Vol. 47 - 2018
November 15, 2018
Hazardous Waste Clean-Up Day

THIS Saturday, November 17, 2018

Saturday, March 9, 2019
(mark your calendar now)
TIME: 9:00am to 1:00pm
LOCATION: Rt. 12 County Complex, ( directions

County Proposes Milford Riverfront
Open Space Preservation
To Aid Tourism
Hunterdon County is working with the State Green Acres program and Milford Borough on a project that would result in the County’s first park on the Delaware River front and a connection from Milford to Frenchtown by park trail, in a direct effort to put the area on the ‘must do’ map for County tourism.

Freeholder Director Matt Holt stated, “The proposed riverfront park along the Delaware River in Milford, with a potential hiking trail and rail line connections, is a serious and unique opportunity for Hunterdon County. It unites open space preservation with tourism and economic development, and will put Milford on the must do map for Hunterdon County tourism.”

Once land purchases are finalized, the proposed project creates a new nearly seven-acre riverfront park, with connection to a seven-acre former rail corridor which will align with the Delaware and Raritan Canal Path trail that traverses Frenchtown, Alexandria, and Milford.

Hunterdon Freeholders Approve Municipal Economic Development Grant Program
Hunterdon County municipalities will be able to apply for economic development grants designed to help further economic growth in the County, under a grant program approved by the Freeholder Board on November 7 th .

Freeholder Board Director Matt Holt stated, “Establishing a grant program, where the County can provide our municipalities with resources needed to partner in achieving our joint economic development goals, has always been anticipated as a key step on the road to economic growth and success in our County.

We have already seen a positive response in the pilot grant program with Clinton Township and Clinton Town’s procedural review study, where the County and localities shared joint cost for the project.”

Van Doren:
Public Works
Projects Meeting
2018 Goals
Hunterdon County Freeholder Shaun Van Doren, the Board’s liaison for Engineering and Public Works, reported at the November 7 th Freeholder meeting that public works projects are on schedule and expected to meet 2018 goals.

Freeholder Van Doren stated, “The Department of Engineering and Public Works establishes an aggressive schedule of road and bridge improvements each year, in order to keep those residents and visitors using the roadways safe. At present, the Department is on course to meet its 2018 goals.”

Hunterdon County Holds Right To Farm Information Session

Many officials joined Hunterdon County residents to pack the room early in the morning on Wednesday, November 7, at the Hunterdon County Route 12 Complex for an informative talk on New Jersey’s Right to Farm Act, which was covered by PBS39 News.
Sponsored by the Hunterdon County Planning Board, the talk was part of a continuing outreach program aimed at educating the public on policy matters. 
i nformation
"Fire Safety Saves Lives"
December 1st and December 11th with Bruce Fuller, Fire Marshal.

Due to popularity of the program, reservations are recommended.

Hunterdon County Library
November 2018
November holidays: Headquarters, North and South County Branches will be closed in honor of: Thanksgiving Thursday 11/22 and Friday 11/23. All open Saturday 11/24 as usual 9 to 5.

New Jersey Blood Services will host blood drives in Clinton, Raritan Townships

North Hunterdon High School will host a blood drive from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 1445 Route 31 South, in the Annandale section of Clinton Township.
The Flemington Elks Lodge 1928 will host a blood drive from noon to 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 23, at 165 Route 31, in Raritan Township.
To donate blood or for information on how to organize a blood drive call (800) 933-2566 or visit  www.nybloodcenter.org
Nov. - Jan. Programs with Hunterdon Parks & Recreation

Click here for nature and recreation programs in the next three months; additional programs are available here . Unless otherwise indicated, all programs require pre-registration .

Please note that cost is per participant, including children and accompanying adults, unless stated otherwise.   
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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