Press Release

For Immediate Release: April 21, 2021

Official Public Hearing on the 2021 Budget

Notice is hereby given that the Budget and Tax Resolution was approved by the County Commissioners of the County of Union on March 25, 2021. In light of the public health emergency caused by Coronavirus, and the subsequent issuance of ensuing Governor’s Executive Orders, the Board of County Commissioners of the County of Union (the Board), has been conducting meetings remotely and by electronic means without providing a physical meeting place and as such, the hearing on the Budget and Tax Resolution will be held remotely and by electronic means without providing a physical meeting place on April 22, 2021 at 5:30 PM at which time and place objections to the Budget and Tax Resolution for the year 2021 may be presented by taxpayers or other interested persons.

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 public hearing on the 2021 Union County Budget and Tax Resolution will be open to the public by electronic means, and as such, will conduct the public hearing through a teleconference via ZOOM Webinar. All members of the public may view the meeting by livestream at ucnj.org/commissioners. Any member of the public wishing to participate in the public hearing, may do so by downloading ZOOM to their individual electronic device and register at 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 public hearing. All requests must be submitted and received by the Clerk of the Board no later than noon on April 22, 2021.

Members of the public who prefer not to, or do not have the means to, participate in the public hearing via teleconference, may continue to participate in the public hearing by emailing comments relative to the 2021 Budget and Tax Resolution to the Clerk of the Board at jpellettiere@ucnj.org. All comments received will be read into the record during the public hearing, 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 April 22, 2021 and, as is always the case, must include the public member’s full name and town of residence.

While the Administration Building continues to be closed to the public, copies of the 2021 Budget will be made available to the public by the Office of the Clerk of the Board, Mr. James Pellettiere at the County Administration Building, Elizabeth, New Jersey, 908.527.4100, during the hours of 8:30AM to 4:30PM, and/or can be accessed by the public by visiting www.ucnj.org.

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