Inland Wetlands & Watercourses Agency

Enfield 2031 - Planning our Community Together

The POCD Steering Committee will be hosting a virtual public forum, Wed. April 28, 2021 at 6:30 PM. This will be an interactive forum facilitated by the Town’s planning consultant who will engage participants in a series of virtual activities designed to inform the planning process. Activities will include, SWOT analysis, ‘Gives’ and ‘Gets’, Continuums of Change, and a Vision for Enfield. 

Please visit https://www.enfield-ct.gov/707/Planning-Zoning-Commission for the meeting link or call 

860-253-6356 for more information


Meetings

  • 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month 

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                   Welcome to the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Page!

 Regulations and Bylaws 

Wetlands Regulations - Adopted April 21, 2020                     Wetlands Bylaws - Adopted May 5, 2020


Questions, concerns, or complaints about Wetland Areas? Scroll to bottom of page for agent contact information.

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Next Regular Meeting July 20th in the Enfield Council Chambers at 7PM


Click the link below for Public Instructions for Land Use Meetings

Public Instructions for Landuse Meetings


Agendas & Minutes

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

Next Regular Meeting Agenda (PDF)| All Agendas | Draft Minutes for Regular Meeting 5/4/2021


Latest Legal Ad

The Legal Ad will be uploaded as we near closer to the meeting date.

Latest Master Packets

Master Packet for the 7/20/2021 Regular Meeting

Latest Notice of Actions 

Notice of Actions for the 5/4/2021 Regular Meeting


Please scroll down to see previous recordings, legal ads and legal action ads, master packets, and notice of actions.

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Application Information for the next Regular Meeting: July 20th

IW#628: 47 N. River Street-Demolition of a residential dwelling and outbuildings located within the 200' review area of the CT River and partially within the 100-year flood zone; Kaitlyn Weider, Representative; Yankee Gas Services, Applicant; Map 0007/Lot0009; R33 Zone.

Agent Approval Application Information for the next Regular Meeting: N/A

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Previous Meeting Documentation (scroll down for: Meeting Recordings, Master Packets, Legal Ads, and Notice of Actions)


                                                                  YouTube Videos of IWWA Meetings

                                                                                                                             July 20th 2021-https://youtu.be/JnzvYL2nI00

July 6, 2021 - Click Here to View Meeting                                                           June 15th, 2021- CANCELLED.

June 1, 2021- CANCELLED.                                                                               May 18, 2021- CANCELLED.

May 4, 2021 - Click Here to View the Meeting                                                     April 20, 2021 - Click Here to View the Meeting

April 6, 202  - Click Here to View the Meeting                                                      March 16, 2021 - Click Here to View the Meeting

March 2, 2021 - CANCELLED.                                                                             Feb. 16, 2021 - CANCELLED.

Feb. 2, 2021 - Click Here to View the Meeting                                                     Jan. 19, 2021 - Click Here to View the Meeting

Jan. 5, 2021 - Click Here to View the Meeting                                                      Dec. 15, 2020 - Click Here to View the Meeting

Dec. 1, 2020 - CANCELLED.                                                                                Nov. 17, 2020 - CANCELLED. 

November 4, 2020 - Click Here to View the Meeting                                            Oct. 21, 2020 - Click Here to View the Meeting

Oct. 6, 2020 - Click Here to View the Meeting                                                      Sept. 16, 2020 - Click Here to View the Meeting

Sept. 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

                                                                                                                             July 20th 2021- Regular Meeting Master Packet

July 6, 2021- No Master Packet                                                                           June 15th 2021-CANCELLED.

June 1, 2021- CANCELLED.                                                                                May 18th 2021- CANCELLED.

May 4th 2021- Regular Meeting Master Packet                                                   April 20th 2021-Regular Meeting Master Packet

April 6th 2021-Regular Meeting Master Packet                                                    March 16th 2021-Regular Meeting Master Packet

March 2, 2021 - CANCELLED.                                                                             Feb. 16, 2021 - CANCELLED.

Feb. 2 2021-Regular Meeting Master Packet                                                       Jan. 19th 2021-Regular Meeting Master Packet

Jan. 5th 2021-Regular Meeting Master Packet                                                     Dec. 15th 2020-Regular Meeting Master Packet

Dec. 1, 2020 - CANCELLED.                                                                                Nov. 17, 2020 - CANCELLED. 

