November 19, 2020
Volume 56
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.
Saturday November 21st

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
314 State Route 12, Hunterdon County Complex, Flemington, NJ 08822


PHONE: 908-788-1351 
OFFICE HOURS: 8:00 am and 4:30 pm
Hunterdon Freeholders Assure
County Businesses Of No Interference With Hours Of Operations
Stating that that private businesses know better than government how to ensure the protection of the health of their customers and employees, while still being economically feasible, Hunterdon County’s Freeholder Board, at the November 17th meeting, approved a county policy not to interfere with private business operations with regard to hours of operation.

The Freeholders’ action comes in response to Governor Phil Murphy’s executive order #195 delegating authority to counties and municipalities to regulate the operating hours of non-essential businesses after 8:00 p.m.

Freeholder Board Director Shaun C. Van Doren stated, “I believe this is another area where the philosophy of this Board diverges from the Governor’s. We see private business people as best positioned to make these decisions, not the government.”

Hunterdon Sheriff’s Officers
Add Pink Patch
For Breast Cancer Awareness
The Hunterdon County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Hunterdon County Sheriff’s Officers Association Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 94, teamed up to take part in the “Pink Patch Project”, a collaborative effort between law enforcement and public safety agencies, to bring attention to the fight against breast cancer by wearing pink patches this past October, Hunterdon County Sheriff Fred Brown reported at a recent Freeholder Meeting.

Sheriff Brown said, “Several Sheriff Officers proposed to support a fellow officer by wearing the pink patch during the month of October and I was delighted to support the cause. Recognizing that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, wearing the pink patch seemed like an ideal fit.”

Hunterdon Freeholders Approve Seven Additional Towns For County COVID-19 Grants

Deadline For Filing is November 30th
As seven more Hunterdon County municipalities were approved for the county’s COVID-19 grant program by the Freeholders, at the November 17th meeting, bringing the total number to eighteen municipalities approved for funds so far, Freeholder Board Deputy Director Susan Soloway reminded localities they have until November 30, 2020 to apply.

“These grants aid our local governments which have experienced unanticipated emergency response costs. As a former Mayor, I know this type of assistance can help, and I encourage the other municipalities that have not yet applied to do so before the deadline,” Soloway, a former Mayor of Franklin Township, said.

2020 Hunterdon County Election Returns Update

Freeholder John E. Lanza, the Freeholder liaison to the Board of Elections and County Clerk, reported at the November 17 meeting that Hunterdon County voters participated in record numbers in the 2020 election. As of November 12, 83,292 votes had been counted, representing an 84.15% voter participation, and ballots are still being counted.

Click here for unofficial returns.

Hunterdon - HMG
COVID-19 Test Site

November 24th 1 - 5pm
November 23rd 4 - 8 pm
No prescription necessary for those with frequent contact
with public. Call for appointment.

121 Route 31S Suite 100 Raritan Township
Make an appointment by calling

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

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

NOVEMBER 24 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Amazon is getting ready to open a new large facility in the
Somerset section of Franklin Township.
The Greater Raritan Workforce Development Board is joining with Amazon to present community virtual information sessions focusing on Amazon’s application procedure, hiring procedures, benefits and more.
The virtual events will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, and
11 a.m. Tuesday. Dec. 1.
Hunterdon County Parks & Recreation
Click image above to register and for additional
information on programs
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.

Planning and Land Use Department

Hunterdon County
Land Development standards

New Land Development Standards 2020

The County will be holding a public hearing for any comments on the proposal on December 3, 2020 at 8:30 am via teleconference. You may participate by calling 720-399-1558 or 877-658-5107 and entering code 444103# when prompted.

The executive summary and Land Development Standards document can be found at:

Hunterdon County Government | Hunterdon County Website