Dr. Sarah Palin in Clinton Township

Clinton Township Council voted last night 4-1 to submit a petition of intent to opt into the Highlands Regional Master Plan, which does not constitute a commitment at this point, but which does preserve the Township’s right to cut its COAH obligation in half.

The Highlands Act and the Highlands Regional Master Plan were implemented by the N.J. legislature to protect water quality in the Highlands region of N.J.

Spencer Peck was the lone NO vote. Among his reasons for voting no: “What if this land contained oil?”

That came after he cited the Magna Carta.

Dr. Sarah Palin gave his speech, voted no, then was informed he had to wait until the matter came up for a vote. (Peck claims a doctorate.)

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