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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.   

January 23, 2019

First Quarter taxes are due February 1, 2019.  As per NJSA 54:4-67, the Township of Manalapan permits a 10-day grace period.  Since February 10th falls on the weekend, the grace period will be extended to February 11, 2019. 

Payments received in our office or left in the drop box after 4:00 p.m. on February 11th will accrue interest charges calculated from the original due date of February 1st.

There is a tax payment drop box on the Tax Collector’s office door which is available for one week prior to the due date through February 7, 2019, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  On Fridays, the box will 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. 

The Office will have extended hours on Thursday, February 7th from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

 

Residents can view and/or pay taxes, print a copy of the current tax bill and calculate interest to a future date online at www.mtnj.org.  Please visit the Tax Collector's page and follow the link.

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 22, 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 16, 2019

Please join us as we celebrate Black History Month with a special afternoon of words and music of Civil Rights Era activists co-sponsored by the Manalapan Arts Council and the Court Street School of Freehold. 

Flyer 

February 19, 2019

Manalapan-Englishtown Community Alliance

NEW DATE for the Annual Open House including a Presentation on

“Substance Use and Youth: Trends and Intervention”

The Manalapan-Englishtown Community Alliance to Prevent Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (“Alliance”) has set a new date for the weather-cancelled Open House program originally scheduled for February 12th.  The NEW DATE for the program is TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2019.  The program will be held at the Manalapan High School and will start with refreshments being served at 6:30 pm with the program following at 7:15 pm.

Local, state and national newspapers post daily, stories of drug arrests and responses to overdoses – with both successful and unsuccessful efforts of saving a person.  Additionally there are news stories of State and National efforts to address the over-prescribing of pain medicine.  The news seems endless and the ability for any one person to make a difference seems beyond reach.  Alliance doesn’t want to give into stagnation on this issue.  Instead, the Alliance wants to mobilize a community based effort to fight this scourge and empower the members of the community to be pre-emptive on this issue and employ strategies and efforts to prevent alcohol and drug abuse.

All members of the residential and business communities of Manalapan Township and Englishtown Borough are invited and encouraged to attend the Open House. Parents who want to bring their teenage children are also encouraged to attend to help broach or broaden their in home conversations on drugs and alcohol.  The program will feature a presentation by Crystal Wytenus, Director of Care Management for Bergen’s Promise – a designated care management organization in Bergen County working with youth with serious behavioral health challenges, substance abuse issues and developmental disabilities. Ms. Wytenus will talk about current trends of drug use by youth and various engagement strategies- both in the home and outside of the home. The presentation will cover substances including marijuana, abuse of prescription medications and vaping. 

The program will further introduce participants to the Alliance and its members.  Alliance leaders will present information on current trends and actual levels of drug activity in our communities.   The presentation will also include sharing of strategies to engage children and youth early in life in productive conversations and early intervention actions persons can take in their homes or businesses on how to identify early signs of abuse and how to get help.   There is no cost to attend – and no obligation to do anything but learn.  If, however, you are inspired to want to be a part of the effort to reduce drugs and alcohol abuse in the community, then the Alliance would be happy to have you join the team.

The Manalapan High School is at 20 Church Lane, Manalapan, NJ.

Attendees will leave with a better understanding of the presence of drugs in our neighborhoods, its consequences and our community’s fight to prevent more lives from being damaged or lost due to these drugs. 

For more information, please feel free to call David Richardson, Health Officer, at (732) 446-8345 or health@mtnj.org.

The Manalapan-Englishtown Community Alliance to Prevent Alcoholism and Drug Abuse exists as a catalyst within our community to raise public awareness about alcohol and substance abuse issues.  The Alliance is part of a statewide effort aimed at the prevention of alcohol and drug abuse.  The Alliance is a volunteer board comprised of community residents and representatives.  The Alliance meets monthly, routinely on the third Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm at the Manalapan Senior Center.  For more information about the Alliance please contact David Richardson as noted above.

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.

To become a sponser please click here

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.

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 contact Jack McNaboe, Township Committee Liaison, 732-439-4484 or Ernie DiOrio, MVAAC Chairman, 732-245-5552

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