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News & Public Notices

Public Notice: Public Comments New Being Accepted on Draft Recommendation Report of Highlands Capital Project Review - (6/18/2018) The Highlands Council is currently accepting public comments on a draft Recommendation Report regarding a Highlands Capital Project Review of the Kinnelon Shelter and Community Center. Comments will be accepted through Monday, July 2. Additional details are available in the public notice. (read)

Public Notice: June Meeting Cancelled - (5/29/2018) The Highlands Council meeting scheduled for Thursday, June 21 has been cancelled. (read)

Governor Murphy Names Carl Richko Highlands Council Chair - (5/14/2018) Governor Phil Murphy has designated Carl Richko as Chairperson of the New Jersey Highlands Water Protection and Planning Council. (read)

Meeting Materials Available: May 17 Highlands Council Meeting - (5/11/2018) An agenda and related materials have been posted for the May 17 meeting of the Highlands Council. (read)

Public Notice: May Meeting Location Change - (5/7/2018) Please take notice that the location for the May 17, 2018 meeting of the New Jersey Highlands Council has changed. The meeting will take place in the Chester Borough Town Hall Court Room. The time of the meeting has not changed. The meeting will be held at 4:00 pm. Chester Borough Town Hall is located at 50 North Road, Chester, NJ. (read)

Public Notice: Highlands Open Space Matching Grant Program Applications Now Being Accepted - (5/1/2018) The Highlands Council is now accepting applications for the Highlands Open Space Partnership Funding Program. The application deadline is Friday, June 1, 2018. Additional details including an application and a copy of the public notice are available... (read)

Highlands Council 2017 Annual Report Now Available - (4/20/2018) The Highlands Council has released its 2017 annual report providing a summary of activities and highlights for the 2017 calendar year. (read)

Public Notice: HDC Bank Meeting Cancellation - (4/12/2018) The Highlands Development Credit Bank meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 3, 2018 has been cancelled. (read)

Public Notice: Highlands Meeting Cancellation - (4/2/2018) The Highlands Council has cancelled its April 19 public meeting. (read)

Meeting Materials Available: March 15 Highlands Council Meeting - (3/9/2018) An agenda and related materials have been posted for the March 15 meeting of the Highlands Council. (read)

Highlands Council Authorizes Purchase of $4.5M in Conservation Easements - (1/8/2018) The HDC Bank has approved the purchase of conservation easements on 16 properties, which will result in $4.5 million in offers to property owners in the Preservation Area of the Highlands Region. The approvalrepresents offers to all remaining applicants in program. (read)

Public Notice: 2018 Highlands Development Credit Bank Meeting Schedule - (1/3/2018) The Highlands Development Credit Bank has adopted a 2018 meeting schedule. Complete details are available in the public notice. (read)

Public Notice: 2018 Highlands Council Meeting Schedule - (12/12/2017) A 2018 schedule of regular public meetings has been adopted and published by the Highlands Council. (read)

Draft MPRR Available for Review - (7/10/2017) The Highlands Council has released a draft Monitoring Program Recommendation Report for public comment. The MPRR provides a baseline evaluation of the Highlands RMP and contains recommendations for possible amendments. Recommendations are based on an analysis of indicators identified through a public process, combined with an examination of implementation activities to date. (read)

Highlands Council helps preserve 116 acres in Kinnelon Borough - (7/7/2017) The Highlands Council recently completed a transaction that will allow Kinnelon Borough to permanently protect 116 acres around Untermeyer Lake. Other partners in the project include The Trust for Public Land (TPL), the Morris County Preservation Trust, and the Morris County Board of Freeholders. (read)


Photography Credit: All photographs on this website are courtesy of the New Jersey Highlands Council staff or Dwight Hiscano with his permission.