WCWRA AGENCY OVERVIEW
As part of a New York State Department of State Local Government Efficiency Grant, the Wyoming County Board of Supervisors created the Wyoming County Water Resource Agency (WCWRA) on January 2, 2013. The WCWRA reports to the Wyoming County Board of Supervisors Planning Committee but has its own independent Board of Directors. The current 2017 Board of Directors are:
Terry Murphy, Chairman James Brick
Daniel Leuer, V. Chairman Gilbert Stearns
Cheryl Ketchum, Secretary Larry Kilburn
WCWRA Administrator – Stephen Perkins
The objective of the WCWRA is to use smart growth policies allowing the communities in Wyoming County to take advantage of economies of scale by removing redundant tasks currently being completed by the individual communities. This will be accomplished by providing centralized support staff, better financing abilities and deliver other cost savings through shared service activities.
AGENCY POWERS & GOALS
- To assemble data relating to the water resources available to the county, both within and outside of its boundaries;
- To assist in the planning and design of coordinated water resource and transmission projects within the Count of Wyoming and make recommendations in connection with such projects;
- To recommend and assist in the development of inter-municipal agreements and grant applications for water supply and transmission pursuant to Article 5-G of the General Municipal Law;
- To make recommendations to the Wyoming County Board of Supervisors’ Planning Committee on contracts for engineering and related technical services within the annual budgetary appropriation provided to the Agency by the County and if requested, to provide services to municipalities within the County pursuant to contract with said municipalities;
- To make recommendation to the Wyoming County Board of Supervisors’ Planning Committee on contracts for other necessary services to carry out its functions within the annual budgetary appropriation provided to the Agency by the County subject to the provisions of Article 5-A of the General Municipal Law and the audit requirements of the County Board of Supervisors;
- To serve as the administrative head or body of any county water district that may be created;
- To coordinate the implementation of any county water resource or transmission project or district with comprehensive planning and land use regulation and consistent with any inter-municipal agreements entered into by other municipalities in Wyoming County pursuant to Article 5-J of the General Municipal Law;
- To have such other powers and duties as may from time to time be conferred upon the Agency by the County Board of Supervisors.