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Union Hotel, Main Street, Flemington BoroughThe Borough of Flemington
38 Park Avenue
Flemington, NJ 08822
Phone: 908-782-8840 * Fax: 908-782-0142
MUNICIPAL OFFICE OPEN:
Mondays through Friday
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
www.historicflemington.com

The land that comprises Flemington was originally the territory of the Lenni-Lenape Indians, as was all of Hunterdon County. In 1712, as part of a land parcel of 9170 acres, the Flemington acreage was acquired by William Penn and Daniel Coxe.

POPULATION: 4,581 (2010 Census)
AREA: 1.3 square miles

Mayor Erica Edwards
Council President Brian Swingle
Council Vice President Phil Velella
Council

J. Phillip Greiner
Joey Novick

Dorothy Fine

Borough Council Meetings
2nd and 4th Monday of Each Month at 7:30 pm in
Borough Hall

Clerk Rebecca Newman
Deputy Clerk Robin M Hughes
Attorney Barry Goodman
PO Box 5600, Woodbridge, NJ 07095-0988
732-549-5600

CFO/Treasurer William Hance

Animal Control Nate Barson, Animal Control investigative Services
609-397-1100

Auditor Suplee, Clooney & Co.,
308 East Broad Street, Westfield, NJ 07090
789-9300

Building Subcode Official Jeffrey Klein

Construction Official Jeffrey Klein

Electrical Subcode Official Michael Abbatiello

Engineer Robert Martucci
Van Cleef Engineering Assoc.
1128 Route 31, Lebanon, NJ 08833
735-9500

Environmental Commission
Chair Brian Budney

Fire Chief Bob Motzel

Fire Department
Flemington Borough Fire Department
38 Park Avenue. Flemington
908-782-5151

Fire Marshal David J. Turner

Fire Subcode Official Richard Jones

Municipal Court
2 Municipal Drive, Flemington, NJ 08822
908-782-5770
Municipal Court Judge
Erick Perkins

Municipal Court Administrator Donna Sevchuk
Deputy Municipal Court Administrator Jayne Parsons

OEM Coordinator Mary Melfi

Planning Board
Chairman Todd Cook
Secretary Eileen Parks
Attorney William Gianos
PO Box 5365, Clinton, NJ 08809
735-4126

Plumbing Subcode Official Basil Kulick

Police Chief George Becker

Police Department Flemington Borough Police Department
PO Box 2343, 100 Main Street
782-3434

Public Works Director Michael Campion

Recreation Director Claudi Jursik

Recycling Coordinator Michael Campion

Registrar of Vital Statistics Rebecca Newman

Rescue Squad Captain David Giuliani

Rescue Squad
Flemington Raritan First Aid and Rescue Squad
PO Box 686, Flemington
908-782-6103

Road Supervisor Michael Campion

Tax Assessor Edward Kerwin

Tax Collector Rebecca Newman

Utilities Clerk Kathy Bianci

Water Superintendent Josh Parks

Welfare Director County of Hunterdon, Division of Social Services
6 Gauntt Place, Flemington, NJ
(908) 788-1300

Zoning Officer Jeffrey Klein

Flemington is surrounded by the Township of Raritan and is located in the near geographic center of the Township. The Borough is also the County Seat of Hunterdon. In 1756, Samuel Fleming purchased part of this land, and built his home which still stands on Bonnell Street, and "Fleming's Town" was born.

The surrounding fertile farmland dictated that the beginnings of Flemington should be essentially agricultural. Early German and English settlers engaged in industries dependent on farm products. As time passed poultry and dairy farms superseded crops in agricultural importance.

In 1785, Flemington was chosen as the County Seat of Hunterdon. Fire destroyed the old courthouse in 1826 and the City of Lambertville made an attempt to have the Seat moved, to no avail. Flemington remained the County Seat and the Courthouse which stands today on Main Street was built.

The Union Hotel, across the street from the Courthouse was built in 1814 by Neal Hart. After Hart's death in 1837, the hotel was purchased by his son and then in 1850 the partnership of Bartles, Bonnell and Fleming. It was during this ownership that the business became known by its current name.

By 1980 sixty-five percent of Flemington borough had been included on the New Jersey State Register of Historic Places and is now on the National Register of Historic Places.

In 1856, the Hunterdon County Agricultural society purchased 40 acres of land that would accommodate the people, exhibits and livestock for the County (Flemington) Fair. The purpose of this Fair was to promote competition between farmers, stock raisers and machinery manufacturers. In the year 2003, the County Fair found a new home in Raritan Township.

The most dramatic change in Flemington was its transformation into a major factory outlet center, which is called Liberty Village and Turntable Junction. With over sixty-five stores, it has become one of the finest high quality manufactures outlet shopping complexes in the Country.

Historic Flemington is a community which maintains many faces from the Flemington Fair to Liberty Village, from art and craft shows to stock car racing, from small family owned businesses to large industrial enterprises and it is all maintained in a quaint country atmosphere.

SCHOOLS:
SCHOOL PHONE NUMBER
Barley Sheaf School (K-4) 908-284-7584
Copper Hill School (K-4) 908-284-7660
Francis A. Desmares School (K-4) 908-284-7540
Robert Hunter School (K-4) 908-284-7620
Reading-Fleming Middle School (5-6) 908-284-7504
JP Case Middle School (7-8) 908-284-5100
Hunterdon Central Regional High School (9-12)  908-782-5727 
Hunterdon County Superintendent of Schools Office  908-788-1414 

PUBLIC UTILITIES:
SERVICE COMPANY NAME PHONE NUMBER
Electric Supply Jersey Central Power & Light (a First Energy Co.) 800-545-7741
Natural Gas NUI - Elizabethtown Gas 800-522-4560
Local Phone Service Century Link 888-723-8010
Cable Comcast 800-222-1813
Garbage Service Waste Management 908-584-2926
Recycling Service Waste Management 908-584-2926
Water Supply Flemington Borough 908-782-8840
Sewerage Flemington Borough 908-782-8840
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