Coronavirus Update #17 Part 3 –
April 17, 2020
MARLBORO TOWNSHIP MUNCIPAL OFFICES
Governor Murphy issued Executive Order #107 that, in effect, orders most residents to stay home. Along with grocery stores, pharmacies, medical services, and restaurants, Government Offices are considered essential. Mindful of our employees’ health and safety, most departments are on staggered schedules and working from home whenever possible. When in Town Hall employees are practicing social distancing and following CDC guidelines. 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.
All non-essential Township meetings and programs have been cancelled or postponed until at least April 30. Please check the Township calendar for updates.
Contact Municipal Departments - The Township website www.marlboro-nj.gov home page has access to Quick links and an ‘I need to…’ dropdown box to direct you to the most frequently asked questions. A Municipal email directory HERE and phone list HERE.
The following details information pertaining to Marlboro Services:
- Township Spring Cleanup/Bulk Curbside Pickup DELAYED – Due to the COVID-19 State of Emergency restrictions, the Spring Curbside Bulk pickup is delayed. The pick-up which is performed by a Township contractor will be rescheduled. The new dates will be sent to residents via email, posted on the website, social media, and sent via SWIFT 911 once the State of Emergency is lifted and / or distancing restrictions are relaxed. Please do not place any bulk items curbside until further notice. We remain committed to delivering the service once the restrictions are relaxed.
- Licenses and Permits - Marlboro Township issues a number of licenses and permits, some of which are available online. The link below has two tables. The first table will guide you to find the online options that are available. The second table to the appropriate downloadable forms and regulating organization. HERE.
- Inspections - At this point, inspection dates are currently being scheduled for the month of May, but will be ultimately depend upon the duration of the State of Emergency. Inspections associated with emergencies such as septic or water, unoccupied structures and outdoor facilities which allow for safe distance between residents and inspectors are being accommodated. If questions, contact the Department of Community Development at 732 536-0200 x1800 or
- Commuter Parking Permit – The deadline for parking permit renewals, normally due by March 31, has been extended to April 30, 2020. Residents with current permits are encouraged to return your renewal by mail as soon as possible. The drop box in Town Hall is accessible. Please place items in and envelope and mark ‘Clerk’ on the outside. For your safety, please do not deposit cash. Direct questions to .
- Marlboro Division of Police – The Police Department is open 24/7 and can be reached at 732- 536-0100. Please not call the police for updates regarding COVID-19. They do not have information above what is available on our website and it is vital that their lines be accessible for emergency calls. Emergencies, of course, dial 9-1-1.
- In response to the concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus, Chief Peter Pezzullo is advising the public that every effort is being taken to maintain police services to our residents. The community should be aware that some changes have been implemented by the police department for providing emergency services and maintaining the safety of all first responders. Call takers for the police department have been instructed to ask standardized pre-arrival screening questions to better identify how the police department should respond to the request for service.
- For police requests of a non-emergent nature such as thefts, criminal mischief, harassment complaints, etc., citizens are urged to file an online police report through the police department’s website and linked HERE.
- Curbside Collections –BAGGED ONLY leaf collection is underway by zone. At this time 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.
- Brush and leaves are accepted at the Township Recycling Center throughout the year, free of charge. The hours of the Recycling Center are Monday and Wednesday 8:00-1:30 and Saturday 8:00-4:00.
- 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. (Bulk/spring cleanup collection delayed as noted above)
- 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.
- Marlboro Parks –The parks are open for what we call “passive recreation”, but playgrounds and courts are closed and have been roped off to restrict access. Team sports and field games which encourage close contact are prohibited.
- Court – The New Jersey Court system has extended the suspension through April 26. Individuals scheduled to appear before the Municipal Court to contest a traffic or parking ticket, or minor local ordinance violation, should not appear and await notice of a new court date. Defendants may continue to make payments for parking and traffic matters through the municipal court’s online payment website at NJMCdirect.com.
Please note that as the situation evolves, this is subject to change. We will update our residents as additional guidance and possible further restrictions are put into place by the State in order to ensure the health and safety of the public. I will continue to keep you up to date.
Mayor Jon Hornik