February 18, 2022
Weekend Update - Presidents Day Edition
The phrase ‘If you don’t like the weather, just wait minute’ has certainly held true these last few weeks. Yesterday, (LINKED HERE) I sent an email reporting that we are under a Wind Advisory beginning late Thursday evening and temperatures will drop into the 30s late Friday afternoon. This rapid temperature fluctuation causes the expansion and contraction of asphalt and brings an early start to pothole season. Our online ‘Pothole Portal’ was launched in 2014 and redesigned in 2018 allowing the resident entered complaint to go directly into the Township tracking system allowing for an even more efficient response. Please see below for more.
Presidents Day - Monday, February 21 is Presidents Day and both the municipal offices and the recycling center are closed in observance. The drop-box is always accessible in the Town Hall lobby and our list of on-line services and contact information is posted on the Township website and linked HERE. The Division of Police are open 24/7 and can be reached at 732-536-0100. Emergencies dial 911.
Please see upcoming events, programs and Township information below:
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.
Brush Collection Postponed by OEM – The brush collection will be rescheduled by zone in March, weather permitting. Collection dates will be sent via email next week. Please do not place brush curbside until one week before your pickup week. Thank you for your cooperation and patience.
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.
****Summer Camp Registration – Registration is open for residents ONLY for campers 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
As COVID cases continue to decline, we have closed the Marlboro COVID testing site. Testing, both rapid and PCR, as well as vaccines and boosters are available throughout the county and the state.
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)
Free At Home Tests - Order free testing to have at home from the State and the Federal governments:
NJ PCR Test https://learn.vaulthealth.com/nj/
Federal rapid/antigen tests https://www.covidtests.gov/
Free N95 Face Masks – The federal program makes N95 masks available at pharmacies and stores that have partnered with the federal vaccination campaign including CVS, Walgreens, Walmart and Wegmans. The masks must be picked up in person. Please contact the store directly to determine availability.
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.
Marlboro Home Improvement Program - Spring is the time to think home improvement. If your income falls below the limit for your household size and you own your own home, you may qualify for up to $20,000 in repairs. Check qualifications, submit a pre-application and learn more by clicking here: https://hip.cgph.net/marlboro-home-improvement-program/
Marlboro First Aid and Rescue Squad is looking for volunteers to join. Free training with no prior experience needed. FLYER
Monmouth County Board of Elections is seeking poll workers. You must be a registered voter in Monmouth County and attend a training class. For more, see FLYER and contact number for the Board of Elections.
Enjoy the long weekend,
Mayor Jon Hornik