The Village Board reviewed the preliminary plan for the addition to Fireman's Park. While it
is anticipated there would be changes to the plan before the final version is finished,
the board generally liked the direction the park addition design was taking. The board
approved the preliminary design.
Having a ' vision' for what the addition to Fireman's Park addition could look like should
increase interest by individuals or businesses who would want to donate to help the
construction of the Fireman's Park expansion. Donations from a few interested parties is
anticipated without a formal fundraising campaign due to community spirit.
It was decided by the Park Committee and told to the Village Board during the Park
Committee report at the Village Board meeting to wait for the economy to improve
before doing a study to see if a formal fundraising effort would generate the amount
of money needed to complete the construction of the recreational facilities for the addition
to Fireman's Park.
While the referendum the Town of Cottage Grove held on joining with the Village on
the Fireman's Park expansion was defeated by the Township, the expansion of the
Park is anticipated to still move forward.
For answers to frequently asked questions about the Fireman's Park addition, see
previous news story on this topic.