May 13, 2022

Weekend Update

Dear Resident,

The Marlboro free drive-through rabies clinic will be held this Saturday, May 14 from 10am to noon, rain or shine. Please see below for details about the clinic, the pet license registration form and the deadline to register your pets each year. 

We are looking forward to the Marlboro Farmers Market (MFM) returning for the season on Sunday, June 5 from 9am to 1pm.  More can be found on the website HERE and for market vendors and updates please follow us on FaceBook and Instagram. 

Please see below for the many upcoming events and programs. 


National Police Week - I was proud to proclaim this week National Police Week within the boundaries of Marlboro Township.  Members of the  Marlboro Police force joined other riders for the Unity Tour that left from Ground Zero and will end in Washington, DC where they will participate in the Candlelight Vigil to honor the service and sacrifice of all officers killed in the line of duty.   Please join me in thanking Marlboro Police officers for their service to our community.  You can read the Proclamation HERE. 

Lock Your Car. Take Your Fob. Report Suspicious Activity – In the last week alone, Marlboro Police arrested nine people for attempted robberies.  Each one of those arrests were made because residents immediately called the police when they saw suspicious activity.  The car thefts were not successful because residents heeded the call to lock their doors and take the fobs.  The 'See Something, Say Something and We Will Do Something' initiative continues to be effective and I thank all residents for your support and cooperation.  Please do not hesitate. If you see something suspicious or out of place, call the police. 


Bulk Collection/Spring Cleanup and Brush Collection – The annual bulk collection and spring brush collection continues by zone. Please review dates and regulations on the Brush and Bulk Update #3 HERE to ensure that Marlboro streets stay clean and safe for vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians. 

Selling Your Home?  As we enter the busy season for home sales, help make the CCO process a breeze. Before you put your home on the market, check that permits have been filed and closed for  items such as finished basements, sheds, decks, raised patios and gazebos as this is required before a CCO can be issued.  Please call the Building Department at 732 536-0200 ext. 1800 to review.  Spring and summer are busy times for home sales and CCO inspections are currently being scheduled approximately three weeks after submission as long as all permits are filed/closed and this will increase as the selling season picks up. Please plan accordingly when you start the process of selling your home. Thank you for your cooperation.

Zoning Office Message on Property Maintenance – As spring cleanups begin, the Zoning Office details code requirements for property maintenance and how to report a vacant home in your neighborhood before it becomes unsightly.  Please see the Zoning letter HERE.

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.  


Baby Formula Drive – To address a nationwide shortage of baby formula, our Assembly Representatives will be collecting unopened, unexpired formula for distribution to local non-profit organizations.  Donations may be dropped off at 1715 Route 35N, suites 306 and 307, Middletown from 10-4 Monday to Friday.  Direct questions to

Seeking First Aid Volunteers – The Marlboro First Aid and Rescue Squad and the Morganville First Aid Squad are Seeking Volunteers. For more information please see the FLYER.

SART Training to Support Survivors of Sexual Violence – Application deadline May 31! The Marlboro Police Department is offering SART training for those interested in volunteering to assist victims of sexual violence. For more details, please see the FLYER.


Rabies Clinic – Saturday, May 14 from 10am - noon.  Dogs and Cats must be annually licensed with the Township.  Late fees will be added after June 1.  Registration and clinic information HERE.

Marlboro Parks Rock - Saturday, May 21 from 10am – noon.  Scheduled to coincide with National Kid to Parks Day. We begin the day with rock painting.  Your bring rocks and we provide the paint (free, but registration required) and a ribbon cutting to dedicate our new walking trail exercise equipment.  Residents are invited to spend the afternoon visiting our many parks and leaving your decorated rock behind to spread messages of kindness.  Please see the FLYER for details and a link to the list of our many parks

Goat Yoga Session II - Saturday, May 21 at 12:15pm. Get your zen on with GOAT Yoga located at the Marlboro Recreation Center Lawn. This class is for ages 18+ and registration is required. Don't delay spaces are going fast! FLYER

Marlboro Swim Club - The swim club opens Memorial Day weekend. The Marlins summer swim team and daily adult water aerobics are back and we are pleased to announce that summer 2022 will see the return of Family Fun Nights and swim lessons. Ask about reserving the pavilion for a summer party. Friends in neighboring towns? We are pleased to announce shared services agreements with Old Bridge, Manalapan, Colts Neck and now Monroe allowing residents of these towns to join at a rate lower than other non-residents. Rates and more HERE.

** You must be a swim club member to sign up for swim lessons, swim team and pavilion rental**

Swim Lessons: MSC will be offering 3 different levels of group swim lessons throughout the summer months. We have an early summer Saturday session which will start on June 4th followed by our week day sessions starting June 27th. Check out the attached flyer for lesson dates, times, prices and level descriptions. Space is limited - To register please visit lessons for current members are listed under Marlboro Swim Club 2022. FLYER

Pavilion Rental and Birthday Parties: Are you looking for somewhere to host your next birthday party or event? Look no further than MSC!! We have a great party space available for rent. FLYER

Marlboro Marlins Swim Team – The Marlboro Swim Club has a summer swim team featuring practices, meets, pizza party, charity swim marathon and season end banquet.  Try-outs will be held at the swim club May 25 4:15 until 5:15.  To pre-register for try-outs or for more information, see FLYER.  (Note: Your child can try out before you make the decision to join the swim club).

Lifeguard Training – Want to work at the swim club? We are pleased to offer lifeguard certification and recertification right here at the Marlboro Swim Club.  Must be 15 and over by the end of class.  Click here for FAQ about becoming a lifeguard, register here: or email for more. 


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.

Voter Registration – The primary election will be held June 7, 2022. The last day to register to vote is Tuesday, May 17. The last day to receive, by mail, applications for Vote by Mail Ballots is Tuesday, May 31. Check your voter registration, register on line, and more HERE.   

Enjoy the weekend,
Mayor Jon Hornik