Comprehensive Planning Committee
Thursday, December 20 2007
TIME: 6:30 p.m.
LOCATION: at the Town Hall
1. Call to order.
2. Approval of minutes.
3. Review of Draft Chapter:
8.0 Economic Development.
4. Public Comment.
Brenda A. Schneider
The Town of Taycheedah Comprehensive Planning Committee met on Thursday, December 20th, 2007, at 6:30 p.m., at the Taycheedah Town Hall. Members present were: Ed Braun, Jerry Guelig, Tim Krawczyk, Neal Nett, Rebecca Ries, Brenda Schneider, Joanne Thome, Joe Thome and Mike Wirtz. Also present was one resident.
1. Call to order. Chairman Ed Braun called the meeting to order at 6:33 p.m.
2. Approval of minutes. Mike Wirtz motioned to approve the minutes of the November 15th meeting, seconded by Joanne Thome. Motion carried (9-0).
3. Review Draft Chapters:
Chapter 8.0 Economic Development.
Revisions, Corrections or Clarifications requested:
Pg. 8-1 *Ensure that 2025 located in the vision has been changed to “2028”; as well as hamlets to “communities”.
*The Committee discussed whether or not the survey responses should be placed into a separate section instead of dispersed throughout the document.
Pg. 8-9 *The Committee will need to verify all Table numbers for accuracy at the end of the project.
Pg. 8-10 *Item #4, Dependent Economy. First sentence is incomplete. Insert “this is” after the word Usually.
*Closing paragraph of the Local Economy Section. Verify that hamlets has been replaced by “communities”.
Pg. 8-11 *Local Economic Development Desires. Ensure 2026 has been change to “2028”.
*Footnote #3. Delete the second reference to Fond du Lac.
*Ask the Consultant about referring to the NEW North in this Section.
Pg. 8-12 *Agriculture and Economic Development.
*First paragraph, first sentence: change depressed to “fluctuating”.
*First paragraph, last sentence: change lead to “led”.
*Second paragraph, first sentence: delete left and substitute with a graphic or table number.
*Second paragraph: Ask the consultant for a breakdown of the 1,543 acres of lost farmland (i.e. number of acres to recreation, business, residential, etc).
*Second paragraph: States a loss of 97 farms yet Page 7-25 states a loss of 93 farms. Correct as needed.
Pg. 8-13 *Fourth checkmark. Transition to organic farming. In the parenthesis, delete Fond du Lac County – 0.5%;
Pg. 8-14 *Specialty Zoned Areas. Verify hamlets has been changed to “communities”.
*Brownfield Sites. Delete (see box at left).
Pg. 8-17 *Fond du Lac County UW-Extension. First paragraph, first sentence. Correct the UW-Extension Educator’s title to “Community, Natural Resource and Economic Development Educator”.
Comprehensive Planning Committee
December 20th, 2007
Pg. 8-18 *Residential Development as Economic Development. First paragraph, third sentence: Change know to “known” and capitalize the first letter of the words Cost of Community Services and delete the second that.
*Residential Development as Economic Development. The accuracy of the statements was questioned, as well as the use of the Town of Dunn study. Independent research by a Committee member yields other conclusions. The Committee requests the information be presented in a fair and balanced manner with the economic benefits noted. The Consultant will be asked to re-write the section prior to the January 30th meeting.
Pg. 8-19 *Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO). First paragraph: Delete sometimes referred to as mega farms, factory farms, or between the parentheses. (CAFOs) is to remain.
*Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations. Second paragraph, first sentence: change factory farms to “CAFOs”.
Neal Nett motioned to establish a Committee recommendation to the Town Board to study DATCP 51 and adopt CAFO regulations as developed by the State of Wisconsin, seconded by Tim Krawczyk. Motion carried (9-0).
*Sprawl. Second paragraph, first sentence: Change Town to “Taycheedah” and complete the last sentence.
Pg. 8-20 *Title of the graphic. Remove Factory Farms.
Pg. 8-22 *Future Land Use Chapter. First sentence: Capitalize land and map.
Pg. 8-23 *Goal 1, second Land Use item. Change the Champion/Partner from Agricultural Committee to “Town Board”.
Pg. 8-24 *Goal 3, Land Use item. Delete the entire item.
*Goal 3, first Ag., Cult.& Nat. Resources. Change the champion/Partner from Agricultural Committee to “Town Board”.
4. Public Comment. None was received.
Next meetings will be held on Thursday, January 31st, 2008, at 6:00 p.m. to prepare for the Mid-Course Mapping Meeting; which will be conducted at 6:30 p.m.
5. Adjournment. Joanne Thome to adjourn at 8:21 p.m., seconded by Ed Braun. Motion carried (9-0).
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