Town of York
Public Hearing and Consideration of Adoption of
Town of York 2022 Comprehensive Plan Update
Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Please Note:  These Town Board meeting minutes are posted as draft-only to inform town residents of the topics addressed at the public hearing.  These minutes are subject to review and possible revision at next month’s Town Board meeting and should not be considered official until they receive final board approval at that time.

The meeting was called to order at 6:32 pm.  The meeting was held in person and as a video conference on Zoom due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Chairman Dan Truttmann, 1st Supervisor April Prusia, 2nd Supervisor Travis Leonard, Clerk-Treasurer Jessie Schlumpf, Plan Commission Chair Bethany Emond Storm, and Plan Commission Members Cynthia Brown, Terri Nipple and Arlo Paust were present.

Verification of proper notice-  The Public Hearing notice and the agenda were posted on the website and at the Town Hall on February 3, 2022; and the notice was also published in the Pecatonica Leader and the New Glarus newspaper.

Plan Presentation and Discussion-  Board Chairman Dan Truttmann asked Bethany Storm to discuss the process and timeline of the Comprehensive Plan update – including review of each chapter (goals and objectives), the survey sent to town property owners, and feedback from two residents.  The Plan Commission will address feedback from this meeting and written comments received by February 4, 2022, at next month’s Plan Commission meeting and then send the document to the Board for adoption.  Discussion followed including town resident questions, suggestions on the content of the Comprehensive Plan update, as well as thanks to the Plan Commission and Board for their work on the update.  Bethany presented a general overview of the changes.  Once the Comprehensive Plan update is adopted by the Board the next step will be a review of the Town’s ordinances with legal counsel, such as:  dark sky, cell tower siting, and population projections.  Dan Truttmann stressed that the Town needs to proactively plan for the future, addressing solar, wind farms, transportation, growth, resident expectations, and keep our vision statement as the goal.

Adjournment-  Jessie Schlumpf moved to adjourn the public hearing; second by Bethany Storm.  Motion carried and the public hearing adjourned at 7:05 p.m.

Respectfully submitted, Jessica L. Schlumpf, Clerk-Treasurer