Vol. 48 - 2018
December 6, 2018
Happy
Hanukkah
Economic Development Grants Awarded to Frenchtown and
Raritan Township MUA
The Hunterdon County Freeholder Board approved the first grants under the new economic development local grant program to Frenchtown and the Raritan Township Municipal Utilities Authority (RTMUA), at the November 20 th Freeholder meeting.
 
Freeholder Board Director Matt Holt, in announcing the grants, stated, “A primary goal of the economic development initiative has always been to partner with our municipalities, develop programs in conjunction with them, and to provide tools to help them achieve economic growth. These grants help us strive toward that goal.”
 
Frenchtown will receive a grant of $6750 to assist the Borough’s zoning review, which is being conducted to ensure that local zoning rules reflect the current economic environment needed to attract and maintain local businesses. Frenchtown provided a 10% match for the grant.

Historic Courthouse Bell Will Toll Annually To Honor Veterans
Hunterdon County Freeholder John W. King has announced that the Freeholder Board has authorized the tolling of the bell at the Historic Courthouse in Flemington each year on Veterans’ Day, November 11 th , to honor all who have served in the nation’s military.

Freeholder King said, “It is proper and fitting that we provide extra recognition of our Veterans on Veterans’ Day, through the symbolic act of tolling the courthouse bell 21 times, in recognition of the nation’s highest honor to those lost in war, the 21 gun salute.”

Successful Hunterdon Recycling Program
Now Accepting Smoke Detectors
The Hunterdon County Health Division is accepting smoke detectors for recycling, as part of the 2018 County recycling drop off and disposal program, Freeholder Board Deputy Director Suzanne Lagay reported at the November 20 th Freeholder meeting.

“Successful recycling programs for hazardous household waste, electronic collection, and tire recycling programs served over 4,458 residents in various programs in 2018,” Freeholder Lagay reported. There is no cost to residents for the drop-offs. All the collection events are grant funded.

Now the Health Division is expanding recycling collections to include old smoke detectors at the Health Division Office, at the County’s Route 12 complex, weekdays 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

County Proposes Milford Riverfront
Open Space Preservation
To Aid Tourism

Hunterdon County is working with the State Green Acres program and Milford Borough on a project that would result in the County’s first park on the Delaware River front and a connection from Milford to Frenchtown by park trail, in a direct effort to put the area on the ‘must do’ map for County tourism.
i nformation
"Fire Safety Saves Lives"
December 11th with Bruce Fuller, Fire Marshal.

Due to popularity of the program, reservations are recommended.

Hunterdon County Library
December 2018
 
December holidays : Headquarters, North and South County Branches will be closed:
Christmas Day Tuesday 12/25. Headquarters is also closed Sunday 12/23. All open Monday 12/24.
New Year’s Day Tuesday January 1, 2019. Headquarters is also closed Sunday 12/30. All open Monday 12/31.
 
Museum Pass Program * now includes the Eastern State Penitentiary and Morven Museum & gardens.
See http://www.hclibrary.us/community/museum.htm for all the details. * A gift of the Friends of Hunterdon County Library.


Happy holidays from Hunterdon County Division of Parks & Recreation! See below for nature and recreation programs in the next three months; descriptions & details are available here .

All programs require pre-registration .

Please note that cost is per participant, including children and accompanying adults, unless stated otherwise.   
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Hunterdon County Clerk’s Office 
71 Main Street
Flemington, NJ 
Normal business hours M-F
8am-4:45pm
Pictures taken on-site
No appointment required
Questions-(908)788-1221
Holiday Safety Tips
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Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders
and Constitutional Officers

J. Matthew Holt  
Director
Suzanne Lagay 
Deputy Director
John E. Lanza
John W. King 
Shaun Van Doren

Mary H. Melfi
County Clerk
Fred Brown
Sheriff
Susan J. Hoffman
Surrogate
Anthony P. Kearns III
Prosecutor
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