The Atlantic Highlands Mayor and Council deserve recognition for their wise decision this week to stop the roll back of the open space tax.  This unanimous decision reflects the values of our community, and it creates strategic opportunities for the Borough to acquire new open space.  

Places like Lenape Woods and the Henry Hudson Trail contribute significantly to the quality of life in Atlantic Highlands, as do Monmouth County Parks like Hartshorne and Huber Woods. 

Future generations will appreciate the visionary officials who, with taxpayer support, work to preserve what little open space remains in New Jersey, the most densely populated state in the country.  

Thank you Atlantic Highlands Mayor and Council for your good decision this week.  It sends a clear message about our priorities.  

Sincerely,

Benson Chiles
Atlantic Highlands, NJ