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Local Assistance Planning
1. What services can the Brown County Planning Commission's local assistance program provide?

  • Developing comprehensive plans that meet state requirements
  • Writing grant applications for various state, federal, and non-profit programs
  • Preparing ordinances including such as:
    • Zoning
    • Land division
    • Site plan
    • Design review
    • Wind turbines
    • Historic preservation
    • Miscellaneous land use based ordinances (outdoor wood furnace, noise, sign, etc.)
  • Developing various special purpose plans, including
    • Park and outdoor recreation
    • Safe routes to school
    • Bicycle and pedestrian
    • Area development plans
    • Site plans
    • Farmland preservation plans
    • Economic development or redevelopment plans
    • Environmental protection plans
    • Historic preservation plans
  • Serving as planning staff to contracted communities, which includes:
    • Provision of professional planning staff reports related to rezoning petitions, variances, annexations, and land division applications
    • Serving as a primary point of contact for development proposals
    • Grant writing
    • Researching issues
    • Ordinance development
    • Mapping
    • Special planning projects
    • Meeting facilitation
    • Development negotiation
    • Development processes review
    • Planning commissioner and elected official training
Additionally, Brown County Planning staff has worked with a number of Brown County school districts and other non-profit or public agencies regarding such issues as:
  • Internal school district attendance area boundary adjustments
  • School district strategic planning
  • Siting new facilities
  • Site planning
  • Population attendance and location analysis
  • Mapping

2. How many competitive state and federal grant dollars has the local assistance program brought to Brown County since 2000?

Comprehensive Planning Grants: $556,000 (7 separate grants)
Wisconsin Coastal Management Grants: $59,980 (2 separate grants)
EPA Brownfield Assessment Grants: $400,000 (2 separate grants)
WDNR Lake Planning Grants: $29,967 (3 separate grants)
Total: $1,045,947

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