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A proposal by Movin’ Out to construct an apartment building and commercial component in Cottage Grove last year ran into some roadblocks that led to the end of the idea.

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The Monona Grove School Board voted Monday, April 20, to approve a developer’s agreement with the village of Cottage Grove that specifies the district’s obligations regarding infrastructure adjacent to the site for the new elementary school.

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Dane County Executive Joe Parisi joined community partners to announce the first climate action plan, which sets goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) 50 percent countywide by 2030 and puts the county on a path to be carbon-neutral by 2050.

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Eleven new supervisors were sworn into office in April as members of the Dane County Board of Supervisors. Another 26 were sworn in after being re-elected in the April 7 election.

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The Cottage Grove Town Board on Monday, April 20, voted to postpone the town's annual meeting from its regularly scheduled date of the third Tuesday in April.

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Town of Cottage Grove residents are reminded the town office is open by appointment only until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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McFarland, Monona and Cottage Grove, as well as the school districts, will welcome new faces when they have organizational meetings later this spring, now that all votes for the Tuesday, April 7, spring election have been tallied.

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April 2020 marks the end of another term for the Dane County Board. All 37 supervisor districts were on the spring ballot April 7; however, 11 of the 37 supervisors had decided not to run for re-election.

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After woefully underestimating and underbudgeting for improvements to Buss Road in front of the new elementary school, the Monona Grove School District is getting a reprieve – sort of.

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Cottage Grove village trustees approved a contract for the construction of a shelter and restrooms at Bakken Park – to be built in conjunction with a splash pad – but the contract has yet to be signed.

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A potential list of community members to be part of a housing task force has been drawn up, but village officials are holding off on any meetings until the coronavirus matter settles down.

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Even with the push to get residents to vote early and by absentee ballot, polls will be open Tuesday, April 7, for the spring election and presidential preference primary.

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The Monona City Council on Monday, March 16, agreed to hire the local Monona nonprofit firm Development for Conservation (D4C), led by David Allen, to assist the city in conducting a capital campaign feasibility study for the potential purchase of the San Damiano property on Monona Drive.

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Cottage Grove Municipal Judge Mark Hepfinger is facing a challenge for a fifth term. Village Trustee Jon Russell is not seeking a new term on the board; rather, he is squaring off against Hepfinger for a four-year term.

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The city of Monona is reaping the rewards of lower construction costs this year, as the McKenna Road reconstruction project bids were all well under budget. Last year, the opposite was the case, as projections were often adjusted upward.

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Beginning Oct. 1, the Department of Homeland Security will require proper identification that is REAL ID compliant prior to entering federal buildings or flying domestically.

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Candidates for the April 7 election have responded to questions from the League of Women Voters. Their unedited responses and information about the statewide referendum are available online at Vote411.org and lwvdanecounty.org.

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The annual review of the Town of Cottage Grove Comprehensive Plan will take place at the regularly scheduled plan commission meeting, set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, at the town hall, 4058 Highway N.

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Chris Henderson, candidate for Monona City Council, will have a candidate event from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, March 16, at Buck & Honeys in Monona. Residents are welcome to attend and meet Henderson and discuss topics of interest.

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A possible sale of the San Damiano property on Monona Drive is on hold as the owners have agreed with the city to explore opportunities for what city officials are calling a “community partnership purchase.”

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Monona residents are invited to attend a candidate social for Monona City Council candidate Kristie Schilling from 12:30-2 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at True Coffee Roasters, 800 W. Broadway.

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A hybrid Ford Fusion used by police administration is averaging 70 miles per gallon, and while Police Chief Walter Ostrenga expects improved efficiency from the department’s new hybrid SUV, the miles per gallon won’t reach anywhere close to that.

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Despite twice being tabled by the Cottage Grove Plan Commission, plans to revamp the Farris Auto site in the village were approved by the village board Monday, Feb. 17.

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Given the recent local and national media coverage regarding the potential environmental hazards of substances that contain the chemical compounds perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl, known more commonly as PFAS, the Monona Fire Department is taking proactive measures to remove PFAS-containin…

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In preparation for the start of the 2020 construction season for Interstate 39/90, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation will host an open house meeting for each of the three project segments – north, central and south. Each segment focuses on a different section of the interstate.

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Brian Hayes of Cottage Grove, left, received a 25-year service award from Dane County Executive Joe Parisi on Thursday, Feb. 6. County government employees with 25 years of experience are honored each year, and recipients receive a plaque to recognize their commitment and service to Dane County.

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Robert Ladik of Monona, left, received a 25-year service award from Dane County Executive Joe Parisi on Thursday, Feb. 6. County government employees with 25 years of experience are honored each year, and recipients receive a plaque to recognize their commitment and service to Dane County.