NEWS & EVENTS

Monthly Calendar

July 31, 2017

Celebrating a Milestone Birthday or Anniversary?
 
Mayor Susan Cohen and the Township Committee want to extend birthday and anniversary wishes to Manalapan Township residents age 80 and older, who have reached a milestone birthday or to those celebrating their 50th or more Wedding Anniversaries through a new milestone greeting card program! 

A card from the Mayor & Township Committee will be sent to Manalapan residents in honor of an 80th, 85th, 90th, 95th or 100th birthday or 50th, 55th, 60th, 65th or 70th Wedding Anniversaries.

Please provide us with the names, address and birth date or anniversary date of the individual or individuals to be honored at 732-446-8307 or Mayor@mtnj.org.

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December 15, 2017

Customers Are Urged to be Aware that Weather Fluctuations Can Affect Plumbing 

SUEZ is urging its customers to be aware that the seasonal freezing, as well as possible extreme temperature fluctuations, can cause water lines in homes, businesses and underground infrastructures to become damaged, resulting in cracked pipes. 

“Our crews frequently respond to fractured pipes during extreme weather events,” said Jim Mastrokalos, Director of Operations. “It’s very important that all of our residents recognize that even the slightest changes in temperatures or the bitter cold can cause ruptures.”  

SUEZ emergency crews are always ready and available in the event of emergencies throughout the service area. However, customers are responsible for plumbing on their properties. Customers can work to prevent such fractures in their homes and businesses by taking precautionary measures. SUEZ suggests running cold water from the tap periodically, as a bit of water flowing through from time to time will help safeguard lines.  Opening kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to gradually allow warmer air to circulate around plumbing is also helpful. 

Mastrokalos also said that because water expands as it freezes, it potentially prevents water from flowing properly, resulting in cracks to water lines. He added that if residents notice water leaks on their premises or in streets they should immediately contact the company’s customer service toll-free number at 1-877-565-1456. 

Household plumbing, water meters and pipes located on household walls, basements or crawl spaces can also be affected, leading to costly repairs. To prevent pipes subject to cold or freezing from cracking or breaking, wrap them in commercial insulation or heat tape available at local hardware stores. 

If a vacation is being planned during the winter months, it is important to set the thermostat to at least a minimal heat setting in homes and businesses to help protect pipes during temperature changeability. 

If residents are uncertain about their home pipelines or plumbing system’s endurance during the cold months or in the course of weather fluctuations, contacting a certified plumbing contractor can help safeguard homes and prevent unwelcome bursting pipes and water damage. 

December 27, 2017

The Manalapan-Englishtown Community Alliance to Prevent Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (the Alliance) is offering to make presentations in our communities concerning drugs and alcohol. Our effort is to inform, educate and ultimately, help prevent substance abuse and addiction, that has affected our country, our state and our community. The Alliance will share information on current knowledge and trends of drug use and alcohol misuse in our community, share personal stories in an effort to help others avoid the same consequences and discuss ways to spot early use of drugs or alcohol and how to access help.   

We are offering this presentation to any group of persons in Manalapan or Englishtown, whether a neighborhood, a homeowner community, an individual business or business group, a sports association or individual team or any faith-based, parent-based, youth-based or school-based organization. We can host or we can come to you. 

For more information on these programs or to schedule a presentation please contact the Health Department at 732-446-8345 or health@mtnj.org.  Thank you.

December 29, 2017

Space heaters can provide extra comfort during the winter season. Following are some basic tips* that will help ensure their safe use.

Do's:

  • For heating purposes, use only equipment that is made for home heating.  Use all types of heaters carefully and follow all directions for safe use. 
  • Use a space heater that has been tested to the latest safety standards and has been certified by a nationally recognized testing laboratory. These heaters have the most up-to-date safety features. Older space heaters may not meet newer safety standards. Always follow the manufacturer’s directions for proper use.

  • Place the heater on a level, hard, nonflammable surface, such as a ceramic tile floor.

  • Keep the heater at least three feet away from bedding, drapes, furniture, and other flammable materials.

  • Keep children and pets away from space heaters.

  • Turn the heater off if you leave the area.

Don'ts:

  • Never leave a space heater on when you go to sleep.
  • Don’t place a space heater close to any sleeping person.

  • Never use gasoline in a kerosene space heater, as even small amounts of gasoline mixed with kerosene can increase the risk of fire.

