Vol. 73 - 2019
October 4, 2019
Bridge and Road Closures and Detours
Freeholders Honor Rutgers Cooperative Master Gardeners
Rutgers Master Gardeners Sensory Garden Team is recognized by Hunterdon County Freeholder Board Director Suzanne Lagay for receiving first place award in the 2019 Search for Excellence in programming for Special Needs Audiences, at the 2019 International Master Gardener Conference

Hunterdon DPW Budget Ready
For Winter Weather Despite
Storms Earlier This Year
Solid planning and careful monitoring of the Hunterdon County Public Works 2019 budget reveals it is ‘right on the money’ despite winter weather challenges that hit the County in the beginning of the year, and will be able to cover any additional weather costs through the end of the year, Freeholder Shaun Van Doren reported at the September 17th Freeholder meeting.

Van Doren, the Freeholder Board’s liaison for the Engineering and Public Works Department, reported in March that in the first 60 days of 2019 the County’s DPW crews had responded to fourteen major storm events, including the major wind storm on February 24th and 25th. “Despite the costs associated with those storms, the Department’s budget is prepared to respond to any costs related to storms that come our way later this year,” the Freeholder said.

Freeholders Support Land Preservation Groups' Expansion Of Large
Open Space Tracts
Hunterdon County’s Freeholder Board recently approved open space preservation grants to the Hunterdon Land Trust and the New Jersey Conservation Foundation that will help preserve 92 acres adjacent to two large open space tracts in the County.

Freeholder Matt Holt, the Board’s liaison for Planning and Land Use, stated, “I believe we cannot make this point often enough, supporting our non-profit land perseveration partners and joining together with other funding resources, like Green Acres, and our localities, serves to extend the reach and depth of the County’s open space trust fund and preservation program.” 

Joint Prosecutor/Health Department Warning About Dangers of Vaping
Acting Hunterdon County Prosecutor Michael J. Williams, Acting Chief of Detectives Frank R. Crisologo, and Hunterdon County Health Department Director Karen B. DeMarco are issuing a public service announcement to warn the public about the dangers of e-cigarettes and vaping. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that people not use e-cigarettes or vape devices due to the cases of lung illness associated with their use.

E-cigarettes work by heating a liquid to produce an aerosol that users inhale into their lungs. These liquids include nicotine, flavorings, and other additives. The e-cigarettes can also be used to ingest THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. E-cigarettes are also called vapes, e-hookahs, vape pens, and electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS).

Freeholders Told Court Ruling A 'Big Setback' For PennEast Pipeline

The attorney representing Hunterdon County in the PennEast Pipeline's suit to condemn state-owned properties told Freeholder Board this is "the first big setback they've had."
i nformation
Free Smoke Alarm Installation Event in Flemington
The American Red Cross:
Home Fire Campaign

Smoke Alarms Save Lives!

October 19, 2019
11 am - 2 pm

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Click image above for Hunterdon County Parks and Recreation October and November Programs for all ages
Hunterdon County Prosecutor's Office Announces A
Coat Drive

October 1st through
December 31st, 2019

October 6 - 12th

"Not Every Hero Wears A Cape. Plan And Practice Your Escape."

Health Alert:

Prevent Getting Sick After Visiting Animal Exhibits

From The NJ Poison Information and Education System and Rutgers NJ Medical School

NJDOT To Discuss Route 31 Widening Project On Thursday, October 10th
For information and location of the Public Information Session with the NJDOT, click here.
Click image below to read the press release
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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
(not pictured)
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