City Council Ponders Redfield Parkway Pillars
Written by Dan Fischer on November 28, 2017
Batavia City Council discusses possible repairs to pillars at the Redfield Parkway Entrance and how to pay for them.
A few months ago Council was made aware of the deteriorating condition of the pillars, which consist of two inner gateway-monument style pillars and two outer posts.
Some of the structure sits on public property and some on private.
Redfield Parkway resident Jim Owen, known as “the Mayor of Redfield Parkway,” has offered to sell the part of his pillar property to aid in repairs.
“Because of my generosity, I would sell it to the City for a dollar so the pillars could be restored, and I would also give the dollar so they can pay me for that amount. That, as they would say, it’s now public notice.”
Owen along with several other residents stressed the importance of keeping the historical structure in good shape.
City Manager Jason Molino said he would have detailed information about possible repairs by the January Conference meeting.
He said a decision could be reached by spring and put out for bid.