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66.1001(2)(i) (i) Implementation element. A compilation of programs and specific actions to be completed in a stated sequence, including proposed changes to any applicable zoning ordinances, official maps, or subdivision ordinances, to implement the objectives, policies, plans and programs contained in pars. (a) to (h). The element shall describe how each of the elements of the comprehensive plan will be integrated and made consistent with the other elements of the comprehensive plan, and shall include a mechanism to measure the local governmental unit's progress toward achieving all aspects of the comprehensive plan. The element shall include a process for updating the comprehensive plan. A comprehensive plan under this subsection shall be updated no less than once every 10 years.
66.1001(2m) (2m)Effect of enactment of a comprehensive plan. The enactment of a comprehensive plan by ordinance does not make the comprehensive plan by itself a regulation.
66.1001(3) (3)Ordinances that must be consistent with comprehensive plans. Except as provided in sub. (3m), beginning on January 1, 2010, if a local governmental unit enacts or amends any of the following ordinances, the ordinance shall be consistent with that local governmental unit's comprehensive plan:
66.1001(3)(g) (g) Official mapping ordinances enacted or amended under s. 62.23 (6).
66.1001(3)(h) (h) Local subdivision ordinances enacted or amended under s. 236.45 or 236.46.
66.1001(3)(j) (j) County zoning ordinances enacted or amended under s. 59.69.
66.1001(3)(k) (k) City or village zoning ordinances enacted or amended under s. 62.23 (7).
66.1001(3)(L) (L) Town zoning ordinances enacted or amended under s. 60.61 or 60.62.
66.1001(3)(q) (q) Shorelands or wetlands in shorelands zoning ordinances enacted or amended under s. 59.692, 61.351, 61.353, 62.231, or 62.233.
66.1001(3m) (3m)Delay of consistency requirement.
66.1001(3m)(a)(a) If a local governmental unit has not adopted a comprehensive plan before January 1, 2010, the local governmental unit is exempt from the requirement under sub. (3) if any of the following applies:
66.1001(3m)(a)1. 1. The local governmental unit has applied for but has not received a comprehensive planning grant under s. 16.965 (2), and the local governmental unit adopts a resolution stating that the local governmental unit will adopt a comprehensive plan that will take effect no later than January 1, 2012.
66.1001(3m)(a)2. 2. The local governmental unit has received a comprehensive planning grant under s. 16.965 (2) and has been granted an extension of time under s. 16.965 (5) to complete comprehensive planning.
66.1001(3m)(b) (b) The exemption under par. (a) shall continue until the following dates:
66.1001(3m)(b)1. 1. For a local governmental unit exempt under par. (a) 1., January 1, 2012.
66.1001(3m)(b)2. 2. For a local governmental unit exempt under par. (a) 2., the date on which the extension of time granted under s. 16.965 (5) expires.
66.1001(4) (4)Procedures for adopting comprehensive plans. A local governmental unit shall comply with all of the following before its comprehensive plan may take effect:
66.1001(4)(a) (a) The governing body of a local governmental unit shall adopt written procedures that are designed to foster public participation, including open discussion, communication programs, information services, and public meetings for which advance notice has been provided, in every stage of the preparation of a comprehensive plan. The written procedures shall provide for wide distribution of proposed, alternative, or amended elements of a comprehensive plan and shall provide an opportunity for written comments on the plan to be submitted by members of the public to the governing body and for the governing body to respond to such written comments. The written procedures shall describe the methods the governing body of a local governmental unit will use to distribute proposed, alternative, or amended elements of a comprehensive plan to owners of property, or to persons who have a leasehold interest in property pursuant to which the persons may extract nonmetallic mineral resources in or on property, in which the allowable use or intensity of use of the property is changed by the comprehensive plan.
