Minutes of Sep., 2007



Place: Hunter Town Hall
Time: 1:05pm

Present: Len Eckerly, Gene Mittlestadt, Lee Wilsmen, Paul Ryan, Gerry Brodsky, Cheryl Treland, Jackie Eckerly and Sheldon Johnson

Sheldon Johnson of the Northwest Regional Planning Commission conducted this meeting.

The Town of Hunter will adopt a full-blown Comprehensive Plan. There are (2) other townships that will be doing the same. They are the Town of Hayward and Round Lake.

This process will take approximately 8 to 10 meetings for 18 to 24 months. This needs be completed prior to Sept. of 2009.

There are 10 Components of the Comprehensive Plan to follow. They are:

1. Demographics & Issues and Opportunities

2. Demographic Analysis

3. Housing

4. Transportation

5. Utilities and Community Facilities

6. Natural, Agricultural, and Cultural Resources

7. Economic Development

8. Intergovernmental Cooperation

9. Land Use

10. Implementation

The NW Regional Planning Commission will provide all Maps.

90% is to be written by NW Regional Planning with the input from the Town of Hunter Surveys that was received from the township people.

Hunter Township has been provided with a $12,000 grant from Sawyer County. Hunter has to match this grant with another $12,000. This needs to be paid in 3 annual installments for 2007, 2008 and 2009 payments. It is agreed that if the Town of Hunter withdraws from the planning process at any time or fails to adopt the comprehensive plan, the Town of Hunter is responsible for 100% of all costs incurred in the development of the project, as the grant award requires plan adoption in order to receive any grant funding.

When this draft is completed, it will be presented to the Town Board along with residents and non-residents for adoption.

Next meeting to be on September 18th at 9:00 AM at Hunter Town Hall.