The Town board of the Town of Dale, at the 1998 Annual Meeting, authorized the formation of the Foresight Committee. The committee was granted the authority to prepare a Comprehensive Land Use Plan for the Town of Dale. In 2000 , the Town employed Community Development Systems to assist the Committee in formatting the plan according to the State of Wisconsin Smart Growth Legislation.
The objective of the Town Board and the Foresight Committee was to develop a Comprehensive Plan for the Town of Dale, as required by Comprehensive Planning legislation under Wisconsin Statute Statues 66.0295 enacted in October of 1999.
Each of the elements of the legislation has been analyze as to its application within the Town of Dale. The Smart Growth Legislation, results form a Town of Dale written survey, and public meetings provided the basis for writing the Town of Dale Comprehensive Plan
The purpose of the Comprehensive Plan is to serve as a guide for both public and private decisions regarding the future land use and growth of the Town of Dale.
In 2001 the Foresight Committee was replaced with the Town Planning Commission. This Commission implemented the Comprehensive Plan as directed by the Town Board. They review all Certified Survey Maps and Plats. The Planning Commission also conducts the required reviews of the Comprehensive Plan.
It is the mission of the Planning committee to explore the future options available to the residents of the Town of Dale so that we may grow in an orderly manner while retaining our rural character.
The Planning Commission is a seven member board. Current members are: