Vol. 57 - 2019
March 28, 2019
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Van Doren:
State Should Follow Hunterdon County Strategy When
Salting Roadways
Hunterdon County Freeholder Shaun Van Doren joined with other public officials raising concerns over the seemingly excessive salting of roadways by the state when weather predictions do not warrant it, and suggested the state should follow Hunterdon County’s example of efficient, strategic response to winter weather.

Freeholder Van Doren, the Board’s liaison to the Department of Engineering and Public Works, stated, “The state’s salting or brining roadways when the weather does not call for it, ‘just in case,’ is detrimental to the environment and the life of roadways, negatively impacts on vehicles, and is a waste of tax dollars.”

Van Doren, during remarks at the March 19 th Hunterdon County Freeholder Board meeting, noted, “Hunterdon County’s strategic storm prep and response measures have evolved from years of experience ensuring that winter weather is dealt with in the proper manner to protect the public, while not wasting tax dollars.”

County Library Annual Report Shows Great Strides, Citing Record Visitors, Increased Hours And Tech Upgrades
The Hunterdon County Library published its 2018 Annual Report, citing a very impressive and successful year with half a million visitors, eighteen thousand program attendees, and offering residents twenty-seven thousand new books, movies, periodicals for lending.

Freeholder Director Suzanne Lagay, liaison to the Library Commission said, “Our libraries today are much more than a place to check-out books. They serve as community centers showing popular current films, holding discussion groups and concerts, offering a creative array of children’s and family programs throughout the calendar year. Need WIFI? It’s available. Need up-to-date electronics? They’re there too.”

Lagay added, “Perhaps the most significant event of 2018 was the hiring of our new Library Director James Keehbler, whose resume includes President of the New Jersey Library Association and being recognized as New Jersey Librarian of the Year. 2018 saw plans finalized to move the South County Branch back to East Amwell, a move has that increased attendance 22%, confirming that the right decisions were made and executed.” 

Hunterdon Parks & Recreation Teams Up With Local High School To Support Special Education Students
The Hunterdon County Division of Parks & Recreation announced it is renewing its partnership with Hunterdon Central High School’s Work Readiness Program that helps Special Education Students develop social skills and gain valuable work experience.

Freeholder Matt Holt, Parks & Recreation Division liaison, said, “Cultivating a community which embraces all students is a goal we support here in Hunterdon County. Affording opportunities to students who might otherwise not be given a chance to learn new skills and allowing development of greater confidence, is key to supporting our Special Education students. We are grateful to Hunterdon Central High School for this program and are excited to welcome new volunteers.”

Hunterdon Making Efforts To Attract Big Business - TV39 Report

Economic Development has been a major intitiative of the Hunterdon County Freeholders and it's paying off. Companies currently calling the area home include giants like UNICOM Global, an information technology services company that moved into Readington Township last fall.
i nformation
Strikeout Hunger NJ

6th Annual Softball Tournament
Saturday, May 4
2 PM to 5 PM

Admission is an item for the food pantries .

Hunterdon County Engineering Office Public Information Center

County Routes 523 and 629 Roundabout Project

Wednesday, April 3, 6 PM to 7:30 PM at the Readington Municipal Building.

Hunterdon County Senior Center

The Grandparent Series is a four part lecture designed especially for seniors interested in learning about the challenges that face our youth every day.

APRIL 2019

Click the photo above for the Parks & Recreation website with all spring programs.

Celebrate National Poetry Month in April with Haiku in the Hunterdon Arboretum.
For more information please contact: Kathe Palka k-jpalka@comcast.net
Saturday June 8th and
Sunday June 9th

Hunterdon Central Regional High School

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Let’s Listen 2019” :
Teens Speak Out About Communication & Getting Along With Parents

Thursday April 4, 2019
6pm @ Hunterdon
Central High School

Hunterdon County Library

23rd Annual Book Sale
2019 Dates: April 27 -29

RVCC Planetarium Plans Laser Concerts, Star Shows for All Ages in April

Planetarium tickets cost $10 for one show, $16 for two shows on the same day. For reservations and information, call 908-231-8805. For additional information, visit www.raritanval.edu/planetarium .

RVCC is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu .
Spring Into Action

Spring is here. Warmer weather gives us healthy fruits and vegetables and allows us to get out of the house and enjoy the benefits of physical activity.

Hunterdon County's Department of Health supports a healthy lifestyle which includes healthy foods and exercise.

Find us on Facebook and Twitter for up to date information on road and bridge closures.
Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders
and Constitutional Officers

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

Mary H. Melfi
County Clerk
Fred W. Brown
Susan J. Hoffman
Anthony P. Kearns III
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