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    Oakmont wall restoration project to start in early July, traffic to be altered near Verona border – TribLIVE - June 17, 2020 by Mr HomeBuilder

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    Black Lives Matter mural painted on retaining wall in Downtown Pittsburgh – WTAE Pittsburgh - June 17, 2020 by Mr HomeBuilder

    Black Lives Matter mural painted on retaining wall in Downtown Pittsburgh

    Updated: 8:24 PM EDT Jun 9, 2020

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    CONTROVERSY. PITTSBURGHS TRIBUTE TO THE NATIONAL MOVEMENT WAS INITALY PAINTED SATURDAY BY TWO WHITE ARTISTS FROM PHILADELPHIA. >> THERE WERE BLACK ARTISTS THAT HAD BEEN REACHED OUT TO THAT HAD CANCELED WHICH IS FINE. ANDREW: NOT HAVING BLACK ARTISTS, BLACK PITTSBURGH ARTISTS, DID NOT SIT WELL WITH THE CITYS BLACK ARTISTIC COMMUNITY. >> UPSET, DISAPPOINTED A LOT OF , DIFFERENT THINGS BUT I DO KNOW IT WAS SOMETHING THAT CAN BE FIXED AND SOMETHING THAT NEEDED ACTION TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF IT. ANDREW: THE TWO ARTISTS, FROM OPPOSITE ENDS OF THE STATE, HAVE SINCE CONNECTED AND CLEARED UP THE MISCOMMUNICATION. >> I AM FORTUNATE AND HAPPY THAT CAMERON AND ME HAVE REACHED OUT TO EACH OTHER AND TALKED AND ALREADY ITS BEEN A COUPLE OF HOURS BUT ALREADY ITS MUCH MORE VIVID AND I THINK ITS GOING TO BE MUCH MORE OF A POSITIVE THING . ANDREW: TONIGHT, OVER 25 LOCAL BLACK ARTISTS JOINED LENT THIER TALENTS, ADDING A PITTSBURGH PERSPECTIVE TO THIS PIECE OF ART. >> IT WAS NOT HANDLED THE BEST WAY AND NOT HANDLED THE WORST WAY BUT I DO THINK IT WAS A STEP FORWARD AND WHAT WE DOING TODAY IS A GOOD ICING ON THE CAKE. ANDREW: PITTSBURGHS ACTION N

    Black Lives Matter mural painted on retaining wall in Downtown Pittsburgh

    Updated: 8:24 PM EDT Jun 9, 2020

    Black Lives Matter is a statement that is being heard and seen throughout the nation.In Pittsburgh, a large "Black Lives Matter" mural has been painted on a retaining wall along the Allegheny River. It includes portraits of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and Antwon Rose.See the mural in the video player above.Drivers can see the large mural as they cross the Fort Duquesne Bridge onto the Fort Pitt Bridge. It's also visible from the North Shore area near PNC Park.Mayor Bill Peduto's office says it welcomes the mural and has asked Public Works crews not to paint over it.

    Black Lives Matter is a statement that is being heard and seen throughout the nation.

    In Pittsburgh, a large "Black Lives Matter" mural has been painted on a retaining wall along the Allegheny River. It includes portraits of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and Antwon Rose.

    See the mural in the video player above.

    Drivers can see the large mural as they cross the Fort Duquesne Bridge onto the Fort Pitt Bridge. It's also visible from the North Shore area near PNC Park.

    Mayor Bill Peduto's office says it welcomes the mural and has asked Public Works crews not to paint over it.

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    SF ‘Karen’ Filmed Confronting Pacific Heights Man Over Writing ‘Black Lives Matter’ on His Property – SFist - June 17, 2020 by Mr HomeBuilder

    Alas, it looks like New York City's Amy Cooper, who called the police on a black Harvard-educated bird watcher in Central Park back in May, might be upstaged by San Francisco skincare CEO Lisa Alexander after she was filmed criticizing a local man for writing "Black Lives Matter" outside his home.

    In the day-and-age of smartphones and social media platforms, scenes of Karen-ness are on full display. One of the more recent episodes of the meme-able conduct? The CEO of the luxury skincare line LAFACE accusing a Pacific Heights man of vandalizing... his own property.

