August 27, 2021
Weekend Update

Dear Resident,

We are speeding towards the unofficial end of summer, the start of school and our premier fall event, Marlboro Day. Registration begins for Fall Recreation programs for all ages. More on that below.

Last weekend’s tropical storm activity, which prompted several weather alerts from Marlboro OEM and evacuations in the neighboring towns of Monroe and Jamesburg reminds us that we are now in peak hurricane season.  I note that at the time of this communication, Marlboro OEM is monitoring a flurry of tropical storm activity in the Atlantic.

As you may know, ever since Superstorm Sandy left us with prolonged power outages, impassable roads and a wave of destruction just to our east, I have sent out an Annual Hurricane Season Update to advise residents how to stay in touch, be prepared and remind us all, how we, as a community continue to “Weather the Storms.”  That letter is on its way to your mailbox and is posted on the Township Website (HERE). 


Marlboro Farmers Market – The market was closed last week in advance of Hurricane Henri, but we are back this week and looking forward to stocking up.  Open every Sunday from 9am to 2pm, please join us for local goods and produce. This week’s vendors HERE. 

Marlboro Day - We look forward to this town-wide gathering scheduled for September 12 from noon to 5pm.  If you own a business and are would like to be a sponsor or a vendor, please click HERE.

Fall Recreation Programs – Please see the ‘News from Recreation’ linked HERE.  Outdoor basketball and tennis, Kids Fit Class, Kid and Teen Art registration is open now.  Registration for the Senior programming opens August 31.  Please CLICK HERE for a complete list of programs and more information.  Register for all Recreation programs at


Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT) – Want to work with the Marlboro Police and ‘180 Turning Lives Around’ and give back to our community? Consider becoming a part of the DVRT Team.  MORE

Summer Road Program – Brush/leaf collection is complete until late September.  No lawn debris should be curbside.  MORE

Landscaper Registration - A reminder that 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


Deadline August 31 to Opt-Out of Vote By Mail (VBM) – The General Election is Tuesday, November 2 and the deadline to opt-out of receiving a VBM ballot is August 31, 2021.  If you have an active VBM status, you would have received a letter several weeks ago from the County Clerk with a form to opt. Note that the mandated VBM for the November, 2020 election did NOT change your prior VBM status.  If you are unsure of your status or would like to opt-out of VBM, please contact the Monmouth County Clerk at 732-431-7790 or E-mail: For more, and a link to an opt-out form on their website  If you are currently a VBM voter and want to remain as one, you need do nothing. 

Pre-Filled VBM Applications – The County Clerk has been notified that some voters are receiving pre-filled VBM applications from a Washington, DC non-profit organization.  These are not official, not being sent by the County election offices and voters should disregard and discard.  For more see the News Release HERE.  

COVID VACCINES – We remind residents that vaccines are available for those age 12 and up.  For assistance finding a vaccine appointment, please click HERE or email my office at  

Lastly, the Marlboro Soccer Association is hosting the 33rd Annual Marlboro Kickoff Classic this weekend at soccer fields throughout the Town. We wish the best of luck to all the players.

Have a great weekend,
Mayor Jon Hornik