July 16, 2020
I hope that everyone is doing well and enjoying our beautiful weather.
We had a large turnout for our Township Paper Shredding. The truck was at capacity by noon, but everyone on line was accommodated. Please look for another shredding date in September. I am pleased to announce several programs and events.
- Family Movie Night featuring The Secret Life of Pets 2– The first in our Backyard Movie Series will be held on Tuesday, July 21. This event is free and no reservations are required. Seating will begin at 7:45pm and the movie will start at dusk. Bring chairs/blankets, movie snacks and beverages. Face coverings will be required while not seated. No alcohol, smoking or pets are permitted. FLYER
- The Marlboro Swim Club has opened and members are very happy to have a local safe place to enjoy a summer day. All people on the waiting list have been given the opportunity to join. If you would like to become a member, please register on community pass or email
- Marlboro Recreation, in cooperation with High School coaches, offers Soccer Skills and Drills for those entering 3rd to 8th grades from July 20-24. Questions should be directed to Registration for the program is through Community Pass
- Recreation Adult Fitness Programs – Outdoor classes such as yoga and full-body workout are available. Register through Community Pass or email
- The Marlboro Farmers Market is open this Sunday and every Sunday, rain or shine from 9am to 2pm. Fresh fruits and vegetables in season, breads, baked goods, perogies, cheese, meats, eggs, pickles, guacamole, dog treats, honey, gelato and more. Located on Route 520, just east of Route 79 and across from the Wawa, plenty of parking is on site with handicapped parking at street level. Visit the Facebook page HERE for location and additional information.
- Pleasant Valley Road – The state continues preparation to turn the 411 acres of the State Hospital Property to the County for a park. The current project on PVR is a continuation of that cleanup. While the State project was on-going the Township decided to use the opportunity to address safety concerns on Pleasant Valley Road. Sloped curbing was installed to provide two feet of extra driving surface and provide more stability along this stretch. To widen the roadway more would have required a multi-year process requiring DEP permitting, moving utility poles, and property acquisition. As the state completes their work on this stretch of the roadway, we will work with them to address other safety concerns prior to the full-width resurfacing.
The full 24-hour road closure has been lifted although residents can expect intermittent closures over the next few weeks. We anticipate the resurfacing of Pleasant Valley Road between Conover Road and Mockingbird Lane to occur around mid-October
- Last week, Marlboro Police arrested and charged three people involved in several auto thefts and residential and vehicle burglaries last summer. We are a very safe community, but no one is immune. Please lock your car doors and remove personal belongings from your vehicles. Most importantly, remove the key fob from the vehicle. These vehicles were targeted because they were left unsecured with the key fob inside. Once the vehicles are stolen, they are often used in the commission of other crimes. Please do not let your car be a target for criminals. Take Your Keys. Remove Your Valuables. Lock Your Vehicle. Our thanks to Chief Pezzullo and the Marlboro Detectives involved in the case included Detective Sergeant Jon Gramcko, Detective Edward Ungrady and Detective Michael Pecoraro.
- Donations - Earlier this evening, the Township Council, via resolution, officially and gratefully, accepted donations of PPE from community members, local businesses and groups to assist with the Township’s pandemic response. Four pages of donations totaling more than 50,000 pieces of PPE for our police and first responders. Generous monetary donations were received from The Church at Marlboro, The Chinese American Mobilization Enrichment League and Marlboro Youth Basketball. Please review the donations recorded by our Office of Emergency Management is HERE. On behalf of our Township Council, Town employees and our first Responders, I give our heartfelt thanks and deep appreciation. Our community’s support is always outstanding.
Finally, please note that our area is under an Excessive Heat Watch Sunday afternoon through Tuesday, with the worst effects expected on Monday. These heat index values can cause heat related stress particularly among the at-risk populations. Those especially vulnerable include elderly, children, those with pre-existing conditions, especially those without air conditioning. Stay safe, stay cool and we will update you as needed.
Mayor Jon Hornik