Vol. 79 - 2019
November 26, 2019
The Hunterdon County Board
of Chosen Freeholders wish
you and your family a
Happy Thanksgiving
USDA Report: Number of Farms Increase In Hunterdon County
Agriculture continues to grow in Hunterdon County, as evidenced by the most recent US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Census of Agriculture report, released in October, that showed an 11% increase in the number of farms in the County over the last five years, aided substantially by the County farmland preservation program, Freeholder Matt Holt reported at the November 6th Freeholder meeting.

Holt, the Freeholders’ liaison for Planning and Land Use, reported, “The Freeholders have consistently set aside farmland acres, contributing significantly to preserving an agricultural community here in the county.

Maintaining Hunterdon County’s rural character has been a long-term goal and we have made great strides in achieving that goal. We appreciate those efforts being recognized by the USDA’s report that showed not only an 11% increase in the number of Hunterdon County farms, but also a 5% increase in the amount of farmland acreage.”

Protecting Children from Lead Poisoning: A Year-Round Effort By
Hunterdon County Health Department
Protecting children from lead poisoning is a year-round effort by the Hunterdon County Department of Health’s Public Health Nursing and Environmental Health Divisions, and is highlighted during national Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Week in October, Hunterdon County Freeholder Sue Soloway reported at the November 6th Board meeting.

Soloway, the Board’s liaison for the Health Department, reported, “One of the ongoing goals of the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention program is to raise awareness about the dangers of lead exposure. Our Health Department educates parents on how to protect children from the serious health effects of exposure, and the importance of testing children for lead."

Hunterdon County Employees Join
Fight Against Cancer

More than 125 Hunterdon County employees came together on Tuesday, October 29th for the 3rd Annual ‘Making Strides Against Breast Cancer’ lunchtime fundraising walk to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

The event’s honorary Chairs; Freeholder Board Director Suzanne Lagay, Deputy Director John Lanza, Freeholders Matt Holt and Sue Soloway, Surrogate Susan Hoffman, and Sheriff Fred Brown led the employee group on a spirited ½ mile trek through the County Route 12 Complex.

County Clerk Mary Melfi and Freeholder Shaun Van Doren also served as honorary chairs for the event.

The event is designed to raise both money for the battle against cancer and awareness of the American Cancer Society ‘s efforts to make a difference for those in treatment with breast cancer. The funds raised go towards helping with transportation, lodging and counseling during prescribed treatment.

Freeholder Board Director Lagay stated, “It is wonderful that our caring Hunterdon County employees take such an active role in supporting the American Cancer Society’s ‘Making Strides’ efforts.” 
National Adoption Day Hosted
In Hunterdo n
Hunterdon County Surrogate, Susan J. Hoffman, announced this year Hunterdon County hosted National Adoption Day for Vicinage 13 on November 22, 2019. There were two judges hearing the adoptions simultaneously, and there were a total of 11 children adopted that afternoon.

National Adoption Day is celebrated annually on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. National Adoption Day is a holiday in which communities and courts all over the US come together to finalize the adoptions of thousands of children who are in foster care. In NJ the focus is to make the community aware of how many children are still waiting to be adopted.

Lanza: Extend "Bells For Veterans" Throughout The County In 2020

Hunterdon County Freeholder Board Deputy Director John E. Lanza has called for a county-wide 'Bells For Veterans' effort on Veteran's Day in 2020.
i nformation
Hunterdon County Prosecutor's Office Announces A Coat Drive

 October 1st through
December 31st, 2019

Hunterdon County Prosecutor's Office Announces Veteran's Forum

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Bridge and Road Closures and Detours

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Hunterdon County Sheriff & Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 94

2019 Toiletry Drive Through December 15th

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