[HISTORY: Adopted by the Wilton Town Meeting 5-22-1990. Amendments noted where applicable.]
A Commission of seven members to be known as the "Wilton Inland Wetlands Commission" is hereby established to conserve, protect, supervise and regulate the wetlands and watercourses within the Town of Wilton.
The ordinance enacted by a Special Town Meeting held on June 26, 1973, designating the Planning and Zoning Commission as the Inland Wetlands Agency, is hereby repealed.
The Wilton Inland Wetlands Commission shall be the designated inland wetlands agency pursuant to Section 22a-42(c) of the Connecticut General Statutes, as amended.
The members of the Commission shall be known as "Commissioners," all of whom shall be appointed by the Board of Selectmen.
Commissioners shall be appointed for a term of three years commencing on the first day of December, except that of the original seven Commissioners appointed by the Board of Selectmen, the terms of the first two appointed shall end on November 30, 1991; the terms of the second two appointed shall end on November 30, 1992; and the terms of the last three appointed shall end on November 30, 1993.
In the event of any vacancy upon the Commission, the Board of Selectmen shall appoint a new Commissioner to the vacancy for the unexpired portion of the term.
The Commission shall hold regular meetings at least once each month and keep records of the same.
The Commissioners shall serve without compensation.
The Commission, annually, at the first meeting in December, shall elect one of its number to be Chairman, one of its number to be Vice Chairman and one of its number to be Secretary, except that the first Chairman shall be appointed by the Board of Selectmen and the first officers shall be elected at the first meeting of the Commission.
The Commission shall make written annual reports of its activities to the Board of Selectmen.
The Commission shall have the powers and duties of an inland wetlands agency as set forth in Sections 22a-42 and 22a-42a of the Connecticut General Statutes, as amended. Said powers and duties shall be exercised and discharged only to the extent permitted by law and consistent with the applicable General Statutes and the Charter of the Town of Wilton.
Nothing in this ordinance shall affect any right, interest, claim, obligation, liability or defense on behalf of or against the Town, of whatever description and whether or not matured, incurred by the Planning and Zoning Commission prior to its termination as the Inland Wetlands Agency and existing at the effective date of this ordinance.
This ordinance shall take effect on September 1, 1990.