Vol. 147- 2022
February 18, 2022
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Hunterdon Commissioners Support Bill Limiting Governor’s
Emergency Powers
Commissioners: S-1200 Restores Checks and Balances
Hunterdon County’s Board of Commissioners, at the February 15th Board meeting, endorsed bi-partisan legislation pending in the New Jersey Senate (S-1200) that limits emergency declarations by the Governor, and called for the checks and balances established in the Constitution to be restored in Trenton.
Board Director John E. Lanza said, “The state Constitution establishes a system of checks and balances that has been disregarded by the Governor’s declarations going on two years now. S-1200, sponsored by Senators Declan O’Scanlon and Vin Gopal corrects that situation.
Lanza noted, “S-1200 does not take away the Governor’s ability to declare an emergency when there are floods, hurricanes, blizzards or even pandemics.
What it does is set an appropriate time limit on that authority that requires the Governor to seek legislative approval to continue the emergency – and again for a limited period.”

Hunterdon Covid-19 Test Site Provides Choices For Businesses, Workers,
and Students
Nearly 800 Tests Conducted Since Site Opened
The free covid-19 rapid antigen test available at Hunterdon County’s test site in Flemington, where nearly 800 tests have been administered since February 3rd, provides businesses and schools that require covid-19 vaccination with the option to offer periodic testing, providing freedom of choice to workers and students, Hunterdon County Commissioner Susan J. Soloway announced at the February 15th Commissioner Board meeting.
Soloway, who visited the test site with the Board’s Deputy Director Zachary T. Rich when the facility opened on February 3rd, said, “With the availability of the free test site, there is no reason for an organization not to offer the testing option, as an alternative to vaccination, providing individuals with freedom of medical choice. 

That alternative particularly provides protections for those who have a medical or religious reason that prohibits vaccination. And that freedom is important for all individuals.”

Hunterdon Commissioners Host Virtual ‘Go Red For Women’ Event

Heart Health And An Active Lifestyle Encouraged
Hunterdon County Board of Commissioners Susan J. Soloway and Director John E. Lanza commemorated the American Heart Association’s ‘Go Red For Women’ with more than forty employees during a virtual lunch event with guest speaker, Dr. Andrey Espinoza, a well-respected local cardiologist and Hunterdon County resident.

Commissioner Soloway said, “Today we are gathering to bring awareness to the fact that heart disease and stroke causes one in three deaths among women, and to promote the healthy lifestyle changes that can prevent heart disease in both men and women.”

For more information about staying heart healthy visit
County Walk-Up Vaccine Clinic

To make an appointment for your vaccination or booster, call 908-788-1351
information & updates
Bridge and Road Closures and Detours

Hunterdon Sheriff Notified By Residents About Several Scam Calls

Sheriff Brown said, "The scams are not new, but each times several people fall victim to their fear tactics. Staying informed about the scams is the best way to protect yourself."

This week, the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (NJHMFA) opened the application portal for the Emergency Rescue Mortgage Assistance program (ERMA). To help protect homeowners from foreclosure, this program will provide assistance to cover mortgage arrearages, delinquent property taxes, and other housing costs for eligible homeowners negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 
NATURALIST HIKE at MIQUIN WOODS: Saturday, February 26, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, ages 10 through adult, $3,
WINTER ACTIVITY BOX: ages 4-8, $20, pick up at Hunterdon County Arboretum.
SENIOR STROLL at SUNNYSIDE: Wednesday, March 9, 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM, adults, free!,
Hunterdon County Board of County Commissioners and Constitutional Officers
John E. Lanza

Zachary T. Rich
Deputy Director
**not pictured
Matt Holt

Susan J. Soloway

Shaun C.
Van Doren

Mary H. Melfi
County Clerk
Fred W. Brown
Susan J. Hoffman
Renee Robeson
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