One local resident has proposed the installation of a fountain at the intersection of Mechanic and West Auglaize Streets as part of a forthcoming reconstruction project. (Staff photo/John Bush)
In a recent meeting with the Streets and Alleys Committee, Wapakoneta resident Kristin Doll proposed that a fountain be constructed at the intersection of W. Auglaize Street, W. Mechanic Street and Hamilton Road as a way to enhance the green space that will be created during the W. Auglaize Street Reconstruction Project.
As part of the street project, W. Mechanic Street will be squared off so that it will face Hamilton Road directly, creating more of a 90 degree intersection as opposed to the curved intersection that exists currently.
“What that does is it creates an awkward, open space on the south side of West Auglaize and West Mechanic where the intersection will be squared off,” Doll said.
Currently the open space created by altering the intersection is meant to be a grassy area, but Doll thinks the space would make a perfect place for a fountain.
“We have gardens in similar areas around the city, but that takes maintenance and dedicated people to take care of it,” she said. “I don’t think the city necessarily has enough dedicated people to do so and I don’t think we need another garden, so I think the fountain would make an awkward space into a lively, attractive space for the community.”
For the full story, see the Monday, July 28 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.