Council OKs shelter site

COTTAGE GROVE – In a 4-3 decision Monday night, the Cottage Grove City Council moved to begin construction of a low barrier shelter at the Highway 99 site. The decision comes after four months of heated discussion, a town hall, numerous city council meetings, lengthy public testimony and hundreds of facebook comments. 

The motion was put forth by councilor Mike Fleck, who proposed to “authorize the development of the City’s property at 2205 Hwy 99 as a low barrier shelter location to assist in addressing homelessness in the community,” “reimburse the Street System . . .