    According to KRON4, James Juanillo, a "proud Filipino," was writing "Black Lives Matter" in yellow chalk on a gunmetal gray retaining wall at the home he's lived in since 2002 when Alexander began accusing him of defacing someone else's property with wash away calcium carbonate, mind you. During the filmed confrontation, Alexander is heard threatening to call the police on Juanillo: "[I would] be more than happy to talk to them," he retorted.

    Lisa who was not wearing a face-covering during the entire ordeal, ignoring one of the Citys foremost social-distancing policies continues to scold Juanillo in the video for "expressing his beliefs" in a way that's not respectful of the renter or homeowner, saying she knows the folks that live there.

    Which, again, would include him.

    Juanillo later told the media company Storyful that when police came, on-site officers recognized him immediately as a resident of the house; they never left their patrol car nor even bothered to ask for his ID.

    Robert, her apparent partner according to individuals on Nextdoor, was seen filming from a distance and siding with Lisa as she proceeded to accuse Juanillo of criminal conduct.

    Per SFGate, LAFACE is an independent skincare line described as an "anti-aging luxury natural and organic VEGAN skincare line [that] is extremely effective for all skin types"; Alexander has since been removed from the company and all mention of her name is no longer found on the website.

    In response to the CEO's actions, the monthly subscription makeup mogul Birchbox formally cut ties with LAFACE over the weekend, saying in a tweet "we condemn the actions of Lisa Alexander" and explained that they "have not worked with LAFACE for several years," adding "we've removed their products from [Birchbox's] website."

    In the clip's waning seconds, Juanillo can be heard saying "and that, people, is why black lives matter" as Karen leaves to call police. And with New York state lawmakers, including Governor Cuomo, pushing to pass the Amy Cooper bill against false 911 accusations, is California next in line for a Karen-inspired piece of legislation?

    The now-viral video's amassed north of 12 million views since it was posted on June 11 at 9:13 a.m. on Twitter.

    Update: Alexander has issued an apology, saying she would love to have coffee with Juanillo and work on continuing to "learn and grow and be a better person."

    "I want to apologize directly to Mr. Juanillo. There are not enough words to describe how truly sorry I am for being disrespectful to him last Tuesday when I made the decision to question him about what he was doing in front of his home, she writes. I should have minded my own business. The last 48 hours has taught me that my actions were those of someone who is not aware of the damage caused by being ignorant and naive to racial inequalities.

    When I watch the video I am shocked and sad that I behaved the way I did. It was disrespectful to Mr. Juanillo and I am deeply sorry for that. I did not realize at the time that my actions were racist and have learned a painful lesson. I am taking a hard look at the meaning behind white privilege and am committed to growing from this experience."

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    Second night of unrest in St. Cloud leads to nearly 40 arrests – KARE11.com - June 17, 2020 by Mr HomeBuilder

    Monday night into Tuesday morning, officers arrested 37 adults and two juveniles related to unlawful assembly.

    ST. CLOUD, Minn. For a second night in a row, crowds clashed with police in St. Cloud.

    Monday night into Tuesday morning, officers arrested 37 adults and two juveniles related to unlawful assembly. One adult was taken into custody on burglary charges related to the looting of Southtown Liquor. According to St. Cloud Assistant Police Chief Jeffrey Oxton, that adult is part of the 37 adults mentioned which means a total of 39 were arrested.

    Monday night at 10:20 p.m. officers responded to a report of multiple gunshots heard near 9th Avenue and University Drive S. Police say they didn't find any victims but while investigating, a crowd of up to 200 gathered in the area. According to St. Cloud police, Southtown Liquor was being broken into and looted around 11 p.m. - surveillance video from inside the store shows about a dozen people rush in and leave as quickly as they arrived.

    A mandatory warning to disperse was given because the gathering had turned into an "unlawful assembly," according to police. Police said rocks were being thrown and the crowd showed no signs of dispersing so they ultimately used tear gas to break them up.

    For the next four hours, police responded to multiple reports including gunshots fired, assaults within the crowd and three dumpster fires.

    "Somewhere between 2 and maybe 3 a.m. we started hearing flash bangs going off and the tear gas getting shot," said Kevin McCarthy, who lives near Southtown Liquor.

