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Notice of Newly enacted Town Zoning Ordinance

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that, on January 7, 2014, the St. Croix County Board approved the Town of Forest Zoning Ordinance, Ordinance No. 2013-4 which the Forest Town Board approved on October 15, 2013, and submitted to the St. Croix County Board for its approval as required by Wisconsin statutes. The Town Zoning Ordinance establishes zoning classifications and districts in the Town, including Residential, Agricultural, Agricultural-Residential, Commercial, Conservancy, and Mineral Extraction. It establishes Permitted Uses and Conditional Uses in each district. It establishes performance standards for adult establishments, animal housing and waste storage structures, commercial kennels home occupations, fences, junkyards, salvage yards, contractors storage yards, mobile homes, mini-storage facilities. The Ordinance includes a zoning map which shows the zoning classification for all land in the Town. The ordinance establishes a Board of Appeals which may grant variances to certain provisions of the ordinance and also hear appeals of administrative decisions under the ordinance. It establishes the position of Zoning Administrator for administering the ordinance. It establishes penalties and other remedies for violating the ordinance. It establishes procedures for applying for permits, variances, appeals, and for amending the ordinance. A separate fee resolution establishes fees and administrative deposits for applying for permits, appeals, variances, rezonings, and other actions under the ordinance.
The full text of Ordinance No. 2014-4 may be obtained from the Town Clerks office at the Town of Forest Town Hall, 1895 Highway D, and Emerald, WI 54013. The Town Clerks phone number is: 715.265.4777. The ordinance can also be obtained on the Towns website at which is available at .
Dated this 8 day of Jan, 2014:
Marilyn Benson
Marilyn Benson, Town Clerk, Town of Forest