Conservation Commission

Purpose / Charge


The Conservation Commission conducts research concerning the local area and seeks to coordinate the activities of other organizations working for similar purposes. Authority for the Conservation Commission falls under New Hampshire RSA 36-A and City of Lebanon Code, Chapter 31, Article I.

Additional Duties & Responsibilities


The Commission may advertise, prepare, print, and distribute books, maps, charts, plans, and pamphlets. It keeps an index of all open areas within the City with the plan of obtaining information pertinent to proper utilization of such open areas. It maintains an index of all wetlands and may recommend to the City Council a program for the promotion and proper utilization of such areas. It makes recommendations to the City Council to purchase additional conservation lands as they become available according to its Master Plan. Seven regular members and four alternates appointed by the Mayor and City Council for three year terms.

Meetings


  • 7 p.m.
  • Second Thursday of every month
  • City Hall, 51 N. Park St., Lebanon, NH 03766

History


This seven member Commission has been in existence since 1970 and was created by the City Council with the establishment of Ordinance Number 32 in accordance with New Hampshire RSA Chapter 36-A. Chair and Vice Chair elected by vote of the Commission in January of each year. Amended on November 2, 2005 to have five citizen members, one Council representative and one Recreation Commission representative. Amended February 1, 2006 to seven regular members, one of which to be a Council representative and four alternate members, one of which to be a Recreation Commission representative. Amended September 18, 2008 to remove alternate Recreation Commission representative from membership.

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Audio recordings of City meetings is posted within 48 hours following the meeting date. Minutes are available following approval.
View Agendas, Audio, and Minutes.

Members


  • Harrison Bourne, Chair
    Term Expires: July 2019
  • Clarke Dustin, Vice Chair
    Term Expires: August 2018
  • Susan Almy
     Term Expires: November 2016
  • Suellen Balestra
    Alternate, Term Expires: April 2018
  • Jim Winny
     Alternate Council Representative
  • Erling Heistad
    Council Representative
  • Don Lacey
    Term Expires: February 2020
  • Albert Miltner
    Term Expires: February 2018
  • Ernst Oidtmann
    Term Expires: April 2020
  • Vacant, Alternate
  • Vacant, Alternate