Coronavirus Update 44
July 1, 2020
A few days ago, we emailed a letter advising residents of our summer Municipal Services Update. For the health and safety of our employees and residents our offices remain closed to the public, but all Departments continue to be staffed. That letter with Department and staff member contacts, on-line services and more is posted on the top of the Township website and HERE. Some items of note included in that letter are below. Please review the letter for details and links.
- How to join virtually participate in Township meetings.
- License and Permits on line and downloadable
- Curbside Lawn Debris & Spring Cleanup/Bulk Curbside Pickup is COMPLETE
- Township Recycle Yard Opens for Bulk Items – Free, on-line permit needed.
- Introducing a new Zoning Division on-line Portal – https://marlboro-nj.gov/zoning-online .
- Interior inspections will resume utilizing new COVID-19 Inspection Protocols.
- Parks –All township playgrounds will open tomorrow, July 2.
- Marlboro Library – Online holds are now available, drop boxes are open for returns and door side pickups are scheduled for reserved books. The Marlboro Library is a branch of the Monmouth County Library system so please follow their Facebook page and website and register for the newsletter to keep apprised of schedules and summer events at https://monmouthcountylib.org/
Testing – New Jersey reported 423 new COVID-19 cases for a statewide total of 171,928. Monmouth County has 9,305 total cases and Marlboro has 502.
Marlboro Swim Club Opens Monday, July 6 - Following guidelines from the state, our plan was submitted and approved by the Monmouth County Health Department. Members that registered and paid for the 2020 season, received an email last week detailing the guidelines and regulations that will be in place for the 2020 season. Residents that placed their name on the waiting list, will receive an email in the next few days with the opportunity to pay for their membership. If you wish to consider joining the swim club and have not yet placed your name on the waiting list, please do so as soon as possible on COMMUNITY PASS. Due to limited capacity requirements, attendance is limited. Please review the ‘Marlboro Swim Club 2020 Operating Guidelines’ HERE. For questions, please call recreation at 732-617-0100 or email . Preparing the policies and procedures, following the guidelines and putting a plan in place to ensure a safe, recreational activity for our residents was not an easy task. My appreciation and thanks to Suzi Leifer and the Recreation and Swim staff who, along with the Swim Advisory committee, made this possible.
Road Repair –Pleasant Valley Road construction, part of the state process to turn the Marlboro Hospital property over to the county for a park, is ongoing and the road is closed to through traffic Monday to Friday from 7am to 3pm. Additionally, Brown Road will be closed tomorrow, Thursday July 2nd from 7:30am to 4:30 pm for road work. The road can be accessed from the Tennent Road side only. Questions on both projects should be directed to Traffic and Safety at 732-536-0304.
Concert and Fireworks – I am disappointed to announce that we have canceled our concert of Independence and Fireworks display originally scheduled for July 12. We have held this concert and display for more than 30 years and it has always been an annual highlight drawing thousands of residents. However, the safety and best interests of our residents, first responders and staff are of the utmost importance to us and so we regretfully announce this decision.
As many events are cancelled throughout the state, home firework displays have increased. Although New Jersey fireworks restrictions were moderately relaxed several years ago, Police Chief Peter Pezzullo reminds residents that only ground-based fireworks are legal in New Jersey. Please review his letter HERE. I also ask that you review the safety message from Marlboro’s Fire Official and the National Fire Protection Association reminding residents that at home fireworks can be dangerous HERE.
Marlboro Backyard Movie Series - We are pleased to announce our new Marlboro Backyard Movie Series at the Recreation amphitheater. This series is free and no pre-registration is required. July 21 will feature a movie for the whole family, July 28 is a movie for the grown-ups to enjoy, and our final evening will be Classic Movie Night on August 4. Movies will begin at dusk. Please bring your own chairs and/or blankets and you will be guided to your seating location. Please look for flyers and movie titles soon. .
Fourth of July Holiday Schedule Announcements - Marlboro Township municipal offices are closed on Friday, July 3 in observance. The recycling yard is closed on Saturday, July 4. The Marlboro Farmers Market is open on Sunday, July 5 from 9am to 2pm. The Marlboro Police are always open and can be reached by calling 732-536-0100. Emergencies dial 911.
On behalf of the Marlboro Township Council and the Township employees, we wish everyone a safe and happy Independence Day celebration.
Mayor Jon Hornik