Vol. 92 - 2020
June 19, 2020
Hunterdon Freeholders Continue
‘No Debt’
Capital Improvements For
Sixth Straight Year
Hunterdon County’s Freeholder Board, at its June 16th meeting, introduced no debt capital improvement ordinances for the sixth year in a row, providing funds for county roads, bridges, buildings and other infrastructure improvements, the continuation of the county’s open space and farmland preservation programs, and the purchase of needed vehicles and equipment.

Freeholder Board Director Shaun C. Van Doren stated, “These ordinances provide appropriations necessary to ensure effective operation of county government. As has been the case for the last six years, these improvements will be funded without resorting to debt. 

The County’s pay as you go capital program, which results in no debt service in the county budget, continues to benefit our taxpayers. It is a major fiscal strategy that has helped to freeze the tax rate again this year.”

Hunterdon Freeholders Oppose State Bond Plan That Puts Property Taxpayers At Risk
Hunterdon County’s Freeholder Board, at the June 16 th meeting, unanimously opposed the Governor’s plan (A-4175) that would permit $14 billion in state borrowing without voter approval and which could force property taxpayers to pay for the bonds through a statewide surcharge.

Freeholder Board Director Shaun C. Van Doren said, “The bonding plan must go before the voters on the ballot for approval. This was decided by the NJ Supreme Court when our former Senator and Congressman Leonard Lance successfully challenged then Governor Jim McGreevey’s attempt to avoid a bond referendum in 2004. The present borrowing plan is unconstitutional.”

Library Curbside Pick-up Resumes
In Hunterdon County
Non-contact materials pick up at Hunterdon County’s Main and North Branch libraries resumed June 15th, after a New Jersey Attorney General ruling halted the program earlier this month, Hunterdon County Freeholder Board Director Shaun C. Van Doren reported at the June 16 th Freeholder meeting.

Van Doren joined other elected officials and library directors around the state, as well as library patrons, in appealing to Governor Murphy for a reversal of the AG’s ruling on library pickups.

“Initially the public responded well to curbside pick-up, with over 300 pickups weekly, so it was gratifying to see the decision this past weekend that allowed library materials available once again for pickup. As I have previously stated while library buildings may be closed to the public, books should not be closed to the public,” Van Doren said.

Hunterdon-Somerset Joint Test Site at RVCC

June 25th

Walmart is offering COVID-19 testing
152 NJ-31 N, Flemington

CVS in Flemington is offering COVID-19 testing
798 Route 202

photo credit: NJ.com
And Information
As Hunterdon County's Department of Health continues to monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19), websites and resources are available.

You can also get Health Department updates
from their Facebook and Twitter pages.
Are you experiencing food insecurity?

For a list of all Food Pantries in Hunterdon County, and other resources,
click here to find help.

Hunterdon County Earns Distinctive Title Of Safest County In America To Raise Children

Freeholder Board Deputy Director Sue Soloway, the Boards’ liaison for the Human Services Department said, “Recently it was reported that Hunterdon County is the safest county in America to raise children out of more than 2,600 counties in the country.”
i nformation & updates
Bridge and Road Closures and Detours

Covid-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program (CVERAP)

Temporary rental assistance is available to low and moderate income households that have had a substantial reduction in income or became unemployed due to the COVID-19 pandemic through a lottery. Enrollment in the lottery is Monday, July 6 at 9 am through Friday, July 10 at 5 pm.

Blood Drive

The American Red Cross at Hunterdon County's YMCA
July 2nd
2 pm to 7 pm
All donors will receive an exclusive Wonder Woman T-shirt, while supplies last.

Hunterdon County Library

Recently the library announced access to Lynda.com, a LinkedIn Learning Online Resource. Anyone with a Hunterdon County Library card has access to this platform with more than 5,700 courses.

Watch at Home!

We've linked to about a dozen planetarium shows on our for website you to enjoy at home. You can learn about stars and planets, mythology stories, flight, and even the weather! 
One Stop Primary 2020 Information Center

County Agriculture Development Board (CADB)
The CADB will be meeting on
June 18 at 8 pm , via telephone conference. Dial: (877) 658-5107.
When prompted for a passcode, enter 444103 then press #.
Out of consideration for others, please mute your phone unless you are speaking. Dialing *6 at any time during the call will toggle your phone between mute and unmute.
Shaun C. Van Doren
Susan J. Soloway
Deputy Director

J. Matthew Holt
John E. Lanza
Zach Rich

Mary H. Melfi
County Clerk
Fred W. Brown
Susan J. Hoffman
Michael J. Williams
Acting Prosecutor
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