4/17/2014 Highlands Council Approves Jefferson Petition and Moves Monitoring Program Forward
10/17/2013 Highlands Council Moves TDR Program Forward with Feasibility Grant to Vernon Township and Contract for Fiscal Analysis Services
9/23/2013 Highlands Council Supports Comprehensive Planning Efforts for Southwest Shore of Budd Lake
5/17/2013 Roxbury Township Receives Approval for Highlands Plan Conformance Petition
3/21/2013 Highlands Council Hires New Chief Counsel
3/15/2013 HDC Bank approves offers to preserve nearly 200 additional acres in the Highlands
1/17/2013 Randolph Township Continues Commitment to Comprehensive Planning with Highlands Plan Conformance
10/18/2012 Highlands Council Approves Redevelopment Area Designation in Mount Olive
09/20/2012 Highlands Council Adds Borough of Hopatcong in Sussex to list of Approved Municipalities
07/19/2012 Highlands Council Moves Forward with Plans to Delegate Exemption Decisions
06/21/2012 Highlands Council Names Christine Danis Director of Planning and Science
05/30/2012 High Bridge Wins Award for Sustainable Economic Development Plan
05/17/2012 Highlands Council Votes to Hire Margaret Nordstrom as Deputy Executive Director
04/19/2012 Highlands Council Votes to Appoint Gene F. Feyl Executive Director
03/05/2012 Highlands Council Chair Makes Common Sense Reforms to Streamline Exemption Process for Highlands Residents
02/16/2012 Highlands Council Approves Tennessee Gas Pipeline Expansion Project
02/16/2012 Highlands Council Continues Progress on Plan Conformance
02/03/2012 HDC Bank approves three offers for Highlands Land Preservation
01/06/2012 Highlands Council's 2011 Year in Review
10/27/2011 HDC Bank approves two offers for Highlands Preservation
10/13/2011 Highlands Council Continues Successful Regional Planning with Phillipsburg Partnership
10/13/2011 Highlands Council Decision Determines Beneficial Future of Former Landfill
09/16/2011 Highlands Approvals Reach Halfway Mark
08/01/2011 HDC Bank Offers $3.248 Million for Highlands Land Preservation
06/14/2011 Governor Christie designates Jim Rilee as Highlands Chairman
05/25/2011 Senate approves four to Highlands Council
03/17/2011 Highlands Council Approves Conformance of Another Town, County, to Regional Master Plan
02/17/2011 Highlands Council Adds 100,000 Acres
01/25/2011 HDC Bank To Consider Third Round Offers
01/20/2011 Highlands Council Adds Five More Municipalities
12/16/2010 Highlands Council Approves Four More Municipalities, First County
11/19/2010 Hampton Borough, Lebanon Borough Petitions for Plan Conformance Approved
10/21/2010 Chester Township’s Petition for Plan Conformance approved – First in Morris County
10/19/2010 Alpha Borough, Phillipsburg apply for Highlands conformance, Center designations
09/23/2010 Highlands Council approves Byram Township's petition for Plan Conformance and designates Highlands Center
09/11/2010 Governor Authorizes Extension of Dual-Appraisal Method
08/19/2010 Highlands Council Releases Land Preservation Update Report
07/07/2010 U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to the Highlands Act
06/29/2010 'Dual Appraisal' Extended for Highlands
06/11/2010 Highlands Council, RPA Team Up For Regenerative Design Conference
05/06/2010 A Great Start for Highlands TDR
04/29/2010 HDC Bank to Consider First Offers
04/15/2010 Highlands Council Considers 'Smart Growth' Planning
03/04/2010 Highlands Council Approves Two Redevelopment Projects
12/08/2009 Highlands Municipal Plan Conformance
11/05/2009 Highlands Council Launches TDR Program
09/04/2009 Appellate Court Upholds Regional Master Plan
08/12/2009 Highlands Council, COAH Coordinate Efforts
07/16/2009 Highlands Municipal Build-Out Reports Released
07/16/2009 Michael Francis Joins Highlands Council
06/25/2009 Highlands Council Approves PSE&G Mitigation Plan
06/19/2009 Governor Nominates Four to Highlands Council
05/19/2009 PSE&G Amends Proposal for Susquehanna-Roseland Project
02/26/2009 New Grant Program in Highlands
01/27/2009 Municipalities, Counties Urged to Apply for Plan Conformance Grants
01/05/2009 Another Busy Year Ahead for Highlands Council
12/18/2008 New Grants Available From Highlands Council
12/09/2008 State Supreme Court Upholds Highlands Act
11/20/2008 League of Municipalities, Highlands Council Hold Joint Information Session 
10/30/2008 Highlands Council, COAH Approve Memorandum of Understanding 
10/30/2008 Highlands Council Awards Initial Assessment, TDR Feasibility Grants 
09/05/2008 Governor Corzine Issues Executive Order, Supports Regional Master Plan 
08/25/2008 Regional Master Plan Submitted to Office of Smart Growth for Endorsement
08/22/2008 Highlands Council Awards Five More Assessment Grants
07/24/2008 Highlands Plan Moves Forward
07/23/2008 Highlands Plan Sets Key Protections For Environment
07/18/2008 Highlands Council Approves Regional Master Plan 
07/15/2008 Regional Master Plan Released to Public 
07/10/2008 Highlands Council to Vote on Regional Master Plan on July 17
07/01/2008 Call for HDC Bank Board Members 
06/27/2008 Highlands Council Unveils New Web Tool 

