On April 17, 2007, the Town Board adopted a comprehensive plan under Section 66.1001 of the Wisconsin Statutes which is called, Town of Buchanan Comprehensive Plan. The comprehensive plan was prepared in accordance with a public participation plan adopted by the Town Board that included activities to foster public participation in the preparation of the comprehensive plan. Under Section 66.1001(4)(a) of the Wisconsin Statutes, future amendments or updates to the comprehensive plan must also be carried out in accordance with a public participation plan, adopted by the Town Board, designed to foster public participation in the amendment/update process.
In 2016, the Town contracted with the East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission to initiate a formal update of the comprehensive plan beginning in 2017. As the Year 2040 Comprehensive Plan Update is prepared, it will be critical to actively involve the general public and key community interests in identifying major issues, reviewing the shared vision for the community, and updating goals, objectives, and policies which help bring that shared vision to fruition. The Town of Buchanan will use this document as a guide to actively involve community members in the comprehensive plan update process by providing them numerous opportunities to offer input and become informed via multiple means of communication.