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Environmental Commission 7 :30 –8 pm
Shade Tree 7 :30 –8 pm
Planning Board 7 :30 –8 pm
Rec Advisory Board 7 :30 –8 pm
Fire Prevention 8 –8 :30 pm
Community Alliance 7 –8 :30 pm
Zoning Board 7 :30 –8 pm
Economic Development 7 :30 –8 pm
SOA Blood Drive 12 –6 pm
Transportation Committee 7 :30 –8 pm
Planning Board 7 :30 –8 pm
MAC 7 –7 :30 pm
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June 26, 2019

As the Fourth of July approaches the Manalapan Township Committee and our Fire Prevention Bureau would like to point out the following statistics from the Consumer Product Safety Commission:


 
Fireworks are often used to mark special events and holidays. However, they are not safe in the hands of consumers. Fireworks cause thousands of burns & eye injuries each year.


 
Fireworks cause an average of 18,000 fires a year that includes 1,300 structure fires, 300 vehicle fires, & 16,900 outdoor & other fires.

These fires cause $43 Million in Property Damage.


 
In 2017 Hospital Emergency Rooms treated an estimated 12,900 people for Fireworks related injuries.  Children under 15 years of age accounted for over 36% of those treated.


 
Recent changes to the laws in New Jersey allow the sale of sparklers and other novelty ground poppers.  Remember, anything that can be fired or shot in the air is still illegal. 


 
Please be aware that sparklers account for over 1/4 of the burn injuries for children under 15 years old. It should be noted that Sparklers burn at over 1,200 degrees!!


 
There are many Professional Fireworks displays scheduled around the County during July. 

Among them is the Manalapan Township Arts Council Summer Concert and Car Show on July 12th and on July 24th opening day of the Monmouth County Fair. 


 
Enjoy your Barbecue's and picnics, and please be safe. If you want to see fireworks, go to a public show put on by experts.  Leave it up to the Professionals!!



HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!

July 01, 2019

We have been advised by the NJ DOT that construction work will commence on or about July 1, 2019 on Route 33; CR 527 ( Millhurst Road/Sweetmans Lane) to Howell Road.  This will involve milling and paving work throughout the limits of this project.   This work will be done overnight – 8pm to 6am Monday through Friday with daily daytime shoulder closings. 

Please drive safely and obey all posted traffic signs.

July 04, 2019

All Township Offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4th. 

Garbage will be collected on Thursday, July 4th as normally scheduled for those with Monday/Thursday Garbage Collection.

Please note that The Public Works Recycling Yard will be closed on Thursday, July 4th.

Have a Happy and Safe 4th of July Holiday!

July 16, 2019

With the summer heat upon us, JCP&L is prepared to meet the anticipated increase in customer electricity usage that comes with a heat wave.  Their system is designed and maintained to operate safely and efficiently, even when temperatures soar, and their crews have reviewed hot weather operational procedures to ensure any power outages are handled promptly. 


JCP&L offers some common-sense hot weather tips customers can follow to stay comfortable while using electricity wisely during this period of high demand: 

·        Set thermostats as high as comfort will allow. Every degree a customer can increase the temperature in their home will result in using about 3 percent less energy during the hottest summer days. 
·        During sunny weather, close drapes or blinds on windows facing the sun to prevent direct radiant heating from impacting interior temperatures. 
·        Use fans – moving air cools skin faster, resulting in greater comfort on hot days. 
·        Use a programmable thermostat to keep temperatures higher when no one is home, and to reduce the temperature before arrival back home. 
·        Only operate window air conditioners when someone is in the room. 
·        Keep refrigerators and freezers as full as possible. Frozen or cold items in the refrigerator help keep other items cool, reducing the amount of work the refrigerator has to do to maintain a lower temperature. 
·        Close rooms that aren't used regularly during the summer, and close the air conditioning vents in those rooms, as well. 
·        Avoid using heat-producing appliances during the hottest hours of the day. The less heat produced at home, the less work the air conditioner will do.
·        Consider investing in ENERGY STAR® appliances or heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. JCP&L may offer rebates on these purchases and tax deductions may apply, as well. 
·        Check air conditioner and furnace fan filters. Clogged filters waste energy and money by forcing HVAC systems to work harder than necessary. 

In addition, if summer storms result in downed wires it is important to avoid the area and immediately call JCP&L.  If you see a downed power line, always assume it is live and dangerous.  Report downed power lines immediately by calling 1-888-LIGHTSS (888-544-4877).  Extra caution should be exercised in areas where downed wires may be tangled in downed tree branches or other debris. 

