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2016 Technical Assistance Project Requests

The Commission is now seeking member community/county technical assistance project requests for inclusion in our 2016 Work Program. Please read the attached letter and ranking process, then complete the form below. Submit one form per project (two projects maximum) – NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 23, 2015.

1. Community/County

2. Project Name

3. Project Category
 General Planning (comprehensive planning, plan implementation strategies, etc.) Economic Development (grant assistance, funding identification, industrial park planning/conceptual layouts) Transportation (local road and street issues, traffic forecasts, bike/ped planning, inventories, etc.) Community Facilities / Infrastructure (sewer, water, stormwater, utilities, etc.) Park, Open Space & Recreation (recreation plan, trail plan, park site planning, etc.) Environmental Management (wetland, floodplain, farmland, conservation, etc.) Demographic Services (census data, trend analysis/interpretation, housing studies/assessments) Geographic Information Systems (data development, custom mapping, map updates, tourism/map related brochures and marketing materials, etc.) Other

3a. If other, please explain:

4. Timeframe/Community Need:
 As soon as possible - we’re ready to go! We wish it could be done soon (within the next year or two) Project is not an immediate need, but it would be helpful/insightful

5. Is this a new project/initiative or an “update/amendment” to an existing plan or ordinance?
 New Update/Amendment

6. What level of impact will this project have on the community?
 High Medium Low

6a. In what sense?

7. Is this project identified as a recommendation in your community’s adopted comprehensive plan?
 Yes No

8. Have local budget or staffing issues prevented this planning project from being addressed?
 Yes No

9. Would your community be willing to accept technical assistance to partially complete and/or “kick start” this project with the intent and commitment of the community to complete the remainder of the project via some other method (i.e. a contract or other internal/external means)?
 Yes No

10. Name of Project Contact/Lead Person

11. Phone (1234567890)

12. Email

13. To continue receiving technical assistance forms, please provide the name, title, and email address of the preferred contact for your entity.

13a. Name of Preferred Contact

13b. Title of Preferred Contact

13c. Email of Preferred Contact


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Fond du Lac County Re-Joins Commission!

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