A sculpture of 20th century painter and illustrator Norman Rockwell was erected in the Village Center on Wednesday.
The painting on Norman Rockwell's easel will change based on which direction he is facing; the sculpture can be rotated.
The sculpture, which is placed on village property, is paid for entirely by Grandhaven, LLC.
allowing Grandhaven, LLC to move forward with the privately-funded statue of Norman Rockwell.
Roy Reiman, owner of Grandhaven, LLC, said the sculpture has the potential to attract more visitors to the Village Center at a board meeting.
Commissioners, including Village President John Hermes, said the and was a traffic hazard.
Grandhaven is the landlord of the Village Center shops and is owned by Roy Reiman. Reiman is the founder of Reiman Publications and has been credited with restoring the vitality of the Village Center 15 years ago.
Even though Norman Rockwell never visited or painted a picture of Greendale, the village has been marketed throughout the years as a Norman Rockwell-type of town.
A number of trustees agreed with Reiman that the sculpture will help the vitality of the Village Center and will help bring people in.