    Bhavik Patel, owner of St. Cloud Liquor and Stop-N-Go gas station, said four people broke into his store around 3:30 a.m. His security system alerted him to the break-in. One person used a cinder block to smash his front door while another used an axe to break another window. They stole cash from the register, lottery scratch-offs and liquor. But Patel said it'll cost the most to fix the damage.

    "We have to go through so much ... trying to clean it up, calling insurance and closing the business down for a few hours and losing the loss of business. It's just, it's not worth it for a couple hundred dollars," said Patel, referring to how much money was stolen from the register.

    The unrest started Monday morning when social media rumors spread that officers had shot two Black men. That was false. What really happened, according to the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, was that an officer was shot in the hand while arresting an 18-year-old suspect. Police say no officers returned fire, and the suspect was taken into custody.

    At a press conference Monday morning, police and community leaders emphasized that the shooting had not been fatal, and reminded the community that the spread of misinformation on social media can be dangerous.

    "I'm not a big fan of social media. I know it has its benefits. I don't subscribe to it and this is a good reason why people need to breathe and think before they react," said Sam DeLeo of Kramer Leas DeLeo Land Surveying and Engineering.

    DeLeo's building is right next to the police department and was vandalized Monday morning. He arrived at work to find two of the side windows broken, the front window chipped and his work truck vandalized.

    "It caused a lot of damage and this will all come out of my pocket because our deductible is fairly high in the building and the vehicle so it's a loss for us," DeLeo said.

    Patel said he's unsure how much the damage will cost him but said, "We are here trying to make a living, trying to provide for the family. We're doing our part in the community and we are the ones getting hit the most... It's sad to say but the cause is great but then there are others that are just doing this for the wrong reasons."

    During the unrest, one person in the crowd was assaulted and needed medical attention. A witness to the assault told KARE 11 that the man had been pushed backwards off a retaining wall and stomped on his head. The witness said he wasn't moving when he was carried away. Police say he was taken to the hospital and ultimately was able to leave.

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    Section of N. Holly Road to close June 22 – Fenton Tri County Times - June 17, 2020 by Mr HomeBuilder

    The Road Commissions for Oakland County (RCOC) expects to close N. Holly Road between Grange Hall Road and Belford Road next Monday, June 22, in the village of Holly and Holly Township. The work is part of the larger resurfacing of North Holly Road from Grange Hall Road north to the Genesee County line.

    During the Grange Hall to Belford closure, traffic accessing homes and businesses within the closed section will be allowed to travel to and from their destinations. The detour for through traffic will be Grange Hall Road to Dixie Highway to Baldwin Road (in Genesee County) and back to N. Holly Road and vice versa.

    The closure of this section of N. Holly Road is expected to last until approximately Sept. 1. At that point, the closure will shift to the section of N. Holly from Belford Road north to the county line.

    Traffic traveling to and from the Great Lakes National Cemetery on Belford Road east of N. Holly Road should access the cemetery via N. Holly Road north of Belford Road during the Grange Hall to Belford closure.

    The approximately $4.3-million project is funded by a special federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant with the remainder shared by RCOC and Holly Township.

    4.5 miles of asphalt resurfacing

    Improved sight distances

    Guardrail installation

    High-friction pavement treatment at significant curves to improve safety

    Reconstruction of the retaining wall at the N. Holly Road/Belford Road intersection

    Raising the elevation of the road in three locations to improve drainage

    The project should be largely done and the road fully re-opened to traffic by mid-October, with landscape restoration completed by Nov. 7. For more information, visit the project page at rcocweb.org/536/Holly-Road.

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    From McMinnville to the MLB: Coaches reflect on Kade Mechals journey – OregonLive - June 17, 2020 by Mr HomeBuilder

    When he got the text, Jordan Harlow was building a retaining wall in the backyard of his new house. Harlow had watched the first round of the MLB draft the night before, but he wasnt thinking about it now. The 2020 draft was cut to five rounds as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, leaving many players suddenly unsure of their future.

    So the former McMinnville High School coach wasnt thinking about the lanky pitcher he met when he took the head coaching job.

