County Shelves Plans to Renovate Hovland Dock After Community Feedback
Jan 08, 2018 08:42AM ● Published by Editor
100 people responded and the conclusion by Cook County officials was there was not enough positive community feedback to proceed with the project. In an email to survey participants, Lisa Kerr, Land Commissioner/Parks & Trails Director, Cook County wrote, "The support for the project is still mixed and so without majority community support the County will not be pursuing the project at this time."
In reviewing the survey of 100 community members, 47% lived in Hovland and 53% lived elsewhere. Asked if they supported efforts to improve the dock for public safety, 63% of respondents said "No". There was even less support to proposals to use the Hovland Town Hall as the site for access to the Hovland Dock or the installation of parking spots and picnic tables.
Readers can access the Hovland Dock survey results by following this link.