Plymouth fountain to remain shut down for the foreseeable future

March 18, 2018 by  

Sometimes, when things don’t work quite as they should, it’s best to start over from scratch. That is the case with the fountain in Kellogg Park in Plymouth.

The fountain had some mechanical problems on a pretty regular basis. The constant need for maintenance and repair led the city to shut down the fountain at the end of 2017.

Now it looks like the fountain, long a favorite background for wedding, birthday and graduation photos, will be turned off for the spring and summer season. It is possible that it will remain shut down through the end of the year and into next year as well.

Currently, town officials are collecting bids from companies who want to work on repairing and restoring the fountain. The Plymouth Downtown Development Authority will be accepting bids until March 27.

Cities that are looking for companies to submit proposals and bids for projects can use printing services to specify the details of the project and what the cities would like to see in the proposals.

In Plymouth, the cost of the fountain repair will be covered by the Wilcox Foundation. Jack Wilcox made a donation to the city to go towards the cost of a new fountain, made in honor of his parents. The budget set aside for the fountain repair is $700,000, so officials are hoping that the bids they receive will be for that amount or less.