741 Colonel Ledyard Highway  
Ledyard, Connecticut 06339  
TOWN OF LEDYARD  
Inland Wetland and Water Courses  
Commission  
Meeting Minutes - Final  
Chairman  
Justin DeBrodt  
Tuesday, June 4, 2024  
7:00 PM  
Council Chambers -Hybrid Format  
REMOTE MEETING INFORMATION  
Join Zoom Meeting  
Meeting ID: 816 8252 1335  
Passcode: 419703  
I.  
CALL TO ORDER  
Chairman Justin DeBrodt called the meeting to order at 7:02 p.m.  
II.  
ROLL CALL  
Chairman Justin DeBrodt  
Vice Chair Paul Maugle  
Present  
Commissioner Dan Pealer  
Commissioner Beth E. Ribe  
Commissioner Lynmarie Thompson  
Excused  
In addition, the following were present:  
Alex Samalot, Zoning & Wetlands Official  
Elizabeth Burdick, Director of Land Use & Planning  
Yaasmiyn Gonzalez, Land Use Assistant  
III.  
CITIZENS COMMENTS  
Ms. Ann Roberts-Pierson, 4 Anderson Drive, Gales Ferry, CT addressed the Commission and  
inquired if the GFI, LLC application would be subject to IWWC review. Chairman Debrodt  
noted there is no current application to review. Ms. Roberts-Pierson urged the IWCC to review  
any new application and hold a public hearing.  
IV.  
V.  
OLD BUSINESS  
None  
NEW BUSINESS  
Discussion and possible action on legal jurisdiction for PZC Application #24-1SITE - 59 Kings  
Highway, Applicant/Agent, Peter C. Gardner, Attorney, Mark Branse, Esq., Halloran & Sage -  
Owner Donco, LLC for a 10-unit Mobile Home Park/Affordable Housing Development in  
accordance with CGS §8-30g.  
A.  
Town Attorney Rob Avena addressed the issue of whether or not the IWWC has jurisdiction  
over PZC applications. He stated that he felt the PZC Chair or the Town Planner could ask the  
IWCC to review and he discussed that Ledyard had not updated its IWWC regulations to  
specifically state the Commission could regulate activities beyond the 100-foot upland review  
area as other Towns in the region had.  
The Commission had a brief discussion of the proposed mobile manufactured home park  
application and Director Burdick read a report from C.S.S. Ian Cole, dated April 121, 2024 that  
had been entered into the PZC file record for #PZ-1SITE that described existing site conditions,  
including wetlands areas, the proposed site improvements and that stated there would be no  
direct or adverse impacts on the existing wetlands/drainage basin.  
Upon MOTION by Beth Ribe, SECONDED by Dan Pealer, it was voted that the Commission  
does not request that PZC Application #24-1SITE, 59 Kings Highway, Applicant/Agent, Peter  
C. Gardner, Attorney, Mark Branse, Esq., Halloran & Sage - Owner Donco, LLC for 10-Unit  
Mobile Home Park/Affordable Housing Development in accordance with CGS §8-30g submit an  
IWWC permit for the project.  
APPROVED AND SO DECLARED  
Beth E. Ribe  
RESULT:  
MOVER:  
Dan Pealer  
SECONDER:  
3
1
1
DeBrodt Pealer Ribe  
Maugle  
AYE  
NAY  
Thompson  
EXCUSED  
Discussion and possible action on legal jurisdiction for PCZ Application #24-2RESUB - 96, 98,  
and 100 Stoddards Wharf Rd.,Agent: Harry Heller, Esq., Heller, Heller & McCoy -  
Applicant/Owner: Avery Brook Homes, LLC, for an 18-Lot Resubdivision/Affordable Housing  
Development pursuant to CGS §8-30g.  
B.  
As in agenda item V.a, Town Attorney Rob Avena addressed the issue of whether or not the  
IWWC has jurisdiction over PZC applications. He summarized legal opinions submitted by  
Attorney Harry Heller on behalf of Avery Brook Homes, LLC and Attorney Steven Studer on  
behalf of Intervenor Groton Utilities. There was discussion between Commissioners and  
Attorney Avena regarding various reasons it had jurisdiction over this particular application.  
Details of the discussion may be seen on video on the Town website.  
Director Burdick stated that staff had not yet completed their respective reviews and were  
waiting for further info. She read correspondence between Lisette Stone, CT DPH and Attorney  
Heller stating the Applicant has hired an expert to prepare a wastewater renovation analysis  
which is forthcoming.  
The Commission felt they did not have sufficient information to make a decision and tabled the  
discussion to its next meeting.  
TABLED  
RESULT:  
REPORTS  
VI.  
A.  
Staff Reports - Designated Agent/WEO  
WEO Alex Samalot presented his May staff report.  
VII. APPROVAL OF MINUTES  
MOTION to approve the Inland Wetland and Water Courses Commission regular meeting  
minutes of April 2, 2024  
B.  
APPROVED AND SO DECLARED  
Dan Pealer  
RESULT:  
MOVER:  
Paul Maugle  
SECONDER:  
4
1
DeBrodt Maugle Pealer Ribe  
Thompson  
AYE  
EXCUSED  
VIII. MEETING REVIEW  
Chairman Debrodt reviewed the meeting.  
IX.  
ADJOURNMENT  
Mr.Debrodt moved the meeting be adjourned, seconded by Ms. Ribe  
The meeting adjourned at 8:40 p.m.  
VOTE: 4 - 0 Approved and so declared  
Respectively Submitted,  
_______________________________  
Chairman Debrodt  
Inland Wetland and Water Courses Commission