[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Montville 4-8-1974 by Ord. No. O-B-1 (Part 101 of the 1991 Compilation); amended in its entirety at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission — See Charter § C406.
Editor's Note: This ordinance also stated that it is the intent of the Town of Montville to protect and preserve its inland wetlands and inland watercourses from the encroachment of despoiling and pollution and to preserve and maintain the Town's natural resources and the processes associated therewith in order to add to the physical, social, aesthetic, recreational and economic well-being of existing and future residents of the Town of Montville.
The Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission is established pursuant to Charter § C406.
The Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission is authorized to enact such regulations, in conformity with regulations promulgated by the Commissioner of Environmental Protection and with due consideration to the standards set forth in Section 5 of said Act, as are necessary to protect the inland wetlands and watercourses within the Town.
Editor's Note: See C.G.S. § 22a-39.
The Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission shall hold a public hearing prior to the enactment of amendment of such regulations. The first notice of the time and place of such hearing shall be published 10 to 15 days before the hearing in a newspaper having a general circulation in the Town; the second notice shall be published at least two days after the first notice and not less than two days before the hearing. The day of publication and the day of the hearing are not included in the count. A copy of the proposed regulations or amendments shall be filed in the office of the Town Clerk at least 35 days prior to the date of such hearing. The regulations and any amendments thereto shall become effective at such time as is fixed by the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission, provided a copy of the regulations and amendments shall be filed in the office of the Town Clerk and notice of the adoption of the regulations and amendments shall be published in a newspaper having a general circulation in the Town, and shall be submitted to the Department of Environmental Protection for review and final approval.
The proposed regulations and amendments shall be referred to the Planning and Zoning Commission for its recommendation at least 50 days prior to the date assigned for the public hearing.
Any person who commits, takes part in, or assists in any violation of this chapter and in the regulations enacted by the authority of this chapter shall be fined not more than $100 for each offense, and in the case of a continuing violation, each day of continuance thereof shall be deemed to be a separate and distinct offense.