Vol. 83 - 2020
January 16, 2020
January 21st Freeholder Meeting Time Changed

The Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders Meeting scheduled for January 21st has had the start time moved to 6:30 pm . The meeting is held in the Administration Building at 71 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Flemington.
Hunterdon Freeholders Aim
To Make Veterans Aware of
Doubled State Tax Exemption

Announce ‘Leave No Veteran Behind’ Campaign
Pictured, left to right: Freeholder Deputy Director and Veterans Liaison, Susan J. Soloway, Veterans Kevin Cahalan and Bruce Pierson, Freeholder Director Shaun C. Van Doren, and Veterans Joseph H. Becker and Theodore 'T.C.' Landers.
Hunterdon County’s Freeholder Board leaders, Shaun C. Van Doren and Susan J. Soloway were joined by County Veterans, at the Historic Courthouse in Flemington, to announce a ‘Leave No Veteran Behind’ campaign, reminding all Veterans that the Veterans Exemption has doubled to $6,000, when filing their 2019 state tax returns.

Freeholder Director Van Doren stated, "It is most important to note that unlike many other Veterans benefits, the state income tax exemption is available for all Veterans, no matter when or where they served.”

The Board’s Deputy Director, Sue Soloway, who is also the Veterans Liaison, said, “This increased benefit can make a substantial difference for so many Veterans, whether they are just returning from service or served in the past. Making Veterans aware of this exemption early in the new year allows them to gather the necessary paperwork and claim their full exemption.”

Newest Hunterdon Freeholder
Zach Rich Brings Core Principles
To Board
Freeholder Zach Rich takes oath of office joined by his wife, children and
other family members.
The Hunterdon County Freeholder Board welcomed its newest member when Zach Rich, formerly the Mayor of West Amwell, was sworn into office by New Jersey Republican State Committee Chairman Doug Steinhardt, at the County Re-organization meeting on January 6 th at the Historic Courthouse in Flemington.

Freeholder Rich, who joins the Board following nine years of elected service on the West Amwell Township Committee, said in his remarks, “The core principles that guided me during my time serving the people of West Amwell, holding down the cost of government and ensuring that decisions are made in the public interest, will be the principles that guide me as a Freeholder.”

Hunterdon Ends 2019 As It Began, Preserving Hundreds Of County Acres
Wickecheoke Creek, Hunterdon County
Closing out 2019 as they started the year, at the final Freeholder meeting on December 17 th , the Hunterdon County Freeholders approved the preservation of hundreds of additional acres of land in the County.

“Throughout 2019 the Freeholder Board’s continuing goal was to preserve our farms, scenic vistas, forests, and unspoiled open space, in order to maintain Hunterdon County’s unique, rural appeal for those who live here and those who visit,” Freeholder Matt Holt stated.

In January 2019, the Freeholders started the year off by approving farmland preservation projects totaling 175 acres. The Board closed out 2019 with the approval, on December 17 th , of the preservation of over 300 open space acres in Bethlehem, Raritan Township, and Kingwood, bringing the total of the amount of land approved for preservation to 733 acres for the year.

Hunterdon Freeholders To Move Jail Consolidation
 To Warren County For Tax Dollar Savings

Hunterdon County’s Freeholder Board, at a Freeholder meeting on December 30 th , announced plans to establish a shared service agreement with Warren County for the housing of County inmates, as recommended by Sheriff Fred W. Brown.
i nformation
Bridge and Road Closures and Detours

Garden Club of Hunterdon Hills

The Club will hold a membership meeting with a program on bugs starting at 9:30 am on Wednesday, January 22 at the High Bridge Emergency Squad Building.

Wood Burning in New Jersey

Do you heat your home by burning wood in a fireplace, wood stove or outdoor wood boiler? You can reduce air pollution and increase safety with these safety tips.

Hunterdon County Division of Parks and Recreation

Discount SKI TICKETS on sale

Winter Programs, for ages 3 to 103, available through Parks and Recreation. Several programs are sold out, or have limited space remaining.

Hunterdon County &
The Highlands Council
Public Information and Listening Session

February 4, 2020
7:30 - 9 am
Hunterdon County Freeholder's Meeting Room
71 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Flemington
Shaun C. Van Doren
Susan J. Soloway
Deputy Director

J. Matthew Holt
John E. Lanza
Zach Rich

Mary H. Melfi
County Clerk
Fred W. Brown
Susan J. Hoffman
Michael J. Williams
Acting Prosecutor
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