March 18, 2021
I am pleased to announce that we have partnered with legislative officials and our local healthcare systems to prioritize vaccine scheduling for Marlboro residents age 65 and over and/or disabled. Details on that initiative and other Township updates below.
PRIORITY VACCINE REGISTRATION FOR MARLBORO RESIDENTS AGE 65 AND OVER/DISABLED –Please review my letter HERE for more information and a link to complete the on-line form. Registration instructions for those without computer access is detailed in the letter.
SCAT TRANSIT – Transportation available for vaccine appointment to residents 60 years of age and older and disabled residents over 18. Note that you must have a vaccine appointment already scheduled in Monmouth County. To schedule transportation or for more information, please call the Monmouth County Division of Transportation at 732-431-6480 and choose option 1. See the FLYER for more.
RECYCLING CURBSIDE COLLECTION - Please place items curbside the evening before your collection day (rather than by 7am day of). COVID and the increase of those working and schooling at home has led to more recycling, causing the trucks to fill more quickly requiring more frequent trips to empty. The end result is that the collection is taking longer and requires an earlier start to get the job done. Therefore, we ask that you place items curbside the evening before your scheduled pickup day. Thank you for your assistance.
BRUSH COLLECTION – Curbside brush collection, postponed due to snow covered roads, has resumed by zone. It is one week behind the schedule printed in the recycling calendar. Please do not put brush in the streets but on your property near the curb to avoid blocking water flow to the sewers. Brush must be placed curbside by 7am of your first pickup day. Once the truck has passed they will not return and the brush must be removed by a contractor or brought to the recycling center. Please note that no leaves are to be placed loose curbside at this time. Bagged pickup begins by zone at the end of March as printed in the recycling calendar. For dates and regulations, please review the letter HERE.
COMMUTER PARKING PERMITS AVAILABLE – The commuter lot at Texas Road and Route 79 (Costco) is accepting new applications for parking permits. Review the COMMUTER PARKING PERMITS letter for on-line permit instructions. Applications must be received by March 31. The letter also details how to join the wait lists at the Union Hill and Cambridge Square.
HYDRANT FLUSHING – Marlboro Township Water Utility annual hydrant flushing will begin on Monday, April 5th through Friday May 14 between 7:00pm and 1:00am. Hydrant Flushing is routine maintenance to remove any sediment that may accumulate in low flow areas of our water distribution system. This operation maintains the overall excellent water quality in our distribution system and ensures that each fire hydrant operates properly. Customers may notice lower water pressure and a slight discoloration of water as flushing is performed in your area. This discoloration is not harmful and will clear up if you let the water run a few extra minutes. For questions, please call Customer Service Monday to Thursday from 9am to 4:30pm at (732) 536-0200 Ext. 1816.
RABIES CLINIC - Monmouth County Rabies Clinic will be held this Saturday, March 20 from 10am - 11:30 am at the Shrewsbury Borough Municipal Complex 419 Sycamore Ave., Shrewsbury, NJ 07702. This is a DRIVE THRU CLINIC- All owners and pets must remain in their vehicle until instructed to proceed to veterinarian area. Owners must be able to properly restrain their pet, otherwise services may be refused in the effort to maintain the safety of all. The Rabies Vaccination Form HERE must be completed in advance for each dog or cat. Clinic may be cancelled in the case of inclement weather. Call 732-493-9520 for updates.
Marlboro Township will shortly be announcing a Rabies Clinic open to residents only. Dog and cat licenses are required by law and must be renewed every calendar year. To register your dog/cat with the Marlboro Police Department via mail or on-line click https://marlboro-nj.gov/images/forms/dog-cat-license-combined.pdf
TOWN-WIDE SCAVENGER HUNT – Saturday, March 20 from 10am to noon. Preregistration on community pass required at $5 per vehicle. Visit www.marlboro-nj.gov/signup and look under special events.
SPRING SOCCER REGISTRATION – Registration closes Friday, March 19. Don’t miss out! Please see the flyer HERE for more.
MARLBORO SWIM CLUB – Summer memberships open now! Meet your neighbors and make new friends. FLYER for programs and pricing.
MARLBORO RECREATION PROGRAMS – Programs for all ages! Click HERE for more.
COVID-19 TESTING IN MARLBORO: The COVID-19 testing truck remains at the Recreation Center Parking lot. The March schedule is Sundays 9-3 and Wednesdays 1-7. The testing is done via saliva test, you do not have to be symptomatic and results are emailed within 72 hours. Please review the flyer for dates/times, the QR code to pre-register and what is needed to expedite the process. There are no out-of-pocket costs for the test. The flyer is posted on our website and HERE.
Looking forward to seeing the scavenger hunt pictures! Have a good weekend.
Mayor Jon Hornik