Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Fountain Update from the Library Board meeting

The Board of Trustees at their July 16th meeting heard from an interested group of citizens about the possible renovation of the Pan Fountain. A discussion was held about the past problems and possible fixes that could happen if the interest from the community to help with those renovations was there.

The Board also read all of the emails, phone messages and other forms of communication that we have received in the last month and discussed all of the community's concerns. The range of responses were from retaining a water feature to filling it in for a flower garden but most agreed that they wanted to retain the Pan Statue created for the Library by Carl Christian Mose of St. Louis, MO.

The Board has agreed to an Exploratory Committee of community volunteers and Board members to look more closely into possible solutions that would then lead to realistic estimates for the renovation of the Pan Fountain with the water feature. This will be researched and results brought back to the Board for further consideration.

A fund for the Fountain has been set up with the Collinsville Library Foundation. All donations are tax deductible and can be brought in or mailed to the Collinsville Library Center, 408 West Main St, Collinsville, IL 62234.

If you are interested in being on the Exploratory Committee or participate as a volunteer, you can call the Library with your name and phone number and someone will contact you.

Thanks to all who were interested enough to respond and for any help or suggestions to come in the future.