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News & Public Notices

September Meeting Materials Available - (9/17/2021) An agenda and related materials have been posted for the September 23 Highlands Council meeting. (read)

Public Notice: HDC August 5 Meeting Cancelled - (8/5/2021) Please take notice that the meeting of the Highlands Development Credit Bank scheduled for Thursday, August 5, 2021 has been cancelled. (read)

August 5 HDC Bank Board Meeting Materials Available - (7/30/2021) An agenda and related materials have been posted for the August 5 Highlands Development Credit Bank Board meeting. (read)

Request for Qualifications: Special Counsel - (7/22/2021) The Highlands Council has issued a Request for Qualifications (“RFQ”) seeking Special Counsel to handle Highlands Act Litigation. Proposals are being accepted through October 20, 2021. Complete details are in the RFQ. (read)

Public Notice: August Highlands Council Meeting Cancelled - (7/20/2021) The New Jersey Highlands Council meeting scheduled for Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 4:00pm has been cancelled. (read)

Request for Proposals: Environmental Sustainability Guidance - (7/19/2021) The Highlands Council is soliciting proposals to develop a guidance document that will assist its municipalities in gaining full compliance with MLUL subsections related to environmental sustainability. (read)

Highlands Council Approves Funding for Projects in Sussex and Morris Counties - (7/15/2021) At its most recent meeting, the New Jersey Highlands Water Protection and Planning Council approved more than $145,500 in grants to Highlands municipalities for planning activities that help advance the goals of the Highlands Regional Master Plan (read)

July Meeting Materials Available - (7/9/2021) An agenda and related materials have been posted for the July 15 Highlands Council meeting. (read)

Regional Stormwater Management Webinar Video and Presentations Available - (6/4/2021) On June 3, the New Jersey Highlands Council hosted a webinar focusing on funding implementation of Green Infrastructure projects. The session features presentations from Dr. Christopher Obropta, Ph.D., P.E., Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program; Herb August, Highlands Council Manager of Grants Administration; David Zimmer, NJ I-Bank, Executive Director; Anne Heasly, Sustainable Jersey, Program Manager of Policy and Planning; and Dr. Kristi MacDonald, Director of Science, Raritan Headwaters Association. (read)

Highlands Council To Fund Musconetcong River Streambank Stabilization Project in Roxbury Township - (5/25/2021) At its May 20 meeting, the New Jersey Highlands Water Protection and Planning Council approved grant funding of $89,500 to Roxbury Township for field and engineering analyses related to a streambank stabilization and restoration project along a portion of the Musconetcong River in the Township. (read)

Hunterdon County Joins Growing List of Towns and Counties Working with the Highlands Council - (5/20/2021) At its most recent meeting, the Highlands Council approved a Petition for Plan Conformance from Hunterdon County. Approval of this Petition qualifies Hunterdon County for significant grant funding and is a natural next step in the County’s work with the Highlands Council. (read)

Highlands Council Releases 2020 Annual Report - (4/15/2021) The Highlands Council has released its 2020 Annual Report, providing a comprehensive update on implementation of the Highlands Act and Regional Master Plan through the end of calendar year 2020. (read)

Request for Proposals to Conduct Annual Audit - (4/8/2021) The Highlands Council is currently soliciting services from qualified firms of certified public accountants with expertise in government agency auditing, to conduct a financial audit for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2021 and with the option of conducting such audits for each of the four subsequent fiscal years. The deadline for submitting a Notice of Intent to Respond to this RFP is Friday, April 30, 2021. The deadline for proposals is Friday June 4, 2021. (read)

Washington Borough to Address Downtown Revitalization and Other Priorities through Highlands Plan Conformance - (2/18/2021) At its most recent meeting the Highlands Council approved a petition for Plan Conformance and Highlands Center Designation for Washington Borough, Warren County. The approved petition includes an Implementation Plan and Schedule (ISP) that allocates up to $101,000 in grant funding to address a number of local efforts including Highlands Center planning and downtown redevelopment planning. (read)

Public Notice: 2021 HDC Public Meetings - (12/14/2020) The Highlands Council has published a 2021 schedule of public meetings for the Highlands Development Credit Bank. (read)

Public Notice: 2021 Highlands Council Public Meetings - (12/14/2020) The Highlands Council has published a 2021 schedule of public meetings. (read)

Parsippany-Troy Hills Township Advances Master Plan Goals through Highlands Plan Conformance - (12/3/2020) At its most recent meeting, the New Jersey Highlands Water Protection and Planning Council approved a petition for Plan Conformance for the Morris County Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills. Approval of the Petition provides the municipality with access to funding and the expertise of the Highlands Council staff in support of efforts to implement priorities in the township’s recently revised Master Plan. (read)

Highlands RMP Receives State Plan Endorsement - (11/4/2020) On November 4, 2020 the New Jersey State Planning Commission voted to approve endorsement of the Highlands Regional Master Plan. (read)

 

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