Plan Commission


  • 7 p.m.
  • Second and fourth Monday of each month
  • Monona Public Library
    Municipal Room (lower level)
    1000 Nichols Road
    Monona, WI 53716
Any application materials and plans should be submitted to the Planning Department at least two weeks before the Plan Commission meeting at which the applicant would like to appear. To review recent proposals reviewed by the Plan Commission please view the Development Plans page.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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Meeting Deadlines

If you would like to be on an agenda of an upcoming Plan Commission meeting see the application deadline table below and contact City Staff:

Plan Commission Meeting Date
Application Deadline
 December 26, 2016 - Cancelled December 12, 2016
 January 9, 2017 December 26, 2016 
 January 23, 2017 January 9, 2017
 February 13, 2017 January 30, 2017
 February 27, 2017 - Cancelled February 13, 2017
 March 13, 2017 February 27, 2017
 March 27, 2017
March 13, 2017
 April 10, 2017 March 27, 2017
 April 24, 2017  April 10, 2017


  • James Busse, Chair, Alderman
  • Brian Holmquist, Co-Chair, Alderman 
  • Susan Fox, Citizen Member
  • Griffin Dorschel, Citizen Member
  • Dale Ganser, Citizen Member
  • Chris Homburg, Citizen Member
  • Kathy Thomas, Citizen Member
  • Robert Stein, Citizen Member
  • Sonja Reichertz, City Planner (Ex-Officio Non-Voting Member)

Responsibilities & Services

The commission wrote a Comprehensive Plan for the City of Monona, which the City Council adopted in April of 2004. The Comprehensive Plan includes elements on housing, transportation, utilities and community facilities, natural and cultural resources, economic development, intergovernmental cooperation, land use, and plan implementation. An updated Comprehensive Plan will be adopted in early 2016 which will replace the 2004 Plan in its entirety. 

The commission also reviews applications for zoning permits for all districts except the single-family residence district and the two-family residence district. The commission shall grant or deny such applications, and shall direct the zoning administrator to issue or refuse to issue zoning permits under the city's Zoning Code.