April 22, 2020
Volume 22
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.
Hunterdon Freeholders’ Budget
Freezes Tax Rate At 2018 Level

Van Doren: ‘Key Part Of Economic Recovery Plan’
The Hunterdon county tax rate will be frozen at the 2018 level again this year, even with additional COVID-19 emergency response costs, under the 2020 budget introduced by the Hunterdon County Freeholders, at the April 21 st Board meeting that was held by teleconference.

“Holding the county tax rate at the 2018 level again this year is a key part of the County’s plan for economic recovery.  With all else that is going on, our business and residential taxpayers need this,” Freeholder Board Director Shaun C. Van Doren stated at the meeting.

The 2020 county tax rate will be 31.5 cents per $100 of property valuation, the same rate as in 2019 and 2018, under the $89.348 million county budget.


COVID-19 Tests Available
April 24 At RVCC Test Site
Residents can still register for COVID-19 testing, with a physician’s prescription, at the joint Hunterdon-Somerset test site at RVCC on Friday, April 24, online by visiting co.hunterdon.nj.us/Coronavirus/testingsite.html or by calling (908) 237-7150, Freeholder Board Director Shaun C. Van Doren announced at the Board meeting on April 21 st .

“All of the proposals for the potential re-opening of the economy include testing and contact tracing. Presently, the testing is limited to those presenting Covid-19 symptoms, however, we look forward to a broadening the availability of testing in the future when authorized by the state Health Department,” Van Doren said. 

Blood Donations
Are Needed,
Donation Date Added
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 during the month of April
will receive a $5 Amazon Gift Card


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

Hunterdon County YMCA
Date and Time:  Thu, May 7, 2020, 08:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Location:  144 West Woodschurch Road 1st Floor Gym, Flemington, NJ 08822
New Jersey Food Council Safe Shopping Tips For Customers

Hunterdon County Library:
Update

The Library is continuing to serve the residents of Hunterdon County. Please click here for information on how to visit your virtual library.
Hunterdon County Parks
and Recreation

Distance Learning And Information
Lesson Plans & Activities



Residential Bulk Drop Off On Saturdays
In Hunterdon County Cancelled
Until At Least May

UPDATED
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/

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/  

Self-Employed NJ Workers:
Frequently asked questions during the Coronavirus Emergency

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 ,
Director

Susan Soloway ,
Deputy Director

Matt Holt
John E. Lanza
Zach Rich

Mary Melfi
County Clerk
Fred W. Brown
Sheriff
Susan J. Hoffman
Surrogate
Michael J. Williams
Acting Prosecutor

UPDATED

 Boards and
Commissions Schedule


Human Services Advisory Meeting
Held remotely per Governor's Executive Order #107
*See the county website for information on how public may participate
Wednesday, April 22,
3:30 pm

Culture & Heritage Commission Meeting
Held remotely per Governor's Executive Order #107
*See the county website for information on how public may participate
Wednesday, April 29th,
4:30 pm
Hunterdon County Government | Hunterdon County Website