October 8, 2021
Weekend Update – Columbus Day 

Dear Resident,

I hope everyone has been enjoying our beautiful fall weather.  Please note that Town Hall Municipal Offices and the Recycling Center are closed on Monday, October 11 in observance of Columbus Day.  The Police are open 24/7 and can be reached by calling 732-536-0100.  Emergencies dial 911. 

A reminder from our Police Division of Traffic and Safety that from October to December deer become more active, especially between dusk and dawn.  Drive with caution, slow down and remember that deer often travel in packs. 

We have a busy fall filled with events and programs. Please see below for more.  


Robertsville Volunteer Fire Co. #1 OPEN HOUSE – Close out Fire Prevention week with a visit to the firehouse on Saturday, October 9 from 10-noon.  Bring the family and try out the skills to become a firefighter.  FLYER 

Paper Shredding – Monmouth County will hold a paper shredding event in the Township Municipal parking lot on October 17 from 9am - 1pm or until the truck is filled.  For details, and other county paper shredding dates, click HERE 

Calling all Ghost Hunters – Friday, October 22 we begin the evening at 6pm with members of the NJ Researchers of Paranormal Evidence Team.  Hear stories and check out their ghost capturing equipment.  We follow with the movie Poltergeist at 7:15.  Bring chairs, blankets and movie snacks and enjoy our spooky night.  Outside at the Marlboro Recreation amphitheater.  Free. No registration.  FLYER.   

Trunk or Treat & Halloween Parade - Sunday, October 24,join us for our 13th annual Trunk or Treat. A tradition started in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, ‘T or T’ and parade registration begins at 2:30pm and the Halloween Parade begins at 3:45pm. Be a trunk! Decorate your trunk and hand out candy to children as they trick or treat from trunk to trunk.  See the FLYER for details.   

Marlboro Farmers Market –The Marlboro Farmers Market is open every Sunday, rain or shine through October 31.  We are hosting our first holiday market on November 21.  If you are a vendor and wish to submit an application for consideration, please send an email to .  More about this week’s vendors HERE.   

Marlboro Swim Club Early Bird Rates- Early bird rates are available to Marlboro residents only.  Join the swim club by January 31, 2022 and lock in the lowest membership fees for summer, 2022.  MORE…. 


FiOS/Optimum/Internet – I am often asked why the entire town does not have access to FiOS.  We put together a Marlboro TV and Internet FAQ that explains why Marlboro, along with many other towns in the state, do not have access to more than one company for cable/Wi-Fi service, what you can do to improve your existing service, and ways to ‘cut the cord’.  Please read the newsletter HERE.  

Brush Collection – Brush collection is underway by zone. To keep our streets safe for pedestrians and bicyclists and to allow rainwater to flow to the sewers, please not place brush in the street and do not place for collection more than one week prior to your first collection date.  Collection dates and regulations are detailed in the letter sent via email, posted on the website and linked HERE. 

Landscaper Registration - All landscapers who do work for hire in Marlboro Township must register with the Township. We ask for your assistance in informing your landscaper.  MORE


Registration Deadline – October 12 is the last day to register to vote for the November election. Check your registration status, HERE. Or call Monmouth County Superintendent of Elections at 732-431-7780. You can complete the form on-line HERE.

Vote By Mail (VBM) - VBM ballots have been mailed to those who have requested them and did not opt-out.  VBM ballots can be placed in the US Mail, delivered to the Monmouth County Board of Elections or placed in the drop box located in the Marlboro Municipal Parking lot. (or any drop box in Monmouth County HERE).  NOTE: VBM cannot be returned to early in-person or Election Day polling location. The last day to apply for a mail in ballot is October 26 and the form can be viewed HERE. 


This past week we held a COVID vaccine booster clinic in cooperation with the Monmouth County Health Department. Many residents took advantage of the opportunity and convenience and we will plan another one in the near future.  To learn more about boosters and to see who is eligible, please visit the state website HERE 

COVID Testing - We are pleased to announce that the COVID-19 testing truck will return to Marlboro later this month. Details will be forthcoming.    

I am pleased to announce that Marlboro residents continue to be ahead of the average in vaccination percents. Virtually all of our residents over age 65 and 91% of those age 18 and over have had at least one vaccine. If you have not yet scheduled your second shot, you can find locations HERE.  

Have a great weekend and I hope to see you at our upcoming events.   
Mayor Jon Hornik