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News & Public Notices

Public Notice: Public Comments Now Being Accepted – Clinton Township Petition - (5/19/2015) The Highlands Council is currently accepting comments from the public regarding Clinton Township’s Petition for Plan Conformance and the Final Draft Consistency Review and Recommendations Report prepared by the Highlands Council staff. Written public comments will be accepted through June 3, 2015. Complete details are available in the public notice... (read)

Public Notice: New Jersey Highlands Council May Meeting Cancelled - (5/7/2015) Please be advised that the Highlands Council meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 21, 2015 has been cancelled. (read)

Public Notice: New Jersey Highlands Development Credit Bank May Meeting Cancelled - (4/28/2015) Please take notice that the meeting of the Highlands Development Credit Bank scheduled for Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 4:00pm has been cancelled. (read)

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)

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)

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)


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