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Highlands Borough Council Approves Building Ordinance and Addresses Soil Erosion Legal Action

Overview: In a recent meeting, the Highlands Borough Council addressed several issues including the approval of ordinance 0242, which amends building and housing provisions, and the decision to pursue legal action concerning soil erosion on private property. The council also adopted resolutions regarding the 2024 temporary budget and improvements to Veterans Memorial Park, among other administrative matters.

Overview: In a recent meeting held on February 7th, 2024, the Highlands Borough Council passed several resolutions significant for the borough’s financial and infrastructural development. The council authorized the issuance and sale of Bond Anticipation Notes not exceeding $10,940,000 to the Monmouth County Improvement Authority, facilitating lower interest rates for the borough’s various projects. Moreover, the council approved change order number two for phase one of the sanitary sewer improvement project.

Overview: In a recent Highlands Borough Council meeting, the most notable event was the proclamation celebrating Russell Kashmer, a junior at the Marine Academy of Science and Technology, for his winning design of the USS New Jersey SSN 796 commissioning coin. Kashmer’s design, which was chosen from over 300 submissions, features the view from Mount Mitchell Scenic Overlook and incorporates symbols significant to New Jersey. The Council extended their congratulations and recognized Kashmer’s achievement as an outstanding contribution to society.

Overview: At the recent Highlands Borough Council meeting, the community’s advancements and recognitions took center stage. Police Chief Robert Burton received accolades for his election as the 84th president of the Monmouth County Chiefs Association, making him the first from Highlands to hold this title. The town’s economic growth was underscored by a property valuation increase to over $1.1 billion and the opening of new businesses such as Beastro Iberia. Infrastructure projects like the Water Witch Pump Station and sewer improvements were noted successes. The return of the building department and municipal court to Highlands was marked, alongside the Bronze certification for the Green Team sustainable Jersey and aspirations for Silver certification.

Overview: The recent Highlands Borough Council meeting saw the approval of several appointments and the progression of important local projects. Among the most noteworthy items were the permanent appointment of patrolman, the approval of Steve Winters as subcode official inspector, plans for the phase one sanitary sewer improvement project, and upcoming adjustments to local tree protection ordinances.

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