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Conservation Commission

Agendas and Minutes:

Listing files in 'Conservation Commission'

Meeting Schedule: 

2017 Meeting Dates

Contact: 
Huntley.conservation@townofdurhamct.org
Regulations: Open Space Regulations     
Durham Open Space Map Compilation
Hunting Lottery: 2017 Hunting Lottery Picks
Maps:   

Listing files in 'Conservation Maps'

Open Space Areas: Curtis Woodlands 
Trail Information: MyTownTrails.com (This application is still in development)
Important Links:

Aquarian Environmental Champion Awards
State Parks and Forests 

Authority:               At a Special Town Meeting held on December 16, 1963, electors of the Town of Durham adopted a resolution that created the Conservation Commission.  The Board's authority is also derived from the Town Charter, Section 6 – 12 and Section 7 – 131a of the General Statutes of the State of Connecticut.
Powers and Duties:

The commission is authorized and empowered to negotiate any and all leases for the rental of such open space land, to develop and execute plans and programs for the conservation and use of such open space land, and to delegate responsibility for the intensive management of any part of these lands to other public and private organizations for the benefit of the public. Additional powers and duties are provided in Section 7 – 131a of the General Statutes of the State of Connecticut. 

 

Printed Regulations:
            
Town Charter Section 6 –12, Section 7 –131A, B, C, and E of the General Statutes of the State of Connecticut, and the Town Proceedings Book 1957-1964, Special Town Meeting December 16, 1963.
Appointing Authority:    Members are appointed by the Board of Selectmen.
Term of Office:    Three years, with three members being appointed each year. Originally five members were to be appointed by the Board of Selectmen of the town. 
Constitution of Board/Quorum:        

The 1972 Durham Charter revision increased the number of members of the Conservation Commission from 5 to 9. 

History:  

At a special  town meeting held on December 16, 1963, electors of the Town of Durham adopted a resolution that created and established a Conservation Commission with the powers and duties provided in Section 7 – 131a of the General Statutes of the State of Connecticut.

Current Board Members:

Robert Melvin, U, 2019
William LaFlamme, Secretary, R, 2019
Carl Dahlman, R, 2019
Bob Thody, Co-Chairman, R, 2019
Frederick Huntley, Co-Chairman, D, 2018
Jonathan Herzig, U, 2018
Lucy Meigs, D, 2017
William Ward, U, 2017
Josh Miller, R, 2017