November 4, 2022
What a great day we had celebrating Halloween in Marlboro this past Sunday. The farmers market was filled with costumes, candy and crafts. The Marlboro Trunk or Treat and Parade had record breaking crowds with lots of creative costumes. Many thanks to all the participating ‘trunks’ and congratulations to our contest winners. We appreciate our participating vendors and a special thank you to Wegmans for donating 500 cupcakes and decorations for our Trunk and Treat celebration.
As always, an event this big is a team effort. Thanks to the farmers market and recreation staffs, police, first responders, public works and our volunteer Teen Advisory Committee and Police Cadets. We could not do it without you.
Daylight Savings Time Ends - This Saturday night before bed, remember to ‘fall back’ one hour as daylight savings time ends Sunday, December 6. A reminder from our fire officials to ‘Change your clocks. Check your batteries.’ Test all smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and change batteries. Use this extra hour to make a home fire escape plan with your family. Learn more HERE.
Election Day – Early voting has begun. If you received a vote by mail (VBM) ballot, mail it or drop it in any Monmouth County Drop Box (one is located in the parking lot at Marlboro Town Hall). Please note that you can vote early or place your VBM ballot at any location in Monmouth County. Your VBM ballot may not be turned in at your polling location on Election Day. To check your status, early voting locations, VBM drop boxes and more click HERE.
Veterans Day – Town Hall municipal offices are CLOSED Friday, November 11 in observance. Please join us for our Veterans Day ceremony at 10am in front of Town Hall in our Veterans Memorial. We remind you that unused or worn flags may be placed in the flag box in Town Hall lobby to be disposed of in a proper manner.
Property Taxes - Fourth quarter property taxes must be received by Thursday, November 10th to avoid interest. Note that interest charges on payments made after the grace period are calculated back to the November 1st due date. Read the Tax Collector’s letter HERE. You can look up property tax information, pay on-line and check if your payment has been received on our website at HERE.
Leaf Collection – The curbside, piled leaf collection schedule has been sent via email and is posted on top of the Township website and linked HERE. Please review the letter, follow the schedule and regulations to ensure our streets stay safe and clean. We appreciate your cooperation.
Leaf Bag Pickup – Bagged leaf collection will begin when the piled collection is complete. The Township provides 25 leaf bags to every home at no charge. Simply complete the SDL form HERE and bring the emailed permit with you to DPW Monday to Friday from 7am to 2:30 pm. We will also hold two Saturday leaf bag distribution dates on November 12 and 19 (on-line permit must be complete by 1pm day before).
E-Recycling – As a part of an Eagle Scout project, Abhinav Kartik will hold an e-waste drive on Saturday, November 12 from 10am - 2pm. Get rid of your old tech safely and without it ending in a landfill. See FLYER for more. (note, this is the same day as leaf bag distribution).
PROGRAMS AND EVENTS
Veterans Day Ceremony - Marlboro Veterans and Volunteers committee will host a Veterans Day ceremony on Friday, November 11 at 10:00 am at our Veterans Memorial located in front of Town Hall. The Marlboro High School musicians will provide music. Light refreshments to follow. All are welcome. Please click HERE to learn about the local Disabled American Veterans (DAV) chapter providing grants and assistance filing VA claims.
Paper Shredding for Marlboro Residents Only – Saturday, November 19 from 9am – 1pm or until the truck fills. Weight limit of 100 pounds strictly enforced. See FLYER for details. Note that this event coincides with a Saturday leaf bag pickup day.
Pre-Holiday Market – Join us at the Farmers Market for a holiday market on Sunday, November 20 from 9am to 1pm. Food, crafts, returning and new vendors, gift ideas, and more. More to follow.
Holiday Lighting – Wednesday, November 30 is our annual Holiday Lighting. Held outside in front of Town Hall, we light the Christmas Tree and Menorah, enjoy photo ops and visitors from the North Pole. Holiday music is provided by the Marlboro High School musicians led by Conductor Dalton. This year our dessert buffet extravaganza is back! Save the date and look for more details soon.
Multi-Cultural Day – Join us Sunday, December 4 for 1 to 5pm for our 14th annual event. Please see flyers to be an Ethnic Performer or an event sponsor. See ‘Upcoming Events’ on the Township website for more.
Art Camp for Teacher’s Convention and winter mini break camps. Inspiration Basketball League for children with special needs coming in January, 2023. Coming soon: Winter Break LEGO and Robotic Coding.
To register and learn more about these and other programs, classes and events for all ages CLICK HERE.
Opportunities for all ages and interests are available. Learn more HERE.
Affordable Housing and Rent Control Board – The AHA is charged with implementing policies and goals of the Township’s Affordable Housing ordinance. The AHA works with the administrative agent and the AHA attorney to ensure compliance. Meetings are held monthly on a Tuesday evening. To learn more, please complete the CSA Form HERE.
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.
Safety Update – Please remember to lock your car doors, take the key fobs inside, remove garage door openers, lock your doors and set alarms. If you have not yet done so request an ‘I Took the Pledge’ lawn sign and download the ‘Neighbors’ app. To read more about how we, as a community, are working together to keep our home and property safe, click HERE.
Deer Rutting Season - Please be extra cautious on the roads as we are in the height of deer rutting season (late October through mid-December). Deer are more likely to run suddenly into the roads at this time of year especially at dawn and dusk. Please slow down, increase your awareness of sudden movement on the roads, don’t tailgate and always wear a seatbelt.
ANCHOR Program – This replaces the Homestead Benefits program and provides property tax relief to NJ residents who owned or rented their principal residence and meet the income requirements. Filing deadline is December 30, 2022. For more, visit the state website 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.
Mayor Jon Hornik