Conservation Commission

Meetings

Meetings regularly take place every second and fourth Tuesday of the month. The Leominster Conservation Commission is comprised of 7 total seats. A quorum, or majority, of seated commissioners must be present for a meeting to take place.

View Conservation Commission Meeting Dates 2022-2023 (PDF)

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available for viewing at City Hall and online by the Friday before the next meeting. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Members

There are 7 seats on the conservation commission. Currently, there are 2 open seats available to be filled. If you are a resident of Leominster and would like to serve on the conservation commission. please email your name and contact information to the conservation agent at nkremp@leominster-ma.gov

  • Chuck Raymond - Chair
  • Richard Gullick - Vice-chair
  • Mike Cichy
  • Ken Ridlon
  • Stephanie Quinlan
  • (Open seat)
  • (Open seat)

Conservation Staff

Nicholas Kremp - Conservation Agent:

Overview

The Leominster Conservation Commission is an appointed body dedicated to the protection of the City of Leominster's natural resources. In 1972 Conservation Commissions were given responsibility for administering the Wetlands Protection Act. The Original authority came from the Conservation Commission Act (1957) in Article 97 of the State Constitution. 

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Conservation Commission is to implement the mandates of the Wetland Protection Act (MGL CH 131 s 40) and the Rivers Protection Act (MGL CH 131 s 44B) in such a way as to protect the natural resources of the City of Leominster and guide residents through the process of compliance in a simple and constructive way. Some of the key activities of the Conservation Commission are:

  • Inspections
  • Permitting
  • Enforcement
  • Stormwater Management
  • Continuing Education
  • Natural Resource Protection
  • Open Space

Other Information

What Is the Wetland Protection Act?

The Massachusetts Wetland Protection Act is Massachusetts General Law Chapter 131 Section 40. This law requires that anyone within 100 feet of a wetland resource area/intermittent stream or within 200 feet of a perennial stream MUST come forward to the local Conservation Commission for a public hearing or meeting to condition work within those areas. Local building permits or special permits from other boards DO NOT allow you to work within these areas. Only the Conservation Commission or DEP can allow work within these areas.