HIGHLANDS, NJ – Mayor Carolyn Broullon announced that Highlands was awarded a Green Acres funding package of nearly $600,000 on October 21st. The funds will be used to provide the town with a new, concrete skatepark at the Recreation Center. That funding package comprised of a grant in the amount of $149,753 and low-interest (2%) loan of $449,260. On September 1, the Council approved R-21-173 which sought addition funding under the Monmouth County Municipal Open Space Grant Program, in an amount up to $250,000, to offset costs to the borough.
Today, December 9, 2021, we are pleased to announce that Highlands has been awarded $200,000 from the Monmouth County Open Space Trust Fund. This amount will be used to offset the low-interest loan component of the Green Acres funding package and further reduce the borough’s cost to construct this new skatepark. While the borough will continue to pursue additional grants for the remainder of the construction cost, this is a substantial contribution by the county.
Mayor Broullon and the Borough Council would like to thank the Board of County Commissioners of the County of Monmouth for their consideration and commitment to the residents of Highlands as we continue to improve our valuable open spaces.
For another look at the draft plans of the skatepark, developed by Spohn Ranch, please click bit.ly/skate07732
Also, please feel free to watch the replay of the design workshop, which was held on Monday, December 6, where feedback was solicited to factor into a final design session. That session will be virtual and will be publicized as soon as a date is finalized. Link to Design meeting: bit.ly/120621design
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