[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Pleasant Prairie 12-21-2009 by Ord. No. 09-59. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 7-20-2020 by Ord. No. 20-21]
Pursuant to §§ 62.23(2) and (3) and 61.35 of the Wisconsin State Statutes, the Village of Pleasant Prairie is authorized to prepare and adopt a comprehensive plan, by ordinance, as defined in § 66.1001(1)(a) and (2) of the Wisconsin Statutes.
The Comprehensive Plan provides a long-range guide for the Village of Pleasant Prairie officials, staff, and citizens to effectively address future development and natural resource protection in the Village through the year 2035 and sets forth Village planning goals and objectives.
The Village Board and affected commissions and committees of the Village shall refer to the Comprehensive Plan as a matter of course in their deliberations on planning issues and give the plan due weight when making decisions on such matters, particularly with regard to the statutory requirements for consistency between the Village Comprehensive Plan and the Village Zoning and Land Division and Development Control Ordinances.
The Comprehensive Plan is intended to provide general awareness and understanding of Village planning goals and objectives by residents, landowners, developers, business community, and other private interests, and among the many government departments having land use related responsibilities within the Village.
The Village has adopted written procedures designed to foster public participation in every stage of the preparation of the 2035 Comprehensive Plan (Village Board Resolution No. 06-53 adopted on November 20, 2006), as required by § 66.1001(4)(a) of the Wisconsin Statutes. Also see § 390-9 below for the public participation plan required for amendments.
Pursuant to § 66.1001(4)(c) of the Wisconsin Statues, no Comprehensive Plan, component of the Comprehensive Plan, or amendment thereto may take effect until the Village Board enacts an ordinance that adopts the plan or amendment thereto.
Said ordinance shall be enacted only by a majority vote of the elected members.
Plan Commission recommendation.
Said ordinance shall not be considered by the Village Board prior to the Plan Commission holding the required public hearing and noticing said public hearing pursuant to § 390-5 below.
The Plan Commission shall recommend the adoption or amendment of a Comprehensive Plan or a component thereof by resolution approved by a majority vote of the entire Commission. The resolution shall refer to maps and other descriptive materials that relate to the plan or amendment thereof.
The Village Board may not enact an ordinance to adopt a Comprehensive Plan, a component of the Comprehensive Plan or any amendment thereto prior to the Plan Commission holding a public hearing after proper notice as specified in § 390-5B below.
A Class 1 notice under Chapter 985 of the Wisconsin Statutes (See exception in Chapter 1, Article III, entitled "Publication and Posting of Notices," of the Village Code.) shall be published at least 30 days prior to the hearing held by the Plan Commission. Pursuant to § 66.1001(4)(d) of the Wisconsin Statutes, the Class 1 notice shall contain at least the following information:
[Amended 7-20-2020 by Ord. No. 20-21]
The date, time and place of the hearing.
A summary, which may include a map of the proposed Comprehensive Plan or amendment to such a plan.
The name of an individual employed by the Village who may provide additional information regarding the proposed ordinance.
Information relating to where and when the proposed Comprehensive Plan or amendment to such a plan may be inspected before the hearing and how a copy of the plan or amendment may be obtained.
The Village Administrator may require additional notices be mailed by first-class mail to any other interested persons. Failure of any person to receive actual notice shall not invalidate any action taken by the Village Plan Commission or the Village Board.
List of persons to receive notice.
[Added 7-17-2017 by Ord. No. 17-29]
Pursuant to 66.1001(4)(f), Wis. Stats., the Village shall maintain a list of persons or other interested parties who submit a written or electronic request to receive notice of any proposed ordinance related to the Comprehensive Plan that affects the allowable use of any property. Annually, the Village shall inform residents of the Village that they may add their names to the list. The Village may satisfy this requirement to provide such information by any of the following means: publishing a first-class notice under Ch. 985; publishing the notice on the Village's website; sending the notice by first-class mail; or including the notice in a mailing that is sent to all property owners.
All persons on this list shall be sent a copy of the proposed notice and proposed amendment at least 30 days before the hearing described. The notice shall be by mail or in any reasonable form that is agreed to by the person and the Village, including first-class mail, electronic mail, voice mail, or text message. The Village may charge each person on the list who receives a notice by first-class mail a fee that does not exceed the cost of providing the notice to the person.
