Inland Wetlands & Watercourses Agency

Meetings

  • 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month (Except January - only the 3rd Tuesday)

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Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Regulations and Bylaws 

Wetlands Regulations - Adopted April 21, 2020

Wetlands Bylaws - Adopted March 11, 2020

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How to Join the IWWA Meeting - Next Regular Meeting is December 15, 2020. 

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

YouTube Link for 12/15/2020 Meeting:

Click here to view the YouTube video.

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 11/04/2020 Special Meeting

Legal Ad

Master Packets

The master packet will be updated as we near closer to the meeting date. 

Notice of Actions


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 12/15/2020 Regular Meeting




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Previous Meeting Documentation

YouTube Videos of IWWA Meetings

December 1, 2020 - CANCELLED. 

November 17, 2020 - CANCELLED. 

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

December 1, 2020 - CANCELLED. 

November 17, 2020 - CANCELLED. 

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

December 1, 2020 -  CANCELLED. 

November 17, 2020 - CANCELLED. 

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 

December 1, 2020 - CANCELLED. 

November 17, 2020 - CANCELLED. 

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.