Last Thursday Night the planning board approved revising the Highlands Master Plan…
Tonight the Master Plan Revamp is on the agenda under “other business” and is item #7 http://www.highlandsnj.us/docs/Council/Agendas/2014/MCA-2014-03-19.pdf
Some potential arguments against reviewing the MP at this time would include:
1. No Money now.. (seriously, we really have to pick and choose what we spend money on, do we want to fix Borough hall or revise the Master plan?) At the last council meeting, it was announced we were in serious Bond debt and some of the money we *thought* we were getting to be reimbursed for i.e. trailers, fixing Borough Hall we weren’t, because we didn’t always qualify for things we thought we would, like we didn’t have flood insurance on municipal buildings. The Council thought there could be as much as a 10% tax increase. (So much for the 2% cap.. ) But hey, maybe that DeBlasio guy, you know one of the highest paid guys in Jersey that we gave his 6th municipal job to for Highlands CFO, will be able to pull something out of a hat.
2. Waiting for other projects to be complete that could potentially impact the content of Master Plan, such as Army Corp of Engineers, and the Rutgers Study.
So under the circumstances, do you think Highlands should be conservative with how they spend money?