October 21, 2022
Weekend Update

Dear Resident,

We are in the final two weeks of the Marlboro Farmers Market before we close for the regular season and fall produce is plentiful and 27 vendors are expected this week.  The market is open Sunday from 9am to 1pm through October 30. Visit the Marlboro Farmers Market Facebook and Instagram pages for details.   

Please be extra cautious on the roads as we enter 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. 


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. The Tax Collector’s office will have extended hours on Thursday, November 10th from 8:30 am to 8:00 pm. A drop box is located in the vestibule of Town Hall and is available 24/7. All payments left in the drop box by 8:00 pm on November 10th will be credited that day and will not be subject to interest. Read the Tax Collector’s letter HERE.  Property tax information can be found on our website at HERE.

Brush Only Pickup – Fall brush only pick up is underway. Please take a moment to review the regulations and keep our streets clear, clean and free from flooding. For more details and dates please view the letter posted to the Township Website HERE.  An easy reference FLYER HERE.

Leaf Collection – As per the recycling calendar, the dates for the fall piled leaf collection will be announced via email. When we schedule curbside collection for the recycling calendar we do so with two unknowns; the date the leaves will fall and the date of the first snowfall.  The timing of the leaves falling, the greater frequency of severe storms and earlier snowfalls all impact the timetable for collecting leaves.  We need your cooperation to keep our streets safe, keep leaves out of our storm drains and to ensure DEP compliance.  Look for a postcard in the mail with a QR code to scan and register for email updates. Please note, if you are receiving this letter via email, you are already registered to receive email updates.  View the postcard HERE

Marlboro Fire Open House – Saturday, October 22 noon-4pm FLYER

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.   


Trunk or Treat: Sunday, October 30th 2pm-4pm. Trunks/Vendors and candy donations needed. See how your business or organization can get involved. HERE

The Marlboro Township Recreation Department will host its annual “Trunk or Treat” on Sunday, October 30th from 2:00-4:00pm in the Recreation Center parking lot.  This popular event attracts hundreds of families and features a children’s Trunk or Treat setup and a costume parade, complete with prizes for various categories!

Trunks and Tables Needed: Each year we invite local businesses, organizations and families to help make Halloween extra special, and we hope we can count on you for your support this year.  Businesses and organizations will be acknowledged in our event promotional materials and gain brand exposure at the event.

Here is how you can get involved:

Trunk Participant – Show off your holiday spirit by decorating your car and filling your trunk with candy!

Table Vendor - Highlight your brand with an individual on-site table display

Candy Donation – Please bring candy donations to the Recreation Center and in return we will display your business/ organization’s literature on one collective “Community Partner” table.


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.


Back to School. Back to the Office – Parking spots available at our commuter lots. For more information, and to secure a parking spot please visit the parking portal, linked HERE. 

Senior Freeze (Property Tax Reimbursement) Program – The deadline to file is October 31, 2022.  For more information on how to utilize the Senior Freeze program, please view the notice, including a link to eligibility requirements, from the tax collector HERE.

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.

Enjoy the fall weekend and I hope to see you at the Marlboro Farmers Market. 
Mayor Jon Hornik