March 10, 2023
Weekend Update –Daylight Saving Time

Dear Resident,

Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 12 at 2am.  Move your clocks ahead one hour before you head to bed on Saturday.  Our Fire Officials remind residents to ‘Change Your Clocks. Check Your Batteries.’ Test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, change replaceable batteries and check the expiration date.

March is Women’s History Month and on the 8th we celebrated International Women’s Day. I want to take this opportunity to acknowledge the women of Marlboro who are the backbone of our community.  I want to thank the women who serve as police officers, dispatchers, firefighters, first aid members and those elected to office. The women who work in Marlboro’s public works, recreation office and in our administrative and finance offices who keep the town running. We could not do all we do if we did not have the many women in our town that volunteer their time to town committees, sports programs, school, non-profit and religious organizations…the list is endless.   I know you balance a lot and I am personally appreciative for all you do. 

Please see below for programs and notices. 


Fire Hydrant Flushing:

Gordons Corner Water flushing began on March 6. For more, please view the notice on their website at or call their office during business hours.

Marlboro Township Water Utility will begin on or about April 3.  See HERE for more. 

Leaf Collection (Bagged Only) –Bagged leaf collection will begin by zone at the end of March. Zones 1, 8, 2, & 4 will be the week of March 27 and Zones 3, 5, 6, & 7 the week of April 3.   We remind residents that free leaf bags are available. Simply reserve on line HERE. The ‘Leaf Bag’ link can be found on the homepage under ‘Quick Links and Actions’.  To ensure the safety of our streets and to prevent flooding, please review the regulations on page 20, 21 and the back page of the Recycling Calendar HERE.

Inclement Weather Notice - We remind residents that the winter months bring a greater chance of inclement weather, all curbside collections are weather permitting and are subject to cancellations or rescheduling by the Marlboro Office of Emergency Management.  Notice will be made via email and social media. For that reason, items may not be placed curbside more than once week prior to your scheduled pickup week.  We thank you for your cooperation. 


Recreation Events for all ages. See programming HERE.  

Rabies Clinic (Free) – March 25 from 10am to noon in the recreation back parking lot.  License application HERE. Complete and bring to clinic.  Pay on line, in person or mail.  

Teen Advisory Committee (TAC) – Thursday, March 30 at 7:30 pm open to all Marlboro Township teens.  Give back to your community, learn leadership skills and earn community service hours. Learn more and register HERE.   

Community Garden Applications OPEN – Applications being accepted now.  Don’t delay as these fill fast! Visit Community Garden , read the Rules and Policies and submit the application. Orientation for new families will take place at the garden in mid-March. The garden manager will contact you with details.


Marlboro Township Substitute Open House - Thursday, March 16 from 11-3pm learn about positions available for substitute teacher, Instructional Aide, school Aide and more.  FLYER

Lifeguard Certification Classes - Summer Job needed? Red Cross Lifeguard Certification (or Recertification) available at the Marlboro Swim Club. You do not have to be a swim club member to take the class.  Provides entry-level participants the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until EMS personnel take over. Prerequisites: Must be age 15 by end of class.  FLYER

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.

Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT) – The Marlboro Township Police Department is currently seeking volunteers to serve on the DVRT.  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. Mandatory, free training is provided. FLYER

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.  


Thursday, the Marlboro Police placed a notice on the ‘Neighbors Ring Doorbell’ app asking the public for video to assist with an ongoing investigation. Many residents replied to that request and for that we are grateful.  I want to remind residents that it is free to download the Neighbors app and you do not need to have a Ring Doorbell to participate.  The police are able to accept video from any security system.  If you do not have a video surveillance system the app will allow you to stay informed and know when there is a concern in your area.   Simple instructions for downloading the app along with FAQ can be found HERE.  

By working together, we are making a difference and reducing successful vehicle thefts. Please remember to lock your car doors, take the key fobs inside, remove garage door openers, lock your house doors and set alarms.  If you have not yet done so request an ‘I Took the Pledge’ lawn sign and download the ‘Neighbors’ app.  Most importantly, if you see anything out of place or suspicious call the police at 732-536-0100.  For crimes in progress dial 911.  To read more about how we, as a community, are working together to keep our homes and families safe, click HERE.


Marlboro Home Improvement Program – If you live in Marlboro, own your home and your total gross household income is within limits (you are not required to live in affordable housing) you may be eligible for up to $20,000 in repairs for items such as heating/electrical, roofs, plumbing, weatherization and more.  For income limits and contact information click HERE.

Pet License open for 2023 - The forms for mail in registration are available HERE and to complete the forms online, please click HERE.  (see above for rabies clinic)

Alarm Registration open for 2023 - The form for alarm registration can be found HERE.

Commuter Parking Renewal – Parking spot renewal has begun and an email with renewal instructions has been sent to those with current parking spaces and is linked HERE.  Renewals must be completed by March 31, 2023.

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.

Eleanor Roosevelt:  “A woman is like a tea bag – you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.”

Have a good weekend,

Mayor Jon Hornik