Vol. 44 - 2018
October 25, 2018
Prep For High Winds
A nor’easter will bring gusty conditions to our region Friday + Saturday. With high winds comes the potential for downed power lines. Always treat a downed wire as live and dangerous. Stay far away! Report it ASAP to 888-544-4877 or 911.



Click the photo above for the JCPL Facebook page and current nor'easter information.
Hunterdon Freeholders And East Amwell Residents Welcome Back
The South County Library
On October 20 th , the South County Branch of the Hunterdon County Library hosted a grand opening at its new location at 1108 Old York Road in downtown Ringoes. The grand opening represents a return to East Amwell after a 2012 move.

East Amwell Mayor Tim Mathews told the Grand Opening crowd, “Our Community needs, craves and deserves a Safe, Quiet and Curated place to investigate ideas, think critically and dream.

This re-boot of the South County Library at Ringoes Village will provide just that – a quiet oasis to dream, explore ideas and validate information. East Amwell appreciates the efforts of the Hunterdon County Freeholders and Library Commission and all those involved in bringing the Library back to our community.”

Hunterdon County
In State's Spotted Lantern Fly Quarantine Zone
Hunterdon County’s Shade Tree Commission is working in conjunction with the state Department of Agriculture to prevent the spread of the spotted lantern fly, by making businesses and the public aware of the state established quarantine area and required checklist for moving items outside the area.

Freeholder Shaun Van Doren, the Board’s liaison for the Shade Tree Commission, reported at the Board’s October 16 meeting, “Hunterdon, along with Warren and Mercer counties, have been designated spotted lanternfly quarantine areas, by the state Agriculture Department.”

Hunterdon County Parks
Continue Record Trend With Successful 2018 Summer Season
Summer activities with Hunterdon County Parks and Recreation continues with record participation in several programs, including the Canoe Program and the Summer Concert Series, which was well supported by residents and attracted more than 16,000 attendees. 

Freeholder John W. King said, “Hunterdon County’s outdoor opportunities are a key piece of the County’s attraction to residents and visitors. Miles of walking trails, waterways, campgrounds, beautiful vistas and acres of open space for everyone to enjoy. Our Parks Division has developed programs to nurture and enrich our appreciation for nature here in the County and help preserve its natural beauty.
 
As our numbers of visitors increase, we recognize how vital the County’s Parks are and how important it is to continue preserving them for future generations. The Parks Division has continually captured the best of the outdoors through their creative and fun programs and we congratulate them on a successful 2018 summer season.”

Hunterdon Communications
Division Head Addresses Congress
On Diversion of 9-1-1 Fees
Hunterdon County Freeholder John E. Lanza, Board liaison for the Public Safety Department, reported at the October 16 Freeholder meeting that Communications Division Head Jim Curry recently testified during a Congressional hearing on ‘solutions to strengthen U.S. Public Safety communications.’

Lanza reported, “Mr. Curry testified before the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology regarding the cost of maintaining the County’s 9-1-1 Center, the lack of funding that results from the diversion by the state of telephone fees that are supposedly dedicated to 9-1-1 costs, and our support for Congressman Lance’s legislation, H.R. 6424, which is aimed at stopping the diversion.”

PBS TV 39: Tech Company Opens Doors In Readington

PBS Channel 39 covered the recent announcement that Unicom Global, a California based, international tech company, will locate its regional headquarters at the former Merck property in Readington. 

The 1100 acre site will now be known as the Unicom Science and Technology Park, a welcome addition to the Hunterdon County innovation community.

i nformation
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Presented by the Sheriff, County Clerk and Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders
Saturday, November 3
9-12 noon
Rain OR Shine

Hunterdon County Parks and Recreation Division Fall
2018 Programs

Click the Harbinger image above to find program information

Click the image above to reach the County's Election and Voting Information page on the County website
Hazardous Waste Clean-Up Day

Saturday, November 17, 2018
Saturday, March 9, 2019
(mark your calendar now)
TIME: 9:00am to 1:00pm
RAIN OR SHINE 
LOCATION: Rt. 12 County Complex, ( directions
E-waste Recycling Event

Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018
Time: 9am to 1pm
RAIN OR SHINE

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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