April 4, 2008

Cannons' journey is over; Council OK's base funds

Passage Wednesday night of the following simple resolution establishes a permanent home -- once again -- for Racine's Civil War cannons:
Resolved, that up to $15,000 be appropriated from Monument Square Fund 932 for the costs associated with returning the two Civil War cannons back to Monument Square, and that a revenue account be established for donations from individuals and organizations that have publicly stated they would help fund the costs of this project. Donations will be accepted up to the amount of actual expenses incurred.
Bases designed by Monte Osterman of Osterman Granite and Marble should be ready by the scheduled installation date, Flag Day, June 14. The cannons will sit next to the Civil War monument; a dozen benches, game tables and art pedestals will also be installed at Monument Square.

Our earlier stories are HERE, HERE and HERE.

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