October 30, 2020
Township Weekend Update

Dear Resident,

Remember set your clocks back before you go to bed Saturday night as we ‘Fall Back’ to end Daylight Savings time on November 1 at 2am.  Marlboro Fire Officials remind residents that when you change the clocks, it is time to change the batteries in your smoke detector. 

  • Marlboro Halloween– Please note that there are no specified hours for Trick-or-Treating in Marlboro Township.  Residents are encouraged to print the ‘Trick-or Treaters Welcome’ or ‘Maybe Next Year’ sign and post the appropriate sign in a visible location.  The link to the printable PDF signs, safety guidelines and more: HERE.  
  • DPW Fall Leaf Collection – The Department of Public Works (DPW) fall leaf collection is underway by zone according to the schedule published in the recycling calendar mailed to your home and available on the Township HERE. Please note that this is the only curbside, piled leaf collection of 2020. Please review the letter from DPW for regulations, details and zone dates HERE.
  • November General Election – General Election Update #4 was sent via email.  It details the four (4) ways to cast your ballot, tracking your ballot, where your polling location is located (NOTE: it may not be in your usual location)Please review the letter HERE.
  • Fourth Quarter Property Taxes – This is a reminder that the 4th quarter property taxes must be received by Tuesday, November 10, 2020 to avoid interest which is calculated from November 1.  Please review the letter from the tax collector for a link to on-line tax information, payment options and more HERE.
  • Road Construction – Please review road closures and construction work for the week of November 2 HERE.  
  • Free COVID-19 Testing: In cooperation with the Grunin Foundation, Monmouth County will offer free COVID-19 testing for County residents. You do not have to be symptomatic and no appointment is necessary. Please review the FLYER for dates and locations. Other statewide testing sites are posted on the State COVID-19 TESTING HUB.  

COVID-19 Update - As of this afternoon, Marlboro has had 779 total cumulative positive cases of COVID-19.  Of those cases, 707 have been cleared leaving 72 current active cases.  As anticipated with the colder weather, positive cases have increased from the summer. While our region is not near the levels of positivity we experienced back in April and May, we are no longer trending in the right direction. We are again asking that all Marlboro residents remember to 1) socially distance 2) wear a mask when social distancing is not possible and 3) wash your hands thoroughly and often.

We also should anticipate the State putting on further restrictions if the spread is not curtailed. I know this is not the news you want to hear and I am not happy to convey this message. Please do your part to try to stop the spread of this virus. 

If you are participating in Halloween, either trick-or-treating or handing out candy, please review the safety guidelines put forth by the state and the CDC and outlined in our Halloween letter sent via email and linked above. 

Have a safe and happy Halloween.    
Mayor Jon Hornik