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VILLAGE HALL AND OTHER MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS WILL BE CLOSED TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC DURING THE PANDEMIC. WE ARE ENCOURAGING RESIDENTS WITH NON URGENT MATTERS TO CALL OR EMAIL US. BILL-PAY AND FEE PAYMENTS SHOULD BE DONE ONLINE OR DROPPED OFF AT THE LOCK BOX AT THE FRONT OF THE BUILDING.
On May 13, 2020, the Wisconsin State Supreme Court issued a decision in the challenge filed by the Legislature against the extension of the Safer at Home order.
Subsequently, Public Health Madison & Dane County has used its local authority to issue a City of Madison and Dane County order. The local order incorporates the elements of the former statewide Safer at Home order and was effective as of yesterday evening. Additional information is available here:
For those that are interested, a copy of the Supreme Court’s ruling can be viewed at the following link:
On May 18, Public Health Madison & Dane County issued Emergency Order #2 and releasing Forward Dane, a plan for phased reopening in Dane County.
On May, 22, Public Health Madison & Dane County issued Emergency Order#3, entering into Phase 1 of the Forward Dane Reopening Plan.
The Village Board Declaration of Local Emergency ended on May 17, 2020. The Village will continue to monitor the most current regulations and adjust accordingly. Letter to the Public
The Village of Cross Plains is working diligently in response to COVID-19. We encourage residents to defer non urgent matters through email or by phone. Utility bill and fee/fine payments should be done online or submitted in the lock box at the front of the building. We are taking every precaution to keep our facilities clean, our community healthy, and limit the possible spread of the virus and other germs.
We also encouraging the general public to:
Updates and suspensions, cancellations, and changes to municipal business. Please take note that this is a rapidly evolving situation, with updates and changes continuing to be issued. The Village of Cross Plains will strive to provide you with the most recent information as possible.
Village Board and Committee meetings:
Governor Evers’ office has provided guidance that local government meeting are exempt from the declaration limiting mass gatherings. With that being said, the Village of Cross Plains will take the necessary steps to follow the guidance provided by the Department of Justice on open meetings.
Until further notice, all future village board and committee meetings will be held at the public library community room to provide as much spacing as possible. We are providing a teleconferencing solution so that interested parties may call in to listen to the meeting. Draft minutes and video recordings of the meetings will be posted on the Village’s website as soon as possible.
We have set up a Zoom teleconference line for the public to monitor the meetings by phone or virtually. The meeting links are unique to each meeting. Instructions to log in can be found in the following link.
Virtual Meetings Log In Process and Tips
Village Meeting Registration Form
The teleconference line will be open for the public comment section of the agenda. To limit interruption and participants talking over each other, the teleconference line will be muted for the rest of the meeting. Participants may still listen. Participants will have the opportunity to inform the Village Board during the public comment section if they have a comment on an agenda item. Participants will also have an opportunity to email me their comments or questions during the meeting. Emails can be sent to email@example.com.
Please contact the Village ahead of time if you have any questions about accessing meetings.
Municipal Court for June has been cancelled.
The police department has suspended all non-essential services. Department tours, citizen ride alongs, probation / parole appointments, and public fingerprinting services have been cancelled until further notice. The police department will handle cases not requiring in-person contact by phone or email when possible. All non-essential meetings will be cancelled and postponed. These protective measures will be reassessed as needed and decisions will be made based on the impact the COVID-19 virus is having at that time.
Park and Recreation Department:
The Village of Cross Plains Parks and Recreation Department has suspended all programming effective immediately. (March 15, 2020) This suspension of activities will be reassessed as we near the two-week period and decisions will be made based on the impact the virus is having at that time.
Due to the Executive Order effective Wednesday, March 25, 2020, the following public amenities are closed at this time:
Open space and trails continue to be open to the public, providing “Social Distancing” is being followed. The Park and Recreation Department continue to post flyers at each park, near each amenity for public viewing. Information is also posted on social media and our Village website.
Currently operating as normal. Facilities closed to the public.
Community-wide Garage Sales
We have received guidance that garage sales are not complaint with the Safer at Home Orders. Planned garage sales shall be postponed until later in case the order is extended. Residents should keep this in mind when planning their event.
Resources regarding COVID-19.
Madison Dane County Public Health
Dane County COVID_19 Case Tracking Dashboard
Safer at Home Emergency Order
Updated Orders from Gov. Evers
Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS)
Read the DHS Issue Paper on COVID-19 dated March 12, 2020
CDC Recommended Precautions for Prevention of Spread
FEMA Coronavirus Response
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