Marlboro Receives $1.6 Million in Sandy Relief Funds

FEMA will reimburse Marlboro for debris cleanup and emergency management during and after Hurricane Sandy.

Sen. Frank Lautenberg announced today that Marlboro Township will be reimbursed through FEMA money to the tune of more than $1.6 million.

Marlboro estimated its cleanup costs at more than $1 million shortly after the storm. Today, estimated costs reach $2.2 million. 

The costs also come from township employee overtime payments, including in the police department and public works department.

Lautenberg also announced funding for Belmar and the NJ Office of Emergency Management. Wednesday's funding appropriations totaled $9.2 million.

“These federal grants are an important start,  and now more than $60 billion in emergency federal recovery aid has been signed into law, New Jersey and the region will be able to move more quickly in rebuilding  and preparing for the next storm," Lautenberg said in a news release.

The federal government has approve $60.2 billion in Sandy relief funds.

"The removal of debris from our communities is one of the ways our residents psychologically recover and return to a sense of normalcy in their everyday lives after the storm," said Governor Chris Christie in a news release.

Michael Mirkin January 30, 2013 at 10:20 PM
What cleanup? I still have a pile of debris in front of the house and every time I call the "don't work" department they push the collection date another week or two. What stupidity to collect debris 2 days after the storm and 2 days before the nor'easter! They should have prioritized the clean up to major roads and left individual neighborhood cleanup until all of the storms past. What a waste of time and resources. Another perfect example of mismanagement.
milton McC January 30, 2013 at 11:57 PM
As a Dean flunky you should have been better informed. The entire town had 2 collections of storm debris. Many people kept trimming their landscaping for weeks after the the storm damage was removed. I saw landscapers and tree people leaving their garbage all over town despit the fact that they are required to remove and dispose of it themselves at their expense. Stop trying to make a political issue about something that is not. It won't help the Dean Tean get elected.
Stuart Mandel January 31, 2013 at 12:38 AM
I think that the administration did all that they could to expedite the clean up given the weather conditions and staffing requirements. For a bright mayor and council, I still can't believe they agreed to run that mazzola woman. I'm surprised that she didn't put her hair brushes outside for cleaning when they announced brush clean-up.
Stuart Mandel January 31, 2013 at 12:55 AM
I also wonder why milton always throws the Dean name out there any time someone says something against our administration. It is ridiculous. Hornik is doing a great job and let's just focus on that. People are entitled to their opinion which is why I stated mine about running mazzola on the ticket.
cynicinmarlboro January 31, 2013 at 11:03 AM
I agree with you Michael. It would be nice to have the debris and leaves removed in my neighborhood before we have a major snowstorm and plows cannot come through properly. They were very quick to come through after Sandy before many had the opportunity to fully clear their yards. They came around again to clear School Road, but forgot to re-do the streets off it. I wonder if the mayor and the council still have debris around them.
milton McC January 31, 2013 at 01:05 PM
Victoria and Chris Dean are the heads of the Republican Party here in Marlboro. They suffered a crushing defeat in the last election. Their game plan is simple.Throw enough stuff against the wall and see if something sticks. This tactic was ignored and in fact actually backfired on them. Another of their old play book plans is to be totally contrary to everything the successful administration says. If the Mayor says is is noon, they claim it is midnight. The obstructionist actions of the Deans and their Allies is what drove Ms. Mazzola away. We may not always agree but she has the best interest of Marlboro in her heart. The Deans are only interesting in political power and expected her to be their puppet. Ms. Mazzola has shown that she is a self starting, independent thinker who chose to be with people who care about our town and not their own power and influence.
DADDYKNOWS January 31, 2013 at 04:16 PM
The Dean's dont have the mental capacity to brain wash people into doing what ever they choose. Hey Milton if thats the case they would already have you playing in traffic. It surprises me that the Democratric party are the only ones entitled to an opinion in Township of Marlboro. Plenty time to blog instead of doing actual work.
Stuart Mandel January 31, 2013 at 04:24 PM
I thought this post was about Marlboro receiving relief funds for clean-up and damage caused by recent storms. Mr. Mirkin expressed his viewpoint and immediately the Dean name gets thrown in there again. I feel that this is way off topic. It appears the the mayor did what he could to get Marlboro well deserved money and I would like to stay focused on that if possible. Thanks.
Kaitlyn Anness January 31, 2013 at 05:26 PM
Milton, Victoria Dean is not a head of the local Republican Party, she is a Board of Education Vice President. It is correct that Chris Dean is the Marlboro municipal chair for the party.
