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Marlboro, NJ 07746
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Hurricane Sandy - Storm Releases and Advisories

February 8, 2013 - "Nor'easter Nemo Update


Storm Sandy/Nor’easter Update # 27
Emergency Storm Brush Pick-Up Update
Wednesday, December 12, 2012


Dear Marlboro Resident,

Public Works has released a status update regarding the on-going storm brush and debris pick-up. 
An additional crew was added and we now have 10 crews working throughout town to remove storm debris. Crews are continuing to work 10 hours a day, 5 days per week and 8 hours on Saturday.  It bears repeating that due to the massive volume, it can take a crew up to 4 hours to clear the debris from in front of a single home. As of today, 50,000 cubic yards of debris have been cleared, the equivalent of a football field stacked over 23.5 feet high. This is an additional 21,700 cubic feet from the update issued a week ago.   
Crews are still working in 5 zones. As a reminder, all the zones will be re-visited when every street has been addressed. Public works continues recycling pick-up on a normal schedule

For questions about brush pickup and Bulk drop-off, please call Public Works at (732) 536­-0188 or email publicworks@marlboro-nj.gov. Your patience is greatly appreciated as we continue the storm clean-up. 

Mayor Jon Hornik


Post-Storm Update #26
December 6, 2012

Public notices have been released to assist with post-storm recovery.  

  • A Senate Budget Committee Public Meeting will be held in Highlands on Sandy Impact, on Tuesday, December 11 at 3:00pm. The public is invited to testify.  More information may be found HERE.   
  • Assistance with Disaster Case Management Services is now available at no cost. More information may be found HERE. 


Storm Sandy/Nor’easter Update # 25
Emergency Storm Brush Pick-Up Update
Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Dear Marlboro Resident,

Public Works has released a status update regarding the on-going storm brush and debris pick-up. 

Marlboro has 9 crews working throughout town to remove storm debris. Crews are working 10 hours a day, 5 days per week and 8 hours on Saturday.  It is important to put in perspective the amount of debris being left curbside.  Due to the massive volume, it can take a crew up to 4 hours to clear the debris from in front of a single home. As of today, 28,300 cubic yards of debris have been cleared, the equivalent of a football field stacked over 13 feet high. 

Crews are currently working in 5 zones. Three zones have had their first pick-up and will be revisited after every street has been addressed.  Storm debris is the first priority, but the crews are picking up as many leaves as possible along with the brush. Once all the brush has been removed they will continue to pick up leaves until the streets are cleared.

As a reminder, public works continues recycling pick-up on a normal schedule.  Further note that storm related Bulk items may be brought to the Township recycle yard at the Municipal Complex without a permit and at no charge through December 8th. The yard is open Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:00am to 1:30pm and Saturdays from 8:00am to 4:00pm. Proof of residency is required and commercial vehicles will not be allowed to enter the recycling area.

For questions about brush pickup and Bulk drop-off, please call Public Works at (732) 536­-0188 or email publicworks@marlboro-nj.gov. This is a huge undertaking and I appreciate your patience as we continue the storm clean-up. 

Mayor Jon Hornik


Storm Sandy/Nor’easter Update # 24
Emergency Storm Brush Pick-Up Update
Tuesday, November 27, 2012


Dear Marlboro Resident,

Public Works has released a status update regarding the on-going storm brush and debris pick-up. 

  • The crews are currently in zones 1,2,4 & 6 and will stay in these zones until all the brush has been picked up. 
  • Pick up in zone 5 will begin in approximately 10 days to 2 weeks.
  • Zones 3,7& 8 have been completed.  Public works will return to these zones as noted below.   

Storm debris is the first priority, but the crews are picking up as many leaves as possible along with the brush. After all zones have been completed, weather permitting, public works will return to each zone and pick up additional brush. Once all the brush has been removed they will continue to pick up leaves until the streets are cleared.

