Creation of police department in Cottage Grove to increase average village tax bill $257. (Wisconsin State Journal, 11/14/2014)
The village continues to grow, though not as rapidly as the period from 1990 to 2010, while the town's population plateaus.
The largely rural town, which surrounds the village, is a separate municipality with its own governance.
The joint department, in place for more than 30 years, will cease to exist Dec. 31.
The new village-only department, with 10 officers, begins Jan. 1.
For its part, the town of Cottage Grove will contract with the Dane County Sheriff’s Office for policing.
Village of Cottage Grove. Police Department Operational and Dissolution Evaluation. Moffett and Associates, LLC. August 19, 2014.
5 years ago, the Village Board put the kibosh on library development.
Community volunteers spent five years attempting to establish a public library in Cottage Grove. Their efforts included the formation of a library board, the establishment of a Friends of the Library group, the purchase of land for a building, and the hiring of library director,
With support for the project waning among elected officials, the Cottage Grove Village Board voted 6-1 on May 18, 2009, to rescind the ordinance that created a library board.
End of story.
And a very unhappy day for Diane Wiedenbeck.
The Dane County Library Service provides weekly bookmobile service to the Village.