MAIN POINTS FROM 3/30/02 PUBLIC MEETING ON THE AGRICULTURAL, NATURAL & CULTURAL RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ELEMENTS OF THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE

 

  1. Is there a lifeline for the active quarries? The Town will receive reclamation plans for them this year.
  2. Wetlands and woodlands are important Town assets. A Town scientific survey recently supported this notion. A problem is that the Town has little leverage over preserving tress & vegetation on private property. Financial incentives for preserving these natural resources might be a possible solution. The Town does collect an open space fee for new developments.
  3. The Town’s site plan review process works/encourages preservation of trees, etc. Also, a landscape ordinance will soon be adopted by the Town that works towards this goal as well.
  4. Fritse Park may be enhanced with the upcoming trestle trail.
  5. Easy access (e.g. trails, wider roads) to parks is important.
  6. Air & water quality are very important issues that must be addressed. The Town should not only be concerned with water runoff (e.g. detention areas for drainage) but with the water quality as well.
  7. Cluster zoning is a good tool to preserve natural features/resources.
  8. Objective f. should be changed since the Town is urbanizing and farming/food production is not a realistic future land use for the Town.
  9. Objective g. (management of solid & organic wastes) should be moved to the Community Facilities Chapter.

 

 

  1. Older industrial jobs will have to adjust to the changes in the economy (more service orientated).
  2. The Town needs more industrial sites, which will require utilities to be extended to these areas.
  3. The possible name change to “Bridgeview” could be a major marketing opportunity for the Town.
  4. Infrastructure improvements will help economic development efforts in the Town.
  5. The overall economic quality of the Fox Cities is important to the economic benefit for the Town.
  6. The Town will soon conduct business visits in order to explore their needs and issues.
  7. Objective d. (improving visual quality of existing commercial & industrial properties) should be further explored to include specific properties/locations in the Town.