[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Directors of the Town of Manchester as Secs. 12-91 to 12-94 of the 1996 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Wetland and watercourse regulations generally — See C.G.S. §§ 22a-36 through 22a-45.
The Planning and Zoning Commission is hereby authorized to promulgate regulations in conformity with regulations promulgated by the Commissioner of Environmental Protection and pursuant to §§ 22a-36 through 22a-45 of the General Statutes, as are necessary to protect the inland wetlands and watercourses within the Town.
Prior to promulgating such regulations or amendments thereto, the Planning and Zoning Commission shall file in the office of the Town Clerk a copy of such regulations, together with a map showing the boundaries of regulated areas, and shall hold at least one public hearing thereon, notice of the time and place of which shall be published in a newspaper having a general circulation in the Town. This publication shall be made in such newspaper once, not more than 25 nor less than 15 days prior to the hearing, and once, not more than five days nor less than two days prior to said hearing. The notice shall make reference to the filing of such regulations or amendments thereto in the office of the Town Clerk.
Prior to scheduling the hearing referred to in § 323-2, the Planning and Zoning Commission shall submit to the Conservation Commission of the Town any regulations or amendments proposed hereunder for its observations and comments. The Conservation Commission shall review said regulations or amendments and respond with its comments and recommendations in a written report to the Planning and Zoning Commission within 20 days of the date of the referral. Such comments and recommendations shall be considered to be advisory in nature and in no way binding upon the Planning and Zoning Commission. The failure of the Conservation Commission to respond to the referral within 20 days shall be taken as an indication that the Conservation Commission has no comments or recommendations with respect to the proposed regulations or amendments.
Subsequent to the hearing referred to in § 323-2, any regulations or amendments thereafter adopted by the Planning and Zoning Commission shall be forwarded to the Commissioner of Environmental Protection for approval. The regulations or amendments thus approved, together with any maps delineating wetlands and watercourses made a part thereof, shall be filed in the office of the Town Clerk and become effective upon such filing. Notice of such approved regulations shall be published in a newspaper having a general circulation within the Town within 15 days after such filing.