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Elizabeth, NJ – The second of four mobile Union County Freeholder Board meetings scheduled for 2009 will be held in Clark on Thursday, May 14.  The meeting caps a day of County-sponsored events and services in Clark, open to all Union County residents.

“If you have never attended a Freeholder meeting before, this is a good opportunity to get to know your County government,” said Union County Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella.  “On behalf of my colleagues, we are looking forward to including your voices in the discussion of items before the board at Thursday’s meeting.”

The May 14 Freeholder Board meeting will start at 7:00 p.m. in the Clark Council Chambers at the Police Department/Municipal Court Room, 315 Westfield Ave.

The day’s events will also include:

10:00 am to 4:00 pm - Child Safety Seat Inspections at the Deutscher Club, 787 Featherbed Lane.  One of Union County’s most popular programs.  Bring your car safety seats to be checked for proper installation by trained personnel from the Union County Division of Public Safety.

1:00 to 2:00 pm – Senior Program at the Municipal Building, Recreation Room, 430 Westfield Avenue.  The Union County Division on Aging will discuss services and programs for seniors.  Dr. Karen M. Ensle, a nutrition expert who heads the Rutgers Union County Extension, will describe a new senior health program that combines budget-friendly nutrition with exercise and physical activity.

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Union County Passport Services at the Municipal Building, Recreation Room, 430 Westfield Avenue.  Staff from the Union County Clerk’s office will be on hand to process passport applications.

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm – Free shredding service for personal, confidential papers at the rear parking lot of Mother Seton High School, Valley Road.  Residents can bring up to four bags or boxes of personal, confidential papers to be shredded on-site by Liberty Document Security LLC of Union, the contractor for Union County’s Mobile Paper Shredding Program.  Documents should be unbound, with all plastic binders and paperclips removed.

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Freeholder Booth at the Police Building, Council Meeting Room, 315 Westfield Avenue.  Residents can pick up brochures and flyers on a wide variety of county services and programs.

7:00 pm – Freeholder Meeting at the Police Building, Council Meeting Room, 315 Westfield Avenue.  The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders Regular Meeting.

The schedule also includes a special visit by the county’s Trailside Nature and Science Center Eco-Van for second grade students at the Frank K. Hehnly School on Raritan Road.  The van will also visit students at Valley Road School on May 18th.

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