Inland Wetlands & Watercourses Agency
- 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month (Except January - only the 3rd Tuesday)
Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Regulations and Bylaws
How to Join the IW Meeting - Next Regular Meeting is October 6, 2020
YouTube Link for 10/06/2020 Meeting:
Instructions Land Use Meetings
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are prepared prior to each meeting, minutes are available following approval.
Notice of Actions
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
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).
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).
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).
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.
The agency is comprised of 7 members and 3 alternate members.
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.
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.