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By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

Water tower paintjob decided once and for all

Hartley council decides new look too expensive

 

April 15, 2021

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Hartley's water tower is due for a fresh coat of paint.

There will be no complete makeover this summer for one of Hartley's most well known structures.

The city council on Monday voted to keep the water tower's design as-is. It will be repainted later this year, but its current look will remain the same.

The council deemed a design overhaul too expensive. According to an estimate given last month, a revamped look would cost anywhere between $9,831 and $25,678 depending on how many logos were painted.

"I don't think people pay attention to the water tower unless they're on an airplane," said Council Member Mary Westphalen.

The council voted 4-1 t...



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