Conservation & Agricultural Commission

Regular Meetings

  • 7:30 p.m.
  • 4th Monday of each month (3rd Monday in May)
  • Town Hall
    389 CT-2
    Preston, CT 06365

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Members

  • Gary Piszczek, Chairman (D)
    Term: December 31, 2017
  • Ted Zajac, Vice Chairman (U)
    Term: December 31, 2022
  • Lynwood Crary (D)
    Term: December 31, 2018
  • Margaret Gibson (D)
    Term: December 31, 2018
  • Susan Mattern, Secretary (R)
    Term: January 1, 2021
  • Matthew Snurkowski, Vice Chairman
    Term: December 31, 2019

Alternate Members

  • Roberta Charpentier (D)
    Term: January 1, 2020
  • Sandy Pimentel (U)
    Term: December 31, 2020

Overview

As defined in Section 7-131a of the Connecticut General Statutes, Conservation & Agricultural Commissions are advisory in nature. They are mandated to keep an index of open space and natural resources, conduct research into the possible utilization of land areas, approve grant applications for open space and preservation purposes, and keep records of meetings and activities. In addition, there are a dozen optional responsibilities available to Conservation & Agricultural Commissions.

In 2009 and 2010 the Preston Conservation and Agricultural Commission chose to focus on:

  • Management of conservation land/easements
  • Updating and expanding Preston’s resource inventory
  • Connecting with regional agencies
  • Finalizing conservation regulations
  • Preparing for the next Plan of Conservation and Development