Compass Points Newsletter

Fall 2020 (PDF)

  • Tree program update
  • Office procedures and appointments
  • Septic evaluations
  • Extension highlight
  • POW/MIA Honor Chair at the KCC

Summer 2020 (PDF)

  • Robert's Rules of Orders
  • Managing a floodplain
  • Housing initiatives
  • Native plants. Clean waters.
  • Kenosha County Center tree project
  • Agricultural clean sweep

Winter 2019/Spring 2020 (PDF)

  • Tree program
  • Shoreline erosion control
  • Planning your office visit
  • Septic system evaluations
  • County spotlight
  • Extension Kenosha County office move

Fall 2019 (PDF)

  • Online permitting portal
  • Flood maps
  • Property inquiry
  • County spotlight
  • Extension spotlight

Summer 2019 (PDF)

  • Pike River Restoration
  • Creating a Site Plan
  • Effluent Filters Maintenance
  • UW-Extension Spotlight
  • County Spotlight

Spring 2019 (PDF)

  • Retail Strategy and Housing Initiative
  • POWTS Inspections
  • UW-Extension Spotlight
  • Property Surveys
  • County Spotlight

Winter 2019 (PDF)

  • Flood insurance
  • Comparison of POWTS
  • Kenosha County News

Fall 2018 (PDF)

  • Buffers
  • Code Amendments
  • POWTS Program
  • County Spotlight
  • Tree Program

Summer 2018 (PDF)

  • Retail Strategy Part 2
  • File Digitization
  • Electronic Reporting
  • Brookside Renovation

Spring 2018 (PDF)

  • Wisconsin Fund Grant Program
  • Updated Kenosha County Land Division Ordinance
  • Introduction from Steve Rea, Kenosha County Environmental Health Inspector
  • County Spotlight: Vickie LeFlore, Positive Youth and Families Extension Educator, Kenosha County UW-Extension

Winter 2017 (PDF)

  • Tree Orders
  • Retail Attraction
  • Foundation Survey Requirements
  • Septic System Evaluations
  • County Spotlight: Beverlee Baker, Area Extension Director, Kenosha and Racine Counties UW-Extension

Summer 2017 (PDF)

  • Flood Insurance
  • Permit Tips
  • FAQ: Real Estate POWTS Evaluations
  • County Spotlight: Matthew Collins, Director of Kenosha County Parks

Spring 2017 (PDF)

  • Septic System Program (POWTS)
  • Subdivision Associations and Stormwater Management
  • Shoreland Zoning Changes
  • Kenosha County Center Prairie Restoration
  • FAQ: Is a Fence Required Around My Swimming Pool?

Winter 2016 (PDF)

  • Stream Classification
  • Retail Attraction Strategy Talent Attraction Initiative
  • Holding Tank Replacement
  • FAQ: Plats of Survey
  • County Spotlight: Kenosha County Bond Rating

Summer 2016 (PDF)

  • It May Be Time To Replace Your Holding Tank
  • Kenosha County Joins Southeastern Wisconsin Fox River Commission
  • Animal Ordinances
  • FAQ
  • County Spotlight: Fox River Water Trail

Spring 2016 (PDF)

  • 2015 Orthophotography Available
  • Home Occupations & Professional Home Offices
  • FAQ: GIS & Mapping
  • Fox River Flood Mitigation Program
  • County Spotlight: Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

Fall 2015 (PDF)

  • Septic System Service
  • Cabaret & Special Event Licenses
  • What is a Flood?
  • FAQ: Setbacks
  • County Spotlight: Wi-Fi in County Parks

Summer 2014 (PDF)

  • Highway Access
  • Muskrats
  • VISION 2050
  • Web-Based POWTS Maintenance Reporting Begins in Kenosha County
  • FAQ: Web-Based Reporting
  • County Spotlight: Interim Agriculture Education

Winter 2014 (PDF)

  • Temporary Use Permits
  • Kenosha County Interactive Mapping
  • It May Be Time to Replace Your Holding Tank
  • Abandon That Old Well
  • 2014 Landscape and Grounds Maintenance
  • County Spotlight: Division of Health One of First to Receive National Accreditation

Fall 2013 (PDF)

  • Community Rating System
  • Kenosha County Bike Plan
  • FAQ: Surveys
  • Conditional Use Permits
  • Wisconsin Fund Grant Program
  • County Spotlight: UW-EX CRNED

Spring 2013 (PDF)

  • Boathouses
  • Septic System Safety
  • Leadership Kenosha
  • Ask the Expert: Gardening
  • The Home-Grown Advantage
  • Sheriff Sale Process

Winter 2013 (PDF)

  • The Success of Mound Systems in Kenosha County
  • Difference Between the Current Zoning Map and the Comprehensive Land Use Plan Map
  • Community Supported Agriculture
  • Silver Lake Icehouse Trail
  • County Spotlight: Planning and Development Items on New Website
  • FAQ: Mound Systems

Summer 2012 (PDF)

  • New Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Maps for Kenosha County
  • Land Division Guidelines
  • Aerobic Treatment Units for Septic Systems
  • Keeping your Grass Alive During Periods of Extended Drought
  • County Spotlight: Western Kenosha County Transit
  • FAQ: Land Development

Spring 2012 (PDF)

  • Rebuilding Petrifying Springs Park Infrastructure
  • Establishing a Vegetative Cover over POWTS
  • Kenosha County Park and Open Space Plan
  • Accessory Buildings
  • County Spotlight: Information Services
  • FAQ: Septic Systems

Winter 2012 (PDF)

  • Watershed Planning
  • County Tree Program
  • Construction Site Erosion Control
  • Spring into Gardening
  • Responsibilities of Homeowners Associations
  • Considering Landscape when Locating a POWTS
  • County Spotlight: Housing Authority

Fall 2011 (PDF)

  • New Mapping Products
  • Understanding Variances
  • 5th Annual Rural Landowners Conference
  • Septic System Winter Maintenance
  • County Spotlight: County Housing Authority

Summer 2011 (PDF)

  • Phragmites??
  • Septic Tanks: Do’s & Don’ts
  • Watch the Test Garden Grow
  • Requirements for Swimming Pools
  • County Spotlight: Golf Division
  • FAQ: Permitting

Spring 2011 (PDF)

  • New Farmland Preservation Tax Credits
  • Detention Ponds 101
  • Why do you need to service your septic tank?
  • Kenosha County Parks & Open Space Plan
  • County Spotlight: Parks Division
  • FAQ: Sanitation

Winter 2010 (PDF)

  • Planning & Development Website
  • Bike Facilities Planning
  • Requirements for Septic System Maintenance
  • Landscaping & Grounds Maintenance Short Course
  • County Tree Program
  • What is a 100-Year Flood?
  • County Spotlight: Highways Division
  • FAQ: Zoning

Fall 2010 (PDF)

  • Planning & Development Newsletter
  • Sustainable Food Systems
  • Countywide Planning for Bicycle Facilities