April 9, 2020
Volume 18
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, as part of Freeholder Board Director Shaun C. Van Doren’s commitment to greater public communication.
Freeholders To Governor:
Give Us The Right To Decide
On County Par ks

Unfair To Hunterdon Residents Who Were Following Rules
County Should Make Decision, Not State
Hunterdon County’s Freeholders have called on Governor Phil Murphy to reconsider his decision to close all county parks and trails in the state, calling it a one size fits all decision that punishes county residents who have been following the social distancing rules.

Freeholder Board Director Shaun C. Van Doren said he is forwarding a communication expressing the Board’s concerns to Governor Phil Murphy.

“The Governor should have left the decision on county parks to County governments, as he did in leaving the decision on municipal parks with local officials,” Van Doren said. “The one size fits all state wide decision punishes our residents who have been complying. The reports from Hunterdon County Park Rangers is that the residents using our parks and trails have been observing social distancing.” 

Hunterdon County's OEM and
Health Department
Provide Critical Resources
To HMC In Health Crisis
Hunterdon County’s Health Department and Office of Emergency Management (OEM) have provided thousands of items of protective equipment and logistical resources to the Hunterdon Medical Center (HMC), including support for HMC’s recently opened Respiratory Assessment Center, Hunterdon County Freeholder Zach Rich reported at the Board’s April 7 th meeting, held by teleconference.

Freeholder Rich reported, “Working cooperatively with the hospital as it faces increasing Emergency Department visits and inpatient volume due to the pandemic, the County has provided more than 68,000 items of personal protection equipment (PPE) and other resources to HMC to support critical medical efforts."

Blood Donations Are Needed
The Red Cross and medical providers are sending out the message that blood is desperately needed.

All donations are set up by appointment only and are adhering to strict social distancing guidelines.

As a thank you, all donors will receive a $5 Amazon Gift Card

Clinton Presbyterian Church
Date and Time:  Sat, Apr 18, 2020, 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Location:  91 Center Street 1st Floor Fellowship Hall, Clinton, NJ 08809

Hunterdon County YMCA
Date and Time:  Thu, Apr 30, 2020, 09:30 AM - 03:30 PM
Location:  144 West Woodschurch Road 1st Floor Gym, Flemington, NJ 08822
Residential Bulk Drop Off On Saturdays
In Hunterdon County Is Cancelled
Until At Least May

COVID-19 Stimulus Check Information
How Much Will Your Stimulus Check Be?

Senior Citizens and Retirees qualify for COVID-19
stimulus checks.

No resident needs to apply, it is automatic.
Important COVID-19 Information and Links
 Those with mild symptoms of the virus may not know they have it and can unwittingly spread it to others. The virus can lead to very serious complications, such as pneumonia, which can be fatal.

New Jersey has created a NJ COVID information hub at https://covid19.nj.gov/

Hunterdon County has created a NJ COVID information hub at http://www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/coronavirus.html

Meals on Wheels of Hunterdon County continues to operate. 
Those interested in volunteering or able to donate to support their mission should contact 908-284-0735. 
For more information visit http://www.mowih.org/  

The state income tax filing deadline and the corporation business tax filing deadline will be extended from April 15th to July 15th.

Veterans don’t forget you qualify for a $6000 state income tax exemption for 2019 taxes.
The Hunterdon County Board of Elections is requesting that all forms be sent through USPS for mail delivery.

The Board of Elections Office will continue to operate to answer public phone calls and process mail.

Call 908-788-1190, Monday through Friday,
9 am to 4 pm or 
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

Hunterdon County Government | Hunterdon County Website