In addition to the public works crews and vehicles, the township has contracted with 4 outside companies to address brush pickup and a 5th to handle chipping and disposal. Thirteen trucks and loaders, in addition to the public works vehicles, are picking up debris.

As a reminder, public works continues the recycling pick-up on a normal schedule.  Further note that storm related Bulk items may be brought to the Township recycle yard at the Municipal Complex without a permit and at no charge through December 8th. The yard is open Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:00am to 1:30pm and Saturdays from 8:00am to 4:00pm. Proof of residency is required and commercial vehicles will not be allowed to enter the recycling area.

For questions about brush pickup and Bulk drop-off, please call Public Works at (732) 536­-0188 or email publicworks@marlboro-nj.gov. Thank you for your continued patience as we work to complete this tremendous task.

Mayor Jon Hornik


Storm Update #23
November 20, 2012


Dear Marlboro Resident,

Many of our friends and neighbors experienced property damage as a result of Hurricane Sandy and the subsequent nor’easter.  In recognition of this fact and in light of the State and Local emergency declarations, the Township wants to assist those affected by waiving the fees for the permits required to complete needed repairs.

Specifically, zoning and building permit fees related to the replacement or restoration of existing permitted structures caused by storm damage during the period October 29 and November 12 will be waived. In order to qualify, residents must submit verifiable proof of an insurance or FEMA claim related to Hurricane Sandy or the nor’easter.  Note that all permits and inspections are still required.  

In addition, the permitting requirements for removal of trees that are dead or damaged as a result of Hurricane Sandy or the nor’easter will be waived through February 1, 2013.

For those residents who have already paid for permits, the proof of claim filed with a copy of the permit taken should be submitted to the appropriate Township department for reimbursement.

I continue to be proud of how this community comes together in the face of difficult circumstances.   I wish my fellow residents well as we all continue to dig out from these storms.

Mayor Jon Hornik


Post-Storm Assistance Update #22 can be Found HERE. Contact information for FEMA and details on two storm assistance events being held tomorrow Thursday, November 15 are detailed in the Update.


Storm Sandy/Nor’easter Update # 21
Marlboro's first Trunk or Treat will be held in the Recreation Parking lot this this Sunday, November 18 from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm. Please see the letter HERE for details. In conjunction with this event, we will be collecting non-perishable food items (no glass please) to be donated to a local food bank.


Storm Sandy/Nor’easter Update # 20
Emergency Storm Brush Pick-Up
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 12:00 pm

Dear Marlboro Resident,

During the week of the hurricane, the Township released a schedule for emergency brush pick-up.  These dates were distributed by email, the town website, signs posted in all the warming/charging centers and recorded on the Township’s outgoing message

As everyone knows, the Township then experienced a nor’easter which brought winds and heavy snowfall to our area, and sidetracked the emergency brush pickup schedule.  The Township has updated the dates for Emergency Brush pick-up:

  • Zones 4, 7, 8 and 3 should be completed by November 16th
  • Zones 1, 5, 6 and 2 will start November 19th  

We ask that everyone please move their brush to the curb as soon as possible.
If time and weather permits, once all zones have been completed we will try to go back to all the zones to insure that all streets are clear of debris.

The Township has retained a private contractor and Marlboro crews are working extra hours to deal with the massive amounts of brush brought about by both of the recent storms.  Please know that we are assigning all available resources to this tremendous task and working as quickly as possible.

Further note that storm related Bulk items may be brought to the Township recycle yard at the Municipal Complex without a permit and at no charge beginning November 5 through December 8th.  The yard is open Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:00am to 1:30pm and Saturdays from 8:00am to 4:00pm.  Proof of residency is required and commercial vehicles will not be allowed to enter the recycling area.  For questions about brush pickup and Bulk drop-off, please call Public Works at (732) 536-0188 or email publicworks@marlboro-nj.gov.

