[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of Green Lake County 2-16-2016 by Ord. No. 04-2016. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Comprehensive Plan — See Ch. 280.
Land division and subdivision — See Ch. 315.
Zoning — See Ch. 350.
Editor's Note: This ordinance also superseded former Ch. 295, Farmland Preservation, adopted 5-17-1983 by Ord. No. 277-8.
The Wisconsin Working Lands Initiative was adopted under 2009 Wisconsin Act 28 to encourage change to farmland preservation planning, including new tax credits for farmers; and
The current Green Lake County Farmland Preservation Plan was adopted in 1983 and must be amended by January 1, 2016, pursuant to § 91.10(1), Wis. Stats.; however, the County received an extension from the state for adoption of the plan; and
The farmland preservation plan must be part of the adopted Comprehensive Plan; and
A county must use the same procedures to adopt a farmland preservation plan that are used to adopt a comprehensive plan; and
The County Board of Supervisors of Green Lake County, Wisconsin, has adopted written procedures designed to foster public participation in every stage of the preparation of a farmland preservation plan as required by § 66.1001(4)(a), Wis. Stats.; and
The Green Lake County Land Use Planning and Zoning Committee, by a majority vote of the entire committee, recorded in its official minutes, recommends to the County Board the adoption of the document entitled "Green Lake County Farmland Preservation Plan"; and
Green Lake County has held at least one public hearing on this ordinance, in compliance with the requirements of § 66.1001(4)(d), Wis. Stats.
The Green Lake County Board of Supervisors of Green Lake County, Wisconsin, does, by enactment of this chapter, formally adopt the document entitled "Green Lake County Farmland Preservation Plan" as an addendum to the Green Lake County Comprehensive Plan 2015. Said plan is incorporated by reference herein and may be obtained upon request to the Green Lake County Land Use Planning and Zoning Department.
A copy of the Farmland Preservation Plan shall be distributed according to § 66.1001(4)(b), Wis. Stats.