|Conservation Board Members
Paul J. Ponturo
Joy S. Squires, Chair
|Joy Squires, Chair
Kerrie Shannon, Secretary
Planning & Environment
Town Hall (Room 212)
100 Main Street
Huntington, NY 11743
Phone: (631) 351-3398
Fax: (631) 351-3257
The Conservation Board is constituted pursuant to New York State law* and its members are appointed by the Huntington Town Board to serve on a voluntary basis. Meetings are held the third Tuesday of the month in Town Hall at 7:30 pm.
The Conservation Board acts in an advisory capacity, reviewing and reporting to the Town’s decision making bodies (Town Board, Board of Trustees, Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals) on applications dealing with land-uses that have the potential to affect properties listed on the Town's Open Space Index. The Conservation Board also has a specific responsibility to review Marine Conservation Permit applications.**
In addition to its advisory review functions, the Conservation Board researches and examines information dealing with environmental key topic areas like land use, marine and freshwater resources, parks, solid waste as well as Federal and State legislation dealing with these topics and reports to the Town Board and department directors.
Park Stewardship Program is a task the Town Board has asked the Conservation Board to coordinate. Park Stewardship is a popular program, where designated residents help the Town in the monitoring and management of parkland.
Park Stewards are recommended to the Town Board for appointment by the Conservation Board and serve as volunteers who act as the “eyes” and “ears” of departments charged with Parks and Trails maintenance and repair responsibilities. Park Stewards report fallen trees and limbs, damaged equipment, litter and dumping and acts of vandalism to the Town appropriate authorities who deal with the reported problem.
Park Assessment Form
* See: NYS General Municipal Law, Article 12-F, Section 239-Y.
** See: Huntington Town Code, Chapter 137, Marine Conservation.