    But when the text from Linfield College head coach Dan Spencer where Harlow now works as an assistant came through Thursday, Harlow had to read it a couple times, just to make sure it was real.

    Hey, Kade Mechals just went in the fourth round, the text from Spencer said.

    Harlow chucked and smiled. The player he had helped develop had been drafted by the Chicago White Sox.

    I just couldnt have been happier," Harlow said. "I was ecstatic for him and his parents and his family. It just couldnt have happened to a better kid and I just had a moment of just gratefulness for being able to coach him.

    Current McMinnville head coach Todd Peterson remembers Mechals coming to baseball camps as an elementary school kid. Peterson worked those camps when he was a high school player at McMinnville, graduating in 2005, and remembers Mechals always being passionate for baseball, and always wanting to learn more.

    He remembers Mechals staying after McMinnville games wanting autographs from the players. Mechals mom, Jody, was one of Petersons high school teachers, and said her son loved watching Peterson play. In those days, those were the stars Mechals always wanted to be.

    And when Harlow got the McMinnville job the summer before Mechals sophomore year, that little kid was wearing the uniform hed always looked up to, even if he didnt seem that much more grown up.

    Even as a sophomore in high school, he looked like he was about 12 years old, Harlow said. Amongst his friends and the other coaches, he just always had this kind of boyish look to him and that was his personality, too. He was just like a 12-year-old kid all the time.

    Harlow said Mechals was under-sized, under-developed and slow-footed his sophomore year. But he was on the varsity team anyway. For Harlow, it was Mechals intelligent play on the field, and love for the game that earned him a spot despite his physical stature.

    His body just had to catch up to his ability.

    So Mechals spent extra time in the weight room. He spent extra time doing drills after practice. When most slept in on New Years Day, Mechals sent a text to Harlow asking to go practice. He fit into all the clichs of a hardworking athlete.

    But Harlow didnt see Mechals as a future pro just yet.

    It took two years and two transfers for Mechals to finally settle into his college career.

    Mechals committed to Western Oregon University, where he pitched as the closer. He had nine saves and a 1.59 ERA. He stuck out 37 batters in 22.2 innings of work.

    As a sophomore, he transferred to Skagit Valley College, a community college in Mount Vernon, Washington. Ultimately, he dreamed of playing Division I baseball. With a year of community college, he could make the jump to join a Division I team as a junior.

    At Skagit Valley in 2018 he made eight starts and pitched to a 1.72 ERA. He stuck out 77 batters in 47 innings and led the Northwest Athletic Conference in batting average against. That summer, he went to the Cape Cod League, college baseballs top summer league, to pitch for the Orleans Firebirds.

    That got him ready to pitch at the Division I level, and Mechals transferred to Grand Canyon University.

    At 5-foot-11 and 185 pounds, Mechals was still slightly undersized at Grand Canyon. But the numbers he had produced at lower levels continued.

    As a junior, Mechals had an 11-1 record and a 2.16 ERA. In 91.2 innings, he struck out 100 batters against 35 walks.

    Those numbers resulted in Mechals being selected by the Miami Marlins in the 40th round of the 2019 MLB draft. Just like many other juniors selected in the late rounds, Mechals chose to return to school, looking for a chance to improve his draft stock and make a larger signing bonus as a result.

    Even in the shortened 2020 season, Mechals managed three starts and pitched to a 2.35 ERA. His .164 batting average against was the best on the team.

    Now having produced strong numbers at the Division I level for two years, Harlow believes scouts had seen enough to look past Mechals size and instead at his numbers and his ability. In college, Mechals developed a swing-and-miss slider along with a changeup that vastly improved over his college career.

    It was good enough to look past his Tommy John surgery this spring.

    In a normal year, Harlow would have been very confident Mechals would be drafted.

    But with the injury set to keep Mechals out for at least the next year, Harlow wasnt sure if a team would take a risk with one of its few draft picks.

    The White Sox took that risk, selecting Mechals in the fourth round with the 112th overall pick.

    Harlow stopped working on the retaining wall when he heard the news. He ran inside to find his wife and tell her, too.

    I think I heard her jaw hit the floor probably as quickly or quicker than mine, Harlow said.

