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Highlands Council Draft RMP Amendment Procedure Hearing

September 20, 2017
7:00 pmto9:00 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)

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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

Raritan River Festival

September 24, 2017
12:00 pmto6:00 pm

Free! Join the Lower Raritan Watershed Partnership and friends on Sunday September 24, 2017 from noon-6 pm in New Brunswick’s Boyd Park for this year’s Raritan River Festival. Three stages will be running throughout the day, with other activities including the rubber duck race, cardboard canoe race, the New Brunswick Farmer’s Market, environmental activities and more. Food, vendors and beer garden on the grounds. The LRWP and coLAB Arts will showcase sculptures created as part of the third annual “Watershed Sculpture Project.” Activities include hands-on art projects, milkweed seed pod preparation for pollinator gardens and more!

Location: GPS Coordinates: N 40° 29′ 39.9192″, W 74° 26′ 15.9534″

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Highlands Council Draft RMP Amendment Procedure Hearing

September 25, 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)

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

Highlands Council Draft RMP Amendment Procedure Hearing

September 26, 2017
7:00 pmto9:00 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

Climate Change Policy in New Jersey Conference

September 27, 2017
8:30 amto4:00 pm

This conference, hosted by New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance, will feature Mindy S. Lubber, CEO and President of Ceres, a sustainability nonprofit.

Location: Coach Barn at Duke Farms, Hillsborough

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NJ Gubernatorial Candidate Town Hall: Murphy

September 27, 2017
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

Mark your calendar and get ready to meet your next New Jersey governor. Along with the Eagleton Center on the American Governor, NJ.com is co-sponsoring intimate town halls with the state’s leading candidates at the Eagleton Institute of Politics on the Rutgers University-New Brunswick campus. You have a question for the candidates? You’ll have a chance to ask them.

On Sept. 27 at 7 p.m., Democrat Phil Murphy will join The Star-Ledger’s Tom Moran, who will moderate a discussion for an NJ.com Facebook Live broadcast in front a limited audience at Eagleton’s Wood Lawn Mansion.

The following night, on Sept. 28 at 7 p.m.,  it’s Republican Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno’s turn.

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Extreme Hurricanes and Climate Change

September 27, 2017
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

Hosted by Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association

Is climate change responsible for the recent devastating hurricanes? How are scientists and policymakers grappling with this question? Join us for a free panel discussion with leading climate and water experts from academia, government, and the non-profit sector. The panel discussion will take place from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. on Sept. 27 at the opening night reception of “Politics of Water,” an exhibit at The Garden Club of Princeton Gallery at the Watershed Center.

Location: The Garden Club of Princeton Gallery at the Watershed Center

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The River Unites Us Geotourism Conference

September 28, 2017
12:15 amto5:00 pm

Meet local, regional and international leaders in geotourism and learn about best practices in stewardship, creative place-making and promotion. Hear from plenary speakers with Solimar International and the East Tennessee River Valley Geotourism Program.

Location: Woodloch Pines, 731 Welcome Lake Road, Hawley, PA 18428

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Webinar: Local Ordinances: The Building Blocks of Code Enforcement

September 28, 2017
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

Instructor: Matthew Kreis, Assistant General Counsel for National Initiatives, Center for Community Progress

A code enforcement department is only as good as the regulatory tools it has on the books, and the systems that are in place to use those tools. Many ordinances have been on the books for years and do not reflect up-to-date state law. Others may or may not be appropriate for current neighborhood conditions. In other cases, the ordinances on the books are well-crafted, but aren’t wielded as strategically as they could be. It isn’t always clear how to analyze the existing regulatory framework or where to look for best practices to implement. This webinar is an opportunity to take a step back and explore what makes a code enforcement ordinance equitable, efficient, and effective. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the components of effective and ineffective local code enforcement ordinances and explore examples from other cities of ordinances that work well and those that haven’t. At the end of this webinar, participants will be better-equipped to undertake an analysis of their own local ordinances, with a clearer sense of what best practices to consider in shaping (or re-shaping) their regulatory framework.

Price: $45

Location: online

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NJ Gubernatorial Candidate Town Hall: Guadagno

September 28, 2017
6:00 pmto9:00 pm

Mark your calendar and get ready to meet your next New Jersey governor. Along with the Eagleton Center on the American Governor, NJ.com is co-sponsoring intimate town halls with the state’s leading candidates at the Eagleton Institute of Politics on the Rutgers University-New Brunswick campus. You have a question for the candidates? You’ll have a chance to ask them.

On Sept. 27 at 7 p.m., Democrat Phil Murphy will join The Star-Ledger’s Tom Moran, who will moderate a discussion for an NJ.com Facebook Live broadcast in front a limited audience at Eagleton’s Wood Lawn Mansion.

The following night, on Sept. 28 at 7 p.m.,  it’s Republican Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno’s turn.

Event registration

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