Description
Land Use Planning and Zoning Committee - purpose shall be:
  • to promote the public health, safety, convenience, and general welfare;
  • to encourage planned and orderly land use development; to recognize the need for agriculture, forestry, industry, and business in future growth;
  • to encourage uses of land and other natural resources which are in accordance with their character and adaptability;
  • to preserve wetlands; to conserve soil, water and forest resources;
  • to protect the beauty and amenities of landscape and man-made developments;
  • to provide healthy surroundings for family life; and to promote the efficient and economical use of public lands.
This Committee shall be the governing committee for the following:
  • Planning and Land Development
  • Zoning Code Administration and Enforcement
  • County Surveyor
  • Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • Land Information Office
This Committee shall be responsible for developing a comprehensive land use plan for all unincorporated areas of the County. The powers and duties of the Committee shall be
  • as specified by the Green Lake County Chapter 350 Zoning Ordinance, Chapter 338 Shoreland Zoning Ordinance, Chapter 315 Land Division Ordinance, Chapter 300 Floodplain Ordinance, Chapter 334 Private Sewage Ordinance, and any other ordinance deemed necessary by the County Board;
  • assist in the implementation of the enforcement of the Farmland Preservation Plan and any other plan(s) as deemed necessary by the County Board;
  • and shall further have the responsibilities delegated to it by said ordinances in relation to the County Zoning Maps, together with such other powers and duties as are specified in 59.69, 59.692, 87.30, and 281.31 Wis. Stats., as well as any other sections of Wisconsin Statutes relating thereto and affecting the general area of responsibility of the Committee as set forth herein and any further duties and responsibilities as may be designated from time to time by the County Board.

Structure
The Land Use Planning and Zoning Committee shall consist of five (5) Supervisors appointed by the County Board Chair and confirmed by the County Board.
Members
Michael Starshak(Chairman), Peter Wallace, Rich Slate, Harley Reabe, Robert Lyon, Paul Schwandt(Alternate)
Secretary
Carole DeCramer
Term Length
One (1) year or until a successor has been appointed and confirmed.
Meets
First Thursday of each month - 5:15 pm Business, 6:30 pm Public Hearing. County Board Room, Government Center, 571 County Road A, Green Lake WI 54941

For the exact date/time and location of meetings, please refer to the calendar of events.