February 11, 2022


Dear Resident,

I hope everyone had an opportunity to enjoy our warmer weather these last few days.  Our recreation department is looking forward to warmer months as they plan for summer camp, the swim club opening and the Shade Tree Commission is preparing for the growing season.    

Please see upcoming events, programs and Township information below:  

Community Garden - The Marlboro Township Community Garden is now accepting applications for the 2022 garden season. Information and Application Form can be found at https://www.marlboro-nj.gov/community-garden


****Summer Camp Registration – Monday, February, 14, registration opens for residents ONLY for those currently in K through 6th grade. FLYER  

Recreational Seasonal Job Opportunities – The Recreation & Swim Utility has openings for facility supervisors (age 18 and up) and 2022 summer employment (application due February 11 31) Please click HERE for more.   

Winter Recreation Programs –A reminder that spring soccer registration closes March 2.  For more, please review the program letter from Recreation HERE. Registration for all programs is on Community Pass HERE.    

Marlboro Swim Club Registration - Registration open now! Four pools, a dive tank with slides, basketball courts, pickleball, paddleball, tennis and playgrounds.  Ask for a tour! FLYER


Brush Collection Postponed by OEM - Please do not place brush curbside until further notice. The revised schedule will be announced via email. Please read the letter HERE.  

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.


Saturday, February 12 will be the last day for the Marlboro COVID Testing Truck.  I am pleased to report that COVID cases and hospitalizations are continuing to decline locally and throughout the country.  As of February 2, cases are down 53% from their peak in mid-January.  Please continue to take precautions, and get your vaccine and booster, if eligible.

Marlboro COVID Testing Truck - Flyer linked HERE and posted on the home page of the Township website. Final day Saturday, February 2/12 from 9am - 1pm. 

Monmouth County Health Department – Should you require testing, vaccinations or boosters, the Monmouth County Health Department provides both PCR and Rapid Antigen testing as well as vaccines and boosters. Download their free app available for both Apple and Android devices to receive timely information for clinics, health and emergency preparedness.  County Testing and Vaccine Locations HERE.  (Scroll down their webpage for flyer)

Order free testing to have at home from the State and the Federal governments:

NJ free PCR Test https://learn.vaulthealth.com/nj/

Federal rapid/antigen tests https://www.covidtests.gov/

COVID-19 Ratepayer Relief Measures – Please see prior email updates for assistance providing relief to ratepayers experiencing economic hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic. More can be found on my prior update HERE.   Please review the letter from the Marlboro Water Utility HERE.

NJ Earned Income Tax Credit – NJEITC is a cash-back credit.  New this year, eligibility has been expanded and New Jersey taxpayers could receive a refundable credit of up to $2,691 with qualifying dependents or $601 without dependents.  Nearly a quarter of those eligible do not apply.  Please check your eligibility. Review the flyer HERE and visit the website at www.njeitc.org

Good luck to the Rams and the Bengals this Sunday.  Please remember to enjoy safely, make a plan and designate a driver if you are planning to drink.  Enjoy the game!

Have a good weekend,

Mayor Jon Hornik