December 9, 2022
Weekend Update

Dear Resident,

Our Christmas Tree, and Diwali lights are on every evening at Town Hall and the Menorah will be lit during the days of Hanukkah.  All are invited to come by and enjoy the display. Many thanks to the Center for Jewish Life for donating the Menorah and the Marlboro Indian Foundation for the Diwali display. 

Season of Giving - Please join us in helping those in need with two ways to give.  We partnered with the schools to help local families this holiday season.  We are collecting new, unwrapped toys at both Marlboro Town Hall and the Recreation Center. We have also partnered with 180 Turning Lives Around to support families with gift card donations.  Please deliver gift cards to the Recreation Center only.  Our ‘Marlboro Gives Back’ program continues through December 16.   See FLYER for more.


Route 520 Westbound CLOSED Friday, December 9 at Conover Road between 8:45am and 2pm.  The detour will be down Conover to Pleasant Valley and back to Route 79.  Eastbound will be open.  All construction is weather permitting.  Police will be on site to assist motorists.  


Dispatch Job Openings – Want to be a part of the Public Safety team? Marlboro Division of Police accepting applications for part-time and full-time Public Safety Communications Operators.   See FLYER for details.

Porch Pirates – Don’t let Porch Pirates get to your deliveries before you do.  Here are some tips to prevent theft of your holiday packages:  Prevent Package Thefts 

Vacation Safety – Add safety to your packing list.  Register for a free police security check to request extra patrols while you are away. Request this service by reading the WAIVER FORM and completing the REQUEST FOR SECURITY CHECK. Be social media savvy. Don’t post requests that give away your schedule and wait until you are home to post pictures of your vacation. Arrange for packages to be delayed, delivered elsewhere or collected by a neighbor and do the same for mail.

Safety Update – Please remember to lock your car doors, take the key fobs inside, remove garage door openers, lock your doors and set alarms.  If you have not yet done so request an ‘I Took the Pledge’ lawn sign and download the ‘Neighbors’ app.  To read more about how we, as a community, are working together to keep our home and property safe, click HERE.


Recreation - Letters to Santa, Winter Break Programs, and programming for adults 60+ open now.  See the Recreation letter HERE for more. 


Leaf Collection – Public Works is currently finishing up curbside piled leaf collection in the final zones 2 and 4. We remind residents that it takes DPW approximately one week to collect all the leaves in each set of zones, but once they pass they do not return and leaves must be removed by a private contractor, taken to the recycling center or placed in biodegradable paper bags for collection (see below).   Bagged leaf collection begins the week of December 19.  See below for more. Information has been sent via email and is posted on top of the Township website and linked HERE.  Please review the letter, follow the schedule and regulations to ensure our streets stay safe and clean. 

Leaf Bag Collection –Once the curbside piled leaf collection is complete, leaves should be placed in biodegradable paper bags. Zones 1, 8, 6 & 7 will be the week of December 19.  Zones 3, 5, 2 & 4 will be collected the week of December 26.  The Township provides 25 leaf bags to every home at no charge. Simply complete the SDL form HERE and bring the emailed permit with you to DPW Monday to Friday from 7am to 2:30 pm. Please note that there will be another bagged leaf collection to coincide with Christmas Tree collection in January. 


Opportunities for all ages and interests are available.  Learn more HERE.

Affordable Housing and Rent Control Board – The AHA is charged with implementing policies and goals of the Township’s Affordable Housing ordinance.  The AHA works with the administrative agent and the AHA attorney to ensure compliance.  Meetings are held monthly on a Tuesday evening.  To learn more, please 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.  


Pet License and Alarm Registration is CLOSED until 2023.  The new forms will be available in the new year. 


Parking Spots Available – There are parking spots available at our commuter lots. For more information, and to secure a parking spot please visit the parking portal, linked HERE.


ANCHOR Program (Date Extended!) – This replaces the Homestead Benefits program and provides property tax relief to NJ residents who owned or rented their principal residence and meet the income requirements.  Filing deadline is now January 31, 2023 and renters whose units are under a PILOT agreement are now eligible.  For more, visit the state website 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.

Please lock your car doors and take your key fob inside. As the kids come home from college for winter break, please remind them to do the same. Remember, if you ‘See Something. Say Something. We Will Do Something.’  Together, we prevent crime.  Have a great weekend. 

Yours in Community,

Mayor Jon Hornik