    Harlow called Mechals soon after he was selected. It was the first time they had talked since March. They only talked for around five minutes. He knew Mechals was celebrating, but he had to say how proud he was.

    I had Kade in class, as a teacher at the high school, Harlow said. All those memories come flooding back and you remember how hard he worked, and the things that he did on the field. So then when you get to see that come together for him, it's just an amazing feeling.

    That elementary school kid, wide eyed and dreaming of the future as he looked on at McMinnville games, had made it to the MLB draft. Years later, the roles are flipped. Now young kids want to be like Mechals.

    "Its incredible what he has accomplished in his baseball career, Peterson wrote in an email. Looks like there will be a lot of young Grizzly ball players seeking Kades autograph now!

    -- Matt Cohen, mcohen@oregonian.com

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    Khami Capital of the Kingdom of Butua – HeritageDaily - June 17, 2020 by Mr HomeBuilder

    Khami is an archaeological site and former capital of the Kalanga Kingdom of Butua near Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.

    The Kingdom of Butua emerged after the collapse of Great Zimbabwe in the mid-16th century into a Tolwa state around AD 1640. The Kingdom was ruled by the Tolwa dynasty, whos prosperity came from trading gold and cattle with Arab and Portuguese traders.

    Khami was built on a granite hilltop, west of the Khami River on a complex series of circular and terraced platforms rising to a height between 2-7 metres. The overall complex features seven built-up areas that were occupied by the Tolwa rulers, with open areas in the valley beneath for their subjects who lived in dhaka (clay) structures surrounded by a series of granite walls. The overall site covered an area of 266 acres, making Khami one of the largest urban cities in all of Africa at the time.

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    The development of Khami architecture was based on a modified style of drystone walls, most distinctly seen in a check and cord style retaining wall that is 6m in height and runs in length for 68 metres. Archaeologists have suggested this style was inherited from construction techniques used at Great Zimbabwe and adapted.

    The archaeological remains show a trading connection that spanned all of Eurasia, with artefacts such as 15th and 17th-century Spanish porcelain, Ming porcelain and Rhineland stoneware. Local artefacts also found includes ritual drinking pots, iron and bronze weapons, copper objects and ivory divining pieces.

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    The wealth of the Torwa state was envied by the Rozwi, a powerful collection of Shona states that was led by Changamire Dombo, and his son Kambgun Dombo. They invaded Khami around AD 1683 AD and established their own Rozvi Empire bringing most of present-day Zimbabwe under their control, centred on Dhlodhlo (Dananombe).

    In 1937, Khami was proclaimed a National Monument in recognition of its importance in the prehistory of the country. Since then, the site was acknowledged as universally outstanding, leading to its proclamation as a World Heritage Site in 1986.

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    Keeping stains off the patio this summer: Tips from EP Henry – Benzinga - June 17, 2020 by Mr HomeBuilder

    As homeowners anticipate more use of their outdoor spaces during "staycation summer," they should expect higher wear and tear for surfaces like patios, driveways and pool decks. That includes more potential for stains to mar the look of those surfaces especially for families with kids and pets, and those who enjoy outdoor dining.

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    As homeowners anticipate more use of their outdoor spaces during "staycation summer," they should expect higher wear and tear for surfaces like patios, driveways and pool decks. That includes more potential for stains to mar the look of those surfaces especially for families with kids and pets, and those who enjoy outdoor dining.

    Nature's bold colors are beautiful, but they can also stain patios. Cherry and other tree fruits, dark bird droppings, pet accidents and wet leaves left too long in the hot sun are typical offenders. Common manmade spills include wine and other colored beverages, motor oil and acidic foods such as barbecue sauce. And pavers can lose their color and vibrancy over time due to acid rain erosion and UV ray fading.

    For those with existing paved surfaces, experts recommend a regular regimen of sweeping or leaf blowing, hosing down, and washing with a mild soap like Simple Green. Power washing on the fan spray setting held waist-high is usually an acceptable option, but never on the stream setting. Pavers should be checked from time to time for mold or mildew stains.

    But for homeowners looking to replace or build a new patio, the good news is that today's technology makes it easier to prevent some stains from the start. EP Henry's line of ColorTech pavers features a factory-applied integral sealer that enriches and locks in the paver's natural beauty without needing to apply a separate sealant. That adds a layer of protection for resisting the most common stains along with acid rain erosion and fading from the sun's UV rays.

