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Notice of Public Hearing (Shoreland Ordinance Amendment) - April 15, 2019

Shoreland Protection Ordinance Amendment

Post Date:03/01/2019 11:16 AM

Amendment to Shoreland Ordinance 

Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Dodge County Land Resources and Parks Committee on Monday, April 15, 2019 at 7:00 P.M. or shortly thereafter on the First Floor (Meeting Rooms 1H and 1I) of the Administration Building, Juneau, Wisconsin on the petition of the Dodge County Land Resources and Parks Committee to amend certain provisions of the Shoreland Protection Ordinance, Dodge County, Wisconsin. The proposed changes are intended to streamline and improve the permitting process required for standard filling, grading and excavation projects by changing the conditional use permit requirement for these type of projects to a land use permit requirement.  The proposed changes are also intended to establish general standards for shoreline development and rain garden construction projects, to update the Committee name and to update outdated code references used in the Ordinance.  A copy of the proposed amendment is available for review in the County Land Resources and Parks Department between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday (920-386-3700) and on the Department website - Land Resources and Parks Website

All persons interested are invited to attend and be heard.

Dated February 19, 2019

Dodge County Land Resources and Parks Committee
by Thomas Schaefer, Chair

Summary of the proposed amendments

The attached petition to amend the shoreland ordinance is intended to streamline and improve the permitting process required for standard filling, grading and excavation projects by changing the conditional use permit requirement for these type of projects to a land use permit requirement.  The proposed changes are also intended to establish general standards for shoreline development and rain garden construction projects, to update the Committee name and to update outdated code references used in the Ordinance. The proposed changes are as follows:

  • Amendments #1 and 2 are housekeeping changes that will update the code references used in the Ordinance.
  • Amendment #3 changes the conditional use permit requirement for filling, grading and dredging within a navigable waterway to a Land Use Permit.   A conditional use permit will still be required for new ponds greater than 2-acres in size and for projects which relocate or create a new waterway that is located within a wetland or floodplain designated area.  All other filling, grading and dredging maintenance projects located within the shoreland district would require a land use permit. 
  • Amendment #4 creates the general standards for filling, grading and ditching projects.
  • Amendments #5 through 8 are housekeeping changes that will correct errors in the Ordinance and will clarify the site evaluation and plan certification requirements for subsurface dispersal systems allowed under the Ordinance.

If you have any comments or questions regarding the proposed petition, please feel free to call or stop in the Department.

Joseph Giebel
Manager – Code Administration