Inland Wetlands Commission

The Inland Wetlands Commission consisting of seven (7) members is hereby established for the purpose of protecting, preserving, maintaining, and using our inland wetlands, watercourses and natural resources as required by Public Act No. 72-155 to conserve natural resources and protecting the integrity of the environment within the territorial limits of the town.

No more than four (4) members shall belong to the same political party.  Appointments to this Commission shall be for terms of four (4) years, such terms to be staggered so that not more than two (2) members are appointed in any one year. 

In accordance with its mission, the Commission conducts surveys and research into utilization of land areas in Town and keeps an index of open areas including wetlands and watercourses, investigates pollution problems and recommends to the Town Council the acquisition of land and easements.  The Commission shall keep records of Proposals for development within mapped wetlands must first be considered and approved by the Inland Wetlands/Environment Commission.

The Inland Wetlands/ Environment Commission meets the 4th Tuesday of every month in Town Hall. Please check the Community Calendar on the website's homepage for any updated changes in meeting times or dates. Please note that meetings are called at the discretion of the Chairperson of the Commission.