Archive for Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Public input needed for Tonganoxie mural work

July 1, 2015

Progress continues on the mural project at the new pocket park in downtown Tonganoxie, but the committee members are asking for input from the community to help determine what might go on the murals.

The Tonganoxie Retail and Commercial Development Committee is having a public forum next week at the Tonganoxie Public Library to discuss ideas of what notable Tonganoxie residents both past and present, might grace the murals.

The forum will start at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, in the library’s community room.

RCDC members will discuss details of the project and welcome potential ideas for what to include in the murals.

The murals will cost $10,000, half of which is being funded through the Leighty Grant. The other half will come out of the city’s general fund.

RCDC’s past projects have included the wayfinding signs throughout the community that direct visitors to schools, parks, business areas and more.

The committee also has done promotional brochures and purchased banners that don light poles throughout downtown Tonganoxie.

The committee also designed the pocket park, which has picnic tables, including a handicapped accessible picnic table, a drinking fountain for folks such as walkers and runners to fill up water bottles, or grab a drink for themselves or a pet.

The park, which has a bench, also is the new home for the Mayor’s Christmas Tree each winter.

Mural meeting

A public forum to discuss possible items and people of Tonganoxie history to be included in the murals at the city’s pocket park will start at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, at the Tonganoxie Public Library. The meeting will be in the library’s community room. The pocket park is at Fourth and Delaware where the former police station previously stood.

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