March 2020
IN THIS EDITION
  • CARPC's COVID-19 strategy
  • Job opening: Environmental Resources Planner
  • Water conservation for homes and gardens
  • Local housing affordability reports
  • Keep calm and count on: Census 2020
  • March Commission meeting recap
REGIONAL UPDATES
CARPC'S COVID-19 STRATEGY
Like many organizations, in order to safeguard our staff and community, the majority of CARPC staff will be working remotely, and staff will only be in the office on an as-needed basis. The best way to reach CARPC staff during this time is via e-mail. Please visit our Staff Page for a complete list of staff and their e-mails. 

We will be maintaining our Commission meeting and public hearing schedule , but intend to hold meetings virtually. We are currently working out the logistics and will provide additional information once it is available. Parties interested in providing public comment are encouraged to do so via email at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting.
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NEWS FROM AROUND
THE REGION
Stay up to date with our roundup of planning and development news from around the region.
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POSITION AVAILABLE: ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES PLANNER
CARPC is now hiring an entry level Environmental Resources Planner . View the job description, desired qualifications, and application instructions on our website.
WATER RESOURCES
WATER CONSERVATION FOR HOME AND GARDENS
Dane County Extension has developed a new publication to help citizens conserve our local water resources in our homes and while gardening. These practices protect the future of our water supplies, save energy and help save you money.
DATA & HOUSING
LOCAL REPORTS CHARACTERIZE HOUSING AFFORDABILITY CRISIS
Communities across the capital region widely recognize the growing crisis of housing affordability. Housing affordability reports recently published by eight local municipalities shed some light on aspects of the crisis.
CENSUS 2020: RESOURCES FOR MUNICIPALITIES
Despite delays due to COVID-19 mitigation efforts, the 2020 Census is still underway. Many resources are available online for municipalities who want to ensure a complete count in their communities while still protecting staff and residents. Visit 2020census.gov for information on modified operations as well as outreach materials to support your local collection effort.
COMMISSION ACTIVITIES
AT THE MARCH 12TH MEETING, CARPC COMMISSIONERS...
Recommended a Sewer Service Area amendment for an elementary school in the Village of Windsor to DNR for approval

Approved paid leave for COVID-19 -affected staff

Approved an agreement with marketing and graphic design firm Distillery for CARPC/MATPB co-branding services
Approved a resolution in support of the City of Madison's proposed stormwater ordinance changes

NEXT CARPC MEETING
April 9, 2020 @ 6:00pm
Rosemary Garfoot Library
2107 Julius Street
Cross Plains, WI 53528