Inland Wetlands & Watercourses Agency
- 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month (Except January - only the 3rd Tuesday)
YouTube videos of IWWA Meetings
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
Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Regulations
How to Join the IW Meeting - Next Meeting is September 1, 2020
Guidance on how to join the next Regular Meeting on 09/01/2020 will be provided closer to the meeting date.
Instructions Land Use Meetings
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are prepared prior to each meeting, minutes are available following approval.
Notice of Actions
New Applications - To be voted on at the 08/05/2020 Special Meeting
IW# 611 - 67 Middle Road - Application for IWWA permit for a proposed single family residence. Raffia Farms, Inc Owner; Andrew Urbanowicz, Applicant Representative; Map 65/Lot 62; BP and R-44 Zone.
IW# 612 - 19 Carmela Terrance - Application for IWWA permit for a proposed 14’ x 24’ shed. Joidy Foisy, Owner; Map 063 / Lot 0176; R-33 Zone.
IW# 614 – 228-230 N. Maple Street – Application for a permit to repair an agricultural road by cutting in wetland areas and restoration of the pond located on 228-230 N. Maple Street; Maplewood Associates Partners, LLC, Owner; James Stanton, Applicant; Map 081/Lot 0121, Account #001400020297; Zone R-44. (DoR 08/05/2020). - Agent Approved on 08/06/2020.
IW # 613 – 50 Hazard Avenue (AKA 10 Hazard Avenue) – Application for Agent Approval for a permit to construct a +/- 6,300 square foot renovation and expansion with associated improvements on the property known as 50 Hazard Avenue; Map 056/Lot 0022; BR Zone; Regency Centers c/o Michael Lai, Owner; Nate Krishner (Lagan), Applicant Representative. (DoR 07/21/2020). - Agent Approved on 07/22/2020.
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.