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News & Public Notices

Highlands Council Welcomes Mayor Dan Bush of Holland Township - (2/15/2024) Mayor Daniel T. Bush of Holland Township, Hunterdon County was sworn in as a member of the New Jersey Highlands Water Protection and Planning Council at the Council’s February 15 public meeting. His appointment was confirmed by the New Jersey State Senate on Monday, February 12. Bush is replacing Robert F. Holtaway, a former mayor of Bedminster Township in Somerset County, who retired from the Council in December. (read)

PUBLIC NOTICE: Public Comments Sought on Highlands Center Petition - (2/12/2024) The Highlands Council is currently accepting comments on a joint Petition for Amended Highlands Center Designations in the Townships of Lopatcong and Pohatcong, Warren County. Complete details are available in the public notice. (read)

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Principal Planner Job Posting - (2/8/2024) The Highlands Council has extended the deadline for application to fill a Principal Planner vacancy. Applications are now being accepted through Friday, March 1, 2024. The Council is seeking an experienced professional planner to assist and provide guidance in complex regulatory, legal, and planning matters, formal and informal, including all facets of municipal, county, and regional land use planning, state-wide regulatory issues, and policy matters considered by the Highlands Council. Complete details are available in the posting. (read)

PUBLIC NOTICE: Comments Sought and Public Hearings Scheduled for Proposed RMP Amendments - (1/29/2024) The New Jersey Highlands Water Protection and Planning Council has opened a 60-day Public Comment period and scheduled six public hearings to receive input on two proposed amendments to the Highlands Regional Master Plan. Complete details are available in the public notice. (read)

PUBLIC NOTICE: Public Comments Sought on Redevelopment Area Designation - (1/22/2024) The Highlands Council is currently accepting written public comments on a proposed Highlands Redevelopment Area Designation located in Lopatcong and Pohatcong Townships in Warren County. Comments are being accepted through Thursday, February 22, 2024. See public notice for complete details. (read)

Highlands Council RMP Amendment Committee Meeting Materials Posted - (1/11/2024) An agenda and related materials have been posted for a public meeting of the Highlands Council RMP Amendment Committee, scheduled for Thursday, January 18, 2024 at 10 a.m. This meeting is being held in person at the Highlands Council office in Chester AND virtually via Zoom. Although this committee meeting is open to the public, there will be no public participation during the meeting. (read)

Robert Holtaway Concludes 14 Years of Service as a Highlands Council Member - (12/19/2023) After serving as a dedicated member of the New Jersey Highlands Water Protection and Planning Council for more than a decade, Robert Holtaway stepped down from his seat on the Council at the conclusion of the December 14 meeting. Highlands Council Chairman Carl Richko presented Holtaway with a plaque commemorating his service and the Council passed a resolution memorializing the occasion. (read)

Highlands Council Approves Funding for Innovative Ideas to Position Region as Agricultural ‘Hub’ - (10/19/2023) The Highlands Council has awarded six grants that will bolster and strengthen agricultural operations in the Highlands. Projects include the introduction of new crops, expansion of sustainable farming practices, education and marketing campaigns, and other efforts aimed at positioning the Highlands to become an agricultural hub for the region and beyond. (read)

PUBLIC NOTICE: 2023 Highlands Council Public Meetings - (12/5/2022) The New Jersey Highlands Water Protection and Planning Council has adopted its schedule of regular public meetings for 2023. (read)

PUBLIC NOTICE: 2023 HDC Public Meetings - (12/5/2022) The Highlands Development Credit Bank has adopted its schedule of regular public meetings for 2023. (read)

 

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