[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Monroe 6-22-1987 (Ch. 13A of the 1976 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
In order to carry out and effectuate the purposes and policies of the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Act, §§ 22a-36 to 22a-45 of the Connecticut General Statutes, there is hereby created an agency of the Town to be known as the "Inland Wetlands Commission."
The Inland Wetlands Commission shall be appointed as provided in Chapter IV, § 12 of the Charter. The Commission shall elect a Chairman from among its members and a Secretary, who need not be a member of the Commission. Said Chairman and Secretary shall serve terms ending on January 31 of the year next following their respective elections. All members shall serve without compensation.
The Inland Wetlands Commission shall be vested with all powers authorized by the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Act, as amended, and in particular shall promulgate such regulations in conformity with the regulations promulgated by the Commissioner of Environmental Protection as are necessary to protect the inland wetlands and watercourses within the territorial limits of the Town. The agency shall provide through regulation the manner in which the boundaries of inland wetlands areas and watercourses in the Town shall be established, amended or changed and shall follow the procedures set forth in the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Act. Implementing regulations, to include enforcement procedures, shall be prepared by the Inland Wetlands Commission and provided to the Town Council for approval prior to September 1987. The Inland Wetlands Commission shall be solely responsible for the licensing of all regulated activities conducted upon an inland wetland or watercourse, as those terms are defined in the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Act, within the Town. In carrying out its licensing activities, the Inland Wetlands Commission shall follow the standards and procedures set forth in the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Act.
No member of the Commission shall participate in the hearing or decision of such Commission upon any matter in which he is directly or indirectly interested in a personal or financial sense.