66.1001(4)(b) (b) The plan commission or other body of a local governmental unit that is authorized to prepare or amend a comprehensive plan may recommend the adoption or amendment of a comprehensive plan only by adopting a resolution by a majority vote of the entire commission. The vote shall be recorded in the official minutes of the plan commission or other body. The resolution shall refer to maps and other descriptive materials that relate to one or more elements of a comprehensive plan. One copy of an adopted comprehensive plan, or of an amendment to such a plan, shall be sent to all of the following:
66.1001(4)(b)1. 1. Every governmental body that is located in whole or in part within the boundaries of the local governmental unit.
66.1001(4)(b)2. 2. The clerk of every local governmental unit that is adjacent to the local governmental unit that is the subject of the plan that is adopted or amended as described in par. (b) (intro.).
66.1001(4)(b)4. 4. After September 1, 2005, the department of administration.
66.1001(4)(b)5. 5. The regional planning commission in which the local governmental unit is located.
66.1001(4)(b)6. 6. The public library that serves the area in which the local governmental unit is located.
66.1001(4)(c) (c) No comprehensive plan that is recommended for adoption or amendment under par. (b) may take effect until the political subdivision enacts an ordinance or the regional planning commission adopts a resolution that adopts the plan or amendment. The political subdivision may not enact an ordinance or the regional planning commission may not adopt a resolution under this paragraph unless the comprehensive plan contains all of the elements specified in sub. (2). An ordinance may be enacted or a resolution may be adopted under this paragraph only by a majority vote of the members-elect, as defined in s. 59.001 (2m), of the governing body. One copy of a comprehensive plan enacted or adopted under this paragraph shall be sent to all of the entities specified under par. (b).
66.1001(4)(d) (d) No political subdivision may enact an ordinance or no regional planning commission may adopt a resolution under par. (c) unless the political subdivision or regional planning commission holds at least one public hearing at which the proposed ordinance or resolution is discussed. That hearing must be preceded by a class 1 notice under ch. 985 that is published at least 30 days before the hearing is held. The political subdivision or regional planning commission may also provide notice of the hearing by any other means it considers appropriate. The class 1 notice shall contain at least the following information:
66.1001(4)(d)1. 1. The date, time and place of the hearing.
66.1001(4)(d)2. 2. A summary, which may include a map, of the proposed comprehensive plan or amendment to such a plan.
66.1001(4)(d)3. 3. The name of an individual employed by the local governmental unit who may provide additional information regarding the proposed ordinance.
66.1001(4)(d)4. 4. Information relating to where and when the proposed comprehensive plan or amendment to such a plan may be inspected before the hearing, and how a copy of the plan or amendment may be obtained.
66.1001(4)(e) (e) At least 30 days before the hearing described in par. (d) is held, a local governmental unit shall provide written notice to all of the following:
66.1001(4)(e)1. 1. An operator who has obtained, or made application for, a permit that is described under s. 295.12 (3) (d).
66.1001(4)(e)2. 2. A person who has registered a marketable nonmetallic mineral deposit under s. 295.20.
66.1001(4)(e)3. 3. Any other property owner or leaseholder who has an interest in property pursuant to which the person may extract nonmetallic mineral resources, if the property owner or leaseholder requests in writing that the local governmental unit provide the property owner or leaseholder notice of the hearing described in par. (d).
66.1001(4)(f) (f) A political subdivision shall maintain a list of persons who submit a written request to receive notice of any proposed ordinance, described under par. (c), that affects the allowable use of the property owned by the person. At least 30 days before the hearing described in par. (d) is held a political subdivision shall provide written notice, including a copy of the proposed ordinance, to all such persons. The notice shall be by mail or in any reasonable form that is agreed to by the person and the political subdivision. The political subdivision may charge each person on the list who receives a notice a fee that does not exceed the approximate cost of providing the notice to the person.
66.1001(5) (5)Applicability of a regional planning commission's plan. A regional planning commission's comprehensive plan is only advisory in its applicability to a political subdivision and a political subdivision's comprehensive plan.
66.1001(6) (6)Comprehensive plan may take effect. Notwithstanding sub. (4), a comprehensive plan, or an amendment of a comprehensive plan, may take effect even if a local governmental unit fails to provide the notice that is required under sub. (4) (e) or (f), unless the local governmental unit intentionally fails to provide the notice.
