Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornik is one of three New Jersey mayors slated to testify at a joint hearing of the Assembly Homeland Security and Telecommunications/Utilities Committees today at 10 a.m. in Trenton.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: August 19th, 2020 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: JCP&L, Jon Hornik, New Jersey | Tags: JCPL, Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornik, Monmouth County News, Tropical Storm Isiasis | Comments Off on Hornik to testify on JCPL’s storm failures at Assembly hearing
By Jonathan Hornik, Mayor of Marlboro
When I was first elected Mayor, I detailed my ‘Plan for Progress…100 Days and Beyond’. As a lifelong resident of Marlboro and business person, I stressed the need for investment in public safety and infrastructure including roads and open space preservation while getting our fiscal house in order. Especially in light of the great recession and the severe storms which we weathered as a community, I am pleased that we have been able to accomplish as much as we have, and my focus for the next four years will be on these same critical areas.admin | Filed under: Jon Hornik, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: 2019 elections, Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornik, Marlboro Township, Monmouth County News, OpEd | Comments Off on Promise and Accomplishment: Hornik looks back on three terms and plans his fourth
Marlboro Township’s AAA bond rating was reaffirmed by S&P Global Affairs and the Township received a “clean audit for the seventh year running,” Mayor Jonathan Hornik announced yesterday.
“I am pleased to once again announce that we have a clean audit for the seventh year running. While it has become almost routine for independent auditors to issue an unqualified opinion with respect to the Township’s financial statements, it still bears mentioning,” Hornik said.admin | Filed under: Jon Hornik, Marlboro, Monmouth County News | Tags: Marlboro, Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornik, Monmouth County News | Comments Off on Marlboro Township Announces Strong Financial Results
Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornik and Woodbridge Mayor John McCormac are having a joint high dollar fundraiser tonight at Cuzin’s Seafood Clam Bar in Marlboro. The $300 per head event is being hosted by Middlesex Democrat Chairman Kevin McCabe and Monmouth Democrat Chair David Brown.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2019 elections, Jon Hornik, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: 2019 elections, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin, John McCormac, John O. Bennett, Jon Hornik, Marlboro, Middlesex Democrats, Monmouth Democrats, NJ Democrats, Woodbridge | Comments Off on Hornik and McCormac holding joint fundraiser in Marlboro tonight
Marlboro Township Township’s governing body introduced their 2019 Municipal Budget with a plan to reduce property taxes, Mayor Jonathan Hornik announced. Scheduled for passaged at the April 11 Council meeting, the budget as proposed will lower the municipal portion Marlboro property taxpayers annual bill. For average household valued at an estimated $494,605, the cost for all municipal services such as police, parks, public works, and road improvements will be $1,867.
“The challenge of managing the extreme weather conditions of the last several years continues to drive the Township’s cost of operations. Our budgets have had to absorb the increased costs of snow removal, in particular, which has increased more than 300% since 2007,” said Mayor Jonathan Hornik. “We also continue to grapple with State mandates including an 11% increase in our New Jersey Pension System contribution. Despite these pressures, we continue to deliver and expand the services our residents expect while remaining $1.95 million below the State levy cap and $1.24 million below the State spending cap.” Read the rest of this entry »Posted: March 21st, 2019 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Jon Hornik, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: Jonathan Hornik, Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornik, Marlboro Township, Monmouth County News, Property Taxes | Comments Off on Marlboro’s Proposed Budget Reduces Property Taxes
Mayor Jonathan Hornik and the members of the Marlboro Township Council today issued a public letter condemning the Anti-Semitic remarks of Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-Minnesota).Art Gallagher | Filed under: Jon Hornik, Marlboro, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: anti-semitism, Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, Jonathan Hornik, Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornik, Marlboro Township, Monmouth County News | 3 Comments »
Jonathan Hornik will run for a fourth consecutive term as Mayor of Marlboro Township.
First elected in 2007 when he defeated incumbent Republican Dr. Robert Kleinberg in a race that got statewide attention when Kleinberg incurred the pubic wrath radio personality Jim Gearhart and Asbury Park Press columnist Bob Ingle by falsely claiming Gearhart’s endorsement. Kleinberg then went on the air with Gearhart the day before the election to argue with the host and defend his campaign mail.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Jon Hornik, Monmouth County News, News | Tags: Bob Ingle, Carol Mazzola, Jeff Cantor, Jim Gearhart, Jon Hornik, Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornik, Marlboro Township, Monmouth County News, Robert Kleinberg, Tommy G Show | 1 Comment »
Marlboro Mayor Jonathan Hornik today noted that the State of New Jersey historically shirks its obligations to the “chronically underfunded” pension system while local governments have been meeting their obligations. Hornik’s comment came in a press release touting S&P Global Ratings reaffirming his township’s AAA bond rating.
Art Gallagher | Filed under: Declan O'Scanlon, Jon Hornik, Marlboro, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Politics, New Jersey, New Jersey State Budget, Pensions, Phil Murphy | Tags: Declan O'Scanlon, Marlboro, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, NJ Budget, NJ Pension Crisis, S&P Global, Senator Declan O'Scanlon, Standard and Poors | Comments Off on Hornik calls for Murphy administration to dramatically reform pension system
S&P noted that while the Township continues to make its annually required pension contribution to the State of New Jersey, the State pension system is chronically underfunded. “Local government continues to pay its share, and historically the State has shirked its obligation,” stated the Mayor. “In the context of our review, S&P reiterated its concern regarding the long term health of the State system. I am hopeful that with a new Administration in Trenton, the State will take a more responsible approach to its stewardship of the pension system.”
Mayor Jonathan Hornik asks Marlboro Council to support legislation allowing property taxes payments as charitable contributions
Marlboro Mayor Jonathan Hornik is asking the Township’s Council to support Governor-elect Phil Murphy’s proposal to allow New Jersey residents to make charitable contributions in lieu of property taxes as an end around the tax reform legislation passed by Congress and signed into law by President Trump last year. The new federal tax law limits the deduction for State and Local Taxes (SALT) to $10,000.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Jon Hornik, Marlboro, Monmouth County News, Phil Murphy | Tags: Federal Tax Reform, Governor-elect Phil Murphy, Marlboro Township, Monmouth County News, Phil Murphy, Property taxes as charitable contributions, SALT deduction | 4 Comments »
Standard and Poors, the global credit rating agency, issued a AAA/Stable bond rating on $9.6 million in new borrowings by Marlboro and upgraded the Township’s existing debt to AAA as well.
The new rating makes Marlboro one of only 29 towns in New Jersey with the top possible credit rating, according to a statement from the Township.
“Marlboro’s credit is officially the highest grade available in the marketplace”, stated Mayor Jonathan Hornik. “This means that our taxpayers benefit from the lowest possible costs for road, parks and recreation and other capital improvements.” Read the rest of this entry »Posted: September 13th, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Jon Hornik, Marlboro, Monmouth County News | Tags: AAA Bond rating, Marlboro, Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornik, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Standard and Poors | 1 Comment »