Wetlands Control Commission
Chairman: Andrew Messinger
Secretary: Anne Paglia
Phone: (914) 666-5140
This is a five-member board. Each member is appointed to a 3 year term.
See Calendar of Events for meeting times and locations .
The Wetlands Control Commission is responsible for the implementation of the Freshwater Wetlands Protection Law, adopted by the Town of Bedford in 1973, to preserve and protect the wetlands of the Town so they continue in their natural function as water supply areas, irreplaceable repositories of natural life and to protect property from damage caused by flooding.
A permit must be secured from the Commission whenever construction is proposed within 100 feet of a wetland. A determination as to the boundaries of Town wetlands is made on a case-by-case basis using the Town Wetlands Map as a guide. Soils data, vegetative species and other information is used to make this determination.
Residents should be aware that "construction" includes dredging, draining or altering the flow of a brook, marsh or swamp; the installation of a septic field, the building of residence, tennis court, pool or driveway.
Andrew Messinger, Chairman
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