The New Jersey Highlands Council has scheduled three Stakeholder Outreach Workshops to solicit public input on the Highlands Regional Master Plan (RMP) as part of its RMP Monitoring Program. According to public notices issued by the Highlands Council, the workshops are intended to provide members of the public with an opportunity to learn more about the monitoring program and to provide input. The notices also state, “[t]he Monitoring Program evaluates progress toward achieving the goals of the Highlands Regional Master Plan,” and “[t]he program requires identification of indicators and milestones to measure the impact of the Regional Master Plan on water resources, agriculture, housing, transportation, and economic development within the Highlands Region.”
Pre-registration is not required, but space is limited and those attending will be asked to sign in. Stakeholder Outreach Workshops are scheduled as follows:
December 15, 2014 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
County College of Morris, Student Community Center, Davidson Room
214 Center Grove Road, Randolph, NJ
January 12, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Sussex County Technical School, Cafeteria
105 N. Church Road, Sparta, NJ
January 14, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Oldwick Fire Company Social Hall (across from Melick’s Town Farm)
163 Oldwick Road (Routes 523/517), Oldwick, NJ
Any schedule change due to weather conditions will be announced on the Council’s website.
The Highlands Council is also accepting comments via its website (click “Submit Comments” in the RMP Monitoring section of the homepage), or by hard copy to the Highlands Council office via regular mail, hand delivery or fax. Those submitting written comments are asked to identify a specific content area or aspect of the RMP and include the commenter’s name and affiliation. Comments will be accepted through February 27, 2015, and should be directed to:
New Jersey Highlands Council
Attn: 2014 RMP Monitoring Program
100 North Road (Route 513)
Chester, NJ 07930-2322
Fax: (908) 879-4205
Howard D. Geneslaw is a Director in the Gibbons Real Property & Environmental Department.