Conservation Commission Board Members
Dennis Fordham - Chairperson
Nina Petito - Secretary
Meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of each month at 8:00 PM at Monroe Town Hall. Any changes to the schedule will be noticed electronically on the Town of Monroe website, Town of Monroe Constant Contact, and posted at Town Hall.
**January 26, 2023
February 16, 2023
March 16, 2023
April 20, 2023
May 18, 2023
June 15, 2023
July 20, 2023
August 17, 2023
September 21, 2023
October 19, 2023
November 16, 2023
December 21, 2023
The Town of Monroe Conservation Commission was formed in November 1990 by direction of the Town Board. The Commission is empowered to advise the Town Board and Planning Board on matters affecting the preservation, development and use of the natural and man-made features and conditions within the Town of Monroe. The Town's legislative intent specifies that, “the Commission, works to preserve, protect and enhance the quality of the environment for the people of the Town of Monroe – now and for the future.”
The Conservation Commission conducts information programs and activities that are designed to increase public awareness and understanding of environmental issues and their relationship to the Town's present and future well-being. The Commission is also charged with conducting and maintaining an inventory of natural resources and open spaces within the municipality. Commission members also attend Town and Planning Board meetings to stay informed of new commercial and residential applications for development. Some examples of programs initiated through the Commission include introduction of Chinese carp into Walton Lake for aquatic weed control; select cleanup efforts of local lakes and watersheds; educational brochures and bookmarks explaining conservation best practices; and, promotion of conservation easements in large tract development applications.
The Commission is comprised of volunteer members that are each appointed to a two (2) year term by the Town Board.
2023 Meeting Schedule Notice
Minutes can be found on our Document Center page, within the Conservation Commission folder.
December 19, 2019 - Lands of Bradley
January 9, 2020 - Stop Work - 27 Clark Lane
July 2, 2020 - 81 Raywood Drive
November 4, 2020 - Bevacque Property
March 31, 2021 - J Square Harriman Heights Project
April 5, 2021 - 10 Twin Lakes Drive
August 4, 2021 - Meadow Hill Project
September 7, 2021 - 20 Allison Drive