Schedule of Meetings

Linden Renewable Energy Special Meeting

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Public Hearing will be held by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders on July 23, 2020, at 5:30 p.m., in accordance with N.J.S.A. 10:4-6 (the “Open Public Meetings Act”) and in adherence to the guidelines of the Department of Community Affairs, Division of Local Government Services for the purpose of hearing persons interested in, or who are affected by, the adoption of an Amendment to the Union County District Solid Waste Management Plan described below. 

An additional Public Hearing will be held by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders for the same purpose as set forth above on July 23, 2020, at 1:00 PM.

Both Public Hearings will be open to the public by electronic means, and as such, will be conducted through a teleconference via ZOOM Webinar. Any member of the public wishing to participate in either teleconference hearing, may do so by downloading ZOOM to their individual electronic device and selecting the following link: https://ucnj.org/zoom-meeting/. Anyone wishing to participate must e-mail the Clerk of the Board at jpellettiere@ucnj.org to receive the meeting-specific password to gain access to the teleconference. All requests must be submitted and received by the Clerk of the Board by no later than July 23, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.  All members of the public may view the meeting by livestream at http://ucnj.org/freeholders.

Members of the public who prefer not to, or do not have the means to, participate in either of the teleconference hearings, may participate in the Public Hearings by emailing comments to the Clerk of the Board at jpellettiere@ucnj.org. All relevant comments received will be read into the record at one of the hearings.  All emails must be submitted and received by the Clerk of the Board by no later than July 23, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. 

The name and address of the Union County District Solid Waste Coordinator is Daniel P. Sullivan, Executive Director c/o Union County Utilities Authority, 1499 Routes 1&9 North, Rahway, New Jersey. Mr. Sullivan can be reached by telephone at 732-382-9400 and by e-mail at dsullivan@UCUA.org.  The Plan Amendment that is the subject of the Public Hearings has been prepared in accordance with the Solid Waste Management Act (N.J.S.A. 13:1E-1 et seq.) for the following purpose:

THE PURPOSE OF THIS PLAN AMENDMENT IS TO AMEND THE UNION COUNTY DISTRICT SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PLAN BY INCLUDING A CLASS “C” RECYCLING FACILITY TO BE OWNED AND OPERATED BY LINDEN RENEWABLE ENERGY, LLC LOCATED AT 4900 TREMLEY POINT, LOT 8.02, BLOCK 587, LINDEN, NEW JERSEY TO ACCEPT ORGANIC WASTE OR ORGANIC SUBSTRATE THAT IS PROCESSED BY THIRD-PARTIES OFF-SITE IN SATELLITE DE-PACKAGING FACILITIES AND WILL UTILIZE ANAEROBIC DIGESTION TO CREATE RENEWABLE NATURAL GAS, A MARKETABLE SOIL AMENDMENT, AND LIQUID DIGESTATE THAT WILL BE PROCESSED ON SITE TO PRODUCE LIQUID ORGANIC FERTILIZER.

Ingress and egress to the facility will utilize the following public streets:

  • US Route 1
  • Stiles Street, Linden
  • 21st Street, Linden
  • Wood Avenue, Linden
  • Tremley Point Road, Linden

Hours of Operation for the proposed facility:

  • 24 hours per day, 7 days per week

A copy of the Plan Amendment is available for public inspection at the offices of each Municipal Clerk in the County of Union, at the offices of the Union County Utilities Authority, 1499 Routes 1 & 9 North, Rahway, New Jersey and at the office of the Clerk of the Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County of Union, located at 10 Elizabethtown Plaza, Elizabeth, New Jersey, 07207, during regular business hours depending if these offices is open due to the COVID-19 virus. In addition, a link to a copy of the Plan Amendment and related documents have been made available for public inspection on the official Union County website at www.ucnj.org and are also available on the Union County Utilities Authority website at http://www.unioncountyutilitiesauthority.org/ucswmp/.  Contact James Pellettiere at 908-527-4140 or the e-mail address above or Lisa DaSilva at 732-382-9400 or ldasilva@UCUA.org. should there be any problem with accessing the link or the documents.

Submitted: July 2, 2020
James Pellettiere,
Clerk of the Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders Special Meetng

Under the terms of the “Open Public Meetings Act P.L. 1975, C. 231, please be advised that the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders will be holding a Special Meeting on Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. 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), has been conducting meetings remotely and by electronic means without providing a physical meeting place as of the Special Meeting of March 18, 2020.

