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Rutgers Coaches Course 5 :30 –9 :30 pm
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Zoning Board 7 :30 –8 pm
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Environmental Commission 7 :30 –8 pm
Shade Tree 7 :30 –8 pm
Community Alliance 7 –8 :30 pm
Planning Board 7 :30 –8 pm
Rec Advisory Board 7 :30 –8 pm
Fire Prevention 8 –8 :30 pm
Zoning Board 7 :30 –8 pm
Veterans Affairs 5 :30 –6 pm
Economic Development 7 :30 –8 pm
Transportation Committee 7 :30 –8 pm
Board of Health 8 –10 pm
MAC 7 –7 :30 pm
Planning Board 7 :30 –8 pm
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January 01, 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 info@mtnj.org with any questions you may have!

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 01, 2019

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT YEARLY COMMUTER PARKING RENEWALS WERE MAILED OUT ON JANUARY 25, 2019

THE DEADLINE FOR THESE RENEWALS IS MARCH 30, 2019

Town Hall is closed on Saturday, March 30, 2019. Applications can be hand delivered up until Friday, March 29, 2019 at 4:30PM; otherwise all envelopes must be post marked no later than Saturday, March 30th.

NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE

IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE YOUR RENEWAL, PLEASE CONTACT THE MUNICIPAL CLERK’S OFFICE AT 732-446-8316.

 

DAILY COMMUTER PARKING PERMITS

(Yellow & White Hangtag)

OCTOBER 1ST EXPIRATION DATE

THERE ARE NO RENEWAL APPLICATIONS FOR SAME

 

February 04, 2019

The Manalapan-Englishtown Community Alliance is pleased to announce its first High School Video Contest – “Substance Abuse-Prevention and Persuasion”.  This event will raise awareness with its primary goal being to prevent substance abuse by engaging youth and challenging them to create video messages with a preventive and/or persuasive message.

The contest is now open and will run through March 31, 2019. All high school students from Manalapan or Englishtown or students from other towns that attend Manalapan High School, are invited to participate in a video project contest. Videos need to communicate a message that informs, educates or in principle, dissuades fellow youth from using drugs or alcohol or vaping.

“Today’s youth culture is so tied into the various forms of social media, in particular, recording and viewing videos.”  Said David Richardson, Manalapan Township Health Officer.  “We are hoping to capitalize on this trend and empower our High School students to be communicators of our mission.”

“The Community Alliance exists for a variety of reasons, and our members are engaged because of different interests and experiences”, stated Bob Scarpa, Chairman of the Alliance.  “But we all share a passion to be as active as possible in our youth’s lives with the message of preventing abuse and addiction to drugs, alcohol and vaping.”

The Judging Committee will consist of members of the Manalapan-Englishtown Community Alliance to Prevent Drug and Alcoholism and guest judges. The judges will evaluate the entries on the following three criteria: 1) Clear and Compelling Message, 2) Memorable Content and Delivery, and 3) Originality. Winners will be selected and will be notified during the first week of May 2019. The first place winner will receive $250.00 and the two (2) runner-ups will win $100.00 each.

All contestants must fill out an online entry form. All entries may be submitted via attachment to an email to projectzero@mtnj.org or via deliver of a flash drive to the Manalapan Health Department by March 31, 2019. Attachments files should be either Youtube, Vimeo or Google Drive.

Videos must be no longer than 90 seconds in total length from opening credits to black screen. For more information on the Official Rules, please visit the Manalapan Township website or contact the Manalapan Health Department at projectzero@mtnj.org. By participating in the contest, each contestant (and his/her parent or legal guardian) unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by the Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which will be final and binding.

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.  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.   For more information on the Alliance or Project ZERO or to become part of the Alliance please contact the Manalapan Health Department at 732-446-8345 or projectZERO@mtnj.org

The contest flyer, full contest rules and parental and actor consent forms are all available for downloading.

Attached are 3 documents:

    Contest Rules
    Parental Consent Form
    Actor Consent Form

Please contact the Health Department if you have any questions.

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 photocontest@mtnj.org (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 – www.mtnj.org – 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 11, 2019

Mayor Susan Cohen Announces Scholarship Opportunity

Future Municipal Leaders Scholarship Contest Open to High School Juniors and Seniors in Manalapan Township

High School Juniors and Seniors who live in Manalapan are invited to submit essays about their local government for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship in the 2019 Louis Bay 2nd Future Municipal Leaders Scholarship Competition.

The scholarship is offered through a joint venture between local mayors and the New Jersey League of Municipalities. The contest is open to any High School Junior or Senior who lives in Manalapan. Each student must write an approximately 500-word essay on the theme, "What My Municipal Government Does Best." The essay should be based on the student's perceptions and experiences with the Manalapan local government. The essay should consider the public contributions of the Mayor and Township Committee.

Mayor Susan Cohen said "I hope that many of our students will take full advantage of the annual Louis Bay 2nd Future Municipal Leaders Scholarship Competition, not only to gain a better understanding of public service through local government, but to also enjoy the opportunity of earning a $1,000 scholarship,"

All essays must be received by March 22, 2019. Manalapan will select one essay to forward to the League of Municipalities in Trenton as a semi-finalist. The League of Municipalities will then choose fifteen finalists and three scholarship winners. Winning essays will be featured in the New Jersey Municipalities magazine. Scholarship Participants will be recognized at a future Township Committee Meeting.

Mayors Scholarship Contest

Mayor Susan Cohen
120 Route 522
Manalapan, NJ 07726

Mayor@mtnj.org

Rules

Application 


 

 










 

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 projectZERO@mtnj.org or visit the Manalapan Township website – www.mtnj.org – and download a registration form.  All fees must be paid with a check or cash or online at https://register.communitypass.net/manalapan.

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 projectZERO@mtnj.org.

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 07, 2019

County Bridge Repair Project - MN-32 - Freehold Englishtown Road

On Monday March 11th, the County is planning to begin a bridge repair project to MN-32, which is on Freehold Englishtown Road / Route 522 between Wemrock Road and Tennent Road/ Main St. 

Traffic will be limited to one lane, and temporary traffic signals will be installed to allow for alternating traffic in each direction. There is not expected to be any full closure of the road, unless required by the police for a couple of minutes during setup, relocation or breakdown of the barriers, temporary signals or other safety measures. 

The project duration should be no more than 2 weeks. Please drive safely and obey all posted signs and traffic control during this County Road Project.  Thank you

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 24, 2019

On Sunday, March 24, 2019, the Manalapan Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee is hosting a Lionel train show at the Manalapan Community Center, located at 114 Route 33 West, Manalapan, right after the Peking Pavilion. 

ALL ARE WELCOME

Bring your children to enjoy the interesting displays!

**Donations collected at the door will help veterans in our community**

To learn more about our Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee visit our website:
http://www.manalapanveterans.com/

For more information, please email info@mtnj.org 

Flyer 

 

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.