Inland Wetlands & Watercourses Agency

LAST CHANCE TO TAKE OUR SURVEY FOR ENFIELD’S FUTURE - DEADLINE FEBRUARY 28, 2021

HELP US PLAN ENFIELD’S FUTURE

The Town of Enfield and the Planning and Zoning Commission have started the comprehensive planning process to update the Town’s Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD). The POCD is a strategic plan that will guide land use, development, and decision making for the next 10 years. As part of the planning process, we are seeking input from the community to inform our effort and the Plan. This Community Survey offers you an opportunity to provide your thoughts and perspectives on Enfield today and the Enfield you want to be part of in the future. 

The survey only takes 10 to 15 minutes to complete—time well spent to participate in the planning of Enfield’s future. We thank you for your interest in our community and taking the time to assist with the Town’s planning process. 

Enfield CT - Community Survey

Meetings

  • 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month 

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Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Regulations and Bylaws 

Wetlands Regulations - Adopted April 21, 2020

Wetlands Bylaws - Adopted May 5, 2020

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How to Join the IWWA Meeting - Next Regular Meeting is March 16, 2021 

Information on how to join the next Regular Meeting will be updated as we near closer to the meeting date. 

Instructions Land Use Meetings

Public Instructions for Landuse Meetings

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are prepared prior to each meeting, minutes are available following approval.

Most Recent Agenda (PDF) | All Agendas | Draft Meeting Minutes for the 2/2/2021 Regular Meeting

Legal Ad

Legal Action Ad for the 2/2/2021 Regular Meeting

Legal Ad for the 2/2/2021 Regular Meeting

Master Packets

Master Packet for the 2/2/2021 Regular Meeting

Notice of Actions 

Notice of Action for the 2/2/2021 Regular Meeting

Please scroll to the bottom of this page to see previous legal ads, master packets, and notice of actions. 

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Applications for the 3/16/2021 Regular Meeting: 

DPN# 2021-02-25 – 128 Moody Rd – Determination of Permit Need application for the construction of a 76 x 240 barn which includes minor regrading in the upland review area.  Applicant/Owner; Owen Jarmoc; Map 093 / Lot 0005; I-1 Zone.

DPN# 2021-02-25 - Application

DPN# 2021-02-25 - Checklist

DPN# 2021-02-25 - Deed

DPN# 2021-02-25 - Property Description

DPN# 2021-02-25 - Site Plan

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Previous Meeting Documentation

YouTube Videos of IWWA Meetings

March 2, 2021 - CANCELED.

February 16, 2021 - CANCELED.

February 2, 2021 - Click Here to View the Meeting

January 19, 2021 - Click Here to View the Meeting

January 5, 2021 - Click Here to View the Meeting

December 15, 2020 - Click Here to View the Meeting

December 1, 2020 - CANCELED. 

November 17, 2020 - CANCELED. 

November 4, 2020 - Click Here to View the Meeting 

October 21, 2020 - Click Here to View the Meeting 

October 6, 2020 - Click Here to View the Meeting 

September 16, 2020 - Click Here to View the Meeting 

September 1, 2020 - Click Here to View the Meeting

August 5, 2020 - Click Here to View the Meeting 

July 21, 2020 - Click Here to View the Meeting

July 7, 2020 - Click Here to View the Meeting

Master Packets

March 2, 2021 - CANCELED.

February 16, 2021 - CANCELED.

Regular Meeting Master Packet 2/2/2021

Regular Meeting Master Packet 1/19/2021

Regular Meeting Master Packet 1/5/2021

Regular Meeting Master Packet 12/15/2020

December 1, 2020 - CANCELED. 

November 17, 2020 - CANCELED. 

Special Meeting Master Packet 11/04/2020 

Special Meeting Master Packet 10/21/2020

Regular Meeting Master Packet 10/06/2020

Special Meeting Master Packet 09/16/2020

Regular Meeting Master Packet 09/01/2020

Special Meeting Master Packet 08/05/2020

Regular Meeting Master Packet 07/21/2020

Regular Meeting Master Packet 07/07/2020

Regular Meeting Master Packet 06/16/2020

Legal Ads

March 2, 2021 - CANCELED.

