The City of Portage has contracted with Vierbicher, a planning consulting firm in Madison, to update both its 2008-2028 Comprehensive Plan and its 2013-2018 Recreation and Forestry Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan is required to be updated every ten years under Wisconsin Statutes, while the Recreation and Forestry Plan is intended to meet Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (CORP) requirements for stewardship grants through the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR). As someone who lives or works in the City of Portage, you are a key part of the Plan development process. Please take the time to provide your opinions on the City’s overall future. It is very important that the survey receives a high response rate so that the City can create an accurate and useful Plan. At the end of each survey, you may enter your email, or name and physical address if you would like to be more involved in the planning process. Doing this will automatically enter you into a drawing for a gift card to a local business.
Entries will be limited to one per email or post office address. Winners will be notified via email or local address, and survey responses will be kept separate from email addresses and local addresses to ensure responses remain anonymous.
Two separate surveys are enclosed. The first is for the Comprehensive Plan, and the second is for the CORP. You may take either one, or both of the surveys. Survey responses will be collected until March 15, 2019. Electronic responses are preferred; however, paper copies of the survey are also available at City Hall, the Portage Public Library, the Portage Parks & Recreation office.
Click the link below to begin the survey: