Central Park Fountain Will be Fixed and RestoredWritten by Theresa Rose on April 9, 2015
The Ed King Memorial Fountain in the Mt. Pleasant Central Park will be in operation again this spring and summer. But when fall comes it will be dismantled and taken to Alabama for the winter. The city has decided to send the landmark to Robinson Iron to have it refurbished. It will be brought back ready for operation in the spring of 2016. Robinson Iron built the fountain and at the city’s request recently came to inspect it. It was determined the fountain’s problems can be fixed at a cost of $49,000 dollars. There will be some additional project costs like dismantling the fountain so it can be transported, electrical and water disconnection and hook-up and whatever unknown issues that may be come up. The work will be paid for with funds from the Vi King memorial contribution. The estate of the late Mayor Ed King’s wife recently presented to the city $100,000 for the care and future maintenance of the memorial to the slain mayor. Ed King was shot and killed by an angry citizen during a city council meeting 29 years ago.