Section 62.23(2) of the Wisconsin Statutes provides that the Village may, from time to time, amend, extend or add to the Comprehensive Plan or carry out any part of the subject matter in greater detail. The following are more detailed components of the Village of Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, 2035 Comprehensive Plan, which shall therefore have the same force and effect as the adopted Comprehensive Plan, and further, any amendments to these plans shall be subject to the same notice and approval procedure specified in this chapter. The following plans are considered components of the Comprehensive Plan:
SEWRPC Community Assistance Planning Report No. 88, A Land Use Management Plan for the Chiwaukee Prairie-Carol Beach Area of the Town of Pleasant Prairie, 1985.
Village of Pleasant Prairie Park and Open Space Plan: 2018-2023.
[Amended 5-20-2013 by Ord. No. 13-16; 2-18-2019 by Ord. No. 19-05]
Village Neighborhood and Special Planning District Plans.
Village of Pleasant Prairie, 2010 Bicycle and Pedestrian Trails Plan.
[Added 4-19-2010 by Ord. No. 10-27]
Amendment to the Regional Water Quality Management Plan for the Greater Kenosha Area (June 2012).
[Added 9-17-2012 by Ord. No. 12-32]
Wisconsin Highway 50 Access Management Vision I-94 to 43rd Avenue, Kenosha County, January 2012, providing for additional evaluation and approval of alternative engineering designs for the intersection of STH 50 and STH 31.
[Added 1-21-2013 by Ord. No. 13-05]
Wisconsin Highway 32 Access Management Plan (North and Middle Segments).
[Added 2-20-2017 by Ord. No. 17-06]
Pursuant to § 66.1001(4)(b) of the Wisconsin Statutes, following the adoption of a Comprehensive Plan, a component of the Comprehensive Plan or amendment thereto, one copy of the adopted plan, component or amendment thereto shall be sent to all of the following:
The clerk of every local governmental unit that is adjacent to the Village of Pleasant Prairie, including every town, city, village and county.
The Wisconsin Department of Administration.
The Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission.
The Kenosha Southwest Library, which is the public library that serves the Village.
Kenosha Unified School District No. 1.
Bristol School District No. 1.
Central High School District of Westosha.
The Wisconsin Department of Administration has stated that plan reports may be distributed in digital format, provided that a paper copy of the report is available for review at the public library serving the Village, Kenosha County Planning and Development Department office, Pleasant Prairie Village Hall.
The comprehensive planning law does not specify whether a unit of government is required to distribute a copy of the Comprehensive Plan to adjacent units of government across state boundaries. In the interest of intergovernmental cooperation, the Village will provide a copy of the adopted Comprehensive Plan to abutting counties and municipalities in the State of Illinois.
The Village has published a Class 1 notice of the hearing at least 30 days prior to the hearing noticed and held a public hearing on the Comprehensive Plan in compliance with the requirements of § 66.1001(4)(d) of the Wisconsin Statutes.
The Village of Pleasant Prairie Plan Commission held a public hearing and adopted Resolution No. 09-08 on December 14, 2009, and recommended to the Village Board the adoption of the document entitled "Village of Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin 2035 Comprehensive Plan" containing all of the elements specified in § 66.1001(2) of the Wisconsin Statutes.
All amendments to the Comprehensive Plan, including the adoption of a component of the Comprehensive Plan or amendment thereto, shall be made in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.
A petition for the adoption of a component to the Comprehensive Plan or an amendment to the plan or component thereof may be made by any owner of real property in the Village requesting an amendment affecting the owner's real property, such as an amendment to the Village Land Use Plan Map related to the field verification of an environmental feature on said property. Said petition shall include surveys, legal descriptions and other documents as deemed necessary to cause an amendment. The public participation plan for said change shall, at a minimum, be the required public notice pursuant to § 390-5 above.
Without filing a petition for an amendment, the Village Plan Commission or the Village Board may initiate consideration of an amendment, by resolution adopted by either the Plan Commission or Village Board, that includes, at a minimum, a brief description of the proposed amendment and a public participation plan pursuant to § 66.1001(4)(a) of the Wisconsin Statutes.
For plan amendments that will also require approval of a rezoning application, the Village will make every effort to coordinate the application process, public notice, public hearing, and Village Board consideration of the zoning amendment.
All amendments to the Comprehensive Plan adopted after January 1, 2010, are on file with the Village Zoning Administrator and posted under Public Documents online with the Village Code of Ordinances.
[Amended 7-20-2020 by Ord. No. 20-21]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also removed Appendix A, Comprehensive Plan Amendments, from the Code. Information on Comprehensive Plan amendments is available in the Village offices.