Former council candidate Chris Dean approached the Thursday night, looking for a "gentleman's agreement."
Dean, who identified himself as the Marlboro Republican Municipal Chairman, raised concerns that the recent was not enforced during the . With his concerns, he asked Council President Jeff Cantor to enter into a "gentleman's agreement" that Cantor's future signs would be placed in the approved spots.
Cantor, who has not announced that he will be running for council again, said he believes in every ordinance currently on the books.
"I wasn't aware I was running, but thanks for throwing my name in the hat," Cantor said. "I will follow the ordinance."
Sources told Patch candidates were informed prior to the election through a letter from the township that signs in locations in violation of the ordinance needed to be removed. It is unclear how long candidates had to take down signs, or if further action was taken by the township.
Dean said he saw every violate the rules of the sign ordinance, which limits sign placement to certain intersections and roadways in Marlboro. Dean also admitted to placing some campaign signs himself, although he did not identify a specific candidate.
"You are politicizing the election by identifying with the Republican party while talking about the Board of Education," said Mayor Jon Hornik, who incurred criticism from members of the Republican party after publicly supporting BOE candidates BonnieSue Rosenwald and Jian Kao through a town-wide robo call.
Dean said he attempted to contact the township about the violations, with no response, and was looking to the council to enforce the rules.
"Mr. Dean, you have to learn how government works," Hornik said. "The administration enforces the laws, the council passes the laws."
Hornik invited Dean to call the mayor's office any time he sees a violation of the ordinance.
"It is our obligation to enforce every law," Hornik said.