Hillsborough Council Praises Inaugural Girls Wrestling League

The Hillsborough Borough Council meeting on February 27th, 2024, covered a range of topics impacting the community, including the recognition of the first all-girls wrestling team in New Jersey, the development of a diabetes awareness center, and the township’s engagement with affordable housing legislation. Additionally, the meeting addressed the preservation of open space, the opening of bidding for liquor licenses, and the welcoming of a new technical assistant in the building department.

In a move for gender equity in sports, the council recognized the efforts behind the creation of the inaugural Hillsborough all-girls wrestling team of the Jersey Girls Wrestling League. The initiative, which provides competitive opportunities for girls in wrestling, received acknowledgment for its contribution to the community and the support from various organizations and individuals. The mayor extended gratitude to the coaches and others involved in nurturing the young athletes, expressing pride in their athletic abilities and the growth of the program. The recognition underscored the importance of expanding sports offerings to include girls and serve as a model for other communities.

The meeting progressed with the council shedding light on the upcoming launch of a website dedicated to providing information and support for individuals and families affected by type two diabetes and pre-diabetes. This initiative is part of a broader effort, including the development of a diabetes awareness center, aimed at improving health education and resources in Hillsborough.

Affordable housing legislation was another focal point of the council’s discussion, highlighting the township’s stance in engaging with state legislators. The council emphasized the need for strategic planning and community input in the decision-making process regarding affordable housing. The announcement of the addition of 402 acres to the township’s open space and the initiation of bidding for two liquor licenses also came up in the talks. These steps are part of Hillsborough’s efforts to preserve land and explore new revenue streams.


Proclamations were made to honor the girls’ wrestling league, drawing attention to the individuals who played key roles in its establishment and the athletic achievements of the participants.

The meeting also included a moment to recognize the top 10 responders from each fire company for their exceptional service to Hillsboro’s residents. Public service and dedication to the community’s safety were celebrated as the council expressed appreciation for their hard work and commitment.

Additionally, the council welcomed Tracy Dunlap as the new technical assistant in the building department.


The council approved the claims list for the year. Despite the breadth of topics discussed, there were no public comments during this portion of the meeting.

The meeting also included updates from various departments including the Health Department, Parks and Recreation, and the Police Department. Among these were reports on the recent rabies clinic, the “Eating for Good Health” event, a pharmacy Brown Bag event, the release of the spring recreation guide, summer camp registration, and summer basketball leagues. The council discussed the extension of the deadline for dog license registration and property tax relief for veterans, seniors, and disabled persons. The police department took the opportunity to remind residents to take precautions against personal property and identity theft, particularly in their vehicles, and to adjust their clocks for daylight saving time.

Note: This meeting summary was generated by AI, which can occasionally misspell names, misattribute actions, and state inaccuracies. This summary is intended to be a starting point and you should review the meeting record linked above before acting on anything you read. If we got something wrong, let us know. We’re working every day to improve our process in pursuit of universal local government transparency.

Robert Britting, Jr.
City Council Officials:
Robert Britting, Jr., John Ciccarelli, Samantha Hand, Shawn Lipani, Catherine Payne

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