Vol. 17 - 2018
January 5, 2018
New Hunterdon Freeholder Director Holt:
'Shared Services Major Effort For 2018'
Lagay Selected Deputy Director
Calling on County officials and staff to be creative in seeking more tax saving shared services opportunities in Hunterdon County, veteran Freeholder Matthew Holt was elected Director of the Hunterdon Freeholder Board, at the annual Re-organization meeting on January 2 nd at the Historic Courthouse in Flemington.

Freeholder Suzanne Lagay who served as Director in 2016, was elected by her colleagues as Deputy Director for 2018. Lagay and Holt join new Freeholder Shaun Van Doren and Freeholders John Lanza and John King, both former Freeholder Directors, on the five member Board.

In remarks after his swearing in as Director, Holt stated, “Hunterdon County has lead the way when it comes to sharing services that accrue to the benefit of taxpayers. The recent county jail consolidation with Somerset County that has saved millions in tax dollars is a prime example of shared services that work. And I believe more can be done.

Newest Hunterdon Freeholder Van Doren
Pledges ‘People, Not Politics’
Shaun C. Van Doren, a long serving member of the Tewksbury Township Committee, was sworn-in to a three year term on the Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders during the Board’s 2018 Re-organization meeting, at the Historic Courthouse in Flemington, on January 2nd.

Van Doren, elected in November, will serve as Freeholder liaison to the Department of Engineering and Public Works and on the County Planning Board. He joins Matthew Holt, John King, Suzanne Lagay, and John Lanza on the five member Freeholder Board.

“I have learned from my 21 years on the Tewksbury Committee that the key to public service is people, not politics.

The public expects its elected officials to operate government in the most efficient manner possible. The people hold us to a high standard and it is a standard I have always strived to meet,” the newest Freeholder stated.

Hunterdon County Parks:

Winter Wonderland
Hunterdon County Division of Parks and Recreation offers plenty of opportunities for residents and visitors, even during the winter months. With beautiful landscape views, scenic trails and tranquil waterways, the County’s parks truly depict the picturesque ‘Winter Wonderland’.

Dan Bush, Parks and Recreation Department Division Head said, “With more than twenty-five parks, totaling almost 8,700 acres, we are able to offer recreational activities for the hearty visitor who enjoys the cold and snow of winter, and Van Tours for those who want to enjoy its beauty while staying warm. We have winter programs for everyone and accommodations are possible for our special needs guests.”

Information Corner
Hunterdon County Rutgers Cooperative Extension

An apple a day- monthly, healthy lifestyles support group.
Be healthier in 2018!
Share motivational tips and resources with others!
Facilitated by a registered dietitian-lifestyle coach.
Jan 17 @ Rt 12, bldg. 2
Jan 23 @ Rt 31,
bldg. 2, lower level

Email grenci@njaes.rutgers.edu or call 908-788-1342 to register.
2018 State Parks First Day
Hike Program
TRENTON – The New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry will offer a variety of fun and invigorating recreational opportunities across the state on New Year’s Day as part of the annual America’s State Parks First Day Hikes program designed to get people outdoors.
In total, 27 guided hikes, two mountain bike rides and one horseback riding event will be offered at state parks, forests and historic sites statewide on January 1, 2018. Exercise activities will range from easy to strenuous, offering something for just about everyone.

Tax Season Tips for County Residents

Tax season will soon be here. From rules and regulations to other useful taxation links, click here for more information.

Sub-Zero Wind Chills, freezing temperatures and wind for the next 24-36 hours. Here are some tips and links for further information.

Mickel Retires
as Hunterdon
Agricultural Agent

credit: Terry Wright
County Library Enhances Their Digital Services

The county library will soon be providing both a scanning station and mobile printing to the public. The self-serve scanning station can save your documents as PDF, Word, or JPEG files, which can then be sent via email or saved to a thumb drive. There will be no charge for the digital transfer of your scanned documents.

Using an app, the mobile print service provides printing remotely, or within the library, from your smartphone, tablet, or laptop. Printouts can be picked up at the library’s print release station, using your library card number and PIN. Printing charges are 5 cents per page.

The enhanced services will be available at the Headquarters Library, Route 12, Flemington and at the North County Branch Library, 65 Halstead St., Clinton, NJ.  Assistance with will be provided by the Reference staff at each location. Call 908-788-14 44 for more questions.
J. Matthew Holt  
Suzanne Lagay 
Deputy Director
John E. Lanza
John W. King 
Shaun Van Doren

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