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Public Meeting: DVRPC Draft FY2018 Transportation Improvement Program

September 6, 2017
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission  invites you to review and comment on the Draft DVRPC FY2018 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for the NJ portion of the region. This TIP was developed in cooperation with NJDOT, NJ TRANSIT, DRPA/PATCO and DVRPC’s member counties and cities. The public comment period will end at 5:00 PM Eastern time on Thursday, September 14, 2017. This period allows the public an opportunity to comment on the Draft Program. The TIP public comment period will also serve as an opportunity to comment on NJDOT’s Draft FY 2018 – 2027 Statewide TIP (STIP).

Location: Collingswood Senior Community Center, 30 West Collings Avenue, Collingswood NJ 08108

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Webinar: Funding Coastal retreat Through Federal and State Programs

September 8, 2017
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

This webinar, hosted by the Climigration Network, will focus on the National Flood Insurance Program and the various issues and likely debate related to reauthorization, which is anticipated in 2018. John A. Miller, who will present the webinar, will share his insights from the work he’s been performing in Senator Menendez’s office and the Office of Management and Budget in Washington for the past year.

Climigration Network Event page

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://cbuilding.zoom.us/j/688344745

Or join by phone: +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll)

Meeting ID: 688 344 745

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Webinar: Helping Local Businesses Be Sustainable

September 13, 2017
1:00 pmto2:00 pm

Community efforts toward sustainability cannot be successful without the active engagement of the private sector. The NJ Sustainable Business Registry Program, developed by the NJ Small Business Development Centers in partnership with the NJ Department of Environmental Protection, is an online registry where businesses can receive tips and resources to become more sustainable. Learn about Sustainable Jersey’s Green Business Recognition Program action that awards points to municipalities that promote and encourage the adoption of this program by its businesses. Hear about the Registry and what Sustainable Jersey communities have done to promote sustainability to their local businesses.

Location: online

Registration and more information

New Jersey Planning Summit

September 14, 2017
8:30 amto12:30 pm

In an interactive “Town Hall” format, PlanSmart NJ has invited each of the gubernatorial candidates. Following the presentations we will open the floor and engage as a community to discuss what we’ve heard and to collectively offer our ideas and recommendations.

Location: Bell Works, Holmdel

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Highlands Council Draft RMP Amendment Procedure Hearing

September 14, 2017
9:30 amto11:30 am

The Highlands Council has scheduled six public hearings to solicit public comment on a draft procedure for considering proposals to amend the Highlands Regional Master Plan. Hearing dates/times are subject to the Governor’s veto review period following receipt of the Council’s minutes of its August 17, 2017 meeting. Members of the public are invited to attend to provide comments on the Procedure for Considering Proposals to Amend the Highlands Regional Master Plan. No pre-registration is required, but space is limited. Attendees will be asked to sign in.

Draft RMP Addendum 2017-01 Procedure for Considering Proposals to Amend the Highlands Regional Master Plan (PDF)

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Hearing schedule:

September 14, 2017
9:30am – 11:30am
New Jersey Highlands Council
100 North Road (Route 513)
Chester, NJ 07930

September 14, 2017
4:00pm – 6:00pm
New Jersey Highlands Council
100 North Road (Route 513)
Chester, NJ 07930

September 20, 2017
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Silas Condict County Park,
The “Casino”
100 Kinnelon Road
Kinnelon, NJ 07405

September 20, 2017
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Department of Land Preservation
County of Warren
(Pollution Control Financing Authority Bldg – lower level)
500 Mount Pisgah Avenue
Oxford, NJ 07863

September 25, 2017
9:30am – 11:30am
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
1st Floor Public Hearing Room
401 E. State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625

September 26, 2017
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Hopatcong Municipal Building
111 River Styx Road
Hopatcong, NJ 07843

Highlands Council Draft RMP Amendment Procedure

September 14, 2017
4:00 pmto6:00 pm

The Highlands Council has scheduled six public hearings to solicit public comment on a draft procedure for considering proposals to amend the Highlands Regional Master Plan. Hearing dates/times are subject to the Governor’s veto review period following receipt of the Council’s minutes of its August 17, 2017 meeting. Members of the public are invited to attend to provide comments on the Procedure for Considering Proposals to Amend the Highlands Regional Master Plan. No pre-registration is required, but space is limited. Attendees will be asked to sign in.

