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Shadow Lawn Voted Down.. 4 to 1

What what???

Yup, Yup its true,

Nolan –  Yes
Redmond – “I may be quiet but I listen to you” – NO
Ryan – “I heard your security concerns” – NO
Francy – “I’m going to reiterate my last vote” – NO
Becky – “I don’t know why you think I’m not approachable” – NO

Social Media – 1Highlands Council – 0

Good job peeps, way to band together and stay united!!  – When we speak as a group we CAN accomplish things.. 🙂

Highlands Council Meeting Wednesday Night: Lolli-columns Lollygaging & Landslides

The council meeting is being held at 8pm at the Elementary School on Rt 36.  agenda

Some high level reasons you should attend:

a) The house on 2nd Street on the lolli-columns that fell.. Even though its not on the Agenda it has to be addressed on how we could have possibly have 2 homes fall in less than a month and what is going to be done moving forward to ensure there aren’t more. As per Nolan at the 9/4 meeting, “those all have been signed and sealed by engineering already” when asked specifically about the 2nd St property safety and about possible potential scrutiny after the Locust St drop. –

b) The notifications of public notices… According to one of the previous meetings (July 3rd) The town clerk has to send out notice to the Asbury Park Press & Twin River Times 48 hours prior to the meeting to be “technically” in compliance with the notifications ordinance. The issue is, both papers deadlines, if she sends over something for notification Monday after 3pm the notice will not be included until the Wednesday paper. Basically giving as little notice as possible for public involvement for the same Wednesday’s meeting.

c) Shadow Lawn is back up for public comment (O-13-25) and a final vote. So if you don’t want landslides, large buildings or potential litigation costs, show up to voice your concern. If you can’t make it the meeting will be streamed.. (get your popcorn).

Shadow Lawn Hi Rise Being Voted on By Highlands Council Sept 18

Highlands Council Letter

Letter that went out to residents 200 ft from Shadow Lawn

During last week’s council meeting the original high rise zoning ordinance 0-13-16 was defeated. The agenda indicated the public hearing and adoption for the new ordinance 0-13-25 was set for Oct 16th.  There were only minor differences between the two ordinances, most notably around set backs and a clarification on height.  (Although, the lawyer did state that in his opinion, the new ordinance was only 10% the same –  you can hear him by ff the streamed meeting 1.27 – 1.33)

Home owners that are within 200 feet in proximate to Shadow Lawn subsequently  received letters indicating the hearing and adoption is actually September 18th.

If you wish to voice your dissent for the Hi-rise as well the unethical behavior of the council you can cut & paste the following into an email or letter:






Copy:  ccummins@highlandsborough.org


Mayor Nolan:

Councilwoman Ryan:

Councilman Francy:

Concilwoman Kane:

Councilman Redmond

Carolyn Cummins Borough Clerk

Subject: Ordinance 0-13-25

I am a tax payer in Highlands.   I am writing to ask you to vote NO  Wednesday Sept 18th on 0-13-25 which amends the zoning on the Shadow Lawn property via ordinance as opposed to through variance.

I am opposed to this ordinance amendment for the following reasons:

  •  Financial analysis indicates that the financial burden this residential development puts on the borough far outweighs the marginal tax benefits
  •  Slump Block issues put that development as well as the surrounding community at risk of mud slide
  •  Environmental and ecological considerations have not been adequately addressed /mitigated
  •  Traffic impacts have not been addressed
  •  Other impacts on infrastructure (including but not limited to sewer) have not been properly researched, documented, and made available
  •  It is in violation of the current Master Plan
  •  The multiple attempts to spot zone this property exposes the borough to costly litigation 
  • The ordinance process has been pushed through without consideration and acknowledgement the majority of Highlands does NOT want it.

For the above reasons, this amendment is NOT IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF OUR BOROUGH.

I would like to further remind all the council, that you work for US, the residents and tax payers of Highlands.

I urge you to vote NO on the subject Ordinance at the next meeting.