Published by the Village of Union Grove - August 2019
Design Concept Approved for Entertainment Stage
At a special meeting on July 29, the Village Board approved a design concept for the Entertainment Stage project at School Yard Park! The concept was recommended by the Design & Bidding Subcommittee, which developed design criteria over the course of four meetings. The Committee recommended a shape and approximate dimensions for the structure, and wanted to ensure it would complement the existing concession stand building at the park. The Committee also preferred the structure to be relatively open in nature, maintaining sightlines of the park from the road.

As the next step in the process, a set of bid documents will be prepared and the Village will solicit bids from qualified contractors. Bids are likely to be presented to the Village Board for consideration in early fall. Meanwhile, the Rules & Governance Subcommittee and Fundraising & Events Subcommittee will be meeting to work out additional details for the stage. Thanks to all who continue to be involved with this project! For more information about the project, and to view more images of the design concept, visit the project webpage.
First Building to Open at The Granary
The first of five luxury townhome buildings are scheduled to open this month at The Granary, marking a milestone in the revitalization of the old grain mill site near State St. and Mill Ave. The remaining buildings are scheduled to be completed in the next several months with the final building expected to be opened in January 2020. The retail building on Main St. is also nearing completion; a tenant has not yet been announced. New public infrastructure was constructed around The Granary this summer, including roads (with some new angled street parking), storm sewer, sanitary sewer and water mains. Remaining roadway on Mill Ave. (near American Legion) is expected to be completed in the next week.

For more information about Current Development Projects in the Village, click here .
The Union Grove Car Show is coming up on Saturday, August 10 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. along Main St. No registration is required to participate and donations are welcomed for the Honor Flight for Vets. For questions, contact Jim Friesema at Jfriesema50@gmail.com.
Coaches Needed for Youth Soccer
Union Grove Rec. Department youth soccer leagues will get rolling this month. More coaches are needed, particularly for the 1st grade through 3rd grade teams. Please contact Katie Svendsen at 262-898-4558 for more information.

A meeting for all coaches will be held on Friday, August 2 at 5:30 p.m. at the Union Grove Municipal Center. Coaches will be contacting parents soon after the meeting with information about practice schedules and games. Games will be scheduled on Saturdays in September and October.
No Wipes in the Pipes!
Please remember that only human waste and toilet paper should ever be flushed in the toilet! Disposable disinfectant wipes, baby wipes, and even so‑called “flushable” wipes cause serious problems for the sewer system, as they do not break down easily (or at all) once they are flushed. Paper products other than toilet paper (e.g., paper towels) also do not break down once in the sewer line. No matter what the label says, don’t flush them, trash them instead. When items like these are flushed, our sewer pipes and pump stations require increased monitoring, maintenance, and repair. This results in higher operational costs, which are paid for by your sewer rates. Also keep in mind that if wipes and other materials can clog our large sewer pipes, they can definitely clog your home’s much smaller pipes, requiring you to pay a plumber to clear the blockage. Tell your family members to flush only toilet paper, nothing else!
Village Accepting Facade Grant Applications
The Union Grove Community Development Authority (CDA) is accepting applications from local businesses for facade grants matching up to $5,000. It is a great opportunity to put a fresh look on your storefront while adding value to our downtown!mApplications can be found online and at the Union Grove Municipal Center. The CDA has recently updated the application requirements, so please review the new packet carefully. For questions, contact administrator Michael Hawes at mhawes@uniongrove.net or 262-878-1818. 
Community Survey Coming in September!
Be on the look-out for a community survey coming this September. Village residents will be asked for input on a variety of Village services and quality-of-life issues. Responses from the survey will help guide future planning and policy decisions in the community. Look for an announcement in the September Village Voice quarterly newsletter and in the September E-News. The survey will be available online and a hard copy version will also be provided with the Village Voice.
Village Board Updates
The Village Board held regular meetings on July 8 and July 22, and held a special meeting on July 29. Following is a recap of Village Board actions taken at these meetings:

July 8 Regular Meeting:
  • Approved an agreement with US Bank under the State of Wisconsin Credit Card contract with cash-back incentives.

July 22 Regular Meeting:
  • Approved a Village-wide survey to distribute in September.
  • Approved agreement with GovPayNet to process credit/debit card and e-check payments.

July 29 Special Meeting:
  • Approved a design concept for the Entertainment Stage project at School Yard Park.
Upcoming Meetings Schedule
Meetings will be held at Union Grove Municipal Center, 925 15th Ave., unless otherwise noted. Meeting dates and times are subject to change.

  • August 1 - Finance Committee (6 p.m.)
  • August 5 - Plan Commission (6 p.m.)
  • August 6 - Entertainment Stage Rules/Governance Committee (6 p.m.)
  • August 8 - Park Upgrade Committee (5:30 p.m.)
  • August 8 - Recreation & Parks Committee (6 p.m.)
  • August 12 - Village Board (6 p.m.)
  • August 13 - Personnel Committee (6 p.m.)
  • August 14 - Library Board (5 p.m. at the library)
  • August 14 - Fire Commission (6 p.m. at the fire station)
  • August 19 - Water, Wastewater, Storm Water & Streets (6 p.m.)
  • August 20 - Community Development Authority (6 p.m.)
  • August 26 - Joint Review Board (4:30 p.m.)
  • August 26 - Building Board (5:30 p.m.)
  • August 26 - Village Board (6 p.m.)
  • August 27 - Police Commission (5:30 p.m.)

Visit the Village Meetings webpage for meeting agendas, which are posted at least 24 hours before the meeting time.