Draft RMP Addendum 2017-01 Procedure for Considering Proposals to Amend the Highlands Regional Master Plan (PDF)

More information

Hearing schedule:

September 14, 2017
9:30am – 11:30am
New Jersey Highlands Council
100 North Road (Route 513)
Chester, NJ 07930

September 14, 2017
4:00pm – 6:00pm
New Jersey Highlands Council
100 North Road (Route 513)
Chester, NJ 07930

September 20, 2017
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Silas Condict County Park,
The “Casino”
100 Kinnelon Road
Kinnelon, NJ 07405

September 20, 2017
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Department of Land Preservation
County of Warren
(Pollution Control Financing Authority Bldg – lower level)
500 Mount Pisgah Avenue
Oxford, NJ 07863

September 25, 2017
9:30am – 11:30am
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
1st Floor Public Hearing Room
401 E. State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625

September 26, 2017
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Hopatcong Municipal Building
111 River Styx Road
Hopatcong, NJ 07843

Creative Placemaking & Economic Impact Workshop

September 15, 2017
9:00 amto1:00 pm

This free workshop will focus on practices and policies that municipal leaders and decision-makers can undertake to foster Creative Placemaking in their communities. Specifically, the workshop is designed for mayors, council members, commission and board members, municipal planning and engineering officials.

The CCP workshop will feature:

·         Understanding the process of Creative Placemaking and the economic value of undertaking Creative Placemaking planning over traditional redevelopment processes,

·         Policies in NJ that have been successful against a self-analysis of your municipality’s policies,

·         Understanding of how and why it is critical to engage the larger community,

·         Ideas of creative ways to brand the unique aspects of the community,

·         Funding sources for Creative Placemaking planning, and

·         Panelist of leaders from state, county and local officials from the NJTPA region sharing best practices which have led to success in NJ communities.

Hosted by North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, Together North Jersey, and The Center for Creative Placemaking.

Location: North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, One Newark Center, Newark, NJ

More information and registration

RealShare New Jersey

September 19, 2017
8:00 amto12:45 pm

New Jersey is no longer living in the shadow of NYC. Rising rental demand is spurring a development boom. The multifamily market is in a transitional phase, leaving the aging garden apartments behind for more modern luxury condos. Companies are moving away from multiple office locations to house all of their operations out of one central facility. Industrial development is exploding. At this conference, industry professionals will dive deep into the trends and economics of the New Jersey commercial real estate world.

More information and registration

Webinar: Plug Into the Electric Vehicle Boom

September 19, 2017
6:30 pmto7:30 pm

The headlines are filled with game-changing developments in vehicle electrification, driven by the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from conventional vehicles.  Price parity and increased range on electric vehicles (EVs) are enhancing their appeal to buyers. EVs also represent an important energy innovation that will have a profound impact on electric markets, energy infrastructure, and the environment.

To fully tap the potential of this fast-growing market, easy access to vehicle charging stations will be vital.

Find out about:

  • What’s happening around the world and in New Jersey to foster development of electric vehicle infrastructure;
  • How municipalities can be at the vanguard of this important movement and meet local demand for public and workplace charging stations.

Speakers:

  • Pamela Frank, CEO of ChargEVC, a coalition of industry, utility and nonprofit partners who are working to expand and accelerate the adoption of EVs in New Jersey
  • Amanda Nesheiwat, Environmental Coordinator for the Town of Secaucus, which has installed four EV charging stations and has become a municipal member of ChargEVC.

Please register by September 12. 
Registration fee: $10
If your commission/committee is on the ANJEC Workshop Plan, there is no charge to attend.  

Highlands Council Draft RMP Amendment Procedure Hearing

September 20, 2017
1:00 pmto3:00 pm

The Highlands Council has scheduled six public hearings to solicit public comment on a draft procedure for considering proposals to amend the Highlands Regional Master Plan. Hearing dates/times are subject to the Governor’s veto review period following receipt of the Council’s minutes of its August 17, 2017 meeting. Members of the public are invited to attend to provide comments on the Procedure for Considering Proposals to Amend the Highlands Regional Master Plan. No pre-registration is required, but space is limited. Attendees will be asked to sign in.

Draft RMP Addendum 2017-01 Procedure for Considering Proposals to Amend the Highlands Regional Master Plan (PDF)

More information

Hearing schedule:

September 14, 2017
9:30am – 11:30am
New Jersey Highlands Council
100 North Road (Route 513)
Chester, NJ 07930

September 14, 2017
4:00pm – 6:00pm
New Jersey Highlands Council
100 North Road (Route 513)
Chester, NJ 07930

September 20, 2017
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Silas Condict County Park,
The “Casino”
100 Kinnelon Road
Kinnelon, NJ 07405

September 20, 2017
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Department of Land Preservation
County of Warren
(Pollution Control Financing Authority Bldg – lower level)
500 Mount Pisgah Avenue
Oxford, NJ 07863

September 25, 2017
9:30am – 11:30am
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
1st Floor Public Hearing Room
401 E. State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625

September 26, 2017
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Hopatcong Municipal Building
111 River Styx Road
Hopatcong, NJ 07843

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