Residential, Agricultural, and Commercial Development

General Issues

(Referenced as Residential, Agricultural, or Commercial)


1. Stormwater Management

  • There is a need to manage stormwater runoff from residential and associated transportation areas to control both the quantity and quality of the water through proper drainage, detention, and retention.

2. Wastewater Treatment

  • Programs need to be enhanced to treat wastewater through proper design, management, and control of septic systems, combined stormwater outfalls, and sanitary districts.

3. Landuse Planning

A. Proper landuse planning must include its impact on water quality issues by addressing construction in floodways, critical area land use zoning, and allowable residential densities.
B. Critical areas may include open space, wildlife and aquatic habitat, the reuse of residential areas and recreational needs.

4. Protection of the Natural Resources

A. Adopt an ecosystem-based approach to the coastal environment.
B. Control the invasion of exotic plant, aquatic, and animal species.
C. Develop guidelines for soil erosion control, including residential and shoreline (coastal) areas.
D. Coordinate water quality monitoring programs with management measures to assess and protect both surface and ground water quality.
E. Evaluate the cumulative impacts of current and future land use restrictions.

5. Governmental Coordination and Cooperation

A. Streamline the environmental permitting processes.
B. Create cost effective water quality programs, including re-evaluation of legal authorities, regulations, and practices.
C. Combine the needs of the coastal area into a "one-stop shop".
(There were others who felt that coastal issues needed to be treated as a multidisciplinary effort due to the complexity of the issues.)

6. Public and Private Property Rights

A. Evaluate the coastal zone needs keeping in mind the public sentiment to protect property rights, both public and private.
B. Consider the increase in property values which can result from wise management.

7. Transportation Needs

  • Develop a regional, residential, and coastal transportation system with coastal issues in mind.

8. Coastal Zone Boundaries

  • Continue the open, public process to evaluate and decide on the proposed coastal zone boundaries.

9. Lakefront Initiative

A. Develop programs to create pride in the lakefront.
B. Create positive incentives to accomplish coastal goals.
C. Develop a coastal zone vision statement.


1. Laws (Statutes and Regulations)

A. Need to be cost-effective
B. Need to be catalogued
C. Need to be streamlined
D. Incentives as alternatives to laws
E. Cumulative impacts

2. Pollution and Pollutants

A. Storm water

(1) point source
(2) nonpoint source

B. Farm management

(1) chemical runoff from pesticides and fertilizers
(2) domesticated animals and manure
(3) soils

C. Ground water protection
D. Water quality monitoring

3. Critical Areas

A. Stream side management zones
B. Open space preservation
C. Flood plain and high water table areas
D. Drainage
E. Stream bank erosion

4. Flora and fauna

A. Wildlife habitat
B. Fishing habitat
C. Timber management and production
D. Exotic species
E. Overabundance of some wild animal populations

5. Property Rights

A. Private
B. Public

6. Land Use

A. Cumulative impacts
B. Sewage and sludge applications
C. Maintenance of productive agricultural lands


1. Regulations

A. Need to be cost-effective
B. Need to be catalogued
C. Need to be streamline
D. Cumulative impacts

2. Pollution and Pollutants

A. Storm water

(1) point source
(2) non-point source

B. Air
C. Chemical runoff

(1) fertilizers, etc.
(2) road salt, etc.

D. Sewerage treatment

(1) municipal, etc.
(2) septic, active and abandoned

E. Underground tanks leaking into water table
F. Ground water protection
G. Water quality monitoring

3. Critical land areas

A. Stream side management zones
B. Soil and land use areas
C. Salt Creek moratorium precludes the development of sewage plants
D. Flood plain and high water table areas
E. Coastal erosion

4. Flora and Fauna

A. Wildlife habitat--land
B. Fishing habitat
C. Exotic species
D. Open space preservation--virgin and agricultural

5. Property Rights

A. Private
B. Public

6. Public Access to Lakeshore

A. Private users
B. Commercial users
C. Where access needs to be limited

7. Land Use

A. Acceptable densities
B. Casino gaming and other traffic generators
C. Reuse of existing deteriorated facilities

8. Positive incentives

9. Integrated Transportation Plan