Vol. 61 - 2019
May 9, 2019
Adopted Hunterdon Budget Holds
Tax Rate Steady
Hunterdon County’s Freeholder Board adopted the 2019 County budget on May 6 th , that keeps the County tax rate at 31.5 cents per $100 of property valuation, the same rate as in 2018.

Freeholder Board Director Suzanne Lagay, the presiding member of the Board’s Budget Committee, stated, “The 2019 budget of $88,491,725 is $330,000 less than the 2013 budget ($88,826,025) that Freeholder John Lanza and I inherited when we joined the Board. What else in anyone’s life is less costly now than it was six years ago?”

Hunterdon County Celebrates the 147th Arbor Day With Ceremonial Tree Planting At Heron Glen
Hunterdon County Freeholders, Shade Tree Commission members, and other County officials joined together to recognize the 147 th anniversary of Arbor Day, by planting a red maple tree at a ceremony at the Heron Glen Golf Course, that also marked the County Shade Tree Commission’s 20 th Annual Arbor Day Ceremony, on April 26 th .

Freeholder Director Suzanne Lagay said, “Our county is home to a diverse number of trees from the American Holly to the Flowering Dogwood. The beautiful, natural environment that we have all worked hard to preserve through open space preservation demonstrates our commitment to an enhanced quality of life for present and future generations."

Hunterdon Sheriff Brown and Team Honored For Support Of Employees Serving In National Guard
Hunterdon County Sheriff Fred W. Brown, and his Office’s senior leadership, have received special recognition from the Department of Defense Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) for their patriotic support of Sheriff’s Office personnel serving in the U.S. Army National Guard.

Sheriff’s Officer Thomas Illes and Sheriff’s Investigator Raymond Scarpa, III, serve as members of the U.S. Army National Guard, in addition to their duties in the Hunterdon County Sheriff’s Office.

Nearly One Thousand Sign Petition Calling For Reversal Of Governor's Hunterdon School Aid Cuts

“If the overwhelming response to the on-line petition calling for the Legislature to reverse the Governor’s decision to cut school funding tells us anything, it is that our residents are very concerned about the lack of support for our schools,” Freeholder Deputy Director John E. Lanza reported at the April 16 th  Freeholder Board meeting.
 
i nformation
Hunterdon County Library
May 2019
May closings:
Staff Training : Headquarters, North & South County Branches will be closed Friday morning 5/3 .
Headquarters will be open 5/3 from 1 to 5 pm; NCB & SCB will be open 5/3 from 1:30 to 5 pm.
Mothers’ Day :  Headquarters, North & South County Branches will be closed Sunday 5/12 .
Memorial Day : HQ, NCB & SCB will be be closed Sunday 5/26 and Monday 5/27 ; open Saturday 5/25.

Saturday June 8, come to the HCL Outdoor Art Show and Sale.

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Volunteer Drivers Needed

The Volunteer Driver Program provides transportation to senior citizens and persons with disability for specialized medical appointments (not otherwise available in Hunterdon County).

The service is available Monday through Friday, click here for more information and find out how you can volunteer and help.

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Saturday June 8th and
Sunday June 9th

Hunterdon Central Regional High School

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UPDATE
Hunterdon County DPW: Road Construction on Route 523 and Hollow Road

County Route 523 construction began April 1, 2019.

FROM: Delaware Drive, Delaware Township
TO: N.J.S.H. 29 Stockton

Plan alternate route or expect delays. Construction is expected to continue until mid June. 
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Hunterdon County Culvert L-77 located on Hollow Road in Lebanon Township will be closed on or about July 1, 2019 until the end of August 2019.
Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center to Hold Free Skin Cancer Screenings May 13th and 15th.

Hunterdon County Parks
& Recreation
Read all about the County Arboretum and the Parks programs in May here.
Social Security and OIG
Launch Public Service Announcement Campaign

C ampaign launched addressing a nationwide telephone impersonation scheme. Reports from around the country cite fraudulent phone calls from people falsely claiming to be Social Security employees.

For more information, click here and do not reveal any personal data to a stranger who calls you.
ASTRONOMY DAY @ RVCC- 5/11/19

RVCC Planetarium is celebrating Astronomy Day on Saturday, May 11. 2-5 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Activities will be set up inside and outside the Planetarium. Weather permitting, telescopes will be out to view the Sun and Moon. Activities are free, but regular admission applies for our shows. Shows at 3pm, 4pm, 7pm and 8pm.

REAL IDS

New Jersey's Motor Vehicle Commission plans to begin issuing REAL ID driver licenses and non-driver IDs in the summer of 2019, click here for further information on what these changes mean for you.
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Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders
and Constitutional Officers

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

Mary H. Melfi
County Clerk
Fred W. Brown
Sheriff
Susan J. Hoffman
Surrogate
Michael J. Williams
Acting Prosecutor
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