Please note that under Connecticut General Statutes Commissioners are not allowed to discuss pending applications with members of the public. If you wish to comment on an application, if it requires a Public Hearing you may submit your comments care of the Planning and Zoning Department and/or come to the relevant Inland Wetlands Commission meeting. The Commission agendas indicate when Public Hearings are to be held.
This Commission consists of eleven members, with no more than six of any one political party. The Mayor, Town Planner and a member of the Legislative Council are ex-officio members without the ability to vote. This 3-year appointment is recommended by the Mayor and must be approved by the Legislative Council.
Lewis J. Beilman III
Jonathan T. Clapp
Joan F. Lakin, Chair
Kirk P. Shadle
Natalie Barletta, Clerk
The Inland Wetlands Commission is responsible for reviewing applications that may impact a wetland or watercourse. The Commission's regulations are intended to minimize or prevent disturbance and pollution of the Town's inland wetlands and watercourses. Protection of these resources is an important factor in the maintenance of a clean and potable water supply for all residents of the community.
The Commission enforces all provisions of the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Act, and issues or denies permits for all regulated activities on or affecting inland wetlands and watercourses in the Town of Hamden.