Inland Wetlands Commission

MinutesMinutesMembers:

Al Bisacky, Chairman
Kim Senay
Sally Sanders
Kris Seifert
Christine Darnell
Eric Davison
Robert J. Blair, III

The Inland Wetlands and Watercourse Agency performs critical ecological and economic functions. Because of their ability to absorb water, trap sediment, and filter pollutants, wetlands are essential in protection of property and watercourses from flood damage, pollution, and sedimentation. Wetlands, watercourses, and their associated riparian zones provide essential habitat to fish and wildlife. They serve as venues for recreation, education, and aesthetic enjoyment. Prior to passage of the Connecticut Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Act in 1972, the State had lost between one third and one half of its original wetlands to destruction because their value was underestimated and misunderstood.

As all municipal wetland agencies, the Chester IWWA implements the State’s Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Act. The Agency’s regulations and criteria for decision-making are based exclusively on the Act itself. These criteria direct the agency to consider the short- and long-term effects of proposed activities on wetlands and to seek alternatives that minimize impact while allowing property owners use of their land.

A wetland permit is generally required for activities in or within 100 feet of a wetland or watercourse. An activity further than 100 feet away may also be regulated if it is likely to impact a wetland or watercourse. Some activities are permitted “as-of-right” and others may require only an administrative permit from the Chester Wetland Agent. The town wetland map provides a very general location of wetlands and watercourses, but does not depict all wetlands and should be used only as a guide. The Chester IWWA regulations and permit application are available online from the Town’s website. Anyone considering activities on their property should contact the Chester Wetland Agent to determine if a permit is required.

Anna Sweeney

Please use this telephone number – 860-526-2220 – for all inland wetland inquiries. Please leave a message and she will respond.
Email: InlandWetlands@chesterct.org

Regulations

Forms

Agendas / Minutes

July 10 2017 Cancellation & Rescheduled

June 28 2017 Notice of Site Walk

June 5 2017 Agenda|ROV

May 1 2017 Agenda|ROV|Minutes

April 3 2017 Agenda|ROV|Minutes

March 6 2017 Agenda|Minutes

February 27 2017 Site Walk

February 6 2017 Agenda|Minutes

January 9 2017 Cancellation

December 5 2016 ROV|Minutes

November 19, 2016 Notice of Site Walk

November 7, 2016 Agenda Minutes

October 3, 2016 Agenda|ROV Minutes

September 12, 2016 Agenda|ROV|Minutes

August 1 2016 Agenda|ROV|Minutes
August 1 2016 Not. of Public Hear.
July 11, 2016 Agenda|ROV|Minutes
June 6 2016 Agenda|ROV|Minutes
May 2 2016 Agenda|Minutes
April 4 2016 Agenda|Cancellation
March 7 2016 Agenda|ROV|Minutes
February 20 2016 Site Walk
February 1 2016 Agenda|ROV|Minutes
January 4 2016 Agenda|Minutes

2015

December 7 2015 Agenda|Minutes , November 2 2015 Agenda/Minutes, October 5 2015 Agenda/ ROV|Minutes, September 14 2015 Agenda|Minutes, August 3 2015 ROV|Minutes, July 6 2015 Agenda|Minutes , June 1 2015 Agenda|Cancellation, May 4 2015 Agenda|Cancellation, April 6 2015 Agenda|Minutes, March 10 2015 Agenda|ROV, March 2 2015 Cancellation, February 2 2015 Cancellation, January 20 2015 Agenda|ROV |Minutes, January 5 2015 Agenda|ROV |Minutes

2014

December 1 2014 Agenda|Minutes , November 3 2014 Cancellation, October 6, 2014 Agenda|ROV|Minutes, September 8 2014 Agenda|ROV |Minutes , August 18 2014 Agenda|ROV|Minutes, August 4 2014 Agenda |Cancellation , July 7 2014 Agenda|Minutes, June 25 2014 Agenda  Minutes , June 2 2014 Agenda   Minutes, May 5 2014 Agenda|ROV| Minutes, April 7 2014 Agenda/ROV|Minutes , March 31, 2014 Site Walk Main Street Project, March 26 2014 Site Walk|Cancellation, March 3 2014 Agenda|ROV|Minutes/NOD, January 6, 2014 Agenda

2013

December 2, 2013 Agenda|Minutes, November 4, 2013 Agenda|Rov|Minutes, October 7 2013 Agenda|ROV|Minutes, September 9 2013 Agenda|Minutes, August 5 2013 Agenda|ROV |Minutes, July 1 2013 Agenda|ROV|Minutes, June 3 2013 Agenda|ROV |Minutes, May 21 2013 Agenda|ROV|Minutes, May 6 2013 Agenda|ROV|Minutes, April 17 2013 Agenda|ROV|Minutes, April 10 2013 Site Walk|Minutes, April 1, 2013 Minutes, April 1 2013 Record of Vote, April 1 2013 Agenda, March 20 2013 Site Walk, March 4 2013 Notice of Public Hearing|Agenda|ROV, February 4 2013 Agenda|Record of Vote|Minutes , January 26 2013 Site Walk|Minutes , January 7 2013 Agenda|MInutes

2012

December 3 2012 Agenda|Minutes, November 10 2012 Site Walk, November 5 2012 Record of Vote|NOD |Minutes, Agenda October 1 2012|Minutes|compliance , Agenda September 10 2012|Record of the Vote|Minutes , Agenda | August 06, 2012 Record of Vote, August 06, 2012, AgendaJuly 02, 2012, Agenda Public Hearing | July 02, 2012, Record of Vote, June 13, 2012 Site Walk, June 04, 2012, May 07, 2012, April 16, 2012, March 05, 2012, March 05, 2012, Record of Vote, March 05, 2012, Notice of Decision, February 06, 2012, February 06, 2012, Record of Vote, January 30, 2012 Special Meeting, January 30, 2012 Notice of Decision, January 30, 2012 Record of Vote, January 09, 2012, January 09, 2012, Record of Vote, January 09, 2012, Notice of Decision