April 9, 2021
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) required revisions to our storm water ordinance and they were adopted by the Township Council in March. We are proud to encourage sustainability in our Township, a part of which is being an ‘Adhering Municipality’ meaning that each year we report to the DEP the amount in tonnage of litter, yard waste, improperly disposed of material we collect. We also report the enforcement methods we utilize to ensure adherence.
We all know that no matter how much we publicize and what we do, landscapers come to Marlboro and put leaves or brush in our streets without regard to the regulations or posted schedule. Additionally, they are dumping yard waste in our streets from other municipalities taking advantage of our robust curbside removal program. This causes our roads to be unsightly and dangerous for most of the year and is the primary cause of clogging sewer inlets and flooding in our township. To adhere to DEP’s enforcement requirement and to ensure compliance to our posted schedule, all landscapers for hire on any public street or private property within the Township must register each address they service with the Township. More on this below.
DPW CURBSIDE COLLECTION
BAGGED LEAF COLLECTION – Curbside brush collection is complete and bagged only leaf pickup underway. Please review the DPW SPRNG LAWN DEBRIS MESSAGE #4 for dates and regulations.
SPRING CLEANUP/BULK PICKUP - The much anticipated spring cleanup/bulk pickup annual collection will begin by zone April 19. Please review the regulations and excluded items (i.e. no TVs) in the recycling calendar, in the BULK PICKUP LETTER. In order to keep children and pedestrians safe, we ask that you not place bulk items curbside earlier than the weekend prior to your first pickup date.
LANDSCAPER REGISTRATION – As noted above, all landscapers who do work for hire in Marlboro Township must register using our on-line portal on the Township website. Registration must be complete no later than September 1, 2021. The registration portal can be accessed by visiting our website at www.marlboro-nj.gov and click the ‘Landscaper Registration’ under Quick Links and Actions or the ‘I need to Learn about…’ drop down box. The landscaper registers their business on the portal one time on the portal and then enters EACH address they service. Note this is a free registration. We ask for your help ensuring that your landscaper is aware of this requirement.
NOTICE OF CHANGE IN POLLING LOCATION (Districts 18 and 24) – Registered voters who reside in districts 18 and 24 have been mailed a postcard from the Municipal Clerk confirming a change in their polling location. District 24 will vote at Asher Holmes Elementary School and District 18 at Robertsville Elementary. Both districts previously voted at Robertsville Bible School. The new polling location will be printed on the sample ballot sent in advance of the June primary election. (NOTE: This change has not yet been updated on the County or State Election websites).
HYDRANT FLUSHING – Marlboro Township Water Utility annual hydrant flushing continues through Friday May 14 between 7:00pm and 1:00am. MORE…
MARLBORO RABIES CLINIC – May 22 from 10am-noon.Dog and cat licenses are required by law and must be renewed every calendar year. Register your dog/cat with the Marlboro Police Department via mail or on-line click https://marlboro-nj.gov/images/forms/dog-cat-license-combined.pdf
HOME IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM – Our apologies that the flyer in the prior email contained an incorrect phone number. If you live in Marlboro, own your own home and fall within income limits you may qualify for a no-interest ten-year forgivable loan. See revised FLYER for more.
PRIORITY VACCINE REGISTRATION FOR MARLBORO RESIDENTS AGE 65 AND OVER OR DISABLED – We continue to help our residents most in need. If you have not yet scheduled a vaccine appointment, please review my letter HERE for more information and a link to complete the on-line form. Registration instructions for those without computer access is detailed in the letter.
COVID-19 TESTING IN MARLBORO - The COVID-19 testing truck is located in the Recreation Center Parking lot. The schedule through the end of April is Sundays 9-3 and Wednesdays 1-7. The testing is done via saliva test, you do not have to be symptomatic and results are emailed within 72 hours. Please review the flyer for dates/times, the QR code to pre-register and what is needed to expedite the process. There are no out-of-pocket costs for the test. The flyer is posted on our website and HERE.
COVID-19 VACCINE - Vaccine eligibility has been expanded to include everyone age 55 and over and people in certain industries. To determine of you are eligible for the vaccine in NJ, click HERE.
- To ease finding a vaccine appointment, the state has a website https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/finder. Please note that vaccine supply is still limited and demand outpaces supply but this website helps to alleviate the need to search each location individually. The site refreshes multiple times an hour as appointment become available. Keep checking.
- For more about vaccines, please visit https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/vaccine
SMALL BUSINESS PPE LOAN – Businesses and organizations with less than 100 employees can apply for an additional 65% discount on PPE products. Note, if your business was already approved in November /December 2020, you do not need to apply again. Please click HERE for more.
Have a great weekend,
Mayor Jon Hornik