Press Release

For Immediate Release: April 20, 2020

Public Notice – Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders Teleconference Meetings

To Whom It May Concern:

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

James E. Pellettiere, RMC
Clerk of the Board of Chosen Freeholders
County of Union

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