Provide A Planning Process That Allows Public
Participation For A Consistent, Open Approach To Determine Community Needs
Setting Goals & Priorities
- Develop a Town plan for
consistent local government decisions on land uses.
- Develop Town plans that
benefit and protect
- The Land & Ground Water (both quantity and
- Residents' Safety, Health and Welfare
- All Land Owners
- The Environment
- Establish and implement
joint planning efforts between the Town, the City of Onalaska, the Village of
Holmen, the Town of Holland, the School District of Holmen and Lake Onalaska
- Provide programs that
preserve the open space and the rural quality of life.
- Assess the impacts of
proposed developments on the environment, on traffic and roads, on the net
tax revenue generated, and on the overall quality of life for residents.
- Implement sound and
effective storm water management standards and practices to protect ground
water and property.
- Engage in soil and water
conservation policies and practices.
- Preserve and protect
wetlands and the resources of Lake Onalaska and the Upper Mississippi National
Fish and Wildlife Refuge. Work in collaboration with the United States
Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) to protect, enhance, and expand the Refuge.
- Establish and enforce
appropriate development density thresholds and locations for agricultural,
residential, commercial, and industrial development.
- Employ Smart Growth
principles such as those that encourage residential, commercial and light
industrial development to be located where a full range of public services
(water, sewer, fire, police, HAZMAT, etc.) and adequate transportation systems
are available or can be easily extended from existing service areas.