Vol. 63 - 2019
May 30, 2019
June 1st
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FREE Electronic Waste Recycling Event

DATE: Saturday, June 8
TIME: 9:00am to 1:00pm
LOCATION: Route 12 County Complex ( directions
CONTACT: (908) 788-1351

SPONSORED BY: County of Hunterdon and Waste Management of NJ
Those American Flags Adorning
Veterans' Gravesites 
Didn't Just Grow There
Volunteers organized by Veterans’ groups and churches in Hunterdon County placed over 10,000 American flags on gravesites during the Memorial Day weekend, honoring those who have served the nation in the military and are now in their final resting place.

Freeholder Board Deputy Director John E. Lanza, the Board’s Veterans’ liaison, reported at the May 21st Freeholder meeting, “The County has long played a role in the Memorial Day commemoration by providing flags to Veterans’ groups for placement at the graves of Veterans who have passed.

While the public knows those American Flags they see across fields in cemeteries over the Memorial Day weekend didn’t just grow there, most are not aware of the tremendous volunteer effort by church groups, scouting organizations, and our Veterans, that makes the activity successful.”

Freeholders Hear Mayors’ Concerns
 On New NJDEP Restrictions
Mayors and other officials, both Democratic and Republican, told the Hunterdon County Freeholder Board, at the May 21 st meeting, that the New Jersey of Department of Environmental Protection’s (NJDEP) proposed environmental restrictions in Hunterdon County are too far reaching and must balance the environment with economic impacts.

Raritan Township Mayor Jeff Kuhl told the Board, “It is estimated that 20% of the properties in Raritan Township will be affected by the proposed DEP rules, including commercial, industrial and residential properties. Many of these properties will not be able to expand or be redeveloped and their overall value will drop.

The Tax Assessor estimates there could be $900 million in property tax appeals, as a result of the new rules.”

Photos and Construction Details Highlight DPW's Annual Report
Featuring before and after photos that establish graphically the extensive infrastructure work accomplished by Hunterdon County’s Department of Engineering and Public Works during 2018, the Department’s Annual Report also provides details on how County road and bridge dollars are expended.

Freeholder Shaun Van Doren, the Freeholder’s liaison for the Department, reported at the April 16 th Board meeting, “This annual report is well worth the public’s time to review for not only the photographs that demonstrably provide a true appreciation of the extent and value of the work, but also for the cost and construction detail.”

Hunterdon Freeholders and Land Preservation Partners Add 206
More Open Space Acres 
Photo Credit: NJHiking.com County's Point Mountain Preserve
Recent approvals by the Hunterdon County Freeholder Board, acting in concert with the state’s Green Acres program, the Highlands Council, the Delaware and Raritan (D&R) Greenway Land Trust, and East Amwell Township, have added over 200 additional acres of preserved open space and parkland in Lebanon Township, Delaware Township, and East Amwell.

The Freeholder Board, at the May 21 st meeting, authorized a purchase contract for the 120-acre Denton Property in Lebanon, with the Highlands Council and Green Acres providing the full $976,000 cost.

Freeholder Board Director Suzanne Lagay pointed out, “The County and our partners not only protect from development these important acres that connect with existing preservation areas, but the action is also accomplished at no cost to the County open space trust fund for the purchase. That is a double win for Hunterdon County’s residents.”

Hunterdon County Provides Listing of Monuments and Memorials In Time For Memorial Day

In time for Memorial Day, the public will now be able to find an on-line listing of monuments and memorials that are located in communities across Hunterdon County honoring Veterans and those who lost their lives in service to the nation, Freeholder Board Deputy Director John E. Lanza has announced.
i nformation
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Saturday June 8, come to the HCL Outdoor Art Show and Sale.

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Saturday June 8th and
Sunday June 9th

Hunterdon Central Regional High School

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Beginning Tuesday, June 4 , the Hunterdon County Library Bookmobile will have new stops in Clinton Township, Bloomsbury and Stockton.
For more information, click here.
Tewksbury Historical Society and Garden Club of Hunterdon Hills Host Second Biennial House and Garden Tour

Click here: www.tewksburyhistory.net for more information and to purchase tickets for the tour.
Hunterdon County DPW:

County Culvert T-51: Located on Fox Hill Road in Tewksbury, at the intersection of Cold Springs Road and 1/10 mile from Wildwood Road. Will be Closed To ALL TRAFFIC starting on June 10 for approximately 6-8 weeks weather permitting.
A detour will be signed County Route 517 to Homestead Road.
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. 
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 County Parks
& Recreation
Read all about the County Arboretum and the Parks programs in June here.
Hunterdon County Library JUNE 2019

NEW : sign up for the Library's Newsletter! See link below.

Headquarters and North County Branch Libraries will be open Sundays June 2 & June 9 from 1-5.
Starting Sunday June 16, they will be closed on Sundays for the summer until 9/8, after Labor Day.

For the library calendar and to either reserve a place for programs, or to register for a program, click here .
Hunterdon County Parks and Recreation Division

Now offering discount tickets to all local amusement parks.

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Recycle Often, Recycle Right

Wrong materials in recycling is costly. To learn more, click here.
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
Michael J. Williams
Acting Prosecutor
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