Damaged FountainMayor Butler says he has never liked the aesthetics of the fountain which he considers out of place in Victorian downtown.
No repairs have been made, although many of us had assumed that was happening over the winter.
Maybe fountains, like statues, are passe. On the other hand, the fountain was symbolic of its era and with insurance money in hand, fixing it in time for nice weather may seem logical, even though the chattering class over at WTNY has suggested putting the fountain in front of City Hall instead. That would be expensive as building a setting for it would be more than merely repairing Lachenauer.
This is dithering, and it's now clear summer will come with no fountain.