Jerry A. Belair
2019 Meeting Dates
January 28, 2019
A. The Conservation Commission shall consist of seven (7) members appointed by the Town Council for three (3) year terms, staggered so that no more than three (3) terms expire in any one year. Vacancies shall be filled by the Town Council for the remainder of the unexpired term in accordance with this Charter. The Conservation Commission shall annually elect a Chairperson and such other officers as they deem appropriate.
B. The Conservation Commission shall report to the Town Council and act as an advisory body to all the Town of Warren agencies on conservation matters including: Fresh and salt water surface and groundwater protection, watershed protection, flood plain protection, compliance with Freshwater Wetlands Acts, storm water runoff and other non-point source pollution, compliance with soil erosion and sediment control regulations, underground storage tanks, compliance with RI individual sewage disposal system regulations, environmental impact of the Town landfill and solid waste management, compliance with regulations that protect coastal areas including salt marshes, bogs, ponds, beaches, shores, cliffs, banks, and wetlands, protection of environmentally sensitive or unique areas, protection of conservation, recreation, and open space areas, protection of rights-of-way, easements, and other public access areas, protection of shellfish and finfish resources, protection of agricultural and soil resources, protection of wildlife and its habitat, protection of air quality, protection of trees, roadsides and woodlands, protection of the rural integrity, scenic, cultural and historic character of the Town of Warren as well as any other powers and duties granted by law or by ordinance.
The Conservation Commission maintains its own website at www.warrenconservation.org. Please check this site for updated information.