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 IW Meeting - Next Regular Meeting is October 6, 2020

How to Join IWWA 10/06/2020 Regular Meeting

YouTube Link for 10/06/2020 Meeting:

Click Here to Watch the IWWA 10/06/2020 Regular Meeting via YouTube.

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 September 16, 2020

Legal Ads

Legal Action Ad for 09/16/2020 Special Meeting

Legal Ad for 09/16/2020 Special Meeting and Amended Version

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

Master Packets 

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

Notice of Actions 

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

YouTube Videos of IWWA Meetings

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

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New Applications for 10/06/2020 Regular Meeting

IW# 617 – 25 Hazard Avenue – Application for a permit to construct a new 10,197 square foot AAA building with associated site improvements on the property known as 25 Hazard Avenue as referenced on the site plans dated July 6, 2020 and revised through August 28, 2020. Paramount Commons at Enfield, LLC; Owner; AAA Club Alliance, INC. Applicant; Ken Chapman, Applicant Representative; Map 045 / Lot 0008; BR Zone. (DoR: 10/06/2020).

IW# 617  - Staff Report and Draft Resolution

IW# 617  - Application

IW# 617  - Site Plan

IW# 617  - Engineering, Drainage, and Flood Hazard Report

IW# 617  - FEMA Map

IW# 617 - Deed

IW# 617 - Assessors Card


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Agent Approvals 

AAA# 125 – 10 Duff Drive - Application for a permit to construct a 12’ x 22’ single story single bay addition as referenced on the plot plan provided by the applicant dated September 4, 2020; Brian Embacher, Owner; Map 068/Lot 0009; R-33 Zone. (DoR: 10/06/2020). 

AAA# 125 - Staff Report and Draft Resolution

AAA# 125 - Application

AAA# 125 - Site Plan

AAA# 125 - Location with Wetlands

AAA# 125 - CRCOG Soils Map

AAA# 125 - USDA Soil Survey

AAA# 125 - DEEP Activity Reporting Form

AAA# 125  - Deed

IW# 613- 50 Hazard Avenue aka 10 Hazard Avenue - Modification of IW# 613 for the construction of a single story +/-6,725 square-foot building expansion with associated improvements located on the property known as 50 Hazard Avenue aka 10 Hazard Avenue; Equity One (Northeast Portfolio) LLC c/o Michael Lai, Owner, Applicant; David Gagnon, Applicant Representative; Map 56 / Lot 0022; BR Zone. (DoR: 10/06/2020). 

IW# 613 - Staff Report and Draft Resolution

IW# 613 - Application

IW# 613 - Site Plan

IW# 613 - Narrative

IW# 613 - Stormwater Memo

IW# 613 - DEEP Activity Reporting Form

IW# 613 - Deed

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DEEP Notification(s)

No. WQC-202001941 - Notice of Tentative Determination to Approve an Application for 401 Water Quality Certification - Proposed commercial development at King Street and Corporate Road in Enfield. (DoR: 08/31/2020).

  • The Notice of Tentative Determination to Approve an Application for 401 Water Quality Certification will include the construction of 3 wetlands crossings for a proposed commercial development. It will affect 23,333 square feet of wetlands permanently and 7,385 square feet of wetlands temporarily. The Commissioner of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection shall consider written comments on the application from interested persons no later than 30 days from the publication of this notice. The comment period ends on 09/30/2020. 

No. WQC-202001941 - Notice of Tentative Determination to Approve an Application for 401 Water Quality Certification

No. WQC-202001941 - Site Plan 

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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.