January 22, 2024
We were fortunate to be spared the brunt of the snowstorm this past weekend, but, as I have said time and again, we plan for the worst and hope for the best. My thanks to Public Works who are on the roads before, during and after the storm treating and clearing the roadways. Emergencies don’t stop during bad weather and our volunteer Fire and first Aid Squads are always on call as are OEM and CERT. Of course, we thank our Division of Police who protect us 24/7. I also want to thank you, the residents, for removing your vehicles and obstructions from the roadway making the job for those who must be out in dangerous conditions a little safer.
Weather preparations delayed the weekend update. Please review upcoming events, programs and notices below.
Message from the Tax Collector - First quarter property taxes must be received by Monday, February 12th to avoid interest. Note that interest charges on payments made after the grace period are calculated back to the February 1st due date. The Tax Collector’s office will have extended hours on Monday, February 12th from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm. A drop box is located in the vestibule of Town Hall and is available 24/7. All payments left in the drop box by 6:00 pm on February 12th will be credited that day and will not be subject to interest. Read the Tax Collector’s letter HERE.
Property tax information can be found on our website at:
https://www.marlboro-nj.gov/departments/tax-collector or by using the following direct link: https://webportal.municipal-software.com/lookup/marlboro
DPW 2024 Recycling Calendar – The calendar is posted on the Township website and linked HERE. The official calendar, printed on cardstock with a red and green cover and ‘Official Township Calendar’ on the front will soon be mailed to your home.
Curbside Collection – Christmas Tree and bagged leaf collection are now complete. Brush collection begins by zone in February as per the recycling calendar. Please do not place brush curbside more than a week before your scheduled pickup date to ensure that the roads are safe and passable. A reminder that yard debris should be placed on your property, at the curb, not in the street. Details on brush collection will be sent soon.
Please see below for programs and opportunities for all ages:
Summer Camp – Registration opens Monday, February 5 at 7pm for current K-6 grade students. Take this time to ensure you Community Pass is up to date. Check user name and password, double check children’s information, and know the camper’s t-shirt size. Recreation staff members will be on hand to assist the night of registration. FLYER
Winter Rec Programs –Track, Magic, Chess, Art, Athletics and more.
Summer Jobs - Applications now being accepted for camp and swim club. Youth classes programs to begin the end of January and classes for adults 60+ underway. MORE.
Marlboro Community Garden is accepting applications for the 2024 season. Please visit https://marlboro-nj.gov/community-garden . Read the Policies and Rules, scroll down, complete the application and click ‘submit’. The garden manager will contact you with the dates and times of orientation sessions for new participants.
PUBLIC SAFETY – UPDATE
Message from the Office of Chief Pezzullo - As always, lock your car doors, take the key fobs inside, remove garage door openers, lock your house doors/windows and set alarms. Do not leave your keys easily visible/accessible. If you see anything out of place or suspicious call the police at 732-536-0100. For crimes in progress dial 911. To read more about how we, as a community, are working together to keep our homes and families safe: https://www.marlboro-nj.gov/citizen-reporting-initiative
Pet Licensing Portal Open – Licensing your dogs and cats annually is required by state and town regulations. The rabies vaccine must be current at the time of application. On line and mail-in information HERE.
Commuter Parking Renewals: The 2024-2025 commuter parking permit renewal period for Marlboro Township's commuter parking lots is now open. Renewals must be completed on-line via the Township’s SDL Portal, on or before March 31, 2024. Paper applications are no longer accepted. Please find information on the renewal process and the 2024 parking renewal letter here: https://www.marlboro-nj.gov/parking-permit-portal
Manalapan Library Headquarters – The main branch is closed for renovations until May 2024. Item pickup will be available from 10am-4m at the archive entrance off Alexandria Drive at the rear of the building. The Marlboro branch is open and hours and programs, can be viewed at: https://monmouthcountylib.org/library-branches/marlboro/
Hometown Heroes Banner – Marlboro Veterans and Volunteers Committee announces Honor Hometown Hero banners. Heroes can include past and resent Armed Forces personnel and First Responders. FLYER
COVID-19 Ratepayer Measures provide relief to ratepayers experiencing economic hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic. The NJ Department of Community Affairs has developed a low income household water assistance program. Please review the letter from the Marlboro Water Utility HERE.
Have a great week,
Mayor Jon Hornik