Vol. 56 - 2019
March 14, 2019
Electronic Waste Recycling Event
Saturday, March 23
9 am - 1 pm
Hunterdon Economic Development Launches New Website and Brand
HUNTERDON COUNTY – Economic Development has been a major initiative of the Hunterdon County Freeholders for many years, and now the effort sports a new website, along with a new brand, and bold messaging.

The new site, HunterdonCountyEDC.com, positions Hunterdon as a hub of innovation and as a prime area for growth in advanced sectors such as technology and life sciences.

“Hunterdon residents constitute one of the most educated and accomplished workforces in the entire country,” states Freeholder Director Suzanne Lagay. “When that’s coupled with the quality of our corporate citizens and our location between the two major metros, it’s not hard to see why there’s substantial local innovation.”

Companies currently calling Hunterdon County home include ExxonMobil, UNICOM Global, 3M, Merck, QuickChek, CHUBB, Georgia Pacific, and New York Life.

Hunterdon Road Crews Have Already Responded To As Many Storms in 2019 As In All of 2018
Hunterdon County’s Public Works units have already responded to the same number of storms since January as they did in all of last year, Freeholder Shaun Van Doren, the Board’s liaison to the Department of Engineering and Public Works (DPW), has reported.

Van Doren, in his report at the March 5 th Freeholder meeting, stated, “There were 14 major storm events over the course of 2018 requiring a great many hours of overtime, use of materials and resources, and toll on the personnel and equipment to keep County roads safe.

So far in 2019 we have already tied that number in just 60 days with 14 storm events beginning on January 7 th through the storms of March 1 st through the 4th.”

Hunterdon Recycling Annual Update: Residents And The Environment Benefit
Recently, Hunterdon County’s Department of Health released its 2018 Recycling Program Update, reporting a reduction in waste that is harmful to residents, wildlife, and the environment, made possible through grants at no cost to local taxpayers.

Freeholder Susan Soloway, the Board’s liaison to the Department of Health, said, “The update indicates there have been a record number of residents at the County’s recycling events throughout 2018. It is encouraging to see community members concerned about the environment and taking that extra step to bring their hazardous waste, propane tanks and smoke detectors to Route 12 for safer disposal.

Future generations will thank us for these efforts and programs and we are already seeing in 2019 a continuation of this record trend.”

Freeholders Say More JCP&L Investment Needed To Stop
Power Outages
TAPinto FLEMINGTON, NJ – Jersey Central Power & Light wasn’t on the agenda at this week’s county Freeholder meeting, but that didn’t stop officials from discussing the utility responsible for the outages that left thousands without power for days on end both last week and this week.

“The infrastructure is archaic and really needs an investment,” said Lagay. And while JCP&L often blames falling trees and their limbs for its outages, “You could cut down every tree in Hunterdon County and we would still have a system that’s archaic,” she said.

Lagay said she wants to see JCP&L investment in infrastructure and that it be “reported to us on a continual basis.”

As Freeholder Shaun Van Doren noted, some were still without power as the Freeholders met early Tuesday evening, March 5.

Story by Curtis Leeds for TAPinto.

North County Branch Library Now open Sundays

Sunday Hours: 1-5 pm
To reserve a place for Sunday
programs at NCB, call 908-730-6135.

or : Online Program Signup – Use our Events Calendar to register for Library programs hclibrary.evanced.info/signup
i nformation
Next date: April 6, 2019

Click photo above for more information.
Volunteers Needed For Senior Mr. Fix-It Program

Program volunteers
perform small safety related home repairs for Hunterdon County seniors, age 60 and over and individuals with disabilities .
Interested in becoming a
Mr. Fix It Volunteer?
Call Jane Griffith,
for more information .
Hunterdon County Senior Center

The Grandparent Series is a four part lecture designed especially for seniors interested in learning about the challenges that face our youth every day.

APRIL 2019

Click the photo above for the Parks & Recreation website with all spring programs.

Celebrate National Poetry Month in April with Haiku in the Hunterdon Arboretum:

For more information please contact: Kathe Palka k-jpalka@comcast.net

Let’s Listen 2019” :
Teens Speak Out About Communication & Getting Along With Parents

Thursday April 4, 2019
6pm @ Hunterdon
Central High School

You changed your clock, but did you remember to change the batteries in your smoke alarms?
Hunterdon County Library

23rd Annual Book Sale
2019 Dates: April 27 -29

RVCC Planetarium Plans Laser Concerts, Star Shows for All Ages in April

Planetarium tickets cost $10 for one show, $16 for two shows on the same day. For reservations and information, call 908-231-8805. For additional information, visit www.raritanval.edu/planetarium .

RVCC is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu .
JCP&L’s MyTown Feature
Offers Valuable Municipal Information   

The MyTown link on the Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) 24/7 Power Center provides comprehensive municipal outage and infrastructure information for every municipality in the company’s service area.  
To obtain the latest outage information about your municipality, click the “MyTown” link on the JCP&L 24/7 Power Center  or go to www.firstenergycorp.com/mytown .   
Dryer Fire Prevention Tips

According to the
United States Fire Administration, fires from dryers peak in winter months.

Dryer fire prevention tips
  • According to the USFA, have your dryer professionally inspected and cleaned if you begin to notice it’s taking longer for clothing to dry
  • Make sure your outdoor covering vent opens when your dryer is running
  • Coiled-wire or plastic ductwork that resembles metal can actually accelerate fires and should be replaced with rigid, non-ribbed metal duct
  • Clean your ductwork at least once a year to prevent build up
  • Have gas-powered dryers inspected once a year to ensure there are no leaks
Click the image for more Makers Day information
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Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders
and Constitutional Officers

Suzanne Lagay  
John E. Lanza 
Deputy Director
J. Matthew Holt
Susan Soloway 
Shaun Van Doren

Mary H. Melfi
County Clerk
Fred W. Brown
Susan J. Hoffman
Anthony P. Kearns III
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