Marlboro Mayor Jonathan Hornik blasted JCP&L’s recovery response to Tropical Storm Isaias and the utility’s horrendous communications with the public and local government officials in testimony delivered to the NJ Senate Law and Public Safety Committee on Monday.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: October 23rd, 2020 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Jon Hornik, Marlboro, Monmouth County News | Tags: Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornik, Monmouth County News, Tropical Storm Isiasis | No Comments »
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 Township has been awarded a $95,842 Clean Communities Grant from the NJ Department of Environmental Protection, Mayor Jon Hornik announced this afternoon.
“We constantly strive to identify alternate sources of funding for critical needs, and parks and public spaces are essential to the quality of life in our Town,” said Mayor Hornik. “The Clean Communities grant allows us to dedicate additional resources to the maintenance of these areas.”admin | Filed under: Marlboro, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: Clean Communities Grant, Marlboro, Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornik, Monmouth County News | Comments Off on Marlboro Gets $96K Clean Communities Grant
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 »
Parking is now free of charge from the hours of 6:30 p.m. till 4:30 a.m Monday through Friday and throughout the weekends at the Union Hill Commuter Park and Ride, the lot at Cambridge Square and the spots marked “commuter spaces” at Costco/Texas Road. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: June 7th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Marlboro, Monmouth County News | Tags: commuter parking, Marlboro, Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornik, Monmouth County News | 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.
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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.”
Marlboro Township’s K-8 schools now have armed and uniformed police officers present at all times during school hours under an agreement between the Township and Board of Education that was approved by the Board last night, Mayor Jonathan Hornik announced.
“I am pleased that the Board of Education has supported our initiative to station Marlboro police officers in each of our schools. While it is not a solution to the gun debate, it will keep our children and educators safe. As Mayor, I have no more fundamental responsibility than keeping our children and educators safe,” Mayor Hornik said, “Recently in Maryland, a School Resource Officer (SRO), a trained and armed Police Officer, engaged and pursued the shooter and, by all accounts, prevented this incident from being a far greater tragedy. While it would be nice to pretend that that we did not live in a society that requires armed police officers in our schools it is not the reality.”Art Gallagher | Filed under: Education, Marlboro, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Jonathan Hornik, Marlboro Board of Education, Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornik, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Police in schools, School Safety | 4 Comments »
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 »
A Marlboro Police Officer is accused of punching a Colts Neck woman in the face, breaking her orbital and then falsely arresting and imprisoning the woman, according to a federal lawsuit filed in Trenton last week.
Officers Donna Gonzalez and Joseph Meglio forced themselves into the Colts Neck home of Marlene Mazur on January 24, 2016 in response to a dispatch call reporting an argument between a man and a women, according the the suit filed by Freehold attorney Thomas Mallon on behalf of Mazur. The complaint says that Mazur’s husband had gotten her car stuck in the snow and that by the time the Marlboro officers arrived at the Boundary Road home, the husband and their son had dug out the car and parked it in the garage.
Gonzalez and Meglio entered the home and demanded to speak to the husband. Gonzalez pushed Mazur against a wall and gestured as if she was going to punch her while Meglio followed the son upstairs and entered a room where the son’s children were staying.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Colts Neck, Marlboro, Monmouth County News | Tags: Chief Bruce Hill, Colts Neck, Marlboro, Marlboro Police Department, Marlene Mazur, Mayor Jon Hornik, Officer Donna Gonzalez, Officer Joseph Meglio | 7 Comments »