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    A comprehensive plan is a local government's guide to the community's physical, social, and economic development.  Comprehensive plans are not meant to serve as land use regulations in themselves; instead, they provide a rational basis for local land use decisions with a vision for future planning and community decisions.  The current Sauk Prairie Comprehensive Plan was adopted on April 11, 2017 (amended October 12, 2021; March 14, 2023), by the Villages of Sauk City and Prairie du Sac, Town of Prairie du Sac. The Sauk Prairie Comprehensive Plan is divided into two volumes.  Volume 1—Conditions and Issues provides background information, trends, and projections focused on the 3-municipality Sauk Prairie Area.  Volume 1 contains no policies or initiatives for future action or consideration.  Volume 2—Vision and Directions provides a future vision for the Sauk Prairie Area, and goals, objectives, policies, and initiatives for future enhancements to the Area.  Other elements of the Comprehensive Plan are the Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan and the Highway 12/PF/Airport Area Plan. 

    Sauk Prairie Comprehensive Plan  Volume 1 - Conditions & Issues

    Sauk Prairie Comprehensive Plan  Volume 2 - Vision & Directions

    Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan  Element of the Sauk Prairie Comprehensive Plan

    Highway 12/PF/Airport Area Plan  Element of the Sauk Prairie Comprehensive Plan


    The Village Boards of the Villages of Praire du Sac and Sauk City and the Town Board for the Town of Prairie du Sac entered into an "Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement", which establishes boundary lines and land use matters affecting these municipalities.  The agreement implements various provisions of the Comprehensive Plan adopted by the foregoing municipalities on November 16, 2005.  The agreement establishes a common boundary line between the Villages, as well as establishes areas which can and cannot be annexed from the Town to the respective Village. 

    Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement

    Town of Merrimac Zoning Map

    Town of Merrimac Zoning Map with Sauk County Shoreland Protection overlay


    In general, the Plan Commission advises the Village Board on comprehensive planning and land use issues and may make related decisions that are delegated to them by the Village Board.  A primary role of the Commission is to prepare and assist the Village Board in implementation of the Sauk Prairie Comprehensive Plan.  Below are links to specific Village/Town guidelines and requirements.

    Village of Prairie du Sac     Village of Sauk City     Town of Prairie du Sac

    Village of Merrimac             Town of Merrimac        Town of Roxbury