Vol. 46 - 2018
November 8, 2018
E-waste Recycling Event

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Time: 9am to 1pm
Location: Rt. 12 County Complex

Hazardous Waste Clean-Up Day

Saturday, November 17, 2018
Saturday, March 9, 2019
(mark your calendar now)
TIME: 9:00am to 1:00pm
LOCATION: Rt. 12 County Complex, ( directions

Hunterdon Freeholder Board
Salutes Veterans

The Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders honored and recognized the service of all Veterans through enactment of the following Proclamation Honoring Veterans’ Day, at the November 7 th Freeholder meeting.

Honoring Veterans On Veterans’ Day, November 11, 2018

WHEREAS , since the beginning of our history as a nation, courageous men and women, from all walks of life, have donned the uniform of our Armed Forces and built a noble tradition of faithful and dedicated service to our Nation;
WHEREAS , Veterans Day, November 11 th , has been established by the U.S. Congress as a day to honor those American patriots who answered the call of duty, preserving our freedoms and often making the ultimate sacrifice;
WHEREAS , we can never fully repay our debt of gratitude to those men and women who have served;
WHEREAS , the dedication of our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Coast Guardsmen, and Merchant Mariners has preserved our freedoms and saved millions around the world from tyranny;
WHEREAS , we continue to respect and admire those who currently serve and sacrifice to protect this nation; and
WHEREAS , many Hunterdon County’s residents have served heroically in the military throughout our nation’s history to protect the freedom and liberty we all enjoy,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED   that the Board of Chosen Freeholders, County of Hunterdon, do hereby honor our Hunterdon County Veterans, and all Veterans in our state and nation, and thank them for their service and sacrifice on Veterans’ Day, November 11, 2018.
Historic Courthouse Bell
Will Toll To Mark
World War I Centennial
On November 11th
As part of the national ‘Bells of Peace’ World War I remembrance program, the bell at Hunterdon County’s Historic Courthouse will toll twenty-one times, at 11 am on November 11 th , commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I and recognizing all whose lives were lost in the ‘war to end all wars.’

The Freeholder Board approved participation in the Bells of Peace program at the November 7 th Board meeting, at which Freeholder John W. King stated, “On Sunday, November 11th, 2018, the nation, and the world, will mark the Centennial of the end of the first World War, November 11, 1918 – a day we now recognize in the United States as Veterans’ Day."

Hunterdon Prosecutor Commended For Immediate Response Protecting
Houses Of Worship
At the November 7th Freeholder Board meeting, Freeholder John E. Lanza, the liaison for Public Safety, commended County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III, for his quick action to protect Hunterdon County Houses of Worship, following news of the Pittsburgh Synagogue attack in October.

Freeholder Lanza stated, “When the news hit about the shooter’s horrific attack on the Pittsburgh Synagogue, Prosecutor Kearns immediately directed the police departments throughout Hunterdon County to remain vigilant and show an increased law enforcement presence at houses of worship in their jurisdictions."

Sheriff Warns Residents Of
New False Arrest Scam
Sheriff Frederick W. Brown announced that a long running telephone scam seeking payment for false warrants and overdue payments to the IRS has taken a new twist. This new twist involves a threat of arrest for not appearing for Jury Duty as summonsed.

The Sheriff stressed that legitimate law enforcement agencies will not tell people to provide money card information to avoid arrest. It is further warned that even if the caller has some name or knowledge, the receiver of the call should not provide any personal identification such as date of birth or social security numbers.  

Voters Select Hoffman, Holt,
Soloway For County Offices
Hunterdon County voters re-elected Freeholder Board Director Matt Holt and elected Franklin Township Committee Member Susan Soloway as Freeholders, and re-elected Susan Hoffman as Judge of the Surrogate Court, in Tuesday’s general election.

Freeholder Board Director Holt, a former Mayor of Clinton, was elected to his fifth term as a Hunterdon County Freeholder, while Freeholder-elect Soloway, who has served as Mayor of Franklin Township, will begin her first term on the Board in January.

Surrogate Susan Hoffman, New Jersey’s longest tenured Judge of the Surrogate Court and known for bringing technological innovation to the Surrogate’s Office, was re-elected for an eighth term in office.

For all Hunterdon County election results please click here.
The Planning Board has revised the draft Plan in response to comments and questions received and will hold an additional public hearing regarding the revised plan on December 6th, 2018 at 8:15 am in the Planning Board Conference Room, located at the Route 12 County Complex, Building #1, 314 State Route 12, Flemington, NJ 08822.

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:
Veterans’ Day Monday 11/12. Headquarters also closed Sunday 11/11. All open Saturday 11/10 as usual 9-5.
Thanksgiving Thursday 11/22 and Friday 11/23. All open Saturday 11/24 as usual 9 to 5.
HCL Gingerbread Man competition . Cash prizes, DEADLINE November 16.

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.   
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
"We can't help you if we can't reach you."

With recent storms, it is imperative to be notified in case of emergency. Have you signed up for Hunterdon County's Community Alert Emergency Notification?


for more information.
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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