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Promise and Accomplishment: Hornik looks back on three terms and plans his fourth

By Jonathan Hornik, Mayor of Marlboro

Marlboro Mayor Jonathan Hornik

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.

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Posted: October 10th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Jon Hornik, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Marlboro Township Announces Strong Financial Results

Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornik

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.

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Posted: September 12th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Jon Hornik, Marlboro, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Marlboro Township Announces Strong Financial Results

Marlboro Farmers Market Grand Opening June 30

The Marlboro Farmers Market will hold its Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting on Saturday, June 30, 11 a.m., Mayor Jon Hornik announced.

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Posted: June 26th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Marlboro Farmers Market Grand Opening June 30

Marlboro Gets $96K Clean Communities Grant

Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornik

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.”

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Posted: June 12th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Marlboro, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Marlboro Gets $96K Clean Communities Grant

Marlboro’s Proposed Budget Reduces Property Taxes

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: | Filed under: Jon Hornik, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Marlboro’s Proposed Budget Reduces Property Taxes

Marlboro Governing Body Condemns Congresswoman’s Anti-Semitic Remarks

Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornik

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).

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Posted: February 12th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Jon Hornik, Marlboro, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Monmouth Democrat wants NJ Transit ethics job, Creates his own ethical controversy

Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornik inducts Bob Salman into the Monmouth Dem Hall of Fame. Middletown Mike photo.

A prominent Monmouth County Democrat who wants the newly created position of chief ethics officer at New Jersey Transit finds himself in a self induced ethical controversy after an email he sent to other Democrat leaders was leaked to Politico.

Bob Salman, 79 of Marlboro, served as Inspector General of the Department of Transportation during the McGreevey/Codey and Corzine administrations.  Governor Christie appointed him to the Council on Local Mandates.  He is a member of the Democrat State Committee and is an inductee of the Monmouth Democrat Hall of Fame.

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Posted: December 26th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, NJ Democrats | Tags: , , , , , , , | 13 Comments »

Hornik will seek fourth term as Marlboro mayor

Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornik

Jonathan Hornik will run for a fourth consecutive term as Mayor of  Marlboro Township.

The mayor announced his candidacy on the Tommy G Show Tuesday afternoon during MMM publisher Art Gallagher’s guest appearance on popular drive time radio show.

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.

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Posted: December 5th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Jon Hornik, Monmouth County News, News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Marlboro Amends Its Parking Ordinance

Marlboro Mayor Jonathan Hornik announced today that the Township has amended its parking ordinance to accommodate residents traveling to New York City on evenings and weekends.

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: | Filed under: Marlboro, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

What if Menendez resigns?

It’s not considered likely that Senator Bob Menendez will resign as a result of the bi-partisan admonishment he received from the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Ethics.  NJ and Washington Democrats have become a much more forgiving people since Senator Bob Torricelli was forced out of office after his admonishment 16 years ago.

As Bret Stephens wrote in a Trump bashing piece in the NY Times yesterday, America’s standards have declined over the years.   Menendez’s admonishment for trading the power of his office for luxury travel and massive campaign contributions will likely blow over as the Democrats and their media partners continue their mission to destroy the Trump presidency.

But what if the Russian collusion with the Senate Ethics Committee works and Menendez decides to take a job running Dr. Salomon Melgen’s port security business in the Dominican Republic while looking over his luxury villa?

If Menendez resigns, Governor Phil Murphy gets to appoint someone to fill the vacancy until January. That person would run in Menendez’s place for a six year term in the November election. Who would Murphy choose? Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 27th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Bob Menendez, New Jersey, Opinion, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »