By Jeremy Elrod
The Hull City Council has unanimously decided to remove the non-working city fountain and replace it with another outdoor picnic table.
“Historically, the fountain has never worked, and it’s because of a problem with the design,” said Mayor Paul Elkins. “Theoretically, the water is supposed to come from the top and ripple down, but it actually splashes down and floods the fountain because the edges are about two inches too short.”
Councilman Brian Koepnick researched tables to replace the fountain.
“I called around to a few different places and found that Athens Stone Casting has the exact same table and benches that we currently have out there,” he said. “The design and color of the table is identical to what we already have, so that’s most likely where they were purchased before.”
Elkins inquired about the overall expense and Koepnick revealed the price points for the table.
“The set would be $180, but the delivery would be an additional $125,” said Koepnick. “We could pick it up ourselves, but that concrete table would be extremely heavy to move.”
Elkins asked the council for ideas.