66.1001 History History: 1999 a. 9, 148; 1999 a. 150 s. 74; Stats. 1999 s. 66.1001; 1999 a. 185 s. 57; 1999 a. 186 s. 42; 2001 a. 30, 90; 2003 a. 33, 93, 233, 307, 327; 2005 a. 26, 208; 2007 a. 121; 2009 a. 372; 2011 a. 257; 2013 a. 80.
66.1001 Annotation A municipality has the authority under s. 236.45 (2) to impose a temporary town-wide prohibition on land division while developing a comprehensive plan under this section. Wisconsin Realtors Association v. Town of West Point, 2008 WI App 40, 309 Wis. 2d 199, 747 N.W.2d 681, 06-2761.
66.1001 Annotation The use of the word "coordination" in various statutes dealing with municipal planning does not by itself authorize towns to invoke a power of "coordination" that would impose affirmative duties upon certain municipalities that are in addition to any other obligations that are imposed under those statutes. With respect to the development of and amendment of comprehensive plans, s. 66.1001 is to be followed by the local governmental units and political subdivisions identified in that section. OAG 3-10
66.10015 66.10015 Limitation on development regulation authority.
66.10015(1)(1) Definitions. In this section:
66.10015(1)(a) (a) "Approval" means a permit or authorization for building, zoning, driveway, stormwater, or other activity related to land development.
66.10015(1)(b) (b) "Existing requirements" means regulations, ordinances, rules, or other properly adopted requirements of a political subdivision that are in effect at the time the application for an approval is submitted to the political subdivision.
66.10015(1)(c) (c) "Political subdivision" means a city, village, town, or county.
66.10015(1)(d) (d) "Project" means a specific and identifiable land development that occurs on defined and adjacent parcels of land, which includes lands separated by roads, waterways, and easements.
66.10015(2) (2)Use of existing requirements.
66.10015(2)(a)(a) Except as provided under par. (b) or s. 66.0401, if a person has submitted an application for an approval, the political subdivision shall approve, deny, or conditionally approve the application solely based on existing requirements, unless the applicant and the political subdivision agree otherwise. An application is filed under this section on the date that the political subdivision receives the application.
66.10015(2)(b) (b) If a project requires more than one approval or approvals from more than one political subdivision and the applicant identifies the full scope of the project at the time of filing the application for the first approval required for the project, the existing requirements applicable in each political subdivision at the time of filing the application for the first approval required for the project shall be applicable to all subsequent approvals required for the project, unless the applicant and the political subdivision agree otherwise.
66.10015(2)(c) (c) An application for an approval shall expire not less than 60 days after filing if all of the following apply:
66.10015(2)(c)1. 1. The application does not comply with form and content requirements.
66.10015(2)(c)2. 2. Not more than 10 working days after filing, the political subdivision provides the applicant with written notice of the noncompliance. The notice shall specify the nature of the noncompliance and the date on which the application will expire if the noncompliance is not remedied.
66.10015(2)(c)3. 3. The applicant fails to remedy the noncompliance before the date provided in the notice.
66.10015(2)(d) (d) This section does not prohibit a political subdivision from establishing an expiration date on an approval.
66.10015 History History: 2013 a. 74.
66.1002 66.1002 Development moratoria.
66.1002(1) (1) Definitions. In this section:
66.1002(1)(a) (a) "Comprehensive plan" has the meaning given in s. 66.1001 (1) (a).
66.1002(1)(b) (b) "Development moratorium" means a moratorium on rezoning or approving any subdivision or other division of land by plat or certified survey map that is authorized under ch. 236.
66.1002(1)(d) (d) "Municipality" means any city, village, or town.
66.1002(1)(e) (e) "Public health professional" means any of the following:
66.1002(1)(e)1. 1. A physician, as defined under s. 48.375 (2) (g).
66.1002(1)(e)2. 2. A registered professional nurse, as defined under s. 49.498 (1) (L).
