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File #: 03731    Version: 1 Name: Creating CARPC
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/22/2006 In control: PLAN COMMISSION
On agenda: 7/18/2006 Final action: 7/18/2006
Enactment date: 7/20/2006 Enactment #: RES-06-00663
Title: Petitioning the Governor of Wisconsin to create a Capital Area Regional Planning Commission.
Sponsors: David J. Cieslewicz
Attachments: 1. letter & certification to County Clerk.pdf
Fiscal Note
Adoption of this resolution would have no direct fiscal impact. Establishment of the planning entity anticipated in this resolution would essentially recreate the regional planning commission structure that was in place in Dane County from 1975 until 2004 and would facilitate the continued amendment of the central urban service area boundary to allow provision of sewer and other urban services in conformance with the comprehensive plan.
Petitioning the Governor of Wisconsin to create a Capital Area Regional Planning Commission.
WHEREAS, the need to preserve the natural resources and beauty of the region surrounding Wisconsin's capital require that local units of government work together to address environmental concerns which transcend municipal boundaries; and
WHEREAS, cooperative efforts can pool scarce resources to create a public agency which can act as a resource for the community development efforts of local units of government in the capital area of Wisconsin; and
WHEREAS, the most appropriate legal means available for engaging in such cooperative efforts appears to be creation of a regional planning commission under sec. 66.0309, Wis. Stats.; and
WHEREAS, that statute provides that the Governor may create a regional planning commission upon petition of a local unit of government and if the creation is consented to by local units representing fifty percent of the population and fifty percent of the equalized value of the proposed region; and
WHEREAS, the statute further provides in sec. 66.0309 (3)(b) that the membership composition of a regional planning commission shall be in accordance with resolutions adopted by a majority of the local units in the region having at least one-half the population of the proposed region; and
WHEREAS, Section 66.0301 of the Wisconsin Statutes allows counties, towns, villages and cities jointly to exercise any power they possess, and the parties hereto intend that the agreements containe...

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