The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

Hartley water tower design to get tweaked next year

Hope is to make wording more readable

 

July 23, 2020

NICK PEDLEY/SENTINEL-NEWS

Hartley's water tower was scheduled for cleaning and touchups this year, but the city council recently voted to delay the project until 2021 so the structure can get a revamped design.

Hartley's water tower will look slightly different sometime next year.

The council on Monday agreed to proceed with plans to tweak its design. Council Member Jerry Olson proposed changes last month, noting the current cursive lettering is too thin and hard to read from afar.

"Right now you can't tell what town it is when you're driving through," he said.

The water tower's current design was painted in 2010. It was due for cleaning and touchups this year, but that work will be postponed to 2021 to accommodate the changes.

According to discussion, the plan is to keep the heart logos but put b...



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