September 30, 2021

Dear Resident,

Since my last Weekend Update, we celebrated the start of the fall season with our 37th annual Marlboro Day.  The weather was perfect and it was great to be back and see friends and neighbors enjoying the vendors, entertainment, rides and food trucks.  Thank you to the recreation team who work all year to make Marlboro Day great.  Please keep an eye out for upcoming fall events including Trunk or Treat and the Halloween parade. 

Our community also came together for a more solemn occasion as we honored and remembered the Marlboro residents and all those lost in the attacks of September 11, twenty years ago. My deep appreciation to the Marlboro Police, Fire and First Aid, CERT, Veterans and Volunteers Committee, Clergy, community leaders and the Township Council.  I want to especially thank Council President Colonel Jeff Cantor who spoke so eloquently about the loss and sadness we feel.  

Marlboro residents come together in times of need and in times of celebration.  That is what makes us a great community. 


Marlboro Township Residents COVID Booster Clinic – In cooperation with the Monmouth County Health Department, Marlboro will hold a walk-in booster vaccine clinic for residents on Wednesday, October 6 from 9am to noon.  Booster shots for Pfizer and Moderna are available as per CDC/state guidelines.  First shots are also available. Please review the attached flyer HERE for more. 

Marlboro Farmers Market –The Marlboro Farmers Market is open every Sunday, rain or shine through October 31.  We are hosting our first holiday market on November 21.  If you are a vendor and wish to submit an application for consideration, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Learn more about the MFM HERE.  

Paper Shredding – Monmouth County will hold a paper shredding event in the Township Municipal parking lot on October 17 from 9am - 1pm or until the truck is filled.  For details, and other county paper shredding dates, click HERE


Brush Collection Begins – As per the email sent last week, brush collection begins by zone. To keep our streets safe for pedestrians and bicyclists and to allow rainwater to flow to the sewers, please not place brush in the street and do not place for collection more than one week prior to your first collection date.  Collection dates and regulations are detailed in the letter sent via email, posted on the website and linked HERE.

Landscaper Registration - All landscapers who do work for hire in Marlboro Township must register with the Township. We ask for your assistance in informing your landscaper.  MORE

Fire Prevention Week – The US Fire Administration and Marlboro Fire Officials ‘Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety’ during Fire Prevention Week October 3 - 9.  Help your family learn the sounds of your alarms by pressing test buttons.  Seconds saves lives. 

Robertsville Volunteer Fire Co. #1 OPEN HOUSE – Saturday, October 9 from 10-noon.  Bring the family and try out the skills to become a firefighter.  FLYER

Pet Licensing - Annual licensing is required for all dogs and cats 6 months and older or within 10 days of acquiring a pet. Pets can be licensed on-line or sent via mail or brought to the Marlboro Township Police.  As per Township Ordinance, there is no late fee prior to May 1, a late fee of $15 is in place May 1 and after a minimum fine of $50 is levied beginning July 1. This does not apply to newly licensed pets.  To register your pet, see the form HERE.    

Commuter Parking – Back to the office? Beginning Friday, October 1, Marlboro Commuter Parking permits are available at reduced rates.  Please CLICK HERE to apply on-line for a parking permit.  Questions can be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 732-536-0200 ext. 1233


Vote by Mail Ballots (VBM) – VBM ballots have been mailed to those who have requested them and did not opt-out.  VBM ballots can be placed in the US Mail, delivered to the Monmouth County Board of Elections or placed in the drop box located in the Marlboro Municipal Parking lot. (or any drop box in Monmouth County HERE).  NOTE: VBM cannot be returned to early in-person or Election Day polling location. October 12 is the deadline to register to vote.  Check your VBM status at Confirm your registration status at

Have a great weekend and I hope to see you at the Marlboro Farmers Market this Sunday. 

Mayor Jon Hornik