    "ColorTech pavers come right off the pallet with super-rich color and are a great solution for families looking for ways to prevent or minimize staining and fading," says Brad Schwark, owner of All Green Lawn and Landscaping based in Freehold, NJ. "Usually you have to wait for a year before applying sealer to let the pavers go through the efflorescence stage but of course, that leaves a year of risk for families with kids. I do recommend ColorTech pavers because we've had great results with them."

    With ColorTech, most accidental spills bead off like a waxed car for easy clean-up instead of bleeding into the paver material. And the integral sealer's UV protection stabilizes the color to make it more fade-resistant. The technology is now incorporated as a standard feature in the company's Premiere Collection of Bristol Stone, Chiseled Stone and Belmont pavers as well as in their new Cast Stone Paving and Wall Cap options.

    About EP Henry

    EP Henry is the oldest American family-owned and operated manufacturer of unit concrete products in North America. Based in Woodbury, New Jersey, EP Henry manufactures a wide range of Hardscaping paving stone and retaining wall products, including ECO pavers and their new line of ColorTech integrally sealed paving stones offering advanced protection and enhanced color. EP Henry also offers outdoor kitchen kits, garden wall solutions, design ideas and more to homeowners throughout the Mid-Atlantic states. For more information, visit EPHenry.com or call 800-44-HENRY (800-444-3679).

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    Black Lives Matter and George Floyd protest across the United States and the world – live updates – NewsDio - June 17, 2020 by Mr HomeBuilder

    James Juanillo was confronted by two white people on the street for stamping "Black Lives Matter" with chalk in front of his San Francisco home, an incident Juanillo recorded in a now viral video.

    The couple questioned Juanillo and then called the police.

    Speaking to CNN's Don Lemon, Juanillo said he believes he was arrested "because of the color of my skin."

    Juanillo said the Black Lives Matter "should resonate with all Americans because Black Lives Matter is about equality."

    "As a first-generation Filipino-American, you have to fight for that," he said. "And as a gay man, we fight every day for recognition, visibility, equality. So the reason BLM resonates with me is because I've been fighting for equality all my life."

    The woman in the video who confronted Juanillo, Lisa Alexander, issued a statement apologizing for the incident.

    "I want to apologize directly to Mr. Juanillo. There are not enough words to describe how sorry I am that I was disrespectful to him last Tuesday when I made the decision I should have taken care of my own business," the statement said. ."I did not realize at the time that my actions were racist and I have learned a painful lesson. I am carefully analyzing the meaning behind white privilege and I am committed to growing from this experience."

    Juanillo said that "this can be a really teachable moment for all of us."

    "I hope that if she offers an apology backed by action, backed by fighting on the right side versus fighting on the wrong side. If she uses her platform to acknowledge that she is racist and wrong, that will be powerful." "

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    Beaver Dam to apply again for grant to replace river retaining wall – Beaver Dam Daily Citizen - May 24, 2020 by Mr HomeBuilder

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    The Beaver Dam River flows past the Watermark in downtown Beaver Dam. The city is seeking a grant to fix up the retaining wall that is failing.

    The city of Beaver Dam will seek a grant to deal with the tipped-in river wall once again. City takes another swing at DNR funds

    Beaver Dam Common Council approved authorizing the submission of an application the the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources for an outdoor recreation grant that would help fund the project which is focused on dealing with the aging retaining walls along the river that are caving into the river. There also would be improvements to the riverwalk area including the addition of a kayak launch.

    The city has previously applied for the grant to improve the area near the South Tower Lot and was denied.

    Mayor Becky Glewen said that the department requested the city include something like an access point to the river that people with disabilities can use for the grant to be approved.

    We were trying to take care of the walls tipping in on the river but the DNR is looking for outdoor opportunities, Glewen said.

    Council members Ken Anderson and Mick Fisher voted no on the application, according to the citys record of the meeting. Fisher expressed concerns about how the city would cover the rest of the cost.

    Council President Cris Olson said the wall needs repairs so whatever the city can do to get supplementary funds would be helpful to the taxpayers.

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