Jul 14, 2015 10:38 AM
Public opinion split on NH Statehouse fountain
The Associated Press
CONCORD (AP) — Both supporters and opponents of a plan to put a fountain in front of the New Hampshire Statehouse said the Concord City Council should take a brave stand.
The Concord Monitor reports public opinion was split among 15 people who spoke at Monday's public hearing about the proposal.
Some told councilors to act bravely and accept a project that would add value to the downtown.
But others said it belongs in a park, away from the Statehouse, and urged councilors to be courageous in rejecting it.
The fountain could cost as much as $270,000, but the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce said it will pay for the fountain with donations and a tax credit award.
The council delayed its vote until July 23 after tax credit awards are chosen.