Nov. 4, 2020-Special Meeting Master Packet                                                       Oct. 21, 2020-Special Meeting Master Packet

Oct. 6th 2020- Regular Meeting Master Packet                                                    Sept. 16th 2020-Special Meeting Master Packet

Sept. 1, 2020-Regular Meeting Master Packet                                                     August 5, 2020-Special Meeting Master Packet

July 21, 2020-Regular Meeting Master Packet                                                    July 7th, 2021-Regular Meeting Master Packet


                                                                 Legal Ads and Legal Actions Ads

                                                                                                                            July 20th - No Legal Ad

June 15th 2021-CANCELLED.                                                                           June 1, 2021- CANCELLED.

May 18, 2021- CANCELLED.                                                                             May 4, 2021-Legal Action Ad Regular Meeting

May 4, 2021 - No Legal Ad                                                                                 April 20, 2021-Legal Action Ad Regular Meeting

April 20, 2021- No Legal Ad                                                                                April 6, 2021-Legal Action Ad Regular Meeting

April 6, 2021 - No Legal Ad                                                                                 March 16, 2021-Legal Action Ad Regular Meeting

March 16, 2021 - No Legal Ad                                                                            March 2, 2021 - CANCELLED.

Feb. 16, 2021 - CANCELLED.                                                                            Feb. 2, 2021-Legal Ad Regular Meeting  

Feb. 2, 2021-Legal Action Ad Regular Meeting                                                  Jan. 19th, 2021- Legal Action Ad Regular Meeting

Jan. 19, 2021-Legal Ad Regular Meeting                                                           Jan. 5, 2021-Legal Action Ad Regular Meeting

Dec. 15, 2020-Legal Ad Regular Meeting                                                          Dec. 15, 2020-Legal Action Ad Regular Meeting   

December 1, 2020 -  CANCELLED.                                                                    Nov. 17, 2020 - CANCELLED.  

Nov. 4th, 2020-Legal Action Ad Special Meeting                                                Nov. 4th 2020-Legal Ad Special Meeting

Oct. 21, 2020-Legal Ad Special Meeting                                                            Oct. 6, 2020-Legal Action Ad for Agent Approvals

Oct. 6th, 2020-Legal Ad Regular Meeting                                                          Sept. 16, 2020  Legal Action Ad Special Meeting

Legal Action Ad for Agent Approved Application XIW# 20-08                             Sept. 1, 2020-Legal Action Ad Regular Meeting 

Legal Action Ad for Agent Approved Application IW# 614                                   Aug. 5, 2020-Legal Action Ad Special Meeting     

     

                                                                                  Notice of Actions

July 20, 2021 - Notice of Action Regular Meeting

July 6, 2021-No Notice of Action.                                                                       June 18th 2021-CANCELLED.

June 1, 2021-CANCELLED.                                                                               May 18th 2021-CANCELLED.

May 4, 2021-Notice of Actions Regular Meeting                                                 April 20th 2021-Notice of Action Regular Meeting

April 6th 2021-Notice of Action Regular Meeting                                                March 16th 2021-Notice of Action Regular Meeting

March 2, 2021 - CANCELLED.                                                                           February 16, 2021 - CANCELLED. 

Feb. 2, 2021-Notice of Action Regular Meeting                                                  Jan. 19, 2021-Notice of Action Regular Meeting

Jan. 5, 2021-Notice of Action Regular Meeting                                                   Dec. 15th 2020-Notice of Action Regular Meeting

December 1, 2020 - CANCELLED.                                                                     Nov. 17, 2020 - CANCELLED. 

Nov. 4, 2020-Notice of Action Special Meeting                                                   Oct. 21, 2020Notice of Action Special Meeting

Oct. 6, 2020-Notice of Action Regular Meeting                                                  Sept. 16, 2020-Notice of Action Special Meeting

Sept. 1, 2020-Notice of Action Regular Meeting                                                 Aug. 5, 2020-Notice of Action Special Meeting

July 21, 2020-Notice of Action Regular Meeting                                                 July 7, 2020-Notice of Action Regular Meeting

June 16, 2020-Notice of Action Regular Meeting

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Members

The agency is comprised of 5 members and 1 alternate member for a total of 6 Commissioners.

Staff Liason and Wetlands Agent: Georgienna Driver; (860) 253-6356 or Email questions/concerns to gdriver@enfield.org

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.