Vol. 49 - 2018
December 20, 2018
Lanza Announces County Funded Digital Mapping Program Will
Be Available To Schools
Freeholder John E. Lanza, the Board’s liaison for Public Safety, reported at the December 4 th meeting that the Freeholders have agreed to a pilot project with a technology firm to provide the base cloud server for digital structure mapping of schools and other buildings around the County.

Lanza said, “The mapping program will make available in critical incidents floor plans and structural guides provided by participating schools and other entities, digitally and remotely to Police, Rescue Squad responders and Fire fighters, via cell phones, tablets, and laptops.

Public Safety units responding to events, whether they are fires, health emergencies, active shooter responses or other incidents, will have at their fingertips the ability to better direct resources to specific areas within structures with this technology. This is the kind of public safety tool that can save lives.”

Hunterdon County Planning Board
Approves Open Space Strategic Plan
The Hunterdon County Planning Board, on December 6 th , adopted the County’s Open Space Strategic Plan, which creates the goals of preserving 4000 more acres of open space, the creation of four County general use parks, linkage between preserved lands, and increased stewardship of parklands.

Freeholder Board Deputy Director Suzanne Lagay, a member of the Planning Board, stated, “The final adoption of this plan comes after several public hearings and considerable public input that has helped to make the plan an effective tool to guide the County’s land preservation and stewardship policies into the future.”

Holt: Nearly $1 Million Budget Cut, Lead Achievement For Freeholders
in 2018
The Freeholders’ reduction of the Hunterdon County budget by nearly $1 million was the year’s most significant achievement, Freeholder Director Matt Holt stated in a retrospective on his year as Director, during the last regular Freeholder Board meeting on December 18 th .

“Having served previously as Director in 2011 and 2014, I can definitely say the third time is the charm. Working with my Freeholder colleagues this year has been a pleasure,” Holt said.

Holt added, “In addition to cutting the budget by nearly $1 million, the County continued our no debt, pay as you go capital programming for the fifth consecutive year. I believe we may be the only New Jersey County without any debt service payments.

Successful Hunterdon Recycling Program Now Accepting
Smoke Detectors
The Hunterdon County Health Division is accepting smoke detectors for recycling, as part of the 2018 County recycling drop off and disposal program, Freeholder Board Deputy Director Suzanne Lagay reported at the November 20 th Freeholder meeting.

Now the Health Division is expanding recycling collections to include old smoke detectors at the Health Division Office, at the County’s Route 12 complex, weekdays 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
i nformation
New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness

If you see any suspicious activity while shopping for the holidays or attending festive events throughout New Jersey, let us know! Contact local authorities and call NJOHSP's Counterterrorism Watch desk @ 1-866-4-SAFE-NJ or EM: tips@njohsp.gov
Hunterdon County Library
December 2018

December holidays : Headquarters, North and South County Branches will be closed:
Christmas Day Tuesday 12/25.

Headquarters is also closed Sunday 12/23. All open Monday 12/24.

New Year’s Day Tuesday January 1, 2019. Headquarters is also closed Sunday 12/30. All open Monday 12/31.

Happy holidays from Hunterdon County Division of Parks & Recreation!

For a full listing of all January 2019 programs, please click here for information.

All programs require pre-registration .

Please note that cost is per participant, including children and accompanying adults, unless stated otherwise.  
FirstEnergy Shares Lighting Safety & Efficiency Tips

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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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