Vol. 19 - 2018
February 8, 2018
County Clerk Mary Melfi
Takes Office As President
Of The New Jersey Association Of Counties

Hunterdon County Clerk Mary Melfi was sworn in by Senator Kip Bateman as the 77th President of the New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC) at a ceremony in the State Capitol on January 26 th .

NJAC is an organization that advocates for legislation, regulations, and policy directives that empower county governments to operate more efficiently and effectively for taxpayers. Its membership includes Freeholders and Constitutional Officers from around the state.

New NJAC President Melfi said, “I look forward to leading NJAC this year. As a non-partisan organization, NJAC represents the only true regional form of government in the State with a proactive, unified voice and a solution driven approach to solving critical issues on the behalf of taxpayers.”

Hunterdon County Freeholder John King, who served as President of NJAC in 2016, stated, “Mary Melfi’s County Clerk Office in Hunterdon County is well known for offering outstanding service to the public. I know Mary will bring that same dedication and enthusiasm to her leadership position with NJAC.”

Hunterdon Officials Tell Veterans
'Don't Miss Out' on
NJ Income Tax Exemption
The Hunterdon County Freeholders, County Clerk Mary Melfi and Veterans’ groups have joined forces in a 'Don't Miss Out' public information campaign to make sure that all Veterans are aware they are eligible for a new $3000 exemption when filing their New Jersey state income tax forms for 2017.

Freeholder Director Matt Holt said, “Service to the nation has always demanded sacrifice. We in Hunterdon County believe the tax exemption is the least that can be done to honor and thank those who have made that sacrifice. We want to make sure all Veterans know they are eligible for this deserved and significant tax break when they complete their tax forms.

The Freeholders will be joining forces with County Clerk Mary Melfi and Hunterdon County Veteran groups to make sure no Veteran misses out.”

Freeholders Seek Applicants For
RVCC Trustee Board
Hunterdon County Freeholder Director Matt Holt has announced that the Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) Trustee Search Committee appointed Tuesday evening will be seeking Hunterdon County citizens interested in being considered for appointment to the RVCC Board of Trustees.

“The RVCC Trustee Board is responsible for planning and policymaking for the College. Trustees have an important role in ensuring the best academic standards and facilities are in place for students and the continuation of RVCC as the recognized best community college in New Jersey. Trustees have a critical assignment in representing Hunterdon County’s interests,” Freeholder Director Holt said.

“State law requires the naming of a Trustee Search Committee that will consider those interested in serving as a College Trustee and make a recommendation to the Freeholder Director. Presently there are two vacancies for Hunterdon County representatives on the Board of Trustees, with the resignation of Trustee Gary Hazard, who was recently sworn in as a Member of the Raritan Township Committee,” Holt added.

Hunterdon County
'Goes Red For Women'
To Fight Heart Disease
Hunterdon County’s employees recognized February 2nd as ‘Go Red For Women’ day, the American Heart Association’s annual day to recognize that heart disease is a serious health issue for women and to highlight the aspects of a heart healthy lifestyle.

Suzanne Lagay, Deputy Director of the Hunterdon County Freeholder Board, Surrogate Susan Hoffman, and Sheriff Fred Brown joined staffers from various County offices, all wearing red, on February 2 nd for a healthy lunch and to learn how to prevent heart disease. Those interested also were able to take advantage of the blood pressure screening by the public health nurses.

Freeholder Lagay said, “We have long known that heart disease impacts on men, but what is not as well-known is the fact that heart disease is the #1 killer of women. And that is what Go Red for Women day is all about, bringing attention to this fact.

We encourage everyone to not only participate in the ‘Go Red Day’ program, but also to work towards a healthier lifestyle.”

i nformation corner
Stream Cleanup
Saturday, April 14, 2018

Each spring RHA organizes clean up programs to protect water quality and promote public stewardship of local streams and rivers.

Next week, Parks & Recreation Programs:

Date: Tuesday, February 13
Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Hunterdon Arboretum
Ages: all
Cost: $25 per father-child pair ($10 per additional arrangement)

Date: Thursday, February 15
Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Echo Hill Lodge
Ages: 10 through adult
Cost: $3 per person
In honor of Valentine’s Day, enjoy a slide show of various courtship rituals in nature around the world.  

Deadline: Please return by April 1, 2018.

Hunterdon County needs your help assisting county seniors, 60 years of age and older, in meeting their current and future needs. In order to maintain current services and plan for the future, we need you to complete this survey and return by mail to: Need’s Assessment, Hunterdon County Division of Senior, Disabilities and Veterans Services, PO Box 2900, Flemington, NJ 08822-2900. 

No computer access? Please stop by our Senior Center or call 908-788-1361 and a survey will be mailed to you!

Hunterdon County Division of Health reminds residents of the importance of rabies prevention, after recent child death in Florida

Analysis of the Economic Impact and Return on Investment of Education: The Economic Value of Raritan Valley Community College

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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