March 11, 2022
Weekend Update –Daylight Savings Time
True to March, our weather has been volatile with spring, fall, and winter temperatures sometimes in one day. We are currently watching the forecast of a ‘weather bomb cyclone’ bringing the potential of a strong storm system with rain, some snow and high winds Friday into Saturday and cold temperatures on Sunday after the storm departs. Please keep your eye on the local weather forecast and we will update you as needed.
Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday, March 13 at 2am. Move your clocks ahead two hours 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. All alarms manufactured in 2012 or earlier should be replaced.
Last week I shared the “Keeping Marlboro Safe” letter (linked HERE). As noted in the letter Marlboro Police increased patrols and at 3:00am Tuesday Ptlm. Charles Wilson conducted a motor vehicle stop in a residential area. Upon investigation he arrested five young males from North Jersey and impounded their vehicle. Thank you to Ptlm. Wilson for his quick action.
Chief Pezzullo and I remind residents to lock your vehicles, keep valuables out of sight, remove the key fobs and lock your car doors. As always, if you ‘See Something. Say Something. We will Do Something.’ Please take a moment to review the safety letter to learn how together as a community we can help fight crime.
Virtual Optimum Town Hall Meeting – A reminder that Monday, March 14 at 6:00pm we will host a virtual meeting with Altice/Optimum. Call in, log-in on your browser or download the free app to your phone or tablet and direct your questions or concerns directly to Optimum/Altice management level employees. They will address general questions as well as troubleshoot concerns specific to your home. Please CLICK HERE for details.
ROADS, GRANTS, PROJECTS, PROGRAMS
Road Construction Update - The road construction update was sent Thursday via email. in case you missed it you can find it posted on line and linked HERE.
Commuter Parking - Registration for Commuter Parking is open and spots are going fast. Beginning April 1 open spots in the Texas Road lot will be made available to non-residents. If you are heading back to the office or plan to do so soon, get your application in now! For more information and to register visit Commuter Parking Portal Direct questions to either or call 732-536-0200 ext. 1233.
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 Underway by Zone – Brush collection as per the revised schedule continues by zone. From time to time, DPW may ‘get ahead’ and begin to collect brush in a zone ahead of the posted schedule but please be assured that they will return during the scheduled week. Please review the regulations and the revised schedule 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.
Summer Camp Registration – Registration opens to non-residents Monday March 14. Don’t miss out. Register now! 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.
Spring Recreation Programs –Registration for spring programs for all ages open now! Register 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
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.
I hope the entire town will join me in congratulating the Marlboro High School Boys Basketball Team on their Shore Conference win and wish them the best of luck as they head to the first ever appearance in the state finals this Sunday.
Enjoy the weekend and be safe,
Mayor Jon Hornik