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Repairs for Bass Street Fountain


Repairs may begin soon on the Bass Street fountain in downtown Moline. Tuesday night the city council will consider spending up to 37,000 dollars as its share of the cost.

The total cost to repair the fountain, first installed about 15 years ago, is estimated at 82,000 dollars. The Special Service Area, which raises money for downtown projects, would contribute 45,000 dollars for the project.

Aldermen will consider appropriating 29,000 dollars from money set aside for contingency projects, and have city crews demolish the existing fountain - equal to about 7,000 dollars. 

Work might begin as soon as next month. 

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.