Town of Berlin, CT - Incorporated 1785

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Inland Wetlands & Water Courses Commission

The Commission's job is to review and evaluate proposals where wetlands and/or flood hazard areas are present. The protection of these water bodies and the preservation of their environmental functions are the primary responsibilities of this commission.

Inland Wetland & Water Courses Commission - Membership 2017

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Town Charter

Section 8-14-1. Inland Wetlands and Water Courses Commission. Membership.

Pursuant to the Connecticut General Statutes there shall be, in the Town of Berlin, an Inland Wetlands and Water Courses Commission consisting of seven (7) electors, not more than four (4) of whom shall be of the same political party, and two (2) alternates of said town to be appointed by the Council, not more than one (1) shall be of any one (1) political party, all to serve for terms of three (3) years. Vacancies and unexpired terms shall be filled by the Council for the unexpired portion of the term. In the month of January of each year, the Council shall appoint an elector to fill each vacancy and expired term. Each member shall hold office until a successor is appointed and qualified.

Section 8-14-2. Inland Wetlands and Water Courses Commission. Duties.

(a) It shall be the duty of the Inland Wetlands and Water Courses Commission to promulgate such regulations in conformity with the regulations promulgated by the State of Connecticut as are necessary to protect the inland wetlands and water courses within the territorial limits of the Town of Berlin; to license such activities as may be regulated by its regulations and those of the State of Connecticut; and, to perform such further functions as maybe prescribed to such agencies by the Connecticut General Statutes. (b) It shall be the duty of the Inland Wetlands and Water Courses Commission to control pollution in the Town of Berlin. Said Commission shall recommend, in a report to the Manager, actions necessary to abate local sources of contamination affecting water resources. Said Commission shall further assist in the formation of any regional approach necessary to carry out such abatement and to explore federal and state assistance programs in relation to pollution abatement.

Section 8-14-3. Inland Wetlands and Water Courses Commission. General.

The ordinance adopted by the Town of Berlin on March 14, 1974 concerning the Inland Wetlands and Water Courses Commission is hereby repealed.