March 4, 2022
Weekend Update

Dear Resident, 

We are very proud that Marlboro has consistently been named as one of New Jersey’s Safest Cities and last year we added yet another national title and were named the 6th safest small/city town in America. Our safe community is a credit to our Police Department which has placed community policing at the forefront of its mission. Unfortunately, no community is immune to theft.

As you are likely aware, over the past several years, suburban communities throughout the State like Marlboro have been plagued by waves of car thefts in residential neighborhoods. Chief Pezzullo and I have released a letter detailing measures we can take personally and as a community to keep our homes and families safe.

Please review the “Keeping Marlboro Safe” letter linked HERE and posted on the website.    

Virtual Optimum Town Hall Meeting - March 14 at 6:00pm, join us for a conversation with Alice/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.      


Nolan Road Park – Please excuse intermittent park closures as Nolan Road Park gets a facelift.  Phase II began last fall as a part of a $200,000 open space grant.  The project includes drainage improvements, playground replacement, reconstruction of basketball courts and replacement of softball field.  For more, email 

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 - Marlboro Office of Emergency Management had authorized DPW to resume brush collection at the end of February.  Please review the regulations and the 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 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.    

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

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: 

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. 

Monmouth County Health Department – Testing, vaccinations, boosters, and more are available through the Monmouth County Health Department. Download their free app available for both Apple and Android devices to receive timely information for clinics, health and emergency preparedness.  


Marlboro Economic Development Committee (EDC) - The EDC is looking for residents to continue to make a difference for our community and further support our local businesses.  If you are a team player and committed to supporting our local businesses in town, have a hands-on and can-do attitude, we'd like to hear from you!  To learn more about the EDC visit  Please send an email with a resume/bio for consideration to  

Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT) – Marlboro Township Police Department is recruiting volunteers to serve on the Township’s DVRT.  In cooperation with ‘180 turning Lives Around’ this free, 24/7 confidential service available to victims of domestic violence in the aftermath of a highly emotional and traumatic experience. A free training course is mandatory.  MORE.

Have a great weekend,
Mayor Jon Hornik