Stop Sprawl -- Attend Public Hearing, Thursday, Jan. 24th
- Greetings,There is a very important public hearing that addresses urban sprawl this Thursday, January 24th, 7PM, Rm. 201 City-County Bldg. at the Capital Area Regional Planning Commission (CARPC) meeting. CARPC is a new body that replaced the old RPC and is charged with water quality planning and approval of urban service area (USA) extensions in Dane Co. USA extensions enable public provision of water, sewer and other services for new developments on the margins of cities and villages. Hence good criteria for making them are key to curbing sprawl and directing growth to where it serves the community best.New, stricter criteria are being proposed for use by CARPC. In a nutshell, these eliminate overly generous allotment of new development land and require use of existing USA's and infill opportunities before breaking new ground. They also call for using a range of farmland preservation tools.Please consider sending the following email to the CARPC at info@... before Thursday as well as attending the CARPC hearing on Thursday. The email was drafted by folks at the West Waubesa Preservation Coalition. Feel free to personalize it. See the forwarded email to get the full scoop.
I support strong, strict criteria for the CARPC, to protect Dane
farmland and groundwater from poorly planned development. I especially
support criteria to: prioritize infill and redevelopment; eliminate the
flexibility factors; and protect farmland, environmentally sensitive
and critical groundwater recharge areas. But before they can begin to
review new development proposals, the CARPC must fulfill its mandate to
update the Dane County Water Quality Plan to include areas of the
environmental sensitivity and growth pressure.
Your Address (very important!)
Note: forwarded message attached.
Taylor Conservation, LLC.
3856 Schneider Dr
Stoughton, WI. 53589