All the emails sent during Hurricane Sandy and the Nor'easter are posted on the Township website at www.marlboro-nj.gov. Please look there for information you may have missed. I know that this has been a very challenging few weeks for us all and I thank you for your patience and understanding.
Mayor Jon Hornik


Saturday, November 10, 2012 – 10:00PM 
Hurricane Sandy/Nor'easter #19

Dear Marlboro Resident,

This morning, I spoke directly with JCP&L and was assured that JCP&L troubleshooters remain in the area to deal with those homes still without electricity. At that time, Marlboro had 600 homes without power and, as of 9:00pm, JCP&L now reports that 136 homes are still without service.  Those homes should be restored tonight or tomorrow. 

We have a list of the streets that remain out and that has been communicated to JCP&L. We are following up on the list both with calls to JCP&L and direct contact with line crews.

I will keep you updated through emails and my Facebook page as we receive definitive information. All the emails sent during Hurricane Sandy and the Nor'easter are posted on the Township website at www.marlboro-nj.gov. Please look there for information you may have missed.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please call the police non-emergency line at (732) 536-0100.  As always, please dial 911 for an emergency. 

Mayor Jon Hornik


Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - Storm Sandy/Nor’easter Update # 18

Dear Marlboro Residents,

As our area is still repairing from Hurricane Sandy, we are now dealing with a Nor’easter.  It seems as if extreme weather conditions have become the norm.  The Township road crews are in the process of salting and sanding the main roads.  I will keep you posted as this storm progresses.

We understand that power remains out in some areas in town. We are also aware that some streets regained power and then lost it.  If this is the case, please contact JCP&L at 1-888-LIGHTSS to report this new outage.

We are communicating directly with JCP&L. I will keep you updated through emails and my Facebook page as we get definitive information.

Mayor Jon Hornik


Tuesday, November 6, 2012 – 7:00PM -Storm Sandy Update #17

Dear Marlboro Resident,

There are still residents in Marlboro without power.  To the residents living in the Dutch Lane/School Road/Buckley Road area of town we have conducted our own inspections throughout the day to confirm that line crews were making the necessary repairs.  We have additionally confirmed with JCP&L that there is no truth to rumors that the area has been “de-prioritized”.  Work crews have told us that some areas will be restored today.  Using Township resources, we continue to do all we can to pressure JCP&L to expedite the work.

For all other areas of town, we have identified those places that still don’t have power including sections of Pleasant Valley, Dutch Lane, Woodcliff and similar pockets such as Kennedy.  We are working to get power restored.

The Charging and Comfort Station at the Marlboro Recreation Center is open 24 hours a day will continue to be open until power is restored to everyone in town. It is heated and cots are available for those who wish to stay overnight. Please bring bedding.
Both the Marlboro K-8 School System and the FRHSD will remain closed for the rest of the week and will re-open on Monday, November 12.  Please note that the Marlboro K-8 schools will operate on a full day schedule the week of the 12th and that parent-teacher conferences are cancelled.  

I will continue to update you by email, reverse emergency phone calls, and via my Facebook page. All the emails sent during this emergency are posted on the Township website. Please look there for information you may have missed.

Mayor Jon Hornik


Monday, November 5, 2012 – 7:00PM -Storm Sandy Update #16

We have been told that JCP&L has energized substations affecting Texas Road, Freneau and Gordons Corner circuits. This should provide power to Marlboro Greens, Millponds, Lloyd and Nolan Road sections, Tennent Road and sections of Pleasant Valley. If power is not restored when a substation is energized, it means there is a distribution problem. JCP&L is aware of outages on Dutch Lane and School Road and continues to work in that area as well as all other areas without power.

The Charging and Comfort Station at the Marlboro Recreation Center is open 24 hours a day and will continue to be open until power is restored to everyone town. It is heated and cots are available for those who wish to stay overnight. Please bring bedding.

Tomorrow is Election Day.  Some polling centers in Marlboro have been changed due to power outages.  You can text your complete address to 877877 and receive a text with your polling place.  NJ registered voters may vote by provisional ballot at any NJ polling location. Information is available on both our town website at www.marlboro-nj.gov as well as the County website at www.visitmonmouth.com.  You may also call the Marlboro Clerk at 732-536-0200 ext. 1805.

