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News & Public Notices

Request for Proposals: Annual Audit - (4/29/2016) The Highlands Council is soliciting proposals to conduct a program audit for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016 and with the option of conducting such audits for each of the four subsequent fiscal years. Qualifications Submittals, and Rate Schedule and Budget must be received no later than 5:00 pm, Friday, June 10, 2016. (read)

Highlands Council 2015 Annual Report Now Available - (4/20/2016) The Highlands Council has released its 2015 Annual Report. The report provides a historical perspective on activities with an emphasis on progress during the last calendar year toward achieving the goals of the Highlands Act and Regional Master Plan. (read)

Press Release: Highlands Council Announces Availability of Funding for Highlands Property Owners - (4/19/2016) The Highlands Council today announced a new program for property owners in the Preservation Area of the Highlands Region interested in restricting future development on their land in exchange for funding from the Highlands Development Credit Bank. (read)

Public Notice: HDC Purchase Program Applications Being Accepted - (4/19/2016) Please take notice that the Highlands Council is now accepting applications in the Highlands Development Credit Purchase program. Complete details are available in the Public Notice. (read)

April 21 Highlands Council Meeting Materials Available - (4/15/2016) An agenda and associated materials have been posted for the April 21, 2016 Highlands Council meeting. (read)

Public Notice: HDC May 5 Meeting Cancelled - (4/12/2016) The HDC Bank Meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 4:00pm has been cancelled. (read)

Materials Available: March 22 Highlands Development Credit Bank Meeting - (3/17/2016) An agenda and associated materials have been posted for the Highlands Development Credit Bank Board meeting scheduled for next Tuesday, March 22, 2016 (read)

Report: Potable Water Supplied in 2011 by New Jersey’s Highlands - (2/24/2016) In December 2015, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Water Supply and Geoscience released an updated analysis regard the use of Highlands water throughout the state. (read)

February 18 Meeting Materials Available - (2/18/2016) An agenda and associated materials have been posted for the February 18, 2016 Highlands Council meeting. (read)

Public Notice: Public Outreach Sessions Scheduled - (1/12/2016) The Highlands Council has scheduled three sessions in February to update the public on the RMP Monitoring Program and present draft indicators. Session dates, times and locations along with additional details are available in the public notice. (read)

Public Notices: 2016 Meeting Schedules for Highlands Council and Highlands Development Credit Bank - (12/30/2015) The Highlands Council and Highlands Development Credit Bank 2016 meetings schedules have been adopted. Meeting materials will be posted in advance of meetings whenever possible. Public notices are available on the calendar page. (read)

Highlands Council Holds Hearing on Proposed Open Space & Landowner Equity Program; Approves Hiring of New Chief Counsel - (9/17/2015) The Highlands Council recently held a public hearing regarding proposed Rules for an Open Space Partnership Funding Program and Highlands Development Credit Purchase Program. The Council also announced the hiring of a new Chief Counsel. (read)


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