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News & Public Notices

February Meeting Materials - (2/13/2017) An agenda and associated materials have been posted for the February 16, 2017 Highlands Council meeting. (read)

Press Release: Highlands Council Awarded $2.4M for Preservation through Federal Highlands Conservation Act - (1/30/2017) The Highlands Water Protection and Planning Council was recently notified of a $2,420,000 award that will be used to help preserve more than 270 acres in portions of the Passaic and Wallkill Watershed Management Areas of the New Jersey Highlands Region. (read)

Public Notice: Public Comments Now Being Accepted - Proposed Highlands Redevelopment Area Designation - (1/26/2017) Public comments are now being accepted regarding a proposed Highlands Redevelopment Area Designation in Bloomsbury Borough, Hunterdon County. Comments will be accepted through Friday, February 10, 2017. All related materials, including the full public notice are available on the Project Review page of the Highlands Council website. (read)

Public Notice: February HDC Bank Board Meeting Cancelled - (1/20/2017) Please take notice that the meeting of the Highlands Development Credit Bank scheduled for Thursday, February 2, 2017 has been cancelled. (read)

Fiscal Impact Assessment and Regional Factbook Released - (1/19/2017) The Highlands Council has released the first components of the Regional Master Plan (RMP) Monitoring Program effort: the Fiscal Impact Assessment and Regional Factbook. (read)

Agenda item and materials added for January Meeting - (1/17/2017) An agenda item and related materials have been added for the January 19, 2017 Highlands Council meeting. Please see revised meeting post. (read)

January Meeting Materials Available - (1/13/2017) An agenda and associated materials have been posted for the January 19, 2017 Highlands Council meeting. (read)

Public Notice: 2017 HDC Bank Board Meeting Schedule - (1/3/2017) The HDC Bank Board has adopted its 2017 regular meeting schedule. (read)

Public Notice: 2017 Highlands Meeting Schedule - (12/12/2016) The Highlands Council has adopted its 2017 regular Meeting schedule. (read)

Press Release: Chester Borough Strengthens Planning Efforts with Highlands Plan Conformance - (7/21/2016) The Highlands Council has approved a Petition for Plan Conformance from the Borough of Chester in Morris County. The Borough is located entirely in the Planning Area of the Highlands Region, where conformance with the Highlands Regional Master Plan is entirely voluntary. (read)

Highlands Council 2016 Land Preservation Status Report Released - (7/20/2016) The Highlands Council has released a report providing data related to preserved land and potentially developable land throughout the Highlands Region. Data was collected through December 2015. (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)

 

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