Inland-Wetlands Commission

Duties & Responsibilities:

The Inland-Wetland Commission has control over development affecting designated wetland areas, streams and watercourses.

The Brookfield Inland Wetlands Commission (IWC) was established to carry out the Connecticut State Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Act of 1972. The process of permitting activities near wetlands, watercourses, and bodies of water is to assure proper use, protection and maintenance of the Town’s freshwater wetlands and surface water resources.

The Commission consists of volunteers. Seven members, of which four are regular members and three are alternates, serve four-year terms. The Board of Selectman appoints commission members.

A full-time staff member and an administrative assistant serve the Commission. The staff is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the regulations and is available to the public on a daily basis.

The Inland Wetland Commission approved the adoption of revised regulations on November 24, 2008 after several public hearings. These regulations will become effective on April 1, 2009

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Dian Eng Land Use Administrative Assistant, CZET (203) 775-7316
Alice Dew Land Use Director and Wetlands Enforcement Officer (203) 775-7316

Commission Members

NameTitleParty AffiliationTerm
John Donovan

Member

Republican

02/05/18 - 02/07/22

Chairman

Republican

02/01/16 - 02/03/20

Secretary

Republican

02/01/16 - 02/03/20

Vice-Chair

Republican

02/05/18 - 02/07/22

Michael Neustadt

Member

Democrat

2/05/18 - 2/07/22

Vacancy One

Alternate

02/05/18 - 02/07/22

Vacancy Two

Alternate

02/01/16 - 02/03/20

Vacancy Three

Alternate

02/01/16 - 02/03/20