Conservation Commission

Regular Meetings


  • 6 p.m.
  • Last Tuesday of every month
  • NEW CONSERVATION COMMISSION MEETING LOCATION:

FITCHBURG STATE UNIVERSITY
160 PEARL STREET
FITCHBURG, MA  01420
HAMMOND HALL, ELLIS WHITE LECTURE HALL
Map of Campus     FSU directions

View the 2016 meeting schedule (PDF). Meeting dates are occasionally subject to change, and meeting agendas are sometimes full. Applicants are advised to contact Mike O'Hara in the Community Development Office, Planning Division at: 978-829-1891 to confirm meeting dates.

Agendas & Minutes


View most recent agendas and minutes.
View agendas and minutes from 2011 and older.

Current Commissioners

  • John Koutonen, Chair
  • Dennis DeGara
  • Michael Donnelly
  • Haris Karis
  • Tracey Sarefield
  • Thomas P. Starr
  • David Streb
  • John M. Cordio, Associate Member
  • Tim Smith, Consultant

Purpose & Responsibilities


The mission of the Conservation Commission is to administer the Wetland Protection Act, General Laws Chapter 131 section 40, the Erosion and Sedimentation Control ordinance and the local conservation ordinance in such a way as to protect the natural resources of the City of Fitchburg.


Organization


The Commission is comprised of 7 volunteer residents. Each volunteer is appointed by the Mayor, subject to City Council approval, and serves a three year term.