August 6, 2020
Volume 39
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.
Concert in the park for Thursday, August 6th postponed
due to ground conditions at South County Park.

Next Concert scheduled for Thursday, August 13th
featuring The Hunterdon Symphony is at 7 pm
JCP&L Same Old Communications Problems
Jersey Central Power and Light (JCP&L) continues to lag in communication with customers, despite promises made by the utility to the state Board of Public Utilities (BPU) in 2018, as many Hunterdon County residents are without power due to tropical storm Isaias and have no clear information on future restoration, Hunterdon County Freeholder Board Deputy Director Sue Soloway has charged.

Soloway stated, “I believe everyone recognizes that fallen trees and limbs are hindering the pace of restoration work, however, there is again a lack of significant communication by the utility.”

Soloway said, “Presently all customers, regardless of location, whether in Morris, Monmouth, Hunterdon Counties, or other JCP&L service areas, are receiving the same information that power is expected to be restored by August 11th at 11:00 pm and some are being advised that restoration will not be completed until August 19th at 11:30 pm.”

That is a generic response that does not give the public enough information for planning.  

Water and Ice Available FREE
For Residents

JCP&L is making water and ice available for free at the following locations in Hunterdon County:

 Shop Rite of Hunterdon, 50 Rt. 513 BLDG D, Clinton 
Shop Rite of Hunterdon 272 Rt. 202 & Rt. 31, Flemington
Kings, 531 U.S. Hwy. 22 East, Whitehouse Station
Joint Hunterdon - HMG COVID-19 Test Site
Tuesday, 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
Call 908-782-4357
24 hours/day, 365 days/Year

If you need help in the aftermath of
Tropical Storm Isaias, call, help is available.
Hunterdon Library To Provide Cooling And Power Center Saturday and Sunday

Capacity Is Still Limited By Executive Orders
Hunterdon County’s Main and North Branch Libraries will have added hours on Saturday, August 8th, 9 am to 5 pm and on Sunday, August 9th, the Main library will be open 9 am to 5 pm, to provide a cooling, internet, and electronic power center for county residents without power, Freeholder Zach Rich has announced.

Rich, the Freeholder Board’s liaison for the Library Commission, stated, “The Freeholder Board recognizes many residents are without power at a time of high temperatures and also, so many people rely on electronic devices. As a result, the Main and North Branch libraries have extended their hours to provide services to the public during the power outage.”

June Virtual Meetup!
Re-connect with the HackHunterdon Tech Community

Next Meeting: August 27, 2020
Via Zoom Web Chat
7 pm

Hunterdon Parks Summer
Nature Program

JOIN a different team/park staff member each day from 10:00 to 11:00 am, Monday through Thursday. A different theme each week! Free. Visit the Parks&Rec website to learn more and register...don't forget to bring your crafting supplies on Tuesdays.

Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Hunterdon County
Power outages and flooding can create unsafe conditions pertaining to food and drinking water. Here are some good resources from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help keep you safe.

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
continue to conduct meetings remotely.

Hunterdon County
Board of Chosen Freeholders Meeting

Meeting will be held August 18, 5:30 pm via teleconference to observe social distancing requirements and to protect public health.

Call-in number will be provided on the website

Hunterdon County Government | Hunterdon County Website