Inland Wetlands & Watercourses Commission

Regular Meetings

  • 7:30 PM
  • 3rd Tuesday of every month
  • Preston Town Hall
    389 Route 2
    Preston, CT 06365

2022 Calendar of Meetings

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Inland Wetlands Application 2021-12, Blue Camp CT, LLC, Applicant and Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, Owner for property located at 451, 455, 495 Route 2; Development of a comprehensive luxury recreational campground.

Exhibit 1: Public Hearing Notice for December 21, 2021 that ran in the Norwich Bulletin on December 9 & December 16, 2021.

Exhibit 2: Application #2021-12 dated October 12, 2021, Blue Camp CT, LLC Applicant and Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, Owner.

Exhibit 3: Letter dated October 12, 2021 from Heller, Heller & McCoy to Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission regarding introduction to the project.

Exhibit 4: Project Overview dated October 11, 2021 from Heller, Heller & McCoy regarding Application Narrative for Inland Wetlands Application #2021-12.

Exhibit 5: Site Plan titled, “Bluewater Recreational Campground Resort at Avery Pond 451, 455 & 495 CT Route 2, Preston CT dated October 12, 2021 prepared by Engineer and Landscape Architect, Benesch.

Exhibit 6: On-site Soil Investigation & Wetland Delineation Report dated October 6, 2021 prepared by Rema Ecological Services, LLC, Manchester, CT.

Exhibit 7: Wetlands Assessment & Impact Analysis dated November 8, 2021 prepared by REMA.

Exhibit 8: Stormwater Management Report dated October 12, 2021 prepared by Benesch, Professional Services Firm.

Exhibit 9: Comments dated December 8, 2021 from Tom Cummings, P.E. at CLA Engineering, Inc., Town Engineer.

Exhibit 10: Email dated December 13, 2021 from Jean Pillo, Watershed Conservation Project Manager, Last Green Valley  Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Coordinator regarding Avery Pond Water Quality Data.

Exhibit 11: Email dated December 12, 2021, Joseph R. Theroux, Certified Forrester/Soil Scientist regarding Wetland Function &  Value and Impact Assessment Report

Exhibit 12: Email dated December 14, 2021 from Mark O'Neill, local resident regarding RV Park Proposal (PDF)

Exhibit 13: Letter dated December 15, 2021 from Gary Piszczek, Chairman of CAC regarding RV Park Proposal (PDF)

Exhibit 14: Email dated December 16, 2021 from Steve Ballirano, local resident regarding RV Park Proposal (PDF)

Exhibit 15: Letter dated December 17, 2021 from Heller, Heller & McCoy with owners notice to adjacent properties to IWWC (PDF)

Exhibit 16: Email dated December 21, 2021 from Leigh Cremin to Municipal offices and tax-paying voters of Town of Preston, CT. regarding RV Park Comments (PDF)

Exhibit 17: Letter dated December 21, 2021 from Margaret Gibson of 154 Watson Rd, Preston to the IWWC regarding the Blue Camp CT, LLC proposed project #2021-12 (PDF)

Exhibit 18: Pictures provided on 12.21.21 of flooding on Avery Pond (PDF)

Exhibit 19: Picture provided on 12.21.21 of flooding on Avery Pond 2 (PDF) 

Exhibit 20: Blue Water Campground Resort dated 11.06.21 (PDF) 

Exhibit 21: Project Manager, Ryan C. Deane, PLA – Alfred Benesch & Company 12.21.21 (PDF) 

Exhibit 22: Senior Project Manager, William Walter, PE, LEED AP – Alfred Benesch & Company 12.21.21 (PDF) 

Exhibit 23: Eastern CT Conservation District, Inc. dated 2004 CT Stormwater Quality Manuel, Chapter 11-P3-3 (PDF) 

Exhibit 24: Inland Wetlands Commission Roles and Responsibilities, 2009 Land Use Academy (PDF) 

Exhibit 25: Patricia Monahan, 50 Lakeview Drive – Comments (PDF) 

Exhibit 26: Edwin and Carol Guffy, 14 Lynn Drive – Comments (PDF) 

Exhibit 27: Avery Pond Description dated 2002, CT DEEP (PDF)

Exhibit 28: Jennifer Hollstein, 12 Lynn Drive – Comments (PDF) 

Exhibit 29: Proposed Bluewater Preston Campground dated December 21, 2021 (PDF) 

Exhibit 30: Bluewater Donation to YMCA, Northampton County (PDF) 

Exhibit 31: Bluewater Donation to Ducks Unlimited, VA (PDF) 

Exhibit 32: Email dated December 20, 2021 from Jason Przekop, 17 Krug Road to Len Johnson, Wetlands Agent- Comments (PDF)

Exhibit 33: Email dated December 20, 2021 from Bob Chapin, 7 Maynard Hill to Len Johnson, Wetlands Agent - Comments (PDF) 

