Inland Wetlands Commission

The Inland Wetlands Commission consists of a seven regular members and two alternate members.  Each member serves a three year term and is appointed by the Board of Selectmen. 

This Commission is charged with protecting the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses within the Town of New Hartford.   These Inland Wetlands and Watercourses are "an an interrelated web of nature essential to adequate supply of surface and underground water; the hydrological stability and control of flooding and erosion; to the recharging and purification of groundwater; and to the existence of many forms of animal, aquatic and plant life."

In order to protect these valuable resources The Commission reviews, by way of a wetlands application,   "any operation or use of a wetland or watercourse involving removal or disposition of material, or any obstruction, construction, alteration or pollution of such wetlands or watercourses, and any earth-moving, filling construction or clear-cutting of trees within 100 feet of watercourses or wetlands..."

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Michael Lucas Inland Wetlands Agent / Enforcement Officer​​​​​​​ (860) 379-7677

Commission Members - Current Terms of Office