April 15, 2022

Weekend Update – Spring Break/Holiday Edition

Dear Resident,

As we near the end of the official Public Safety Telecommunications Week I want to take this opportunity to thank our thirteen Marlboro Dispatchers, led by Supervisor Carren Boyce. They staff our call center 24/7 and are the first voice you hear in your time of need.  Last year, they answered more than 33,000 calls, not including calls that did not generate an incident report.  This past week, in addition a Mayoral Proclamation HERE, we enjoyed sharing some of the Dispatchers’ photos and stories on social media.  Please join me in thanking Marlboro’s Communications Team for being the unseen backbone of emergency services…the first, first responders. 


Safety Message and Vacation House Checks - Please review the letter on ways to keep your home, vehicle and family safe.  If you are going away for spring break, consider requesting a Vacation Safety check. Tell a neighbor you will be away so they can be on the lookout for suspicious behavior.  Please remember if you ‘See Something. Say Something. We Will Do Something’. The link to the vacation check form and other safety tips HERE.

Lock Your Cars, Hide Valuables, Take Key Fobs – Please help keep Marlboro safe.  Read more about the expanded ‘See Something. Say Something. We Will Do Something’ HERE.


Zoning Office Message on Property Maintenance – As we enter spring and begin cleanup, the Zoning Office details code requirements for property maintenance and how to report a vacant home in your neighborhood before it becomes unsightly.  Please see the Zoning letter HERE.

Bulk Collection/Spring Cleanup – This annual collection begins at the end of April by zone. We ask residents to be a good neighbor and not place items curbside until after Easter/Passover weekend so that the streets are clean and safe and residents have places for their guests to park. The schedule, regulations and more can be found in the recycling calendar HERE.   For more, please see BRUSH FLYER and BULK FLYER

Recycling Center –The recycling center is open year round Mondays and Wednesday from 8am to 1:30pm and Saturdays 8am to 4pm. Schedule adjustments due to holidays are noted on the calendar.  Lawn debris, recycling, and electronics may be brought to the Recycling Center; no permit or fee.  Bulk items require a free permit available on line HERE.

Pothole Portal – The portal is on the home page of the website ‘Quick Links & Actions’ and HERE. Only one Marlboro SDL account is needed for all on-line services.  This efficient method of reporting allows our residents who drive our streets every day to direct resources where they are needed.  


Marlboro Economic Development Committee (EDC) - The EDC is looking for residents to continue to make a difference for our community and support our local businesses.  If you are a team player and have a hands-on and can-do attitude, we'd like to hear from you!  Please send an email with an expression of interest and/or a resume for consideration to  

Marlboro K-8 Schools Substitute Teachers – Please join them for a job fair Wednesday, April 27 from 3-6pm.  See the flyer for more HERE.  Refer a friend and make $100. See FLYER HERE.   


Spring Recreation Programs – Please see the letter for upcoming registration programs for all ages HERE.  Adult goat yoga is back! Registration happening now for youth tennis, wresting and kids fitness classes. Programs for ages 60+ and more.  View and register on Community Pass HERE.  

Marlboro Swim Club – The swim club will open Memorial Day weekend.  The Marlins summer swim team and daily adult water aerobics are back and we are pleased to announce that summer 2022 will see the return of Family Fun Nights and swim lessons. Ask about reserving the pavilion for a summer party. Friends in neighboring towns? We are pleased to announce shared services agreements with Old Bridge, Manalapan, Colts Neck and now Monroe allowing residents of these towns to join at a rate lower than other non-residents. Rates and more HERE.    

Marlboro Marlins Swim Team – The Marlboro Swim Club has a summer swim team featuring practices, meets, pizza party, charity swim marathon and season end banquet.  Try-outs will be held at the swim club May 25 4:15 until 5:15.  To pre-register for try-outs or for more information, see FLYER.   

Lifeguard Training – We are pleased to offer lifeguard certification and recertification right here at the Marlboro Swim Club.  Must be 15 and over by the end of class.  Click here for FAQ about becoming a lifeguard, register here: https://www.njlifeguard.com/marlboro or email for more. 

COVID Vaccine/Booster Clinic – We are pleased to again be sponsoring a clinic in cooperation with Monmouth County Health Department on Monday, April 25 from 10am – 1pm at the Marlboro Recreation Center. All doses of Moderna, Pfizer and J&J are available. This is a walk-in clinic and no appointments are needed.  Please visit www.cdc.gov or ask your medical professional which vaccine/booster is right for you.  Direct questions to the Monmouth County Board of Health.  See FLYER for more. 

Blood Drive – May 1 from 10am - 4pm, Marlboro Police, Recreation and the Alliance for the Prevention of Drug Abuse announce a Community blood drive. Advance registration suggested but not required.  FLYER

Rabies Clinic – Saturday, May 14 from 10am - noon.  Dogs and Cats must be annually licensed with the Township.  Late fees will be added after June 1.  Note location change to Municipal Complex on Township Drive.  Registration and clinic information HERE.

Memorial Day Parade – The Veterans and Volunteers committee is pleased to announce that the parade and ceremony return on May 22 at 1pm. If you represent a community group, business or organization and would like to participate, please email


Marlboro Township Water Utility (MTWUD) Customers - Please be advised that, due to the increase in Middlesex Water Company’s (MWC) rates approved by the BPU, new water rates are effective for Marlboro Water Utility customers as of January 1, 2022.  Bills generated on or after April 1 will reflect the new rates. Please see the letter from MTWUD regarding the MWC rate increase 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.

In the coming days, many of residents are celebrating holidays with friends and family and schools are closed for spring break. Please watch for additional traffic and children playing.   

To everyone celebrating, I wish you a meaningful holiday with friends and family. 

Yours in community,

Mayor Jon Hornik