On April 19th 2013 Dane County Board Chair John Hendrick appointed a new Steering Committee for the amendment process to the Dane County Comprehensive Plan.
The process for review of the Dane County Comprehensive Plan will begin soon, meeting announcements and other news and events will be posted here on regular basis.
Any questions or comments can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.Minutes and Agendas Appointments to the Dane County Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee
In 2001, Dane County, in concert with 14 communities, applied for and received a grant from the Wisconsin Comprehensive Grant Program. We received the transportation funding in May of 2002 and the Comprehensive Planning funding in January of 2003. Dane County will also be acting as a grant administrator for the other 14 communities.
By accepting this funding, the Dane County Board has agreed to complete and adopt a comprehensive plan, as defined in WI State Statutes, by May of 2006. To support this effort and provide guidance and leadership to staff, the DCCP Steering Committee was formed.
These web pages are being design to provide as much relevant information on the DCCP and its process as possible. If any of your questions are not answered here, feel free to contact Dane County Planning and Development. (The information is listed at the bottom of every page).
The 1999-2001 Wisconsin State biennial budget included the most complete comprehensive planning legislation in Wisconsin's history. This comprehensive planning legislation (occasionally referred to as "Smart Growth") provides the framework for developing comprehensive plans, a grant program which will provide communities an incentive to further advance the local efforts in their comprehensive planning process, and a connection to other planning related actions to help provide overall consistency with the plan developed by the local community.
The legislation outlines how the newly defined "comprehensive plan" relates to previous and continuing planning efforts. Each plan must address the 9 planning elements. The detail on each comprehensive plan depends, in part, on the type of planning jurisdictions. Additionally, communities accepting state grant funds are required to incorporate the 14 planning goals and objectives .
By 2010, all land use related actions (regulations, etc.) must be consistent with the adopted comprehensive plan. This includes, but is not limited to: incorporation procedures, annexation procedures, boundary agreements, subdivision regulation, extraterritorial plat review, zoning ordinances, or agricultural preservation plans. As part of the comprehensive planning process, each governmental entity must adopt a Public Participation Plan to facilitate public involvement, following procedures outlined by WI Statue Section 66.1001(4), Wis. Stats