The Dane County Department of Emergency Management is working on a natural hazard mitigation plan that relates to
some of the work of the Dane County Comprehensive Plan. A
draft version of the plan has been completed and is on the
Emergency Management website.
Comprehensive Plan Work Groups
The Wisconsin grant deadline for this project currently
stands at May of 2006. In order to complete this project on time, we have to roll up
our sleeves and work together. Three work groups have been created to break down the
completion of this comprehensive and seemingly unwieldy project into relatively more
manageable components. The essence of each work group will be to
- ensure that the project is completed in a timely fashion
- provide a medium for consensus building
- generate the tangible work products needed to complete the plan
Consensus building will be the projectís key to success.
The three work groups are:
Each work group covers a lot of information, a multitude
of planning elements and issues. Therefore, each work group will have the
option to be further divided
into topical sub-work groups.
For example, the Transportation, Utilities,
and Community Facilities work group could be further broken into three sub-groups
based on the three primary comprehensive plan element topics represented by the
group: Transportation; Utilities; and Community Facilities. (Or two groups
based on the Wisconsin planning elements themselves.)
The sub-groups could
be given action items to accomplish by the Work Group, which they would then
do before the next work group meeting. Each of the three sub-groups might
then regularly report
to the approximate work group.
Each working group will consist of three types of
members: Resource Members, Advisory Members, and Appointed Members.
Resource Members: (Unlimited)
These members are primarily staff from Dane County and other governmental
agencies and service providers (e.g. advocacy groups and the University of
Wisconsin) that have some key topical knowledge that may help each working
group gather or analyze information.
Advisory Members: (Unlimited)
This group consists of any person residing inside Dane County who has the
willingness and desire to help mold and shape the future of Dane County. We
need your involvement and localized knowledge to power this planning effort.
Appointed Members: (11 members)
The Chair of the Zoning and Natural Resources Committee and the Chair of the
Strategic Growth Management Committee have appointed certain members. These
members are necessary to form a sub-committee to the Dane County Comprehensive
Plan Steering Committee, a special committee to the County Board. Their
responsibility is to handle the formal meeting requirements (open meetings
law, quorum requirements, etc.) and represent other aspects of Dane County
that will be covered in the Dane County Comprehensive Plan. These people will
constitute the formal voting membership of the work group.
Have any questions?
Dane County Department of Planning & Development
210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd Rm 116
Madison WI 53703-3342
Curt Kodl 608-266-4183