City council to consider renovation for Ballingal Park Fountain

Ballingal Park Fountain

The Ottumwa City Council will be considering the plans and specifications for the renovation of the Ballingal Park Fountain at Tuesday's regular meeting.

The fountain sits adjacent to the Wapello County Historic Museum and the Amtrak depot.

â??What we're looking at is a complete renovation of the fountain structure, not just the piping, but the pumps that squirt the water,â?? Tom Rodgers, Public Information Officer said. â??We'll be restoring some of the lighting features that folks may have remembered from years past and hopefully make it more of a draw for the community and also for visitors.â??

Rodgers says the project will cost an estimated $53,000, and the funds will come from a variety of grant funding and outside sources.