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 Special Meeting will be open to the public by electronic means, and as such, will conduct their meetings through a teleconference via ZOOM Webinar. All members of the public may view the Special Meeting by livestream at ucnj.org/freeholders.  Any member of the public wishing to participate in the Special Meeting may do so by downloading ZOOM to their individual electronic device and select the following link: https://ucnj.org/zoom-meeting/. Anyone wishing to participate must email the Clerk of the Board at jpellettiere@ucnj.org to receive the meeting-specific password to gain access to the teleconference Special Meeting. All requests must be submitted and received by the Clerk of the Board no later than noon on July 9, 2020. 

Members of the public who prefer not to, or do not have the means to, participate in the teleconference Special Meeting, may continue to participate in the Special Meeting by emailing comments relative to the items being offered for adoption to the Clerk of the Board at jpellettiere@ucnj.org. All relevant comments received will be read into the record during the Public Comment Portion, prior to the Board taking action, 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 on July 9, 2020 and, as is always the case, must include the public member’s full name and town of residence and resolution and/or ordinance number to which comments are being referred for the record.

Official action will be taken relative to two (2) items prescribed below:

  • A Resolution authorizing the County Manager to enter into Small Business Grant Agreements with Small Businesses in Union County in an amount not to exceed $20,000.00 per grant agreement with a total fund not to exceed $2,000,000.00 for the period of July 1, 2020 through December 15, 2020.
  • An Ordinance to amend “the laws of union County: Administrative code and policies and general legislation” by amending: Part 1-the Union County Administrative Code, Article IV-Fees for Recreation Facilities, 107-6 Park Fees for the year 2020.
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.

Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders Teleconference Meetings

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), has been conducting meetings remotely and by electronic means without providing a physical meeting place as of the Special Meeting of March 18, 2020. The Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County of Union has commenced, and will continue until further notice, their Agenda Setting Session at 5:00pm, followed by the Regular Meeting to commence as soon as possible after the Agenda Setting Session, as of April 2, 2020.

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, will conduct their meetings through a teleconference via ZOOM Webinar. All members of the public may view the meeting by livestream at ucnj.org/freeholders.  Any member of the public wishing to participate in the teleconference meeting, may do so by downloading ZOOM to their individual electronic device and select the following link: https://ucnj.org/zoom-meeting/. Anyone wishing to participate must email the Clerk of the Board at jpellettiere@ucnj.org to receive the meeting-specific password to gain access to the teleconference. All requests must be submitted and received by the Clerk of the Board no later than noon of the corresponding meeting date. 

Members of the public who prefer not to, or do not have the means to, participate in the teleconference, may continue to participate in Freeholder Meetings 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. 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. Agendas will be posted for the public’s viewing on the County’s official website at: www.ucnj.org/freeholders

Please note that meetings are regularly held on Thursday evenings. Agenda Setting Sessions and Regular Meetings are held at 6:30pm in the Freeholders’ Meeting Room, Administration Building, 10 Elizabethtown Plaza, 6th Floor, Elizabeth, New Jersey, unless otherwise specified. In the event an Agenda Setting Session and Regular Meeting are held on the same night, the Agenda Setting Session will commence at 6:30pm and the Regular Meeting will commence as soon as possible after the Agenda Setting Session. Please review updated notices above

Agenda Setting SessionRegular MeetingSpecial Meeting
January 23, 2020January 23, 2020
February 6, 2020February 6, 2020
February 20, 2020February 20, 2020
March 5, 2020March 5, 2020
March 18, 2020
March 26, 2020March 26, 2020
April 2, 2020April 2, 2020
April 23, 2020April 23, 2020April 23, 2020
May 14, 2020 CancelledMay 14, 2020 Cancelled
May 21, 2020May 21, 2020
June 4, 2020June 4, 2020
June 18, 2020June 18, 2020
July 9, 2020
July 23, 2020July 23, 2020
August 13, 2020August 13, 2020
September 3, 2020September 3, 2020
September 10, 2020September 10, 2020
October 1, 2020October 1, 2020
October 15, 2020October 15, 2020
November 5, 2020November 5, 2020
November 12, 2020November 12, 2020
December 3, 2020December 3, 2020
December 10, 2020December 10, 2020

Persons requiring a sign language interpreter should contact the Office of the Clerk of the Board at 908-527-4140.

Notice – Regular Meetings of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders Public Comment Portion – Pursuant to the provisions of the N.J.S.A. 10:4-12(a) and the By-Laws of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders the “Public Comment Portion” of Regular Meetings is reserved for public comment on any governmental issue that a member of the public feels may be of concern to the residents of the county.