Vol. 65 - 2019
June 20, 2019

On Saturday June 22nd,   Jersey Central Power & Light has planned an interruption of some electric service in Hunterdon County in order to make necessary repairs to electrical equipment.
Hunterdon On-Line School Aid Petition
Gains Trenton Legislative Leader Response
New Jersey Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean responded to the on-line petition signed by over 900 Hunterdon County residents concerned about Governor Phil Murphy’s plan to cut funds to the County’s school districts, by providing information on his ‘Every Child Counts’ school plan, which would increase funding to Hunterdon County school districts by over $5 million in the next fiscal year.

Freeholder Board Deputy Director John Lanza, the initiator of the on-line petition, stated, “My fellow Freeholders and I join with Hunterdon County taxpayers, parents and teachers in appreciation of Senator Kean’s efforts on behalf of our County’s schools.

The Senate and Assembly leaders and Budget Committee Chairmen were all sent a copy of the Hunterdon County petition. So far, Senator Kean is the only one to respond to the petition.”

Hunterdon County
Health Department
Provides Litter and River Cleanup Efforts
Hunterdon County is slated to receive an $86,929 grant for 2019 from the New Jersey Clean Communities Coalition, which is dedicated to litter and river cleanup projects, Freeholder Sue Soloway, the Board’s liaison for the Department of Health, reported at the June 4 th Freeholder meeting.

Freeholder Soloway stated, “These cleanup projects, overseen by the County’s Division of Solid Waste in the Department of Health, are designed to keep Hunterdon County litter-free and improve the quality of life in our communities.”

Hunterdon Parks Division Makes Hiking and Biking Easy To Navigate With Maps
The Hunterdon County Division of Parks & Recreation has made available to the public hiking and biking trail maps just in time for the summer months when residents and visitors can be outdoors to take advantage of the warmer weather.

Freeholder Matt Holt, Parks & Recreation Division liaison, said, “Our Parks Division has provided a way for residents and visitors to make the most of the parks available in the county and provided maps with all hiking and biking trails that are safe to use. Additionally, information about the difficulty of each trail has also been provided, allowing families to make safe choices for their children and giving more experienced bike riders a chance to challenge themselves.”

Lagay Selected For Chamber Foundation's Hall Of Fame
Recognized for her exceptional leadership qualities, character, and civic involvement, Freeholder Board Director Suzanne Lagay, a past President and CEO of the Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce, was inducted into the Chamber Foundation’s Business Hall of Fame, during official ceremonies at the Ryland Inn on May 7, 2019.

The Holland Township resident was recognized for her significant business, community, and governmental leadership and achievements, representing the Essence of Hunterdon, according to Chamber President Chris Phelan.

Hunterdon County Recommends Balancing Environment With Economic Sustainability In Comments To NJDEP
Hunterdon County submitted recommendations to the NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) on June 3 rd  supporting environmental upgrades for fourteen rivers and streams in the County, while requesting Category 2 (C-2) status be maintained for five waterways that effect key communities, in an effort to balance environmental protection with economic sustainability.
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i nformation
Beginning Tuesday, June 4 , the Hunterdon County Library Bookmobile will have new stops in Clinton Township, Bloomsbury and Stockton.
For more information, click here.
Hunterdon County Parks and Recreation Division

Now offering discount tickets to all local amusement parks.

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Saturday, June 29 at 11am until 7 pm.
Hunterdon County 4-H and
Ag Fairgrounds
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Hunterdon County DPW:

NEW start date:
County Culvert T-51: Located on Fox Hill Road in Tewksbury, at the intersection of Cold Springs Road and 1/10 mile from Wildwood Road. Will be Closed To ALL TRAFFIC starting on June 17 for approximately 6-8 weeks weather permitting.
A detour will be signed County Route 517 to Homestead Road.
Road Construction on Route 523 and Hollow Road

County Route 523 construction began April 1, 2019.
FROM: Delaware Drive, Delaware Township
TO: N.J.S.H. 29 Stockton
Plan alternate route or expect delays. Construction is expected to continue until mid June. 
Hunterdon County Culvert L-77 located on Hollow Road in Lebanon Township will be closed on or about June 24, 2019 until the end of August.

State Line Construction Co. will be the contractor for the job. Detour will be posted. 
Hunterdon County Parks
& Recreation
Read all about the County Arboretum and the Parks programs in June here.
Hunterdon County Library

 JUNE 2019

NEW : sign up for the Library's Newsletter! See link below.

Starting Sunday, June 16, they will be closed on Sundays for the summer until 9/8, after Labor Day.

For the library calendar and to either reserve a place for programs, or to register for a program, click here .
Can you believe that it's been 5 years since our big year in 2014?! We have designed a special theme around a special year! Join us in "CELEBRATING 305 YEARS OF HUNTERDON'S HISTORIC HOMETOWNS AND HAMLETS" 
FREE Naloxone Nasal
Spray Training

Thursday, August 6 -
6pm to 9pm

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Find us on Facebook and Twitter for up to date information on road and bridge closures.
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
Acting Prosecutor
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