September 2, 2022

Weekend Update – Labor Day Edition

Dear Resident,

The official end of summer is here, school will begin next week and Township fall activities are soon to be underway.  Town Hall offices and the Recycling Center are closed Monday, September 5 in observance of Labor Day. The police are open 24/7 and can be reached at 732-536-0100.  Emergencies dial 911. 

The Marlboro Farmers Market is open this Sunday, September 4 from 9am to 1pm.  A great stop before the pool or beach, to stock up on local produce, breads, desserts, pickles, cheese, and all your BBQ needs.  Learn more on the website and social media pages. 


Teen Advisory Committee (TAC) – September 8 at 7:30 Do you have a child age 13 to 18 that wants to give back, ‘Do Good’ and get community service hours? Talk with them about joining the Teen Advisory Committee.  Register for TAC HERE and come to the first meeting of the school year on September 8 at 7:30pm in the Town Hall courtroom.  Click HERE to learn more.  

Patriot Day Ceremony - All residents are invited to join local dignitaries, clergy, first responders and town leaders as we honor Marlboro residents lost in the tragedy of September 11. The wreath laying ceremony will begin at 8:30am on Sunday, September 11 at our September 11 Memorial located off Wyncrest Road and accessible from the Recreation Center Parking lot.  Music provided by the Marlboro High School band and chorus, led by Conductor Pat Dalton.  Please see the invitation HERE.  

Marlboro Day - Save September 18 for our largest town festival filled with vendors, rides, music, food and more. Open from noon to 5pm, this event is attended by thousands and is the official kick off to the fall season. If you wish to be a sponsor or vendor, send an email to

For upcoming programs, events and fall sports check out the Recreation Program Guide HERE


Domestic Violence Response Volunteers (DVRT) – The Marlboro Police Department is seeking volunteers to serve on the DVRT.  Training begins later this fall.  In affiliation with 180 Turning Lives Around (180), and with the assistance of the response team volunteers, the Marlboro Police Department continues to make this free, 24/7 confidential service available to victims of domestic violence in the aftermath of a highly emotional and traumatic experience. 180’s volunteer DVRT Advocates are civilian members of the community who work collaboratively with law enforcement to provide support, information, and resources to victims of domestic violence at police headquarters. Learn more HERE.  

Economic Development Committee (EDC) - The EDC supports local businesses through events, Shop Marlboro program and ribbon cuttings. Time commitment is 2-3 hours a month. The Marlboro EDC is looking for volunteers who have some or all of the following specialized skills: strong written and verbal communication skills, Social Media expertise, Graphic Design, Commitment to attend evening team meetings approx. every three weeks and participate in key initiatives (mostly weekends, such as New Business Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies, Marlboro Day, etc.) Want to learn more? Complete the CSA form HERE.  

First Aid Squads Need You! Give back to your community and learn invaluable life skills.   Marlboro and Morganville First Aid Squads offer free EMT certification and driver training to recruits, and active membership also qualifies volunteers for discounts on various Township fees and memberships and an annual contribution towards an individual retirement-type program.  Want to learn more? Check out the FLYER HERE.  


Take the Safety Pledge – As we head back to school and activities, it is important to make sure that we have taken the steps to keep our homes and belongings safe. If you have not yet taken the pledge, click HERE for QR codes to set up and account and request the pledge lawn sign. Don’t let your guard down! Continue to lock your car, remove your key fob and keep valuables that are left in your car out of sight.  The 'See Something, Say Something and We Will Do Something' initiative continues to be effective and I thank all residents for your support and cooperation.  Please do not hesitate. If you see something suspicious or out of place, call the police. If you took the pledge and your sign was not yet delivered, send an email to .   


Recycling Collections – Due to equipment malfunction, recycling for zone 2 (8/31) was delayed causing a potential delay for zone 3 (9/1) and zone 4 (9/2).  As per the recycling calendar, if your recycling is not picked up, leave your bin curbside and send an email with your address to Please note that once the recycling truck passes, they will not return.  We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience. 

Back to School. Back to the Office. – Parking spots available at our commuter lots. For more information, and to secure a parking spot please visit the parking portal, linked HERE.

COVID-19 Ratepayer Relief Measures –Measures are in place to 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.

As students return to school, please slow down, leave some extra time, and watch for buses and excited children. Our Division of Public Safety reminds residents that you are required to stop your vehicle not less than 25 feet from a stopped school bus with flashing red lights.  We wish everyone a happy and successful school year. 

Mayor Jon Hornik