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The vision of the Planning Commission of the Town of Frankfort is one of living peaceful, quality lives surrounded by the natural beauty of our town.  We are proud of our farmland and natural resourses and want minimize pollution, erosion and other hazards and respect the rights of all property owners and residents.

MEMBERS


Richard McDermott- Town Board Representative
Maureen Manore - Vice Chair/Recording Secretary
Donna Gates
Don Gisch
Sally Baecker

ALTERNATE

Michael Albert

For the latest meeting minutes look under the "Minutes" tab to your left.

Preface


PURPOSE OF THIS PLAN

The Town of Frankfort Comprehensive Plan is intended to assist local officials and residents make future land use decisions. The plan will address short- and long-range concerns regarding growth, development, and preservation of the community.

Developing a comprehensive plan can assist in:
* identifying areas appropriate for development and preservation;
* recommending types of land use for specific areas;
* identifying needed transportation and community facilities that will serve the community; and
* providing detailed objectives and actions to implement the overall plan goals.

This Comprehensive Plan has been prepared under the Wisconsin's Comprehensive Planning legislation contained in Wisconsin Statute 66.1001. The plan is organized into nine chapters( issues and opportunities; housing; transportation; utilities and community facilities; natural, agricultural, and cultural resources; economic development; intergovernmental cooperation; land use, and implementation) each addressing one element specified under the law.


THE PLANNING PROCESS

Throughout the planning process, the public was afforded several opportunities to participate directly in the development of the comprehensive plan. Meetings of the planning commission were published and members of the public attending all planning related meetings were afforded an opportunity to speak and participate.

Upon voting to accept the final draft of the comprehensive plan, the plan was sent to a focus group for their comments. After the focus group comments and adjustment, if any, the Town of Frankfort Plan Commission will formally recommend the comprehensive plan to the Town Board of Supervisors. A public hearing will be set and copies made available and sent to those required to receive them. Based on the recommendations of the plan commission and the public, the Town of Frankfort will review and consider adopting the recommended plan.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PLAN
TOWN OF FRANKFORT
PLAN COMMISSION


Wisconsin's Comprehensive Planning law requires public participation throughout the comprehensive planning process. Specifically, Wisconsin Statutes 66.1001(4)(a) states:

The governing body of a local government 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 provide, in every stage of the preparation of a comprehensive plan. The written plan shall provide for a 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 to respond to such comments.


The Town of Frankfort Plan Commission will utilize a variety of methods to involve citizens at differing levels, from passive to active.

* Public awareness of the comprehensive Plan Commission and the planning process and opportunities to participate in the process will be generated through the use of notices in the local newspaper, notices in the local shopper and use of mass mailings and selected mailings.

* Public education will be conducted to improve the public understanding of an issue, inform them of technical information necessary to understand the issue or to improve communications. At least one community gathering will be planned, inviting all residents and landowners and information will be posted on the Town website.

* Public input will be obtained in several ways. The first way will be to send out a community survey to each resident and landowner in the Town. Other methods to be used are visioning projects, focus groups and citizen input during the monthly meetings and all hearings.

* Public interaction will be an ongoing process. Members of the Plan Commission will be available for comments and questions at all times.

State Stautes Governing Towns. See 66.1001, page 102 for Comprehensive Plan Statute

Town of Frankfort Comprehensive Plan, revised 2013

NOTICE

NOTICE
TOWN OF FRANKFORT
Annual Meeting
The Annual Meeting for the Town of Frankfort will be held Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at 6:30 p.m., in the Frankfort Town Hall.
AGENDA: 1. Official Depository
2. Financial Report
3. Planned Road Construction
4. Citizens’ Concerns
Immediately following the Annual Meeting will be the regular monthly Board Meeting for April.
AGENDA:
1. Minutes
2. Financial Report
3. Citizens’ Concerns
4. Little Plum Lutheran Church Cemetery Report
5. Discuss/Action – ATV/UTV Ordinance
6. Report on Other Meetings Attended
7. Mining Agreement Report
8. Road Reports
9. Appoint Alternate Board of Review Member
10. Appoint Plan Commission Member
11. Pay bills
Action may be taken on any agenda item
Maureen Manore, Clerk

Note: The revised ATV/UTV ordinance is now posted under the Ordinance/Resolution Tab.

TOWN OF FRANKFORT NOTICE THAT THE ASSESSMENT ROLL IS OPEN FOR EXAMINATION AND OPEN BOOK
Pursuant to s.70.45 Wis. Stats. The assessment roll for the year 2018 assessment will be open for examination starting on the 15th day of April, 2019 Monday through Friday by appointment.
Open Book will be held by the Assessor on the 24th day of April, 2019 at the Frankfort Town Hall from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. for Open Book. Instructional materials will be provided at the open book to people who wish to object to valuations under s. 70.47, Wis. Stats.

NOTICE OF BOARD OF REVIEW FOR THE TOWN OF FRANKFORT, PEPIN COUNTY
The Board of Review will meet on the 1st day of May, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Frankfort Town Hall for the purpose of calling the Board of Review into session during the 45 day period beginning on the 4th Monday of April, pursuant to s.70.47(1), Wis. Stats. Pursuant to s.70.47(2), Wis. Stats:
-No Person shall be allowed to appear before the Board of Review, to testify to the Board by telephone or to contest the amount of any assessment of real or personal property if the person has refused a reasonable written request by certified mail of the Assessor to enter onto property to conduct an exterior view of the property being assessed.
- After the first meeting of the Board of Review and before the Board’s final adjournment, no person who is scheduled to appear before the board of review may contact, or provide information to a member of the Board about the person’s objection, except at a session of the Board.
-No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the board by telephone or contest the amount of any assessment unless, at least 48 hours before the first meeting of the Board or at least 48 hours before the objection is heard if the objection is allowed under s.70.47(3)(a), that person provides to the clerk of the Board of Review notice as to whether the person will ask for removal under s.70.47(6m)(a) and if so which member will be removed and the person’s reasonable estimate of the length of time that the hearing will take.
-When appearing before the Board, the person shall specify in writing the person’s estimate of the value of the land and of the improvements that are the subject of the person’s objection and specify the information that the person used to arrive at the estimate.
-When appearing before the Board, the person shall specify in writing, the person’s estimate of the value of the land and of the improvements that are the subject of the person’s objection and specify the information that the person used to arrive at that estimate.
-No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board by telephone or object to a valuation; if that valuation was made by the Assessor or by the objector using the income valuation method; unless the person supplies to the assessor all the information about income and expenses, as specified in the manual under s.73.03(2a), that the Assessor requests. The information that is provided under this paragraph, unless a court determines that it is inaccurate, is not subject to the right of inspection and copying under s.1935(1)
Notice is hereby given this 11th day of April, 2019 by Maureen Manore, Clerk
PLAN COMMISSION meeting has not been set.