06/05/2008

Highlands Council Releases Regional Build Out Analysis

04/14/2008

Highlands Council Awards TDR Feasibility Grant to Clinton Town
04/02/2008 Highlands Council Wins Environmental Achievement Award
03/27/2008 Highlands Council Sets The Date To Adopt Regional Master Plan 
02/28/2008 Highlands Council Allocates $1.5 Million in Local Grant Funds
02/11/2008 Capacity Crowd Attends First Public Hearing For Highlands Regional Master Plan
01/23/2008

Highlands Act Is Successfully Defended

12/01/2007 Public Comment Period Begins on Highlands Regional Master Plan
11/19/2007 Highlands Council Releases Final Draft of Regional Master Plan
11/08/2007 Highlands Council Releases Draft of New Map Series For The Highlands Region
11/01/2007

Highlands Council Unveils LANDS Model

10/19/2007

Highlands Council supports Ballot Question #3

10/12/2007

Highlands Council Conducts Analysis of Highlands Act Exemptions
Highlands Council Exemptions Spreadsheet (Excel)
Highlands Council Exemptions Spreadsheet (PDF)

8/10/2007 Court Upholds Constitutionality of the Highlands Act
7/26/2007 Daniel Van Abs named Senior Director of Science and Planning for the Highlands Council

04/05/2007

Highlands Council to Select New Executive Director

03/29/2007

S. Korean Officials Visit Highlands Council
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03/26/2007

Highlands Council Extends Public Comment Period

03/08/2007

Highlands Council Poised for Leadership Change

03/06/2007

Highlands Council Schedules Somerset Public Hearing

12/20/2006

Highlands Council Extends Public Comment Period

10/18/2006

Highlands Council Revises Schedule

10/02/2006 Senate Confirms New Highlands Council Members 
09/21/2006

Highlands Council Announces $450,000 In Available Agriculture Grant Monies

09/14/2006 Highlands Council To Hold 2nd Work Session
09/07/2006 highlands_council_weighs_policy_decisions
08/31/2006

New Data Shows On-going Risk to Highlands Forests and Farmland

03/23/2006

Highlands Council to Sponsor Landowner Forum

02/17/2006 Highlands Council Launches New Website
02/10/2006 Highlands Council Chooses New Executive Director
01/20/2006 Highlands Council Co-Sponsors Downtown Revitalization Institute
01/11/2006 Highlands Council Welcomes 15th Member 
12/15/2005 Highlands Council Celebrates First Anniversary
12/07/2005 Highlands Council Hosts First Property Tax Stabilization Board Meeting
10/27/2005 Highlands Council Completes Second Round of Municipal & County Outreach
09/14/2005 Highlands Council Focuses on Forests
08/10/2005 Highlands Council Marks First Anniversary of Legislation 
08/4/2005 Highlands Council Meets to Advance Regional Master Plan 
07/20/2005 Highlands Council Joins Farm Bureau on Tour of Highlands Agriculture 
07/13/2005 Highlands Council Applauds Governor Codey's Tax Stabilization Board Nominees
06/30/2005 Highlands Council Completes Seven County Swing
06/29/2005 Highlands Council Announces Formation of Technical Advisory Committees 
06/23/2005 Highlands Council Comments on DEP Rules 
06/22/2005 Highlands Council Issues Abstract Clarifying Homeowner Exemptions 
06/1/2005  Highlands Council Issues Abstract Outlining Benefits for Highlands Farmers 
5/26/2005 Highlands Council Completes Successful First Round of Municipal Outreach
05/13/2005  Highlands Council Issues Abstract Addressing Growth Control in Planning Area 
04/20/2005  Highlands Council Issues Abstract Outlining Benefits for Planning Area Towns Conforming to the Regional Master Plan 
04/6/2005 Highlands Council Begins Public Participation Program
03/15/2005  Highlands Council Responds to Freeholders' Threat of Lawsuit 
   

 

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