  Items that definitely cannot be accepted include books, computers, printers, tires, batteries, mattresses, TVs, VHS tapes, CDs, DVDs, car seats, strollers, highchairs, playpens or toys.


So, start gathering your unused, out of date, non-working items that you have from this list, store them safely and then bring them to Manalapan Town Hall on Saturday, May 11th, 2019 from 9:00 am-11:00 am.


The Manalapan MRC-CERT is a volunteer based organization that supports the Township’s emergency management and response agencies.  For more information about the MRC-CERT please contact the Health Department or visit them on-line at www.facebook/manalapanmrc-cert.

April 01, 2019

Distracted Driving Enforcement and Education Campaign
UDrive. UText. UPay.
to be carried out locally from

April 1 – April 21, 2019

Manalapan Township -- Law enforcement officers from the Manalapan Township Police Department will be cracking down on distracted drivers during April as part of New Jersey’s  UDrive. UText. UPay enforcement campaign.

Beginning April 1 and running through April 21, the high visibility law enforcement initiative will target motorists who engage in dangerous distracted driving behaviors such as talking on hand-held cell phones and sending text messages while driving.

“Distracted driving is possibly the most serious safety issue on our roadways today,” said Eric Heitmann, Director of the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety.  "The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that in 2015 alone, 3,477 people were killed in distracted driving crashes and an estimated 391,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver.” 

In New Jersey, driver inattention was listed as a contributing circumstance in 52 percent of the state’s crashes in 2015. Driver inattention was in fact listed as a contributing factor in crashes at a rate nine times higher than that of the next highest contributing factor (speed).

The campaign is being carried out during the month of April, which the National Safety Council has designated as Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The New Jersey campaign is modeled after similar successful high visibility enforcement programs such as Click It or Ticket and Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.