by Linda Wait
Town of Sevastopol citizens, business proprietors and property owners have the opportunity to provide input on how they want their town to look in 20 years. Sevastopol adopted its comprehensive plan in 2008, intended as a guide and tool for physical, social and economic development.
In compliance with the provisions of Chapter 66 of the Wisconsin Statutes, the comprehensive plan of a local governmental unit shall be updated no less than once every 10 years. The town, with the assistance of Bay-Lake Regional Planning Commission, is now in the beginning stages of this endeavor.
More than a year ago, the town’s Plan Commission reached out to Bay-Lake, a planning agency serving Northeast Wisconsin in a variety of community assistance programs and services. Following a project timeline, the town had an informal kick off with a public participation get-together on Aug. 7. About 30 participants were divided into three working groups and asked to list topics most important to the community. Items ranged from funding for infrastructure, economic development, balance between residential and rural neighborhoods, zoning and broadband.
The town is now asking for input from citizens and other stakeholders on the course of future development/preservation. To accomplish this, Bay-Lake has prepared an interactive online portal and survey on its website. The information gathered will be used to help establish the desired outcomes in this planning effort.
To access the survey online, go to baylakerpc.org/about/surveys and click the “Town of Sevastopol Community Survey” circle on the right. Prefer to complete your survey on paper? Contact Clerk Amy Flok at 920.746.1230 or stop in at the town office in Institute, 4528 State Highway 57.