Government

June 15, 2021

FLEMINGTON, NJ - Hunterdon County’s government has taken a stand in unison with regional and statewide land conservation associations and nonprofits, environmental advocates and more in calling for the state legislature to re-examine three proposed bills that are presently under consideration in ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - The Hunterdon County Board of County Commissioners approved a proclamation June 1 honoring the service, commitment to law enforcement and professionalism exhibited by Acting County Prosecutor Michael J. Williams upon his retirement from the position, after a long and distinguished ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Hunterdon County Commissioner Shaun C. Van Doren announced June 1 that he and commissioner J. Matthew Holt are working with county staff to prepare for a hefty allocation of American Rescue Plan Act funds from the federal government to the county. None of the funding can be used ...

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RARITAN, TWP, NJ - The mayor and township committee of Raritan recognized five employees for milestones in their careers. Samuel Lavoie was recognized for 18 years of service with the Department of Public Works. Raritan Mayor Gary Hazard commended Lavoie for his “service, efforts and ...

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RARITAN, NJ - The Raritan Township Committee introduced its first reading of the 2021-2022 wage and salary plan June 1, setting salaries for municipal employees. The plan will be up for a final vote June 15. The salaries are set at: Mayor at $7,400 Township committee member at ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - The next Flemington Borough Council meeting will likely be held in person as the state returns to some sense of normalcy. Flemington Emergency Management Coordinator Brian McNally noted indoor gathering capacity limits will be lifted as of June 4, and mask mandates for ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - The Flemington Borough Council approved its $6.52 million budget May 24, and also amended it to reflect a more than $80,000 deficit to the water budget due to a governor’s order that did not allow the municipality to disconnect users for nonpayment. Resident and former council ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - With the Republican and Democratic primary elections in New Jersey coming up June 8, Hunterdon County’s outlook for election processes and equipment over the long term was a subject of discussion as new investment potential was presented. At the Board of County Commissioners’ ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Hunterdon County plans to launch a soft reopening of the Hunterdon County senior center facility, in Flemington, June 7, after more than 14 months of the center remaining closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A strategic, safety-oriented reopening plan was approved by the Board ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - A small group of young adults held a rally outside the Hunterdon County Democratic Party Committee office, in Flemington, May 22 to urge President Joe Biden to stop the construction of the Line 3 pipeline. The pipeline, according to a release, transports crude oil from Alberta, ...

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RARITAN TWP, NJ - Raritan Township’s sewer capacity remains in limbo as the township awaits the outcome of a lawsuit against the NJ DEP’s new C1 stream designation, Raritan Township Municipal Utility Authority Chair John Tully told the township committee Tuesday. “There is no additional sewer ...

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Jeff Tittel, Former Director of the NJ Chapter of the Sierra Club, joined TAPinto You! for this episode. He discussed the harmful algal blooms that have shut down NJ bodies of water to recreational swimming in the past. Hunterdon County's Spruce Run Swim Area has already called it - and closed for ...

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TAPinto Flemington-Raritan will sponsor a Candidate Forum for the residents of Union Township for the candidates running in the Republican Primary for township committee. The forum will take place Wednesday evening, May 19th, at 7 pm, streamed on Facebook Live, TAPinto Flemington Facebook page.  ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Delinquent Flemington water rate users have forced the borough to amend its water utility budget to account for an $82,308 deficit. At a meeting May 10, the council passed a resolution to reopen the water utility budget to account for the deficit which Mayor Betsy Driver hopes ...

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Candidates for Mayor in Lambertville met for a candidate forum: Former mayor Dave Delvecchio and first time candidate Andrew Nowick answered a range of questions regarding the growth of city debt, keeping property taxes low, protecting the Lambertville water system, and many other issues of ...

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TAPinto Flemington/Raritan sponsored a Candidate Forum for the residents of Flemington for the race for Borough Council to be decided in the June 8th Democratic Primary.   The two winners of the primary on Tuesday, June 8th will represent the Democratic Party in the November 2021 election. Thus ...

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RARITAN TWP, NJ – Raritan Township Committee unanimously voted to prohibit cannabis sales, distribution or cultivation in the township as it waits to see how the new state legalization of recreational marijuana measure rolls out. The committee heard from a mix of residents, union workers, ...

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RARITAN TWP, NJ - On May 7, Gov. Phi Murphy and State Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli visited the Hunterdon County drive through COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Rt. 12 County Complex in Raritan Township. Hunterdon County Director Susan J. Soloway greeted Murphy and Persichilli, and, ...

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"Democracy can't function without an informed citizenry." Ryan Shapiro TAPinto Flemington/Raritan will sponsor a Candidate Forum for the residents of Flemington for the race for Borough Council to be decided in the June 8th Democratic Primary.  The date for the Candidate Forum is Tuesday, May ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Flemington has hired Somerville-based SSP Architects to do design work and prepare bid specs for repairs on the borough library. According to a proposal SSP submitted to the borough, the architect will design a new circulation desk for the chlldren’s area; remove asbestos and ...

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As part our TAPinto You! Survey on issues important to Flemington, we asked "What action do you think the Flemington Planning Board should take regarding the proposed apartments at the old Agway property?"  We discovered that most people who answered the survey opposed the construction of ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - The Hunterdon County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution ballasting other regional efforts in objection to NJDOT’s controversial rockfall mitigation planning, creating a platform of solidarity with both the Warren County Board of County Commissioners regarding its ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - The Hunterdon County Library System is pursuing grant funding and hiring professionals in its pursuit of several capital and programmatic goals developed to better serve visitors, from expanding its WiFi signal outdoors around the headquarters to progress on interior upgrades ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - The Hunterdon County Board of Commissioners introduced a $92.293 million county budget for 2021. For a 14th straight year, Hunterdon County continues its trend of remaining far under the nearly $100 million budget it had in 2007, and the total remains under the county’s ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - With COVID cases declining, Flemington Borough is beginning to move toward reopening offices and hosting events. At a council meeting Monday night, Emergency Management Coordinator Corp. Brian McNally said that the county overall has seen a rapid decline in COVID cases, moving ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy at his COVID press briefing Wednesday announced that he would sign an Executive Order allowing for summer camps – both day camps and sleep away camps – to open for the upcoming season. The governor says that he is pleased with the way COVID numbers are trending ...

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Thomas Jefferson said, ​"An educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people." In the spirit of those wise words from Jefferson, TAPinto Flemington/Raritan will sponsor a Candidate Forum for the residents of Lambertville for the race for mayor, to be decided in the June ...

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RARITAN TWP, NJ - Raritan Township will require anyone who wants to blare music or broadcast to the public after 10 p.m. to get a permit as part of a revised noise ordinance introduced April 20. The revision covers any TVs, music or sound amplifying device that is broadcasting upon public ...

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RARITAN TWP, NJ - Raritan Township will require all of its employees and volunteers who work with minors to undergo a criminal background check as part of an ordinance introduced April 20. The check will be done by state police, but the information will be handled by the township police chief, ...

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RARITAN TWP, NJ - Raritan Township resident Lesley Gabel, who also serves as co-CEO for Hunterdon Prevention Resources, a drug-free advocacy group, asked the township committee to “pause” in approving cannabis in the township until holes in the new state law can be plugged. In February, the ...

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