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News & Public Notices

December Meeting Materials Available - (11/30/2020) An agenda and related materials have been posted for the Highlands Council meeting taking place this Thursday, December 3 at 4:00 p.m. via teleconference. (read)

Public Notice: Public Comments Sought on Washington Borough Warren County Petition for Plan Conformance - (11/23/2020) The Highlands Council is currently accepting comments on a Petition for Plan Conformance from Washington Borough, Warren County, through Wednesday, December 23, 2020. Please see the public notice for details. (read)

Press Release: Highlands Council Approves Multiple Projects to Protect Water Resources - (10/15/2020) At its most recent meeting, the Highlands Council approved funding to support six projects in Passaic, Morris and Sussex counties. The projects include stormwater mapping, wastewater research, watershed assessment, lake management and transportation planning. (read)

Highlands Council helps preserve nearly 400 acres in Warren County - (7/23/2020) The Highlands Council recently provided critical funding to help preserve a 388-acre farm in Franklin Township, Warren County. The Highlands Council provided nearly $667,000 of the total $1.37 million development rights purchase price, with Warren County providing the remaining funding. (read)

Highlands Council Approves Major Regional Economic Sustainability Study - (6/18/2020) At its most recent meeting, the New Jersey Highlands Council approved a contract to develop an Economic Sustainability Plan for the New Jersey Highlands Region. Given the current COVID-19 crisis, the project will focus sharply on considerations related to the pandemic and its impacts on Highlands economies. (read)

Highlands Council OFFICE CLOSED; Staff working remotely - (3/17/2020) In support of Executive Order 104, the Highlands Council office is currently closed and staff members are working remotely in order to help minimize the spread of COVID-19. All staff members remain reachable via email, and will return voice messages as soon as possible. Please visit the Highlands Council "Contact" page for a complete list of staff extensions and email addresses. (read)

Highlands Center Designation approved for Chester Borough - (1/16/2020) At its most recent meeting, the Highlands Council voted to designate Chester Borough as a Highlands Center. A Highlands Center is an area within a municipality that the town and the Highlands Council have jointly determined is appropriate for development. Chester Borough’s Highlands Center designation includes the entire municipality. (read)

Highlands Council Awards Grant to Bloomingdale Borough for Sustainable Economic Redevelopment Plan - (12/5/2019) The Highlands Council has approved a grant award of $70,000 to the Borough of Bloomingdale in Passaic County, to complete a Sustainable Economic Redevelopment Plan. The plan will focus on identifying strategies and tactics to stimulate economic activity and growth along the Borough’s Main Street. (read)

Public Notice: 2020 Highlands Council Public Meetings - (11/18/2019) The Highlands Council has published a 2020 schedule of public meetings. (read)

Public Notice: 2020 HDC Public Meetings - (11/18/2019) The Highlands Council has published a 2020 schedule of public meetings for the Highlands Development Credit Bank. (read)


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