April 3, 2020
Volume 15
The Morning Report

The Hunterdon County Morning Report provides up to date information on the actions of the Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Constitutional Officers and the activities of County government, as part of Freeholder Board Director Shaun C. Van Doren’s commitment to greater public communication.
Residential Bulk Drop Off On Saturdays
In Hunterdon County Is Cancelled
Until At Least May

Hunterdon County Prosecutor Says COVID-19 Restrictions Being Enforced,
Warns of Scams,
Price Gouging
The public should be aware that law enforcement is actively enforcing COVID-19 state directives to not gather, avoid traveling, and to practice social distancing, and should also be on the alert for COVID-19 scams and price gouging, Acting Hunterdon County Prosecutor Michael J. Williams stated in a public notice issued on April 2, 2020.

The notice from the Prosecutor’s Office states that Executive Orders issued by Governor Phil Murphy, Directives from Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, and Administrative Orders from State Police Superintendent Colonel Patrick J. Callahan, have the force of law and are being actively enforced by state, county and local law enforcement.

“We know these rules are creating hardships; however, Hunterdon County residents must comply with the mandates."

Hunterdon Freeholders Tell Veterans VA And County VSO Are Working
And Able To Help
During Public Health Emergency
Hunterdon County Freeholder Board Deputy Director Susan J. Soloway, the Board’s Veterans liaison, and Rich Booth, County Veterans Services Officer (VSO), are sharing the message with County Veterans that the Lyons and East Orange VA Hospitals are providing health services by appointment, VA claims are being processed and the County’s VSO is available to help veterans. 

Freeholder Soloway said, “It is important for our Veterans to know that they are still able to receive treatment, apply for benefits and that both the VA hospitals and Hunterdon County’s VSO are providing the necessary services our Veterans need at this critical time.”

COVID-19 Stimulus Check Information
How Much Will Your Stimulus Check Be?

Senior Citizens and Retirees qualify for COVID-19
stimulus checks.
Important news was just announced that Social Security recipients will not have to file a tax return to receive a federal stimulus check.   The U.S. Treasury Secretary says recipients will receive payment directly to bank accounts, if the information is on file, or via check in the mail.
No resident needs to apply, it is automatic.
Important COVID-19 Information and Links
 Those with mild symptoms of the virus may not know they have it and can unwittingly spread it to others. The virus can lead to very serious complications, such as pneumonia, which can be fatal.

The FAFSA deadline renewal of State Aid for Academic Year 2020-21
moved from April 15 to June 1.

The state income tax filing deadline and the corporation business tax filing deadline will be extended from April 15th to July 15th.

Veterans don’t forget you qualify for a $6000 state income tax exemption for 2019 taxes.
Hunterdon County Parks And Trails Are Open

Please Do Your Part To Keep County Park Trails
Open For Everyone

Observe Social Distancing Rules  

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The Hunterdon County Board of Elections is requesting that all forms be sent through USPS for mail delivery.

The Board of Elections Office will continue to operate to answer public phone calls and process mail.

Call 908-788-1190, Monday through Friday,
9 am to 4 pm or 
Hunterdon County Community Alert
Emergency Notification

Sign up for Hunterdon County Emergency notification system.

Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Constitutional Officers
Shaun C. Van Doren ,

Susan Soloway ,
Deputy Director

Matt Holt
John E. Lanza
Zach Rich

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

Boards and Commissions Schedule

The state has permitted telephonic public meetings; check the county website for updated information on how to participate.

Hunterdon County Freeholder Meetings
Held remotely per Governor's
Executive Order #107
*See the county website for information on how public may participate.
Tuesday, April 7th, 5:30 pm

Hunterdon County Agriculture
Development Board
*this meeting will be held remotely, instructions to call-in can be found online
Please contact Bob Hornby at Bhornby@co.hunterdon.nj.us or weekdays, 8 am - 4:30 pm at (908)788-1490 with any questions. 
Thursday, April 9th, 8 pm

Hunterdon County Government | Hunterdon County Website