July 29, 2020
Volume 38
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.
Joint Hunterdon - HMG COVID-19 Test Site
Tuesday, August 4th and August 11th from 1-5 pm
121 Route 31S Suite 100 Raritan Township
HMG requires a provider prescription. Make an appointment by calling
908-237-4230 or email HMGDOTTesting@hhsnj.org
Van Doren: Governor Must Distribute CARES Act Funds Now

Hunterdon Freeholders Freeze Tax Rate, Approve No Debt Capital Plan, Now Governor Must Hold Up His End
Saying the Hunterdon County Freeholders have held up their end by freezing the County tax rate for the second year in a row, Freeholder Board Director Shaun C. Van Doren has called on New Jersey’s Governor to now “hold up the state’s end” by reimbursing County governments and their taxpayers for COVID-19 related expenses, from the $250 million federal CARES Act fund specifically designated for local governments.

“Hunterdon County’s Freeholders have made significant fiscally conservative decisions to hold up our end during the health and economic crisis. The tax rate was held steady for the second year in a row, a no-debt capital improvement plan was approved for the sixth year in a row, and the County continues to provide substantial funds for emergency and public health pandemic response. 

Now the Governor must hold up his end and distribute the federal funding designated to reimburse Counties, which has been available for over three months,” Van Doren said.

Services Are Available For Hunterdon Veterans During Pandemic
Hunterdon County’s Veterans Services Officer (VSO) Richard Booth continues to be available for Veterans needing assistance, while generally working remotely to adhere to social distancing requirements during the pandemic, Freeholder Board Deputy Director Sue Soloway has reported.

Soloway, the Board’s Veterans Liaison, stated, “Mr. Booth has been on the job and working throughout the COVID-19 health crisis, helping Veterans at a time when many resources may not have been available or accessible to our Veterans. He has been available to help Veterans remotely, but where it is absolutely essential, he has met at his office on Gauntt Place with Veterans. A plexiglass partition is in place and Rich and anyone he is meeting with must wear face coverings.”

South County Branch Library Now Offering Non-contact Material Pick-up

Curbside Service available for patrons.

Mondays 9 am to 2 pm
Wednesdays 2 pm to 7 pm
Saturdays 9 am to 2 pm

Call 908-968-4611 or email library@hclibrary.us for information or to make an appointment.
Outdoor Dining In Hunterdon County
COVID-19 Testing

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

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

Hunterdon Medical Center
 You can donate blood at the Hunterdon Medical Center by making an appointment. Blood donations are urgently needed, sign up today.

Voorhees High School Blood Drive
Wednesday, August 5, 1 to 7 pm
256 County Road 513
Hunterdon County Division of Senior Services
Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program
Call Pia Rey-Doklan 908-788-1361 with any questions
June Virtual Meetup!
Re-connect with the HackHunterdon Tech Community

Next Meeting: July 30, 2020
Via Zoom Web Chat
7 pm

Go to my2020census.gov online and fill out the Census form today
Important COVID-19
Health Links

Hunterdon County 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.

If you have any questions, please call the 24-hour Hotline:
Hunterdon County Library Now Offers
NoveList Plus Search System

Have you ever finished a great book and wanted to find more just like it? Or wanted to help your child find just the right book to read? Hunterdon County Library now offers NoveList Plus, a helpful resource to help readers match up with the books that are right for them.

And now, NoveList Plus is linked to the HCL catalog, making searching easier than ever. Look for NoveList Plus on the Library website at www.hclibrary.us .
Hunterdon County Community Alert
Emergency Notification

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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
continue to conduct meetings remotely.

Hunterdon County
Board of Chosen Freeholders Meeting

Meeting will be held August 4, 5:30 pm via teleconference to observe social distancing requirements and to protect public health.

Hunterdon County Government | Hunterdon County Website