February 16, 2021 - CANCELED. 

Legal Action Ad for the 2/2/2021 Regular Meeting

Legal Ad for the 2/2/2021 Regular Meeting

Legal Action Ad for the 1/19/2021 Regular Meeting

Legal Ad for the 1/19/2021 Regular Meeting

Legal Action Ad for the 1/5/2021 Regular Meeting

Legal Ad for the 1/5/2021 Regular Meeting

Legal Action Ad for the 12/15/2020 Regular Meeting

Legal Ad for the 12/15/2020 Regular Meeting 

December 1, 2020 -  CANCELED. 

November 17, 2020 - CANCELED. 

Legal Action Ad for the 11/04/2020 Special Meeting

Legal Ad for the 11/04/2020 Special Meeting 

Legal Action Ad for the 10/21/2020 Special Meeting 

Legal Ad for 10/21/2020 Special Meeting

Legal Action Ad for Agent Approved Applications IW# 613 and AAA# 125 

Legal Ad for 10/06/2020 Regular Meeting

Legal Action Ad for 09/16/2020 Special Meeting

Legal Ad for 09/16/2020 Special Meeting 

Legal Action Ad for Agent Approved Application XIW# 20-08

Legal Action Ad for 09/01/2020 Regular Meeting

Legal Ad for 09/01/2020 Regular Meeting

Legal Action Ad for Agent Approved Application IW# 614

Legal Action Ad for 08/05/2020 Special Meeting

Notice of Actions

March 2, 2021 - CANCELED.

February 16, 2021 - CANCELED. 

Notice of Action for the 2/2/2021 Regular Meeting

Notice of Action for the 1/19/2021 Regular Meeting

Notice of Action for the 1/5/2021 Regular Meeting

Notice of Action for the 12/15/2020 Regular Meeting

December 1, 2020 - CANCELED. 

November 17, 2020 - CANCELED. 

Notice of Action for the 11/04/2020 Special Meeting

Notice of Action for the 10/21/2020 Special Meeting

Notice of Action for the 10/06/2020 Regular Meeting 

Notice of Action for the 09/16/2020 Special Meeting

Notice of Action for the 09/01/2020 Regular Meeting

Notice of Action for the 08/05/2020 Special Meeting

Notice of Action for the 07/21/2020 Regular Meeting

Notice of Action for the 07/07/2020 Regular Meeting

Notice of Action for the 06/16/2020 Regular Meeting

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Members

The agency is comprised of 7 members and 3 alternate members.

Duties

Recognizing the importance of inland wetlands and watercourses to the health of the environment and quality of life in Enfield, the Town Council established, by ordinance, the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Agency. The authority for creating this local regulatory agency comes from CT General Statutes, Sections 22a-36 to 22a-45 inclusive.

The duties of this agency involve carrying out and effectuating the purpose and policies of "The Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Act" of the state, which also recognizes the importance of protecting and preserving these features in the public interest, for the health, welfare, and safety of the citizens of the state.

The agency is responsible for regulating and permitting any proposed clearing, filling, excavation, paving, grading and discharge of storm water in and within 100 feet of any wetlands and/or watercourses. This 100 foot "regulated upland review area" extends to 200’ for proposed activities along the Connecticut and Scantic Rivers, Beamans Brook and Freshwater Brook, upstream of Elm Street crossing (excluding tributaries). Activities occurring outside of these upland review areas that still have potential to negatively impact wetlands and/or watercourses may also be regulated by this agency.

Agency Powers

The agency enforces all provisions of the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Act and shall issue, with or without modifications, or deny permits for all regulated activities involving inland wetlands, watercourses and upland review areas in the Town of Enfield. The agency also provides, through regulation, the manner in which the boundaries of inland wetland and watercourse areas in the town shall be established, amended or changed.

Additional Information

Vernal Pool presentation sponsored by the Conservation Commission: YouTube Link  and PowerPoint Presentation.