I will continue to update you by email, reverse emergency phone calls, and via my Facebook page. All the emails sent during this emergency are posted on the Township website. Please look there for information you may have missed.

Mayor Jon Hornik


Sunday, November 4, 2012 – 7:00PM -Storm Sandy Update #15

Power continues to be restored slowly around town as substations are reenergized.  I anticipate most power will be restored by tonight/tomorrow. There may be residents in some areas that have specific power issues. Please contact me and JCP&L at 1-888-LIGHTSS to address those specific issues.

If you know any seniors or special needs citizens in our community, please be sure to check on them.  It is strongly suggested that at-risk populations seek shelter with those who have heat, or call (732) 536-0100 to obtain transport and shelter through the Township.

If you are in need of oxygen for medical purposes, it is available at the Marlboro First aid Squad located on Wyncrest Road at the corner of Stone Lane.  If you require transportation, please call 732-536-0100.

A Charging and Comfort Station is available at the Marlboro Recreation Center. The charging station will be open from 8:00am to 4:00pm.  The Recreation’s comfort and warming station is open 24 hours.

Both the Marlboro K to 8 schools and the Freehold Regional High School District have announced that they are closed Monday and Tuesday and plan to re-open on Wednesday with full days on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.  They will confirm this schedule on Tuesday afternoon.

Halloween is postponed in Marlboro until all the residents have power.  I will continue to update you by email, reverse emergency phone calls, and via my Facebook page. All the emails sent during this emergency are posted on the Township website. Please look there for information you may have missed.

Mayor Jon Hornik


Storm Sandy Update #14 Saturday, November 3, 2012

JCP&L continues to do line repair work in Marlboro. Power is slowly being restored to our residents. I am hopeful that many of us will have power restored by Sunday. We are in contact with JCP&L and continue to push them.

If a senior needs assistance in getting to the comfort station, please call the non-emergency police line at (732) 536-0100.  Transportation will be arranged. 

A Charging and Comfort Station is available at the Marlboro Recreation Center. The charging station will be open Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 4pm. Due to high demand, only cell phones and medical devices may be charged.

Comfort Station & Movie Night will be held for Marlboro Residents tonight, Saturday, November 3 from 6:30pm to 10pm at both the Recreation Center and the Town Hall in the Courtroom. These comfort stations are heated. Movies will be shown at both locations beginning at 7pm. The Recreation Center will be showing the movie ‘Stolen’ and Town Hall will feature ‘Ice Age – Continental Drift’. Please note that seating and access to the comfort stations is limited.

Please remember that Generators must be placed outside never inside or in the garage, which can result in fire and carbon monoxide poisoning. Place in well-ventilated outdoor location away from house doors and windows. It is wise to have a carbon monoxide alarm present. Allow the generator to cool before re-fueling.

If you have Health and Safety Concerns, please call our police non-emergency line (732) 536-0100. In the case of an emergency, please dial 911.

Assume that all downed power lines are live and dangerous. Please report them to our non-emergency police line at (732) 536-0100.

Water from Marlboro Water Utility and the Gordons Corner Water Company water has been, and continues to be SAFE to drink. Water has not been affected by the storm. For those residents with well-water, a water truck for non-potable water is available at the Vandenberg Road Soccer Complex. Please bring your own containers to transport the water.

I will continue to update you by email, reverse 911, and via my Facebook page.

Mayor Jon Hornik


November 2, 2012 - 5:30PM -Storm Sandy Update #13

  • JCP&L is presently working on Route 520 on Marlboro and on Robertsville Road. I have spoken to the supervisors in both areas. We have provided police assistance to expedite their work. I am hopeful that many of us will have power restored by Saturday night or early Sunday. Some residents have had power restored in the last half hour.

  • A Charging Station is available at the Marlboro recreation Center. The charging station will be open tonight, Friday, until 6:00pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 4pm. Due to high demand, only cell phones and medical devices may be charged.

