TOWN OF HERMAN
Shawano County, Wisconsin, USA

2016
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
UPDATE
Planning Commission Resolution to the Town Board
INTRODUCTION:
The Town of Herman Planning Commission and the Town Board have decided that now is a good time to review and update the Town’s
Comprehensive Plan. State Law requires an update every 10 years so we are a couple of years ahead of that requirement. Several
significant changes have occurred since the original Plan was adopted in 2008: a new zoning ordinance has been adopted by Shawano
County; a major revision to the State Farmland Preservation Law has been passed and; increased weight limits for Implements of
Husbandry have been adopted. These changes all have an impact on planning. In addition, there was a recognition that some things
that were in the original Plan were probably never going to happen in the Town of Herman and needed to be removed from the Plan for
the sake of simplicity.

The Planning Commission has been working for the last year to identify what things in the original Plan are no longer true or relevant
and need to be updated or eliminated, what things needed to be added, and where there were opportunities to correct or simplify the
language of the plan. The proposed amendments spring from all of these factors.

The Planning commission will be accepting public input concerning these recommended changes or other changes that anyone feels
should be made to our Comprehensive Plan. Comments should be made (preferably in writing) to either Joe Thelen – Planning
Commission Chairman or Joe DeBaker – Town Chairman. An open house and public hearing is being planned for November 15 at
which time additional input can be made.


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
           -  Planning Commission REVIEWS CURRENT PLAN - Done
           -  Planning Commission makes and discusses changes - Done
           -  Planning Commission Publishes Recommended Changes - Below
           -  Planning Commission Holds Public Hearing to review Changes - November 15, 2016
           -  Planning Commission Approves Changes to the Comprehensive Plan - TBD
           -  Comprehensive Plan modifications incorporated and published - TBD
           -  Town Board Adopts 2016 Comprehensive Plan - TBD
RECOMMENDED CHANGES  to:

   - INTRODUCTION

   - ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

-   CHAPTER ONE:
    ISSUES AND OPPORTUNITIES

-   CHAPTER TWO:
    AGRICULTURAL, NATURAL, AND         
           
CULTURAL RESOURCES

-   CHAPTER THREE:
    LAND USE    (Map 1)   (Map 2)

-   CHAPTER FOUR:
   TRANSPORTATION

-   CHAPTER FIVE
   UTILITIES AND COMMUNITY FACILITIES

-   CHAPTER SIX:
   HOUSING & NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT

-   CHAPTER SEVEN:
    ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

-   CHAPTER EIGHT:
   INTERGOVERNMENTAL COOPERATION

-   CHAPTER NINE
   IMPLEMENTATION