Somerset County to Host Virtual Public Meeting for Roadway Safety Study on Sept. 29

News from the Somerset County Board of County Commissioners

Shanel Y. Robinson, Commissioner Director | Sara Sooy, Commissioner Deputy Director

Melonie Marano, Commissioner | Paul Drake, Commissioner | Doug Singleterry, Commissioner

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 16, 2021

 

Somerset County to Host Virtual Public Meeting for Roadway Safety Study on Sept. 29

Residents Are Invited to Learn About Safety Recommendations for Five County Roadways

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ –  Residents are invited to join the second virtual public meeting presented by the Somerset County Planning Division to learn more about the draft Roadway Safety Study’s recommendations and to provide input about the recommendations. The goal of the study is to identify safety issues for vehicle and pedestrian roadway crossings, bicycle paths, and green infrastructure for stormwater management. The virtual public meeting, to be held on Wednesday, Sept. 29, from 7 to 9 p.m., will focus on five county roadways that have been identified as areas that may need safety improvements and potential solutions for the implementation of those improvements. Preregistration is required.

 

“This meeting provides residents with the opportunity to provide feedback about potential important safety improvements,” said Somerset County Commissioner Deputy Director Sara Sooy, North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority liaison. “Residents’ feedback will be thoughtfully considered when final decisions are made about safety improvements.”

After a brief presentation, residents will have the opportunity to provide input in seven breakout rooms where small group discussions will occur about each roadway and proposed safety improvements.  Pre-registration is required to join one of the following seven breakout groups:

  • Finderne Avenue/Main Street in Bridgewater Township
  • Franklin Boulevard in Franklin Township
  • Greenbrook Road in North Plainfield Borough
  • Somerset Street in Raritan Borough
  • Main Street in Millstone Borough
  • Spanish Language group
  • General Group to discuss broad transportation topics

To pre-register, click on the following link https://somersetcountyroadsafety.eventbrite.com.  Residents who cannot attend the virtual meeting can submit comments online at www.co.somerset.nj.us/roadway-safety-study, or email SCroadwaysafetystudy@co.somerset.nj.us. For those who have special-need and need assistance, contact Jessica Ortiz at 917-933-7440, or email jortiz@fhiplan.com .

For more information contact Director Walter C. Lane, AICP/PP at 908-231-7021 or email PlanningBd@co.somerset.nj.us.

Funding for Roadway Safety Study

The Somerset County Roadway Safety Study is funded by a grant from the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJPTA) through a sub-regional study program. For more details about the Roadway Safety Study, visit http://bit.ly/RoadwaySafety2020

 

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Somerset County Accepting Submissions for Senior Art Show

News from the Somerset County Board of County Commissioners

Shanel Y. Robinson, Commissioner Director | Sara Sooy, Commissioner Deputy Director

Melonie Marano, Commissioner | Paul Drake, Commissioner | Doug Singleterry, Commissioner

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 12, 2021

Somerset County Accepting Submissions for Senior Art Show

Entry Deadline for Artwork Is Aug. 31

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission is accepting submissions for its 2021 annual senior art show to be held from Sept. 13 to Oct 22. This year, the exhibition will be displayed in the County Administration Building and virtually on the Somerset County website.

“I’m looking forward to experiencing the artwork created this year. Somerset County has a wealth of extraordinarily talented persons originating an array of interesting pieces using a variety of mediums,” said Somerset County Commissioner Melonie Marano, Cultural & Heritage liaison. “Creativity and talent thrive at all ages in Somerset County.”

Artists can choose to have their artwork displayed in the virtual gallery only, or in both the virtual and live, in-person galleries. First-place winners will automatically be entered into the State Senior Art Show, which will be held virtually beginning Oct. 29 until the end of the year.

Eligibility and Submission Requirements

To be eligible, artists must be a resident of Somerset County and at least 60-years of age.

Entrants may submit artwork in watercolors, oils, acrylics, digital/computer art, photography, pastels, drawings, mixed media, sculpture and printmaking.

 

All entrants must submit a photo of their work online so they can be juried for the State Art Show. Only one photo of artwork per artist will be accepted. Artwork that was created more than three years ago or has previously been submitted to the Somerset County Senior Art Show will not be accepted. The deadline to register and submit artwork is Tuesday, Aug. 31.

To submit photos of artwork, visit https://bit.ly/SeniorArtShowApp2021. If applicants experience technical difficulties when submitting their artwork, contact the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Office at 908-231-7110 or send an email to CulturalHeritage@co.somerset.nj.us.

For more information about the 2021 Senior Art Show, visit https://bit.ly/SeniorArtShowInfo.

Annual Somerset County Senior Art Show

The senior art exhibit is co-sponsored by the Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services and made possible by funds from the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission

The Somerset County Cultural Heritage Commission (SCC&HC) is a nine-member committee, appointed by the Somerset County Commissioners, who are responsible for developing county programs that promote public interest in local and county history, the arts, cultural values and goals, as well as traditions of the community, state and nation.

 

The SCC&HC is committed to facilitating equal access to programs, services and resources for all people without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, or physical disability.

 

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Battle of Bound Brook April 13 & 14

The Battle of Bound Brook is April 13 & 14, 2019. This event filled weekend features a pancake breakfast at the South Bound Brook Fire House, battle reenactments, a colonial army encampment, a spaghetti dinner at Fellowship Hall and more! The full schedule of events can be found on the Friends of the Abraham Staats House website.

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Recreation Softball Registration

SOUTH BOUND BROOK REGISTRATION

SOFTBALL REGISTRATION

South Bound Brook Recreation will be participating in the Somerville league for girls softball for the spring season.  There is a registration fee of $25.00.  There is also a uniform fee of $35.00. 

 Please return the registration form by Tuesday February 19th.

 There will be a general meeting on Wednesday February 20th at 7:00 PM at Robert Morris School (gym).  Registration will be collected at the meeting.

Any questions, please email  recreationsbb@southboundbrook.com

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Notice From New Jersey American Water

New Jersey American Water will temporarily change the water treatment process at its Raritan-Millstone and Canal Road treatment plants, from chloramines (a combination of ammonia and chlorine) to free chlorine. The temporary treatment process will begin on February 12, 2018 and will continue through the end of March. During this period, customers may notice an increase in the taste and smell of chlorine in the water.

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