Marlboro officials see positives of shared services agreements


MARLBORO — A trio of shared services agreements between Marlboro and nearby public entities could benefit the township and its taxpayers, according to officials.

The Township Council approved the pacts — two with the Marlboro K-8 School District Board of Education and one with Manalapan Township — at its June 19 meeting.

Mayor Jonathan Hornik touted the deals with the school board as an “important way to achieve economies of scale.”

The first agreement between the municipality and the school board authorized the second year of shared janitorial services. The municipality is slated to pay $80,436 — or 12 monthly payments of $6,703 — to Temco Building Maintenance Inc., according to the resolution.

The contract became effective July 1 and is anticipated to run through June 30, 2015.

Temco, which also serves Marlboro K-8 facilities, will be charged with cleaning and caring for all municipally owned buildings, according to the resolution. That includes the police station, Town Hall, the recreation complex bathrooms, the library, pump stations, treatment stations and more.

The governing body green-lighted the first year of the janitorial agreement in 2013. The same terms and conditions will apply in the second year and Marlboro officials have the option to renew it for a third and final year, according to the township.

A second resolution is expected to bring about shared architectural services for the municipality and the school board. The council approved the $9,800 deal to receive plans for new roofing at the Marlboro Recreation Community Center and the municipal park concession building, according to the document.

The firm Fraytak, Veisz, Hopkins, Duthie will perform the work.

The school board has retained that group to design a number of improvements to Marlboro’s schools, according to the agreement.

Finally, the council amended a 2008 shared services agreement regarding the Marlboro Swim Club with Manalapan Township.

“When our swim club was in the red, we opened it up to Manalapan residents, and I am happy to say our swim club is now profitable, or in the black,” Hornik said.

According to municipal documents, the amendment defines how much money Manalapan will pay to Marlboro for use of the club by Manalapan’s summer camp program.

The agreement requires Manalapan to pay $5 per child per day for the first 40 children who enter the swim club between 9-10 a.m. After that, Manalapan will pay $2.50 for each child who arrives during that hour, up to a maximum of 100 children, according to the document.

Manalapan will pay $5 per child per day for each camper who arrives between 10-11 a.m., up to a maximum of 40 children.

The total amount of cash collected by Marlboro may not exceed $17,500, according to the document.