Cottage Grove council nixes homeless shelter

Chronicle file photo - City manager Richard Meyers, left, and mayor Jeff Gowing discuss homelessness with a crowd at the Cottage Grove town hall last month.

COTTAGE GROVE – In a heated meeting Monday, the Cottage Grove City Council reversed its decision to begin construction of a homeless shelter on Highway 99. At press time Tuesday, city manager Richard Meyers said that all construction on the Highway 99 site had already ceased. 

“It’s dead,” Meyers said. “The work on the project has stopped, so we can button it up, close it and then . . .