Supreme Court of Wisconsin
659 N.W.2d 31 (2003)
Gerald and Debra Wood (plaintiffs), Wisconsin landowners, sought review of the denial of their extraterritorial-plat and land-division application by the City of Madison (Madison) (defendant). The application had included dividing the land into lots and rezoning the land from agricultural to commercial. The Woods argued that Madison had improperly used its plat-approval authority to mandate land use through a subdivision ordinance. Madison’s extraterritorial jurisdictional authority under Wisconsin law, the Woods argued, did not entitle Madison to regulate land use through a subdivision ordinance, because land use was an area exclusively reserved for zoning law and not for subdivision or plat ordinances. The circuit court issued an order upholding Madison’s denial. The Woods appealed, and the court of appeals certified this issue to the Supreme Court of Wisconsin.
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