Sugar Grove receives grant, fitness template

By on April 11, 2013

by Dave Woehrle
SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Village Board members on Tuesday accepted a grant to install countdown timers at the intersection of Route 47 and Galena Boulevard.

The $4,500 grant was given by the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley with the intention of overall pedestrian improvement. As part of the deal, the village must implement the Fit Kids 2020 Plan, a local effort by Kane County to reduce childhood obesity.

The village will generate quarterly reports concerning the health of local youth to the Kane County Health Department. These reports must include how the grant is affecting the target community, highlighting individual stories. The village must also provide pictures of events and participants engaged in healthy activities.

The grant covers activities until Dec. 15, 2013. Sharon Stredde, president and CEO of the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley, signed off on the contract on Jan. 11.

Community Development Director Richard Young reviewed the proposal.

“We’re confident this is a good deal for the village,” Young said.