milton McC January 31, 2013 at 06:28 PM
I can't answer you now because I am at work.
milton McC January 31, 2013 at 06:40 PM
OK. I have a minute now. You and the Deans are entitled to your opinion although from the very start you have been wrong. The Deans and their paltry followers have been nothing more than pot stirers since they moved to town. Their only interest is to get control of the local government and the school board. Their agenda right the wrongs of an administration that has streamlined municipal government, kept taxes as stable as possible during hard times, increased commercial ratables thereby relieving residential tax pressures, reduced the size of govenment while keeping services for residents. During the last campaign the Deans their candidates did not offer a single positive or constructive idea or suggestion. Nothing has changed
Stuart Mandel January 31, 2013 at 06:53 PM
Geez, again with the Deans?? Enough already. You seem to have an obscession with them that you would take time out of your working day to keep posting about them. I will say this, I do give them a lot of credit that they are taking your insults without retort. Can't we just focus on all of the good things in town and how to try to improve them enven more without dragging someone through the mud?
Lisa S January 31, 2013 at 07:31 PM
I live in zone 4. We never had our October 15th leaf pick up ( pre sandy) and have not had a leaf pick up at all. They did come and pick up some brush on Christmas eve (thank you) but left messes of leaves. Let me explain to everyone, we don't have piles of leaves, we have MOUNDS that are covering the curbs of our properties from end to end with only space for our driveways. Aside from being a fire hazard because cars obviously need to park on the leaves, it's absurd that it's taking this long. I wish I could send you all a picture! Oh yes, and the Christmas trees that were scheduled to be picked up on Jan 7th or 14th are on top of the MOUNDS of leaves. It's great that Marlboro applied for the funds and it's not going to come out of the taxpayers pockets but it would be really nice if it all could be done in a more timely manner.
Kaitlyn Anness January 31, 2013 at 07:38 PM
Lisa, Feel free to send me a photo! kaitlyn.anness@patch.com
Michael Mirkin January 31, 2013 at 08:04 PM
Mr/Mrs/...-Milton, First i believe that if you're going to offer a comment in a public forum use your real name. Don't be afraid you will not be shunned or persecuted even in Marlboro. This is America and we are free to speak our minds and express our opinion and challenge our leaders. This is how this country was built! Second, I object that you classify me as someones flunky when you don't even know me. Yes I am a Republican and I do know Deans and proud of it. Irrespective of my affiliation i was the first one to voice my disappointment and disgust to Victoria when the approval of the school election was moved to the general election and we lost our right to vote on the budget as long as it was under 2%. I don't care if you are a Dem or Rep what's wrong is wrong period! Third it is you who are misinformed. My zone 7 had the first pick up the Monday after the storm before any real debris could be collected, and no follow up collection was made as you stated. My point was that the township could have waited another couple of days before hitting individual neighborhoods for clean up and should have focused on main streets so that can be safe for passage. Beginning clean up a couple days before another storm that caused just as much if not more damage was plain and simple short sighted and perfect example of management 101 failure when you are employing limited resources. (cont'd)
Michael Mirkin January 31, 2013 at 08:04 PM
(cont'd) That is not a political fabrication it is simply the truth, which is never convenient or comfortable to deal with. That is why it is the truth. If you would get your head out of the administrations derriere for long enough you could potentially make an intelligent rebuttal. With regard to Mr. and Mrs. Dean like any community active individuals holding political posts they have some sort of personal agenda I am sure. However that goes the same for Mr. Hornik and anyone else occupying or seeking public office. Like I said before I do know the Deans and we may not always agree on all of the issues but I respect them for their activism and their sacrifices in trying to make this a better town. I extend the same respect to Mr. Hornik and the council even though I don't agree with their policies or actions.
Michael Mirkin January 31, 2013 at 08:12 PM
Mr. Mandel All i can say is thank you for being real and I will agree to disagree with you anytime :-) cheers!
Kaitlyn Anness February 01, 2013 at 01:19 AM
I will be putting together a photo gallery of debris still in Marlboro streets. If you have a photo of debris on your street, please email me at kaitlyn.anness@patch.com with what street and zone you are in. Thanks to the residents who already submitted photos!
Suze February 08, 2013 at 08:06 AM
They picked up our leaves about 3 weeks ago and the debris over a month ago, but I am off of a main road.....maybe that has something to do with it??


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