Land Use Planning
Kyle Noonan, Administrator

HISTORY: In 2002, Taylor County Land Use Advisory Committee (LUAC) worked closely with local municipalities and Northwest Regional Planning Commission (NWRPC) to prepare a grant application for funds to complete a comprehensive plan for Taylor County and 22 of the local municipalities. When funding was awarded, it was only a partial award and therefore, the partial award was declined.

In 2005, the LUAC and County Board decided to proceed with the county plan. The county will self-fund the project as there was no chance of obtaining a state grant without a significant number of towns participating.

In February 2006, LUAC contracted with NWRPC to complete the County Plan within 18 months. On May 17, 2007, the Final Draft was completed and available for public viewing.

Public hearings were held on June 26 & 28, 2007 on the plan. Comments from hearings were incorporated by the LUAC.

Final Draft Plan was approved by the LUAC on July 12, 2007. Ordinance was presented to the County Board at their September 25, 2007 meeting and adopted.

The Department of Administration posted Taylor County’s Land Use Plan as being received on November 29, 2007.

 The LUAC worked with NWRPC to complete the plan. The process took 18 months to complete. The LUAC met 14 times and 11 Open House / Public Hearings were conducted.

The LUAC consisted of the following members: