Community Development: Environmental Task Force
The Environmental Task Force (ETF) was established for the purpose of acting as an advisory body to the Plan Commission in setting priorities and assisting in developing implementing policies on environmental issues in accordance with the Comprehensive Plan
The mission of the Environmental Task Force (ETF), a group comprised of diverse community members and stakeholders, is to advise the River Falls Plan Commission and City Council on matters related to environmental policy. In accordance with the River Falls Comprehensive Plan, the ETF functions to offer sound and proactive recommendations to help guide policy vital to nurturing a balanced connection between environmental sustainability, economic vitality, and quality of life.
- Trout Unlimited
- Kinnickinnic River Land Trust
- Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
- City of River Falls Comprehensive Plan - Chapter 8
- Related Comprehensive Plan Maps: Soils, Resource Protection Areas, and Sensitive Resource Areas
RESOLUTION NO. 4801
RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING AN
ENVIRONMENTAL TASK FORCE
WHEREAS, on July 26, 2005, the City Council adopted a Comprehensive Plan for the City of River Falls; and
WHEREAS, the Comprehensive Plan, Section 1.8.3 Sustainable Growth, states that to "Ensure that development is financially sustainable and that growth conservation, redevelopment, and natural resource protection are balanced; and
WHEREAS, Chapter 8 (Natural Resource Management and Conservation) of the Comprehensive Plan for the City of River Falls, along with other environmental sections, addresses environmental issues; and
WHEREAS, the Comprehensive Plan has implementation and guidelines that help determine present and future decisions on the preservation, enhancement, and restoration of the community's character and resources: and
WHEREAS, open space, bluffs, coulees, the Kinnickinnic River and its tributaries, and other environmental resources have been sited as some of the community's major assets; and
WHEREAS, in accordance with the Comprehensive Plan and Implementing Policy 8-1-I-5 states "Consider establishing on an advisory body (a balance of concerned citizens, organizations and stakeholders) to the Plan Commission to serve as a resources on environmental issues and plans; and
WHEREAS, the Plan Commission recommends to the City Council that such an advisory body or Task Force be developed to serve as a resource on environment issues; and
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Common Council of the City of River Falls hereby establishes an Environmental Task Force for the purpose of acting as an advisory body to the Plan Commission in setting priorities and assisting in developing implementing policies on environmental issues in accordance with the Comprehensive Plan.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Task Force shall consist of up to seven members, one City Councilor, one Plan Commissioner, one representative of the Kinnickinnic River Land Trust, one representative of Trout Unlimited, one representative of a development group, one property owner along the Kinnickinnic River area, one citizen member and staff assistants from the City Planning, Engineering and Utility Departments.
Dated this 8th day of August, 2006.
Don Richards, Mayor
Julie Bergstrom, City Clerk
Gary Horvath, Trout Unlimited
Dave Cronk (Councilor)
Lauri Wilson (Citizen Member)
Sandy Bowen (Planning Commissioner)