Wednesday, March 30, 2011

J.C. Nichols and Women's Leadership Fountain damaged by thieves, will cost $85,000 to repair

Posted By on Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 12:30 PM

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Is there a lower class of thief than a copper thief? The Star reported this morning that two of Kansas City's iconic fountains were damaged by thieves overnight. And it's going to cost the city $85,000 to repair.

About $25,000 worth of lights were stolen from the J.C. Nichols Fountain and the Women's Leadership Fountain, which also suffered about $60,000 in concrete damage. Superintendent of Parks Forest Decker told the Star that he believed the thieves were after aluminum, copper or bronze fittings on the lights. Thanks a lot, dicks.



Decker told the Star that it's hoped both fountains will be fully operational by the end of April. The J.C. Nichols Fountain will be running -- without lights -- on Fountain Day (April 12, if you didn't already have your calendars marked).  The Women's Leadership Fountain won't be ready by then because it'll need

"extensive repairs."



We just can't have anything nice around here.


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