(1) A county applicant is required to conduct
a public hearing so that interested persons in the county may be informed of
the proposed project and have an opportunity to express their views before the
application is submitted to the department. The applicant shall include in its
application a brief description of the hearing and a summary of the views
expressed at the hearing. Any written statements presented for the public
hearing record shall be submitted to the department along with other
documentation concerning the hearing. The public hearing shall be held not less
than 14 days prior to the date on which a county submits its
(2) The applicant
shall publish notice of the public hearing not less than 10 days prior to the
hearing. A preliminary draft of the application shall be available for public
inspection not less than 10 days prior to the hearing. The published notice
shall indicate where the draft application is available for public inspection.
At a minimum, the public hearing notice shall be published in the official
county newspaper, or if there is no official county newspaper, then in a
newspaper likely to give notice in the area or to the persons affected in
accordance with s.
Stats. A county applicant shall make appropriate efforts to encourage residents
to attend the public hearing.
Wis. Admin. Code Department of Transportation § Trans 1.07
Cr. Register, January,
1978, No. 265, eff. 2-1-78; am. Register, November, 1978, No. 275, eff.
12-1-78; am. (1), Register, January, 1984, No. 337, eff.