  • Don’t use portable propane space heaters indoors or in any confined space unless they are specifically designed for indoor use.

  • Never use your oven, grill or clothes dryer to heat your home.  This could cause a fire or dangerous carbon monoxide gas.

Portable heaters and burning candles that are left unattended, especially around children and pets, can create a fire hazard.  In addition, gasoline- or diesel-powered generators and appliances can produce deadly levels of carbon monoxide and should never be operated inside the home or garage.

Also, be sure to place smoke alarms on every level of your home, outside of sleeping areas and inside each bedroom.  Guard against carbon monoxide (CO) poisonings as well by installing carbon monoxide alarms in your home.  Make sure that your batteries in all alarms are fresh and working.

Using extension cords to bring electricity into a location where electric service was shut off may create a fire hazard.  If this situation is detected, the Local Codes Enforcement Officer will be notified.

*This includes information from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

January 03, 2018

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE

Please be advised the following applicants that noticed to be heard January 4, 2018 before the Zoning Board of Adjustment will be heard at THE NEXT SCHEDULED MEETING WHICH WILL BE HELD ON January 18, 2018 AT 7:30 PM

Application No.  ZBE1735

Application No.  ZBE1748

Should you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact the Zoning Board office at (732)-446-8350

January 16, 2018

The Manalapan MRC-CERT will begin a new 20 hour training program starting on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 7:00 pm in this room in Manalapan Town Hall.  Training will continue once per week on different weeknights into April. Participants will learn about basic emergency preparedness for themselves and their families and participants will also learn how they can become part of the MRC-CERT team and help the community in various emergency situations.  Registration in advance is requested.  Please register by calling the Health Department at 732-446-8345 or by emailing health@mtnj.org.

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January 17, 2018

PRESS RELEASE

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment

 

(Manalapan / Monmouth, NJ)  A team of assessors from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) will arrive on Monday, 01/22/18 to examine all aspects of the Manalapan Police Department policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services Chief Michael Fountain announced today.

 

            “Verification by the team that the Manalapan Police Department meets the Commission’s “best practice” standards is part of a voluntary process to achieve accreditation, a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence”, Chief Michael Fountain said.

 

As part of this final on-site assessment, employees and members of the general public are invited to provide comments to the assessment team. They may do so by telephone or email.  The public may call (908) 216-6598 on 01/22/18 between the hours of 11:00am – 12:00pm  Email comments can be sent to Captain Edward Niesz, Accreditation Manager, at eniesz@manalapanpolice.org

 

Telephone comments are limited to 5 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with the NJSACOP standards.  A copy of the standards is available for inspection at the Manalapan Police Department located at 120 Rt. 522, Manalapan, NJ 07726.  Please contact Captain Edward Niesz at (732) 446-8393 to arrange for inspection.

 

Anyone wishing to offer written comments about the Manalapan Police Department ability to comply with the standards for accreditation is requested to email the Accreditation Program manager at hdelgado@njsacop.org or write the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission at 751 Route 73 North, Suite 12 Marlton, N.J. 08053.

 

 

 

The Manalapan Police Department must comply with 105 standards in order to achieve accredited status.  Chief Michael Fountain indicated, “Accreditation results in greater accountability within the agency, reduced risk and liability exposure, stronger defense against civil lawsuits, increased community advocacy, and more confidence in the agency’s ability to operate efficiently and respond to community needs.” 

 

The Accreditation Program Manager for the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police is Mr. Harry J Delgado, Ed.S.  “The assessment team is composed of law enforcement practitioners from similar New Jersey law enforcement agencies.  The assessors will review written materials, interview agency members, and visit offices and other places where compliance with the standards can be observed.  Once the Commission’s assessors complete their review of the agency, they will report to the full Commission, which will then decide if the agency is to be granted accredited status”, Harry J Delgado stated. 

 

Accreditation is valid for a three-year period during which time the agency must submit annual reports attesting to their continued compliance with those standards under which it was initially accredited.

 

The New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police through its New Jersey Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission is the legitimate authority and accreditation agency in the state of New Jersey. For more information regarding the Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission please write the Commission at New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission at 751 Route 73 North, Suite 12 Marlton, N.J. 08053 or email hdelgado@njsacop.org

 

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Media Contact

 

Captain Edward Niesz, (732) 446-8393