Cooperative Plans are the most thorough and complete method for developing boundary agreements in Wisconsin. Features include broad notice to area residents and jurisdictions, a cooperative plan for the agreement territory, a public hearing, a comment period, an advisory referendum if requested, and review by the Department of Administration. The Department may approve, deny, or recommend changes to a submitted agreement.
The Cooperative plan process also contains a mechanism enabling communities to request or petition their municipal neighbors to sit down to mediate their issues or disagreements and attempt to develop a boundary agreement. Refusing to mediate results in consequences.
•Factsheet - Cooperative Plan
•Flowchart - Cooperative Plan
•Factsheet - Mediated Cooperative Plan
•Flowchart - Mediated Cooperative Plan
•Petition Example - Requesting a Mediated Cooperative Plan
•Attachment Ordinance Example
•Attachment Ordinance Filing Checklist
•Database of Boundary Agreements including Cooperative Plans
Approved Cooperative Plans
•Pending Cooperative Boundary Reviews