Letters to the Editor

In opposition of shelter in Grove neighborhood

Dear Editor,

I’m a resident in the neighborhood adjacent to the proposed site of the homeless shelter on Church of the Nazarene property in Cottage Grove. My hope is that the city’s motivation in looking at this property would be to help vetted Cottage Grove homeless individuals and families who need and want help to elevate them out of their current homeless situation. A shelter must be safe for the sheltered as well as nearby residents. Consequently, a responsible shelter would require employment of TRAINED security, medical, counseling, and maintenance staff. Is Cottage Grove prepared . . .