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News & Public Notices

Public Notice: Monitoring Program Comment Deadline Extended - (2/23/15) The New Jersey Highlands Water Protection and Planning Council has extended the deadline to receive public comments regarding the Highlands Regional Master Plan (RMP) as part of the Council’s 2014 RMP Monitoring Program. The new deadline is April 30, 2015. (read)

Press Release: Highlands Council Lauds Extension of ‘Dual Appraisal’ for Highlands Property Owners - (2/13/15) Last week, Governor Chris Christie signed a bill extending the special appraisal process that provides greater equity for Highlands Region property owners seeking to preserve lands under the state’s Green Acres and Farmland Preservation programs. (read)

Public Notice: New Jersey Highlands Water Protection and Planning Council February Meeting Cancelled - (1/23/15) Please be advised that the meeting of the New Jersey Highlands Water Protection and Planning Council scheduled for Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 4:00pm has been cancelled. (read)

Press Release: Highlands Council Announces New HDC Purchase Program and Open Space Matching Grant Program - (1/22/15) - At its most recent meeting the Highlands Council provided details regarding a proposed new Land Owner Equity and Land Preservation Program, which includes two components: a Highlands Development Credit (HDC) Purchase Program; and an Open Space Matching Grant program. The Council voted to proceed with a process to have the program formally adopted as an administrative rule within the state. (read)

Public Notice: February HDC Bank Meeting Cancelled - (1/21/15) The Highlands Development Credit Bank scheduled for Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 4:00pm has been cancelled. (read)

Public Notice: Highlands Development Credit Bank 2015 Meetings - (1/5/15) – The Highlands Development Credit Bank has posted its 2015 meeting schedule. (read)

Public Notice: Highlands Council 2015 Meetings - (12/2/14) – The Highlands Council has posted its 2015 meeting schedule. (read)

Public Notice: Stakeholder Outreach Workshops - (11/20/14) The New Jersey Highlands Water Protection and Planning Council has scheduled three Stakeholder Outreach Workshops to solicit public input on the Highlands Regional Master Plan (RMP) as part of its RMP Monitoring Program. Members of the public are invited to attend to learn more about this process and provide input. Workshop dates, times and locations are available in the public notice. (read)

Press Release: Highlands Council Votes to Appoint Margaret Nordstrom as Executive Director - (10/16/14) At its most recent meeting the Highlands Water Protection and Planning Council (Highlands Council) voted to appoint Margaret Nordstrom as Executive Director. Nordstrom had been serving as Acting Executive Director since April, and previously held the role of Deputy Executive Director since being hired to the agency in June of 2012. ... (read)

Press Release: Highlands Municipalities Enjoying Benefits of Localized Exemption Decisions - (10/2/14) Since introducing its Municipal Exemption Determination program in March 2013, the Highlands Council has certified 12 municipalities to issue determinations regarding some of the most common Highlands Act exemptions. This means municipal officials in these towns can review these exemptions at the local level, without the need to involve New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) or the Highlands Council. ... (read)

Press Release: Public Comments Now Being Accepted on Highlands Regional Master Plan - (9/15/14) The New Jersey Highlands Water Protection and Planning Council announced today that it would begin accepting public comments on the Highlands Regional Master Plan (RMP), the document that guides the implementation of the Highlands Water Protection and Planning Act. Members of the public are encouraged to submit comments via an online web portal, which is accessible by clicking the “Submit Comments” link on the homepage of the Highlands Council website... (read)

 

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