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Directions to Meetings

Re: Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders Meeting Schedule Amendments

In light of the public health emergency caused by Coronavirus, and the subsequent issuance of the Governor’s Executive Order 107, The Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County of Union (the Board), effective April 2, 2020 and until further notice, will conduct all future meetings remotely and by electronic means without providing a physical meeting place. 

Additionally, while the Board will continue to meet on their regularly scheduled meeting dates, please note the time for the Agenda Setting Sessions has been changed to a new commencement time of 5:00pm.  The Regular Meeting will continue to commence as soon as possible after the Agenda Setting Session. 

In accordance with N.J.S.A. 10:4-6 (the “Open Public Meetings Act”) and in adherence to the Department of Community Affairs, Division of Local Government Services (DLGS) guidelines, the Agenda Setting Session and the Regular Meeting  will be open to the public by electronic means, and as such, members of the public may view the meeting by livestream at ucnj.org/freeholders.

Any member of the public wishing to participate in the meeting, can do so by emailing comments relative to resolutions being offered for adoption and/or on any governmental issue that a member of the public feels may be of concern to the residents of the county to the Clerk of the Board at jpellettiere@ucnj.org. Agendas will be posted for the public’s viewing on the County’s official website at: www.ucnj.org/freeholders.  All relevant comments received will be read into the record during each Regular Meeting’s Public Comment Portion, prior to the Board’s consideration of resolutions for adoption, and will be addressed accordingly by the Board. All emails must be submitted and received by the Clerk of the Board no later than noon of the corresponding Regular Meeting date and, as is always the case, must include the public member’s full name and town of residence and resolution number to which comments are being referred for the record.

Address: 10 Elizabethtown Plaza Elizabeth, NJ 07207

Parking for persons attending Freeholder Meetings is available in the parking garage located on the left side of Elizabethtown Plaza

From NJ Turnpike – (Approx. Total – 2 miles) Get off at Exit 13. Follow signs to (NJ 439) Bayway Avenue. Stay on Bayway Avenue for about five blocks – turn right onto South Broad Street. Follow South Broad Street one mile – turn left onto Rahway Avenue. The Administration Building is located on the corner of Rahway Avenue and Elizabethtown Plaza, directly behind the Court House.

From Garden State Parkway – (Approx. Total – 3.5 miles) Get off at Exit 140. Follow signs for Elizabeth-NJ 82 East, (NJ 82 is also known as Morris Avenue). Turn onto Morris Avenue. Follow Morris Avenue to the dead end in Elizabeth – approx. 3 miles – turn left – then right onto Broad Street. After going under the railroad overpass follow Broad Street for approx. one mile to the fourth traffic light signal – turn right onto Rahway Avenue. The Administration Building is located on the corner of Rahway Avenue and Elizabethtown Plaza, directly behind the Court House.

U.S. 1 & 9 from the North – (Approx. Total – 2 and 3/4 miles) Take U.S. 1 & 9 South past Newark International Airport into Elizabeth. Follow U.S. 1 & 9 for approx. 2 miles. After going under the railroad overpass – KEEP RIGHT for approx. one mile. Take the exit ramp at the railroad overpass. At the stop sign turn right onto Elizabeth Avenue. From Elizabeth Avenue it is approximately 3/8 of a mile to the Courthouse – bear left at the Courthouse onto Rahway Avenue. The Administration Building is located on the corner of Rahway Avenue and Elizabethtown Plaza, directly behind the Court House.

U.S. 1 & 9 from the South – (Approx. Total – 2 and miles) Follow U.S. 1 & 9 North through Linden past I-278 turnoff. Stay on U.S. 1 & 9 for 1 and miles past I-278. Keep right – follow the ramp straight ahead to the right down to Pearl Street. Turn left onto Pearl Street. Follow Pearl Street approx. 3/4 mile to South Broad Street. Turn right onto South Broad Street. Follow South Broad Street one block North, approx. 1/4 of a mile – turn left onto Rahway Avenue. The Administration Building is located on the corner of Rahway Avenue and Elizabethtown Plaza, directly behind the Court House.

U.S. 22 from the West – (Approx. Total – 3 and miles) Follow U.S. 22 into Union Township past the center islands between the eastbound and westbound U.S. 22 roadways. Follow U.S. 22 about one mile – turn right onto (NJ 82) Morris Avenue to Elizabeth. Follow Morris Avenue to the dead end at the railroad overpass in Elizabeth – approx. 3 miles – turn left – then turn right onto Broad Street. Follow Broad Street to the fourth traffic signal – approx. one mile – turn right onto Rahway Avenue. The Administration Building is located on the corner of Rahway Avenue and Elizabethtown Plaza, directly behind the Court House.

From Rt 78 West – (Approx. Total – 6 and miles) Take Rt. 78 East, get off at the Union-Springfield exit. Turn left onto Morris Avenue (NJ 82), follow the signs to Elizabeth – approx. 6 miles. Stay on Morris Avenue to the dead end at the railroad overpass in Elizabeth – approx. 3 miles – turn left – then turn right onto Broad Street. Follow Broad Street to the fourth traffic signal – approx. one mile – turn right onto Rahway Avenue. The Administration Building is located on the corner of Rahway Avenue and Elizabethtown Plaza, directly behind the Court House.

Highly accessible from the Elizabeth Railroad Station