Inland Wetlands

PHASE TWO - RE-OPENING
EFFECTIVE MONDAY, JULY 6, 2020 and until further notice:

TOWN HALL and other Town offices are open to the public.  The front and lower level doors are currently locked.  

Managing your request remotely is preferred.  We will be glad to assist you remotely by email and/or telephone, or Zoom call.  Please call or email us directly and include as much specific information, as possible, so we can do our best to assist you with your inquiry.  Inland Wetlands 203.594.3036 / Planning and Zoning 203.594.3042

To schedule an appointment with either Inland Wetlands or Planning & Zoning, please contact Lola Sweeeney: lola.sweeney@newcanaanct.gov or 203.594.3089.

Aquarion Notice

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INLAND WETLANDS COMMISSION STAFF REVIEWS, FILING INSTRUCTIONS &  COMMISSION MEETINGS 
During Covid - 19 pandemic and Closure of Town Hall

Staff reviews of proposed activities to determine if wetland application is required:

To obtain a review of your proposed project 
by Inland wetlands, email a written description, along with any plans, surveys and photos including contact information to: Kathleen.holland@newcanaanct.gov

A reply with additional guidance will be provided as soon as possible.
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APPLICATION Filing Instructions: 
If Staff determines a wetland application is required, please follow these instructions: 

File complete wetland application electronically and label each submittal accordingly, i.e. “Wetland Application”,

“Engineering Plans”, “Drainage Report”, “Landscape Architect’s Plans“, “Architectural Drawings”, “DEEP Reporting Form” etc. 

Application forms found at www.newcanaan.info


When complete, send by email to both Kathleen Holland, Director Inland Wetlands and Lola Sweeney, Administrative Assistant.  
Lola will add your electronic application to the online Administrative Review folder on the Town website - Inland Wetland page or add the submittal to the Commission Review folder, if your activity qualifies for a full Commission review. 

Kathleen Holland will start the review and coordinate with other Land Use Departments and the Commission.  

Also, mail or drop to Town Hall metal Drop Box at side entrance, one complete paper copy of your wetland application, along with the required checks.  If dropping to Town Hall, label envelope, Inland Wetlands - Kathleen Holland.   
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COMMISSION REVIEWS and MEETING DETAILS:
All statutory deadlines apply. 

If application submittal is complete and filed in a timely manner, your application will be scheduled for the Commission’s Agenda.  

Two weeks prior to the presentation date, applicants shall electronically submit their presentation. Lola  Sweeney will add the presentation to the online Commission Review folder. 

Commission Meetings are being held via a virtual platform and once scheduled, the link will be added to the Meeting Agenda and posted online a minimum of 24 hours prior to the meeting.

Thank you for your assistance as we all learn how to conduct business efficiently in the Covid - 19 era. 
We welcome any helpful suggestions that would provide improvements.
Kathleen and Lola


What We Do
The preservation and protection of the wetlands and watercourses from random, unnecessary and unregulated uses, disturbance or destruction which is in the public interest and is essential to the health, welfare and safety of the citizens of the Town.

 


Contact Us
Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
(Appointment recommended)
GIS Map Request - please include property address and email Kathleen.Holland@newcanaanct.gov


Staff
Kathleen Holland, Director of Inland Wetlands and Watercourses, Floodplain Manager
203-594-3036
Kathleen.Holland@newcanaanct.gov

Lola Sweeney Administrative Assistant
203-594-3089
Lola.Sweeney@newcanaanct.gov


Location
Town Hall, Lower Level
77 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840