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Inland Wetlands/Conservation Commissions

The Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission (IWWC)was established by an Ordinance adopted March 5, 1979, dissolved August 21, 1984, and reconstituted on January 5, 1987.

The Inland Wetlands and Watercourse Commission enforces all provisions of the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Act pursuant to Section 22a-36 to 22a-45, inclusive of the Connecticut General Statutes as amended. 

  • Provides reports /recommendations to the Planning and Zoning Commission for all subdivisions and re-subdivisions
  • Issues approval/permits for regulated activities or denials for regulated activities 
  • Considers requested amendments to the regulations
  • Resolves issues relative to violations
  • Provides determinations for uses termed “As of Right”

The Commission is responsible for reviewing applications, which may impact a wetland or watercourse. The purpose of the Commission’s regulations is to minimize or prevent disturbance and pollution of the Town’s inland wetlands and watercourses, including its bogs, swamps, and marshes, as well as its lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams.

To view IWWC's meeting schedule, please view the Town Calendar.

The Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission (IWWC) is an eight member Commission consisting of five (5) regular members and three (3) alternate members.

Current Members Term
JOSEPH FAINER (R) Chairman JAN. 21, 2017 - JAN. 20, 2022
ANTHONY SAMELA (U) Vice-Chairman JAN. 21, 2013 - JAN. 20, 2018
RICHARD JENNINGS (U) JAN. 21, 2015 - JAN. 20, 2020
LAURA FITCH (R) Secretary JAN. 21, 2014 - JAN. 20, 2019
ROBIN CAPONE (R) JAN. 21, 2016 - JAN. 20, 2021
Alternatives
SUSAN PIERPONT (U) JAN. 21, 2015 - JAN. 20, 2018
VACANCY JAN. 21, 2017 – JAN. 20, 2020
CLAUDE MISEREZ (R) JAN. 21, 2016 – JAN. 20, 2019
Conservation Sub-Committee
Robin Capone (R)
Laura Fitch (R), Chair
Tony Samela (U)

Anyone considering undertaking a regulated activity should contact the Wetlands Enforcement Officer for information and requirements pertaining to any activities involving inland wetlands or watercourses.

 Jeremy Leifert, Wetland Enforcement Officer, (860) 283-8411 or  jleifert@thomastonct.org
Pat Santa Maria, Administrative Assistant & Recording Secretary for the IWWC, (860) 283-8411 or  psantamaria@thomastonct.org


The Commission meets at 7:00 P.M.  the fourth Wednesday of each month in Thomaston Town Hall, Fourth Level, Meeting Room # 1, 158 Main St., Thomaston, CT.

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