  • Comfort Station & Movie Night will be held for Marlboro Residents on Saturday, November 3 from 6:30pm to 10pm at both the Recreation Center and the Town Hall in the Courtroom. These comfort stations are heated.

    Movies will be shown at both locations beginning at 7pm. The Recreation Center will be showing the movie ‘Stolen’ and Town Hall will feature ‘Ice Age – Continental Drift’.

    Please note that seating and access to the comfort stations is limited.

  • SAFETY REMINDER – GENERATORS MUST BE PLACED OUTSIDE, never inside or in the garage which can result in fire and carbon monoxide poisoning. Place in well-ventilated outdoor location away from house doors and windows. It is wise to have a carbon monoxide alarm present. Allow the generator to cool before re-fueling.

  • If you have Health and Safety Concerns, please call our police non-emergency line (732) 536-0100. In the case of a health or safety emergency, please dial 911.

  • Assume that all downed power lines are live and dangerous. Please report them to our non-emergency police line at (732) 536-0100.

  • Water from Marlboro Water Utility and the Gordons Corner Water Company water has been, and continues to be SAFE to drink. Water has not been affected by the storm.

    For those residents with well-water, a water truck for non-potable water is available at the Vandenberg Road Soccer Complex. Please bring your own containers to transport the water.

    I will continue to update you by email, reverse 911, and via my Facebook page.

    Mayor Jon Hornik


November 1, 2012 - 4:15PM - This is a message from the Marlboro K-8 School District.

Our schools are closed tomorrow, Friday, November 2. We will be monitoring the situation regarding power and transportation closely over the weekend.
 
The NJEA has cancelled its November 8 and 9 convention so it is now possible that we will run a full day schedule of classes every day next week except for Tuesday, November 6th, which will be a one session day due to it being Election Day. Staff professional development activities scheduled for November 6 have been cancelled.

All schedule changes planned for next week for Marlboro are dependent on having power in our schools. You will receive another phone call on Sunday evening, November 4, with more information.

We know many of our families have been severely impacted by the storm. Our best wishes to you and your families during this difficult time.


November 1, 2012 - 2:50PM - Storm Sandy Update #12

Comfort stations will be opening tonight for Marlboro residents from 7PM to 10PM at both the Recreation Center and Town Hall in the Courtroom. These comfort stations are heated. Limited snacks, hot chocolate and coffee will be available. Supplies and access to the comfort stations are limited.

We will be showing movies at both locations beginning at 7:15PM.

The movie showing at Town Hall will be Madagascar 3 and the Recreation Center will be showing The Avengers.

Mayor Jon Hornik


November 1, 12:55PM - Marlboro Water Utility and Gordons Corner Water have confirmed that the water is, and has been, SAFE to drink.
It has not been affected by the storm.

For residents with well-water, non potable water is available at the Vanderburg Soccer Complex. Please bring your own containers.

Please note that the Marlboro Township Council meeting originally scheduled for November 1,2012 has been postponed to Monday, November 19, 2012 at 7:00 PM.


Storm Sandy Update #11 - November 1, 2012 - 10:42 AM

The County’s mandatory curfew remains in effect between 7:00pm and 7:00am until further notice.

At present, most of our town remains without power. JCP&L is to report to me by close of business today with a time-frame for full power restoration. JCP&L has made restoring power power to the Route 9 corridor a Priority to accommodate those in need of gas, food and other supplies. I anticipate that the corridor will be up by tomorrow, but maybe open as early as this evening.

Currently JCP&L anticipates 7-10 days before power can be fully restored. As a reminder, assume that all downed power lines are live and dangerous. Please report them to our non-emergency police line at 732-536-0100.

Town charging stations are operational from 9:30am to 6:30pm. They are located at the Marlboro Recreation Center, Robertsville Fire Station on Route 520, Morganville Independent Fire Station on Route 79, the Board of Ed. and the Court room at the Municipal complex. Cell phone and medical devices may be charged at all locations. Other electronic devices (iPads, laptops, etc) may only be charged at the Rec Center.

