News of interest about the Village of Sparta.
Village creates Master Plan for Arches Parking Lot & Nash Creek-scape
The Sparta village council has tentatively approved a plan to turn the "Arches" parking lot into what could be called the centerpiece of the community and an anchor to the downtown district.
Advance article regarding Project
General Formulations Receives Approval for Building over S. Union St.
The Sparta Planning Commission has given its final approval to General Formulations' plan for an 10,000-square-foot building which will connect the company's east and west buildings. The buildings currently are located on either side of what was formerly South Union Street.
Advance Article regarding General Formulations expansion
Village Receives $45,000 Recreation Passport Grant for Splash Pad
December 16, 2015 - The Village applied for and received a $45,000 grant from the DNR Recreation Passport Grant to help fund a Splash Pad to be built in Rogers Park. The Village will be releasing additional details as they become available.
Sewer & Water Rates Increasing January 1, 2016
December 15, 2015 - The Sparta Village Council has approved 4 resolutions that will increase use charges for water and sewer and ready to serve fees on both water and sewer.
The Village understands that this is not a popular decision, however a majority of the fees had not been increased since 2006.
Meadowlark $1.2 million dollar renovation to add 10 Memory Care Units
December 14, 2015 - Meadowlark announced they would be undergoing a $1.2 million dollar expansion to convert ten of their existing assisted living units to memory care units. Please see the below article for more information.
S. Union Street Closure Update
October 14, 2015 - The Village is one step closer to closing S. Union St following the October Village Council meeting. The tentative timeline is for S. Union to remain open through the winter and close in the Spring for the utility project and then building construction over the street.
The Village will be installing sidewalk on E. Averill to assist with pedestrian traffic that is redirected around S. Union.
Advance newspaper article regarding S. Union St. closure