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Inland Wetlands & Watercourses Commission

Phone:
860-283-8411
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Fax:
860-283-2893
Email:
ssefcik@thomastonct.org
Primary Contact:
Stacey Sefcik
Thomaston Town Hall
158 Main Street
Thomaston
,
CT
06787
Hours:
About the Inland Wetlands & Watercourses Commission
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 & 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. 

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. 

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The Inland Wetlands & Watercourses Commission has 1 vacant seat(s).
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Members

Appointed in January for a 5-year term.
Joseph Fainer
Democrat
Republican
Independent
UNAffiliated
GREEN
Libertarian
Working Families
Chairman
Term:
1/21/22
-
1/20/27
Anthony Samela
Democrat
Republican
Independent
UNAffiliated
GREEN
Libertarian
Working Families
Vice-Chairman
Term:
1/21/23
-
1/20/28
Claude Miserez
Democrat
Republican
Independent
UNAffiliated
GREEN
Libertarian
Working Families
Secretary
Term:
1/21/21
-
1/20/26
Tanya Galpin
Democrat
Republican
Independent
UNAffiliated
GREEN
Libertarian
Working Families
Term:
1/21/20
-
1/20/25
Susan Pierpont
Democrat
Republican
Independent
UNAffiliated
GREEN
Libertarian
Working Families
Term:
1/21/24
-
1/20/29

Alternate Members

Appointed in January for a 3-year term.
Richard Chandon
Democrat
Republican
Independent
UNAffiliated
GREEN
Libertarian
Working Families
Term:
1/21/22
-
1/20/25
Nathan Vieira
Democrat
Republican
Independent
UNAffiliated
GREEN
Libertarian
Working Families
Term:
1/21/23
-
1/20/26
VACANCY
Democrat
Republican
Independent
UNAffiliated
GREEN
Libertarian
Working Families
Term:
1/21/24
-
1/20/27

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