For those residents with well-water, a water truck for non-potable water is available at the Vandenberg Road Soccer Complex. Please bring your own containers to transport the water.

Marlboro Water Utility and the Gordons Corner Water Company water is, and continues to be SAFE to drink. They have not been affected by the storm.

I will continue to update you by email, reverse 911, and via my Facebook page.

Mayor Jon Hornik

 


Hurricane Sandy Update #10 - October 31, 2012 - 12:00PM

Dear Marlboro Resident,

The restriction on driving has been lifted however we ask that you limit travel as crews remove debris from the street.

If you need to report a roadway blockage, please contact the police department non-emergency number at (732) 536-0100. For emergencies, please dial 9-1-1.

The County has issued a mandatory curfew between 7PM and 7AM until further notice. Halloween Trick or Treating  has been postponed  and will be scheduled in November when power is restored.

At present,most of our town remains without power. JCP&L is to report to me by Thursday,November 1 with repairs to begin shortly after. JCP&L anticipates 7 to 10 days before power can be restored. As a reminder, please stay away from all downed power lines.

For those residents with well water, a water truck with non-potable water is available at the Vanderburg soccer complex. The water is for sanitary purposes only. Please bring you own container.

A cell phone charging station has been added at the Recreation Center in addition to the charging stations available at the Robertsville Fire Station on Route 520, Morganville Independent Fire Station on  Route 79 and the Police Department at the Municipal Complex.

Due to the large number of people, charging is limited to cell phones and medical devices.  If you have medication that needs refrigeration, please bring it to the Police Department.

I will continue to keep you updated as additional information becomes available.
Mayor Jon Hornik


Hurricane Sandy Preparedness Update - October 30, 2012 - 1:25PM

To all Marlboro Water Utility and Gordons Corner Water Customers:
Pleased be advised that the water supply has been and remains safe to
drink.  Water service has not been affected by the storm.

Hurricane Sandy Preparedness Update #9 - October 30, 2012 - 12:00PM

Hurricane Sandy update #9

Dear Marlboro Resident,

A State of Emergency is still in effect in New Jersey and Marlboro Township. Travel restrictions are in place and will be until further notice as Police and Public Works Department assess and remove trees and debris from our streets. To report a public street blockage or dangerous situation at your home or in the street, please contact our police department non-emergency line at (732) 563-0100. We remind you that 9-1-1 is only to be used in case of a true emergency.

At this time our entire town is without power. If you have not done so please report your power outage to JCP&L at 888-lightss (1-888-544-4877). It is important to report your outage as JCP&L plans their repairs based upon the outage reports. We have been in touch with  JCP&L throughout the storm. JCP&P will be assessing to our electrical infrastructure and will report back to my office.

As always, JCP&L reminds us to assume that downed power lines are live and dangerous. Never attempt to move them. If a line is down immediately call  888-lightss or our Police Department at (732) 563-0100.

For those residents with well-water, a water truck for non-potable water is available at the Vanderburg Road Soccer Complex. This water is for sanitary purpose only and is not drinkable. Please bring your own containers to transport the water.

Charging stations for electrical devises will be available at the following locations: Robertsville Fire Station on Rt. 520, Morganville Independent Fire Station on Rt. 79, and the Police Department at the Municipal Complex.

All residents are encouraged to stay home until our OEM makes a determination that our roads are safe to travel. We will continue to keep you updated as information becomes available.


October 29, 2012 - 7:00AM

Dear Marlboro resident,

Current weather forecasts indicate that Hurricane Sandy will turn westward towards New Jersey and conditions are expected to deteriorate throughout the day.  By this time, your storm preparations should be in place. A State of Emergency has been declared in the State of New Jersey by Governor Christie and locally by me and the Marlboro Township Office of Emergency Management.