Exhibit 34: Letter dated December 20, 2021 from Morris & Jean Fishbone, 18 Burdick Road to John Moulson, Chairman IWWC regarding comments on proposed Blue Camp CT, LLC project (PDF)

Exhibit 35: Letter dated December 28, 2021 received from Andrew & Karen Stockton, 16 Lynn Drive; comments on IW project #2021-12. Blue Camp CT, LLC (PDF)

Exhibit 36: Letter with comments dated January 4, 2022 from Robert & Mary Ann O’Neil to the IWWC (PDF)

Exhibit 37: Cost of Community Services Studies dated February 10, 2017 and received from Robert & Mary Ann O’Neil (PDF)

Exhibit 38: Letter received December 28, 2021 from Andrew Stockton to IWWC regarding Blue Water CT, LLC, storm water mgmt. concerns (PDF)

Exhibit 39: Letter dated January 11, 2022 from Will Walter, PE of Benesch to Tom Cummings, PE (on behalf of IWWC) regarding review of CLA’s comments (PDF)

Exhibit 40: Letter dated January 12, 2022 from Tom Cummings, PE, CLA Engineers, Inc. to IWWC regarding Blue Camp CT, LLC. (PDF)

Exhibit 41: Letter received January 14, 2022 from Susan Hotchkiss to the IWWC (PDF)

Exhibit 42: Letter dated January 14, 2022 to Preston IWWC from Joe Theroux regarding review of Blue water revisions (PDF)

Exhibit 43: Letter dated January 18 to IWWC from Heller, Heller & McCoy for 35 day extension. (PDF)

Exhibit 44: 2012 correspondence to IWWC from MD, Attn. General’s Office regarding Blue Water Dev. Corp. (PDF)

Exhibit 45: Susan & Timothy Hotchkiss & Jennifer Hollstein – Motions to Intervene (PDF)

Exhibit 46: Mary Ann O’Neil comments on Blue Camp CT, LLC. (PDF)

Exhibit 47: Letter dated January 18, 2022 to IWWC from Andrew Stockton, comments 1 (PDF)

Exhibit 48: Letter dated January 18, 2022 to IWWC from Andrew Stockton, comments 2 (PDF)

Exhibit 49: Letter dated January 18, 2022 to IWWC from Andrew Stockton, comments 3 (PDF)

Exhibit 50: Application Narrative dated 01.11.21, Revision No. 1 - Blue Water Camp CT, LLC (PDF)





Meeting Date
Application Deadline
December 21, 2021December 14, 2021
January 18, 2022January 11, 2022
February 15, 2022February 08, 2022
March 15, 2022March 08, 2022
April 19, 2022April 12, 2022
May 17, 2022May 10, 2022
June 21, 2022June 14, 2022
July 19, 2022July 12, 2022
August 16, 2022August 09, 2022
September 20, 2022September 13, 2022
October 18, 2022October 11, 2022
November 15, 2022
November 08, 2022
December 20, 2022
December 13, 2022


* Applications submitted after the deadline will be accepted, however, it cannot be guaranteed that the application will be placed on the agenda for the regular meeting.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Regular Members

  • John Moulson, Chairman (R)
    Term: January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2022
  • Paul Andruskiewicz (U)
    Term: December 31, 2015 - December 31, 2021
  • Chuck Bartnicki (R)
    Term: January 26, 2017 - December 31, 2022
  • VACANCY
    Term to December 31,2024
  • Ian Stammel (D)
    Term: January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2023
  • Douglas Fox (R)
    Term: July 16, 2019 - December 31, 2022
  • Gerald Grabarek (D)
    Term: March 11, 2021 - December 31, 2024
  • Len Johnson, Inland Wetlands Agent

Alternate Members

  • Zach Tarner (R)
    Term: January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2023
  • VACANCY

Mission Statement

The preservation and protection of the wetlands and watercourses from random, unnecessary, undesirable and unregulated uses, disturbance or destruction, is in the public interest and is essential to the public health, welfare and safety. It is therefore, the purpose of these Regulations to:

  • Deterring and inhibiting the danger of flood and pollution
  • Maintaining and improving water quality in accordance with the highest standards set forth by federal, state or local authority
  • Preventing damage from erosion, turbidity or siltation
  • Preventing loss of fish and other beneficial aquatic organisms, wildlife and vegetation and the destruction of the natural habitats thereof
  • Protect the citizens of Preston by making provisions for the protection, preservation, maintenance and use of the inland wetlands and watercourses by minimizing their disturbance and pollution
  • Protecting potable / fresh / water supplies from the dangers of drought, overdraft, pollution, misuse and mismanagement by providing an orderly process to balance the need for economic growth of the Town of Preston and the use of its land with the need to protect its environment and ecology in order to assure to the people of the Town of Preston, the safety of such natural enjoyment of generations yet unborn
  • Protecting the quality of wetlands and watercourses for their conservation, economic, aesthetic, recreational and other public and private uses and values