July 24, 2020
Volume 37
The Morning Report

The Hunterdon County Morning Report provides up to date information on the actions of the Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Constitutional Officers and the activities of County government, as part of Freeholder Board Director Shaun C. Van Doren’s commitment to greater public communication.
Joint Hunterdon - HMG COVID-19 Test Site
Tuesday, July 28th and August 4th from 1-5 pm
121 Route 31S Suite 100 Raritan Township
HMG requires a provider prescription. Make an appointment by calling
908-237-4230 or email HMGDOTTesting@hhsnj.org
County Prosecutors' Offices
Announce Virtual Town Hall
On Use Of Force Policy
The New Jersey Attorney General’s Office plans to update the state’s Use-of-Force policy. The Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office, Warren County Prosecutor’s Office, and Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office are hosting a virtual town hall on Tuesday, July 28 at 5:30 p.m. to collect ideas and hear what changes the public feels is necessary to make the policy just and fair for all New Jersey residents and visitors.
The virtual town hall will include an information session to learn about the current policy followed by multiple opportunities to provide feedback on how you feel the policy should change. This meeting is a chance for all residents to directly provide input to influence changes to the Use-of-Force policy that all New Jersey law enforcement agencies adhere to.

Disaster Plan Update
Will Keep Hunterdon
Qualified For Federal Funds
Hunterdon County’s Hazard Mitigation Plan, which qualified the County for millions of dollars in FEMA funding in the past, will be updated to meet new federal requirements, under a contract approved by the Freeholder Board at the July 21 st meeting.  

Freeholder Board Director Shaun C. Van Doren stated, “The Hazard Mitigation Plan update, which is federally funded, is vital to the County’s and our property taxpayers’ ability to deal with the extraordinary costs associated with disasters, like the current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic.”

South County Branch Library Now Offering Non-contact Material Pick-up

Curbside Service available for patrons.

Mondays 9 am to 2 pm
Wednesdays 2 pm to 7 pm
Saturdays 9 am to 2 pm

Call 908-968-4611 or email library@hclibrary.us for information or to make an appointment.
Outdoor Dining In Hunterdon County
COVID-19 Testing

Walmart is offering COVID-19 testing
152 NJ-31 N, Flemington

CVS is offering COVID-19 testing
798 Route 202, Flemington

Hunterdon County
579 Trail
Hunterdon County's 579 Trail is a useful resource for local farmer's markets, wineries, trails and upcoming events throughout the county.

River Towns Magazine
Recently the trail was listed as the #1 cool thing to do this summer in the River Towns Summer Edition Magazine.

Hunterdon Medical Center
 You can donate blood at the Hunterdon Medical Center by making an appointment. Blood donations are urgently needed, sign up today.
Hunterdon County Parks
and Recreation

County Parks are open for passive recreational activities like walking/hiking, biking, and fishing. No picnicking, playground use, groups, or large gatherings. Parking remains limited to 50% in all locations. Please practice physical distancing of 6’ between non-household members, wear face coverings in busy areas, and consider a lesser-known park if your favorite is busy. 
June Virtual Meetup!
Re-connect with the HackHunterdon Tech Community

Next Meeting: July 30, 2020
Via Zoom Web Chat
7 pm

Hunterdon Joins Other Counties
Petitioning For Fair Share of CARES Act Funding
Freeholder John E. Lanza stated, “The Governor has yet to release any of the $250 million local government funding, while county governments continue to spend millions in limited property taxpayer dollars battling the COVID-19. Our taxpayers are entitled to their fair share of the funding.”
Important COVID-19
Health Links

Hunterdon County Department of Health continues to monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19), websites and resources are available.

You can also get Health Department updates
from their Facebook and Twitter pages.

If you have any questions, please call the 24-hour Hotline:
Project Update: 07/15/2020
Work is continuing on the Earthen Dam Rehabilitation project at Round Valley. Each dam is in a different stage of construction or pre-construction.
Hunterdon County Library Now Offers
NoveList Plus Search System

Have you ever finished a great book and wanted to find more just like it? Or wanted to help your child find just the right book to read? Hunterdon County Library now offers NoveList Plus, a helpful resource to help readers match up with the books that are right for them.

And now, NoveList Plus is linked to the HCL catalog, making searching easier than ever. Look for NoveList Plus on the Library website at www.hclibrary.us .
Hunterdon County Community Alert
Emergency Notification

Sign up for Hunterdon County Emergency notification system.

Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Constitutional Officers
Shaun C. Van Doren ,

Susan Soloway ,
Deputy Director

Matt Holt
John E. Lanza
Zach Rich

Mary Melfi
County Clerk
Fred W. Brown
Susan J. Hoffman
Michael J. Williams
Acting Prosecutor
Boards and Commissions
continue to conduct meetings remotely.

Hunterdon County
Board of Chosen Freeholders Meeting

Meeting will be held August 4, 5:30 pm

Hunterdon County Government | Hunterdon County Website