Vol. 75 - 2019
October 24, 2019
Hunterdon County
Hosts Free 'Touch A Truck' Event
Saturday, November 2nd 11:30 am - 3 pm
Deer Path Park

For all ages!
Come to the 'parade that stands still' and explore fire trucks, dump trucks, ambulances, large construction trucks and so much more!

Sponsored By The Division of Parks and Recreation, Touch A Truck is held rain OR shine.
West Amwell Fire Company Receives Proclamation During National Fire Prevention Week
The Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders
Recognized National Fire Prevention Week During The
October 1st Freeholder Meeting In West Amwell
Pictured Left to Right: Freeholder Susan J. Soloway , Freeholder Shaun Van Doren, Greg Siwy, Eric Teschie, Chief Jeff Ent, Freeholder Deputy Director John E. Lanza, President Ed Fleming, Vice President Tim Apgar, Phil Langon, George F. Wagner and Freeholder Matt Holt
Federal And State Grants Help Hunterdon Preserve 107 Farm Acres
Hunterdon County’s Freeholder Board recently took actions which will gain over $885,000 in federal and state agriculture grant funds for the preservation of two farms, totaling over 107 acres, in Franklin Township.

Freeholder Matt Holt, the Board’s liaison for Planning and Land Use, said, “Farmland preservation remains a major priority for this Board, as proven by the nearly 34,000 acres that have been preserved over the years. And we always welcome the assistance of funding partners, like the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the State Agriculture Development Committee (SADC), that help to offset major portions of the cost.”

Hunterdon's Weights And Measures Unit Provides Vital Consumer Protection Services
Inspecting over 1500 measuring devices throughout Hunterdon County in the past year, the County’s Superintendent of Weights and Measures provides a little known, but very important, consumer protection service for residents, Freeholder Sue Soloway reported at the October 15 th Freeholder meeting.

Freeholder Soloway, the Board’s liaison to the Health Department that includes the Weights and Measures Division, reported, “The mission of this consumer protection service is to ensure weighing and measuring devices throughout the County are tested for accuracy. Whenever you fill up your gas tank, make purchases at the deli counter or inflate your tires with air, all residents should be able to trust that the measurement is accurate.”

DEP Denies PennEast’s Permit Application For Pipeline
Hunterdon Freeholders Had Called On
DEP To Deny Permit
The state Department of Environmental Protection on October 8th denied PennEast’s permit application to build a $1 billion, 120-mile natural gas pipeline.

Last month, a federal appeals court ruled that PennEast can’t condemn state-owned land for construction of the pipeline, which would run from Luzerne County, Pa., to Mercer County, N.J. The ruling effectively blocked PennEast from building the line on land owned by the state of New Jersey. PennEast no longer had legal authority to build on 49 properties along the proposed route.



Story Credit: Samantha Maldonado from Politico
Hunterdon Independent Audit Reports No Issues For Fourth Consecutive Year

The County's financial records for 2018 were cleared with no issues or recommendations for corrective action by the County's independent auditor for the fourth year in a row.

i nformation
DEA Take Back Day
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Click image above for Hunterdon County Parks and Recreation Halloween Night Hike & Campfire Information
Hunterdon County Prosecutor's Office Announces A Coat Drive


October 1st through
December 31st, 2019

Click image above for Halloween Shows, The Skies Over Hogwarts, and Sensory Friendly Shows in October and November.
UPDATED:
Bridge and Road Closures
and Detours
November 8th, 2019 11 am - 2:30 pm

Call for more information:
908-788-5568 or email: info@flemingtonfoodpantry.org

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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
Prosecutor
(not pictured)
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