MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BETHANY INLAND WETLANDS COMMISSION, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2009
Commission members Sandy Breslin, Pat McGregor, Jon Painter and Kristine Sullivan (alternate) met at 8:27 p.m. on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 in the Senior’s Room of the Bethany Town Hall, 40 Peck Road, Bethany for a special meeting of the Commission.
The purpose of the special meeting was to review, discuss and take appropriate action regarding the proposed revised Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Regulations of the Commission. The hearing on the proposed regulations had been held at the Commission’s regular meeting on September 28, 2009.
Commission members reviewed the 2007-1 Legislation and Regulations Advisory and 2008 Legislation and Regulations Advisory issued by the State Department of Environmental Protection which would require some additional changes to the proposed regulations.
At the conclusion of the evening’s discussion, Sullivan agreed to add the revisions necessary to bring the proposed regulations into compliance with the 2007 and 2008 Advisory notices from DEP as “tracked changes” so that the Commission members could review the proposed regulations again before taking appropriate action on the proposed regulations. The Commission members also discussed regulatory language requiring applicants to provide notice by proof of certified mailing to adjacent property owners, not only for the initial submission of an application, but also if a hearing on an application was scheduled by the Agency.
It was the consensus of the Commission members present to defer further discussion and appropriate action on revising the regulations to the Commission’s next regular meeting on October 26, 2009.
There being no further business to come before the Commission, it was the consensus of the Commission to adjourn at 8:50 p.m.
Kristine Sullivan, Acting Clerk
For the Inland Wetlands Commission