In 2000, the State of Wisconsin passed a law requiring every municipality (town, village, city and county) to have a long-range “comprehensive plan” in place. As part of the planning, communities review where they are, what housing, transportation, economic development, land use and natural resources initiatives have brought them to their current state, and how they would like to develop in the future. This year, many communities will begin the process of updating those plans. The Portage County Planning and Zoning Department can offer assistance to local governments working on their comprehensive community plans.
For assistance, contact Jeff Schuler, Portage County Planning and Zoning Director, 715-346-1334.