Vol. 76 - 2019
October 31, 2019
Senior Bocce Players Enjoy
New Pergola At Senior Center
Freeholder Director Suzanne Lagay and Deputy Director John E. Lanza joined Senior Services Division Head Laine Nauman, Facilities Division Head Justin Tibbetts and Senior Bocce Players at the ribbon cutting for the new Bocce Pergola, on October 21st
To find out about Bocce, call Eleanor Langeveld at 908-284-6128
Hunterdon County
Hosts Free 'Touch A Truck' Event
Saturday, November 2nd 11:30 am - 3 pm
Deer Path Park

For all ages!
Come to the 'parade that stands still' and explore fire trucks, dump trucks, ambulances, large construction trucks and so much more!

Sponsored By The Division of Parks and Recreation, Touch A Truck is held rain OR shine.
Clean Audits, No Debt, And Teamwork Results In County Tax Rate Freeze
What the Hunterdon County Freeholders have achieved in freezing the County tax rate in four of the last five years has been realized by putting the County financial house in order, eliminating debt, and teamwork between the Freeholders and County employees, according to Freeholder Matt Holt, who has served on the Freeholder Board since 2007.

As the Budget Committee Chairman or member over the years, Freeholder Holt has been involved in the development of many County budgets. During that time, he says he has seen ‘the good, the bad and ugly’ when it comes to County finances.

Holt said recently, while meeting with local officials, “The Freeholder Board over the last few years have been serious about reducing costs. The County budget today is nearly $12 million less than it was a dozen years ago. In fact, the 2019 budget is still lower than the budget from six years ago. All achieved during an era of rising costs.”

Senator Doherty Introduces Bill Directing NJDEP To Fund Black Fly Spraying
Senator Mike Doherty (R-Hunterdon, Warren, Somerset introduced legislation in the State Senate, S-4182, on October 24 th , that requires the Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) to provide annual suppression of black flies each year along the Delaware River.

Hunterdon County Freeholder Board Director Suzanne Lagay stated, “Because black fly infestation is a multi-county problem and the suppression takes place along the state overseen Delaware River, it is a state responsibility. Senator Doherty’s legislation to reinstitute state funding for New Jersey’s share of the cost the Pennsylvania DEP’s spraying by helicopter is most welcome.”

Volunteer Hunterdon Medical Reserve Corps Adds To Emergency Preparedness For County
The Hunterdon County Health Department’s citizen based Medical Reserve Corps is a key added component of the County emergency preparedness program, Freeholder Sue Soloway, the Board’s liaison for the Health Department, reported at a recent Freeholder meeting.

Soloway stated, “As we recognize September as Emergency Preparedness Month, I believe it is important to recognize the Hunterdon County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), a group comprised of residents who are both medically-trained and non-medical volunteers, who add to the reach and depth of the County’s ability to respond to health emergencies.”

DEP Denies PennEast's Permit Application For Natural Gas Pipeline

The state DEP has denied PennEast's permit application to build a $1 billion, 120-mile natural gas pipeline. Story by Samantha Maldonaldo.
i nformation
Hunterdon County Prosecutor's Office Announces A Coat Drive

October 1st through
December 31st, 2019

November 8th, 2019 11 am - 2:30 pm

Call for more information:
908-788-5568 or email: info@flemingtonfoodpantry.org

OCTOBER 15 to DECEMBER 15, 2019
DST ends on Sunday, November 3, 2019, at 2:00 A.M. At this time, we “fall back” in the fall by setting clocks back one hour (i.e., gaining one hour).
Click image above for Sensory Friendly Shows in November.
Bridge and Road Closures
and Detours
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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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