Press Release

For Immediate Release: July 2, 2020

Public Notice of Public Hearing – Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders

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.

Submitted: July 2, 2020
James E. Pellettiere, RMC
Clerk of the Board of Chosen Freeholders
County of Union

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