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News & Public Notices

Job Posting: Chief Counsel - (4/20/2015) The Highlands Council is currently seeking a Chief Counsel to provide legal support and counsel to the staff management team and members of the Highlands Council. Applications are being accepted through Friday, May 8, 2015. Complete details are available in the job posting available at the State of New Jersey Civil Service Commission Job Seekers website. (read)

Highlands Council Approves Boonton Township Petition, Elects Officers - (4/16/2015) At its most recent meeting, the New Jersey Highlands Water Protection and Planning Council (Highlands Council) approved its 48th Petition for Plan Conformance, adding Boonton Township in Morris County to the list of Highlands municipalities that have aligned local regulatory and planning documents with the land use and resource management requirements of the Highlands Water Protection and Planning Act and the Highlands Regional Master Plan. (read)

April 16 Meeting Materials Available - (4/10/2015) An agenda and associated materials have been posted for the April 16, 2015 Highlands Council meeting. (read)

Highlands Council statement on the passing of former Council Member Jack Schrier - (4/7/2015) The Highlands Council today expressed deepest condolences to the family and friends of former Highlands Council Member Jack Schrier, who passed last Thursday. Mr. Schrier was one of the original 15 Highlands Council members appointed by then Governor Jim McGreevey in 2004. (read)

Highlands Council 2014 Annual Report - (3/31/2015) The Highlands Council has published its 2014 Annual Report. The report provides a historical perspective on activities to-date with an emphasis on progress during the last calendar year toward achieving the goals of the Highlands Act and Regional Master Plan. (read)

Public Notice: Monitoring Program Comment Deadline Extended - (2/23/2015) The New Jersey Highlands Water Protection and Planning Council has extended the deadline to receive public comments regarding the Highlands Regional Master Plan (RMP) as part of the Council’s 2014 RMP Monitoring Program. The new deadline is April 30, 2015. (read)

Press Release: Highlands Council Lauds Extension of ‘Dual Appraisal’ for Highlands Property Owners - (2/13/2015) Last week, Governor Chris Christie signed a bill extending the special appraisal process that provides greater equity for Highlands Region property owners seeking to preserve lands under the state’s Green Acres and Farmland Preservation programs. (read)

Press Release: Highlands Council Announces New HDC Purchase Program and Open Space Matching Grant Program - (1/22/2015) At its most recent meeting the Highlands Council provided details regarding a proposed new Land Owner Equity and Land Preservation Program, which includes two components: a Highlands Development Credit (HDC) Purchase Program; and an Open Space Matching Grant program. The Council voted to proceed with a process to have the program formally adopted as an administrative rule within the state. (read)

Public Notice: Highlands Development Credit Bank 2015 Meetings - (1/5/2015) The Highlands Development Credit Bank has posted its 2015 meeting schedule. (read)

Public Notice: Highlands Council 2015 Meetings - (12/2/2014) The Highlands Council has posted its 2015 meeting schedule. (read)


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