April 16, 2020

Coronavirus Update #27

Dear Resident,

Marlboro Municipal Offices continues to be closed to the public, but every office is staffed and available by phone or email and many forms and permits are accessible on-line.    

Email Directory: https://www.marlboro-nj.gov/e-mail-directory
Telephone Directory: https://www.marlboro-nj.gov/telephone-directory
Forms Licenses and Permits (many on line applications): https://www.marlboro-nj.gov/documents/forms-permits-licenses

Marlboro Bulk/Spring Pickup DELAYED – I remind all residents that 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. 

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.

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 Thanks Our Heroes – Be a part of Marlboro’s video!We are so very grateful to the people on the front lines.  Our first responders, nurses, doctors, and medical personnel, people who work in grocery stores and restaurants, those in essential businesses that go to work every day. They are our heroes and we cannot thank them enough.  But we are going to try.  We will be putting together a video comprised of Marlboro residents’ thanks yous.  Take a picture or a make a short video.  It can be about a particular person, a group or a general thank you.  Many thanks to Councilwoman Randi Marder for spearheading this program.  Instructions: Marlboro Thanks Our Heroes

State Updates

 Testing and Current Cases – 

  • Today Governor Murphy reported that there are 4,391 new positives in the state with a total of 75,317 positives.
  • 4,299 cases in Monmouth County.
  • 303 cases are in Marlboro.
  • There are multiple public and private testing sites in NJ.  The list is available www.covid19.nj.gov/testing

NJ Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency suspended all rent increases at its 36,000 eligible properties within its portfolio.   A full list of participating housing counselors and more details on the program may be found at: www.njhousing.gov/foreclosure

Mental Health Assistance:

  • Mental Health Cares Hotline – For emotional support dealing with stress, anxiety, and depression due to COVID-19 from 8am to 8pm 7 days a week. Call 866-202-HELP (4357)
  • NJ Hopeline – 24/7 Peer Support & Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-855-654-6735
  • Support for Hearing Impaired – Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. Call 973-870-0677
  • Substance Abuse Assistance – 24 hour a day/7 days a week for those with Substance Abuse Disorder or friends and family call  1-844-REACHNJ
  • Information on TeleHealth and health insurance enrollment  – www.getcovered.nj.gov

Public Schools -Governor Murphy today stated that public schools will remain closed through at least Friday, May 15.  The school districts will communicate plans for virtual learning with the students’ parents/guardians. 

Mayor Jon Hornik