Mayor on Duty

The Town’s Planning & Development Director is implementing the provisions of the newly adopted Short-Term Rental Ordinance. The Town Board approved the ordinance on September 15, 2022. Since then, several questions have arisen about the […]

Mayor on Duty

After difficult events, it’s wise to review and reflect. Case in point, “the big freeze,” just before Christmas. Highlands hasn’t had extreme below-0 temperatures in over a decade. Visitors are now in Highlands year-round. The […]

Mayor on Duty

It’s a shame that Highlands… I’m ashamed that Highlands… I get emails with these kinds of salutations on a routine basis. Just this past week I received an email with the “shame” opening remark. Although I could […]

Mayor on Duty

I rediscovered the community core and future of Highlands this past Monday. I encountered it at the annual Halloween Main Street Celebration. This annual event had a tremendous turnout where folks were able to just have […]

Mayor on Duty

At the board meeting last week, I did a rather long mayor’s report concerning initiatives I want the board address in future meetings.  Let me briefly review several of these items. First, the master sidewalk […]

Mayor on Duty

I have complied with the Save Highlands attorney’s public document request. All my emails concerning STRs have been sent to Derek Allen. There may be a few I have overlooked or missed, but I have made […]

Mayor on Duty

My call for stakeholders to propose compromises concerning STRs underscores the community stalemate on this combative issue.  I asked stakeholders to publicly put forth any proposed compromise. I wanted the community to see if there […]