The Pinelands Municipal Council serves as a sounding board among the 53 municipalities within the State-designated Pinelands Area and the Pinelands Commission. They work on cooperative programs with the Pinelands Commission. They support legislation that affects their communities, and try to find issues of common concern to the various towns in the group. The communities are both big and small, and the needs vary. Through better communication between residents and the various layers of government, a better understanding and appreciation can be found to respect the environment and provide for progress.
If you would like to contact the Pinelands Municipal Council, please correspond with us c/o of Pinelands Municipal Council Chairperson, William Pikolycky, 501 Washington Avenue, Woodbine, NJ 08270 or directly contact one of the Officers.
The Pinelands Municipal Council was created by the Pinelands Protection Act (N.J.S.A. 13:18A-1 et seq) and is made up of the mayors of the 53 municipalities in the Pinelands Area or their designees. The Council is empowered to review and comment upon changes proposed by the Pinelands Commission in the New Jersey Pinelands Comprehensive Management Plan. The Council also advises the Commission on matters of interest regarding the Pinelands and takes positions on issues affecting the region. The Council meets periodically to conduct business. The meetings are located in various municipalities throughout the year. A quorum of 15 members of the Council is necessary to take any action. All meetings of the Council are open to the public and interested citizens are encouraged to attend.
UPCOMING MEETINGS (All meetings begin at 7:30 unless otherwise noted)
Wednesday, February 11 (January 21 was cancelled) - Bass River Township Municipal Building, 3 North Maple Avenue, New Gretna, NJ 08224
Tuesday, March 10 - Maurice River Township Municipal Building, 590 Main Street, Leesburg, NJ 08327
Wednesday, May 27 - Weymouth Township Municipal Building, 45 South Jersey Avenue, Dorothy, NJ 08319
Thursday, July 30 - Orientation - 4:00 p.m., Pinelands Commission office, 15C Springfield Road, New Lisbon, NJ 08064
Tuesday, September 29 - Shamong Township Municipal Building, 105 Willow Grove Road, Shamong, NJ 08088
Tuesday, November 24 - Estell Manor Municipal Building, 148 Cumberland Avenue, Estell Manor, NJ 08319
The Pinelands Municipal Council strongly encourages and welcomes mayors or their representatives from every municipality in the Pinelands to participate in the Council and share their views and concerns.
Please check back regularly for bulletins on the activities of the Pinelands Municipal Council.
This site is sponsored by the New Jersey Pinelands Commission.