April 2, 2020
Thursday Email Update
Please note that to protect residents and employees, all Town Hall Municipal Offices will continue to be closed to the public until further notice. However, every Department is staffed and can be reached by phone or email. Forms, department phones numbers and emails can be found on the website home page and many transactions can be done on line. Mayor Hornik continues to send out updates almost daily via email as well as posting to the town official Facebook page at @marlborotownship. Prior communications remain on the ‘alerts and actions’ scroll on the website. Township schedule updates and notices are linked to ‘Municipal Offices closed to public…’ near the top of the website homepage.
All Township programs and meetings are cancelled through April 17. It is expected that this will be extended. Please check the Township website calendar for updates.
• Also cancelled is the Monmouth County Paper shredding scheduled to be held in the Municipal Complex this Saturday, April 4.
The Western Monmouth County Sewer Authority (WMUA) is seeing an increased amount of non-flushable products, oil and grease in the sewer system. Please note that paper towels, wipes, trash and hygiene products should be thrown in the trash and not flushed. Grease and fats should not be poured down your sink drain or flushed, but should be placed into a container, allowed to solidify and disposed of in the garbage poured down your sink. These materials disrupt sewer service by creating sewer line blockages.
Facebook Live Video - Mayor Jon Hornik will be holding his second live video on Sunday, April 5 at 4:00pm. Please submit questions to no later than 5pm Saturday, enter ‘FB Question’ in the subject line and included your name and address in the body of the email (this will not be shared with the public). Mayor Hornik will reply to as many questions as time permits. In order to inform residents without access to social media, the text of the video will be shared via email.
Recycling and Curbside Collections
- BAGGED ONLY leaf collection is underway by zone. Leaves piled curbside or brush will NOT be collected. Those placing Bagged leaves should be placed on your property and not the street to prevent flooding and to keep the streets clear for pedestrians. Landscapers or residents placing debris for collection in an unauthorized manner shall be required to remove the waste from the public right of way.
- The collection schedule is detailed in the Recycling Calendar mailed to your home and here. Any changes to service relative to the state of emergency will be communicated through normal channels.
- Township Recycle Yard - The yard will be opened for cardboard, comingled paper, electronics, brush and leaves only. No bulk trash items of any kind will be accepted. In order to ensure the safety of our employees and adhere to the CDC‘s requirement of “social distancing”, Township staff will not be able to assist you with placing your items in any of our containers, and we may need to limit the amount of cars in the site at one time. Recycling guidelines and hours can be found on page 10 of the Recycling Calendar and HERE.
- Township Bulk Curbside Pickup – Spring Curbside Bulk collection will happen but it will be delayed. Due to the COVID-19 State of Emergency, the Township’s bulk trash contractor is unable to perform the service beginning in April as scheduled. The pick-up will be rescheduled and communicated via email, posted on the website and sent via SWIFT 911 once the State of Emergency is lifted and / or distancing restrictions are relaxed.
Notice to Bidders/Vendors: In an effort to maintain the safety and health of all persons, the procedures for the receipt of all bid packages will be as detailed HERE under further notice.
Hydrant Flushing - In light of the State of Emergency and in lieu of the normal Spring Hydrant Flushing Program, the MTWUD will be performing safety tests on each of the hydrants within the system to ensure that the hydrants are working properly and all maintenance related issues are recorded. During this work there will be no effect on pressure or water quality to the drinking water. The work is expect to last approximately 4 weeks with completion on/or about mid-May. Should you have any questions or concerns, please call (732) 536 – 0188.
Restaurants and Grocery Stores - As we head to the weekend many of our families would have been enjoying a visit to one or more of our numerous restaurants or ordering takeout. Although restaurants are closed for seating, a wide variety are providing takeout and delivery. Friday night pizza, Saturday night dinner and Sunday morning bagels may add much-needed variety and normalcy to your family meals. The links to the restaurants and grocery stores are posted on the town website homepage and social media, and is updated on a regular basis so check back often. We suggest calling the restaurant ahead or ordering on line to ensure that there have been no schedule changes and to limit your social contact. Review options HERE.
Zoom Setup Assistance - Marlboro’s Teen Advisory Committee (TAC) has offered to remotely help anyone who would like to use ZOOM on their home computer, laptop, or phone, but does not know how to download or install the ZOOM app. ZOOM is an effective and safe way for people to stay connected during the home containment period because it allows you to see and communicate with your friends, neighbors, and family. If you would like one of our TAC teens to call you and help set this up, please e-mail Deputy Mayor Larry Rosen at .
THIS WEEK IN MARLBORO RECREATION & SWIM
Recreation programs may be on-hold, but the staff continues to work to bring you programs to keep us in touch, reaching out to our senior citizens who may feel particularly isolated, and ensuring residents with addiction or mental health issues have access to resources.
Although we are, of course, focused on the current state of emergency we look forward to our summer programs and are actively planning for the summer camp and swim club season.
If you have questions or would like to speak with anyone in recreation, please email us at .
More on Website
Swim Club Early Bird Rates for Marlboro residents:
* Shared services towns are: Manalapan, Old Bridge, Colts Neck
Guest books are on SALE @ $60/per book, please email
Marlboro Marlins Swim Team- FLYER
Lifeguards Wanted for Summer Employment - American Red Cross will be hosting lifeguard training at the Marlboro Swim Club. Get Certified by Memorial Day! Join the team in 2020! For more https://www.njlifeguard.com/marlboro
Marlboro Swim Club Day Camp- Registration is ongoing FLYER
Learn to Swim at the MSC: Email for details.
RECREATION & SENIOR CITIZEN PROGRAMS
Teddy Bear Scavenger Hunt– Make your neighborhood walks more fun and count the Teddy Bears in the window as you walk the neighborhood! #marlboropawsup FLYER
Marlboro Connect “Linking our Generations” – Virtual Pen Pal to help those who may be the most isolated. FLYER
Virtual Experiences – Explore the world from your home FLYER
Health & Wellness – Keep Fit at Home with virtual links. FLYER
Marlboro Alliance for the Prevention of Substance Abuse – Resources for addiction and mental health services. FLYER
Call the Recreation office at 732-617-0100 or email for more information on these and all sports/recreation programming.
Register for all programs at www.marlboro-nj.gov/signup