Borough of Highlands, NJ
  40.40422oN by 73.990674oE

 
Departments
Borough Directory
Administration
Board of Education
Building Department
Code Enforcement
Department of Public Works
Emergency Management
Finance
Fire Department
Fire Prevention
First Aid Squad
Housing Authority
Land Use Board
Municipal Alliance
Municipal Court
Police Department
Recreation Department

Administration

Borough Administrator:  Brian Geoghegan
Phone:   732-872-1515 x203 
Fax:  732-872-0670 
Email:   bgeoghegan@highlandsborough.org 
Location:  19 Bay Avenue, Highlands

Acting Borough Clerk:  Dwayne Harris 
Phone:    732-872-1224 x201  
Fax:       732-872-0670  
Email:    dharris@highlandsborough.org
Location:   42 Shore Drive, Highlands 

Acting Borough Registrar:  Elizabeth Merkle 
Phone:    732-872-1224 x205  
Fax:  732-872-0670  
Location:   42 Shore Drive, Highlands

 


The Department of Administration carries out the laws and policies enacted by the Borough Council. The Administrator directs and coordinates all departments and serves as the Borough Personnel Officer. By ordinance, the Administrator is responsible to the Borough Council for the day to day operations of the entire Borough. Finally, the preparation and implementation of the municipal budget is coordinated through the Department of Administration.

The Business Administrator is responsible for the day to day operations of the Borough, including:

  • Assisting in the preparation of the budget
  • Administering a centralized purchasing system
  • Developing and administering an effective personnel system
  • Prescribing and enforcing rules and regulations for the efficient management of the municipal government
  • Maintaining an ongoing review and analysis of budget operations, work programs and costs of municipal services

The Administration Department consists of the following:

  • Central Purchasing
  • Budget Assistance
  • Personnel
  • Information Technology
  • Licensing
  • Human Relations 

Borough Clerk

The Municipal Clerk’s Office is entrusted with many important and diverse duties offering varying services to the public.

  • Assists public on a daily basis
  • Secretary to the Governing Body – responsible for agendas, minutes, ordinances,resolutions and legal ads. Attests signatures of municipal officers and officials. Maintains receipt of legal documents.
  • Secretary to the Municipal Corporation – responsible for municipal seal, deeds, bonds, contracts, oaths of office, archival records and attends all meetings of the Governing Body.
  • Chief Administrative Officer for all elections and Chief Registrar of Voter Registration – New Registration, Name and Address changes, Absentee Ballot Applications and Political Party Affiliation Declaration Forms
  • As the liaison and appointing authority for the New Jersey Department of Personnel, all personnel records are maintained at the Clerk’s Office. In addition, the office processes employment applications, pension enrollments, pension loans and beneficiary changes.
  • Coordinator and Records Manager: Public records may be reviewed and/or copied after filling out an Open Public Records Act (OPRA) form.
  • Administrative Officer for acceptance and issuance of the following applications for licenses, permits and general information.