Near Shore Water Regulation Committee


The Near Shore Water Regulation Citizens' Advisory Committee was established by Resolution 01-02-04 and adopted by the Village Council on February 8, 2001. The creation of the committee was prompted when the Florida Legislature passed House Bill 1007. The passage of HB 1007 provided the Village with authorization to exercise its police powers and jurisdiction 1,200 feet into the tidal waters adjacent to its established corporate limits; extending to the abatement of nuisances, the enforcement of sanitary laws and regulations, the regulation of zoning and the suppression of crime. The Committee provides valuable citizen input to staff and Council regarding suggestions for nearshore water improvements in safety, quality of life, and environmental protection as well as methods to accomplish the suggested recommendations.

The Committee consists of ten (10) members who are appointed by the Village Council and one staff liaison. Committee members meet quarterly at 5:15 pm and may meet more frequently if needed. The current committee is comprised of the following members: 

Staff Liaison: Peter Frezza 

  • Dianne Harbaugh (Chair)
  • Emma Haydocy (Vice Chair)
  • Matt Bellinger
  • Larry Wren
  • Brian Lesko
  • Steve Leopold
  • Ted Wilson

    If you would like information regarding the Near Shore Water Regulation Citizens' Advisory Committee, please contact staff liaison Peter Frezza (Environmental Resources Manager ) Email Peter Frezza or 305-664-6427. If you are a resident of Islamorada and would like to apply for appointment to this, or any other committee, you may do so by contacting the Village Clerk.