The preservation and protection of the wetlands and watercourses from random, unnecessary, undesirable and unregulated uses, disturbance or destruction, is in the public interest and is essential to the public health, welfare and safety. It is therefore, the purpose of these Regulations to protect the citizens of Preston by making provisions for the protection, preservation, maintenance and use of the inland wetlands and watercourses by minimizing their disturbance and pollution; maintaining and improving water quality in accordance with the highest standards set forth by Federal, State or Local authority; preventing damage from erosion, turbidity or siltation; preventing loss of fish and other beneficial aquatic organisms, wildlife and vegetation and the destruction of the natural habitats thereof; deterring and inhibiting the danger of flood and pollution; protecting the quality of wetlands and watercourses for their conservation, economic, aesthetic, recreational and other public and private uses and values; and protecting potable fresh water supplies from the dangers of drought, overdraft, pollution, misuse and mismanagement by providing an orderly process to balance the need for economic growth of the Town of Preston and the use of its land with the need to protect its environment and ecology in order to assure to the people of the Town of Preston, the safety of such natural enjoyment of generations yet unborn.
|John Moulson, Chairman (R)||01/01/2013 – 12/31/2018|
|Gerald W. Grabarek, Vice Chairman (D)||02/27/2014 – 12/31/2019|
|William Fatek (R)||12/18/2014 – 12/31/2020|
|Paul Andruskiewicz (R)||12/31/2015 – 12/31/2021|
|Scott Weston (R)||06/06/2013 - 12/31/2016|
|Susan Hotchkiss (D)||02/27/2014 - 12/31/2019|
|Len Johnson, Inland Wetland Agent|
The Inland Wetland and Watercourses Commission meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Preston Town Hall upstairs conference room.