Mary E. Mohnach


This Comment discusses the use of intermunicipal agreements in New York State. Until recently, Home Rule Authority governed most, if not all of the municipalities in New York. Intermunicipal agreements have suddenly become a useful instrument in the regulation of wetlands and other precious resources extending beyond municipality borders. This Comment examines a variety of different intermunicipal agreements that have been entered into by numerous communities in an effort to preserve or protect an area of their community that expands beyond the authority granted to them under Home Rule Authority. This Comment suggests the most effective and efficient mechanisms for regulation, preservation, and management within their own communities in conjunction with neighboring municipalities.