[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of North Haven as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 8-12-1969 STM]
In addition to the five regular members of the Planning and Zoning Commission, there shall be three alternate members of said Commission, each of whom shall be elected for a term of four years commencing with the Town Election of 1969, no more than two of whom shall be from the same political party.
[Added 8-26-1991 ATM]
Pursuant to Section 8-1b of the Connecticut General Statutes, the following manner of designating alternate members of the Planning and Zoning Commission is hereby adopted: If a regular member of the Planning and Zoning Commission is absent, he may designate an alternate from the panel of alternates to act in his place. If he fails to make such designation or if he is disqualified, the Chairman of the Commission shall designate an alternate from such panel, choosing alternates in rotation so that they shall act as nearly equal a number of times as possible. If any alternate is not available in accordance with such rotation, such fact shall be recorded in the minutes of the meeting.
Designation and membership.
In accordance with the provisions of Connecticut General Statutes § 22a-354a et seq., the Planning and Zoning Commission is hereby designated as the Aquifer Protection Agency (hereinafter the "Agency") of the Town of North Haven. The staff of the Planning and Zoning Commission shall serve as the staff of the Agency.
Members of the Planning and Zoning Commission shall serve coexisting terms on the Agency. The membership requirements of the Agency shall be the same as those of the Planning and Zoning Commission, including, but not limited to, the number of members, terms, method of selection and removal of members, and filling of vacancies. No member or alternate member of the Agency shall participate in any hearing or decision in which he is directly or indirectly interested in a personal or financial sense. In the event of disqualification, such fact shall be entered on the records of the Agency and replacement shall be made in accordance with the procedures set forth in Connecticut General Statutes § 22a-354o(a).
At least one member of the Agency or staff of the Agency shall complete the course in technical training formulated by the Commissioner of Environmental Protection of the State of Connecticut, pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes § 22a-354v.
Regulations to be adopted. The Agency shall adopt regulations in accordance with Connecticut General Statutes § 22a-354p and Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies § 22a-354i-3. Said regulations shall provide for:
The manner in which boundaries of aquifer protection areas shall be established and amended or changed.
Procedures for the regulation of activity within the area.
The form for an application to conduct regulated activities within the area.
Notice and publication requirements.
Criteria and procedures for the review of applications.
Administration and enforcement.
Inventory of land use.
In order to carry out the purposes of the Aquifer Protection Program, the Agency will conduct an inventory of land use within the area to assess potential contamination sources.
Not later than three months after approval by the Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection of Level B mapping of aquifers, the Agency will inventory land uses overlying the mapped zone of contribution and recharge areas of such aquifers in accordance with guidelines established by the Commissioner pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes § 22a-354f. Such inventory shall be completed not more than one year after authorization of the Agency.