In 2018, Chautauqua County’s Legislature appointed a group of local elected officials to explore forming a Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District. The Chautauqua Lake Protection and Rehabilitation Agency was tasked with evaluating needs and making recommendations to the County Legislature regarding the potential creation of a Chautauqua Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District. If formed, the District would provide a consistent revenue source and specific management objectives for lake maintenance.
The Agency has met regularly since early 2019 to research and discuss the details of a potential Lake District. In 2020, the Agency has been seeking input from the community on some of its initial recommendations. Once the public engagement process is complete, the Agency will work to draft a District Plan for submittal to the County Legislature for its consideration.
The Chautauqua County Department of Planning & Development provides staff support to this Lake Agency by conducting research, organizing meetings, and facilitating the public engagement process.