Conservation Commission

The Conservation Commission conducts research concerning the local area and seeks to coordinate the activities of other organizations working for similar purposes.  Authority for the Conservation Commission falls under NH RSA 36-A and City of Lebanon Code, Chapter 31, Article I.   (See Additional Duties and Responsibilities below.)

Membership:Seven regular members, one of which to be a Council representative) and four alternates appointed by the City Council for 3 year terms.

Meeting Time & Place:
Regular meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at City Hall, with a 7:00 p.m. starting time. 

Current Members:        
Don Lacey 1/14-1/17
Erling Heistad, Council Representative
Bill Finn, Alternate Council Rep 
Harrison Bourne, Chair 07/16-07/19
Ernst Oidtmann 3/14-3/17
Susan Almy 11/13-11/16
Clarke Dustin, Vice Chair 08/15-08/18
Albert Miltner, 2/15-2/18
Suellen Balestra, alternate  04/15-04/18
Vacant, alternate
Vacant, alternate
Additional Duties and Responsibilities:
The Commission may advertise, prepare, print, and distribute books, maps, charts, plans, and pamphlets. It keeps an index of all open areas within the City with the plan of obtaining information pertinent to proper utilization of such open areas. It maintains an index of all wetlands and may recommend to the City Council a program for the promotion and proper utilization of such areas. It makes recommendations to the City Council to purchase additional conservation lands as they become available according to its Master Plan. Seven regular members and four alternates appointed by the Mayor and City Council for 3 year terms.

This seven member Commission has been in existence since 1970 and was created by the City Council with the establishment of Ordinance #32 (See City of Lebanon Code, Chapter 31, Article I) in accordance with N.H. RSA Chapter 36-A. Alternates added- see minutes of 6/21/89- additional alternate added 5/19/93 [to make 5] and 9/7/94 - Chr. & V. Chr. elected by vote of the Commission in January of each year). See Lebanon Code: Chapter 31, Article I. Amended on 11/2/05 to have 5 citizen members, 1 Council representative and 1 Recreation Commission representative. Amended 2/1/06 to 7 regular members, one of which to be a Council representative and 4 alternate members, one of which to be a Recreation Commission representative.  Amended 9/18/08 to remove alternate Recreation Commission representative from membership.