The Planning and Zoning Division is responsible for the implementation of the Town’s Comprehensive Plan, Zoning and Subdivision Codes. The Planning Division services residents and developers within the community by managing land use requirements for proposed residential, and commercial/industrial projects.
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A public hearing is required with all CSM's. The fee is a $300.00 application fee plus a $75.00 citizen participation fee. The application must be submitted 21 days prior to the scheduled meeting. The petitioner must follow the Citizen Participation Ordinance before the CSM goes to the Planning Commission.
All rezoning requests must be heard before the Town Planning Commission. Meetings begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Town Hall. There is a fee of $450.00, plus $75.00 Citizen Participation Fee. The schedule of Planning Commission meetings dates:
A legal notice is published in the Post Crescent two times before the scheduled hearing. State Statutes require that notices be sent to all neighboring properties within 300 feet of the property to be rezoned. We generally send notices to all property owners within 500 feet and sometimes beyond. The petitioner is required to comply with our Citizen Participation Ordinance prior to the Planning Commission meeting.
The Town Staff submits a written report to the Planning Commission prior to the public hearing for review. All Commission members receive all items submitted with the application.
At the public hearing, both sides, for and against can be heard. If you are unable to attend a hearing, a written statement can be sent to the Town Clerk for submittal to the Commission.
The Planning Commission makes a recommendation to the Town Board. This recommendation is presented to the Town Board at the next regularly scheduled Town Board meeting. If approved by the Town Board, Special Exception Permits are final. Rezonings are submitted to Outagamie County Zoning, for approval/denial. If approved by the County Zoning Commission, it then goes to the County Board. After approval at this level, it then becomes effective.
This entire process generally takes 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 months to complete.
Where, by the terms of the Town Zoning Ordinance, a site plan is required in connection with any use or structure, such site plan must be approved prior to making application for a building permit. If required, the site plan will be submitted to the Planning Commission for approval and a public hearing must be held. The Citizen Participation Ordinance must be followed before the Planning Commission meeting.
Site plans should be submitted at least 21 days before the scheduled meeting. There is an application fee of $400.00, a $75.00 citizen participation fee, along with $500 for Stormwater Management. You will be responsible for any additional costs associated with engineering, inspections, legal etc.
For Site Plans with buildings 2,000 sq. ft. and smaller or site plans that do not include buildings, the plan will only be required to go through a staff review. This has an application fee of $200.00.
— Preliminary Plat and Condominium Review Application
The application for the preliminary plat and condominium is $100.00 plus $10.00 for each lot within the plat. A $75.00 citizen participation fee is also required. There are also engineering fees, administrative fees and escrow fees. Refer to our Review Fee Schedule for additional fees.
A public hearing is required for the preliminary plat and condominium. The petitioner must follow the Citizen Participation Ordinance before the Planning Commission meeting.
— Final Plat Review Application
Final plat fees are $100.00 plus $5.00 for each lot within the plat.
Notes that may be required on final plats
Plat and Condominium Fees
Subdivision Plat Application and Approval Requirements
All special exception permit requests are heard before the Planning Commission. There is a fee of $400.00 plus a $75.00 Citizen Participation Fee. The fee is non-refundable and there are no guarantees that a special exception will be granted. The petitioner is required to follow the Citizen Participation Ordinance prior to the Planning Commission meeting.
Variance applications go before the Town Board of Appeals. The fee is $300.00 and needs to be submitted at least 21 days before the scheduled meeting.
There are no guarantees that a variance will be granted and the fee is non-refundable. Variances can be precedent setting and require the petitioner to prove a hardship that is not self-created.
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