66.1002(1)(f) (f) "Registered engineer" means an individual who satisfies the registration requirements for a professional engineer as specified in s. 443.04
66.1002(2) (2)Moratorium allowed. Subject to the limitations and requirements specified in this section, a municipality may enact a development moratorium ordinance if the municipality has enacted a comprehensive plan, is in the process of preparing its comprehensive plan, is in the process of preparing a significant amendment to its comprehensive plan in response to a substantial change in conditions in the municipality, or is exempt from the requirement as described in s. 66.1001 (3m), and if at least one of the following applies:
66.1002(2)(a) (a) The municipality's governing body adopts a resolution stating that a moratorium is needed to prevent a shortage in, or the overburdening of, public facilities located in the municipality and that such a shortage or overburdening would otherwise occur during the period in which the moratorium would be in effect, except that the governing body may not adopt such a resolution unless it obtains a written report from a registered engineer stating that in his or her opinion the possible shortage or overburdening of public facilities justifies the need for a moratorium.
66.1002(2)(b) (b) The municipality's governing body adopts a resolution stating that a moratorium is needed to address a significant threat to the public health or safety that is presented by a proposed or anticipated activity specified under sub. (4), except that the governing body may not adopt such a resolution unless it obtains a written report from a registered engineer or public health professional stating that in his or her opinion the proposed or anticipated activity specified under sub. (4) presents such a significant threat to the public health or safety that the need for a moratorium is justified.
66.1002(3) (3)Ordinance requirements.
66.1002(3)(a)(a) An ordinance enacted under this section shall contain at least all of the following elements:
66.1002(3)(a)1. 1. A statement describing the problem giving rise to the need for the moratorium.
66.1002(3)(a)2. 2. A statement of the specific action that the municipality intends to take to alleviate the need for the moratorium.
66.1002(3)(a)3. 3. Subject to par. (b), the length of time during which the moratorium is to be in effect.
66.1002(3)(a)4. 4. A statement describing how and why the governing body decided on the length of time described in subd. 3.
66.1002(3)(a)5. 5. A description of the area in which the ordinance applies.
66.1002(3)(a)6. 6. An exemption for any activity specified under sub. (4) that would have no impact, or slight impact, on the problem giving rise to the need for the moratorium.
66.1002(3)(b)1.1. A development moratorium ordinance may be in effect only for a length of time that is long enough for a municipality to address the problem giving rise to the need for the moratorium but, except as provided in subd. 2., the ordinance may not remain in effect for more than 12 months.
66.1002(3)(b)2. 2. A municipality may amend the ordinance one time to extend the moratorium for not more than 6 months if the municipality's governing body determines that such an extension is necessary to address the problem giving rise to the need for the moratorium.
66.1002(3)(c) (c) A municipality may not enact a development moratorium ordinance unless it holds at least one public hearing at which the proposed ordinance is discussed. The public hearing must be preceded by a class 1 notice under ch. 985, the notice to be at least 30 days before the hearing. The municipality may also provide notice of the hearing by any other appropriate means. The class 1 notice shall contain at least all of the following:
66.1002(3)(c)1. 1. The time, date, and place of the hearing.
66.1002(3)(c)2. 2. A summary of the proposed development moratorium ordinance, including the location where the ordinance would apply, the length of time the ordinance would be in effect, and a statement describing the problem giving rise to the need for the moratorium.
66.1002(3)(c)3. 3. The name and contact information of a municipal official who may be contacted to obtain additional information about the proposed ordinance.
66.1002(3)(c)4. 4. Information relating to how, where, and when a copy of the proposed ordinance may be inspected or obtained before the hearing.
66.1002(4) (4)Applicability. A development moratorium ordinance enacted under this section applies to any of the following that is submitted to the municipality on or after the effective date of the ordinance:
66.1002(4)(a) (a) A request for rezoning.
66.1002(4)(c) (c) A plat or certified survey map.
66.1002(4)(d) (d) A subdivision plat or other land division.
66.1002 History History: 2011 a. 144.
66.1003 66.1003 Discontinuance of a public way.
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated though 2013 Wis. Act 380 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before June 30, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after July 1, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 7-1-14)