April 29, 2020
Coronavirus Update #31
Good morning. I hope everyone had an opportunity to enjoy yesterday’s beautiful weather. I want to give you an update on some issues of note.
Second Quarter Property Taxes –Yesterday, Governor Murphy issued Executive Order 130 allowing municipalities to extend the grace period to June 1 for local tax payments due May 1. This is welcome news to many residents during this difficult time.
As the Governor’s order specifically requires that the Township Council formally act, a special meeting of the Council will be held virtually on Friday, May 1, 2020 at 10:00am. The Council meeting agenda is posted on the township website HERE.
As I have previously said, any extension of the tax payment deadline must consider the Township’s obligation to turn over more than 80% of what is collected to the school districts and the County according to a statutory schedule. The Township cannot turn what it has not collected.
I am pleased to report that the Marlboro K-8 and Regional school districts are working with us during this unprecedented period to ensure that there is sufficient cash flow to simultaneously meet the needs of local government services and school obligations.
Shortly after the Council meets I will update residents through normal communication channels.
Bulk Pickup/Spring Cleanup – As announced previously, due to the COVID-19 State of Emergency restrictions, the Spring Curbside Bulk pickup was delayed. Following conversations with the contractor, the collection is expected to be rescheduled for late spring and the schedule by zone will be announced mid-May. To ensure the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists and to prevent flooding, no bulk items may be curbside at this time. The new dates will be sent to residents via email, posted on the website, social media, and sent via SWIFT 911. For more on recycling guidelines, please refer to the Recycling Calendar on line HERE.
Brush Only Collection - Curbside brush only collection has begun by zone. Leaf collection is complete and bagged or piled leaves must be removed from the curb by a private contractor or brought to the recycling center. To review brush collection guidelines and your zone’s collection date, please review page 12 of the recycling calendar HERE. A reminder that when brush collection is complete, no lawn debris may be curbside as we begin the summer road program.
Municipal Court –Following the Courts Omnibus Order, discussions are in process regarding conducting remote Municipal Court proceedings and sessions. For more information, please call 732-536-0300.
Marlboro Library – Public access restrictions to the Marlboro Library and all branches of the Monmouth County library system is extended until May 15. Library material due dates have been automatically extended to June 1. Downloaded books, magazines and movies are returned automatically. For more visit https://monmouthcountylib.org/library-branches/marlboro/
Marlboro Municipal Offices continue to be closed to the public, but every office is staffed and can be reached by phone or email. Many forms and permits are available on-line. 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.
Mayor Jon Hornik