Inland/Wetlands Commission

Fred Columbo, Chair
Paul Dinice, Jr.
Paul Padilla
Roger Birtwell  
Nelson Cummings – Alt.
Daniel Sexton – Alt.


Second Wednesday each month Derby City Hall at 7:00 P.M

Inland/Wetlands Regulations

Current Meeting Agenda

Meeting Schedule

Second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at Derby City Hall

Minutes

January 11, 2006
February 8, 2006
April 12, 2006
May 10, 2006
June 14, 2006
July 12, 2006
August 9, 2006
September 13, 2006
October 10, 2006
November 8, 2006
December 23, 2006
February 28, 2007
March 21, 2007
April 11, 2007
May 9, 2007
July 11, 2007
August 8, 2007
October 10, 2007
February 13, 2008
March 12, 2008
April 9, 2008
May 14, 2008
June 11, 2008
July 9, 2008
August13, 2008
October 8, 2008
November 12, 2008
December 10, 2008
January 11,2009
January 14, 2009
February 11, 2009
March 8,2009
April8, 2009
May 13, 2009
June 10, 2009
July 8,2009
August 12, 2009
August 26, 2009
January 10, 2010
March 10, 2010
April 14, 2010
May 12, 2010
June 9, 2010
July 14, 2010
August 11, 2010
September 8, 2010
November 10, 2010
December 8, 2010
February 9, 2011
May 11, 2011
June 8, 2011
July 13, 2011
September 14, 2011
October 12, 2011
November 9, 2011
December 14, 2011

Under the City Charter of the City of Derby, the role of the Inland/Wetlands Commission is:

ARTICLE XI Inland Wetlands and Watercourses [Adopted 9-23-1976 as Secs. 24A-6 through 24A-12 of the Charter and Revised Ordinances]

7-51. Policy.

The preservation and protection of local inland wetlands and watercourses is in the public interest and is essential to the health, welfare and safety of the citizens of the City.

7-52. Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Agency created; membership; vacancies. [Amended 12-8-1972; 4-13-2000]

A.Membership.
(1)There is hereby created the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Agency of the City of Derby, which shall consist of five members appointed by the Mayor of said City, not more than three of whom shall be from any one political party.
(2)There shall be two alternate members appointed to serve on the agency in the absence of regular members. The term of the alternates shall be for three years.
B.Members shall serve for terms of three years.
C.Action by the agency shall be taken on an affirmative vote of at least three members.
D.No member of such agency shall participate in a hearing or decision of the agency upon any matter in which he is directly or indirectly interested in a personal or financial sense and such member shall disqualify himself from participation in such matter.
E.Any member of such agency who is absent from three consecutive duly called meetings of the agency shall be considered to have resigned from such body, and the seat occupied by such member shall be deemed to be vacant.
F.Any vacancy existing on such commission for any cause whatsoever shall be filled by the Mayor for the unexpired term.
 

7-53. Chairman and Secretary.

The agency shall select from among its members a Chairman and a Secretary who shall serve for terms of one year.

7-54. Regulations.

A.The Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Agency is authorized to promulgate such regulations, in conformity with regulations promulgated by the Commissioner of Environmental Protection, as are necessary to protect the wetlands and watercourses and to define boundaries of inland wetland areas as defined by Public Act No. 155, as amended, Editor's Note: See C.G.S.  22a-42. within the territorial limits of the City. No such regulations of the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Agency, including boundaries of inland wetland areas, shall become effective or be established until after a public hearing in relation thereto is held by the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Agency, at which parties in interest and citizens shall have an opportunity to be heard. Notice of the time and place of such hearing shall be published in the form of a legal advertisement, appearing in a newspaper having a substantial circulation in the municipality at least twice at intervals of not less than two days, the first not more than 25 days nor less than 15 days and the last not less than two days before such hearing, and a copy of such proposed regulation or boundary shall be filed in the office of the City Clerk for public inspection at least 10 days before such hearing and shall be published in full in such paper.
B.Upon adoption by the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Agency, such regulations shall be forwarded to the Commissioner of Environmental Protection for approval. The regulations thus approved, together with any maps delineating wetlands and watercourses made a part thereof, shall be filed in the office of the Town Clerk and shall become effective upon such filing. Notice of such approved regulations shall be published in a newspaper having a substantial circulation in the City not less than 10 days after such filing.
C.Amendments to such regulations and inland wetland boundaries shall be promulgated in the manner provided in Subsections A and B of this section. The Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Agency shall only consider proposed regulations or amendments to regulations or inland wetland boundaries which have been submitted in writing and in a form prescribed by it. Such proposals shall be considered by the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Agency within 60 days of the receipt of the petition containing such proposal. The petitioner may consent to extension of the periods provided for in hearing and for adoption or denial or may withdraw such petition. The Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Agency may require a filing fee to be deposited with the agency to defray the cost of publication of the notice required for the hearing. The Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Agency shall not be required to hear any petition or petitions relating to the same regulations or map changes or substantially the same changes, more than once in a period of 12 months.
 

7-55. Powers and duties.

In exercising the authority granted herein, the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Agency shall:

A.Develop comprehensive programs in furtherance of the purposes of this article.
B.Advise, consult and cooperate with agencies of the municipality, region, state and federal government, other states and with persons and municipalities in the furtherance of the purposes of this article; to this end, all applications for building permits, subdivision plans or other permits which involve or may involve regulated activities in an inland wetland or watercourse made to any other municipal board or commission shall be subject to review of the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Agency.
C.Encourage, participate in or conduct studies, investigations, research and demonstrations and collect and disseminate information relating to the purposes of this article.
D.Retain and employ consultants and assistants on a contract or other basis for the purpose of rendering legal, financial, technical or other assistance and advice in furtherance of any of its purposes, specifically including but not limited to soil scientists of the United States Soil Conservation Service, for the purpose of making on-site interpretations, evaluations and findings as to soil types and/or utilize the services of such other City officials and employees as it may deem appropriate.
E.Promulgate such regulations as are necessary to protect the inland wetlands and watercourses or any of them individually or collectively.
F.Inventory or index the inland wetlands and watercourses in such form, including pictorial representations and list of plant species, as the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Agency deems best suited to effectuate the purposes of this article.
G.Exercise all incidental powers necessary to enforce regulations and to carry out the purposes of this article, including the designation of an administrator and subject to Title VII, the supervision of a compliance officer appointed by the Mayor. [Amended 7-12-2000]
 

7-56. Appeals.

Any person aggrieved by a final decision of the City acting through the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Agency shall have the right of appeal to the Court of Common Pleas of the county as provided by Public Act 155, Editor's Note: See C.G.S.  22a-42. as the same may be amended from time to time.

7-57. Penalties for offenses.

Any person violating this article or regulation promulgated thereunder shall be subject to the remedies and penalties provided by Public Act 155, Editor's Note: See C.G.S.  22a-42. as the same may be amended from time to time.


Minutes

January 11, 2006
February 8, 2006
April 12, 2006
May 10, 2006
June 14, 2006
July 12, 2006
August 9, 2006
September 13, 2006
October 10, 2006
November 8, 2006
December 23, 2006
February 28, 2007
March 21, 2007

 


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