Discussion: Changing Hazlet’s Form of Government

Hazlet's Township Committee, 1973.
Hazlet Township’s Committee, 1973, with Mayor Herbert Kupfer presiding.
(Courtesy Hazlet Township 125th Anniversary Journal)

A group of citizens will explore the idea of changing Hazlet’s form of government from its present form of Township Committee, where the mayor is selected for a one-year term by the other four members, to a different form, where the mayor is elected by the citizens for a term of office.

Read more about New Jersey’s forms of local government on the League of Municipalities website.

Their goal is to get this initiative on the ballot for November’s general election, as a referendum.

Organizers say anyone interested in helping is invited to attend a meeting on Jan. 29, 7 p.m. at Brookdale in Hazlet, located at 1 Crown Plaza, off Union Ave.

For questions, call former Township Committeewoman Barbara Ronchetti at 732-492-1590.

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