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Fountains to return to City Hall

Fountains are to return to the front of City Hall, Hamilton Mayor Graeme Outerbridge announced today.

The municipality has yet to determine a budget or start date for the proposed works.

"I am pleased to share that as a result of public consulation, we have a direction for the new look of the the front of City Hall," Mr Outerbridge said.

"During a meeting held recently, concept designs were presented to the City Council. These concepts were approved."

He continued: "The concept design calls for fountains to be installed in the front of Hamilton's iconic building. The exciting thing about the fountains is they can be covered when the front of City Hall is needed for events like the City Fashion Festival. The front of the building will remain a multi-purpose public space to further enhance and support community events.

"We don't have a budget or start date yet. Once these items, together with the approved plans, are put in place we will share more details."

The municipality's fountains were removed last year after Corporation members determined they were too expensive to maintain due to frequent leaks and general upkeep.

Corporation of Hamilton workers Joe Nunes, Tirrell Woodley, Mark Robinson, Lipton Williams and Delmair Trott as they removed the fountain bases from the front of City Hall last year

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Published October 20, 2013 at 12:00 pm (Updated October 20, 2013 at 12:36 pm)

Fountains to return to City Hall

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