Village Board of Trustees
       Monday, May 1, 2023

6:30 p.m.


This meeting will take place as a hybrid meeting both virtually via Zoom and in person at Village Hall at 221 E. Cottage Grove Road. If you are utilizing Zoom, please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone by visiting 

You can also participate via phone by dialing 1 312 626 6799 and use Meeting ID 884 8510 6780#  When asked for your Participant ID, just press #, when asked for the Passcode enter 221.You may also choose to participate by providing public comment prior to the meeting via email to Village Clerk Lisa Kalata: If this is a teleconference, virtual or hybrid meeting, please review the Village of Cottage Grove’s policy.


Call to order


Determination of quorum and that the agenda was properly posted


Pledge of Allegiance


PUBLIC APPEARANCES-Public's opportunity to speak


Discuss and consider the minutes of the regular Village Board meeting on April 17, 2023.


New Business

a. Discuss Pre-Sale Report for $3,055,000 General Obligation Corporate Purpose Bonds, Series 2023A.  

b. Discuss and consider Initial Resolution Authorizing $2,345,000 General Obligation Bonds for Parks and Public Grounds projects.

c. Discuss and consider Initial Resolution Authorizing $600,000 General Obligation Bonds for Street Improvement projects.

d. Discuss and consider Initial Resolution Authorizing $55,000 General Obligation Bonds for Water System projects.

e. Discuss and consider Initial Resolution Authorizing $55,000 General Obligation Bonds for Sewerage projects.

f. Discuss and consider Resolution Providing for the Sale of Not to Exceed $3,055,000 General Obligation Corporate Purpose Bonds, Series 2023A.

g.  Discuss and consider Appointment of Successor Agent for Dollar General.

h. Discuss and consider Arbor Day Proclamation.

i. Discuss and consider Block Party Application for Maggie Walker.


Reports from Village Boards, Commissions & Committees


Library Board


Deer-Grove EMS Commission


Cottage Grove Fire District Commission


Law Enforcement Committee


Parks, Recreation & Forestry Committee

a. Discuss and consider The Badger Challenge (formally The Ride) using Community Park as a rest stop on September 24, 2023.

b. Discuss and consider extending park hours at Firemen's Park for Home Talent night games.

c. Discuss and consider using $5,200 from Park Development Fund to prepare a new map rendering of Bakken Park and a conceptual design of Shady Grove Park. 


Reports From Village Officers

  1. Village Attorney
    1. Legal briefings/status updates
  2. Village President
    1. Nomination of Donna Cross to the Community Development Authority Committee
    2. Nomination of Chris Stoa, Mike Hackel and Andy Eberhardt to the Public Works, Properties & Sustainability Committee
    3. Nomination of Jess Robinson to the Police Commission
    4. Nomination of Jon Russell to the Law Enforcement Committee
    5. Nomination of Meaghan Swanson to the Library Board
    6. Nomination of Charlie Rogers to the Utility Commission
    7. Nomination of John Williams to the Flynn Hall Committee
    8. Nomination of Amy Brice and Kevin Laufenberg to the Parks, Recreation and Forestry Committee
    9. Nomination of Kim Sale and Mark Hepfinger to the Zoning Board of Appeals Committee
  3. Village Clerk
    1. Spring Election Debriefing

Communications and Miscellaneous Business

a. Consider approval of vouchers
b. Correspondence
c. Upcoming community events
d. Future agenda items


Closed Session: This Closed Session Is Regarding a Potential Land Acquisition in TID #9 and establishing a negotiating position.

The Village Of Cottage Grove Village Board Will Enter Into Closed Session Pursuant To Wisconsin State Statute §19.85 (1)(e) Deliberating Or Negotiating The Purchasing Of Public Properties, The Investing Of Public Funds, Or Conducting Other Specified Public Business, Whenever Competitive Or Bargaining Reasons Require A Closed Session


Reconvene into open session and possible consideration of closed session items



Any item on the agenda is subject to final action. Notice: Persons needing special accommodations should call 608-839-4704 at least 24 hours prior to the meeting. It is possible that members of and possibly a quorum of members of other governmental bodies may be in attendance at the above stated meeting to gather information; no action will be taken by any governmental body at the above-stated meeting other than the governmental body specifically referred to above in this notice.

 Upcoming Meetings


5/8- CDA

5/10- Utility Commission

5/10- Plan Commission