Fountain Following Strike by MotoristMayor Butler has suggested getting rid of it, as he says he never cared for it anyway.
The fountain is repairable and I assume the drivers insurance provides for property damage claims, so I hope the city made the claim.
The traffic island and park was named after the Mayor in office at the time of urban renewal, a time of change and transition in downtown. The fountain was typical of its era, and a few years back was given a new paint job by artist Jeff Rule.
Mayor Ted Rand and Community Leaders at DedicationThe interesting debate is whether history only includes the Victorian period or whether other art and sculpture can be accomodated.
One Councilman wants the fountain reinstalled in front of City Hall where it is said it will fit in better, but that would be costly and likely not covered by insurance.
The Mayor wants to put a long forgotten horse trough on Lachenauer Plaza.