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A Guide to Plan Building: Section 7

Executive Summary for Section 7: Public and Community Facilities

The Public and Community Facilities Element will have a compilation of objectives, goals, policies, maps, and programs to guide the future development of utilities and community facilities in the community such as sanitary sewer service, stormwater management, water supply, solid waste disposal, on-site wastewater treatment technologies, recycling facilities, parks, telecommunications facilities, power-generating plants, and transmission lines, cemeteries, health care facilities, child care facilities, and other public facilities, such as police, fire, and rescue facilities, libraries, schools, and other community facilities. This element will describe the location, use, and capacity of existing public utilities and community facilities that serve the local governmental unit, shall include an approximate timetable that forecasts the need in the community to expand or rehabilitate existing utilities and facilities or to create new utilities and facilities, and shall assess future needs for governmental services within the community that are related to such utilities and facilities.

To maintain a high level of public services, a community must continually monitor and upgrade its existing facilities to address population changes. As time goes on, the community should collect updated information regarding services while simultaneously modifying them. As developments grow within the community, there may be a need to add more services, placing pressure development pressure on isolated areas. Section 7 of "A Guide to Planning for Coastal Communities in Wisconsin" provides general information for long-range planning of public and community facilities and of utilities and infrastructure, including water supply, sanitary sewer, stormwater drainage, solid waste disposal, and recycling facilities.

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