Travel restrictions will be in place by mid afternoon Monday October 29th. Only essential personnel will be permitted upon public roadways after the restrictions take effect. Please monitor news outlets for current news releases affecting this region. Local information may be accessed on the municipal website  www.marlboro-nj.gov  and the police websitewww.marlboropd.org

We remind you that 9-1-1 is to be used only in cases of a true emergency.  For non-emergency assistance, please call the police department at (732) 536-0100.

As a reminder, in the event of a power outage, please report it to JCP&L at 888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877.)  If you have internet access, you may report an outage through JCP&L's 24/7 Power Center by clicking here or download their smart phone app. For ease of reporting, please take a moment to write this number in a convenient location or save in your cell phone along with other emergency numbers. 

As always, JCP&L reminds us to stand clear of dangerous conditions. If a wire is down, immediately call 888-LIGHTSS or our police department at (732) 536-0100.

We will continue to keep you updated. Please visit the town website at www.marlboro-nj.gov for my prior email alerts and a link to JCP&L’s storm and reporting center.

Mayor Jon Hornik

Hurricane Sandy Preparedness Update #6 - October 28, 2012 - 6:00PM

Dear Marlboro resident,

Marlboro’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has again met this morning to continue to prepare in advance of the storm. All Departments, including police, fire, EMS, public works and the water utility are working around the clock in preparation for Hurricane Sandy. 

While back up systems are in place to ensure that water services remain uninterrupted during the storm, the Red Cross advises that all residents take extra precaution and have bottled water available. Please see my earlier updates (available on the Town website) for links to the Red Cross Hurricane Preparedness Guides.

For those residents with well-water, it is strongly suggested that you fill a bathtub with water.  The Township will have a water truck for non-potable water at the Vanderburg Road Soccer Complex.  This water is available for sanitary purposes only and is not drinkable. Please bring your own containers to transport the water.

A reminder that in the event of extended power outages due to the storm, charging stations for electronic devices will be available at the following locations: Robertsville Fire Station on Rt. 520, Morganville Independent Fire Station Rt. 79, and the Police Department at Municipal Complex.

The Police urge residents not to travel the roads for any non-emergency reason during the height of the storm.  The non-potable water and the charging stations, if needed, will be available after the worst of the storm has passed.  For non-emergency services, please call the police at (732) 536-0100. In the case of an emergency, dial 9-1-1.

For prior email alerts and a link to JCP&L’s storm center visit the town website at www.marlboro-nj.gov. The JCP&L reporting center may also be accessed by clicking here.

Mayor Jon Hornik

Marlboro Declared a State of Emergency - 10/28/12 - 5:00PM
In preparation for Hurricane Sandy, I have declared a State of Emergency for the entire Township of Marlboro.  This declaration allows us to take action quickly should conditions warrant and underscores the seriousness of this storm. Please review my prior correspondence, available on the Town Website at www.marlboro-nj.gov, on how to prepare your family.  A copy of the Declaration may be read HERE

Mayor Jon Hornik


UPDATE #5 - 10/28/12 - 7:00AM

Marlboro’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is meeting this morning (Sunday) to continue to prepare in advance of the storm.

Storm Alerts have been posted on Channel 77 and may also be viewed here on the town website.

A reminder that in the event of extended power outages due to the storm, charging stations for electronic devices will be available at the following locations: Robertsville Fire Station on Rt. 520, Morganville Independent Fire Station Rt. 79, and the Police Department at Municipal Complex.

If you have missed my prior email alerts, they may be found on the Township website at www.marlboro-nj.gov. I will continue to update you as information becomes available.  

Mayor Jon Hornik

UPDATE #4 - 10/27/12 - 6:00PM
This morning I met with Marlboro’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) to continue preparations in advance of the storm’s arrival.

The Township’s Department of Public Works crews have prepared emergency signage, tested generators, fueled up vehicles, oiled and sharpened chain saws and tree trimming equipment, and yes, even got the snow plow and de-icing equipment ready to mobilize.