For updated company information, including hot weather tips, customers are urged to visit the 24/7 Power Center at www.firstenergycorp.com/outages.  They can also follow JCP&L on Twitter @JCP_L or Facebook www.facebook.com/JCPandL. 

July 19, 2019

Stay Safe During This Heat Wave!

Know your risks
We all know the summers are hot. We have heat waves and the humidity can make it even hotter. Heat is one of the weather related killers in the United States resulting in hundreds of deaths and illnesses each year.  Heat illnesses include heat rash, heat cramps, heat edema, heat tetany, heat syncope, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke.

How to stay safe during a heat wave

  • Drink plenty of water or other non-caffeinated and non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Wear loose, lightweight clothing.

  • Find a place to cool off. If you don’t have air conditioning at home then spend some time in a public location that does, like a shopping mall or a library.

  • Avoid spending time outside during the peak heat of the day (typically 10am – 3pm). If you exercise outdoors, avoid the worst of the heat by going early in the morning. If you work outdoors, check out the heat safety tips for workers from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration

  • Stay indoors and, if at all possible, stay in an air-conditioned place. If your home does not have air conditioning, go to the shopping mall or public library–even a few hours spent in air conditioning can help your body stay cooler when you go back into the heat. Call the Manalapan Health Department to see if there are any heat-relief shelters in your area.

  • Electric fans may provide comfort, but when the temperature is in the high 90s, fans will not prevent heat-related illness. Taking a cool shower or bath, or moving to an air-conditioned place is a much better way to cool off.

  • Although any one at any time can suffer from heat-related illness, some people are at greater risk than others. Check regularly on:

  • Infants and young children

  • People aged 65 or older

  • People who have a mental illness

  • Those who are physically ill, especially with heart disease or high blood pressure

If You must be out in the Heat

  • Limit your outdoor activity to morning and evening hours.
  • Cut down on exercise. If you must exercise, drink two to four glasses of cool, nonalcoholic fluids each hour.  A sports beverage can replace the salt and minerals you lose in sweat. Warning: If you are on a low-salt diet, talk with your doctor before drinking a sports beverage. Remember the warning in the first “tip” (above), too.

  • Try to rest often in shady areas.

  • Protect yourself from the sun by wearing a wide-brimmed hat (also keeps you cooler) and sunglasses and by putting on sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher (the most effective products say “broad spectrum” or “UVA/UVB protection” on their labels).

July 23, 2019

Please help to save a life this Summer by donating Blood & Platelets!

Join us at our Blood Drive on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 from 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM at the Manalapan Township Courtroom.

All donors will receive a $5.00 Starbucks gift card and be entered into a raffle to win a $50.00 Wawa card.

Questions about medical eligibility can be addressed by calling the RWJUH Blood Services at 732-235-8100 ext. 248.

Appointments encourgaed and available by emailing at rwjuhdonorclub.org or contacting Lieutenant Kevin Dobbin at 732-446-8395 kdobbin@manalapanpolice.com.

*Bring a a photo ID & be sure to eat and drink prior to donating*

This is sponsored by the Manalapan Township Superior Officers Association!

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July 31, 2019

Please join us and meet our Environmental Commission and Green Team on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 7:00 PM at Manalapan Town Hall.

The Environmental Commission & Green Team will give a presentation on learning about the variety of projects being worked on the community. We will also be hearing from representatives of Sustainable Jersey, The Township's Summer Environmental Defense Fund Fellow and receive info on NJNG residential initiatives & Energy Savings Measures.

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August 06, 2019

On Tuesday, August 6, 2019 from 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM, the Manalapan Police Department will be hosting National Night Out. National Night Out is an annual event that is designed to heighten both crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs and strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships.

National Night Out Manalapan will be held at P.C. Richard & Son, located at 55 U.S. 9, Manalapan Township, NJ 07726 in Manalapan Township. Please come out and join us! 

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August 09, 2019

Please join us on Friday, August 9th for Manalapan Night at the Lakewood Blue Claws game.

See attached flyer for information.  

Bring your family and friends for a fun night out as we celebrate Manalapan at First Energy Stadium in Lakewood.

We hope to see you there!

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August 12, 2019

Manalapan, NJ – The Manalapan-Englishtown Community Alliance to Prevent Alcoholism and Drug Abuse is hosting its Annual Project ZERO Car Show on Monday, August 12, 2019 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Manalapan High School. The event will offer free Ice Cream Sundae’s to the first 500 participants and attendees.  During the event, the Alliance will present a short program and allow the community to come together to remember the people we have lost to addiction.   The Alliance will have information about resources to help those still suffering addiction and other educational and informational resources focused on prevention.  In addition to the free Sundaes, there will be refreshments and additional sundaes on site for purchase.

 

Click here for more information 

Click here for the registration form