January 21, 2021
Township Weekly Update
We are pleased to announce that Marlboro Township has been named as the sixth safest town in America and the first safest in New Jersey. Analyzing crime data in towns and cities with populations between 30,000 and 100,000 residents to determine the safest communities led them to suggest that factors beyond population and density are at play. (Article HERE) We agree and it is why Marlboro has prioritized community policing. Many thanks to Chief Peter J. Pezzullo and the Marlboro Township Division of Police who, working with our residents, keep Marlboro on the top of the safety awards. This award will join the others proudly posted on our website.
Property Taxes - First quarter property taxes are due on February 1, 2021, with a grace period ending Wednesday, February 10, 2021. Please CLICK HERE for the Tax Collector’s notice. Note that, as per state statute, interest charges on payments made after the grace period are calculated back to the February 1 due date.
Property Tax Relief (PTR) Verification Forms (Senior Freeze)– The application deadline for the 2019 senior freeze has been extended until February 1, 2021. Please review the attached notice for the completion of the forms HERE.
January 2021 Recycling Schedule – The Official Recycling calendar is in process and will be mailed to your home. Please review the January 2021, calendar HERE
COVID-19 Vaccine – If you have not yet registered for the COVID-19 vaccine, please do so by visiting the state’s COVID website HERE. Due to country-wide supply limitations, vaccination appointment availability is extremely limited. Read the state update HERE.
To ensure you are receiving the most up-to-date information please visit the NJ Department of Health website and register for their newsletter HERE.
COVID-19 Testing in Marlboro - The COVID-19 testing trucks continue to be available in the Recreation Center Parking lot. 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.
Testing is also available at hundreds of locations throughout the state.
- Visit the NJ COVID hub for a complete list in NJ: HERE.
- Monmouth County provides testing locations for residents and first responders throughout the County. Please complete the Testing Requisition Form ahead of your visit. Locations and times are subject to change so please check the website at visitmonmouth.com.
COVID-19 Data Dashboard- As of today:
- New Jersey- Daily New Cases: 4,095/Total Cases: 580,688
- Monmouth County – Daily New Cases: 315/Total Cases: 40,995
- Marlboro Township – Daily New Cases: 9 / Total Cases: 2,163; an increase of 148 cases since 1/15/21.
Complete statewide data is available on the state website at www.covid19.nj.gov Residents with general questions or concerns about COVID-19 should contact the Monmouth County Health Department phone bank by calling 732-845-2070 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Have a wonderful weekend and stay safe.
Mayor Jon Hornik