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News & Public Notices

Public Hearings Scheduled for Draft RMP Amendment Procedure - (8/17/2017) The Highlands Council has scheduled six public hearings to solicit public comment on a draft procedure for considering proposals to amend the Highlands Regional Master Plan. (read)

Highlands Council August Meeting Materials Available - (8/11/2017) An agenda and associated materials have been posted for the August 17, 2017 Highlands Council meeting. (read)

Highlands Council July Meeting Materials Available - (7/14/2017) An agenda and associated materials have been posted for the July 20, 2017 Highlands Council meeting. (read)

Press Release: Highlands Council Releases Draft Monitoring Report for Public Comment - (7/14/2017) The Highlands Water Protection and Planning Council has released a draft Monitoring Program Recommendation Report (MPRR) for public comment. Comments will be accepted through Sunday, September 10, via email or hard copy submissions. (read)

Public Notice: August 3 HDC Bank Meeting Cancelled - (7/13/2017) The Highlands Development Credit Bank meeting scheduled for Thursday, August 3, 2017 has been cancelled. (read)

Draft MPRR Available for Review - (7/11/2017) The Highlands Council has released a draft Monitoring Program Recommendation Report for public comment. The MPRR provides a baseline evaluation of the Highlands RMP and contains recommendations for possible amendments. Recommendations are based on an analysis of indicators identified through a public process, combined with an examination of implementation activities to date. (read)

Public Notice: Public Comments Now Being Accepted on Draft Monitoring Program Recommendation Report - (7/11/2017) Public comments are now being accepted on the draft Monitoring Program Recommendation Report (MPRR). A copy of the draft MPRR has been posted to the Council’s website and is available for review at the Highlands Council office during regular business hours. The comment period will be open through Sunday, September 10. (read)

Highlands Council helps preserve 116 acres in Kinnelon Borough - (7/7/2017) The Highlands Council recently completed a transaction that will allow Kinnelon Borough to permanently protect 116 acres around Untermeyer Lake. Other partners in the project include The Trust for Public Land (TPL), the Morris County Preservation Trust, and the Morris County Board of Freeholders. (read)

Public Notice: RMP Amendment Committee Meeting - (6/26/2017) Please take notice that the RMP Amendment Committee will be holding a meeting on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. at the Highlands Council Office. This meeting will be open to the public; however there will be no public participation during the meeting. Please see the public notice for complete details. (read)

Highlands Council June Meeting Materials Available - (6/9/2017) An agenda and associated materials have been posted for the June 15, 2017 Highlands Council meeting. (read)

2016 Highlands Council Annual Report - (4/6/2017) The Highlands Council 2016 Annual Report is now available. (read)

Press Release: Highlands Council Awarded $2.4M for Preservation through Federal Highlands Conservation Act - (1/30/2017) The Highlands Water Protection and Planning Council was recently notified of a $2,420,000 award that will be used to help preserve more than 270 acres in portions of the Passaic and Wallkill Watershed Management Areas of the New Jersey Highlands Region. (read)

Fiscal Impact Assessment and Regional Factbook Released - (1/19/2017) The Highlands Council has released the first components of the Regional Master Plan (RMP) Monitoring Program effort: the Fiscal Impact Assessment and Regional Factbook. (read)

 

Photography Credit: All photographs on this website are courtesy of the New Jersey Highlands Council staff or Dwight Hiscano with his permission.