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November 25, 2015 - 1:47pm

Laying the foundation for the City's Centennial legacy gift - a sundial

posted by Billie Owens in batavia, sundial, centennial.

A worker is preparing the foundation for a sundial so it can be permanently placed in the plaza in front of Batavia City Hall.

The Batavia Centennial Committee and its Legacy Sponsors are going to present the sundial as a gift to the city.

The sculpture, designed by local architect Ed Smart, is made of steel and teak, with stainless steel lettering, and is said to be virtually maintenance free. It costs $15,000 to $20,000 and is being paid for by the contributions several local businesses made to the Centennial Celebration as "Legacy Sponsors."

There's no expense to the city. The City Council has already approve placement of the sculpture on city property.

Brenda Ranney
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Between the Clock that's already there and now the Sun Dial, add in the Rocket Car, made me think of Back to the Future. Maybe it's the little things that will bring Batavia back.
Here's to all the pieces of the pie big & small.

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Why are they wasting money on a sundial? There is already a clock at City Hall. I am sure someone will come along and destroy it. And WHO okayed this thing?? Did the tax payers okay it? This is the first I have heard about it! What a waste!

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Tina, the money for this and the sundial were donated. No cost to you.

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Since when is any wood placed out or doors maintenence free. When I was in the Navy my Subtender had teakwood decks. 10x10 teakwood. it's strong and sturdy but still has a weakness to water, salt and sun as any other wood has. Anyone wanna bet on the lifespan of this Sundial's wood...... I say about 6 yrs...

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Kyle, the wood footbridge over the Tonawanda Creek near the Holland Land Office is wood and has been almost maintenance free for decades.

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It would be nice to know the names of the businesses that donated money to make the city a better place.

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Wow, Charlie Mallow lives!

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