CHESTER, NEW JERSEY - A capacity crowd filled the room for the first public hearing for the final draft of the New Jersey Highlands Regional Master Plan, held Wednesday night at the Morris County Haggerty Education Center in Morristown, New Jersey.
Approximately 150 members of the public, including land owners, farmers, developers, environmental activists, and other concerned individuals attended the event. More than 40 people testified during the three-and-a-half hour hearing.
“An important part of the process of creating and adopting a Regional Master Plan for the Highlands is obtaining public input,” said John Weingart, Chairman of the New Jersey Highlands Council. Public comment has already helped the Council improve the draft Master Plan from an earlier version and we look forward to refining it further based on the additional input we are receiving this month.”
There are two remaining public hearings that will take place at the following times and dates:
Today - February 11, 2008 from 6 p.m. to end of public comment at the Passaic County Community College, One College Blvd., Paterson, New Jersey.
February 13, 2008 from 6:30 p.m. to end of public comment at the Voorhees High School, 256 County Rt. 513, Glen Gardner, New Jersey.
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