FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 17, 2009

 

 

UNION COUNTY FREEHOLDER MEETING TRAVELS TO UNION TOWNSHIP
“Union County Day” is fourth in a series of 2009 Mobile Meetings

 

Union, NJ – On Thursday September 24, the Union County Freeholder Board will hold its regularly scheduled public meeting to Union Township.  The special event is part of a series of Mobile Meetings designed to help residents in different parts of Union County get more convenient access to Freeholder meetings and popular county services.

“The mobile meetings bring county government within easier reach of more citizens, and they also provide the host municipalities with an opportunity to raise awareness about their services and facilities,” said Freeholder Chairman Mirabella.

The Freeholder meeting will be held on Thursday, September 24 at 7:00 p.m. at the historic Liberty Hall Museum Carriage House, 1003 Morris Avenue, in Union across the street from the Kean University campus.  The meeting caps “Union County Day,” an afternoon of county services that will be conducted in Union.  Union County Day is open to all County residents, including:

  • Free child safety seat inspections at the Township of Union Municipal Building Parking Lot, 176 Morris Avenue, from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m.
  • County Passport and ID services at the Township of Union Public Library, 1980 Morris Avenue, from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m.
  • Free Union County paper shredding at the Township of Union Department of Public Works Complex, Stahuber Avenue entrance off of Vauxhall Road (personal papers only), from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m.

One highlight of the Mobile Meeting in Union will be the announcement of $500,000 in matching grants for local historic preservation projects under the Preserve Union County program.  Since its inception in 2003, this annual grants program has provided $2 million to restore and preserve historic treasures in municipalities throughout the county.  The funding comes from the Union County Open Space, Recreation, and Historic Preservation Trust Fund.

There will also be a presentation to students from the Union County Vo-Tech Schools, in honor of their Relay for Life fundraiser that gathered more than $100,000 in donations for cancer research.

Other than the Mobile Meetings, Freeholder Board meetings are conducted in the county seat, the City of Elizabeth.  For a complete schedule of meetings, call the Clerk of the Board of Union County at 527-4140 or visit www.ucnj.org/freeholders/meetings.html.