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DEC Chautauqua Lake Wetland Proposed Designation Change


We all have been hearing about and reading of the NYS DEC's proposed changes in the wetland designation for Chatauqua Lake and many have had questions regarding how those proposed changes will affect us. Please go to and view the video of the conference call local leaders had with DEC officials on March 11th. This is the latest information we have from them, explaining the proposed changes.



NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Burn Ban 2024
Open burning is prohibited in NYS from March 16th-May 14th, with these exceptions:

Camp fires or any other outdoor fires less than 3 feet in height and 4 feet in length, width or diameter are allowed.
Small cooking fires are allowed.
Ceremonial or celebratory bonfires are allowed. Disposal of flags or religious items in a small-sized fire is allowed,
if it is not otherwise prohibited by law or regulation.
Only charcoal or dry, clean, untreated or unpainted wood can be burned.
Fires cannot be left unattended and must be fully extinguished.

Burning of tree limbs with attached leaves (designated as brush by the DEC) is prohibited
Additional Year-Round Prohibitions Within the Village of Bemus Point:
The burning of trash, including the use of burning barrels.
The burning of loose leaves or leaf piles.

Board of Trustees Monthly Meetings


The Board of Trustees meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month. 7pm at the Village Hall, 13 Alburtus Ave. Bemus Point NY 14712

Can I Operate My Golf Cart On The Road


NYS DMV - Golf Cart

Herbicide Map 2023


Solitude Lake Management will begin applying the herbicide Aquathol k to control curlyleaf pondweed on Thursday, May 25th, starting first thing in the morning. Depending on wind conditions, the application may extend into Friday, May 26th.

Yard Vegetation Debris/Fall Leak Pickup Policy


Leaf Collection

Approved 2023-2024 Budget



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2023-2024 BUDGET.pdf