Mayor on Duty

Highlands lost a great citizen this past week, former Mayor John Cleveland. From 1983 to1997, John served as our mayor. But, his service to his beloved hometown went well beyond his long tenure as mayor. […]

Mayor on Duty

I view the Community Coffees with the Mayor as town meetings. These sessions that include Q&A take place on the last Friday of every month at the Hudson Library. The main focus at last Friday’s […]

Mayor on Duty

In my report at last Thursday’s Highlands Town Board Meeting, I requested that the land use committee and staff review the issue of short-term vacation rentals, commonly referred to as VRBOs. With the emergence of […]

Mayor on Duty

Normally the Highlands Town Board meeting is the third Thursday of the month, which would be on the 15th this month. The meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday, August 22. Why was the meeting changed? […]

Mayor on Duty

On Tuesday the quarterly joint meeting of Macon County, the Town of Franklin and the Town of Highlands was held in Franklin. These meetings provide elected officials an opportunity gather together and exchange information. The […]

Mayor on Duty

There is a recycling crisis in the country, especially plastic. The Highlands Plateau is not immune from this problem that is analogous to an addiction. American recycling has been a “smoke and mirrors” process. The […]