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What's Wrong with the Prospect Park Pavilion?

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Structural problems now threaten a historic pavilion in Moline. This week, the city council decided to have experts look at the Prospect Park Pavilion.

The pavilion was built in the early 1900's. Eleven years ago, the city replaced rotten wooden beams and decades-old floors. 
City engineer Scott Hinton says Moline officials became concerned again when it started leaning downhill toward the pond a few years ago.
This week, the city council agreed to hire ShiveHattery, a Moline-based engineering firm. It will conduct a structural study to figure out exactly what's wrong with the pavilion and how much it would cost to fix. 

Hinton says the study should be completed by the end of next month. 

The city won't spend any more money until the study is completed.

The city will pay up to $23,000 for the study. 

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