GAYS MILLS, Wis. (AP) -- Gays Mills is finally ready to move to high ground.
Flooding in 2007 and 2008 devastated the village on the banks of the Kickapoo River. Village leaders decided last November to purchase 30 acres of high ground and build new homes and businesses on it.
The village plans to break ground Friday morning. Plans call for 35 new lots for single-family homes and townhouses. The village also expects to move its community center, library and government offices to the new area.
The new development is expected to cost about $13 million. The village has secured grants from the state and federal governments as well as money from private investors.