Conservation Advisory Board

Meetings

 (Open to the Public)

  • 7 pm
  • Last Tuesday of every month
  • Hamburg Town Hall
    6100 South Park Avenue
    Conference Room 1
    Hamburg, NY 14075

Members


  • Leona Rockwood, Chair
    Term expires: 2026

  • Gardy Low, Vice Chair
    Term expires: 2026

  • Kim Preshoff, Secretary
    Term expires: 2026

  • Amy Blundell
    Term expires: 2026

  • Garrett Grieser
    Term expires: 2026

  • Shannon Muldowney
    Term expires: 2026

  • Patti O'Shei
    Term expires: 2026

  • Elizabeth Farrell Lorentz, Town Board Liason

    Overview

The Conservation Advisory Board is a member of the New York State Association of Conservation Commissions and is charged with doing environmental assessments on all new projects in the Town of Hamburg. The assessments are done in accordance with NYS SEQRA law. The assessments are provided to the Planning Board and the Town Board to guide them in their decisions. 

Established over 30 years ago (under Article 12-F Section 239 of New York State's General Municipal Law), the Hamburg Conservation Advisory Board (CAB) has been composed of Hamburg town residents who have volunteered their time, passion for our town, and expertise to lend a scientific and environmentally conscious assessment of land use and preservation in an effort to inform town board decision-making.

To advise in the development, management, and protection of the town's natural resources

The CAB's role has been to review development proposals, walk proposed sites, research possible impacts of development, note potential non-compliance with comprehensive development plans, and advise the town and town boards of the results, suggesting alternatives to what was proposed.

Other functions of the CAB are:

  • The preservation of open space/green space – including acquisitions by the DEC and Town.
  • Evaluation of wetlands and other natural resources.
  • Assisting the DEC, the Army Corps of Engineers, and other agencies as necessary.
  • Advising the Town Board, Building Inspection, and Engineering departments on environmental issues.

An equally important role is that of being a source of timely, scientific information for the residents of Hamburg. Nothing is more valuable than knowing what is going on in your community.

Awareness… Involvement… Stewardship…