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New Jersey Highlands Commission awards Hunterdon County $171,900 in grant funds

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ – The Hunterdon County Board of Commissioners has approved the acceptance of grant funding through The New Jersey Highlands Council for the completion of the Hunterdon County Historic Preservation Plan, in the amount of $101,900 and an additional award for GIS Parcel Updates in the amount of $70,000.

“These important grants funds will be dedicated to preparing a comprehensive Hunterdon County Historic Preservation Plan and completing important GPS parcel updates. The County has previously utilized grant funds received from the Highlands Council for projects ranging from tourism marketing, to updating elements contained within the County’s Master Plan. We are grateful for these grant funds as they help the County to control overall costs to our property taxpayers,” Director Commissioner Zach Rich said.

Completion of the Historic Preservation Plan will serve as an important planning guide, as the County aims to help create an environment that helps to protect our heritage and local historical treasures for future generations.

Kate Fullerton, Supervising Planner for the Hunterdon County Planning & Land Use Department said, “I would like to reflect on our pleasure at working with the Highlands Council; they have been a great partner in helping the Planning and Land Use Division to initiate a number of important strategic studies and needed planning
document updates.”

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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