Batavia City Council Approves $117,000 Arch

$117,000 for what??? Yes, the City Council on Monday, April 1, 2013, voted to approve a $117,000 modern art arch for Wilson and River St.  And no, it’s not an April Fool’s joke.

The Batavia Patch has a good write-up on it, with pictures. The cost is more than double the initial $55,000 estimate, and the design has morphed from a simple, arched proposal to a modern art monstrosity, out of character with the old limestone and brick buildings downtown.

Hey, it’s only money. Alderman Jim Volk says to the Kane County Chronicle, “We are not going to please everyone. If it’s that dog ugly, the next City Council can tear it down.” 

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