Providing cooperative planning and funding solutions to foster
healthy and thriving communities within the region.
An Economic Development District serving Northeast Wisconsin for nearly 
50 years.
Sheboygan MPO

(920) 448-2820
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Cindy  Wojtczak
Executive Director

Assistant Director

Emily Pierquet
Administrative Assistant
Ext. 101
Transportation Planner

Madison  Smith
Environmental Planner
Ext. 106

Nicole  Barbiaux
GIS Specialist
Ext. 104

Sydney Swan
Economic Development Planner
Ext. 108

Harry Graham
Community Assistance Planner
Ext. 109

E-NEWSLETTER VOLUME 9,  ISSUE 10/October  2019 
East River Revitalization Survey
What  improvements   would you like to see along the East River in Green Bay and Allouez? We are seeking public input. If you would like to play a part in this project, please fill out our online survey with the link  here .

If you have questions or input please contact Madison Smith or Sydney Swan .  

Multimodal Local Supplement Program
The 2019 - 2021 state biennial budget created a one-time transportation funding program for counties, cities, villages, towns and tribal governments across the state.  This program is known as the Multimodal Local Supplement (MLS) program.  Over $73.2 million is available under this program, including nearly $26.1 million for counties, over $18.4 million for cities and villages, and over $28.7 million for towns.  The program pays up to 90 percent of total eligible costs, with local governments providing a minimum 10 percent cost share.  This funding is available for new projects related to: roads; bridges; transit vehicle purchase and facility projects; bicycle and pedestrian accommodations; railroads; and harbors.  The a pplication deadline is December 6, 2019, and p rojects must be completed within six years.
Additional information regarding this program can be found here.

Please contact Jeff Agee-Aguayo or Brandon Robinson for additional information regarding this program.
Kewaunee County Invasive Species
Wildlife & Wetland Solutions returned to the County to treat the invasive species known as Japanese Knotweed and Phragmites. This concluded treatment for 2019. We would like to thank Kewaunee County and all the landowners who worked with us to identify invasive species on their properties. We will be updating treatment maps that show the locations to illustrate  where herbicide was used on Wild Parsnip, Japanese Knotweed, and Phragmites in 2018 and  2019.   It is important to note that although 
we  cannot eradicate invasive
 species, we can control the spread with a collaborative approach. Long term maintenance, monitoring, and physical and chemical treatment is necessary. If you would like more information on the Kewaunee County Invasive Species Management Plan we are creating in cooperation with the county's Land and Water Conservation Department, please contact Madison Smith or Kate Nelson. If your property was not treated, we apologize that we were unable to treat every property, but we can assist with providing resources to help landowners treat their own property and recommended techniques. 
Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership Barn Dance Fundraiser
Thank you Lakeshore Natural
Resource Partnership for hosting the 10th Annual Barn Dance Fundraiser on the Saxon Farm Homestead in Cleveland, WI! If you missed it this year, please be sure to check out the fun evening next year and follow LNRP for more events and volunteer opportunities! Bay-Lake RPC values the opportunity to work alongside diverse organizations and to strengthen collaborative efforts towards protecting and enhancing our region's natural resources including Lake Michigan.
Funds Available for Petroleum Contaminated Sites
In July of 2018, Bay-Lake RPC was the recipient of a $300,000 EPA Brownfield Assessment grant for hazardous substance and petroleum contaminated sites. Since receiving the grant, the program has been incredibly successful in the Bay-Lake Region. At this time, funds are still available for petroleum phase I site assessments. Bay-Lake RPC is in the process of identifying both hazardous and petroleum contaminated sites for the next grant cycle that is currently open. Please contact Sydney Swan if you are aware of any sites in your area that may have hazardous or petroleum contamination, or if you have any questions about the program.
Manitowoc County
Hazard Mitigation Plan Update
Manitowoc County and the Bay-Lake Regional Planning Commission have been working together over the past year to create the
updated   Manitowoc County, Wisconsin Hazard Mitigation Plan 2020-2025 Now it's your chance to review the draft document online and submit written comments on the proposed updated hazard plan. Feedback can be emailed to  Madison Smith . A public informational meeting to present the draft plan, maps, and materials will be held November 11, 2019, from 5:30-6:30PM at the Manitowoc  County Emergency Operations Center (EOC), 1024 S 9th Street, Manitowoc, WI 54220.

Ledge-ndary Student Chef Challenge
Seating is still available for the 2019 Ledge-ndary Student Chef Challenge on November 1, 2019. This fundraising event is a collaboration between the Niagra Escarpment Resource Network and the Fox Valley Technical College's Culinary Arts Program. Tickets are $50 per person and pre-registration with payment is required by October 25th, 2019. View the flyer or visit their website to learn more.

State Highway 29 Cleanup
Some of the Bay-Lake RPC 
staff spent a sunny October afternoon  cleaning up our adopted stretch of State Highway 29 from Kadlets Road to County Road V in Kewaunee County as part of WisDOT's "Adopt-a-Highway" program. This is the fourth year in which the Commission staff has participated in the program. 
Congratulations Barbiaux Family!
We are overjoyed to announce that the Commission's GIS specialist, Nicole Barbiaux and her family welcomed a beautiful baby girl on October 1, 2019. We would like to congratulate them on the new addition to their family.

Please note,  Nicole will be on maternity leave until late November. If you have any GIS-related inquiries, please contact Harry Graham at extension 109.

Upcoming Events/Meetings
October 17, 2019, 6:00 p.m.
Town of Pittsfield Comprehensive Plan Update Open House
Town of Pittsfield Town Hall

October 23, 2019, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Marinette Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Open House
Marinette County Courthouse, Jury Assembly Room, Marinette

October 24, 2019, 1:00 p.m.
Sheboygan MPO Technical and Policy Advisory Committees Joint Meeting
Sheboygan County Administration Building, Sheboygan

October 25, 2019, 10:00 a.m.
BLRPC Executive Committee Meeting
Commission Office, Green Bay

October 25, 2019, 1:00 p.m.
BLRPC Finance & Personnel Committee Meeting
Commission Office, Green Bay

November 1, 2019
Fox Valley Technical College, Appleton

November 11, 2019, 5:30 pm
Manitowoc County Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Open House
Manitowoc Co. Emergency Operations Center, Manitowoc

November 14, 2019, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Alverno College, Sister Joel Read Center, Milwaukee

Do you want to know more about planning services or  grants  available ?
The staff of the Bay-Lake RPC are happy to speak to your boards/councils, committees, organization, or community groups about what is happening in our region. 

We are also available to assist communities and counties with meeting facilitation. 

Please contact us at (920) 448-2820 or .

Available Grant Opportunities 
The following is a list of upcoming grant opportunities and their due dates. Please contact the Commission if you have a project idea, or need assistance with preparing or administering a grant, or if you are interested in partnering with the Commission on a project.  
Please contact
Emily Pierquet for any links that are not working properly.  Thank you!