The Town of Hortonia Comprehensive Plan, "Hortonia 2025 - Your Plan For The Future"
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How Did this Plan Get Started?
In 2005, the Town of Hortonia decided to initiate the comprehensive planning process. This decision was made to ensure that the Town will continue to have a say in land uses decisions after 2010, as is stipulated in the Wisconsin Smart Growth Law (1999 Wisconsin Act 9). Town leaders sought assistance from OMNNI Associates, a consulting firm based in Appleton, WI. OMNNI’s staff of experienced planners was selected to facilitate a community-based planning program including visioning, Town strengths and weakness identification, and the development of GIS-based maps. This community-based planning approach helped the Town to identify and address important land use, resource protection and development issues facing the Town of Hortonia.
Why Develop a Plan?
This plan is being made with the general purpose of guiding and accomplishing coordinated and harmonious development of the Town which will, in accordance with existing and future needs, promote public health, safety, morals, order, convenience, prosperity and the general welfare, as well as efficiency and economy in the process of development.
Developing this plan sends a clear message that the Town of Hortonia wishes to act proactively – to set its own ground rules for the types of development that will benefit the Town, maintain a rural atmosphere and still provide flexibility for landowners.