February 4, 2021
Weekend Update

Dear Resident,

As we continue to clean out and clean up from the largest snowstorm we have seen in many years, we are keeping an eye on another potential storm this coming weekend.  With 50 plus hours of nonstop work, the men and women of our Department at Public Works and our third-party contractors did a spectacular job handling this storm. 

BRUSH COLLECTION POSTPONED - Due to snow covered roads, curbside brush collection is postponed until further notice. Schedule updates will be sent via email, special media and posted on our website.  Our Recycling Center is open and residents may bring brush and leaves (not commingled) to the recycling center throughout the year as per the published schedule. No permit or fee needed.  MORE.

ZONE 1 RECYCLING – A reminder that the make-up recycling collection for Zone 1 (originally scheduled for 2/2) will be Tuesday February 9. The February 16 collection date will be as scheduled.  As always, all items curbside by 7am on collection day.   

COUNTY PAPER SHREDDING DATES – Monmouth County has announced their dates for paper shredding.  Marlboro is scheduled for October 17, but County residents may attend any shredding location. See FLYER for details.  Marlboro residents only shredding events will be announced soon. 

PROPERTY TAXES –First quarter property taxes are due on February 1, 2021 with a grace period ending Wednesday, February 10, 2021.  Note that interest charges on payments made after the grace period are calculated back to the February 1 due date, as per state statute.  Tax payments can be made on line, US Mail, or dropped in our drop box accessible 24/7.  For details read the message from the Tax Collector HERE.

GATHERING RESTRICTIONS LOOSENED: Governor Murphy today announced that effective Friday, February 5, 2021:

  • The following may operate at a 35% capacity with a maximum of 150 individuals: Indoor performance venues, indoor gatherings for religious ceremonies or services, wedding ceremonies, political activities, memorial services or funerals.
  • The following may operate at a 35% capacity: Indoor entertainment and recreation areas including casinos and gyms and personal care businesses.
  • Indoor dining capacity is expanded to 35%. The statewide 10:00pm indoor restaurant service limit is lifted.
  • The prohibition on seating at indoor bar areas remain in effect as it creates close and prolonged contact between patrons, bartenders and servers.
  • All health protocols must be adhered to.

COVID-19 VACCINATIONS – As has been reported, there is a shortage of vaccines country-wide making appointments difficult to obtain. The state is waiting for distribution from the federal government and we are hopeful that additional vaccine availability in conjunction with more vaccines being approved will make it easier for residents to find appointments.

Please review the following to ensure you receive the most up-to-date information. 

  • Pre-Register for the Vaccine– If you have not done so already, pre-register with the State and review vaccine information, at https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/vaccine
  • NJ Department of Health – The NJ Department of Health January 29, 2021 edition of the Vax Matters Newsletter Their newsletters and updates can be found on their website HERE. Receive the updates in your inbox by registering for VAX Matters HERE.   
  • NJ Vaccine Call Center –NJ opened a call center to help residents with the vaccination process.  The call center can be reached at 855-568-0545 and is available 8am to 8pm 7 days a week. For those residents unable to access a computer, the call center staff can pre-register and will be able to assist in scheduling appointments for those eligible. Please note that the wait times are long and residents should use the state vaccine website whenever possible.   
  • Monmouth County Vaccine Registration – County Residents who are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine should register for the Monmouth County Waitlist. Please note that this is a separate registration from the state and residents should register for both.  Visit the Monmouth County website for more.

COVID-19 TESTING IN MARLBORO: The COVID-19 testing trucks will remain the Recreation Center Parking lot until further notice. The testing is done via saliva test, you do not have to be symptomatic and results are emailed in 72 hours. Please review the flyer for dates/times, the QR code to pre-register and what is needed to expedite the process.  There will be no out-of-pocket costs for the test. The flyer is posted on our website and HERE.

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT ENROLLMENT PERIOD EXTENDED MAY 15– A reminder that the window is extended for eligible uninsured residents to enroll in a health insurance plan through the marketplace or directly from carriers through a COVID-19 Special Enrollment Period .The deadline aligns with the enrollment window opened by the federal government under the Biden Administration in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit https://nj.gov/getcoverednj/ for more. 

Have a good weekend and enjoy 2021 Super Bowl Sunday.  Please wear masks, wash your hands and maintain social distancing. 

Mayor Jon Hornik