To the extent possible, Township storm response resources are being coordinated and will be activated as the storm arrives.

In the event of extended power outages due to the storm, charging stations for electronic devices will be available at the following locations: Robertsville Fire Station on Rt. 520, Morganville Independent Fire Station Rt. 79, and the Police Department at Municipal Complex.

For those who have generators, please review the safety information here.

JCP&L has issued a press release regarding their storm preparations which can be read here. https://www.firstenergycorp.com/content/fecorp/newsroom/news_releases/firstenergy-utilities-mobilizing-resources-in-advance-of-hurrica.html

If you are on the JCP&L ‘Critical List’ and have not received a call from them in the last 48 hours regarding your life support equipment, they ask that you please call 888-544-4877. 

This morning Governor Christie declared a State of Emergency. The Township will continue to closely monitor the weather situation throughout the weekend and I will update you as more information becomes available.

Mayor Jon Hornik


UPDATE #3 - 10/27/12 - 1:50AM
The Township is continuing to closely monitor the weather situation, and Marlboro's Office of Emergency Management (OEM) will be working throughout the weekend to ensure we are prepared to the extent possible. My administration has met with JCP&L and maintains contact with Marlboro’s community representative on a regular basis.

We again remind you to take this time to review your emergency plan with your family. Following are three links to the Red Cross Hurricane and Disaster preparedness (Hurricane Safety Checklist, Hurricane Safety Family Disaster Plan, and Hurricane Safety Food and Water). Now is the time to begin to prepare to keep your family safe. The following are some of the steps you should take to prepare:

  1. REGISTER FOR EMERGENCY EMAIL AND SWIFT 911 PHONE ALERTS
  2. Bring in any outdoor item that can be picked up by the wind (lawn furniture, flower pots, bicycles, etc.)
  3. Have extra cash on hand
  4. Fill your car’s gas tank
  5. Check and restock/replace your disaster supplies such as batteries, a 3-day supply of water, non-perishable food, and a first aid kit.
  6. Baby supplies (food, formula, diapers)
  7. Medications (a 7-day supply) and medical items (hearing aids with batteries, glasses, contact lenses, cane, etc.)
  8. Make note of important contact numbers both personal and for emergency services.  Include JCP&L at 888-LIGHTSS on the list.

I will continue to update you as more information becomes available.

Mayor Jon Hornik


UPDATE #2 - 10/26/12 - 3:30PM
The Township will continue to closely monitor the weather situation throughout the weekend as forecasters track Hurricane Sandy. Marlboro's Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has been activated in anticipation of this weather event. In addition, I have directed our Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) to begin preparations. LEPC is made up of representatives from my Administration, the Police Department, fire, first aid, and public works. Today, my administration met with representatives from JCP&L to discuss storm readiness.

We again remind you and your family to take this time to review your emergency plan and visit the NJ Office of Emergency Management's website at http://www.state.nj.us/njoem/plan/kit-plan.html for details on emergency preparedness.

As a reminder, in the event of a power outage, please report it to JCP&L. If you have internet access, you may report an outage through JCP&L's 24/7 Power Center at https://www.firstenergycorp.com/outages_help/current_outages_maps.html. If you do not have access to the internet during a power outage, please call 888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877). For ease of reporting, please take a moment to write this number in a convenient location or save in your cell phone.

As always, JCP&L reminds us to stand clear of dangerous conditions. If a wire is down, immediately call 888-LIGHTSS or our police department at (732) 536-0100.

I will continue to update you as more information becomes available.

Mayor Jon Hornik


UPDATE #1 - 10/25/12
The Township is closely monitoring the weather situation as forecasters track Hurricane Sandy.  We want to remind you and your family to take this time to review your emergency plan.   Please visit the NJ Office of Emergency Management’s (OEM) website at http://www.state.nj.us/njoem/plan/kit-plan.html to help you be prepared in the event we are impacted by this storm.

I will continue to update you as more information becomes available.

Mayor Jon Hornik