Vol. 67 - 2019
July 18, 2019
UPDATED:
Bridge and Road Closures and Detours
Hunterdon County OEM Prepared
For Hot Weather
The Hunterdon County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) reports that the National Weather Service warns of high temperatures over the next few days into the weekend, that could exceed 100°, that presents potentially dangerous conditions for which the OEM is prepared.

OEM Coordinator Brayden Fahey told the Freeholder Board at Tuesday’s meeting, “The main County Library is available to the public if needed for relief from the heat. In an extreme situation, building #1 at the County Complex on Route 12 is also available. Both are supported by permanent generators to supply independent power.” For other locations, click here.

The Weather Service advises that the hottest days are expected to be Friday through Sunday. On those days, heat index values of 100° to 105° are possible. These temperatures are of serious concern to all, but particularly to the elderly, children, and those with pre-existing medical conditions.

Freeholder Board Deputy Director John E. Lanza, the Board's Public Safety liaison, praised the County's OEM readiness, stating, "The residents of Hunterdon County can have great confidence that the County's OEM team, as well as local teams, know how to prepare for these situations. They plan for it, train for it, and when the time comes implement those plans well."

Hunterdon County Increases Mosquito Control Activities And Provides Safety Tips In Response To West Nile Virus Case
In response to the New Jersey Department of Health’s confirmation of the state’s first human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) in 2019 in a Hunterdon County, the County Department of Health has announced that it is increasing surveillance and mosquito abatement activities.

Hunterdon County Health Officer Karen DeMarco stated, “The County Health Department, earlier this week, interviewed the infected individual to determine a travel history and other risk factors. Although it appears the case may have acquired West Nile Virus out of county or out of state, it is important for all residents to avoid mosquito bites to prevent West Nile Virus.


Hunterdon
Health Department:
Rabies Protection
Steps
The Hunterdon County Health Department reports an increase in the number of positive rabies cases in wildlife animals this summer and reminds residents to avoid contact with stray or wild animals. 

From January 1- July 10, there are 15 positive animal rabies cases in Hunterdon County, compared to 10 cases in 2018.  The animals that tested positive this year include: Coyote, bat, cat, groundhog, raccoon, and skunk.   

Hunterdon County VSO And
Local Veterans Retire Flags
 During Solemn Ceremony
On Monday, June 17 th Hunterdon County’s Veterans Services Officer joined with the Hunterdon County Marine Corps League “Hunterdon Bulldogs” Detachment 927 to hold a solemn flag retirement ceremony at the County’s Fire Training Complex in Annandale to retire worn and tattered American flags that had been collected from the community throughout the year.

In a ceremony steeped in tradition, Kevin Cahalan, a county resident, U.S. Marine Veteran and Officer with the Hunterdon Bulldogs, conducted the ceremony according to guidelines set forth by the National Flag Foundation. Mr. Cahalan was joined by fellow Bulldog, Sam Hall, and several members of the local DAR chapter.

Freeholder Board Deputy Director John E. Lanza, Veterans liaison, said, “The service provided by the Hunterdon Bulldogs, not only to collect flags that are tattered and worn throughout the year, but to also respectfully retire those flags with a proper ceremony, is greatly appreciated by the Freeholder Board. We collaborate all year with our county’s Veterans and their selfless service, which continues well past active duty, proves their commitment to this great nation.”

Master Gardeners Recognized PBS TV39

Created 3 years ago by the Rotary International and Rutgers University Enabling Garden Initiative, the Sensory Garden encourages touching and taking, typically the opposite of most public gardens in New Jersey.

i nformation
HUNTERDON COUNTY 2019 SUMMER READING CLUBS
Adult, children and teen's are encouraged to participate in the Hunterdon County Library Summer Reading Clubs.

Hunterdon County Parks and Recreation Division

Now offering discount tickets to all local amusement parks.

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Learn all about what Raritan Valley Community College has to offer by attending an Information Session in July at RVCC's Branchburg Campus.

PUBLIC INFORMATION CENTER

Wednesday, July 24, 6 pm - 8 pm

East Amwell Twp. Municipal Building Court Room - 1070 Route 31/202, Ringoes

Route 179 Over Back Brook Bridge Replacement (MP 6.17)

Hunterdon County Parks
& Recreation
Read all about the County Arboretum and the Parks programs in July and August here.
2019 IS HUNTERDON'S 305TH ANNIVERSARY!!
Can you believe that it's been 5 years since our big year in 2014?! We have designed a special theme around a special year! Join us in "CELEBRATING 305 YEARS OF HUNTERDON'S HISTORIC HOMETOWNS AND HAMLETS" 

50 th Anniversary of Moon Landing Events Featured at RVCC Planetarium
in July

The month of programs features “Moon Day: 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing,” Saturday, July 20,
from 1-5 p.m.

Planetarium tickets cost $10 for one show, $16 for two shows on the same day.
For reservations and information,
call 908-231-8805.

For additional information, visit: www.raritanval.edu/planetarium .
 
RVCC is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. 
PROJECT UPDATE: 07/11/19

All of the necessary information can be found by clicking here.
60th Anniversary Celebration

Raritan Headwaters is now accepting reservations and sponsorships for the celebration. To purchase tickets and sponsorships online, click here.
Next concert to be held on Friday, July 18th .

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Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders
and Constitutional Officers

Suzanne Lagay  
Director
John E. Lanza 
Deputy Director
J. Matthew Holt
Susan Soloway 
Shaun Van Doren

Mary H. Melfi
County Clerk
Fred W. Brown
Sheriff
Susan J. Hoffman
Surrogate
Michael J. Williams
Acting Prosecutor
(not pictured)
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