Wharton Borough in Morris County has 1,362 acres in the Planning Area of the Highlands Region (where conformance is entirely voluntary). The municipality submitted a Petition for Plan Conformance that was approved by the Highlands Council on August 3, 2011. This page contains links to documents related to the borough’s conformance with the Highlands Regional Master Plan.

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Conformance Documents Adopted by the Municipality

This section contains documents approved by Wharton Borough that effectuate the Borough's conformance with the Highlands Regional Master Plan.

Highlands Implementation Grant Status

The Highlands Implementation Grant Status (HIGS) provides a high-level summary of funded Plan Conformance tasks. The HIGS is an updated, condensed version of the Highlands Implementation Plan and Schedule (IPS) approved by the Highlands Council with the complete petition.

• Wharton Borough Highlands Implementation Grant Status – March 2015

Approved Petition for Plan Conformance

The Highlands Council approved Wharton Borough's Petition for Plan Conformance at its meeting on August 3, 2011.

Council Approved Documents

Materials from Public Hearing


**PLEASE NOTE: The documents provided on this page include a complete history of the municipality’s Petition for Plan Conformance.  The most current versions of Plan Conformance documents are at the top of the page, with prior drafts included below.  Documents below this line are included for reference only and should be considered ARCHIVED material.

Final Posting Prior to Public Hearing

The documents below include all edits made prior to the Highlands Council consideration of Wharton Borough's Petition for Plan Conformance.

Petition for Public Comment

A public comment period was held from July 8 through July 22, 2010 and announced by public notice. Comments received and Highlands Council responses are included in the Comment/Response document in the section above. The following documents constitute the municipality's final submission to the Highlands Council and include the Final Draft Consistency Review and Recommendations Report prepared by Highlands Council staff for Highlands Council consideration of the full Petition.

Administratively Complete Petition for Plan Conformance

The following documents comprise all required components of the municipal Petition for Plan Conformance, which was deemed administratively complete by the Highlands Council (Administrative Completeness Letter dated June 23, 2010).

As part of the town’s Petition, Wharton Borough also requested Regional Master Plan updates and Map Adjustments and specific responses were provided:


Supporting Documents