Vol. 87 - 2020
March 13, 2020
Hunterdon Freeholder Director Announces County Offices Remain Open and Operations Continue
During Public Health Emergency
Hunterdon County Freeholder Board Director Shaun C. Van Doren has announced that the County’s government offices and operations continue to be open and operating and that the March 17th Freeholder Board meeting will take place as scheduled, at 5:30 pm at the County Administration Building in Flemington.

Van Doren also announced he is temporarily suspending employee attendance at conferences, events, functions, large gatherings, and out of state travel for official purposes, effective immediately in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Van Doren stated, “Protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the residents and the County government employees of Hunterdon County is a paramount concern for the Freeholders. Hunterdon County’s government has moved forward with the appropriate steps in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency in New Jersey. At the present time Hunterdon County’s government offices are open and operations continue. The County’s continuity of operations and continuity of government plans are prepared for activation should the need arise.”

COVID-19 Updates 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.

Governor Murphy Recommends Cancellation Of All Public Gatherings Of More Than 250 Individuals, read the full story here.

If you have any questions, please call the 24-hour Hotline, 1-800-222-1222, or 1-800-962-1253 if out of state.
Hunterdon Freeholders Recognize 100th Anniversary Of The
19th Amendment To The U.S. Constitution
Freeholder John E. Lanza, Cultural & Heritage Commission Vice Chair Carol Cronheim, Freeholder Deputy Director Susan J. Soloway, Freeholder Director Shaun C. Van Doren and Freeholder Zach T. Rich
The Hunterdon County Freeholder Board, during the March 3 rd meeting, marked the 100 th Anniversary of the passage of the 19 th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which granted women the right to vote, with a Proclamation commemorating the historic event.

Freeholder and Culture & Heritage Commission Liaison John E. Lanza pointed out that New Jersey has a prominent place in the push for the right for women to vote.

“Due to the untiring efforts and leadership of American suffragist Alice Paul, who hailed from Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, spearheading a movement which led to the passage of the 19 th Amendment, women have suffrage rights today,” the Freeholder said.

Over 600 Residents Join On-line Petition To Restore Aid Cuts Targeting Hunterdon County Schools
Hunterdon County Freeholder John E. Lanza has announced that in less than a week over 600 Hunterdon County residents have signed on to the on-line petition calling on Legislative Leaders to restore Governor Murphy’s proposed $2.7 million in school aid cuts to Hunterdon County schools.

“There’s still time to join the petition drive,” Lanza said. “Hunterdon residents are fed up with being targeted by the Murphy Administration for school aid cuts. Last year it was $2.1 million in cuts and this year it is $2.7 million in cuts.”

Hunterdon Freeholders Observe 'Read Across America' March 2nd At Three Bridges Elementary School, Read Dr. Seuss Books
To Kindergarten Students
Freeholder Deputy Director Susan J. Soloway, and fellow Freeholders John E. Lanza and Zach T. Rich attended ‘Read Across America’, also known as Dr. Seuss Day, on March 2, each reading a favorite Dr. Seuss book to kindergartners at the Three Bridges School, encouraging children to read more books and helping them to be excited about reading.

Organizers Anne Romano and Rachel Tomson, first grade teachers at Three Bridges School, and School Principal Kristen Higgins, invited Dr. Jonathan Hart, Superintendent of Readington Township Schools, along with Senator Kip Bateman, Assemblymen Andrew Zwicker and Roy Frieman, along with Freeholders Soloway, Lanza and Rich, to read to the students. 
Hunterdon Freeholders Approve NJ Historic Trust Grant For Historic Courthouse Improvements

The Hunterdon County Freeholder Board, on February 18th, approved an agreement with the NJ Historic Trust for a $747,000 grant, which the County will match, for restoration and renovations to the Courthouse complex.
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Bridge and Road Closures and Detours

Click the image above for the Spring 2020 schedule and note, all March shows have been canceled.
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Starting next week, Uber's emergency button will allow drivers and passengers to text 9-1-1 in case they are unable to make a call.

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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