Vol. 21 - 2018
March 8, 2018
Hunterdon Emergency Responders Meet
The Challenge of Back To Back Storms
Hunterdon County’s 9-1-1 Communications Center, public works crews, and emergency management team and first responders rose to the challenge posed by back to back major winter storms Riley and Quinn, during the period March 2 - 8.

Freeholder Director Matt Holt stated, “The Communications center, Public Safety and Emergency Management staff, Building Maintenance, and DPW personnel worked round the clock from March 2 on to monitor, direct, and assist emergency response throughout the County, and to clear roadways and County areas, first of snow, later of downed trees, and again of snow with March 7th major snowfall.

All have been tireless in the emergencies and they have our great appreciation.”

Holt: Power Company Storm Performance
Still Unacceptable
Freeholder Director Matt Holt stated, “On March 3rd I called JCPL’s long delays in response to power outages that left more than 50% of the residents of Hunterdon County without power unacceptable and, as we obtain more information, I stand by that assessment today.

We all recognize the first storm with incredibly high winds created significant challenges for the company and the following blizzard hindered repair efforts. However, there were numerous company communications failures to residents and local government officials, misreports of completed repairs, and reports of out of state crews unable to take action, while waiting for company direction.”

Hunterdon Freeholders To Fight
Penn East’s Eminent Domain Action
Hunterdon County Freeholders, Tuesday evening, approved a legal challenge to Penn East’s use of eminent domain to acquire private land, including land on preserved farms in the County, to construct its pipeline.

Penn East has filed condemnation claims against numerous Hunterdon County farm properties where the County holds the development rights, purchased with state, county and local farmland and open space funds.

Freeholder Suzanne Lagay, the Board’s Deputy Director stated, “The County has over 20 farmland properties that are impacted, where public funds were used to purchase development easements. It is, in my opinion, in the best interest of the County's taxpayers and residents to oppose Penn East’s application for eminent domain.”

i nformation corner

The first Wednesday in April is National Walking Day. The American Heart Association sponsors this day to remind people about the health benefits of taking a walk. Wear your sneakers (or take them with you) to work, and at some point in the day, you are encouraged to take a 30-minute walk. 


Take thirty minutes out of your day to go for a walk and use #NationalWalkingDay to post on social media.

For the AHA and guidelines on how to live healthier click here.
Saturday March 10, 2018
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 
314 State Route 12, Hunterdon County Complex, Flemington
'Don't Miss Out' Veterans Campaign: All Veterans Eligible For $3,000
Tax Exemption
On 2017 Tax Return

Scholarships Available for
Non-Traditional Adult
Students at RVCC

Hunterdon County Parks and Recreation Department has many opportunities for everyone to be involved during the month of April.

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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