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County Planning Board Approves New Parks, Open Space Plan

December 10, 2018

FLEMINGTON, N.J. – The county Planning Board approved a new Parks and Open Space Strategic Plan after voting Dec. 6.

The plan was first scheduled for a public hearing and vote on Oct. 18. But county staffers made substantial changes to the plan after a probe by TAPinto revealed it contained multiple errors, misstatements of fact and dubious claims. That delayed the final public hearing ...

State Senate President to Discuss Economic Solutions

SOMERVILLE, NJ – State Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney will discuss his proposals to fix New Jersey’s economy at a luncheon on Friday, Nov. 30 at Verve Bistro, Bar, & Lounge, 18 East Main St. here.

The program, sponsored by the Somerset County Employers Legislative Committee, will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sweeney’s plan is based on the conclusions of the ...

Changes Proposed for Hunterdon's Open Space Tax

FLEMINGTON, N.J. – Changes to the way Hunterdon spends its open space tax have been proposed and will be the subject of a Dec. 18 public hearing.

The county’s open space tax is assessed – at the discretion of the Freeholders - at up to 3 cents per $100 of a property’s assessed value, in accordance with a referendum first approved by county voters in 1999. The ...

Hunterdon Freeholders Approve $299K for Golf Carts

FLEMINGTON, N.J. – The county Freeholders have approved a four year lease and maintenance agreement for golf carts to be used at the county-owned Heron Glen golf course.

The agreement with E-Z- Go, a division of Textron, was approved at the board’s Nov. 20 meeting. It will begin in March and continue through Feb., 2023, at a cost not to exceed $299,805.

Freeholder Director Matt ...

Heron Glen, ATV Trails Remain in Hunterdon's Draft Open Space Plan

RARITAN TWP., N.J. – The county has drafted a revised Strategic Parks and Open Space Plan, and questions and comments on the plan can be submitted online or by calling 908-788-1490.

The deadline for comments and questions has been extended to Dec. 5. A public hearing on the revised plan will be continued at 8:15 a.m. Dec. 6 in the county Planning Board Conference Room, which is in ...

Union Hotel Project Gets Flemington Planning Board Approval

FLEMINGTON, N.J. – Jack Cust’s plan to redevelop the Union Hotel and surrounding properties took a big step forward yesterday when the Planning Board granted final approval for his Flemington’s Center Urban Renewal, LLC’s Courthouse Square application.

Board member Edna Pedrick was absent. Brian Budney was the only board member to vote against the plan. He argued that ...

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