On March 17, 2020, the Village Board declared a local state of emergency for COVID-19 following the State and County, which will help us respond to this pandemic and may help in recovering costs associated with this emergency. Read the Declaration.
The Village of Cross Plains is working diligently in response to COVID-19. Currently, Village Hall is open and will remain open for absentee voting. 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.
- Disinfected all surfaces and equipment after use.
- Continue to wipe down areas in constant contact.
- Make sure all employees wash hands regularly with soap.
- Disinfect and keep clean our public restrooms.
- Increased sanitation attention to all of our facilities.
- Encouraging staff to stay home if they are not feeling well.
We also encouraging the general public to:
- Wash your hands before and after programs.
- Use hand sanitizers.
- Refrain from direct contact with participants; (handshakes, high fives, etc.).
- Clean equipment before and after use.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Stay home if you are not feeling well.
- Use discretion when attending large events.
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 Hall is currently open for normal business hours. 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. Village Hall will continue to be open for absentee voting.
Village Board and Committee meeting:
All non-essential Village committee meetings will be cancelled indefinitely. Staff will be limiting group contact and practice social distancing for meetings and conferences. For the moment Village Board meetings will continue with only essential items on the agenda. The next regularly scheduled Village Board meeting is set for March 23, 2020 at 6:00 PM at the Fire Station. We will be uploading recorded meetings onto the Village website.
Currently, the Presidential Preference and Spring Elections are still planned for April 7, 2020. Due to the nature and threat of COVID-19, we are encouraging all voters to vote absentee by mail.
Requesting a Ballot by Mail: To request a ballot be mailed to you at home please visit the MyVote website (https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/) using google chrome as your web browser. You may be required to submit photo identification with your application. Please visit the Bring it to the Ballot (https://bringit.wi.gov/) website for information on photo identification. The deadline for requesting a ballot by mail is 5:00 p.m. on April 2, 2020.
Registering to Vote: To register to vote online, your address on your driver’s license or identification card must be current. You can change your address online with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Please allow 24 hours after you change your address with the Department of Transportation before registering to vote online. You can also print your application from this site and mail it to the clerk’s office. Proof of residence is required with your mailed application. The deadline to register to vote online or by mail is March 18, 2020. After this date, you must appear in person.
You can read more by following this link. https://www.cross-plains.wi.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=23.
You may request that an absentee ballot be mailed to up until April 2nd. In person absentee voting is currently open and will remain open until 5:00 pm on April 3, 2020 during normal business hours.
All court appearances have been suspended until May 12, 2020.
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 (March 15-March 29) and decisions will be made based on the impact the virus is having at that time.
Currently operation as normal.
Resources regarding COVID-19.
Executive Order #72 from Gov. Evers relating to the COVID-19 Coronavirus health emergency.
Emergency Order #5 - March 17, 2020
Dane County Public Health
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