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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:
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.
The Centers for Disease and Wisconsin Department of health now categorize traditional trick-or-treating as a high risk activity. Therefore, the Village will not be sponsoring, participating in, or recommending trick-or-treating this year. This is consistent with the Village’s practice and policy on following guidance from the various health organizations. Please see the guidance below regarding trick-or-treating and Halloween events.
https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/community.htm (see Halloween)
Elections and Voting
The General Election is set to take place on November 3, 2020. The Village's polling place is the Rosemary Garfoot Public Library (2701 Julius Street). The polling place will be open for voting from 7:00am -8:00pm.
Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, voters are encouraged to vote by absentee.
Absentee voting by mail is currently open. the last day to request an absentee ballot by mail is October 29, 2020. Ballots are due back to the Village by 8:00pm on November 3, 2020. There is a 24 hour ballot drop off box located in front of Village Hall.
Absentee voting in person is currently open during regular business hours at Village Hall (2417 Brewery Rd). In person absentee voting will be open until Friday, October 30, 2020 at 5:00 pm.
Find more information on Elections and Voter Registration on the Village's Elections page.
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 will reconvene as appropriate.
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.
The Village of Cross Plains Parks and Recreation Department has reopened selected programs under the Forward Dane Plan.
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.
Madison Dane County Public Health
Dane County COVID_19 Case Tracking Dashboard
Updated Orders from Gov. Evers
Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Coronavirus (COVID-19)
CDC Recommended Precautions for Prevention of Spread
FEMA Coronavirus Response
Facts and Myths