Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee

Meetings


  • 4:00 p.m.
  • Third Tuesday of every month (8 times a year)
  • City Hall
    5520 Lacy Road
    Fitchburg,WI 53711

Agendas and Minutes


Agriculture and Rural Affairs Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. 
View Agendas and Minutes

Members

Members serve 3 year staggered terms
 Name Term Expires
 Committee Position
 Phone Number
Vacant 
2018   608-
George Vroman
2018   608-333-4296
Roger Cohee
2020 V-Chair 608-271-1276
Ed Kinney
2020 Chair (appt. by Plan)
608-271-0497
Bill Horns
2019   608-276-8594
Thomas O'Brien
2019   608-274-6995
Tom Clauder 
2019 Alder 608-276-9109
Wade Thompson
  Staff Contact
608-270-4258

Composition


The Agriculture and Rural Affairs committee shall have seven members: one alderperson from district 4 or whichever district contains the most rural residents, one plan commission member from district 4 or whichever district contains the most rural residents, two city farmers, one resident who resides outside the urban service area and two city residents at large.

Summary of Duties


The Agriculture and Rural Affairs committee shall act as an advisory committee to the plan commission. Duties of the committee shall include the study of potential future of agriculture in the city, to develop and recommend policies to promote sustainable and economically viable agriculture in the city, and to recommend areas to be preserved for agriculture.  Additionally , to study and recommend any potential compensation to landowners in areas designated for agricultural preservation, take action on any items referred to it by the plan commission or the common council, and to make recommendations on all rezoning requests in which any property zoned A-T or A-X outside the urban service area is being considered.