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Highlands\' Towns Tax Relief Legislation

77 Signatures Goal: 100

New Jersey towns in the Highlands suffer a double whammy from a halt in new tax ratables and declining municipal and school aid. Even projects that benefit the environment are wrapped in red tape, such as a sewer line hookup in Washington Township which would remove aging septic systems. Other towns are forced to put in dense COAH housing when the goal was supposed to be aguifer and surface water protection. Also in Washington Township, owners of an existing cell tower are being told they can\'t add simple co-location abilities requested by the fire and police departments due to the date of a four year old application. This petition calls for special legislation for relief for Highlands towns in school and municipal aid, exemptions from COAH, and the appointment of a special ombudsman for the outrageous cases of bureaucratic mismanagement. Launched by Washington Township\'s Jim Harmon, this grassroots effort is endorsed by Assemblyman Rick Merkt, Senator Steve Oroho, and Morris County Freeholder Director Margaret Nordstrom. The final petition will be presented in support of new legislation.

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This petition calls for special legislation for relief for Highlands towns in school and municipal aid, exemptions from COAH, and the appointment of a special ombudsman for the outrageous cases of bureaucratic mismanagement.

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Signatures

  • 7 years ago
    Diane Gallagher United States
    7 years ago
  • 7 years ago
    Kyle E. van Evra United States
    7 years ago
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    Theresa Carpenter United States
    7 years ago
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    Larry Garcia United States
    7 years ago
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    Craig Newton United States
    7 years ago
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    Kathleen Reidinger United States
    7 years ago
  • 7 years ago
    jiim liabraaten Canada
    7 years ago
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    jiim liabraaten Canada
    7 years ago
  • 7 years ago
    Alice C. Escobar United States
    7 years ago
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    Scott Brown United States
    7 years ago
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    John Olcese United States
    7 years ago
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    Mike Hall United States
    7 years ago
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    Amie Drahos United States
    7 years ago
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    James and Laura Scott United States
    7 years ago
  • 7 years ago
    Joseph Scelso United States
    7 years ago
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