Vol. 20 - 2018
February 22, 2018
County Surrogate Susan Hoffman
Is Setting Records
Beyond Just Her Years of Service
New Jersey’s longest serving Surrogate, Hunterdon County’s Susan Hoffman, is setting records, and not just for her longevity in office that began in 1982.

Ms. Hoffman’s court was the first in the state to embrace the internet to make information and documentation more convenient for those in need the Surrogate’s services.

Freeholder John Lanza, liaison for the Surrogate’s Court, stated, “A Surrogate has so many responsibilities, caring for the disabled, understanding how child support impacts estate funds, carefully administrating Guardianship and probating wills, just to name a few.

The complexities involved in Surrogate Court and being able to appoint the appropriate person to carry on the duties of a decedent, these are skills that Surrogate Hoffman takes seriously and executes carefully.”

Towns Have Until March 30
To Join The County’s Shared Service
For Roadway Treatment
Freeholder Shaun Van Doren, the Board’s liaison for the Engineering and Public Works Department, reminds Hunterdon County municipalities that the deadline to participate in the County’s chip seal cooperative purchasing shared service program is March 30, 2018.

Freeholder Van Doren said at Tuesday’s Board meeting, “One of the County’s most effective shared services has been the award of contracts through cooperative purchasing with municipalities for surface treatment of roadways, known better as the chip seal program.

Municipalities were contacted earlier in the year by the Engineering Department advising that the cooperative purchasing program, where towns can benefit due to the economies of scale, is available. Municipalities still pay their share of the cost of the program, but at an expected lower rate when bid in total with the County and other towns.

Additionally, by participating in the cooperative purchasing program, municipalities avoid the cost and time consuming effort to comply with state purchasing laws and to prepare bid specifications and to seek bids, as the County Purchasing unit handles those chores.”

Freeholders Approve Preservation of
Additional 101 Farmland Acres
The Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders, at Tuesday’s meeting, granted final approval for the preservation of 101 acres of farmland in Tewksbury and Franklin Townships, bringing the County’s total farmland preservation to 31,957 acres.

Freeholder Board Director Matt Holt said, “This Freeholder Board continues to be committed to the preservation of farmland as a policy priority. Preserving the agricultural nature of the county and agricultural business in the County is a key component of Hunterdon County’s economic development strategy.”

The Board approved the development easement for the 39 acre Miller Farm in Tewksbury Township, with the State Agriculture Development Committee (SADC) providing 60% of the total purchase cost of $526,500.

i nformation corner
Information on 2018 programs for Hunterdon seniors is online

The Hunterdon County Division of Senior, Disabilities & Veterans Services - Senior Health & Fitness Program presents the following upcoming Fitness Programs; all programs are offered to county residents age 60 and over.
Please call Eleanor at (908) 284-6128 to register or for information. 

South County Branch of Hunterdon County Library

New Jersey Makers Day is on March 10, 2018, community members of all ages are invited to join us for an exciting day filled with activities focusing on maker culture.

March Program Information from Hunterdon County's Parks and Recreation Department

Eagle Scouts honored at Freeholder Meeting

Hunterdon County Polytech: National CTE Month

Assistance Programs Available for JCP&L Customers  
to Help with Winter
Heating Bills  

Jersey Central Power &
Light Update  
In the event outages occur, customers without power are encouraged to call 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877) to report the outage, or click the “Report Outage” link on www.firstenergycorp.com

In the event of severe weather, customers should immediately report downed wires to their utility, or call their local police or fire department. 
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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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