At the January 5, 2011 meeting of the Steuben County Plan Commission, Ken Bisson was appointed to fill an open seat on the Steuben County Lakes Advisory Board. Bisson serves as the current Steuben County Chair, and sits on the board of the Advocates for Self Government.
The Lakes Advisory Board is a seven-member board, created to inform the Plan Commission of specific concerns or questions of affected property owners, to aid the Plan Commission in fact finding missions, to provide follow-up information to the Plan Commission concerning possible violations of the zoning ordinance or conditions of approvals, to study the subjects and problems upon request of the Plan Commission, and to report and participate in Plan Commission deliberations.
The LAB is concerned with properties located within 1,000 feet of the shore of any state-owned lake within Steuben County, properties zoned Lake Residential, and properties which drain into a creek or body of water that flows into a lake in Steuben County.
Members of the LAB are appointed by the Plan Commission for three-year terms, which would expire on Dec. 31, 2013.