Inland Wetlands & Watercourses Commission

Abby Conroy, Land Use Administrator
Phone: 860-435-5190
Email: landuse@salisburyct.us
Hours: Available by Appointment Only Monday-Thursday 8:00am-3:00pm

**Access Inland Wetland & Watercourses Commission Meeting Documents Here**

Commission MembersTitle
Larry BurcroffChairman
Steve BelterVice Chair
John LandonRegular Member
Cary UllmanRegular Member
Peter NeelyRegular Member
Sally SpillaneRegular Member
Maria GraceRegular Member
Vivian GarfeinAlternate
VacancyAlternate
VacancyAlternate
Georgia PetryRecording Secretary
The Salisbury Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission consists of seven regular members and three alternates appointed by the Selectmen.
The Commission holds two regularly scheduled meetings on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at 6:30PM
 Click here to view the Town Calendar for details.

*Effective 08/24/2020 the Salisbury Inland Wetlands & Watercourses Commission will hold virtual meetings on the Zoom Platform*
Due to the ongoing public health concerns associated with COVID-19 Commissions are meeting virtually. To confirm meeting specifics please contact the Land Use Office. Pursuant to Governor Lamont’s Executive Order No. 7B Section 1, regarding the suspension of in person open meeting requirements, the Commission will be holding meetings online via Zoom. Members of the  public will be able to participate in these public meetings via the video conference link posted on the agenda, or by dialing in using the teleconference phone line listed.

Regulations & Resources

In accordance with Connecticut General Statutes Chapter 440, the Inland Wetlands & Watercourses Commission is responsible for reviewing and permitting activities in and around wetlands and watercourses. They are tasked with “providing an orderly process to balance the need for the economic growth of the state and the use of its land with the need to protect its environment and ecology in order to forever guarantee to the people of the state, the safety of such natural resources for their benefit and enjoyment and for the benefit and enjoyment of generations yet unborn.
While it may be apparent that ponds, lakes, rivers and streams are wetland resources, not all wetlands are wet. Instead, the State of Connecticut defines wetlands by soil type – poorly drained, very poorly drained, alluvial and flood plain soils.
While there is no universal resource to determine exact delineations other than site specific evaluation by a soil scientist, there are some helpful resources that can assist you in determining if less obvious wetland resources may exist. The Connecticut Eco Advanced Map Viewer hosted by UConn allows users to view water and soil resources including named waterbodies, hydrography, and Inland Wetland Soils. Depending on the nature of your proposed activities, you may have to hire a soil scientist and surveyor to have a formal delineation mapped for your property.
If you are unsure if a permit is required for your proposed use or project, please contact the Land Use Office.

Inland Wetlands Application Forms 

** Effective November 19, 2020 – Please submit 4 complete paper sets of materials with all Applications for Regulated Activity and Requests for Declaratory Ruling. Additionally, provide digital versions of all plans and photographs. **

Applications made to the Commission should be submitted no later than noon the Thursday before the meeting to ensure all application materials can be posted to the website in accordance with the Governor’s Executive Orders.

Minutes, Recordings, & Decisions:

For copies of minutes, that are not posted, please contact the Town Clerk’s Office, 860-435-5182.

June 7,2021
Link to Video Recording
Notice of Decision – Republican American June

May 24, 2021
Link to Video Recording
Notice of Decision – Lakeville Journal June 3, 2021

May 10, 2021
Link to Video Recording
Notice of Decision – Lakeville Journal May 20, 2021

April 26, 2021
Link to Video Recording
Notice of Decision – Lakeville Journal May 6, 2021

April 12, 2021 (Special)
Link to Video Recording
Notice of Decision – Lakeville Journal April 22, 2021

March 15, 2021 (Special)
Link to Video Recording
Notice of Decision – Lakeville Journal March 25, 2021

March 9, 2021 (Special)
Link to Video Recording

March 3, 2021 (Special Site Walk)

March 1, 2021
Link to Video Recording
Notice of Decision – Lakeville Journal March 11, 2021

February 17, 2021 (Special Training)
Link to Video Recording

February 9, 2021
Link to Video Recording

January 21, 2021
Link to Video Recording