Friday, October 25, 2019

MINUTES OF THE BETHANY INLAND WETLANDS COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING OF MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2019, CONTINUED ON      SEPTEMBER 23, 2019                                                                                          Page 1 of 4


The regular meeting of the Inland Wetland Commission was called to order at 7:31p.m. in the Commission Meeting Room of the Bethany Town Hall, 40 Peck Road, Bethany, Connecticut.  The meeting was scheduled for September 16, 2019, due to lack of quorum was continued on Monday, September 23, 2019.



The following members of the Inland Wetlands Commission were present:

         Kristine Sullivan, Chairman

         Charles Clark, Member

         James Nickle, Member

         Anjuli Cokic, Member


The following member of the Inland Wetlands Commission was excused:

         Nancy Scanlon, Member



Also present was Isabel Kearns, Inland Wetlands Enforcement Officer





1.      256 Amity Road, Capasso, Discussion by the Commission for appropriate action.


No one was present for this discussion.  The Commission is concerned with the wetlands on the property and possible work being done in rear and north side of the building.  Mr. Capasso is not complying to meet Inland Wetlands Commission on his property.  The Commission will send an informational letter requesting the Commission be allowed to conduct a site visit.  Tabled.





1)      Discussion with Karl Larson of 80 Bethmour Road, regarding platform steps


Present for this discussion were Karl Larson and Caitlin Nugent, owners of record.  Mr. Larson reviewed with the Commission some possible ideas they were considering for the outside steps and whether or not they would be able to do this. 


The Commission stated he will need to submit a letter requesting what they would like to propose and show where path is and narrative describing proposal.  The Commission would schedule a site visit to determine if the owners would need an Inland Wetlands permit or not.










2)      40 and 44 Peck Road, Application #1322 submitted by the Town of Bethany for an IW Permit for routine maintenance of plunge pools


No one was present for this application.


The Commission visited the site on September 7, 2019, checked the outlet work that was completed and determined the work looks satisfactory. 


The Commission proceeded to deliberate.  It was moved by Sullivan and seconded by Clark to accept and approve Application #1322 submitted by the Town of Bethany for an after-the-fact Inland Wetlands Permit for routine maintenance of the plunge pools located at 40 and 44 Peck Road (Bethany Community School) as presented in the application and in accordance with the submitted plan, titled, “Site, Grading & Utility Plan, Town Hall Parcel”, received May 29, 1997, including the standard conditions found on the Land Records, Volume 93, Page 802 and Page 803.


This approval is based on the fact that the maintenance of the plunge pools will protect the adjacent wetlands and watercourse that feeds down to Lake Chamberlin. 

Vote 4 to 0.

Voting for:  Sullivan, Clark, Nickle, Cokic.

Unanimous approval.



3)      39 Round Hill Road, Application #1323 submitted by Kathleen LaTronica for an IW Permit for a new drainage pattern


No one was present representing the applicant.


The applicant was to provide drainage calculations but the Commission has not received them at this time.


Present to address their concerns were Adam and Kiyan Bakhtiari of 47 Round Hill Road.

Mr. Adam Bakhtiari submitted and email, dated September 22, 2019, in regard to the drainage from 39 Round Hill Road.  Mr. Kiyan Bakhtiari reviewed the excessive runoff concerns with the Commission as mentioned in the email, dated September 22, 2019.


Chair Sullivan stated that when the drainage calculations are submitted, the clerk will forward a copy to the Bakhtiari’s and the Commission’s Consulting Engineer.  Also, Chair Sullivan requested the applicant submit a soil survey to determine what’s out there.  The Inland Wetlands Enforcement Officer will contact the applicant. 


The applicant may need to submit an extension of time for the Commission to act on this application.  Further discussion and appropriate action on the application was deferred until the Commission’s next regular meeting adjourned to Monday, October 21, 2019.








1)      It was moved by Nickle and seconded by Clark to approve, as submitted, the minutes of the August 19, 2019, Regular Meeting.

Voting for:  Sullivan, Clark, Nickle, Cokic.

Unanimous approval.


2)      It was moved by Clark and seconded by Cokic to approve, as submitted, the minutes of the September 7, 2019, Special Meeting/Site Visit.

Voting for:  Sullivan, Clark, Nickle, Cokic.

Unanimous approval.





1)      Letter from Isabel Kearns, IWEO, to Mr. & Mrs. Mark Mirmina, dated August 27, 2019, Re:  Deposition of material done by neighbor, case closed, 27 Hinman Road.

2)      Letter from Isabel Kearns, IWEO, to Julmara Ribeiro and Daniel Dinis of 27 Hamilton Drive, dated September 23, 2019, Re:  Notice of Violation, Screening soil and stockpiling earth material, 27 Hamilton Drive.



1.      Letter from Connecticut Association of Conservation and Inland Wetlands Commission, Inc., dated August 31, 2019, Re:   42nd Annual Meeting and Environmental Conference, on Saturday, November 23, 2019, Red Lion Hotel, Cromwell, Connecticut.



The Commission scheduled a site visit for Saturday, September 28, 2019.  Members to meet at the 80 Bethmour Road for 8:30 a.m.  Site to be visited is as follows:

·         80 Bethmour Road





There being no further business to come before the Commission, it was moved by Clark           and seconded by Nickle to adjourn the regular meeting at 8:25 p.m.

Voting for:  Sullivan, Clark, Nickle, Cokic.

Unanimous approval.


Respectfully submitted,



Antonia R. Marek, Clerk

For Inland Wetlands Commission