September 3, 2020
Township Update

Dear Resident,

As we head into the Holiday weekend, I want to remind residents that Town Hall and the Recycling Center are CLOSED on Monday, September 7 in observance of Labor Day.  The Police are open 24/7 and can be reached by calling 732-536-0100.  Emergencies, dial 911.

I signed two Executive Orders (EO) this week.  The first is an extension of an earlier EO waiving the permit fee for Marlboro-based fitness businesses to use our outdoor facilities. These businesses provide an important service to our community and it is in our interests for them to continue to thrive and make use of our Township fields while the weather remains favorable.  Please note that permits are still required and interested business should email 

A month ago, Tropical Storm Isaias ripped through Marlboro and caused substantial damage and extended power outages.  I have made my position clear on JCP&L’s inability to effectively manage the restoration of service following severe weather events.  I am pleased to announce that yesterday, I signed an EO temporarily waiving the permit fees for residential standby and portable generator installations. Thank you to Councilman Scott Metzger for spearheading this important initiative.  The EO can be read in its entirety HERE.

The permit fees are waived subject to the following:

(1) Temporary fee waivers shall apply to new applications made between September 3, 2020 and October 16, 2020.

(2) The temporary fee waivers shall not be applied retroactively.

(3) The State DCA fee shall not be waived and will be charged accordingly.

(4) Permits and inspections will still be required for all generator installations to ensure that they meet state and local codes.

It is important to note that the permit only need be filed during this time frame to be eligible for the fee waiver.  Installation can occur at a later date. As many residents have spent months at home, the Community Development Team continues to receive an extraordinary number of home improvement inquiries.  Therefore, we request that you apply for the permit as early as possible prior to your proposed installation. 

To request a generator permit packet please email , call 732-536-0200 ext. 1800, or visit the Building Department Monday to Friday from 8am – 4pm (entrance in the back of Town Hall). 

The following are updates to previously emailed notices:

  • Greenwood Road Closure – The road closure announced last week will continue through Friday, September 4 from 7am to 5pm as construction crews install drainage pipe on Greenwood Road between Thomas Lane and Ticetown Road.  The road will be closed during construction, detours in place and Police Officers will be on site to assist motorists and residents.  Road Construction notices can be found on our website HERE.
  • Emergency Brush Collection Underway-   The Department of Public Works (DPW) is nearing completion of the emergency storm debris removal (brush only). Brush was to be placed curbside no later than 7:00 am Monday, August 10 and the town-wide collection was anticipated to take approximately four weeks. If they have completed your street, they will not return and your brush must be removed by private contractor or be brought to the recycling center. For the complete regulations click HERE.
  • Recreation Fall Events & Programs was emailed earlier this week.  It can be found on our website in the Upcoming Events section and HERE. Look for fall movie nights, Rock painting and scavenger hunts, and goat yoga. Halloween events, programming and classes will be announced soon. 

Visit the Marlboro Farmers Market open Sunday from 9am to 2pm for all your barbeque needs.   Fruits, vegetables, pickles, cheese, meat, polish specialties, gelato, breads, baked goods, guacamole, dog treats, dips, oils, nuts, and more.  Located on Route 520 just west of 79 and across from the WaWa, parking is on site with handicapped parking at street level.  For more, visit the website  and Facebook and Instagram @MarlboroFarmersMarket 

I wish you and your family a safe and enjoyable Labor Day weekend. 

Mayor Jon Hornik