The Governor in Executive Order No. 202.1 has relaxed the Open Meetings Law to allow meetings of public bodies to be held remotely by conference call or similar services. 

Suspension of law allowing the attendance of meetings telephonically or other similar service:
Article 7 of the Public Officers Law, to the extent necessary to permit any public body to meet and take such actions authorized by the law without permitting in public in-person access to meetings and authorizing such meetings to be held remotely by conference call or similar service, provided that the public has the ability to view or listen to such proceeding and that such meetings are recorded and later transcribed;”

Easement Committee

the Watershed Agricultural Council Easement Committee Meeting scheduled for June 3rd, 2020 at 10:00 AM will be held electronically via conference call instead of a public meeting open for the public to attend in person. Members of the public may listen to the Easement Committee meeting by contacting Program Director, at [email protected] or call 607-435-3344, prior to the meeting for conference call information. Minutes of the Easement Committee will be transcribed and posted on the agency’s website.

Read the Public Agenda here.

Executive Committee

As a result of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Emergency and State and Federal bans on large meetings or gatherings and pursuant to Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order 220.1 issued on March 12, 2020 suspending the Open Meetings Law, the Watershed Agricultural Council Executive Committee Meeting scheduled for May 19th, 2020 at 10:00 AM will be held electronically via conference call instead of a public meeting open for the public to attend in person. Members of the public that are interested in listening to the meeting can contact Amy Faulkner, Administrative Services Director at [email protected] or 607-738-7527, prior to the meeting for conference call information. Minutes of the meeting will be transcribed and posted on this website.

Read the Public Agenda here.

Council Meeting

The Watershed Agricultural Council Meeting scheduled for May 26th, 2020 at 1:00 PM will be held electronically via conference call instead of a public meeting open for the public to attend in person. Members of the public that are interested in listening to the meeting can contact Amy Faulkner, Administrative Services Director at [email protected], prior to the meeting for conference call information. Minutes of the meeting will be transcribed and posted on this website.

Read the Public Agenda here.