City of Nekoosa Comprehensive Plan 2012

The purpose of a Comprehensive Plan is to guide future growth and development in the Town over the next 10 to 20 years. A comprehensive plan provides the vision and direction for natural resource protection, housing and economic development, transportation and community facilities, land use, intergovernmental relations, and other factors that together form the community’s future. Comprehensive planning was enacted to encourage long-range planning for communities and provide consistency in land use decision making. The Comprehensive Plan is a guide that elected officials, residents, and business owners can use for directing growth and redevelopment in the community. The Comprehensive Plan is a long-range policy document consisting of goals, objectives, and policies prepared to meet the State’s definition of a comprehensive plan as defined under Section 66.1001.

City of Wisconsin Rapids Outdoor Recreation Plan 2012-2016

The primary purpose of this recreation plan is to provide continued direction toward meeting the current and future recreation needs of the city. This is accomplished through an inventory and analysis of outdoor recreational facilities, and the establishment of recommendations to meet identified needs.

This Outdoor Recreation Plan (ORP) was prepared pursuant to Wisconsin Statute §23.30 Outdoor Recreation Program.  This section serves “to promote, encourage, coordinate, and implement a comprehensive long-range plan to acquire, maintain, and develop for public use, those areas of the state best adapted to the development of a comprehensive system of state and local outdoor recreation facilities and services…”

Marshfield Sewer Service Area Plan Update – 2030

This report is intended to update and replace the original 2000-2020 sewer service area plan for the City of Marshfield and surrounding area. These types of plans are also known as areawide water quality management plans. The general purpose of this areawide water quality management plan, herein referred to as Sewer Service Area Plan, is to maintain a twenty year sanitary sewer service boundary for the Marshfield Urban Area and an institutional structure for implementing the Plan and managing the extension of sanitary sewage services within this urban area. The urban sanitary sewer service area boundary identifies the geographic land area within which sanitary sewer service could be made available by the year 2030 through a cost-effective, environmentally acceptable manner.

Grand Rapids/Saratoga Community Wildfire Protection Plan 2010

This plan is a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) as defined in Title 1 of the Healthy Forest Restoration Act (HFRA) of 2003. The purpose of this CWPP is to provide the Towns of Grand Rapids and Saratoga, local fire departments, Wood County, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) with information and tools to help them reduce potential risks associated with wildfires and to collaboratively identify wildfire mitigation actions that will provide solutions to address the impacts of wildfire hazards. The plan will also assist the citizens of the two towns to prevent wildfires and be better prepared to deal with wildfire hazards. The plan develops strategies aimed at protecting life, property, and the natural environment.

Wisconsin Rapids Safe Routes to School Plan – 2010

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) began as a European phenomenon thirty years ago and caught on in New York City in 1997. In the 1970s, Denmark had Europe’s highest child pedestrian accident rate. Implementing the first Safe Routes to School program, planners in Denmark identified specific road dangers around the country’s schools and took steps to remedy the hazards. Since 1970, the child pedestrian crash rate has dropped by 80% in Denmark.

City of Wisconsin Rapids Comprehensive Plan 2010

This plan replaces the previous plan adopted in 1981. The City of Wisconsin Rapids is located in southern Wood County. Wisconsin Rapids is the county seat and has an estimated population of 18,500, which is about 24 percent of the total county population. There are several smaller incorporated communities in the area, including Biron, Nekoosa, and Port Edwards. A locational reference map displays the City and surrounding communities.