Vol. 42 - 2018
October 11, 2018
October 25th, 9:30am to 12noon

Hunterdon County Senior Center
Building #1, 4 Gauntt Place Flemington

Hunterdon Farmland Preservation
Tops 32,500 Acres
Hunterdon County Freeholders, at the Board meeting on September 18, added another 66 acres to the County’s farmland program by approving the preservation of an Alexandria Township farm, the 412 th farm preserved in the County, that brings the total acreage preserved to over 32,500 of farmland.

Freeholder Director Matt Holt stated, “The two parcel Miller Farm is significant because it straddles Rick Road in Alexandria, thus maintaining the viewshed on both sides.

Furthermore, each parcel is adjacent or close to already preserved farms, creating a farm corridor into perpetuity. That is a key reason why the County’s Agriculture Development Board (CADB) recommended the preservation of the farm.”

Holt: Hunterdon Getting Job Done For Public With $1 Million Budget Cut
Hunterdon County Freeholder Board Director Matt Holt reported, at the October 2 nd Freeholder meeting, that as County finances enter the final quarter of the year with the $1 million County budget reduction instituted by the Freeholders, all County units are on course to continue delivering services with no projected budget shortfalls.

Freeholder Holt said, “From road paving to health services to parks programming, the County’s personnel in the Departments, Divisions and Constitutional Offices have continued to deliver the high level of service expected by Hunterdon County residents.”

South County Library Opening October 20 th
At East Amwell Location
Public Invited
The public is invited to attend the Grand Opening of the Hunterdon County South County Library branch at 1108 Old York Road in East Amwell at 10 am on Saturday, October 20 th .

East Amwell Mayor Tim Mathews presented to the Freeholders the opportunity for the move of the South County branch at the May 29th Freeholder meeting, which was immediately followed up on by the Library Commission and Freeholder Board.

Freeholder Board Deputy Director Suzanne Lagay, liaison to the Library Commission, has previously noted, “Use of the south County Library has dropped by nearly 60% since the move away from Ringoes, according to data provided by the Library Director. The south county branch should now be more available to residents.”

Hunterdon Freeholders Endorse Lance Bill To Stop 9-1-1 Fees Diversion
Hunterdon County's Freeholder Board has endorsed Congressman Leonard Lance's federal legislation, H.R. 6424, aimed at stopping the diversion of 9-1-1 fees for other uses by New Jersey and other states.

Freeholder John E. Lanza, the Board's liaison for Public Safety, stated, “Right now phone users pay 90 cents per month that goes into a fund to support 9-1-1 costs at the local level. In New Jersey that is $130 million per year, yet Hunterdon County has not seen one dime of that funding in the past 12 years.”

Congressman Lance is working with several other members of Congress, from both parties, on H.R. 6424 which is designed to give the Federal Communication Commission the authority to stop the diversion of telephone taxes from the 9-1-1 costs that they were intended to fund.

Click the image above to access the podcast featuring the Administrator of the Board of Elections, Beth Thompson
Hunterdon County Planning Board Seeks Public Comment on Open Space Plan

Planning Board Public Hearing, October 18 at 7pm. At the Rt. 12 Assembly Space, Flemington.

Hunterdon County residents can provide feedback at the following web address: www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/openspace/StrategicPlan.htm#publiccomments or on Facebook, www.facebook.com/HunterdonCountyOpenSpace
i nformation
Hunterdon County Parks and Recreation Division Announces Fall 2018 Programs

Click the Harbinger image above to find program information
Presented by the Sheriff, County Clerk and Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders
Saturday, November 3
9-12 noon
Rain OR Shine

Hazardous Waste Clean-Up Day

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

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

Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders
and Constitutional Officers

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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