New Fence Satisfies Concerned Parent

A temporary fence was installed last week between Buffalo Grove's Camelot Corner Park and a Long Grove construction site.

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.

Heidi September 06, 2012 at 01:52 PM
What was the reason for the need of a fence?
Linda Karamitis September 06, 2012 at 02:31 PM
parents were concerned for their kids safety as the home backs up to a park
LiLSuzQ32 September 07, 2012 at 01:55 AM
I'm trying to figure out if Heidi read the article?
Buffalo Grove Park District September 07, 2012 at 06:31 PM
For clarification, the Buffalo Grove Park District installed the orange safety fence last week ago as a temporary safety measure. At that time we also talked to the owner of Heartstone Builders and he had indicated that they plan on installing a fence around the construction site. Once that is constructed the Park District will decide if its safety fence is still needed.
bonnie September 08, 2012 at 12:14 AM
Thank you BG Park District. This is definitely an improvement until the builder does something else. This was an obvious hazard and at least BG had the sense to act quickly to fix it.


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