Just hours after Buffalo Grove Patch , a new fence was installed. The temporary fence provides a barrier between Buffalo Grove’s and a new home under construction just over the border in Long Grove.
“I’m just very happy with the fast and prompt response. A minimal effort makes a gigantic difference,” said Eric Scott, who lives near the park. “There is a good safety barrier there now to increase safety at the playground for everyone.”
Scott brought his concern public last week, saying he was concerned that children might enter the construction site and become injured by machinery or fall into the home’s uncovered basement. Representatives from the and said they could not intervene because the construction site is outside of their jurisdiction. A Long Grove official said the village does not require construction sites to be protected by safety fences, but that the village would contact the developer about Scott’s concern.
Friday morning, Heartstone Custom Builders posted a comment on Patch's story, saying that the company was seeking bids to “construct a permanent fence to protect the park.”
By the end of the day, a temporary fence was in place. An official at Heartstone Custom Builders did not respond to messages from Patch seeking further information.